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I think it's more likely that the receivers knees are going to get killed by diving on the ground to catch his squibbers. Oh, and don't forget about these guys:

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Roydell Williams giving everyone a run for their money at wideout. The former Tennessee

forth round draft pick who's battled injuries over the past two seasons is making a name

for himself at Redskins training camp. Whether its McNabb or Grossman behind center,

Williams is making plays and has picked up the offense as well as any WR on the team.

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And now Haynesworth is sidelined with swelling in his knee...I'm going to say that he couldnt have been training that much in the offseason if he's getting swelling from doing conditioning tests...

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If they stay healthy i dont think it will be that bad. Definitely much much better than last years line but they still have work to do. They will probably draft a guard or center high next year. probably with that 2nd round pick.

Problem is, Donovan has been playing behind this kind of line for the past two years in Philly. He gets hit. Many times he's got the kung-foo grip on the ball and won't just let it fly, and he can get absolutely leveled when he does this. It is more likely that he will miss games this season than it is he won't.

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And now Haynesworth is sidelined with swelling in his knee...I'm going to say that he couldnt have been training that much in the offseason if he's getting swelling from doing conditioning tests...

Haynesworth has had a problem with that knee since his days in Tennessee, its nothing new.

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http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=capr...immicks-4090336

Redskins see new practices as ‘pure football’

Joseph White, The Associated Press

2 hours, 2 minutes ago

ASHBURN, Va. - The music is gone, as is the crazy sight of huge equipment pads being thrown at quarterbacks.

For the purist, there's something refreshing about watching a Washington Redskins practice under new coach Mike Shanahan. It's just football. No gimmicks. No fluff. Not even very many drills. Just lots and lots of plays.

"A lot of the extra (stuff) is out of the way," receiver Devin Thomas(notes) said. "It's just pure football, back to the basics and do what we got to do."

And, after going 12-20 over two seasons under the quirky Jim Zorn, this might be just want the Redskins needed.

"We need focus," Thomas said. "We don't need all that extra."

Three days into training camp, the spectators flocking to Redskins Park are seeing workouts that neither look nor sound the same. It's less like Chuck E. Cheese, more like C-SPAN. Zorn brought in Z-shades to give players a break from the sun, but the last eye-rolling straw might have come when he installed huge speakers to the field to play music during in-season workouts.

"It actually was annoying sometimes," defensive lineman Kedric Golston(notes) said.

Golston said Shanahan wants a practice with no distractions.

"He just wants football, football, football while we're in this building," Golston said. "He likes to have fun with the best of them, but while we're on this field he just wants it to be football."

Shanahan puts the players through a long morning practice, lasting up to 2� hours. The players wear shoulder pads and shorts, which Shanahan considers to have the same effect as full pads — especially because players are told to hit without tackling. Much of the time is spent running 11-on-11 plays at a high tempo.

"I've been very impressed by the way we practise. I couldn't ask for anything more but for us to just go out there and run a ton of plays," tight end Chris Cooley(notes) said Saturday. "It's unbelievable how much of our offense we've installed being here in two days. We probably ran 100 plays out there today. There's something that can't make up for actually running the plays and seeing them work against the defense.

"I know that a lot of teams work on individual drills and tackling drills and all kinds of things, but we're pros and we should be at the point where we can just run plays, and I think this is the best way for us to mesh as a team."

Shanahan did the standard 1-on-1 and 2-on-2 drills during the non-contact spring practices, but he said he's not using them now because he has found they often lead to injuries.

Concern about injuries is also the reason Shanahan has only one full practice per day. The afternoon session is a walkthrough, more of a mental exercise in which the players get a look at schemes used by other teams.

Shanahan said he would "lose a bunch of players" if he had full two-a-days, something that might have been OK when the training camp rosters had 90-plus players. Now teams are limited to 80.

"I don't think I have to have a second practice to just kill them every day," Shanahan said. "To schedule two practices, in my opinion, and go at the speed we go, all I would be doing is tearing guys down."

