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Old 09-23-2009, 09:18 AM   #91
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Yes but bringing aging replacements for the line is how you end up with one of the oldest line in the league (which I think we were in the past). Once again, putting Rinehart in is building through the draft, we drafted him, developed him, and now he needs to be tested in real game situations.
As I just pointed out why can't we look at other teams Practice Squads and pull from their O-lineman Rookie class. Our's was picked last yr right. Mason was pulled off our PS and put on Baltimore's PS. I'm sure we could let someone go off the PS and fill it with a Rookie O-lineman from someone elses PS, or cut Betts/Rock and pick one up, or trade Betts/Rock for someone elses #2 or #3 O-lineman who needs a RB.

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I love this move, but it's meaningless unless they are actually going to carve out a spot in the offense for him.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:25 AM   #93
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this guy can't be trusted to hang on to the ball. i mean he had the ball in the wrong arm when he fumbled the kick off return in pre season. it's certainly correctable but god that's football 101.
I think you need to revisit the play. Alridge was moving the ball from his arm closer to the tackler to the arm away from the tackler. During the process he was hit by the helmit (1 in a million hit) and the ball popped loose. It wasn't like he was running up the field next to the sideline and decided out of the blue to change arms. Alridge had just decided which way to run and after turning started to move the ball and got hit. He probably could have covered the ball with both arms and simply taken the hit and been tackled but he was trying to make a play. In order to stiff arm the defender he had to move the ball. I call Fluke.

but since you are so concerned about fumbling....what are you going to do with JC? I presume with your way of thinking we should cut him cause he left the ball hanging out there for the defenseman to swat at and take to the house. That's go to be epic failure.....right? What do we do the next time Portis fumbles? cut him too?

As someone stated earlier, fumbles happen. Thank god Alridge only did it during preseason when the games don't count. He learned a lesson. Hope he controls the ball better and move on. We need the speed and no one else is available that has his speed and knows our offense.
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In regards to your comment about O-lineman, I have been asking since Sun. who is out their that we could bring in only cause back in Feb. it sounded like the team (Buges) was not impressed with Rineharts technique or blocking. I still find it funny that a week after the comment was made they could not say enough about him. What changed? I'm all for using our draft picks. I'm excited they are and hope he works out. Then we have MW Tackle/Guard as back up or spot fill in to give guys a break and the Rookie Ed Williams from Maryland who can play Center/Guard, but if one more gets injured then we will be in panick mode to get someone in and trained. That my only point. Why can't we bring in some one from another teams practice squad who is a Rookie to train? It's not like we have to look at people who are not on a team only.
They didnt just start praising Rinehart, they have been talking about him since OTA's. "He is much improved over last season" & "When he played with the starters he raised his level of play", I remember hearing both. Going forward we still have W.Montgomery(C/G), Edwin Williams(C/G), D'anthony Batiste(T), and Mike Williams(G/T) so even with another injury, we dont just bring in somebody off the street. Granted there is no O-line on the practice squad, but we do still have people to plug in. We kept the extra O-lineman so this just evens things out.

Problem is......NOBODY keeps 5 RB's on the active roster!
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I would add, that we already went and got another body earlier - Robinson, who is now on our practice squad. So we do still have a rotation available if another injury strikes. But lets face it, alot of the Giant's success stems from the fact that they have not faced injuries along the OLine.
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I see you are in offseason rumor mill form there SS. LOL.
Furthermore...Alridge was just on the Texans' roster. And which former head coach rumored to be a candidate to replace current head coach's ex offensive coordinator is the head coach of the Texans, and whose son is the current offensive coordinator of the Texans?

(still think Shanahan ends up in Dallas personally)
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:45 AM   #97
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There were several good points made in this thread that I support.

1. I'm happy to have AA back. I think we need someone with exceptional speed who can attack the edge and maybe hit a home run or two. The coaches and the FO may have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to correct a mistake they made when they cut him.

2. As Ruhskins said, I would rather that the FO made the best moves they can under the circumstances rather than to just rush out and pick up an OL. Haven't we criticized them in the past for making panic moves? It seems to me that there is some learning going on here. We don't know what they're working on. They might be working on a deal to move a RB for a draft pick or something.

3. As skins89moss pointed out, he can't help us unless Zorn uses his talents in games. I too have been disappointed in the failure of the Redskins to use all of their weapons.
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There were several good points made in this thread that I support.

1. I'm happy to have AA back. I think we need someone with exceptional speed who can attack the edge and maybe hit a home run or two. The coaches and the FO may have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to correct a mistake they made when they cut him.

2. As Ruhskins said, I would rather that the FO made the best moves they can under the circumstances rather than to just rush out and pick up an OL. Haven't we criticized them in the past for making panic moves? It seems to me that there is some learning going on here. We don't know what they're working on. They might be working on a deal to move a RB for a draft pick or something.

