FRIDAY'S CHAT TRANSCRIPT

If you missed Friday's chat with author and Skins reporter John Keim, and most of you did, here is a recap for you.

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:45:43 PM)
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KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:45:50 PM)
here we go

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:46:02 PM)
Sorry, Marty ran long...

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:46:13 PM)
well thats a good reason :)

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:46:17 PM)
is that a good thing?

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:46:22 PM)
j/k, thanks for the news

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:47:15 PM)
Your welcome...Any questions/concerns for this season. I'm sure there are many, unfortunately..

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:47:35 PM)
what's you take on the PS performance?

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:47:45 PM)
is marty going to look at the upcoming cuts to fill in some holes or is he content

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:48:05 PM)
jeff bostic looked surprised last night at marty's response to his question about the OLine

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:48:12 PM)
(halftime interview)

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:48:12 PM)
he'd better not be content

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:48:27 PM)
I think all coaches look to fill holes via the waiver wire. but as far as right guard, they'll fill that from within...

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:49:07 PM)
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John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:49:21 PM)
I don't think marty is content with anything. I just don't think he panics about it. no one wants to get to a super bowl worse than him. What i wonder about is what Snyder will do if the season starts slowly or goes badly.

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:49:41 PM)
I think he's in it for the long haul now

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:49:42 PM)
Snyder will never get a coach if he panics early

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:49:46 PM)
yeah

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:49:50 PM)
Snyder's smart

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:49:54 PM)
he's still making millions

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:50:02 PM)
and millions...................

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:50:09 PM)
Marty's cutting loose the fat

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:50:18 PM)
i don't mind this in the long run

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:50:37 PM)
You're right he won't. Danny might be smart, but he's also impatient. That might wreck him eventually. The thing that Snyder doesn't like is all the power he gave to Marty. In the end, that could be the undoing. but it's way too early for such talk.

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:51:03 PM)
if he didn't like it then why did he do it?

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:51:05 PM)
Snyder's been low key (good thing), do you know he "doesn't like" it?

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:51:08 PM)
Jeff George on his back doesn't help either

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:51:12 PM)
No other options in his mind?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:51:14 PM)
And i give Snyder credit for giving the power to someone who knows football, unlike the previous two years.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:51:26 PM)
SNyder...the anti-Jerray

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:51:27 PM)
Jerrah

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:52:03 PM)
What about this horrid offensive line situation?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:52:21 PM)
We hear things. But the hard part is that Snyder's a fan. There's nothing wrong with that. However, he gets antsy like other fans do. In the end, Snyder will see this was the right decision. He's like anyone else: he wants to see progress. Can't fault that.

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:52:33 PM)
indeed

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:52:47 PM)
any word on how J George feels today

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:52:54 PM)
sore

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:52:56 PM)
lol

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:53:11 PM)
that hit on his shoulder looked painful

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:53:22 PM)
The Patriots are an awful team

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:53:30 PM)
they made us look worse

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:53:35 PM)
and they beat us

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:53:46 PM)
Wish i could offer a thread of hope for the line. But too many problems exist. We probably won't know who's playing right guard until Tuesday. And it might be an undrafted free agent who hasn't seen the types of blitzes San Diego will run. And we're not sure if Samuels will be back. They say he's probable, but he's not yet penciled in. If all the parts were there and healthy, this would be a decent line. The problem is they've barely worked together.

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:54:00 PM)
The Chargers must be salivating

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:54:18 PM)
is Tomlinson ready?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:54:21 PM)
Jeff supposedly feels fine, according to Marty. We no longer get reports from the trainer so we take his word for it. But he'll be ok for the opener.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:54:32 PM)
his arm looked stronger as the game progressed

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:54:38 PM)
i think he just wanted to get his feel back

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:54:49 PM)
If he survives behind that line for the whole game

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:55:31 PM)
we ran only 4 times in the first half i hear....is that a sign that there is absolutely no game planning, and how much stock do we take in that reason for our pitiful performances

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:55:40 PM)
Keep in mind, too, that Washington did not game plan for New England and the Patriots ran all sorts of blitzes. With preparation, that's something they can cure. We'll see soon how much that was the problem, or if it was lack of talent. I'm not confident about Ben Coleman either. He still plays like someone with bad knees.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:55:56 PM)
wow ur fast!

