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Wyllie will become Redskins' senior vice president


Tony Wyllie, the top public relations official of the Houston Texans, will join the Redskins, replacing Karl Swanson as senior vice president.

Wyllie, who has spent the last 10 seasons as the Texans' vice president of communications and will focus on public relations with the Redskins, was not immediately available for comment. He was the NFL's youngest public relations director when he joined the Tennessee Oilers in 1998. Two years later, he joined the Texans' staff in Houston, where he was raised and attended Texas Southern University.

Wyllie and his staff earned the Pete Rozelle Award, presented annually by Pro Football Writers of America to the league's top PR staff, a total of four times, including twice with the Texans (2004 and 2007).

By Rick Maese  |  May 4, 2010; 12:19 PM ET
 
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Great move....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

AHHHHLAAAA Peanut butter and jelly sanwiches!

Posted by: leevi98 | May 4, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

yay

Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

unless he can catch touchdowns, intercept passes or block defensive linemen, then I don't really care a whole lot.

Posted by: isonic1 | May 4, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Forgot they were the Tennessee Oilers for a year. That sounds almost as stupid as Washington Wizards.

I'm for any and all changes at the top levels of the organization. It all trickles down to a changed atmosphere and better work environment.

Posted by: Section104 | May 4, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

This is GREAT news! I've been calling for Wyllie since I heard about Swanson's departure. This guy is amazing! You gotta read some of his press releases. He makes nonsense and bs sound SO Fing Good! It's almost like you're really reading information, sometimes! Amazing!

Great Pick Up!

Way to go Danny! FINALLY!!!

(Anybody know his 40 time?)

Posted by: Thinker_ | May 4, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

wait, is he not playing RT....nevermind...forget it....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

when is the entire scouting and personnel evaluation staff going to get canned?

Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Great move....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1

I agree. Got a sense the last PR guy made Danny comfortable with some of his poorest management issues. A good PR guy can have a considerable impact on an organization.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

talk about Fast Wyllie!

This guy didn't waste any time, huh?!

Sheez.

Posted by: Thinker_ | May 4, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

And this Wyllie fellow ... how you do pronounce his last name?

Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

"One objection to the cuts is that I think we could have gotten some compensation for Monty and MM. A 7th round pick in 2013 is better than zip."


What's the level of compensation for a defensive tackle who never played and a receiver who doesn't have touchdowns?

Zip, nada

That's what.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

... a 7th round pick in 2013 is better than zip.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 12:53 PM

This is Marko Mitchell we're talking about, not Jason Campbell.

Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

when is the entire scouting and personnel evaluation staff going to get canned?

Posted by: dcsween


I'm not to sure if these people even exist.

Who are they? Who's the head or lead scout?


Redskins Scouting Department = Season Tix Waiting List


Both are a myth.


Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

"What's the level of compensation for a defensive tackle who never played and a receiver who doesn't have touchdowns?

Zip, nada

That's what.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse"

I guess it's like buying a new car. As soon as you drive that car off the lot (or select the draft pick) it immediately goes down in value.

Peculiar, isn't it? A 7th round draft pick not being worth a 7th round draft pick a year later.

Meanwhile, we've got PR control from the Redskins trying to convince us that Jeremy Jarmon was worth a 2010 3rd round pick.

Posted by: psps23 | May 4, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

what about bigfoot, the easter bunny, loch ness monster, and the abomidable snowman...don't tell me those are myths too....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

... a 7th round pick in 2013 is better than zip.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 12:53 PM

This is Marko Mitchell we're talking about, not Jason Campbell.

Posted by: dcsween

He was good enough to make a roster and has some decent tape.

Most 7th round picks never make a roster. Same with Monty -- not a good fit in DC, but enough talent to make a team. Get a 6th or 7th pick (even conditional).

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Sween -

Willie....

Since he is Black, he can't help how his Momma choose to spell his name....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 4, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

On the topic discussed earlier today about diversity and opportunities in NFL front offices, I note that, based on google images, the color of Tony Wyllie's skin is ... um ... Rooney.

Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Woops - Take that back. I thought that was his 1st name....Apologies..

Like Wile E Coyote...

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 4, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Since he is Black, ...

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 4, 2010 1:29 PM

There's a little girl in my daughter's class whose father is black and mother is white. She explains that this means that she herself is grey.

Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 4, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Woops - Take that back. I thought that was his 1st name....Apologies..

Like Wile E Coyote...

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 4, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

"Wile E Coyote, Super Genius!"

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 4, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, we've got PR control from the Redskins trying to convince us that Jeremy Jarmon was worth a 2010 3rd round pick.

Posted by: psps23 | May 4, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse
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I got no problem with Jarmon for a 3rd. If I could take a guy who could get on an NFL field and contribute the year before his draft, I snap him up. Nothing you can do about the injury bug when your conditioning staff is a joke.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | May 4, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

There's a little girl in my daughter's class whose father is black and mother is white. She explains that this means that she herself is grey.


Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 1:33 PM

She got techinical on y'all......Technically Yes...but we aren't techinically Black and White...

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 4, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Stand corrected from last blog, 4th..But Miami GM still ain't right..Think he was trying to psywar on an enemy receiver..."Hi, my name is Coyote, and Raven told me you need an ass-wuppin'.."

Posted by: frak | May 4, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

This is Marko Mitchell we're talking about, not Jason Campbell.

Posted by: dcsween

He was good enough to make a roster and has some decent tape.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 1:29 PM

There is a theory that his spot on the roster and his time on the field were subject to competing decision-making, i.e., that Vinny had a stake in keeping him on the roster b/c he was a draft pick and Vinny needed his draft picks to succeed ... but maybe that the coaches still felt the need to bring in additional WRs throughout the year for tryouts b/c Mitchell wasn't going to be their guy on the field.

[I concede the flaw in this theory ... that one of Vinny's higher round draft picks got cut and didn't make the roster ... even though he eventually started in the AFC championship game for the Colts.]

Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Looks regular to me....

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 4, 2010 1:33 PM

Looks like learnedhand to me.

Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

"HEY WYLLIE, WHERE'S THE CAT?? HA!"

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 4, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 9:52 AM

The biggest tell seems to escape you. "The dude's mother in law is on her death bed."

He was fired.

Posted by: Diesel44

You're both right. he was fired when Snyder learned his Mom-in-Law was on her death bed.

Posted by: TheCork | May 4, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Why aren't there more Latinos in high level positions?

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Looks like learnedhand to me.

Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 1:42 PM

BINGO

Posted by: 4thFloor | May 4, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

There is a theory that his spot on the roster and his time on the field were subject to competing decision-making, i.e., that Vinny had a stake in keeping him on the roster b/c he was a draft pick and Vinny needed his draft picks to succeed ... but maybe that the coaches still felt the need to bring in additional WRs throughout the year for tryouts b/c Mitchell wasn't going to be their guy on the field.

[I concede the flaw in this theory ... that one of Vinny's higher round draft picks got cut and didn't make the roster ... even though he eventually started in the AFC championship game for the Colts.]

Posted by: dcsween

Second flaw is that Mitchell had a strong preseason ... he appeared to have earned his spot.

If Shanahan doesn't like him, that's fine. But see if you can get something for him. 7th round picks don't usually even make a roster, so you're getting a good chance at something when you'd probably get nothing.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Why aren't there more Latinos in high level positions?

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 1:46 PM

I blame the Zendejas brothers.

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | May 4, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Good call on this guy kind of being a Learned Hand lookalike. Wonder if he'll join us for a beer next time we have a DC Shabingus. That'd be awfully nice of him.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 4, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Redskins nation wants to know... will he get a pension too?

Posted by: Vic1 | May 4, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

So now we have

"Fast" Willy Parker

"Spinning Slick" Tony Willie

"Free Willy" Haynesworth

and

"Wee Willie" Snyder.

Wow!

(Sort of gives you the willies, don't it?)

Posted by: Vic1 | May 4, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

If Shanahan doesn't like him, that's fine. But see if you can get something for him.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 1:51 PM

I imagine that they likely would have tried something like that. I don't recall that a ton of players actually got traded for picks ... and I do recall that the Skins' previously STARTING QB fetched an unreasonably low draft pick (and even that was delayed a year).

Posted by: dcsween | May 4, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

I went to McDonalds's this morning and I saw a guy that looked just like.................................................MARKO MITCHELL.

Posted by: jiza32 | May 4, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Wonder if he'll join us for a beer next time we have a DC Shabingus. That'd be awfully nice of him.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | May 4, 2010 1:54 PM

What would be nice is if he offered to hold the shabingus at his house, invited the Redskins cheerleaders to serve us cold ones. Or, better, hot wet ones. Now that's my idea of how to improve the Redskins pubic relations.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Looked at 7th round picks btwn '01 and '06. 286.

120 played more than 16 NFL games (about 40%). 39 have been multi-year starters (13%) and 3 made a Pro Bowl (1%).

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

maybe time for some Rage Against The Machine- "THE STRUCTURE OF REALITY WAS WHAT???!!!"

Posted by: frak | May 4, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Can this guy play O-line?

Posted by: jgarrisn | May 4, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Why aren't there more Latinos in high level positions?

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse


The league is finishing up the final touches on the newely developed "Rojos Rule"

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 4, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

catching up on the DVR today but decided to watch NFL Films SB XXII Film Session.

Barry Wilburn just got burned by Ricky Nattiel. oh sh*t, 7-0 Broncs.

