The Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears have rekindled talks under which the Bears would trade Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs to the Redskins, NFL sources said yesterday.While a deal was not a certainty, one source with knowledge of the situation said there was a “50-50″ chance a trade would be completed before Washington makes its first selection in the NFL draft tomorrow. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said it was possible the teams also would swap their first-round draft picks, with the Bears receiving Washington’s sixth overall selection in return for Chicago’s 31st pick.Last month the Redskins offered their sixth overall pick to Chicago for Briggs, 26, and the Bears’ first-round pick. The Bears countered by asking Washington to add linebacker Rocky McIntosh to the offer, and when the Redskins refused the sides broke off talks. However, the teams have discussed other scenarios in recent days, according to sources, with the Redskins holding firm to their original offer and refusing to include McIntosh or other draft picks in a trade.The Bears have remained open to trading Briggs and have bristled at the contract demands of his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. According to one league source, the Bears could settle for Washington’s original offer prior to Saturday should no better deal come along. The Redskins could in turn request additional compensation for their first-round draft choice.Briggs, a two-time Pro Bowl weak-side linebacker, has been in a contract dispute with Chicago since the Bears lost to Indianapolis in the Super Bowl. The dispute centers on Chicago’s decision to name Briggs the team’s franchise player, which allows it to pay him a one-year contract at $7.2 million. Briggs wants a long-term contract and has threatened to sit out most of next season if the Bears don’t trade him or work out an extension.As a rule the Redskins do not discuss specific trades, and team officials reached last night refused to comment on the possibility of a trade for Briggs.During a news conference Tuesday, Coach Joe Gibbs was asked about Briggs and, while he did not rule out a deal, he said that for every 100 trades discussed between teams one actually gets finalized. “It’s extremely hard to do,” he said.Gibbs and Redskins owner Daniel Snyder have professed a preference for established veteran players over draft picks and said they planned to continue aggressively exploring possible player acquisitions.Snyder spent parts of two nights with Briggs and Rosenhaus during the NFL meetings in Arizona last month, and Rosenhaus has a reputation at Redskins Park as a dealmaker and someone Snyder likes working with.Redskins Brandon Lloyd and Shawn Springs were present on at least one of those nights, with Snyder asking their opinion of Briggs, sources said. Some league sources believe the Redskins already have contract parameters in place with Briggs should they acquire him. The team used a similar tactic when attempting to trade authentic King Dunlap Womens Mens Youth Jersey for cornerback Dre’ Bly earlier this offseason, proposing a hefty contract to the player during trade talks.The Redskins are looking for more playmakers on defense following a season in which they registered just six interceptions and a franchise-low 19 sacks. They have been exploring options to trade their sixth pick since they have lingering questions about many highly rated college prospects.Briggs was drafted by Chicago in the third round in 2003, and posted one sack and two interceptions last season. He is the only NFL authentic King Dunlap Womens Mens Youth Jersey nike elite limited game Chargers Shop online player to return an interception for a touchdown in each of the last three seasons and made 134 tackles in 2006. Some scouts believe his production was a result of Chicago’s defensive system, which is designed for the weak-side linebacker to make plays in certain situations. The scouts also noted that the overall talent on the Bears defense — middle linebacker Brian Urlacher may be the best defensive player in the game — helped Briggs immensely. They cautioned against expecting he would automatically have the same impact in Washington.The Redskins are adopting many aspects of the Bears’ defense this season, however, according to sources, and on their internal scouting reports they highly value Briggs’s ability to thrive in downfield pass-defense coverage. The Redskins have concerns about depth at linebacker, with strong-side linebacker Marcus Washington coming back from major hip surgery and McIntosh having knee problems. Briggs’s presence in pass coverage would allow the team to blitz other linebackers as a means of addressing its pass rush problems.The Redskins’ lack of a top-flight defensive end remains a major issue, but there are no ends worthy of the sixth overall pick in this