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:56:34 PM)
I can't believe that this line is worse than Sims, et al

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:57:11 PM)
will having Samuels back in, make the interior line THAT much better?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:57:17 PM)
Not that fast. I didn't see your question yet....Write off some of it to game planning. The problem is, too many questions remain unanswered to simply say well, it's the preseason. We don't know that Dave Szott still has anything left. We don't know that Matt Cambpell can play

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 4:57:46 PM)
Samuels got burnt a few times in theKC game

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:57:59 PM)
was it just me, or did Lavar play longer than the other defensive starters? why?

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:58:08 PM)
when are we going to know? sept 9 it all begins

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:58:20 PM)
Samuels return will help immensely. Look at where the problems are and many start on the outside. Those negative plays put Washington in a disadvantage, which impacted play calling, etc. I don't think Chris will be the cure-all,but he'll give Jeff more time to throw, not to mention make him feel more secure. That, too, shoulud help.

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 4:58:53 PM)
Lavar played more because the coaches wanted to see him in different situations. Looked to me like they wanted to see him blitz. When he did, he made plays. I'd like to see him make a few plays without blitzing.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:59:16 PM)
he did make plays, and I belive he did it against the first team Pats, because Bledsoe was still in

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 4:59:19 PM)
how has the offense picked up the WCO? I heard and read it takes years to perfect

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 4:59:21 PM)
i'm not sure if the starting OLine was in tho for them

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:00:07 PM)
To be honest, we might not know until long after sept. 9. The way things went this summer I can't imagine a fast start. But i could see a good finish.....Lavar did do all that against the Pats first unit. He made great plays and he could do them without taking on any blockers. That's where he gets in trouble. He's best when he can simply run to the ball unimpeded, which means lots of blitzing...

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 5:00:25 PM)
Do you think this team is as bad as they've been in preseason?

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:00:59 PM)
he had that one tackle behinid the LOS where he pushed through the interior line, but I wouldn't have called it shedding a blocker, i definitely would like to see him do that on people other than Mike Sellars.

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:02:30 PM)
No. I have a lot of respect for Schottenheimer and he's never coached a ''bad team''. He took over two projects in Cleveland and Kansas City and turned them around immediately. I'm curious to see the impact he has when the season starts. Based on what we've seen, 7-9 looks realistic. But . . . if George stays healthy and the line comes together fast, they could contend for the playoffs. I just worry about their depth and the players hurt this summer are the ones they can least afford to lose.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:02:49 PM)
in your opinion, how far into the season will we be able to make a fair assessment of this squad. I know we all will panic if we lose game 1, but how much time should we honestly give them to put something together

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:05:25 PM)
Good question and one I haven't thought too much about yet. The safest way to answer it is to say all season. I say that because I expect them to struggle early. We'll know how much the team buys into this staff by their improvement in the second half. Having said that, if they start 1-3-with games against San Diego, ARizona and Kansas City, it's fair to say they're not good. Again, though, if Marty plans to build anything here, they must finish strong. Then build harder for next year...

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:06:16 PM)
i sure hope Snyder can be patient then, because a revolving door of coaches will leaad us no where

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 5:06:34 PM)
when will steven alexander play to his potential?

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:06:36 PM)
The fans patience it critical too

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:06:58 PM)
alexander had a decent PS till last night i thought?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:07:16 PM)
You're right. If Snyder somehow canned this guy after one year, he'd never get a respectable coach to come here again. He knows that. ... I think the fans have a hangover from last year and this team will be the sounding board for their frustration. Fair or not I can't blame them. But Marty doesn't have the luxury of time or patience by anyone in the organization.

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:07:49 PM)
Stephen is solid. He didn't play well last night, but you can usually count on him. He's not one I worry about.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:07:51 PM)
one thing about Marty is that he won't let anything but his own agenda dictate the direction of this team

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 5:08:35 PM)
can kijana contribute to this offense?

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:08:37 PM)
the ST turnaround, if it translates to the rest of the team, we should be headed in the right direction

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:08:47 PM)
You're right and that's something I like about him. His confidence stems from his track record. It's worked in the past, in two places, and, with time and patience, it should work here. THe one thing I worry about is him making ALL the decisions. He's worked with two outstanding GMs in the past in Ernie Accorsi and Carl Peterson.

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:09:36 PM)
Ki-Jana wil help if Stephen gets hurt. He might be a third-down back, but Marty seems to like Kenny Watson better in that role. I like Carter. I like guys who have something to prove and play like it. I'd feel OK if Davis got hurt again. As long as the line can block ....

