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Old 09-17-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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ESPN: Pastabelli Insider Article

Can anyone post this article about Ramsey wanting out of DC? I don't have insider.

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Old 09-17-2005, 12:51 PM   #2
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Re: ESPN - PAstabelli Insider Article

I second that, can someone please post it?
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Re: ESPN - Pastabelli Insider Article

I read it yesterday, but didn't want to justify it by posting, but upon request.. I've bolded some of the most amazing 'journalism' that he displayed.

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In a city where a sitting president actually debated the meaning of the while under oath, and where people study every inflection and nuance of every syllable, Washington Redskins quarterback Patrick Ramsey and coach Joe Gibbs turned very political last week. Ramsey denied, sort of, a report by ESPN's Chris Mortensen that he had asked to be traded following his Monday demotion from the starting lineup. Gibbs followed up by insisting Ramsey never made a trade request. But take this to the bank, courtesy of a pretty unimpeachable source: Ramsey, upset at being yanked after less than one half of football, and replaced by Mark Brunell, asked to be traded.

Oh, he might not have used the precise term trade, and that was convenient, since it then permitted him and Gibbs to publicly banter semantics. Ramsey might have said something like, "I think it's time to move me." Or maybe, "It would be best for everyone, Coach, if you dealt me to another team." In sports lingo, those buzzwords are tantamount to asking for a trade. C'mon, guys, we aren't rubes. Among the several admirable traits of Ramsey is his unflagging loyalty. Or at least his ability to bite his tongue. Under the current coaching staff, which traded for Brunell in the spring of 2004 and then swapped three draft choices for the opportunity to select Jason Campbell as the quarterback of the future, Ramsey has been nothing but screwed over. To be fair, he hasn't helped his own cause with his inconsistency and turnovers, no denying that. But the Gibbs staff has systematically undermined Ramsey, and eroded his confidence, and now it's made him the scapegoat for an offense that remains out of touch.

Gibbs was looking for any crack in Ramsey's armor to make a quarterback switch, and Ramsey provided it Sunday, first with a turnover, and then with a neck injury. Why the Redskins even started the season with Ramsey at the top of the depth chart, especially after Brunell had played markedly better in camp and preseason, is pretty amazing. Clearly, he was on about the shortest leash in NFL history. More like a choke collar, it seems, in retrospect. The best thing for all parties involved would be a trade. The problem there is that Ramsey's market value now has been diminished. A year ago, when the Redskins dealt for Brunell, five or six teams would have taken Ramsey, among them the Miami Dolphins, who subsequently acquired A.J. Feeley. But now, with the season having begun, the Redskins would find it difficult to trade Ramsey, period, let alone get anything remotely resembling market value. Which means Ramsey, unless he changes his mind and publicly pressures the franchise into a corner, figures to be little more than an expensive clipboard jockey for the balance of the season.

It will be interesting to see what transpires if (when?) Brunell is injured at some point. Even some in the organization privately concede the odds of his making it through the rest of the season unscathed are not good. Would the Redskins go back to Ramsey or simply begin the Campbell era? For now, Ramsey is working with the second unit. But we're hearing it won't be much longer until Ramsey is actually No. 3 on the depth chart. And it's a good bet that once the Redskins are eliminated from playoff contention, Campbell is going to get some starts.
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Old 09-17-2005, 02:28 PM   #4
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Re: ESPN - PAstabelli Insider Article

Appreciated, thanks.

'Kin Pastabelli......grrrrrrr!
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Re: ESPN - PAstabelli Insider Article

One more tidbit from the 'Notes' section of the article:
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Washington coach Joe Gibbs must not be all that thrilled with the offseason overhaul of his wide receiver corps. The Redskins used starting strong safety Sean Taylor at wide receiver for a few plays last week and might expand the offensive package a bit more for him.
Could it possibly be that Taylor just has all-world ability and Gibbs is maximizing his roster? Why do I think that Pastabelly will be the secret star witness for the prosecution at Taylor's trial testifying that Taylor pulled a gun, was handed bullets by Portis and Gibbs was standing behind him making terroristic threats?
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Re: ESPN - PAstabelli Insider Article

in all honesty he said some things some of us said on earlier this week. It just feels worse comming from him.
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Re: ESPN - PAstabelli Insider Article

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One more tidbit from the 'Notes' section of the article:


Could it possibly be that Taylor just has all-world ability and Gibbs is maximizing his roster? Why do I think that Pastabelly will be the secret star witness for the prosecution at Taylor's trial testifying that Taylor pulled a gun, was handed bullets by Portis and Gibbs was standing behind him making terroristic threats?
Yes, it could be. As a matter of fact, it's obvious that Gibbs is trying to maximize his roster. The fact that this is obvious proves that this is a slanted article. More opinion and emotion than fact. Please don't let it bother you... and please don't buy his paper.
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Re: ESPN: Pastabelli Insider Article

1-0 and already eliminated from the playoffs according tho him...
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Old 09-18-2005, 02:12 AM   #9
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Lenny P talking trash about us? When did that happen? That's so disconcerting.

I'll have you know that the Redskins feud with the Washington Post is creating unparalleled bias against us in the print media. Snyder is at war with the Post. The Post is a major US newspaper. They have lots of friends. I mean that paper used to love this team! Now they are out for blood. If we win then of course everyone will shut up. Nobody talks trash about winners. Some of these writers have no sense of honor and respect. So be it. Most of them are lazy and spoiled. They are fun to hate. Go Skins!
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:30 AM   #10
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Re: ESPN: Pastabelli Insider Article

Sean Taylor is also taller than all the wideouts we have. At 6'2", I suppose Gibbs feels like he's a viable red zone threat.
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Old 09-18-2005, 12:38 PM   #11
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Re: ESPN: Pastabelli Insider Article

jason taylor's being lined up as a TE, why not?
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Re: ESPN - PAstabelli Insider Article

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Lenny P talking trash about us? When did that happen? That's so disconcerting.

I'll have you know that the Redskins feud with the Washington Post is creating unparalleled bias against us in the print media. Snyder is at war with the Post. The Post is a major US newspaper. They have lots of friends. I mean that paper used to love this team! Now they are out for blood. If we win then of course everyone will shut up. Nobody talks trash about winners. Some of these writers have no sense of honor and respect. So be it. Most of them are lazy and spoiled. They are fun to hate. Go Skins!
You know, that's a good point that had not occurred to me. We have been unreasonably slammed in print, such as Dr. Z's 4-12 prediction. We've become the team that everyone loves to hate, and worse, loves to laugh at. Damn...
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Re: ESPN: Pastabelli Insider Article

Even our paper here in San Antonio had a brief byline Week in review-the worst


They wrote about the Redskins/Snyder feud, said that when the Post complained about Fed Ex not showing the scores of other NFL games, the Skins responded by putting up the baseball score of the Nationals game.......
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