I leave the Washington DC region for two weeks to get married and soak in some much needed sun in the Southern Caribbean only to find that the Redskins have made some fairly significant changes. Some of these changes have been for the better; some could wind up being for the worse. I have yet to conduct significant fact-finding on the rumor, but I heard from a friend who heard from a friend -you know how it goes- that on the Lavar Arrington show it was said that Chris Cooley is being shopped around. Apparently Shanahan or one of his cohorts let slip to the media the news. Again, this is just preliminary, and as I spent my first day back at work, I have not been able to substantiate the Cooley rumor. Take it at face value.
The recent shake-up with the Skins leaves some serious questions that need to be revisited before the fast-approaching draft. Clinton Portis is out. Is Ryan Torain our new starting running back? Santana Moss might walk. We still don’t know his status. If he does walk, does this mean the Skins take a WR in the first round? Are we really shopping Cooley, the face of the Skins for many of the past years? I suspect if that rumor is true, it might be a case of Cooley wanting to go more than the Skins wanting to release him. And one last big question that still weighs the most heavily on the draft; what is the current QB situation?
If Moss walks, as I have stated before, we must take a WR in the first round. However, we cannot make any decisions until we fully know the situation at QB. The Redskins draft is more and more starting to look like massive algebra equations of if X happens then Y must happen. One can only guess what Mike Shanahan has planned. More to follow soon on the Cooley development. It’s good to be back in the Redskins nation, though the Caribbean was rather nice.