Note: WR Malcolm Kelly(notes) was held out of practice with a slight hamstring pull. He hurt the hamstring while working out with QB Donovan McNabb(notes) in Arizona, and it got worse after two days of training camp. Kelly has been working with the second-team unit but hopes to compete for a starting job. "Any time you miss reps, you're giving somebody a chance to win a position," Shanahan said.

jeez man are you kidding me??

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Problem is, Donovan has been playing behind this kind of line for the past two years in Philly. He gets hit. Many times he's got the kung-foo grip on the ball and won't just let it fly, and he can get absolutely leveled when he does this. It is more likely that he will miss games this season than it is he won't.

I'd say our o-line was better the past two years than the 09 and 2010 Skins o-line. Not by alot.

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If Moss goes down we are absolutely screwed at WR this year, unless we get vincent jackson.

I'm with you there. I like what Roydell Williams is doing in camp but not as the no. 2 guy.

Picking up Jackson would be nice & he did workout with McNabb in the offseason.

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I'd say our o-line was better the past two years than the 09 and 2010 Skins o-line. Not by alot.

Shanahan has been moving the pocket around quite a bit in camp. Lots rollouts, naked boots, screen passes, and little quick hitters up the middle with the runningbacks.

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Great, great McNabb quote

"One message I try to send to these guys after being in Philadelphia, obviously the expectations every year are high, and I think you have to make them high. You have to set goals that are high and are attainable for yourself. And for this team, all of us have that same goal and that's to win a Super Bowl. I think in order for us to do that, we have to come out on this field and be very effective in game situation. Be very methodical on the offensive side, defense, everyone reading their keys and doing the right things and playing off of the guy next to you. I think for this team, the attitude is a lot different from what I understand than it has been over the past couple of years. I think when we get a chance to get out on the field, people will begin to see that."

Same statement made every year with the Eagles, it's a canned message that he repeats. Get used to the worm burners!

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Same statement made every year with the Eagles, it's a canned message that he repeats. Get used to the worm burners!

Yeah no doubt. I think Ive heard that speech like 8 times. (He was quiet and not much of a leader his first few yrs)

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Shanahan has been moving the pocket around quite a bit in camp. Lots rollouts, naked boots, screen passes, and little quick hitters up the middle with the runningbacks.

Standard Shanahan stuff. Guy is good at covering oline faults.

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Standard Shanahan stuff. Guy is good at covering oline faults.

Yeah the Eagles were destroyed by that crap when Plummer was on the Broncos. Hard to tell who gets the credit there though because Plummer always did that to us. :thumbsdown:

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Skins camp studs and duds for 8/1

The author had a lot of praise for Trent Williams.

"Had a really good day, especially vs. OLB Brian Orakpo. I really, really like how strong his base is and how well he uses his arms. I remember when Chris Samuels first came to camp and you could just tell the kid would be good because his fundamentals and skills were just different. Williams is the same way. We don’t know how well he’ll prepare, but that’s the only question I have at this point. In terms of talent, he’s legit."

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Cooley healthy ready for business.

http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_detai...r-redskins.html

Captain Chaos returns: Cooley healthy for Redskins

TEXT SIZE By: JOSEPH WHITE

The Associated Press

Injury, age and competition from an up-and-comer haven't tempered the Captain Chaos side of Chris Cooley. His teammates, fans _ and wife _ should expect no less.

Take one of his recent vacations. The Washington Redskins tight end took Christy, a petite ex-cheerleader whose modeling credits include Maxim magazine, to Deep Lake in Wyoming and decided to ad-lib his way up the Beartooth Mountains.

"I dragged my wife there. It's a 9-mile hike up 3,500 feet," Cooley said Sunday. "It's insane. I felt so bad by the time I got to the top. We cut our legs all up. It's not even a trail. It was unreal. She made it, though."

Makes sense. Cooley doesn't follow trails, doesn't confine his life to the norm. Last week, when a fan requested a player to assist in a surprise marriage proposal on the sideline at training camp, Cooley was the natural choice, pretending to discover the ring while signing autographs.

