Friday, March 12, 2010

Redskins Sign the Worst RB in the NFL, and Not the Cool LJ

I thought I new era was upon us when the Skins didn't throw money and draft picks at Julius Peppers and Darren Sproles, and then go after an overvalued QB in the draft. Instead, we actually let a free agent leave Ashburn without a contract for wanting too much money and signed a giant man who fits a need at Nose Tackle and whose last name kind of looks like 'I'm-a-eat-u' (Kemoeatu). Even better, Sam Bradford's ascension to likely #1 pick means the Skins are almost forced to draft an OT (cough, or seriously reach for Claussen, cough).

All was well and good until we signed Larry Johnson. No, not the cool one from the Grandmama commercials:

But the over-the-hill RB who is a douchebag. Sure, he has a big name, but Herm Edwards destroyed him by overusing him in KC. Unfortunately for RBs, there is no fountain of youth, and the crappy LJ is even worse than most people realize. How bad? By Football Outsiders' metrics, he was the 2nd worst RB in the league last year! He was 64th out of 65 RBs with 100+ carries. On the bright side, he was the the 97th best pass-catching RB, although he was really only ahead of a few fullbacks. So instead of following the seemingly smart plan used by the Eagles, Chargers, and few other teams of taking a young RB to groom and split carries, we basically signed a locker room cancer who might be the worst at his position in the league. Even worse, we just gave him a lot of money and more than 1 year!

If we draft Claussen, we just reclaim our offseason champs title.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Poll Results: Presidents Trophy

Among the 33 voters, 26 (77%) of you foresee a Presidents' Trophy in the Caps' future.

The other 7 (21%) of you must believe in the DCLS jinx, which makes the SI Jinx look like kiddie stuff.

Seriously. Never underestimate the karmic power of recreational sports blog.