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Keep an eye on Redskins and Sam Bradford

For those of you who think that new (eventually) Redskins coach Mike Shanahan will keep quarterback Jason Campbell, think again.

If Shanahan thought that Campbell was the “guy,” the Redskins wouldn’t have chased Jay Cutler in the offseason, and they wouldn’t have been sniffing around Mark Sanchez in the draft.

From the same sources that the rumblings of Shanahan-to-the-’Skins have been emanating for months comes word that the Redskins and Mike Shanahan will target Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with Washington’s first-round pick in the draft.

Based on the two games played since Bruce Allen surprisingly became the team’s General Manager, it looks like the Redskins are doing their best to get the highest possible selection in round one.  If (when) the Redskins lose on Sunday to the Chargers, they’ll pick as high as No. 5 in April.

As others have pointed out earlier in the year, the Redskins are in position to get excellent information regarding Bradford’s shoulder — his doctor, James Andrews, also works for the Redskins.
 
And if anyone thinks that the Redskins should be scared off by a bad shoulder, we’ve got two words:  Drew Brees.

So keep an eye on this one.  The player of American Indian descent might get to play for a team with a nickname that many believe is offensive to his heritage.

That said, Shanahan might need to keep Campbell, who’ll be a restricted free agent, around for another season.  Bradford likely won’t be ready to play right out of the gates, and Shanahan will need someone to take the snaps until Shanahan believes Bradford is ready to go.

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58 Responses to “Keep an eye on Redskins and Sam Bradford”
  1. Cereal Blogger says: Dec 29, 2009 9:04 PM

    “Oh, yeah, I like this idea”

  2. danielcp0303 says: Dec 29, 2009 9:05 PM

    God I hope the Redskins get Sam Bradford. It will be 4 or 5 more years of the Cowboys killing them.

  3. WolfHall says: Dec 29, 2009 9:08 PM

    YAY!!!!!

  4. Contra says: Dec 29, 2009 9:10 PM

    YAAAAWWWWN

  5. Chapnasty2 says: Dec 29, 2009 9:10 PM

    “The player of American Indian descent might get to play for a team with a nickname that many believe is offensive to his heritage.”
    Over sensitive liberals…….
    Actually I do believe that “Redskins” is offensive and should be changed. But still, it’s either this or the Rooney Rule with you Florio. Also, if they did indeed know that Shanahan would be the coach in 2010 like you imply then wouldnt it make sense that they would have actually gotten Cutler? You are doing an ESPN type grasp for a story.

  6. FBGeek77 says: Dec 29, 2009 9:12 PM

    “If Shanahan thought that Campbell was the “guy,” the Redskins wouldn’t have chased Jay Cutler in the offseason, and they wouldn’t have been sniffing around Mark Sanchez in the draft.”
    I’m sure this makes perfect sense because Florio never posts anything unsubstantiated or downright stupid, so someone should explain this to me.
    If *Shanahan* liked Campbell, the team wouldn’t have considered pursuing two other QBs a year ago when Shanahan wasn’t part of the team? Are you saying Shanahan was running the team from behind the scenes last year? Or is Snyder psychic?

  7. slipkid says: Dec 29, 2009 9:12 PM

    a lot of people have amerindian blood way back there somewhere, myself included.
    who cares if the redskins are called the redskins?
    the only people who want to change it are pinheads.

  8. Chapnasty2 says: Dec 29, 2009 9:16 PM

    I almost forgot.. everything about this post is stating the obvious as well. Of course they are going to go after Bradford, Teebow or Clausen. Pure genious.

  9. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Dec 29, 2009 9:16 PM

    “The player of American Indian descent might get to play for a team with a nickname that many believe is offensive to his heritage.”
    How many?
    Just a few rabblerousing shakedown idiots?
    Sure, the Al Sharptons of the world give you thanks Mike.

  10. HughJassPhD says: Dec 29, 2009 9:17 PM

    If Shanahan thought that Campbell was the “guy,” the Redskins wouldn’t have chased Jay Cutler in the offseason, and they wouldn’t have been sniffing around Mark Sanchez in the draft.
    You’re giving Danny & Vinny too much credit.
    They chased the “new pussy” simply because they could.

