Monday, May 31, 2010

Lorenzo Alexander finally gets his due

This is from one of my game breakdowns, written after Lorenzo Alexander tore down the field on punt coverage and made yet another outstanding special teams tackle:

"...Lorenzo Alexander is a good DE, a good DT, a good sixth OL in the jumbo package, and an outstanding special teamer. And yet how often do you think he gets asked for an autograph? Do you even know what he looks like?"
And from my post-season review of the defensive linemen:

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Required Reading

Yes, these are mandatory.  Given that we are stuck in May and many writers out there are forced to meet their deadlines by digging up any easy storyline they can find ("Hey did you know that Albert Haynesworth makes a lot of money and is a big jerk?") I hereby assign you a few recent articles that might actually, you know, increase your understanding of football or the Redskins.  Get started.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Football Outsiders on the Redskins offseason

FO's rotating Four Downs column got around to the NFC East today (scroll all the way down for the Redskins, but the whole article is worth a read).

They give due credit for succesfully upgrading both quarterback and left tackle, but somewhat surpisingly consider failing to replace Devin Thomas as a shortcoming of the Redskins' offseason:

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What am I missing about Mike Williams? (and other minicamp thoughts)

Let me start by saying that I don't mean to pick on Mike Williams.  I have a lot of respect for all the work he put into restoring his NFL career and he's a guy I'd love to be wrong about.  And apparently the new coaching staff thinks I am wrong.  He was given a new contract, and the Post has him penciled in as the starting right guard going into training camp because "Shanahan and his staff liked what they saw on film..."

Now granted Mike Shanahan gets paid several million dollars a year to think about football while I'm just some schmuck with an internet connection.  Nonetheless I can't imagine what the film showed him that made such an impression. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Philadelphia sports fan gets what's coming to him

You'll enjoy this, even if it's baseball-related.  But the guy's probably an Eagles fan too.

Found the link through Nationals blog Capitol Punishment.

Is it wrong that I hope the tasing caused him to suffer a failure of bowel control?