status of the Redskins' corners hasn't changed. But it would be nice if they
would get on the field to practice. Once again, none of the top three corners
participated in practice. And, once again, only Walt Harris was even on the
Renaldo Wynn, who was supposed to only have a day of rest Wednesday, did not
practice again today.
everyone is still listed as probable on the depth chart. Perhaps all three
corners will play; if not, it's a bit of gamesmanship going on. And it's hard
to believe that Dallas has only one injured player (defensive end Chris Canty)
on the injury report. Guess the Cowboys are doing the same thing. Brings back
ask Gregg Williams about the injuries: ''The Redskins will show up,'' he'll
say. Actually, it's what he did say. One thing about Williams: he never spends
much time worrying about injuries. It's why his defense has overcome them the
past two seasons.
there was a game today: the four fields were covered in snow, with a mini
snowplow needed to clean the turf field. It was snowing during the first part
of practice and, to be honest, it looked pretty darned cool. It wasn't that
quarterbacks headed towards the locker room to do some work before returning to
the field, Mark Brunell said jokingly, ''We quit. We don't do this. It's not in
players come off the field on cold days, they inevitably chide the media for
hiding out in the warmth of the building. Hey, we're not allowed to watch more
than a half-hour! But, truth be told, on many days that's not a bad thing.
Besides, it gives us an excuse on these days.
Redskins, at least with Joe Gibbs in charge, will never have a bubble. Gibbs is
adamantly against it, though most players would like one -- especially Ryan Clark.
...Jon Jansen dressed in short sleeves today, but kicker John Hall topped him. He wore
shorts, but he did have long sleeves.
topic this week has been the trick plays Dallas likes to run. The Cowboys, and
Bill Parcells in particular, are good for one trick play in every big game. At
least that's how it seems. But knowing it and stopping it are two different
things. The Redskins have known this for a long time and it hasn't always
Redskin tackle Ed Simmons visited the facility today. He was always one of the
grouchier players to cover. Very moody. He didn't always like to talk to the
media, but made a concerted effort one year to do so. Why? Because he felt it
would help his Pro Bowl chances. The new Ed lasted about three weeks doing
this. Some guys just aren't comfortable in that role. Can't blame them.
offensive player said his vote for offensive MVP would be quarterback Mark
Brunell. Why? Because of the decisions he's made and because of the dropoff
between he and his backups. It's hard to give an MVP to a receiver, as valuable
as Santana Moss has been. And, in this player's eyes, Ladell Betts and Rock Cartwright would do an adequate job if Clinton Portis couldn't play.
of Portis, the coaches say he's become a more complete, and knowledgeable,
player this year. Last year he ran on talent; this year he has studied the
offense a lot more and understands the blocking schemes and has become a more
patient runner. Portis also contributes in so many little ways, like blocking,
that he's become more valuable. His numbers might not be dramatically better,
but he is an improved runner.
Redskins Park Notes 12.15.05--Gregg Williams has been through having an injured team before, so the fact that his top three corners didn't practice Thursday was of no particular concern to him.
Redskins Park Notes: Redskins defensive chief has never worried about injuries, isn't about to start