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Jackson, Wilson Are in the Mix Again

Defensive ends Rob Jackson, a seventh round pick, and Chris Wilson, an undrafted free agent signed in 2007, ended up on the field quite a bit last week, and, with Jason Taylor still likely out and Erasmus James languishing near the bottom of the depth chart, they could factor heavily again this week.

Both have the element of speed. Defensive coordinator Greg Blache said that he opted to give Jackson his first NFL game last week over James, a former first-round pick coming off another knee surgery, based on what he saw in practice. He said the decision could come down to game time again this week, but given how adequately Jackson performed, I'd suspect he'd get another shot this week.

"I thought he was pretty good," Blache said of Jackson. "We don't give morale victories and he needs to play better and he will play better, but for a young kid the first time out, he got through it and he didn't cost us anything. And that's the main thing. You want a guy to be able to go and help you and not cost you anything ...

"It was a wash, so to speak, but next week we expect a play or two. Next time we expect a play or two. But for a young guy in that big of a ballgame, on that big a stage, I was pleased that he didn't just choke. You have to understand the size of that stage."

Wilson has gotten more reps the past few weeks, trying to build off a fine rookie season. He is trying to keep on weight this season, and, with a wife and 12-week-old baby (Brooklynn), he says he is eating home more, eating better, and keeping his weight around 246.

"I think my metabolism has changed a little bit," Wilson said. "I'm getting that home cooking now and I'm at the same weight now as when I came into camp."

Blache is using a heavy rotation on the D Line, keeping players fresh, and with Taylor out Wilson has been used mostly at end in the nickel package (Jackson subbed liberally for end Andre Carter on the opposite side last week). However, Wilson worked as an interior rusher in that package in the preseason and said it is still something he is doing in practice and trying to improve on. Getting his weight up, and adding heft to his frame will be crucial to being able to line up there.

"I think we're going to keep it rotating like we have been," Wilson said of the D Line. "It's been working for us. If one guy is winded and can't give his best push on that play, then we've got other guys who are ready to come in."

Randoms: Jon Lester is an absolute stud. My man Dave Scheinin kept telling me that Lester could be the story in this MLB postseason, and, yeah, it's early, but I'm certainly buying in ... I thought ESPN blew the T.O. whining story out of proportion. By his standards this wasn't even PG-13 material, and coming after a tough loss in which his boy Springs shut him down, I didn't think it was much of a story at all. The stuff going on with Plaxico, to me, is a much bigger deal.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 2, 2008; 6:00 PM ET
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No one cares about Jon Lester, that is all.

Posted by: skins1110 | October 2, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse


Someone explain this reference to me.
I really want to know.

Posted by: Stumped1 | October 2, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

From Welcome Back, Kotter

Posted by: 44riggosranger44 | October 2, 2008 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: 44riggosranger44 | October 2, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

People in Philly are surprisingly nervous about the skins right now. Go Skins!

Posted by: StuckInPhilly | October 2, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

whatever happened to E. James anyways? is he at 100%, but just not good enough to get some PT?

Posted by: ImIdaho | October 2, 2008 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Most people do care about a cancer survivor coming back to dominate on the mound, even if it's not Skins related. You sound like an Eagles fan...

Posted by: The_Doc | October 2, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

I thought So, are we still weak at DLine per JLac at the start of training camp? I think not.

Most people have not taken into account the fact that the front office have been doing good signing atleast one or two Undrafted Rookie Free Agents.......

I don't tink E James is a 100% and no one has reported what his intensity level has been. By Blatches' comments, I would say they are about as high as Montgomery's is.....

I'm on the Biden/Palin write in ticket. Whose with me.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 2, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

A Team's Blogger makes the news and I'm actually on his side for this one.........

Posted by Mike Florio on October 2, 2008, 5:39 p.m.
There was a verbal rumble of sorts at Valley Ranch on Thursday. Though it wasn’t quite as compelling as Herrera-Kawakami I, things got heated between ESPN’s Ed Werder and Nick Eatman of

As we understand it, the problem arose from Terrell Owens’ post-game comments from the team’s Week Four loss to the Redskins. Eatman wrote an item for the Cowboys’ official web site knocking ESPN and other national media outlets for making a big deal out of T.O.’s desire to get his hands on the ball.

