love Jones size/athletisism, but WR's generally take 3 yrs 2 have an impact.This echoes comments that I have heard over the past few months from people saying that the Redskins need to draft a position that provides an immediate impact, perhaps a lineman on either side of the ball or linebacker. But many of those same people figure that it will take two or three years at a minimum for the Redskins to be serious playoff contenders. If that is the case, then why not get the players in the positions that take the longest to develop, like wide receiver and quarterback, in the house now and get the learning process starting? What is the sense in taking a few years to build up the lines if you then have to take a few more years to get the skill positions up to snuff? This goes back to what I’ve been saying about Redskins fans for a few months. Many of them say that they realize that rebuilding the team will take [caption id="attachment_5617" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Graham gano"][/caption] some time. However, they will raise holy hell over the actual steps of rebuilding, like possibly letting the 32-year-old Santana Moss walk in free agency or suffering through the growing pains of young players like Graham Gano or, in this case, executing a high draft pick that might not pay immediate dividends. In short, they are in favor of Shanahan rebuilding “the right way” as long as that way is their way and as long as it happens in a hurry. So, which is it, folks? Rebuild so it will last a while? Or make your moves with paying off immediately? It's not impossible to do both but should Shanahan not draft the best player on the team's draft board because it might take him two or three years to become truly effective? What do you think? Hit the comments below and let us know.
Rich Tandler: I’m not one of those who gets on Carlos about his hands of stone. I’ve always said that you drop a potential interception, you were in the right place at the right time. Rogers is not a shutdown corner but he’s a very good one. Still, he’s going to be 30 before the season starts and a team that is looking to rebuild and get younger should think long and hard before signing a cornerback who is that age to what will be a pricey deal
Riddle- The forrest is full of diamonds...name the song and former Colt player I'm thinking about,remembering the color of my heart 2nite For $500 and Real NFL football...1rst on tweetwall wins...Go Butler!!!!I knew from seeing tweets from Irsay during the NCAA tournament that he is a Butler basketball fan, which is logical given the Indianapolis connection. The Bulldogs' color is blue. The first part of the answer was easy. It was a song by Neil Diamond that had the color blue in the title. That would be Song Sung Blue, a rather catchy if nondescript and somewhat cheesy 1972 tune that is probably a favorite of lounge singers in Holiday Inns across the country. I vaguely remembered a player named Blue having played for the Colts but I couldn't remember a first name to save my life. That sent me to Pro-Football-Reference.com, a site I use multiple times daily for research. I typed "Blue" into the search box and worked my way up the list of Tony, Luther, Greg and, finally, Forrest. He was an offensive lineman our of Auburn who played for the Baltimore Colts from 1975-1978. I didn't get the first part of the clue, the part about "forrest full of diamonds" until then. I replied to @JimIrsay, typed in the answer, and hit send about five minutes after Irsay had posted the question. I was pretty sure that I was right, I just didn't know if I was the first of his 34,593 followers to tweet it. At halftime, Irsay tweeted and it confirmed that I did indeed have the right answer:
1)Song Sung Blue/Neil Diamond 2) Forrest Blue..Correct answer,who's 1rst Abby...U sober?I believe that Abby is his assistant who handles social media matters. I barely made it to the end of the basketball game with my eyes open (I was shutting them earlier to avert my gaze from some ugly hoops). When I got up this morning, I checked my replies and, sure enough, I had the first correct answer:
The 1rst to post tonight's riddle answer was @RealRedskins. Congrats! Abby, the game is over...get to work!!!!And there was a direct message to me with instructions on how to claim the money and the football. Five hundred bucks isn't life-changing money or anything but not bad for a couple of minutes of research and an uncanny ability to remember cheesy 70's music lyrics.
If the Patriots consider trading up in the first round of the NFL Draft, I think Washington’s No. 10 spot is a logical place as a starting point. The Redskins are without third- and fourth-round picks, and by moving down seven spots could replenish their mid-round supply.New England's target could be wide receiver Julio Jones of Alabama or perhaps one of the several defensive ends who would be good fits in the the Patriots 3-4 defense. The Redskins, of course, could use Jones and some strengthening of their three-man DL as well. But, as Reiss suggests, they could sacrifice some degree of quality to bolster their draft pick quantity. If you use the NFL draft chart as a guideline, the tenth pick in the draft is worth 1,300 points while New England's pick, the 17th, is worth 950. The 350-point difference is equal to the 55th pick of the draft, the 23rd of the second round. The Patriots hold the 60th pick so that and maybe their fourth-round pick, the 125th, would work out just about right. Should the Redskins trade back and risk not getting a blue-chip impact player? Or is moving down to get some extra picks the smart move?
I think the team that makes the most sense for Donovan McNabb is Minnesota . . . The Vikings can sleep better at night knowing they don't have to rely on Joe Webb with a suspect offensive line and a veteran defense as they try to make one last playoff run with this core. McNabb can be happy knowing he has one more chance to take a contender deep into the playoffs.It's important to note here that this is just King's opinion here. He does not cite any sources that say that this is a possibility. King suggests that the compensation could be a 2012 fourth-round pick that would elevate to a third if McNabb made 12 starts for the Vikings in 2011. In the same article, King says that the odds are against the lockout ending before the 2011 draft so any picks that the Redskins were to acquire for McNabb would have to be in later years. If I'm Mike Shanahan, I seriously consider this deal. Maybe the Redskins can squeeze a third that could upgrade to a second if McNabb and the team meet certain incentives. The Vikings are looking for a new stadium deal and it could be difficult to pull that off if Webb is at the helm and the team tanks. What do you think? Is McNabb a good fit in Minnesota? Given the scarcity of QB's on the market, is a conditional third-fourth enough?