  11. redskinchip says: Dec 29, 2009 9:21 PM

    The Skins won three Super Bowls with different,QBs,RBs,and WRs because of the Hogs.If they don’t trade down and take an OT in this draft they are absolutely pathetic. Shanahan has always had great O-lines and soso RBs that became stars. Yes he did have Elway and there are no Elways in this draft. We need a lot of picks to help this team recuperate. On the whole you can’t go wrong with an OT.MLB,OR DE in the first round. Take the OT from Rutgers late in the first and pick up a second or third and fourth

  12. Tobias F√ľnke says: Dec 29, 2009 9:22 PM

    In other news, Mike Vick won the Ed Block Courage Award.

  13. Gautam says: Dec 29, 2009 9:26 PM

    there is no way Sam Bradford would survive in the NFL with the kind of offensive line currently in DC
    he would end up on IR just like Stafford

  14. GoCaps8 says: Dec 29, 2009 9:26 PM

    If they take Bradford in Round 1, they sure as hell better beef up the offensive line in Round 2 and free agency.
    Campbell gets slammed down several times a week. Bradford wouldn’t last half a season behind the Skins current line.

  15. dirtyTHIRTY says: Dec 29, 2009 9:32 PM

    And then Bradford will get destroyed because they forgot to upgrade their o-line in the draft.

  16. boysroll says: Dec 29, 2009 9:36 PM

    please.. I went to the game the other night and they are horrid. This loser of an org needs 20 plus. My boys kicked they punk asses up and down the field. It really was an embarassment and the entire stadium were boys fans.
    this is the biggest joke of an nfl team in the league.
    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!! SB BABY…

  17. mwcarolina says: Dec 29, 2009 9:37 PM

    first off, if they do get Sam Bradford, than my predictions will come true, however i don’t see us getting him because he may be picked when it is the redskins time to draft, but i think Bradford would do well in a Shanahan offense.

  18. Desides says: Dec 29, 2009 9:40 PM

    “The player of American Indian descent might get to play for a team with a nickname that many believe is offensive to his heritage.”
    “Many?” More like “three guys with a fax machine.”

  19. SuzyKolberIsAwesome says: Dec 29, 2009 9:40 PM

    he injured his shoulder TWICE this year, that should be a red flag, but we’re talking about the Redskins, Shanahan is going to earn his money coaching Haynesworth

  20. chief says: Dec 29, 2009 9:42 PM

    would be a far cry from the rocket arm style QB he loves to coach. That’s one of the weakest arms in the draft.

  21. smartbrains1980 says: Dec 29, 2009 9:42 PM

    man it would be awesome if they draft him an dhe refuese to play for the racial slurs.

  22. litemater says: Dec 29, 2009 9:43 PM

    Keep an eye on Redskins and Sam BradfordKeep an eye on Redskins and Sam BradfordKeep an eye on Redskins and Sam BradfordKeep an eye on Redskins and Sam BradfordKeep an eye on Redskins and Sam Bradford

  23. DiamondDave13 says: Dec 29, 2009 9:44 PM

    Florio…I like your writing and info. I really do, but when you start comparing a kid with a potentially destroyed shoulder to an all-Pro then things are a tad out of hand.
    That being said I’d like nothing more than to see Shanahan draft that corpse and continue the DC freefall…

  24. Big_McLargeHuge says: Dec 29, 2009 9:46 PM

    If this goes as planned on draft day…
    I’ll make sure I have the champagne ready… A toast to another decade of crap in the nation’s capital
    “… and the Washington Redskins select… Sam Bradford…” *pops cork*

  25. Skinshokiefan says: Dec 29, 2009 9:47 PM

    Hey Mike
    At least give Extremeskins.com credit as your source

  26. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 29, 2009 9:50 PM

    for te thousandth time… QB is the least of Redskins need on Offense. But skins will be skins.

  27. endzoneview says: Dec 29, 2009 9:53 PM

    Sh!t is on the wall, now we wait for it to stick

  28. realitypolice says: Dec 29, 2009 9:56 PM

    “If Shanahan thought that Campbell was the “guy,” the Redskins wouldn’t have chased Jay Cutler in the offseason, and they wouldn’t have been sniffing around Mark Sanchez in the draft.”
    ———————————–
    Are you insinuating that the Redskins had an agreement in place with Shanahan to coach next season before training camp even began this season?
    “based on the two games played since Bruce Allen surprisingly became the team’s General Manager, it looks like the Redskins are doing their best to get the highest possible selection in round one. ”
    ———————————-
    Are you insinuating that the Redskins are tanking games?
    “As others have pointed out earlier in the year, the Redskins are in position to get excellent information regarding Bradford’s shoulder — his doctor, James Andrews, also works for the Redskins.”
    ———————————–
    Doesn’t James Andrews work for half of the teams in the NFL, as well as the NBA and MLB? Maybe the Yankees have their eye on Bradford. After all, Andrews has worked for them, too.
    Florio- you are an ass clown for the ages.