Posted by: terrapin3 | May 4, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Here is the real question.

Does Mr. Wyllie have any power to rid us of that evil Vinny Cerrato.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 4, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Raven Caldwell just recovered Ricky Sanders' fumble on the KO return...whew.

Posted by: terrapin3 | May 4, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Why are there not more Indians(from India) in executive positions in the NFL?

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

10-0 at the end of the first. Doug Williams came back into the game after one 3-and-out series from Jay Schroeder.

Posted by: terrapin3 | May 4, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Here is the real question.

Does Mr. Wyllie have any power to rid us of that evil Vinny Cerrato.

Posted by: alex35332 | May 4, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

For those not sure of what I mean, I mean Vinny still commenting on the skins.

Also does Wyllie have the power to fire Larry?

Posted by: alex35332 | May 4, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Would an Egyptian person who moved to the United States be considered an African- American?

What exactly does it mean on forms when it says Hispanic(non-white)?

What is a non-white Hispanic? Or a white Hispanic for that matter?

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Raven Caldwell just recovered Ricky Sanders' fumble on the KO return...whew.

Posted by: terrapin3 | May 4, 2010 2:24 PM

terrapin3 = periculum ?

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse


Raven Caldwell just recovered Ricky Sanders' fumble on the KO return...whew.

Posted by: terrapin3 | May 4, 2010 2:24 PM

terrapin3 = periculum ?

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad we're getting play-by-play on a 20+ year old game. I hope I don't spoil it by telling everyone the Redskins win.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Thanx for the responses kenb and skinsfanTB.

When there aren't enough African American head coaches or FO officials, the excuse is chalked up to racism.

But when there aren't any Latino or Asian head coaches or FO officials, well it's culture, exposure etc. anything but racism.

Thirty years from now when 60+ percent of head coaches in the NFL are African American, you can bet your @ss there won't be a "rooney rule" for Caucasians.

Screaming racism typically results from lack of education. It doesn't help that education is too expensive and all the money is in entertainment nowadays. My desire for education began to fizzle when Jay-Z became successful having never passed the bar.

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"I went to McDonalds's this morning and I saw a guy that looked just like...MARKO MITCHELL."

You sure it wasn't Calvin?

Memba him?

Last week, he was moppin' the floors...

Then, he moved up to the fries...

And then when he got on, he moved on to a white girl....

(With apologies to KANYE WEST.)

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

Alvin Walton with the sack...

play action up top...it's Sanders at the 30, touchdown, Washington Redskins, 80 yards...

26 yards to Gary Clark, TD
58 yard TD run by Timmy Smith on Counter-Trey right
50 yarder to Sanders, TD

Barry Wilburn with the pick...

8 yard TD, Williams to Clint Didier

WOW......

Posted by: terrapin3 | May 4, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

damn, i figured it'd bring a smile to everyone's face...

never mind, then.

Posted by: terrapin3 | May 4, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

damn, i figured it'd bring a smile to everyone's face...

never mind, then.

Posted by: terrapin3 | May 4, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

I apologize. I would like to hear the play-by-play of Sean Taylor returning the fumble against Philly in '05.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

"My desire for education began to fizzle when Jay-Z became successful having never passed the bar."


But he's not a lawyer, so why would he have to do that?

Why not become a successful music mogul?

We all know how easy that is.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Gibril Wilson tries out for Bengals too
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on May 4, 2010 2:27 PM ET
Pacman Jones had company during his tryout in Cincinnati Tuesday.

Former Giants/Raiders/Dolphins safety Gibril Wilson was in the house, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Wilson has been one of the highest paid safeties in football the last two years, but has been released twice. The Bengals hosted former Cowboy Ken Hamlin last week.


Gibril Wilson? Why is a free safety neither free or safe? Discuss amongst yourselves.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Wow, thought for sure I'd get a laugh out of an ALF reference...

Posted by: Rypien11 | May 4, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Why not become a successful music mogul?

We all know how easy that is.

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2010 2:43 PM

`

Actually pipe dreams led me to throw away my education to pursue the aforementioned. Now that I've failed at both, what do I have left?

my pipe.

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

He was good enough to make a roster and has some decent tape.

Most 7th round picks never make a roster. Same with Monty -- not a good fit in DC, but enough talent to make a team. Get a 6th or 7th pick (even conditional).

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

If Marko's tape from last year had been decent, I'm betting that he wouldn't have been cut. The guy appeared in 10 games and had 4 catches for 32 yards. How "decent" could his tape have been? As for trading Mitchell and Montgomery, no team is going to give you anything for marginal players at this time of year because of the possibility of just what happened here; that the players would get cut and could then be picked up for nothing.

Posted by: rbpalmer | May 4, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

that the players would get cut and could then be picked up for nothing.