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:09:59 PM)
that seems to be a big if right now

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 5:10:04 PM)
hdavis getting hurt is a given... sadly

oofa (ID=6) (Aug 31, 2001 5:10:29 PM)
he's kinda fragile it seems

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:10:56 PM)
he should get us a 1000 before he falters

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:11:08 PM)
I agree about the special teams turnaround. The Redskins have no margin for error, which means they'd better be sound on special teams and defense. Any special teams turnaround is a result of the time Schottenheimer spends on this unit. It's amazing the difference between he and Norv in this regard. It's also the difference between a coach who's a CEO and one who's a coordinator...And yes that's a big IF for the line....

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:11:09 PM)
ki jana hopefully can get us thru

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:11:41 PM)
Carter also appears healthy, which is a huge factor.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:11:51 PM)
any regrets in choosing Gardner over Hutch?

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:12:01 PM)
Gardner was making some plays last nite

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:12:09 PM)
but we need OL help

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:13:14 PM)
haven't asked that question, but i would say no. At the time they selected Gardner, they didn't know how Westbrook would respond. They needed playmakers and Gardner qualifies as that. I actually like Brandt at RG. But he's a rookie and too raw to be thrown into the fire so soon.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:13:31 PM)
as shown last nite

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:14:05 PM)
What your opinion on Smoot?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:14:09 PM)
But most of the problems didn't go through his lane. There was one play where a tackle split he and the center. However, on most plays, the protection broke down elsewhere...

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:14:27 PM)
was it George's decision to stay in the game or was that all Marty...he took a beating and most any choach would take his starter out

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:14:36 PM)
the one play that was almost a safety?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:14:53 PM)
I like Smoot. I'm most impressed by his technique, especially for a rookie. He always seems to be in the right place. Another playmaker who must play.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:14:58 PM)
if it was george's decision, i LOVE the grit

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:15:56 PM)
Marty said it was George's call. I liked that he stayed in, too. George has a reputation to rebuild and that certainly helped. Of course, had he not held the ball so long on that safety blitz, he wouldn't have been hit. That was designed to be a three-step drop. But i liked what he did on the next play.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:17:00 PM)
did u get marty's assessment of the refs

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:17:48 PM)
is the MLB Mitchell's or the othe guy we got from Miami

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:18:20 PM)
He said they weren't a big deal. Of course, that's what the league wants, and needs, them to say. There was one play, can't remember which one off the top of my head, in which Marty said the refs' assessment was wrong. Seemed to me there were several plays that they botched...I think the players would be more forthcoming. Also seemed like they didn't know when to call roughing, etc. the types of plays that get players hurt.

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:19:46 PM)
I thought it was Mitchell's until Jones started last night. Jones barely got any reps with the first unit in practice last week. Before the Cleveland game I would have said Jones would start. But Jones didn't play well against the Browns... By the way Jones sprained an MCL in his knee but should practice tuesday or wednesday.. And we likely won't know the starters until Tuesday. Marty's trying to keep San Diego guessing as long as possible.

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:20:09 PM)
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aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:20:25 PM)
what's your opinion on Barker our punter?

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:20:37 PM)
any insight on what Marty plans to do about Seau, I'm sure he/SD are salivating at the chance of getting into our backfield

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:20:39 PM)
Like him. He's punter farther (or is it further

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:20:44 PM)
wassup guys

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:20:53 PM)
wassup terry

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:21:02 PM)
He'll be a MVP especially early on I think

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:21:07 PM)
woops. hadn't finished yet. He's punted further than I anticipated, which hasn't helped the coverage. But he's excellent at pinning guys near the sidelines.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:21:11 PM)
sucks when u're punter will be MVP :(

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:21:27 PM)
sad but true

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:21:32 PM)
Not a good sign when that happens.

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:21:44 PM)
reminds me of the Matt Turk pro bowl

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:21:46 PM)
ugh

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:22:30 PM)
Hey John, My feeling is that Marty hasn't gameplanned for our opponents, that he hasn't attempted to put coherent drives together, exploit opponents weaknesses ou maximize our strengths. In other words he's been using these games as a glorified scrimmage to test our peronnel. Am I off the mark?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:22:34 PM)
at least the long snapper should be good, too. Now that's a billing for the fans: come see our long snapper and punter!

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:22:43 PM)
personnel

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:23:10 PM)
I can see Marty now Gad dammit son I told alreday not to kick it that far because your teammate can't get down there that fast!!

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:24:14 PM)
As usual Terry, you're right on the mark. He game planned in games two and three but not in games one and four. It showed. Marty's plan was to see who could play. He also knows they were handicapped by some injuries....but that doesn't excuse everything

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:25:20 PM)
I agree, there were individual breakdowns.