year’s draft in the estimation of many NFL clubs, including the Redskins, sources said. Snyder and Gibbs would likely continue exploring trade or free agent options to land one should they get Briggs.The Redskins also have diligently scouted all players likely to get picked in the first round in case they did swap their pick for a lower selection. Bolstering the defense, which was ranked 31st in the league last season, remains a priority in the draft.Fourteen of the top defensive players came to Redskins Park for visits last week, and with the Bears’ 31st pick the Redskins would likely consider a handful of players who have earned high marks internally should they still be available. Pittsburgh cornerback Darrelle Revis, and Mississippi linebacker Patrick Willis are of particular interest, sources said, but both will likely be gone by the 31st pick. Texas cornerback Aaron Ross and safety Michael Griffin, and Oklahoma linebacker Rufus Alexander, have strong ratings and could be available.The Redskins are also intrigued by receivers Ted Ginn Jr. (Ohio State) and Dwayne Bowe (Louisiana State University). 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The Redskins named Bobby Turner, a Mike Shanahan assistant in authentic Aldrick Robinson Womens Mens Youth Jersey nike elite limited game Redskins Shop online Denver for his entire 14-year tenure there, as assistant head coach-running backs on Thursday, the first hire to Shanahan’s new staff that has officially been announced by the nike elite limited game Redskins Shop team.Turner, 60, served 15 years with the Broncos, staying on Josh McDaniels’s staff even authentic Aldrick Robinson Womens Mens Youth Jersey after Shanahan was fired. His hiring has been expected since earlier in the week, when the Broncos finally granted Washington permission to speak with Turner."Not many coaches can match the success that Bobby has had over the years," Shanahan said in a statement. "He is one of the top coaches in the NFL and, more importantly, a great person. We are excited to have him on the staff here in Washington. He will play a major role in the development of our offense."Six running backs had 1,000-yard seasons under Turner. We’ll have more on the comings and goings on the coaching staff shortly.
Of all the Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks who reached out to Aaron Rodgers the past two weeks – Bart Starr and Kurt Warner among them – he had to feel the most kinship when Steve Young spoke to him.This StorySuper Bowl XLV: Aaron Rodgers has the monkey on his back for the PackersEarly Lead: Reader’s Guide to Super Bowl XLVSuper Bowl Sunday: For Vegas gambling ‘sharps,’ it’s the year’s busiest workdayNFL News Feed: League, union have bargaining sessionSuper Bowl: Previewing the Green Bay PackersSuper Bowl: Previewing the Pittsburgh SteelersSuper Bowl: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but not his team, is at the center of it allRedskins’ Chris Hanburger elected into Hall of Fame along with Deion Sanders, Marshall FaulkView All Items in This StoryView Only Top Items in This StoryYoung was Rodgers, circa 1995. He played the patient yet frustrated understudy who had to wait for an aging legend like Brett Favre to leave before he had a real opportunity to lead.Young could put up all the numbers and wins he wanted, but until the 49ers won the last game of the NFL season with him behind center – instead of Joe Montana – Young knew he would never truly set himself apart from the greatest quarterback of all time."I somehow got down to the field after they beat the Chargers and began hugging Steve," said Leigh Steinberg, the agent who represented most of the game’s premier quarterbacks. "I just remember him saying, ‘The monkey’s off my back, the monkey’s off my back.’"Like Steve, Aaron Rodgers has done so much to win over so many people, but in some fans’ minds he is still competing against the unrealistic memory of a legend. To them, Brett Favre won every playoff game, was perfect in authentic Robert Malone Womens Mens Youth Jersey every Super Bowl. One of the only ways to win them over is to win it all."Unless you years ago marked "Steeler Nation" in the residency box, this is why Rodgers and the Packers need the rest nike elite limited game Jets Shop of the world to root for them Sunday night.Green Bay’s quarterback isn’t just trying to scramble and avoid large men who want to violently slam him to the ground, he’s trying to outrun the opponent who never dies: the nostalgic memory of another player in the same uniform at the same position."If Aaron Rodgers can pull this off, if he can lead the Packers to a Super Bowl victory over that Steeler defense and really have the kind of game people remember, then he basically knocked Brett Favre out," said Ross Tucker, the former NFL offensive lineman and now one of the game’s most candid and sharp analysts. "Right now I see Brett