Posted by: rbpalmer | May 4, 2010 2:48 PM

Risky. If more than one team wants the player, he gets claimed off waivers and he goes to the team with the worst record. So, if you're Indianapolis and you see Marko as filling a need, then .... you need to take the Wonderlic again.

This is how we got Erasmus James from Minny a few years ago for a seventh round pick. Of course, Erasmus James was a first round pick who'd had a decent rookie year and was coming off an injury. Marko Mitchell? I still think more than one team will claim him off waivers, but then I'm not a Talent_Evaluator.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

"I went to McDonalds's this morning and I saw a guy that looked just like...MARKO MITCHELL."

You sure it wasn't Calvin?

Memba him?

Last week, he was moppin' the floors...

Then, he moved up to the fries...

And then when he got on, he moved on to a white girl....

(With apologies to KANYE WEST.)

Posted by: MistaMoe | May 4, 2010 2:35 PM |

Yeah, but then he got robbed by Charlie Murphy and lost his apartment..

Posted by: jiza32 | May 4, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

So I haven't heard much on here about how Alan Faneca signed with Arizona when he could have addressed a real need on the O-line nor anything about how Darren Sharper resigned with New Orleans without even a rumour that he was considered by the Skins. He would have addressed a big need, too.

Still no one being brought in to bolster the O-line when we haven't made many changes there this offseason. (TWilliams may or may not pan out this year...or ever. The other 2 O-line draftees are probably headed to the practice squad. Other than that, we added Hicks, who should be there strictly as a backup, and a few other no-namers)

Anyone else concerned that we haven't brought in true competition here? What's going on FO and what do you intend to do to address this insufficiency?

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 4, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I still think more than one team will claim him off waivers, but then I'm not a Talent_Evaluator.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, I remember him. His greatest talent was being a functioning retard if I recall correctly. That and continuously switching stances on certain subjects.

Posted by: ga8085 | May 4, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

wait, is he not playing RT....nevermind...forget it....
Posted by: BeantownGreg1
___________________________________________

Good Post, Greg :)

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 4, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

when is the entire scouting and personnel evaluation staff going to get canned?
Posted by: dcsween
___________________________________________

Hey Sween,
Interesting thought; did MS and BA bring in any new personnel in these areas when those two took over the FO of the Skins?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 4, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

If Marko's tape from last year had been decent, I'm betting that he wouldn't have been cut. The guy appeared in 10 games and had 4 catches for 32 yards. How "decent" could his tape have been?


Posted by: rbpalmer

Last year?


Judging from the coaching staff and the all around amount of SUCK from last year, I'm not too sure if we want to look at last year's number from Marko Mitchell as to why he should've been cut or not.


But even if we did, Marko did better in his rookie season than Kelly did.

It's a done issue, but some of the reasons why Marko is gone and Kelly is still here is because Kelly was a 2nd round draft choice and had two years in, while Marko just wrapped up his rookie season and was a 7th rounder, also they have similar builds.

Like I said a few days back. With a need for a return guy (Austin) and the sudden bevy of WRs over six feet, Marko became expendable.


It is what is is though....

Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

DC2AZ99,

On the secondary issue: Our secondary is young, considering that DB's can play well into their mid 30's. IMO the secondary is only as good as their front seven anyway.

On the O-line: O-line is important as football is a team game. However there is video evidence of our O-line providing superb protection and Portis still averaged 4ypc. IMO the Redskins haven't had a franchise QB in awhile. If you look at our two playoff appearances this decade, you will find that QB play was the difference. That being said I believe O-line wasn't as big a need as some here seem to think.

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Risky. If more than one team wants the player, he gets claimed off waivers and he goes to the team with the worst record. So, if you're Indianapolis and you see Marko as filling a need, then .... you need to take the Wonderlic again.

This is how we got Erasmus James from Minny a few years ago for a seventh round pick. Of course, Erasmus James was a first round pick who'd had a decent rookie year and was coming off an injury. Marko Mitchell? I still think more than one team will claim him off waivers, but then I'm not a Talent_Evaluator.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 2:55 PM

and of course, EJ did nothing since we landed him... except zero stats in five games, arrested for battery, suspended by the NFL, and released by the 'skins (not necessarily in that order).

not saying anything about Marko, but caveat emptor applies even to former first-rounders that can be picked up cheaply. so the risk cuts both ways... why give up draft picks for marginal players?

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 4, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Oh yeah, I remember him. His greatest talent was being a functioning retard if I recall correctly.

Posted by: ga8085 | May 4, 2010 3:04 PM

Yeah, given that you don't recall correctly you're probably best off to log off here and go back to your internet porn.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

He was good enough to make a roster and has some decent tape.

Most 7th round picks never make a roster. Same with Monty -- not a good fit in DC, but enough talent to make a team. Get a 6th or 7th pick (even conditional).