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:26:00 PM)
My feeling is that it will be a slow start, some ugly moments (games?) initially, but we'll pick it up as the season moves on

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:26:29 PM)
too bad the first 2 games should be gimme's

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:26:30 PM)
But like Gibbs first year, we might not be able to overcome the initial problems to post a winning record

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:26:45 PM)
but after that!!!............................

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:27:03 PM)
do we end the streak against Lil D this season

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:27:15 PM)
By the end of this season, I think we'll be really liking the direction the team is heading

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:27:17 PM)
That's my feeling too. Because of the inconsistencies, stemming from injuries and new players, etc. a slow start is almost inevitable. but a quick finish can be expected. As I've said before, Marty is too good a coach to oversee a complete disaster....

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:27:20 PM)
Quincy and the option, anything to worry about?

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:27:44 PM)
we should be prepared with McNabb

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:27:47 PM)
good lord, they'd better end that streak. Quincy Carter beating them? Next thing you know someone will say that anthony wright beat them last year...

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:27:57 PM)
I think we can take Dallas at least once. But I've said that for the past 3 years

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:28:07 PM)
i think we should trade for jake Delhomme

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:28:17 PM)
I thought I wrote Dallas

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:28:20 PM)
funny

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:28:30 PM)
lol

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:28:48 PM)
is Husak a gonner?

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:28:56 PM)
Greer too...

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:29:10 PM)
and moore?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:29:19 PM)
I had them sweeping the boys last year.... how silly of me.....dallas can use carter on the option. but that will only get them so far. if running is what he does best, and only what he does best, then it will be a long year.... husak is a goner. can't see any way he keeps his job. i like him, but he didn't show much. at least not enough to stick around.

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:29:56 PM)
greer will stick. but he won't start. he's not a bad fourth corner.... mookie should be cut. especially if they keep only 8-9 linemen. he hasn't shown any reason to stick...

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:30:07 PM)
who do you see as our offesnive and defensive MVPs this season?

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:30:10 PM)
that's ashame

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:30:12 PM)
by the way, no truth to kent graham coming here. marty said he has no inteest. of course that could change later...

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:30:22 PM)
I'd like to keep Fletcher around and see if he develops

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:30:29 PM)
offensive mvp: probably westbrook, if healthy

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:30:29 PM)
what about M Monds? anything special?

KillaDIngo (ID=3) (Aug 31, 2001 5:30:35 PM)
i agree on w'brook

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:31:16 PM)
Well, if Westbrook is MVP, it likely means that George finds his groove, and the OL gets its act together.

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:31:29 PM)
there u go !

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:31:33 PM)
defensive mvp: champ. i would have said arrington before camp, but he still hasn't shown me enough. not to say he won't, however.... monds: he made a couple plays last night and that's really the first time i've noticed him this preseason.. he's behind the other two tackles cowsette and deloach..

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:32:24 PM)
Hopefully, a great year for Davis. Marty can talk all the WCO he wants, but play action of a brutish running game is still a good way to go.

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:32:26 PM)
what about the braintrust? I mean when Gibbs was here we has IMO the best Coachstaff in the NFL is Marty's a lest good?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:32:31 PM)
I hope monds does something because I've got my nickname for him if he plays next to big daddy. then we could call him Grand daddy (he's bigger than big daddy)

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:32:41 PM)
:)

aREDSKIN (ID=2) (Aug 31, 2001 5:33:02 PM)
:) :)

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:34:12 PM)
Have you seen any preparation for San Diego yet, John? Have you seen them practice stuff that looks a little more focussed and less vanilla than what we've seen to date?

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:34:51 PM)
Can't say Marty's staff is as good. Pendry last coached the offensive line in 1979, in college. i like the receivers coach. but the rb coach and marty's son are unproven in their roles., as is manusky like the def line coach..it's an ok staff. but the big thing is marty is in charge of everything. like gibbs, players play for the coach. so they'll listen to their position guys more than they would for someone else.

John Keim (ID=5) (Aug 31, 2001 5:35:23 PM)
they've been doing stuff for them for a while. but most of their preparation will take place without us watching, unfortunately. practices are closed to the media once the season starts....they won't be vanilla. but they won't be high-powered,either.

Terry (ID=9) (Aug 31, 2001 5:36:04 PM)
Best stuff we've done all pre-season is Banks winging it out of the 5 basic plays they've given him :)

John Keim (ID=10) (Aug 31, 2001 5:48:14 PM)
I will set up another chat time for next week, when hopefully we have some more answers.

John Keim (ID=10) (Aug 31, 2001 5:48:21 PM)
thanks!


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