In the column, Eatman suggested that the question prompting the T.O. sound bite that then prompted a Monday Night Countdown free-for-all on Owens was aimed at baiting him into saying something controversial.

As we understand it, Eatman didn’t realize that Werder had asked the question.

On Thursday, Werder told Eatman that Werder had asked the question, um, in question.

Per a source with knowledge of the exchange, they debated whether the question was aimed at getting a response from Owens that then could be used as proof of a problem in Dallas. As they talked, things started to get a little heated. Eventually, Werder walked away. While doing so, he made a comment regarding Eatman’s overall credibility, given that he writes for a team-owned publication.

Eatman responded by suggesting that ESPN specifically tries to get its reporters to stir things up. And there might have been an “F” bomb or two added to the message.

Werder returned, and the two continued to jaw for a bit. Though it never got physical, others eventually stepped in to ensure that it didn’t.

Eatman’s point is a valid one. At times, it appears that the ESPN machine tries to create a story, and then to squeeze every last drop of 2 percent out of it. The fact that Werder apparently got a little defensive about the situation suggests to us that, in his heart, he suspects that there might be some merit to what Eatman said.

Of course, Werder’s point back to Eatman is a valid one as well. No writer who works for the entity that he covers is truly objective, and any item he crafts needs to be viewed through the prism that the ultimate subject of his story is the source of all or part of his livelihood. So, apparently, Werder struck a raw nerve.

Thus, we’ll call this one a draw. Maybe there will be a rematch.

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 2, 2008 7:03 PM | Report abuse

For all the Gibbs Haters:

Is 3-1 Déjà Vu or Something New?

Rich Tandler Oct 1, 2008

Here we are again. For the third time in the last four years, the Redskins have started a season at 3-1. In 2005 and 2007 the Skins also reached the quarter pole with a .750 winning percentage.


We all know what happened during the middle half of those two seasons under Joe Gibbs. Two wins and six losses, pushing the team to the brink of playoff elimination. Some losses were agonizingly close (36-35 to the Bucs in '05, 17-16 to the Bills last year) and some were blowouts (36-0 in the Meadowlands, 52-7 in Foxboro).

Both of those seasons the Redskins managed to put together playoff runs that are the stuff that legends are made of. But you'd rather be spending December fighting for home field advantage and not for survival.

Is there any reason to believe that this year will be different?

The big difference is, of course, that Jim Zorn is coaching the team rather than Gibbs. It would be folly to suggest that Zorn is the superior coach. But he may—may—be a better coach for this team right now. It's possible that his style is more suited to the modern game than was Gibbs' style.

But we don't know yet. Gibbs coached 248 regular-season games and another 24 games in the playoffs. Zorn has coached four.

Certainly, it looks like the Redskins have the opportunity to avoid the swoon this year, at least in the second quarter of the season. After a tough road trip to Philadelphia, they face three teams with a combined record of 1-10. If they take care of business against Cleveland, Detroit, and St. Louis they will be no worse than 6-2.

The Redskins haven't made a habit of taking care of business against bad teams, however. Look at the '05 loss to the Raiders or last year's heartbreaker against the Bills for evidence of that. Even the wins over the dregs of the league often have been shaky (ref. OT wins vs. Dolphins and Jets last year). If the Redskins can go 3-0 against the bottom feeders this year and do so in dominating fashion, we will have some concrete evidence that something exceptional may be in the air.

The true test will come in November when Dallas, Pittsburgh, and the Giants come to town and the Skins pay a visit to Seattle. But that's getting a little ahead of things.

The same media folks that buried the Redskins after the opener are making them one of the teams to beat after the win in Dallas. They were jumping to conclusions in early September and they're in a rush to judgment again in early October.

The advice here is enjoy what's happening now but take a deep breath, relax, and wait another month to see if we have something truly special here or if it's a rerun from seasons past.


Posted by: 4thFloor | October 2, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Over-Rated..... Over-Rated.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 2, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

I'm on the Biden/Palin write in ticket. Whose with me.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 2, 2008 6:59 PM | Report abuse

I don't like Biden, and don't know anything about Palin. Not much else out there either. How did we get in this situation?

