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Finally, Maybe A Little Good Injury News

Posted by Matt Terl on December 3, 2009 – 4:17 pm

Head coach Jim Zorn’s initial post-practice comments were a little bit encouraging:

“Today Albert Haynesworth was limited,” he said. “I think he’s lookin’ better and better as we go along here. [Justin] Tryon was limited with his hip pointer, but he’s gonna work in, I think he’ll be ready to play. We had Mike Sellers go this morning and his ankle stiffened up a bit so we just backed him off this afternoon; he was very limited. DeAngelo [Hall] did a lot of footwork drills but did not participate in practice. He was just off to the side working with the trainers, trying to get any kind of stability or lateral movement. I think he’s doubtful.”

But it was his answer to a follow-up question about Haynesworth that sounded much, much better:

“Yeah, I think he’s gonna play. He looked quick at some point. But there’s a fine line, ’cause if he works hard right now, I don’t want him to reinjure it. So we’re just injecting him, and he looks like he’s gonna be available.” Read more »

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An Interesting Note About The Redskins' Playcalling System

Posted by Matt Terl on December 3, 2009 – 2:54 pm

It’s been an interesting week for the Redskins’ much-maligned playcalling system. First, the Redskins offense had possibly its best outing of the season, putting up 24 points and just over 300 yards.

Then on Tuesday, Chris Cooley offered up his analysis of the system on SIRIUS NFL Radio — and he wasn’t entirely complimentary. (Transcription via Jason Reid at Redskins Insider.)

“We have a really weird deal going on right now with the kind of rotation of who calls the plays, to where it goes, to who gets it and how it gets to Jason,” said Cooley, who was placed on the season-ending injured-reserve list Monday. “It’s almost unheard of. And the funny thing is the last couple weeks the offense has looked better than it has.”

Yesterday, Cooley seemingly realized that his comments were being taken as critical — despite “the funny thing” he mentions in the above excerpt — and posted a follow-up on his blog to clarify that he wasn’t standing in judgment

While I did add our new system was strange, it has started to work for our team. I have no problem with what’s going on in our huddle and am excited about how our offense and Jason Campbell is performing as of late.

I also stated that I’m proud of how our head coach has handled the situation and prepared the team to play hard every week. It’s not an easy task for any coach and I feel like we have played hard and been in every game – even with the plethora of injuries.

Okay, all well and good. Almost comforting, in fact, a flashback to earlier this season when every day of the week brought some riveting new soap opera to Redskins Park.

Today, Brian Murphy at Homer McFanboy posted the most interesting twist: a post with the lower-case headline redskins offense better with lewis.
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Thursday, December 3: Redskins Laugh At The Saints Defense. Sort Of.

Posted by Matt Terl on December 3, 2009 – 11:21 am

Former Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams currently heads up the defense for the 11-0 New Orleans Saints. With the Saints coming to FedExField this weekend, there have been a lot of questions for the current Redskins players who played under Williams, and two things have been remarkably consistent in all their responses: an unwavering respect, and laughter.

It’s a weird kind of laughter, though. Not exactly a nervous chuckle; not a sinister, gloating laugh. It’s similar to the laugh of someone who’s just leaving a particularly draining amusement park ride while they look at the folks waiting in line to get on, but that’s not exactly it either.

Anyhow, as I was transcribing these various quotes, I realized that the laughter really added to the context, so I’m tried my best to include it.

For example, here’s Carlos Rogers, after being asked if he and the defense needed to have their track shoes ready for the Saints’ potent offense. “Jason [Campbell]‘s probably gonna need to have his track shoes on too, because Gregg gonna be …” and then he degenerates into a sinister laugh. Read more »

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