Favre in some imaginary boxing ring, holding on to the top rope like a bloodied and tired fighter. And Aaron Rodgers is coming in for the [knockout] punch to end it. If he wins Sunday, he just landed that [knockout] punch."Thanks to Favre’s messy and embarrassing end in pro football, Rodgers already has something Young didn’t 16 years ago: the full support of his fan base. After three years of backing up Favre, Rodgers has had three years of growing pains to gradually win over Green Bay.He’s done it with his nimble feet, his authentic Robert Malone Womens Mens Youth Jersey nike elite limited game Jets Shop online arm, his ability to grasp the moment and a smiling bravado even when the Eagles or the Bears were threatening to come back and end his season. And, yes, Favre indirectly helped.In his season of staying too long, Favre has yet to call Rodgers and offer a word of encouragement.For all Favre’s inappropriate text messages that finally forced Commissioner Roger Goodell to fine him, for all the personal and professional embarrassments he brought on himself this past year – the year he finally found out he needed the NFL more than it needed him – the most iconic figure in Green Bay since Vince Lombardi couldn’t even help his tarnished image by picking up the phone to say so much as "Good luck" to Rodgers.CONTINUED 1 2 Next >» This Story:Read | Comments
Saints rookie RB Reggie Bush injured his left ankle on a short reception late in New Orleans’ game against the Baltimore Ravens yesterday but later said he expected to play next week in Tampa Bay.”I’m looking forward to” playing, Bush said after limping from the shower to his locker following the game.Bush was tackled by linebacker Bart Scott, who rolled over Bush’s lower legs as the two spun down.Bush sat on the field for several minutes and winced as he was examined by trainers. He then limped to the locker room with help from team staff. . . .Browns G Joe Andruzzi, who earlier this week criticized former offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon’s play-calling, left the game against the New York Jets in the second quarter with an injured right knee. There was no immediate word on his condition or the extent of his injury.· OFFICIAL DOWN: Head linesman John McGrath left the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders late in the first quarter with what appeared to authentic Zach Brown Womens Mens Youth Jersey nike elite limited game Titans Shop online be a right leg injury.With 1 minute 57 seconds left in the quarter, McGrath was hurt while signaling Oakland’s Ronald Curry down by contact after the wide receiver made a catch and the ball popped loose. McGrath was helped off the field and examined on the Pittsburgh sideline.The game continued with six officials instead of seven. . . .Raiders WR Jerry Porter was active for the first time this season, four days after his four-game suspension by the team was cut in half.Porter, who was inactive the first four games before his suspension, was in uniform against the Steelers. Johnnie Morant was inactive.Porter was suspended Oct. 15 for insubordination a day after being kicked out of practice by Coach Art Shell.– From News Services/* BEGIN TOP STRIP STYLES */#customTS-SingleThumbBlog width:454px;margin-bottom:6px;padding-bottom:6px;font:11px Arial;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCC;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog p margin:0;padding:0;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog a:link, #customTS-SingleThumbBlog a:visited text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog a:hover text-decoration:underline;color:#C00;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog .redkicker font-weight:bold;color:#C00;margin-bottom: 4px;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog .thumbSlot float:left;width:80px;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog .textSlot float:right;width:368px;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog ul padding:0;list-style-type:none;font-weight:bold;margin:0;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog li background-image:url(http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/images/bullet_3x3_999999.gif);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-position:0px .4em;padding-left:6px;padding-bottom:2px; Latest Posts From NFL News Feed authentic Zach Brown Womens Mens Youth Jersey More Posts | Sports Blog Directory #botPromoStrip background: #fff url(‘http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/longterm/2007/photo/gray624.jpg’) no-repeat; padding: 7px 10px; margin: 5px 0 nike elite limited game Titans Shop 10px 0;More in the NFL SectionThe LeagueA conversation about what’s happening today in the NFL.NFL News FeedMark Maske keeps you up-to-date with all of the latest news in the NFL.Redskins InsiderJason Reid provides exlusive analysis of the Redskins.