Posted by: frediefritz | October 2, 2008 7:16 PM | Report abuse

JLC strikes me as the kind of dude who says he is a Red Sox fan and wears the gear cause its the cool thing to do. I doubt he stayed up till after 1 last night to watch them win though.

Posted by: F_Registration | October 2, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

15 249 1 16.6 32

These are Brandon Lloyd's stats so far this year on a team with a much less effective offense than the Skins.

Anybody have an idea of why he's producing for the Bears, but couldn't catch a cold for the Skins?

I'd say it's the 10 million Snidely gave him before he ever caught a pass. And, possibly, someone finally told him he's NEVER gonna be a rap star (man is he terrible), so he figures football is the only way to keep from havin' to bag groceries.

Any other ideas?

Posted by: RedskinWillie | October 2, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

PHILADELPHIA -- All-Pro running back Brian Westbrook practiced for the second straight day Thursday, and the injured Eagles appear to be getting a little healthier.

Westbrook again participated in a limited fashion after sitting out last week with an ankle injury sustained in a Week 3 win over Pittsburgh, but his coaches were encouraged with his progress. The Eagles host Washington in an NFC East matchup on Sunday.

"He looked better," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. "He went through the walk through this morning and looked better. He's day to day, and we'll see."

Tight end L.J. Smith has returned from a back injury that kept him out last week against Chicago and receiver Kevin Curtis, who has not played since having surgery for a sports hernia during the preseason, continues to improve.

"He looked pretty good yesterday, so that's a good thing," Mornhinweg said of Curtis, Philadelphia's leading receiver last year. "He's continuing his rehab so he's coming, and in talking to him, I know that he wants to start turning it loose here."

Last season, Curtis caught 77 passes for 1,110 yards and six touchdowns.

But Westbrook is the player that can give the Eagles the biggest boost on Sunday. The Philadelphia offense sorely missed him last week against Chicago when it stalled during a pivotal sequence near the goal line in the fourth quarter. The Eagles ran three straight times from the Chicago 1-yard line and failed to score, turning the ball over on downs in the closing minutes of a 24-20 loss.

Westbrook has five touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving) this year. Last season, he led the league with 2,104 yards from scrimmage and caught 90 passes while accounting for 12 touchdowns.

Defensive end Victor Abiamiri was back at practice Thursday for the first time since having surgery to repair a broken right wrist. Abiamiri had the pins removed from his arm earlier in the week.

Pro Bowl guard Shawn Andrews sat out again with a back injury a day after visiting a specialist. Andrews has not played since sustaining the injury in Week 2 against the Cowboys.
ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins likely will be without two defensive starters for Sunday's NFC East game against the Philadelphia Eagles: Shawn Springs and Jason Taylor.

Cornerback Springs didn't practice Thursday because of a strained calf muscle. He joined defensive end Taylor as players receiving a pessimistic assessment from coach Jim Zorn.

"Just with his calf, it's not responding well yet," Zorn said. "The light is fading if we're expecting him to play on Sunday."

Springs contained Terrell Owens in last week's victory over the Cowboys before leaving in the second half. Carlos Rogers and Fred Smoot would be the starters if Springs can't play.

Zorn all but ruled out Taylor on Wednesday. Taylor, who underwent emergency surgery to drain blood near his ankle last week, had a checkup Thursday.

"I'm ahead in some things, and not where I want to be in other things," said Taylor, whose consecutive games streak ended at 133 when he missed last week's win over Dallas. "But it's a day-to-day thing. I would have liked to have practiced today a little bit, but they've got to hold me back."

Another player with uncertain status is right tackle Stephon Heyer, sidelined with a sprained shoulder. Jon Jansen will get his second consecutive start if Heyer is unable to play.

Zorn was optimistic that linebacker Marcus Washington (hamstring) and guard Randy Thomas (toe) will play.

Defensive end Andre Carter was excused for the second straight day for personal reasons.

Posted by: F_Registration | October 2, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Freddie - It's my own idea for this year's 3rd party....

Redskin Willie (Are you related to One-Eyed Williw from the Goonies?) -

The difference is he is playing for his college coach Ron Turner and next year's contract (since his current deal only runs one year)......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 2, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

One Eyed Willie? No, don't think we're related.