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

If Marko's tape from last year had been decent, I'm betting that he wouldn't have been cut. The guy appeared in 10 games and had 4 catches for 32 yards. How "decent" could his tape have been? As for trading Mitchell and Montgomery, no team is going to give you anything for marginal players at this time of year because of the possibility of just what happened here; that the players would get cut and could then be picked up for nothing.

Posted by: rbpalmer

So you make it a 7th round conditional pick in 2014 (if he makes the roster) and a 6th if he has 300 yards in offense. No lose.

Someone is going to want a 6'4" WR with what seems like decent skills.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Why aren't there more Latinos in high level positions?

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Since many coaches, scouts and front office poeple are former players, it has been my observation that the racial profile of NFL coaching and scouting staffs seems to corespond to what the racial profile of the players were about 20 or so years earlier. Sort of a trickle up effect. If we start seeing a significant number of latinos playing in the league, then you can probably bet that about 20 years later you'll start seeing more latinos in those high level positions.

By the way, nobody can be blamed for what their parents named them, regardless of the color of their skin. As an infant, it's hard to have much say in the matter (unless you want your name to be Goo-Goo)

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 4, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Wow, thought for sure I'd get a laugh out of an ALF reference...

Posted by: Rypien11

Yo..I totally missed that. Good pull. Maybe if your handle was GordonShumway11, I would have picked up on it quicker.

Posted by: Predator48 | May 4, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

when is the entire scouting and personnel evaluation staff going to get canned?
Posted by: dcsween
___________________________________________

Hey Sween,
Interesting thought; did MS and BA bring in any new personnel in these areas when those two took over the FO of the Skins?

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | May 4, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Like I said a few days back. With a need for a return guy (Austin) and the sudden bevy of WRs over six feet, Marko became expendable.


It is what is is though....

Posted by: RedDMV

Wade, Hagans and Galloway are under 6', Roydell is listed at 6'1".

Austin, from what I've read, sounds like a special teams pick, not a WR you want on the field.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, given that you don't recall correctly you're probably best off to log off here and go back to your internet porn.

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Man, you sure are defensive of ole Sausage Evaluator. That's some true man love right there. Now to the internet porn - But where to start in thee vast oceans of nudity?!

Posted by: ga8085 | May 4, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

fwiw, one of the most insightful articles on
biz and China. Though it mostly discusses one segment, the comments are broadly applicable.

http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/apr2010/id20100420_110955.htm?campaign_id=yhoo

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Since many coaches, scouts and front office poeple are former players, it has been my observation that the racial profile of NFL coaching and scouting staffs seems to corespond to what the racial profile of the players were about 20 or so years earlier. Sort of a trickle up effect. If we start seeing a significant number of latinos playing in the league, then you can probably bet that about 20 years later you'll start seeing more latinos in those high level positions.

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 4, 2010 3:14 PM

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Thanx buddie. That was the point I was trying to make when I said:

"Thirty years from now when 60+ percent of head coaches in the NFL are African American, you can bet your @ss there won't be a "rooney rule" for Caucasians." @ 2:34 PM

But proponents of the rooney rule can't seem to figure that out.

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

When there aren't enough African American head coaches or FO officials, the excuse is chalked up to racism.

But when there aren't any Latino or Asian head coaches or FO officials, well it's culture, exposure etc. anything but racism.

Thirty years from now when 60+ percent of head coaches in the NFL are African American, you can bet your @ss there won't be a "rooney rule" for Caucasians.

Screaming racism typically results from lack of education. It doesn't help that education is too expensive and all the money is in entertainment nowadays. My desire for education began to fizzle when Jay-Z became successful having never passed the bar.

Posted by: Vicc

I explained this to you before. If there was a significant interest among the Latino and Asian population regarding the NFL, just not only from fans, but where there were actually NFL players; then yes absolutely there should be more Asian or Latinos in the front offices...


I don't get your incessant griping over this issue.... I mean, do you hear about any blacks voicing their concern over lack over front office personnel in such sports as Hockey or Soccer?

GEE!?!?!?! I wonder why that it?


Until 2003 only SIX, yeah SIX African-American EVER held HEAD COACHING positions in the HISTORY of the NFL.


But yeah, there clearly wasn't a problem... everything is fine.... let's change nothing.


Racism doesn't occur in every situation involving men of different color, but to admit there isn't EVER any racial dynamics in ANY of those incidences is just being naive or just plain don't want to and REFUSE to acknowledge the truth.


Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

major reason that not many teams looked at darren sharper was the fact that he had microfracture surgery along w/ having his knee scoped... damaged goods... glad the skins didn't sign him!!!

Posted by: jimmy_the_crickett | May 4, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I agree 100%.
The Rooney rule was probable never really needed in the first place. It was always inevitable that there would be plenty of black coaches.

