Lunchbox Live: Redskins Rams preview--9/30
Fri, 30 Sep 2011|
CSN Washington dot com. We'll welcome to another edition of lunch box lobs -- you by The Washington Times it's Friday it's preview fight for the Redskins that nobody here John -- thanks a McGinley two days in a row. Three days in a room imagine that yeah -- there -- and -- you know what is this is lunch box live with John. Characterizes. This is John -- alive right now so -- you know I don't know what you have and what we're here. I don't -- evident by -- you know -- -- glad to have -- much as many I mean seriously that's great -- we should -- it like it when -- the left yeah but see we didn't have a table yeah -- actually like Wednesday. -- like because I feel like -- -- Meet the Press to not likely and then we can even spread out it really -- the answer about Russian foreign policy something pontiff played at the United States in the drone program. Causing a lot of tension and Afghanistan right now in neighboring Pakistan. It's always it's good to be on the show appreciate regardless of circumstances that will pay its all about the Redskins today we do -- on Mondays and Fridays Fridays the preview one is the recap or the aftermath. Redskins. Will this be a seven game or letdown games where -- John. It almost seems too obvious but it does seem like that's what it's shaping up for because last year it was almost the same circumstance Rams were -- into I think it was last year. Rams -- oh and three this year. We have a whole lot of Rex Grossman thing again I think Grossman has five turnovers through three games so far. If Grossman has a bad performance we have the whole bye week to Stew over that and as to whether John Beck is going to be a starting quarterback yet so things could get very very huge thing over via over the bye week and I think it's weird how. At Redskins park there were so many questions about the bye week and when the Rams game is Sunday people asking Mike Shanahan what what's the schedule for the players going to be like. On the bye week -- my chance and while we're going to be off Tuesday Wednesday. Listen there's a football game coming up your play in the Rams why are we talking -- it what it appears no -- already looking past today hit it appears that this game doesn't even exist. At least the people. Covering the game it's just a foregone conclusion that the Redskins are gonna do well it's obviously great match up but. It seems like all the all the seems like all the all the cards were in place for us to be a supreme letdown. Well it seems that Stephen Jackson getting more carries in practice he's increased his workload. Cadillac Williams has also been a good stand and it actually had more running Arthur eleventh in the league and I don't know how that happens your crappy as you are as -- -- But that is something that the rest -- -- to worry about because I don't know how they're gonna react towards -- We're gonna get lulled into a bad passing game he's got -- possibly all over. Yeah that's true I think it's going to be mostly a question about what the Redskins. Offense is able to do against the Rams defense 32 in the league. Against the run and Mike Shanahan has made a point this week to. Say that you know we are a team it's gonna run the football we plan on being you know tenth in the league in Russia towns we're where -- first team. So this is going to be the week where he's got to really try to prove it's him out hightower is his guy and they didn't get it -- on the ground and high tower. Three and a half yards -- that's not that is not making Mike Shanahan happy He is not happy about that one bit there's no way. Especially when He was it you know he's getting five yards pop Albright's. And I do think they are good a combination. They compliment each other well and I think that. This game they have to prove that they can run this team or else yet they just can't do it against the Rams who else can you do the worst team in the league against the run who can you do it against and this is the coach says that we wanna be able to run the football and we wanna be one of the best teams running the football so yeah this is essentially a scrimmage. Burnett so. They'd be better doing it and I think shenanigans comments were basically putting hightower on notice saying that you need to get it -- this week. Regardless of anything else -- I don't think I tired we're about it too much because he's it's not like He hasn't dropped on the holes does that impact in the box on so. We'll see how that running game works on both sides of the ball. Crystal. Excited for the Washington Redskins -- fullback last week. 142. As far as conversions on first down not -- with the Vikings going back there we have guys that can do that will we see him at quarterback this week. I don't know what can we start calling him the white Larry Sanders. It's not cool though -- that your your slap senators -- Larry centers pass catching fullback which I always thought was a hell of a lot like a tight man. It's it seemed like He was like a -- is great what He did but real what's the use of a player like that in a football game. And now we have preschool only put Larry centers -- -- tennis at fullback Larry centers at the skill set to play tied it to played H back back right -- to you know a -- out fullback. But you have to look at it for schools. Career has has gone well -- because they could use Mike -- for that because He was active last week those are situations He -- converted. Well Annika also not only for the the Russian thing was just a couple silly yes did nothing short of silly especially Kuwait with the injury and all that stuff but the other thing is the blocking and He. You have a fullback and there was really not even a good blockers tight ends ago so you're sure you're struggling to get. Yardage on the ground you're struggling to protect Rex Grossman who is fumble and interception prone and -- pressured a lot this year. That doesn't seem like the brightest thing in the world to do now I see the advantage of you know having another a centrally receiver out there that currently serves a decoy for defense -- -- but you're not getting a lot of protection and a and a lot of run blocking with a guy like. And it and frankly I just don't see the point I heard Chris come on my station six point seven and talk about how He actually likes that position and how He could -- -- needed to be to be a fullback in addition there's a lot of crap. Because we don't we -- -- any -- instead all we wouldn't draft for that we have other players for that and you know once for two that's fine if you -- 62% you know percentile. Put someone you got in you put a roster spot for you -- again it's just the Redskins being too clever by half -- they've they've outsmarted themselves yet again. Chris Cooley obviously gonna -- yet to put the athlete filter on any time. You talk to hit it -- the company -- what -- and what else is -- gonna say you know no I'm not supposed to do this this is what I'm good -- you know this is a terrible idea. He has to say that He thinks He can do this -- going to be very good at a and there's nothing wrong with that but you do have to put a bit of a filter oddities. You know that's that was built for and that's certainly not what's best form coming off the injury ruled quickly. Public with a blitz burgers this week if we can't get too because -- Rams quarterback in if He actually starts connecting on some of these woeful receivers and has. No because Bradford is not Tony Romo Romo is a master debating sacks and things like that and the only reason I think we went with the of the blitz heavy we saw the blitz heavy schemes. Last week was because of romo's rib injury and I thought that they could take advantage of that reference exec the Levin times this year tied for fourth worst. In the NFL so I think if you go after Bradford it's gonna pay dividends it was much more of a gamble with Romo as long as all of this hype. About has led in the blitzing and DeAngelo Hall doesn't maybe get -- that has let Shanahan as head they should be -- Briscoe is don't out think yourself this week and we got to get a big win you got a crush these guys. A put a little -- the Burgundy and cool uncle cool late in the freezer try to save its next up twelve best six you know ten at six but it's what's it gets ten and six I can't do math but -- just sixteen games ten and six -- -- success that we it prediction on your prediction. Prediction system and stand by my name that looks well roughly on par on sticking to my guns. For John -- Iraqi pairs once -- -- the by The Washington Times we will see you on Monday. CSN Washington dot com.