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Danny Smith, the Redskins’ special teams coach, came back from the parking lot to explain. Left his car running, probably. He’d heard that his rookie, nice kid named Perry Riley, had bolted the locker room when he saw the waves of media at his locker.We wanted to ask him about his block-in-the-back penalty that cost the Redskins a fourth-quarter touchdown for sure, a win most likely and virtually ended the team’s hopes for a December playoff run. Little stuff like that. No pressure, just a few questions."It’s a tough play. We’ll have to look at the film," said Smith, who knows full well what he’ll see. But that’s what a craggy, hoarse 35-year coach says when it hurts too much to tell authentic Kory Lichtensteiger Womens Mens Youth Jersey the truth. That’s how you hide, just a little bit, when one flag costs Brandon Banks a 77-yard punt-return touchdown and what looked like a 20-17 Washington lead with seven minutes authentic Kory Lichtensteiger Womens Mens Youth Jersey nike elite limited game Redskins Shop online to play suddenly degenerates into a 17-13 win for Minnesota and cheers for star jerk Brett Favre."Inexperience shows. It’s his first game playing full time in his career. He’s hardly been active at all since St. Louis in September. This was his first full week of practice" as a starter, Smith said. "I’m not dissatisfied with him. He responded pretty good."Actually, Riley responded better than that, phoning back to FedEx Field later to do some answering."Banks did a good job of setting the dude up. I thought I hit him on his shoulder rather than his back. Apparently, I hit him in the back and the call was made," said Riley, who also drew an illegal block penalty on a Banks return in the third period. "Of course I feel bad about it . . . I feel terrible."I’m going to go home and try to find [the replay]. I’m sure it’s going to be on ‘SportsCenter’ or something."Oh, yeah.This, presumably, concludes the Redskins’ annual pursuit of a nonexistent visit to the Super Bowl. If they’d won to reach 6-5, their visit to the Meadowlands next Sunday to play the Giants would have been trumpeted as a chance for Mike nike elite limited game Redskins Shop Shanahan’s team to join the December hijinks much sooner than expected.At 5-6, a much more difficult, and perhaps more realistic, future comes into focus. The Redskins may well be underdogs in all five of their remaining games. And, given their waves of injuries, they’ll have to stay fiercely committed to remain competitive.This is a team that started the year with an offense that had been in shambles for a decade and has now been reduced to rubble. Injuries have promoted utterly unknown running backs to workhorse duty: Keiland Williams, who didn’t start in college, and James Davis, activated Sunday. The offensive line is a desperate patchwork with a rookie, Trent Williams, as its strongest link.Real pros hate excuses. But Smith, eventually, told the bare facts about why rookie Riley was playing full time on special teams: There’s nobody else. "We had a lot of guys missing. We had to mix and match," he said. "There are a lot of guys laboring. On a lot of teams by this time [in the season], you come in Monday and say, ‘How are we going to field a team?’ "CONTINUED 1 2 Next >
NFL coach of the year? That’s easy — it’s the Indianapolis Colts’ Jim Caldwell for chasing perfection in his first season. But the reverse coach of the year? That’s tougher to determine.To be a reverse coach of the year, you have to not coach up to your abilities or underachieve with your team or foul something up worse than the Secret Service letting impostors into a White House state dinner. Or, frankly, even if you just irritate me, you can be a candidate. So let’s run down the top five to this year’s NFL reverse coach of the year:5. (tie) Charlie Weis, Notre Dame: Technically, he wasn’t in the NFL this year, but if you can’t win in South Bend — with its own TV deal and a Hollywood history and the best fight song in all of sport — well, you deserve some type of reverse recognition.5. (tie) Mike Tomlin, Steelers: He’s one of my favorites but we cannot play favorites here: If you coach the defending Super Bowl champs and you lose to the Raiders, Chiefs and Browns in the same season, you are halfway to Rich Kotite’s guest house.4. Eric Mangini, Browns: Every once in a while, Couch Slouch doesn’t like the cut of a guy’s jib. This can authentic Tyler Polumbus Womens Mens Youth Jersey nike elite limited game Redskins Shop online happen with losing coaches (Sam Wyche and Bruce Coslet come to mind) and winning coaches (Mike Ditka and Bill Belichick).Some of my Cleveland area readers wanted me to make the Browns my Team of Destiny this season. Hey, if you can’t make the playoffs with Brett Favre, you’re not going to make them with Derek Anderson. authentic Tyler Polumbus Womens Mens Youth Jersey Plus, frankly — and I can’t emphasize this enough — I just don’t like the cut of Eric Mangini’s jib.3. Rex Ryan, Jets: At 3-0, he talked the talk; at 4-5, he wept and wept. After losing to the Jaguars, he became tearful. Now, it’s