  29. Jordiway73 says: Dec 29, 2009 9:57 PM

    There sure are a lot of IF’s to go along with this story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. HAILSKINS says: Dec 29, 2009 9:58 PM

    Yeah because that will fix the O line, old ass D line and weak secondary as well as lack luster recievers.

  31. Start Colt Brennan says: Dec 29, 2009 10:01 PM

    Snyder at his finest…I thought all these “glamorous” first round picks would stop now that Vinny is gone. WE NEED A LEFT TACKLE, you don’t buy fancy drapes before the foundation is poured.

  32. wrath4771 says: Dec 29, 2009 10:02 PM

    Wouldn’t the doctor-patient thing keep Andrews from giving information about Bradford unless Bradford said it was all right to do so?

  33. Dan Snyder is a Moron says: Dec 29, 2009 10:05 PM

    Excellent idea! We need another QB, especially one with a bad shoulder, who can get the snot knocked out of him because the Skins refuse to address the O-line issues. I am sure they will somehow figure out a way to trade away some draft picks in the process. Brilliant thinking! Sounds like the same kind of wisdom that almost brought us Jay Cutler in the off season. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…..

  34. GhostofFlorioPast says: Dec 29, 2009 10:07 PM

    Florio
    Please stop making me read your web site – my mom says I’m getting worse and I’ll need more meds.

  35. punyandy says: Dec 29, 2009 10:09 PM

    Florio sure knows the Redskins. So much so, he picked them to the Superbowl this year. Quite the NFL guru, he is.

  36. josh1982004 says: Dec 29, 2009 10:10 PM

    this years class of QB’s is one of the worst in recent memory

  37. 1stngoal says: Dec 29, 2009 10:22 PM

    Maybe they can change the team logo to a new Marvel Comics superhero named Rex the Redskin. Sort of like Captain America, only all red instead of red,white,and blue… Seriously, I don’t see anything wrong with the name. Rather than dissing Native Americans, I think it honors them and their great heritage, no different than the Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” or the Boston “Celtics”…

  38. scrapdawg12 says: Dec 29, 2009 10:26 PM

    Sounds like their making a run at the Bowl next year…LOL

  39. WetHog says: Dec 29, 2009 10:30 PM

    If the Skins use their #1 pick on a QB that is a skinny minny and has a bum shoulder that might be the final insult that pushes me over the edge to stop being a Skins fan.
    Me personally, I’ve put up with the teasing from relatives that aren’t Skins fans ever since ’91. First it was Gus and his battle with the wall, then the edition of Jeff George that pissed off Brad Johnson enough and screwed that season, then Marty was shown the door, the failed “Old Ball Coach” experiment, Gibbs Part Deux, and now the “Nice Guy” failure. Throw in a number of stupid roster moves through free agency and Fat Albert and his laying down on the field because he can’t breath. It really tries ones patience to be a Skins fan.

  40. stevincinci says: Dec 29, 2009 10:35 PM

    Take Tony Pike. Going to be a stud in the NFL. Manning like. Someone is going to get a steal, whoever drafts him.

  41. Scoop says: Dec 29, 2009 10:41 PM

    Bradford doesn’t fit the Shanahan prototype at all. If you’ve paid much attention to anything between the coasts the last two decades, you might have noticed that Shanny likes guys that can run, gun and roll– sort of the anti-Bradford.
    Y’all must be extremely bored tonight– or trying to pump the hit quota…

  42. bkelly1 says: Dec 29, 2009 10:49 PM

    i’m going to stop reading posts by Florio because they just make me angry at how stupid he is

  43. Mean D says: Dec 29, 2009 11:25 PM

    I agree with Florio. I still think the Skins will make the playoffs this year.

  44. artkang says: Dec 29, 2009 11:41 PM

    Florio….a Genius…you are NOT. duh. Shanahan was no where near working for the Redskins when they pursued Sanchez and Cutler. What are you smoking?
    You should quit all your “speculation” and post something factual. I used to go to this site for first-hand info. I think I’m going back to rotoworld.com for my info.