But I am related to NateinthePDX. We're drinkin' brothers.

You say BLloyd is playin' for next year's contract? I guess I coulda gone thru ten mil in 3 or 4 years, but I'd like to think I woulda been a bit more prudent with it.

Posted by: RedskinWillie | October 2, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or are JLC's posts more and more like real team coverage than we used to get? I am NOT COMPLAINING, I am actually offering up an observation that I find interesting. The "big" story with whole "tampering" thing, and then he's kickin' butte like I've never seen before.

Keep up the good work Mr. La Confora!

Posted by: craig2 | October 2, 2008 7:38 PM | Report abuse

It's called winning. If you win, then it is hard for a beat reporter to hate on you.......

Posted by: 4thFloor | October 2, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

If you win, only the teams you beat can hate on you.

Posted by: rich20ssu | October 2, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

I think as fans we gotta give this FO some credit for now...

1) You find a kid in the 7th round who is a ball hawk and who is Defensive Rookie of the Month.

2) Whether it was an accident or not, we've got a fresh, new offensive mind in Jim Zorn and they were able to retain a "tough as nails" taskmaster in Blache.

3) We have a 24 yr. old RT who was an undrafted FA who now starts and will only get better.

4) At least the draft picks get on the field to contribute (Jackson, Thomas, etc.) All you can ask for is for them to be put in a position to contribute. Gibbs rarely let rookies play unless the vet has one leg and in a coma.

It is clear that we are moving in the right direction, some credit due to Gibbs, some due to Zorn, and much due to dare I say....Dan Snyder and Vinny Cerrato

Posted by: rickyroge | October 2, 2008 8:14 PM | Report abuse

oh yeah...and why anyone would mention Lavar Arrington or Laverues Coles on RI is jsut a hater. They are ancient history now....

Posted by: rickyroge | October 2, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

rickyroge--I agree that Snyder and Cerrato deserve credit for what's been going on with this team lately. Arrington and Coles aren't really ancient history, but I don't see them as a black mark against the Redskins. Coles got what he wanted and has been quoted publicly saying good things about the Redskins organization. Arrington signed a contract and then didn't want to live by it and started attacking the team. He made himself a cancer.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 2, 2008 8:28 PM | Report abuse

This is what Coles said about the Redskins when the 'Skins traded for Pete Kendall:

Receiver Laveranues Coles, who played two seasons with the Redskins before being traded back to the Jets, the team that drafted him, was asked what Kendall could expect.

“The great thing over there I would say is they’re going to take care of the guys,” Coles said. “That’s the type organization they have. They take care of the players. It’s a players-first organization. Everything’s first-class. I’m sure it’s a great situation for him.”

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 2, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

I think this team has to committ to JC long term. If not Campbell, then who? You're developing a young team, the last thing you need is big time FA QB. Snyder likes loyalty and the concept of "core Redskins" and Campbell is one.

Some of the PATIENCE that has been shown with Campbell is starting to pay off. If he has slow reads, stands too tall, takes 7 step drops and locks in on receivers, so what...we're winning! (for now)

Posted by: rickyroge | October 2, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

from earlier...
and if you disagree you are either a moron, or ignorant.

It's the RI Motto!

Posted by: daggar | October 2, 2008 8:49 PM | Report abuse

"hey, can i call you joe" LMAO!!!

Posted by: dealer1 | October 2, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

and now breathe!

Posted by: dealer1 | October 2, 2008 9:07 PM | Report abuse

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you guys cannot be serious about her???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dealer1 | October 2, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

4thFloor, thanks for that link - over rated! Dude echoed my thoughts.

Philly beat the rams, gave up 41 to the girls, outlasted the stealers and lost to Kyle Orton and the bears. Skins lost to the jints- a game we were supposed to lose- by 9 points, looked good in qts 2-4, beat no, ari and the girls. Each week we look better and the team looks more confident and comfortable in their system (wco/hybrid/whatever).

I trust in Zorn. He has made a believer out of me. As, it seems, he made a believer out of the Skins.

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 2, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Senator O'Biden?

Posted by: Curzon417 | October 2, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Wrong blog dealer.

