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Yes, Phillip Daniels Is Still On The Team

Posted by Matt Terl on June 30, 2009 – 3:38 pm

A few people who were watching Total Access on the NFL Network last night have asked me about this:

Yes, that’s Phillip Daniels down there in the “Lost” column, and, no, that’s not accurate. Do not panic. He’s still on the team.

It’s a pity that this is what jumped out, though, because it’s a genuinely good segment. There’s a detailed look at the team’s offseason, along with one of those slightly goofy announcers-on-a-little-tiny-field things to demonstrate the potential impact of Albert Haynesworth on an already good defense, as well as Brian Orakpo rushing the passer.

Sure, it goes into the by-now-familiar refrain about Jason Campbell‘s offseason (this time it’s a “dalliance” with Jay Cutler, not a “flirtation”), but it’s clear that the analysts have done their homework on the team — especially Rod Woodson, who discusses about half the roster — and it’s a nice overview despite the minor Phillip Daniels glitch.

You can see the video here, or after the jump. Read more »

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Another Link: Chris Horton Chats

Posted by Matt Terl on June 30, 2009 – 8:52 am

Chris Horton is probably best known for being that diamond-in-the-rough seventh-rounder that fans and general managers everywhere dream about, and for having very noticeable hair. The breakout rookie season earned him a laundry list of honors — 2008 Pro Football Weekly Rookie All-Pro Team, NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for September, NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his first career start (against New Orleans) — and the hair earned him the nickname Predator, after the similarly coiffed movie character.

He’s less well-known for being a genuinely affable, funny, likeable guy, but a few more chats like this one on should change that right quick. For example:

NOVA, Ashburn: When you see Chris Cooley running with the ball in practice do you think a) Who let this escaped mental patient on the field b) He looks like a week old fawn running c) There is no way anyone who runs that goofy had be that hard to tackle

Chris Horton: You have to go with “C” Nova. This guy is really hard to tackle, and everyone makes fun of his running form, but he does break a lot of tackles!

Leaving aside the fact that NOVA in Ashburn is probably Casey Rabach writing in under a pseudonym, that’s a pretty solid Q&A. Or this one: Read more »

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Tuesday, June 30: Getting To Know Robert Henson With Hogs Haven

Posted by Matt Terl on June 30, 2009 – 8:27 am

The intrepid guys over at Hogs Haven aren’t taking a break here in the depths of the offseason. They are well aware that people have needs, and that those needs include umpty-thousand word interviews with football players (and their significant others) to fill the hours at work.

So they sat down for a long dinner with rookie linebacker Robert Henson and his wife before Henson set off to the rookie symposium, and then they transcribed it for your reading pleasure. The conversation ranges from the draft to Redskins history to where the predaft analysts got him wrong, along with all the other offseason topics of note. It’s a detailed, wide-ranging, rambling conversation, and it’s perfect for when you’ve got the time to read it.

Robert: You know who can still throw? TC. Todd Collins. He can THROW. I was dropping back in coverage thinking I was about to get him and that ball was there! I wouldn’t sleep on Colt Brennan either. Colt’s arm is crazy. You know what messes me up is his release. Most of the time you can time a quarterback’s release but that sidearm.

Sugar: The coaches get on him for that?

Robert: I haven’t been really paying attention to that. I’m mixed up in my own battles. I can’t touch the ball when he throws, but I’ll try to change that in training camp. I remember watching him in your pre-season game last year, and he did real good. Chase Daniel is faster than I thought he was. He was scrambling on one way and I had to get on my horse to go and get him. Haha. He’s smart. VERY smart. We were doing 7 on 7 today, and actually they only had 5 players. He was drawing up routes telling them what to run to get around certain players.

Kevin: So you’re #58…do you know of Wilbur [sic] Marshall?

Robert: Yea, I’ve heard of him. Well, one name I’ve heard a lot is Sam Huff. I got in trouble for not knowing the famous TCU guy that came to the Redskins. Sammy Baugh. I got in trouble for that one. But I know now.

You can check out the rest of the interview here. Read more »

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