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 4, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

next: Cerratto weighs in on Swanson, Wyllie, and blog-fighting

Posted by: pabrian2003 | May 4, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Vicc...I couldn't disagree with you more about the O-line. I think in a couple spots we don't even have starting caliber guys that are penciled in as starters plus we don't have a could 2nd string potential lineup, given who we have on the roster right now. If we are unlucky enough to have another injury bug this year, we're toast.

Hoping the young DBs hold their own and that Rogers catches more than a cold!

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 4, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

"I guess it's like buying a new car. As soon as you drive that car off the lot (or select the draft pick) it immediately goes down in value.Peculiar, isn't it? A 7th round draft pick not being worth a 7th round draft pick a year later."

That's because it's no longer a pick, it's a player. And unless you desire that particular player, it's not worth anything to you. Whereas a pick -- well, that could turn into something quite different...

Posted by: Samson151 | May 4, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I agree 100%.
The Rooney rule was probable never really needed in the first place. It was always inevitable that there would be plenty of black coaches.

Posted by: kaasmaster | May 4, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Huh?? Yeah, pleny of black coaches out there..just barely any of them getting hired. Rooney rule is a joke anyhow

Posted by: ga8085 | May 4, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

"It was always inevitable that there would be plenty of black coaches.Posted by: kaasmaster"

Then why weren't there already?

Posted by: Samson151 | May 4, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Wade, Hagans and Galloway are under 6', Roydell is listed at 6'1".

Austin, from what I've read, sounds like a special teams pick, not a WR you want on the field.

Posted by: zcezcest1


Yeah but for years fans were clamoring for a wide outs who were "big targets", then in like two seasons we got three just like that.


I guess three's a crowd.


One, Marko....

Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

what about bigfoot, ...don't tell me those are myths too....
Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 1:28 PM

No, Bigfoot is real. He had a cameo under his stage name of Sasquatch in a Tenacious D movie few years back.

Posted by: will_ga | May 4, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Is the announcement of the hiring of a new PR director accompanied by the line "was not immediately available for comment" not a harbinger of bad things to come?

Posted by: jfred99 | May 4, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

kevin mawae 39 8 time pro bowler

need depth, is he too old?

Posted by: pabrian2003 | May 4, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"When there aren't enough African American head coaches or FO officials, the excuse is chalked up to racism.But when there aren't any Latino or Asian head coaches or FO officials, well it's culture, exposure etc. anything but racism.Thirty years from now when 60+ percent of head coaches in the NFL are African American, you can bet your @ss there won't be a "rooney rule" for Caucasians."

If 70% of the players are black, and 95% of the FO is white, how do you explain that without taking a hard look at some type of racism, even the covert sort?

Unless you're hopelessly close-minded, I mean.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 4, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

what about bigfoot, ...don't tell me those are myths too....
Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 1:28 PM

No, Bigfoot is real. He had a cameo under his stage name of Sasquatch in a Tenacious D movie few years back.

Posted by: will_ga | May 4, 2010 3:38 PM

plus, there's a whole posse of 'em that post on this blog occasionally.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 4, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Brian Fantana: Sex Panther by Odeon. This stuff is illegal in 9 countries. It's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good.
Ron Burgundy: It's quite pungent. [cringes] It's a formidable scent; it stings the nostrils in a good way.
Brian Fantana: [daubing the cologne on his neck] Yup.
Ron Burgundy: Brian, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline.
Brian Fantana: They've done studies, you know. They say 60% of the time, it works every time.
Ron Burgundy: That doesn't make any sense.

Veronica Corningstone: My God, what is that smell?
Brian Fantana: That's the smell of desire, my lady.
Veronica Corningstone: God no, it smells like, like a used diaper filled with Indian food! Oh, excuse me.
Brian Fantana: You know, desire smells like that to some people.
Garth Holliday: What is that? Smells like a turd covered in burnt hair.
News Station Employee: It smells like Bigfoot's d*ck!

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

Is the announcement of the hiring of a new PR director accompanied by the line "was not immediately available for comment" not a harbinger of bad things to come?

Posted by: jfred99 | May 4, 2010 3:41 PM

Probably more a testimony to the ineptness of the Washington Post Redskins Beat. "How can we find his number? Anyone know the area code for Houston? He's with the Houston that's in Texas, right? Not the one that's in Tennessee?"

Posted by: beep-beep | May 4, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

The Rooney rule was probable never really needed in the first place. It was always inevitable that there would be plenty of black coaches.

Posted by: kaasmaster


It was also inevitable that people will start dating outside their race.


But does that make it also "inevitable" that racism will just up and vanish from the heart, mind, and souls of individuals from different ethnic groups?

No.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

"IMO the secondary is only as good as their front seven anyway."