Posted by: F_Registration | October 2, 2008 9:40 PM | Report abuse

i'm disappinted i was expecting a bloodbath...too bad biden didn't say "ummm you didn't answer the question, you're just regurgitating everything that you heard last 2 weeks."

now if it was me up there i would say this "ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Posted by: dealer1 | October 2, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Sunday will be the test of this team's will and its ability to deal with injury adversity with Springs and Taylor out,it will be interesting to see what Blache comes up with because it will define him as an elite D coordinator in the NFL.

Posted by: dargregmag | October 2, 2008 10:10 PM | Report abuse

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The win on Sunday was the win of a confident team. One that knows if it plays hard and plays smart, that it can play with anyone. And beat anyone. Anywhere.

The only evidence that I can cite that we've ever had to believe otherwise was the opening game. Now it was a strong piece of evidence and it leads to a subtle, but mostly overlooked point. The extra days the Skins had to correct themselves following the opening game. They clearly needed it. And they took full advantage of it.

Coming into the season, there were numerous unknowns, notably Zorn's coaching. While I've always thought that Campbell was an NFL QB on his way to being among the 10 best, I'll admit to skepticism about Campbell and the west coast offense.

What wasn't unknown, was the defense. In the last portion of the 2007 season, our defense was dominant. Even in Seattle, the defense played well (giving up only 13 points going into the 4th quarter), especially considering how poorly the offense played .

The 2008 defense is almost identical to 2007. Rocky and Rogers have returned and are playing better than I expected. Given the nature of their injuries, I wasn't optimistic for either (especially Rogers). Horton has been off the charts as a playmaker.

I predicted a 10-6 record based largely on the defense. That side of the ball was going to deliver and the teams outside the division is as soft as any I can recall. The defense is playing at the very high level we've come to expect. Romo, Brees and Warner are 1, 3 and 4 in passing yards. Manning has a passer rating of 91 and that is the lowest of the QBs we've played. There is nothing fluky about the play of the defense.

The offense has also been excellent since the opening night disaster. Only some badly timed penalties and some poor special teams play kept the scores of the last 3 games close.

This team is now playing in the very big leagues and the power rankings reflect that. Nothing on the way to this 3-1 record is a result of luck. The talent is there. The QB and the Head Coach are a big part of the success. Zorn has done what the best coaches do. He brought his philosophy to town, saw that big chunks of it didn't work. So he adapted his approach to the talents of his players. After week 1.

The upcoming game is big. For the 5th straight week, we face a top QB. A win and it solidifies the team's confidence that they are going in the right direction. That 2008 is a chance for big things if they stay focused.

Finally, one point about that notorious guy playing for dallas. OK, I know, that doesn't narrow it down much. I'm talking t.o. He looked to me like he is slowing down. He is 35, but I haven't seen that issue raised yet. By year end, I suspect I won't be the only one to mention it.

And that is ZEKE'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES for this week, brought to you by YAHOO!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 2, 2008 10:46 PM | Report abuse

An uninteresting debate. If your mind was changed, I'd be interested to know why.
I didn't think she won the debate, but she didn't lose it [literally or figuratively]. But she certainly didn't make some devastating point that warrants a blip in the polls.

Posted by: daggar | October 2, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Can you imagine Palin in tough negotiations with North Korea, Iran, or Afghansitan???

C'mon ain't even close.

Posted by: rickyroge | October 2, 2008 10:54 PM | Report abuse


No. And no.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

"I've only been doing this for five weeks" - that says it all.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 2, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

So again, Obama will be meeting with Ahmadinejad in what month?
Government grinds on. And on. And on.

Posted by: daggar | October 2, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

So she finally pushed you all over the edge into Obama's camp, eh?
As I said, if your mind was changed, I'd like to know why.

Posted by: daggar | October 2, 2008 11:14 PM | Report abuse

daggar, I didn't mean to imply that my mind was changed by anything I heard tonight. It's more the case that she is who I thought she was.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 11:21 PM | Report abuse


No. And no.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Probably a Cowboys fan. Do these people pronounce the word "unclear" correctly? Doesn't seem like that long a trip.

Posted by: SMACK1 | October 2, 2008 11:24 PM | Report abuse

Nate -- exactly right.