3. As skins89moss pointed out, he can't help us unless Zorn uses his talents in games. I too have been disappointed in the failure of the Redskins to use all of their weapons.
Just to add, in all likelihood Kendall will be out there if needed. At this point though it would make zero sense to sign him and have him inactive. As people have already pointed out, at least Aldridge can come in and contribute on teams.
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Now we can dump Mason.

And just to add, just because you put a OL on IR that doesn't mean you have to replace that roster spot with a OL. Bashing on Vinny for this is just dumb.
I tend to agree with you.
They tried Mason out a few times...as a change of pace back. But as some of you have pointed out in preseacon...he is not much different than Betts.
I think a couple games have pointed this out.
It's kinda a blessing to have the opportunity to get alridge due to a mis-call by the front office...you certainly can't blame them for taking the safer player and hoping he was a change of pace back.
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They didnt just start praising Rinehart, they have been talking about him since OTA's. "He is much improved over last season" & "When he played with the starters he raised his level of play", I remember hearing both. Going forward we still have W.Montgomery(C/G), Edwin Williams(C/G), D'anthony Batiste(T), and Mike Williams(G/T) so even with another injury, we dont just bring in somebody off the street. Granted there is no O-line on the practice squad, but we do still have people to plug in. We kept the extra O-lineman so this just evens things out.

Problem is......NOBODY keeps 5 RB's on the active roster!

Great points. I failed to remember all those players. All I could remember was MW, E.Williams, Rinehart, and Montgomery. I figured if Rinehart was on the line that only left 3 to fill in as needed. I forgot about Batiste, and whoever is on the PS unless it's him.
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Good call AMD!

Interesting move. Didn't really make sense to bring in another lineman because they would just sit on the bench. At least with Alridge he can play teams.

I suppose it's likely that Mason will return to the inactive roster for now. Though Rock can't feel too good, especially after he was just told that moving forward he will be sharing kick return responsibilities with Devin Thomas.

But the most interesting part of this move...which head coach is on the hot seat?....and who is a rumored former head coach to replace him?....and which former head coach rumored to replace current head coach on the hot seat highly recommended Anthony Alridge to the Redskins? Just saying
Unless the offense starts scoring significantly more (at least 20ppg) over the next 4 weeks vs. Detroit, TB, Carolina, KC we'd be naive to think that Snyder won't at least take Shanahan's temperature about taking this team over during our bye week. I don't think he'll give Zorn the season if he doesn't succeed during the 'weak' portion of our schedule.

Sorry for going completely off topic. Alridge is someone I wanted to see much more of on the offseason because the Redskins have lacked that explosive potential for years. I think by the Carolina game he's at least the #3 back, if not the backup. Mason's probably going to be inactive for the rest of the season unless Betts gets hurt/traded or Rock gets hurt/traded.
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Great points. I failed to remember all those players. All I could remember was MW, E.Williams, Rinehart, and Montgomery. I figured if Rinehart was on the line that only left 3 to fill in as needed. I forgot about Batiste, and whoever is on the PS unless it's him.
All good bro, Robinson is the one on PS, I missed him somehow as well.

I really think we are covered on O-line, multiple injuries and that might change. I thought Montgomery did ok filling in, but Rinehart would probably be better long term, then you have Montgomery ready to back up C/G. I dont see us running right much, that could be a very bad thing.
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Unless the offense starts scoring significantly more (at least 20ppg) over the next 4 weeks vs. Detroit, TB, Carolina, KC we'd be naive to think that Snyder won't at least take Shanahan's temperature about taking this team over during our bye week. I don't think he'll give Zorn the season if he doesn't succeed during the 'weak' portion of our schedule.
If we do not have....pronounced success over the next four weeks Dan SHOULD be looking. He would be an idiot not to. I have been a JZ advocate and I still am, but...........he may not be able to get it done. He is starting to lose the fans, and I am not sure about the locker room
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Sure, why not. Betts has looked decent catching the ball and Rock is a proven return man (mid-round to Low picks).
I thought that Betts and Cartwright were late round picks? If we could mid round or late round picks, wait wait wait. . . . we can't get seventh rounders. Forget that idea.
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All good bro, Robinson is the one on PS, I missed him somehow as well.

I really think we are covered on O-line, multiple injuries and that might change. I thought Montgomery did ok filling in, but Rinehart would probably be better long term, then you have Montgomery ready to back up C/G. I dont see us running right much, that could be a very bad thing.


Although other teams probably have figure it out already also and swing their defense toward our stronger side which we run to the most. Hopefully the pass then will open up to the right.
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