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Redskins/Cardinals Random Thoughts


Yesterdays game was a game the Redskins of recent years would have found a way to lose, this team found a way to win.

Credit where credit is due. Mike Shanahan has this team playing with confidence and the team looks well prepared each week. Again, this is something that I haven’t seen in recent years. I’ve been a huge Shanahan basher since his hiring and I’m not completely signing off on my approval of him, but similar to his players…he’s got me believing.

Credit where credit is due. Bruce Allen is not just a Snyder puppet who’s main job is to make the Redskins look good to the fans and maintain positive relations with former players (although he’s doing a great job with that). The seemingly meaningless trades of Vonnie Holliday for Tim Hightower and Jeremy Jarmon for Jabar Gaffney are paying huge dividends.

Speaking of Allen and his positive relations with fans and former players. I saw many ex-Redskins on the sidelines of the 2 games so far this year and Allen made an appearance at the ES tailgate yesterday. Props to Bruce.

Speaking of happy tailgating. Yesterday’s win marked only the 2nd time in the last 5 years the Redskins have won back to back games (in consecutive weeks) at FedEx Field. The other time was Weeks 2&3 during the 2008 season.

Fred Davis is always open. I mean, like way open. There never seems to be a defender within 3 yards of him each time a pass is thrown his way.

Huge “man crush” developing on Ryan Kerrigan. The concern with him was supposed to be his pass coverage abilities. Thru 2 games he has 3 passes defended and an interception return for a TD. Added a sack yesterday and always seems to be around the ball.

I don’t feel comfortable with Graham Gano kicking from any distance. I was preparing myself for the worst when he lined up for the 34 yarder to put us ahead. I guess he’s a semi-weapon on kickoffs with his ability to kick out of the end zone but I’d love to see the Redskins sign a veteran kicker.

Sucks to get hurt doesn’t it Ryan Torain? Barring injuries Torain is now just an afterthought, when he played well as a starter last season.

Nice game Roy Helu, 8.6 yards per touch. He’s the perfect 1-cut back for this offense. Of course Hightower is and should be the starter. Hightower’s only averaging 3.7 yards per rush but he’s been close to breaking a couple long ones and a long one is coming soon.

Another week, another long pass play given up on a double move. I’m sure there are times when the Redskins secondary doesn’t bite on those, right?

A big play was left on the field on an early screen play to Donte Stallworth. He had a wall of three blockers and green in front of him but the timing of the play was way off for some reason.

Santana Moss = steady professional WR.

Brandon Banks is a difference maker. Shanny was burning timeouts like crazy at the end of the first half just to give Banks a return opportunity. The guy has a legit chance to take it to the house each time he touches the ball. Over 18 yards per punt return on 4 returns? That shift in field position is huge! Ask Bill Parcels, he’s written articles about how shifts in field position can win or lose games for you.

Chris Cooley has a lot of football left in him.

Yes, I do want Dallas!

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Monday, September 19, 2011

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Redskins/Cowboys: Random Thoughts

Jason Garrett sucks, I think he should be fired TODAY!!

I think when you call a timeout with 3 seconds left and you call a play you should remind you should demand Marion Barber to chip the best defensive player on the field…Brian Orakpo.

Marion Barber was running the ball with authority early, why stop giving it to him? Oh wait, I forgot Jason Garrett is our OC.

How does Felix Jones only get 10 touches? Jones is a difference maker and not giving him 15-20 touches is a joke.

Jason Witten had 3 receptions…really?

David Buehler sucks giant elephant dick, is Rafael Septien available?

Laron Landry and #64 on the Redskins are assholes. Landry celebrates every tackle and #64 jumps on every pile but never makes a tackle.

Redskins didn’t even score an offensive touchdown, they suck. Zero chance they compete in the NFC East.

Tony Romo looked awesome, he’s going to be the MVP of the NFL.

I don’t want to cut Alex Barron…I want him castrated.

Blogging the Boys pisses on Hogs Haven.

In closing I would like to say, that at least for this week…Ken and Kevin are better than I am at Fantasy Football.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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George Michael’s Sports Machine on SNL

While researching Jon Lovitz inability to pay for his Dodger tickets I was able to unearth this little gem from Saturday Night Live, circa 1991. Gives you an idea of just how much The Sports Machine was a part of pop culture.

This will probably be the only time I have an excuse to include the following clip from The Wedding Singer, so I I’ve got to take advantage of this.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Tiger’s Phone

Last week the Outback Pro Am took place here in Florida. It’s a stop on the Champions Tour…or the “old geezer” tour. The one exciting thing about this event is that is does feature celebrities that have included Bill Murray, Jerry Rice, Kevin Costner, Mark Wahlberg and Michael J. Fox, to name a few, How Michael J. Fox can play golf is a testament to him and his determination in his fight against Parkinson’s.

Anyway, one of the professional contestants in the event was Tiger Woods good friend Mark O’Meara, who would finish 2nd in the tourney. Mark showed major improvement in his short game compared to his previous outing at the Masters. He dropped this little tidbit to the St Pete Times:

“I got a putting lesson from Tiger last week at Augusta,” said O’Meara, who averaged 1.3 putts per green Friday. “He had his camera phone out there. He just told me to swing a little bit more off to the right and feel the toe release instead of coming over it. I agree with him. That’s what I do.”

Now, who cares about a 53 year old golfers putting…not me. However, I’m very intrigued to know that Tiger’s got a camera phone. I mean, we’ve already read all the text messages that came from that phone (link contains strong Tiger language)…can the pictures be far behind? A pictures worth a thousand words. Stay tuned…

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Random Thought Thursday: Beer Goggles

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Random Thought Thursday: I’m A Man…

…and as a man I am generally thinking about 1 of 3 subjects…beef, beer or breasts. Sometimes, I think about all 3 at the same time. So here’s a “couple” quick thoughts on each.

BEEF
I want to pass along my meat marinade. I use this marinade whenever I’m thinking about throwing some tasty steaks on the grill.

Fatpickle’s Famous Marinade
(Step 1: Open a beer and drink)

1.5 cups of steak sauce (I like to combine A1, Worcester Sauce, Pickapeppa Sauce and Smith & Wollensky Sauce)

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/3 cup Italian dressing or olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/3 cup of honey or maple syrup

Combine all the ingredients and mix well. Pour over 2 of your favorite cuts of meat (in a Ziploc bag) and let sit for 2-3 hours in the fridge. Grab another beer. Turn the meat every half hour to coat all sides. Grab more beer as you go.

Grill over medium heat until steak is cooked to your desired taste (I prefer medium rare.) Enjoy with another beer.

BEER

In case you don’t know…I like beer. My beer of choice in bulk is Bud Light, but I also enjoy sampling dark beers to taste. Here’s a website about beer.

BREASTS

Well I could spend a long time on this subject…but I won’t. I do want to pass along this little nugget of information that I read today. I just may live forever.

Cheers and Hail

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Posted by fatpickle    Date: Thursday, January 7, 2010

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