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Garret Hartley is the kicker the Redskins need, he made 3 40+ yard field goals all under pressure on the biggest game of his life, hats off to you Garret Hartley
Congrats to Mark Brunell and Chase Daniels on the SB rings
If Sun Life Stadium is a Superbowl stadium then FedEx field could easily be one to, especially with the 2 new 100 foot long video screens
The game didn’t meet expectations in intensity in my thoughts, I was hoping for a shootout the last 5 minutes, we didn’t really get that, but was an overall solid game, just not as good as last years
Redskins missed out hugely when they didn’t get Drew Brees when he was available, we could easily be a playoff team if we had him, less health issues, and our offensive line could stay intact
Congrats to Gregg WIlliams on his ring, I still believe he should have been hired as our Head Coach, he had some great defensive techniques tonight
Russ Grimm made the Hall of Fame!!! I miss the HOG age of the Redskins
The Who was a solid halftime show, I just noticed that one of their songs is the CSI theme song, they were also more appealing to the young audience then I thought they were, the guitar solos were great
Courtney Roby had a great night on special teams
Right-hander Tyler Walker agreed to terms on a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Nationals on Monday, according to two baseball sources. The club also signed outfielder Chris Duncan and left-hander Chuck James to Minor League deals with an invitation to Spring Training
Walker is expected to be part of the new relief corps which includes Brian Bruney, Matt Capps and Eddie Guardado. Walker, 33, is coming off one of his better seasons, going 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 32 games for the Phillies. He is a seven-year veteran who has played with the Mets, Giants and Rays.
The left-handed-hitting Duncan is coming off one of his poorest seasons in the big leagues, hitting .227 with five home runs and 32 RBIs, all with the Cardinals. On July 22, St. Louis traded Duncan to the Red Sox for infielder Julio Lugo, but Duncan never saw Major League action with Boston before he was released about a month later.
If Duncan makes the Nationals’ big league roster out of Spring Training, he will likely serve as a backup. Otherwise, he may begin the season with Triple-A Syracuse.
As for James, he missed the entire 2009 season due to left shoulder surgery. He was signed by the Nationals on the recommendation of assistant general manager Roy Clark, who was impressed by James when they were with the Braves.
James’ best season was in 2006, when he went 11-4 with a 3.78 ERA
These are the low risk high reward signings that you always expect from the Nationals around this time. I still expect a major league SS and SP to be signed.
Today the drama of the “Rambo” incident hopefully came to an end. Both the main players involved, Javaris Crittenton and Gilbert Arenas, were suspended the rest of the season due to gun possession in the Verizon Center which is against the law and NBA policy. This was the expected punishment and is the proper way to deal with this issue. It seems that the Wizards wont take much of a hit in play quality because Javaris hasn’t played all season due to injuries and Arenas hasn’t been with the team sense his indefinite suspension. I actually believe this will take away all the off-court distractions because there isn’t much more to speculate about, The players are done for this season. It’s now the responsibility of the organization to close drama down and move on and win games for the Fans of this struggling team.
Ken Wainstein, attorney for Gilbert Arenas, stated today:
Mr. Arenas respects Commissioner Stern’s decision to issue a suspension for the remainder of the season. Mr. Arenas recognizes that his actions were a serious violation of the law and league rules and were detrimental to the NBA and its reputation. He accepts full responsibility for what he did, and takes no issue with the length of the suspension or the process that led to the Commissioner’s decision. It is Mr. Arenas’ hope that this punishment will serve an important purpose, as a strong reminder of the responsibility that he and all NBA players have to set the right example with their conduct on and off the court. As such, Mr. Arenas has asked the Players Association not to challenge the suspension.
Mr. Arenas appreciates the careful and thoughtful handling of this matter by the Commissioner and his staff, and he is grateful for the Commissioner’s willingness to meet with him earlier today.
Head Coach: Mike Shanahan (signed)/No job in 2009/ Head Coach Denver Broncos
Offensive Coordinator: Kyle Shanahan (signed) /Offensive coordinator Houston Texans
Defensive Coordinator: Jim Haslett (signed) /Head Coach Orlando Tuskers-UFL/Interim Head coach St. Louis Rams
Quarterback: Matt LaFleur (signed) /Offensive Assistant Houston Texans 2009
Runningback: Bobby Turner (signed)/ Runningbacks coach Broncos 2009
Widereciever: Keenan McCardell (signed)/Giants Intern 2009/Former NFL WR (16 years)
Tightend: Jon Embree (signed)/ TE coach for the Kansas City Chiefs
Offensive line: Chris Foerster (signed)/OL coach 49er’s 2009
Defensive line: Jacob Burney (signed) Former Broncos DL coach
Linebackers: Lou Spanos (signed) Defensive Assistant Steelers 2009
Defensive Assistant: Kirk Olivadotti (signed) Redskins Linebackers Coach 2009
Defensivebacks: Bob Slowik (signed) former Broncos DC
Safeties: Steven Jackson (stay) Safeties coach Redskins 2009
Special Teams: Danny Smith (stay) SP coach Redskins 2009
Strength/Conditioning (To be determined)
The Redskins will hire one of their former wide receivers, Keenan McCardell, as wide receivers coach, according to an ESPN report.
McCardell started and ended his playing career in Washington. In 1991, he was the 326th overall pick — that’s round 12. He was on injured reserve when the Redskins won the Super Bowl that year and was released following the season.
McCardell, a two-time Pro Bowler, also played for Cleveland, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay and San Diego before returning to Washington midway through the 2007 season. He played the final 10 games with the Redskins and eventually retired following the season.
Though he played for the Bucs before Bruce Allen took the reins, McCardell does have ties to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. He was in training camp with Houston in 2007, where Shanahan was an offensive assistant.
DC thoughts: I like this signing: he brings 16 years of experience and great route running skills to our young, raw, and inexperienced group of receivers. I believe McCardell can teach Malcolm Kelly the art of route running and this is a huge step over Stan Hixon who I was never a fan of.
Strength Staff gone:
Last week, the entire strength and conditioning staff was quietly let go, including John Hastings, the head strength and conditioning coach the past four seasons. Hastings had been with the team since 2002. Also released were his assistants, Bobby Crumpler, who’d been with the team for seven seasons, and Harrison Bernstein, who’d been with the team for three years.
DC thoughts: As I had predicted, the strength staff has been let go. The former staff never seemed to create a strong enough program considering all of our players seemed to have constant injuries. We need someone to come in here and whip our team into shape.
The Redskins surprised fans today to improve Fed Ex field with 2 100 foot long video boards which they put as “punter” proof” which is a clear jab at the Dallas Cowboys. The fully HD screens will be in the 2 endzones and will rival the cowboys as the best entertainment systems in the league. This shows long time commitment to Fed Ex field and will most likely keep us there for years to come. Thanks Dan Snyder for blowing so much money on our entertainment