Hey Team Redskin:
Long time no speak. If you've forgotten, the Redskins are 2-5 and are facing the Cowboys this week at FedEx.
I really haven't had a ton of time this week to prepare material, so I will tell you all I know (it won't take long).
Santana Moss won't play Sunday. Its not official yet, but Santana has missed 4 straight practices and has had hammy problems in the past - I presume they aren't going to risk a bigger injury and will deactivate him Sunday morning.
CP will split carries with Duckett. It's just not CP's year. He was in a walking boot last week and has participated in limited practice this week. I don't expect a heavy dose of DollaBill. I think Gibbs will finally look to see what TJD can do - they're 2-5 and I think they'll try to find any non-Jason Campbell spark they can find.
Corners are Back (Get it?). 24&22 will line up together for the first time this year. Expect a monster day from Jason Witten...
Because Khary Campbell is gonna start at MLB. 98's ankle is still no good.
All I kept reading this week was how bad the Skins players are (according to most NFL execs, 75% of the roster should retire right now). I also read how hard the coaching staff worked on the kinks on boths sides of the ball over the bye week, while all the Redskins players took vay-kays "the hell away from Redskins Park" (DollaBill). Apparently, Gibbs and his group of elvs spent hours and hours going over every tape, trying to find every possible offensive and defensive glitch - looking for ways to right the ship and turn it all around for the last 9 games.
What does this all mean, Uncle Scooter? Tell us - what's going to happen this week?
I Expect a huge day from the Redskins coaching staff. I see Gibbs throwing for three TD's, Buges running for three more and Al Saunders taking two to the hizzie as well (pick them up for your fantasy rosters). On defense, I expect Gregg Williams to snag two picks and force three fumbles, with Greg Blache sacking Tony Romo four times (and then dying of a heart attack with 10:58 in the 3rd quarter). I know what you are thinking...what about Don Beraux? Fret not, the ole man will replace Gibbs at halftime after the Skins are up 35-0 and throw for four TDs himself.
Final Score on Sunday: Redskins Coaching Staff 77 Cowboys 14 Ditka 10
That's all I have to say about that.
And now another pitch for the Mission to New Orleans. Please read:
As many of you know, I am organizing a group of Skins fans to go down to New Orleans for a mission to build homes in the devastated ninth ward. We will be working with NoLa's Habitat for Humanity to build houses in the Musician's Village from December 12-17. We will be flying into NoLa on the night of December 12th (Tuesday), building homes on Wed-Friday and then moving to downtown New Orleans to hang out in the city over the weekend and going to the Skins/Saints game on Sunday. Volunteers will be staying at Habitat's Camp Hope from Tuesday to Thursday night and staying in the mission hotel over the weekend. Home building will take place from 7-330 Wednesday through Friday.
This is going to be an amazing experience and I want you all to join me. Our group will soon be registered with Habitat NoLa, and I will be arranging flights and hotels for those interested. We will also begin raising funds for the trip (and trying to get the Skins to throw us some free ticks for the game) - so we can make it easy for as many people to go as possible.
Please let me know if you are interested in getting "on da bus" or if you want to send some Benjamin's our way.
Check out our mission's blog and the mission's mentions on washingtonpost.com:
Please consider taking a couple of days off to come down and join us - I promise it will be worth it.