They're interdependent. Without pressure, the DBs can't stay with the WRs; without coverage, the pass rush can't get to the QB.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 4, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse


Yeah but for years fans were clamoring for a wide outs who were "big targets", then in like two seasons we got three just like that.


I guess three's a crowd.


One, Marko....

Posted by: RedDMV

Count me among the clamor. Love the big target WRs. Not against the little guys, but its the big targets that move the chains

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

LOL, damn I love that movie. I heard they're coming out with an Anchorman II, which I really don't know how I feel about. Do you get these clips from online screenplays?

Posted by: ga8085 | May 4, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Vicc...I couldn't disagree with you more about the O-line. - DC2AZ99

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I understand. I'm in the minority on this one.

But if we make no further improvements on our O-line for the rest of the year, do you really think McNabb is gonna stop being McNabb, because of the O-line?

and

RedDMV- I'm really not trying to say racism doesn't exist. In every sport former players typically become coaches. Most people understand this. Hockey and Soccer are more popular around the world, where national citizens don't have to pay for the crimes of their forefathers. (that is why you never hear those issues come up in their respective sport)

I'm sure the number of african american assistant coaches in the NFL outnumber the other races. But they have to work their way up to becoming a head coach and the future will represent that.

Football is very popular in my fathers home country, Guatemala; and even in Asia. Unfortunately, genetics play a role in their lack of involvement in American football.

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Hard to say if our new VP and PR expert is an upgrade or not. My first question would be how is it that the new guy, who was hired to focus on public relations, "was not immediately available for comment"? I guess, as a two time winner of the Pete Rozell (PR) award, he gets a pass on that...

Posted by: amaranthpa | May 4, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I liked the Nick Swarnson stand up:

"Is that like broccoli, or a dead body...with eggs on it?"

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Oh, I was right there back in 2007 too, suggesting that there is a need for a prototypical possession receiver on the roster.

It was right about the time that I suggested that Santana Moss would benefit from being in the slot more.

That wasn't too popular at the time. Now, it's almost conventional wisdom that Moss should be in the slot.


Funny how people like to jump you when you go against the collective thought -- and I mean everybody. But when you're right, they (a) don't want to give ANY props for calling it, or (b) cry and ask you to knock it off when you start gloating.

Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

ga, yeah, that was a really funny flick....i get them from wikiquote....and from pft....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

If 70% of the players are [black], and 95% of the FO is white, how do you explain that without taking a hard look at some type of racism, even the covert sort?

Unless you're hopelessly close-minded, I mean.

Posted by: Samson151 | May 4, 2010 3:43 PM

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That's gonna change Samson151. I dunno why you can't see that. You think players can just skip becoming an assistant coach and jump straight to be head coach? FO people earned their keep over years of hard work, no matter the color of their skin.

Jay-Z didn't just become a music mogul. It took time and work. The only thing closed minded is your free lunch BS mentality

I'm pretty sure you thought you'd never see a [black] president either...

Posted by: Vicc | May 4, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Racism! Racism! It's all about racism!....(yawn)

Posted by: ggt546 | May 4, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

LOL, damn I love that movie. I heard they're coming out with an Anchorman II, which I really don't know how I feel about. Do you get these clips from online screenplays?

Posted by: ga8085 | May 4, 2010 3:53 PM

unfortunately, bean can't answer because he's furiously transcribing the complete works of Will Ferrell on his iPad.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 4, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

"If 70% of the players are black, and 95% of the FO is white, how do you explain that without taking a hard look at some type of racism, even the covert sort?"

I'm sure he did take a hard look at some type of racism, yet still came up with his conclusion; NFL FO and HC types correlate to player demographics seen in the NFL from 20-30 years ago.

Ergo, 20-30 years from now, you're going to see closer to 70% black FO and HC types, even without the Rooney rule.

Posted by: psps23 | May 4, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Hard to say if our new VP and PR expert is an upgrade or not. My first question would be how is it that the new guy, who was hired to focus on public relations, "was not immediately available for comment"? I guess, as a two time winner of the Pete Rozell (PR) award, he gets a pass on that...

Posted by: amaranthpa

A good PR guy asks questions like "Why are we suing an out of work Grandma?" PR guys know that stuff like that often finds its way into the media. So they stop a lot of stupid behavior. The last guy didn't -- he basically encouraged Danny's foolish relationship with the media.

Here's hoping this guy does better. It shouldn't be hard.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | May 4, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I liked the Nick Swarnson stand up:

"Is that like broccoli, or a dead body...with eggs on it?"

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 3:59 PM | Report

Dave Attell's hilarious too

Posted by: ga8085 | May 4, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

what about bigfoot, ...don't tell me those are myths too....
Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | May 4, 2010 1:28 PM

No, Bigfoot is real. He had a cameo under his stage name of Sasquatch in a Tenacious D movie few years back.