okay for a man to cry — if his dog is run over by a truck, if his girlfriend runs away with his ex-wife, if Bernie Madoff is in his Rolodex — but not if he loses a midseason football game.I mean, one day Rex Ryan is walking around like General Patton at Normandy and the next day he’s whimpering like Richard Simmons with a hangnail. Please. Be a man!2. Bill Belichick, Patriots: Some people like to think he’s two parts Knute Rockne, one part Vince Lombardi and one part Bill Walsh; as it turns out, he’s Barry Switzer in a hoodie.I don’t care how nike elite limited game Redskins Shop many Super Bowls he wins, Belichick’s fourth-and-two, go-for-what-you-know coach-i-cide play-call last month against the Colts was the worst non-Switzer blunder since Gilligan set his watch for the wrong time, causing the castaways to miss the Russian sub.1. Jim Zorn and Sherman Lewis, Redskins: The Redskins are disjointed and dysfunctional, harebrained and cockeyed. (Don’t be fooled by the team’s solid play over the last month — a lot of horses don’t start running well until they’re clearly out of the race.)CONTINUED 1 2 Next >
CINCINNATI, Nov. 16 — Donovan McNabb expected to keep playing until someone scored, no matter how long it took. Mercifully, the NFL’s rules set a time limit on terrible play.Eagles 13, Bengals 13. It couldn’t have ended any other way.McNabb fumbled and threw three interceptions in regulation Sunday, and the Bengals botched the only scoring chance in overtime, leaving the equally inept teams with the NFL’s first tied game in six years.Cincinnati’s Shayne Graham missed a 47-yard field goal with seven seconds left in overtime, falling to the ground as the ball sailed a few inches wide to the right. It was a fitting finish to a game played like the very definition of a tie. Despite all the shanked punts and trick plays, this one went nowhere."Terrible," Bengals quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said.No one was more surprised than McNabb that it ended so soon — 3 hours 46 minutes after the opening kickoff. The 10th-year quarterback thought it would keep going until someone scored, just like a playoff game.Wrong."I didn’t know that," said McNabb, who played a leading role in keeping it tied. "I’ve never been part of a tie. I never even knew it was in the rule book. I was looking forward to getting the opportunity to get out there and authentic John Stallworth Womens Mens Youth Jersey try to drive to win the game. But unfortunately with the rules, we settled with a tie."It was the first tied game in the NFL since Nov. 10, 2002, when the Falcons and Steelers finished 34-34 with Michael Vick and Tommy nike elite limited game Steelers Shop Maddox matching each other pass for pass. In this one, the teams matched each other gaffe for gaffe.The Eagles (5-4-1) have yet to win a close game this season, going 0-4 with a tie in games decided by less than a touchdown. McNabb had a big hand in this one, matching his career high with three interceptions and setting up 10 of Cincinnati’s points.He nearly had another pass picked off in overtime, but Johnathan authentic John Stallworth Womens Mens Youth Jersey nike elite limited game Steelers Shop online Joseph dropped a potential interception near midfield. Each team had three chances in the extra 15-minute quarter, but only the Bengals (1-8-1) got close enough to try a field goal.They missed it, leaving them with only their second tied game in franchise history. They played Houston to a 31-31 tie in 1969, their second season.CONTINUED 1 2 Next >/* BEGIN TOP STRIP STYLES */#customTS-SingleThumbBlog width:454px;margin-bottom:6px;padding-bottom:6px;font:11px Arial;border-bottom:solid 1px #CCC;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog p margin:0;padding:0;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog a:link, #customTS-SingleThumbBlog a:visited text-decoration:none;font-weight:bold;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog a:hover text-decoration:underline;color:#C00;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog .redkicker font-weight:bold;color:#C00;margin-bottom: 4px;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog .thumbSlot float:left;width:80px;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog .textSlot float:right;width:368px;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog ul padding:0;list-style-type:none;font-weight:bold;margin:0;#customTS-SingleThumbBlog li background-image:url(http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/images/bullet_3x3_999999.gif);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-position:0px .4em;padding-left:6px;padding-bottom:2px; Latest Posts From NFL News Feed More Posts | Sports Blog Directory #botPromoStrip background: #fff url(‘http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/longterm/2007/photo/gray624.jpg’) no-repeat; padding: 7px 10px; margin: 5px 0 10px 0;More in the NFL SectionThe LeagueA conversation about what’s happening today in the NFL.NFL News FeedMark Maske keeps you up-to-date with all of the latest news in the NFL.Redskins InsiderJason Reid provides exlusive analysis of the Redskins.