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  1. <a href="http://voices.washin...-minicamp.html" target="_blank">http://voices.washin...nicamp.html</a> Pro Bowl defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who skipped the Redskins' voluntary workout program in protest of his new role on the team, will not attend the mandatory minicamp that begins Wednesday and wants to be traded, his agent said Tuesday night. "The Redskins are trying to establish a new regime with new schemes at Redskins Park, and it is not an organization that Albert would have ever been attracted to just a short year ago - regardless of the money," agent Chad Speck said in a phone interview. "He has made it clear to me that he does not want to play for the Washington Redskins. "This situation will be a distraction to the Redskins and to Albert and his teammates. I am certain [head coach] Mike [shanahan] and [General Manager] Bruce [Allen] want to get the most out of their first year and it's probably in everyone's best interests for the Redskins to make a deal and trade Albert." Redskins Senior Vice President Tony Wylie said "We're preparing for minicamp, so Coach Shanahan will address your question tomorrow." For weeks, Haynesworth has privately expressed frustration to some teammates about the coaching staff's decision to use him as a nose tackle in Washington's new 3-4 defensive scheme, and told them he would not participate in voluntary activities as defined by the league's collective bargaining agreement. Team officials maintain they have never discussed trading the two-time all-pro, but the Redskins have had talks with clubs interested in acquiring Haynesworth, according to people familiar with the situation. Haynesworth missed all but one day of Coach Mike Shanahan's 47-day voluntary program, including six days of minicamps, 13 organized team activities and 28 days designated for lifting, according to a copy of the team's offseason schedule. In March, he attended Shanahan's introductory session to inform him he planned to train on his own. Shanahan, who shortly after his hiring stressed the importance of his offseason program, acknowledged he was disappointed in Haynesworth's decision, but the NFL's collective bargaining agreement prohibits teams from fining players for skipping voluntary activities. The two-day minicamp is Washington's only mandatory event, and Haynesworth is aware of the potential consequences of his actions, Speck said.
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    I'm already fired up, lets get this game started. startIng the party NOW!!
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    By Gary Fitzgerald Posted: September 10, 2010 Is Clinton Portis a changed man? Often outspoken, Portis was unusually quiet last offseason. Except for one media session, he mostly avoided reporters and TV cameras during training camp and preseason. He no longer seeks out publicity and he no longer wears outrageous costumes. He seems to be mindful of what he says and the impact his words have on the team. Simply put, he is more business-like now. Coming off a concussion that sidelined him for the last eight games last year, the new attitude is part of Portis's new perspective. "I think that [the concussion] was a blessing,” Portis said. "I think that it gives you the opportunity to go out and realize how much being on the field really means to you, how much being around your teammates means and not feeling like the missing link. "I was gone after Week 8 [last year] and I still had the finger pointed at me like I was the problem the last eight weeks of the season. "I think it gave me the chance to go out and take a look in the mirror and realize my faults, the things I was doing wrong, the person I needed to be, and what I needed to do to come back and be a part of the organization.” With the Redskins opening the 2010 season this Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, Portis officially returns to the lineup. He worked hard all offseason to get himself in top shape. And he fended off preseason challenges from Larry Johnson and Willie Parker to secure the Redskins’ starting job for the seventh year in a row. "He has done everything that I’ve asked him to do, in the offseason as well, so I’m looking forward to Clinton having a great year,” head coach Mike Shanahan said. Portis expects to wear a new helmet designed to protect him from concussions. He won’t change his style of play, though. "I am going to go out and throw my body around like I have been doing and leave it in God’s hands,” Portis said. A two-time Pro Bowler, Portis enters 2010 with a chance to stake his claim as the greatest Redskins running back. He has 6,597 rushing yards with the Redskins, and that total is second-most in franchise history behind Hall of Famer John Riggins, who has 7,472 rushing yards. For his career, Portis has compiled 9,696 rushing yards and 73 rushing touchdowns. He has also caught 242 passes for 1,963 yards and five TDs. Portis began his career playing for Shanahan in Denver in 2002. Seven years later, he is playing for Shanahan again. He is familiar with Shanahan’s offense and he expects to benefit from the Redskins’ new zone blocking scheme. In the scheme, linemen are responsible for areas rather than individuals. This helps open holes inside, which backs should hit quickly. No dancing and waiting for opening. Hit the hole that’s there. Portis had two of his best seasons playing in a zone blocking offense in Denver from 2002-03. He posted 1,500+ rushing yards both years. "I actually feel great about our offense because I know the scheme is set up not to ask [offensive linemen] to do a lot,” Portis said. "If they know the game plan and know what they have to do, the scheme alone is going to put us at an advantage. It’s going to be a hit or miss.” Portis believes he is primed to reaffirm himself as one of the league’s best running backs. Said Shanahan: "You’ve got to prove yourself each week, that’s the nature of this game. I think all veteran players and veteran coaches want to go out there and show them that you deserve and belong in an elite group. I’m sure Clinton wants to prove that as well.” i'm looking for another big season for CP.
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    Reserve LDE Phillip Daniels is still playing with a torn right biceps muscle. He tore it last season in Week 5 but put off surgery because of the extensive rehab. When he flexed his arm today, his right biceps noticeably balled up close to his shoulder. It was kinda gross. However, he says his right biceps is actually stronger than his left. He notices that when he bench presses. "It was strong last year when I tore it,” he said. "I just had to get past the initial stage.” Daniels’ torn muscle isn’t evident in how he plays. He’s one of the strongest guys on the team, and it’s why he’s able to hold his edge against the run fairly well.