Posted by: will_ga | May 4, 2010 3:38 PM

plus, there's a whole posse of 'em that post on this blog occasionally.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | May 4, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I saw several at a Phish concert last year...

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | May 4, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

liked the Nick Swarnson stand up:

"Is that like broccoli, or a dead body...with eggs on it?"

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 3:59 PM | Report

Dave Attell's hilarious too

Posted by: ga8085 | May 4, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse
Chris Rock is the best ever at stand up. He transcends all age, sex and race barriers.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

I was a big fan of the ol' "ban signs from the stadium rule." Classic PR move.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

RedDMV- I'm really not trying to say racism doesn't exist. In every sport former players typically become coaches. Most people understand this. Hockey and Soccer are more popular around the world, where national citizens don't have to pay for the crimes of their forefathers. (that is why you never hear those issues come up in their respective sport)


Posted by: Vicc

Disagree.

In baseball there is a concern over lack of African-American involvement.


However, you haven't heard too much from the African-American community about this.

Why?

Because, blacks don't care about baseball, the majority anyway.


It is a KNOWN fact that blacks aren't nearly as interested in baseball as they were 40, 50 years ago. Blacks don't feel a need to have more positions of power in sports like Hockey, Baseball, and Soccer due to it's lack of collective interest in the African-American community.

And what's up with the Jay-Z dissing? What, you don't like to see any blacks doing well?

Posted by: RedDMV | May 4, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

So I haven't heard much on here about how Alan Faneca signed with Arizona when he could have addressed a real need on the O-line nor anything about how Darren Sharper resigned with New Orleans without even a rumour that he was considered by the Skins. He would have addressed a big need, too.

Still no one being brought in to bolster the O-line when we haven't made many changes there this offseason. (TWilliams may or may not pan out this year...or ever. The other 2 O-line draftees are probably headed to the practice squad. Other than that, we added Hicks, who should be there strictly as a backup, and a few other no-namers)

Anyone else concerned that we haven't brought in true competition here? What's going on FO and what do you intend to do to address this insufficiency?

Posted by: DC2AZ99 | May 4, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Re: Sharper, from USA Today: http://fantasyfootball.usatoday.com/content/topblurbs.asp?sport=NFL#64288

Report: S Sharper had microfracture surgery
Darren Sharper - DB - NO - May. 3 - 7:03 p.m. ET
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Darren Sharper had limited market value as a free agent due to offseason microfracture surgery.
This explains quite a bit, and means that Sharper is no sure thing to be ready for Opening Day. The procedure, believed to have taken place in early March, was originally announced as an arthroscopic surgery -- much less serious than microfracture. A 34-year-old defensive back coming off this operation figures to lose at least some range. The Saints may need to give 2009 first-round pick Malcolm Jenkins reps at free safety, after all.
Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter

Re: the O-line, I don't think the Shannys share what appears to be your low opinion of the 5 (6?) guys they've brought in (so far). Hicks started a lot of games for some pretty good O-lines in Minnesota. I wouldn't just assume that he won't do an adequate job at RT. They obviously believe that TWill can hold down the left tackle spot. Per RI, the Shannys were pleasantly surprised at the team's talent at the interior line positions, and felt that the tackles were the main trouble spots. Perhaps this is why they did not appear to be interested in Faneca. We'll just have to see how accurate thoses assessments turn out to be.

Posted by: rbpalmer | May 4, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

In 2010 any person who deems it necessary to discuss race is ignorant. There is no possible way to move past it if people keep fanning flames. Racism is taught from a young age on up.

This goes for blacks and whites, I know racists of all colors. And they are all pretty much retarded and going nowhere in life.

1958 called, they want their ideals back.

Whites should stop saying,"he got that job or position because he/she is black" and blacks should not say" I didn't get this/that position because I'm black."

People advance in this day and age based on merit and experience.

Posted by: iH8dallas | May 4, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

If 70% of the players are black, and 95% of the FO is white, how do you explain that without taking a hard look at some type of racism, even the covert sort?

Unless you're hopelessly close-minded, I mean.


Posted by: Samson151 | May 4, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

1. Maybe its because there is no correlation between the skill sets that predict excellence a) on the field b) in the front office or any other non playing role.

2. Maybe its because those that have a higher failure rate on the field and therefore can't play professionally choose instead to participate in the only thing available, ie, anything not actually involving on the field participation. Athletic and medical training, coaching, scouting, managing, marketing, player representation.

3. Maybe its because there was for decades a de facto rule that black players played and white managers managed.

Whichever of these, i think the valid question is if its anything other than 3 TODAY, is there really a problem, particularly in light of the various internship programs including the one in which Chris Samuels, for example, is participating?

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | May 4, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

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