  45. NFLMMAfan says: Dec 29, 2009 11:52 PM

    Skins are still at a huge competitive dis-advantage.
    Little Danny is in the lead to win his 11th straight off-season superbowl title. The expectations for next season are already rising fast! Buy your seats, suites, and advertising now!
    Everything else is downhill from there……

  46. ParkerFly says: Dec 29, 2009 11:56 PM

    Yes this is exactly what I’d do. Draft a QB way too high in the 1st round who didn’t even play in a pro style offense while in college and drop him into a west coast offense which takes years to master and put him behind a junior varsity offensive line. That’s exactly what I’d do.
    Do Snyder and Al Davis exchange scouting notes or something?

  47. MkePackFan says: Dec 30, 2009 12:24 AM

    “The player of American Indian descent might get to play for a team with a nickname that many believe is offensive to his heritage.”
    Story of America…kowtowing to the vocal minority…these same liberal idiots are the same that sue to get anything Christmasy taken out of public view & correct you with disgust with “Happy Holidays” when you say “Merry Christmas”.
    Figures though the ‘Skins want a big-name rookie QB, regardless of the fact he’s already got a damaged shoulder.
    Spend Washington, spend. Maybe that strategy of overpaying for talent and taking huge risk rookies will pay off.

  48. Hovenaut says: Dec 30, 2009 12:57 AM

    Behind that line? I thought Vinny Cerrato resigned.

  49. SanityClause says: Dec 30, 2009 1:37 AM

    I don’t know about Bradford; the docs know more than me. I do know that the name “Redskins” is an embarrassment, and should have been changed a long time ago. If you think this is just a PC comment, how would you feel if a team was called the “Darkskins” instead? Fans could call them “Darkies” for short.

  50. dpa6 says: Dec 30, 2009 2:27 AM

    I love how Cowboys fans are talking trash. Did you know that the Cowboys haven’t won a playoff game since 1996? The Cowboys suck donkey dong.

  51. bake says: Dec 30, 2009 7:52 AM

    I wouldn’t be offended if the team was named after my people- the “Fat Drunken Irishmen”. They’d call us the Fatties for short. It’d be great. What the hell’s so bad about Redskins, you oversensitive freak????

  52. JollyRoger says: Dec 30, 2009 8:11 AM

    The only reason “Redskins” has stuck around is because of the team’s status. Washington is one of the more nationally recognized (and more valuable) franchises in the NFL, so changing the identity is difficult.
    LOL at any of you who think an expansion team could come in today and call themselves the “Blackskins” with a Shaka Zulu type image as the logo.

  53. D. Chesebrough says: Dec 30, 2009 8:46 AM

    Hey… cowgirls fans like “boysroll”… gotta agree with “dpa6″‘s comment! Before you start trashing other teams, you’d best look at YOUR recent history. I would look for Green Bay to get to the SB before the CowGIRLS!

  54. mwcarolina says: Dec 30, 2009 9:18 AM

    there is no way Sam Bradford would survive in the NFL with the kind of offensive line currently in DC
    he would end up on IR just like Stafford
    and why do you think we won’t get any linemen??? remember Snyder’s free agency signings?? why not chase after linemen in free agency then go after Bradford in the draft?? and for the morons who say qb is the least of the skins need, wrong, Campbell is not the future in fact he is average at best, his numbers continue to say that he is average, Bradford has potential that Campbell can only dream of having, but like i said, if Dan Snyder spends money on free agent offensive linemen, then Bradford would be protected.

  55. bake says: Dec 30, 2009 10:00 AM

    As far as Bradford, I think the “REDSKINS” should draft some Linemen and not worry too much about QB. Whoever they get at QB, they need to provide protection, in case they haven’t noticed…………I say trade some of the guys they have now, like one of their 2 very good tight ends, the diva Clinton Portis, and probably others, and get draft picks for them. if they get Bradford, fine, but without linemen who can really play at the NFL level, it doesn’t help. Look at Matthew Stafford. Hell, look at Jason Campbell the last few weeks…………

  56. forbeskin says: Dec 30, 2009 10:30 AM

    Screw Bradford! Trade back take olinemen in the 1st and someone like Sean Canfield in the 2nd. Build the damn lines.!

  57. straverse says: Dec 30, 2009 1:23 PM

    I agree with steveincinci. Take an offensive lineman in rd1, and then grab Tony Pike in rd2. Of course, Snyder will still be the owner come draft time and will find some way to majorly screw it up again. Maybe trade that 1st to AZ for Boldin?

  58. apage53915 says: Dec 30, 2009 3:26 PM

    I dont care if he is Indian, Chinese etc. the kid has a great accurrate arm and if he can somehow overcome his injuries he is going to be one hell of an NFL QB for whoever picks him.

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