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    Shanahan on ESPN980 Recap: --McNabb is back in football shape and should be good to go Sunday --Injuries are part of the game and you just have to be mentally strong enough to not make them an excuse --Gotta have everyone buying into the system, we'll be good. Like the effort so far. --He and Kyle develop the game plan, but Kyle will call all the plays on Sundays. Might get involved in play calling in certain situations, but he'll leave it to the coordinators. --3-4 defense takes the right personnel and he believes Haslett and Spanos know it inside out. Feels confident in the staff with the defense. --Have to out execute Dallas' defense --Haslett will tell him when Albert is ready to go. Shanny told Albert to practice hard and be in great shape and he'll be ready to go. Needs to impress coaches during practices. Wants him to learn NT and DE. --Haynesworth situation hasn't been a distraction. Best players will be the ones playing. If AH is the best player, he'll be out there playing. --Says Kemo is ready to go --Impressed with Moss and said he's excited to see what the WRs can do --Special teams is strong area and he'll be disappointed if it doesn't stay that way. --Not worried with Grossman if he needs to come in --Cooley and Davis have prepared well all offseason and he's confident in them --Every team has been holding stuff back in the preseason. Won't ever show much in the preseason --Still not sure of how everything will play out with the team but stressed practicing hard and playing well on game day. Basically he stressed practicing hard and practing well will play a big part in things this season
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    Good idea simulating ratliff against our OL.
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    Injury report Washington Redskins Kareem Moore, S - No Practice (Knee) Perry Riley, LB - Limited Practice (Foot) Andre Carter, LB - Limited Practice (Illness) Jammal Brown, OT - Full Practice (Hip) Donovan McNabb, QB - Full Practice (Ankle) Mike Sellers, FB - Full Practice (Knee) Dallas Cowboys Marc Colombo, OT - No Practice (Knee) Kyle Kosier, G - No Practice (Knee) Sam Young, T - No Practice (Knee) Gerald Sensabaugh, S - Full Practice (Shoulder)
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    Don't forget the foward pass and football on TV. Not saying the guy is a Saint but those innovations have made the NFL the popular game it is today. BTW maybe we should check into the backgrounds of every member in the Hall and clean out all the turds. Bet it would be a big list.
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    I PASSED TO 10K POST MARK TODAY!!! ONLY TOOK ME SEVEN YEARS
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    yep many owners such as Art Rooney were in favor...So why did they back down? said so itself in the link you posted. BTW innovator yes. Although his team enjoyed great success, Marshall is known more for many of the frills which now mark the modern football game. During the early days of the NFL, college football was more popular. Marshall decided to incorporate elements of the college atmosphere into the professional league. Innovations which he introduced include gala halftime shows, a marching band, and a fight song. The Redskins marching band is currently only one of two officially sanctioned by any NFL team. The fight song, "Hail to the Redskins" is one of the most famous in the NFL. Marshall, along with George Halas, suggested two major rules changes designed to open up the game and increase scoring which were subsequently adopted. One was to allow a forward pass to be thrown from anywhere behind the line of scrimmage, rather than at a minimum of five yards behind the line which was previously the rule. Another was the move of the goal posts from the end line to the goal line, where they were (and are) located in Canadian football, to encourage the kicking of field goals. This change remained in place for about four decades until NFL goal posts were returned to the end line in the mid-1970s as part of an effort to lessen the influence on the game of kicking specialists. Upon obtaining the team in 1932, Marshall also pushed to standardize the schedule so that each team played the same number of games, that the teams be split into divisions with the winners meeting in the championship game, and that game gate receipts be split between the home team and the visitor on either a 60-40 split or a guaranteed amount of money, whichever was larger.[1] Marshall did many things to try to endear the team to the people of Washington. During the 1937 season, Marshall rented a train and brought 10,000 fans to New York to watch the team play the New York Giants. These actions paid off, and even today, Redskins fans are considered among the league's most loyal, and some of the most likely to travel in large numbers to away games. In the 1950s, Marshall was the first NFL owner to embrace the new medium of television. He initiated the first network appearances for any NFL team, and built a huge television network to broadcast Redskins games across the South. i wont charge you for the history lesson
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    Both have been starters in the past, not a big let down. Its not like Kosier or Colombo are great players or anything.
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    Dang George Marshall nailed Louise Brooks? She was a real wildcat back in the day
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    Wow an old guy from the turn of the century being a racist. Who would have thunk it? He was for a time a huge innovator of the game and thats why he's in the HoF. Not because of his personal views.
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    Its bound to happen one day now that America is full off over sensitive babies. But the day they change the name will be the day i stop watching NFL football. FOREVER!
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    I live about 5 minutes from the catawba indian reservation and many many are redskin fans
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    No i'm part cherokee an it doesn't bother me one bit. The red paint was/is a symbol of honor.
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    "It's very distracting, but we try not to let it get to us. Because we're tired of talking about it, Albert's tired of talking about it, Shanahan's tired of talking about it. Everybody is. We want to move on to be a normal team in this league and not worry about individualism. ...We got a big game coming up and we can't be worrying about No. 92 right now and all this speculation." Sounds like he's tired of the media asking the same ole dumb questions and making stories out of nothing...
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    the way the Cowboys OL has looked they better be worried about Orakpo/Carter..
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    I liked what i saw of him in college but the skins are pretty well set at outside linebacker this year. Maybe the PC but i'll bet some other teams signs him to the active roster.
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    we have a suspect OL? is this still the injury riddled line from last season? i don't think so.
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    Yeah and who ever twittered that info was spot on as well I love todays reporters..
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    Look, do you really think the avg NFL fan knows who Kenny Britt is? Most of these people couldn't name the starters on their so called favorite team. They get their info from ESPN an call it holy.
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    They were not happy with his off-season work. But since nobody knows who Kenny Britt is, no one wrote tons of useless stories about him.