The Washington Redskins made several moves this week, two of which resulted in signings. Sherman Lewis, who worked under Mike Holmgren and is well versed in the West Coast offense, was brought in as an Offensive Consultant. As Larry Weisman pointed out on Redskins.com, Lewis can not only assist Jim Zorn with play calling, he can also work with the Skins’ top draft picks from last year to refine their skills. I see this as a win-win, but of course, Jason LaCanfora sees it as an insurance move in case Jim Zorn is let go mid-season. I’m not saying that couldn’t happen, but frankly, the obsession both ESPN and the NFL Network have with Zorn being terminated is nauseating. Win, lose or draw, Zorn is being fired. And, of course, the NFL Network has twice declared that the Redskins’ locker room is probably in disarray. All these clowns have done is discredit themselves and provided more distance between themselves and the players.
Frankly, the TV media’s style of so-called expert sports reporting has largely become the art of speculating, and some of the speculators seem hell-bent on being self-fulfilling prophets. If what they say isn’t happening, they’ll try to make us all believe it is. Again, it’s not a matter of something being out of the question. It’s a matter of erring on the side of blatant speculation week in and week out. Pathetic.
The Redskins also announced the signing of Glenn Pakulak to the practice squad. That seems like a very smart move. He’s been in the league since 2003, and is a journeyman punter. He provides insurance in case Hunter Smith isn’t ready to go Sunday. Trent Shelton was reportedly let go to make room for Pakulak. I suspect Shelton will be back before long.
Chris Henry worked out for the Skins, but wasn’t signed. I’m glad he wasn’t, because I believe the Skins’ stable of running backs is more than adequate. I doubt we’ll see anything on the Redskins’ injury report tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday that warrants signing another running back.
In other news, the Redskins have petitioned the league to have the rest of their home games moved to Baltimore to level the playing field. Okay, already, I’m kidding. Seriously, tomorrow you should be able to hear my interview with John White of catcraveradio.com, the Fansided home of the Carolina Panthers. And, look out for posts by Redskinsguy. He’s going to crank his keyboard back up and keep us all honest. He has good insights and is a serious Skins’ fan.
As always, Go Skins!