And, on the field, Cooley's talent will help the Redskins tweak a few norms. With the emergence of third-year player Fred Davis, the offense has two top-notch pass-catching tight ends. Surely they're competing against each other for playing time, right?

Uh, nope.

"We're kind of both competing together _ against the receivers," Cooley said.

Expect plenty of two tight end sets from the Redskins this season, with Cooley and Davis stealing playing time from a group of wideouts that is far from sorting itself out. There wasn't an NFL team that had two tight ends with 40 catches apiece last season; Cooley and Davis should each reach that threshold with room to spare.

"The receiving groups, they're still trying to see who's going to be the 1s, the 2s," Davis said. "(Chris and I) are just trying to make sure we're on the field together _ because we both can be deep threats."

Santana Moss remains the team's No. 1 receiver, but he's topped the 1,000-yard mark only once since 2005. Third-year wideouts Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly are still trying to prove themselves as reliable starters, with Thomas getting the edge so far at camp because Kelly is sidelined with a hamstring injury. Both were ranked behind well-past-his-prime Joey Galloway on the depth chart at the start of camp.

Besides, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's play book makes no distinction between tight end and receiver.

"They're all the same position," Shanahan said. "They're all interchangeable. It's 'What's the best matchups?' And what helps us move the chains."

Sure enough, Cooley had one practice that featured him in an alphabet soup worth of positions, lining up all over the field.

"So far in this offense I've played the Z, I've played the F, I've played the Y, I've played the E," he said. "I'm looking to play quarterback soon."

Davis finished strong last season to finish with 48 receptions after Cooley was lost for the season with a broken ankle after seven games. Cooley had prided himself on never missing a game _ and barely a practice _ over his NFL career before the injury, so he's overjoyed to be healthy again.

"I love being out here and I love being with the guys," Cooley said. "It's so much fun to compete. It's something that I've dreamed of doing and it's still something that I want to be the best at. It was very hard for me to sit out and watch last year."

Cooley played in back-to-back Pro Bowls before the injury. At age 28, he could have many more all-star appearances in front of him, assuming the offense is as productive as promised _ and assuming he and Davis don't cancel each other out in the minds of voters.

Growing up a Denver Broncos fan in Utah, Cooley recalls childhood memories of watching eight-time Pro Bowl tight end Shannon Sharpe prosper under new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.

"To be a part of this offense is really neat for me. To sit down and just talk to Mike Shanahan for the first time was kind of cool," Cooley said. "I was in awe a little bit."

A feeling of awe? It can even happen to Captain Chaos.

Note: Mike Shanahan said he expects Kelly to return to practice in a couple of days. "He looked better today, much improved," the coach said. ... DT Albert Haynesworth's failure to pass the conditioning test remains the No. 1 topic at camp. When a reporter joked that he did the conditioning test in his sleep, Mike Shanahan looked at the reporter and said with a smile: "You did it in your sleep? That's the only way you're going to do it."

August 01, 2010 04:25 PM

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Skins Trade for Beck

http://twitter.com/ryanohalloran/status/20151497797

From CSN's Brent Harris: Ravens trade QB John Beck to the Redskins for unknown compensation.

Skins give up CB Doug Dutch.

Bye Bye Colt!!

Colt Brennan has been released by the Washington Redskins. Good luck kid.

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Skins Trade for Beck

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Bye Bye Colt!!

Colt was/is having a horrible camp so far. I think he was gone way before this trade even happened.

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I liked Dutch but no way he was going to make the team. Beck sucks though so im not getting excited about this. I guess he was brought in because Colt has looked bad so far.

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Colt was/is having a horrible camp so far. I think he was gone way before this trade even happened.

yep, Richard Bartel was kicking his a**

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I liked Dutch but no way he was going to make the team. Beck sucks though so im not getting excited about this. I guess he was brought in because Colt has looked bad so far.

Yeah there's a reason Beck is on his 3rd team.

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