Posted by: daggar | October 2, 2008 11:30 PM | Report abuse

Now, now, SMACK, let's not damn her by associating her with the Cowboys. That's dirty... we're running a clean campaign up here.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 11:35 PM | Report abuse

I keep skimming past the thread title and thinking it has something to do with Jackie Wilson. Which would be awesome.

Thinking about Jackie Wilson beats worrying about the election, for example, and beats puzzling over the enigma that is Erasmus James...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Damn, Jackie Wilson... so freakin' great...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Sorry for killing the blog...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 3, 2008 12:24 AM | Report abuse

An online campaign was created to bring The John Riggins Show back on the radio. The campaign is on the web at

Posted by: kmcguiney | October 3, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

i'm disappinted i was expecting a bloodbath...too bad biden didn't say "ummm you didn't answer the question, you're just regurgitating everything that you heard last 2 weeks."

now if it was me up there i would say this "ANSWER THE QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Posted by: dealer1 | October 2, 2008 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, and Biden was oh so responsive to all the questions posed to him. It's not like he would go off on a random tangent and regurgitate talking points. I must have heard him mention a McCain $4bill tax break for oil companies a dozen times, even when they are talking about crap like education and what Constitution says about the VP.

And what the heck was up with Biden standing there smiling the whole time. Dude, you are in a debate. Act like you are paying attention instead of remembering some funny scene from a movie.

Whatever...wasn't very impressed by either of them. Usual mumbo jumbo. Biden did a better overall job, but Palin totally skewered him by recalling some of his anti-Obama/pro-McCain stances that he put out there during the primary...and then he just stood there and smiled real big.

Posted by: p1funk | October 3, 2008 1:57 AM | Report abuse

Yawn, wake me when the Red Sox bandwagon drives off a cliff.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | October 3, 2008 2:21 AM | Report abuse

Damn, Jackie Wilson... so freakin' great...

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 2, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Great singer. Tragic end. Had a stroke while singign Lonely Teardrops.

Posted by: Corkczar | October 3, 2008 2:48 AM | Report abuse

I've been impressed with the 'skins but the next four games are paramount to see if this team is any better than last year's.

Can they put away the Iggles? Last year in game three they perhaps could have put away the Giants by winning that one.

And, can they dominate the bottom feeders? Rams, Browns, and Lions. Beating the Saints and Cardinals closely is respectable but the Rams, Browns and Lions should be torched.

Now, we shall see.

Posted by: bangkokben | October 3, 2008 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Good stuff about Jackson above. He was flying off my radar, until the pre-season game when Madden said that JTay said this kid has the goods to be special. Wilson is crazy, sliding inside to d-tackle at 246 pounds. That sack against the Giants he had from the DT position was a think of beauty however.

I'm a huge Sox fan so Lester talk is good with me.

And finally, agreed with J-La on the Plax issue. Why is more not being made of this?? He just signed a big money deal while apparently getting fined 40-50 times, and then getting suspended for 2 games?? Is that the type of guy you sign to a long term deal??

And how disingenious is it to suspend a guy for your bye week?

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 3, 2008 8:26 AM | Report abuse

So is being anything other than 6-2 or 7-1 at the halfway point a disappointment, given that the Iggles are the only tough team left before then (Philly, StL, Cle and 'Troit)? Just taking your temp on that...
beep beep

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 3, 2008 8:26 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: tafka | October 3, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse


I agree they should smash the 3 teams they play after the Iggles, but if they play well and loose to the Iggles there is no shame in that. Back to back road games within the division is tough for any team, plus we are not playing cream puffs.

I still say we should win this game, but will not be shocked of we lose.

Posted by: Flounder21 | October 3, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

B-Lloyd is an All-Pro Punk A** B*tch!!! I can't stand that punk. He is possibly the only player in the league that could get hurt and I would not feel bad for him. Screw him!!!

Posted by: marleyb313 | October 3, 2008 9:29 AM | Report abuse

I think we need to take it one game at a time. Half of you that are writing probably were burying the skins three weeks ago. We need to beat the Eagles in Philly because that's what playoff teams can do. Go into their rivals house and win. As far as Brandon Lloyd is concerned I was awful for Joe Gibbs, but if for Jim Zorn he might have been better suited for this team.

Posted by: lopezel732003 | October 3, 2008 11:08 AM | Report abuse

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