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No Houshmandzadeh means Joey Galloway should start for Redskins

It’s hard for the Redskins to miss a player they never had, but losing out on T.J. Houshmandzadeh to the NFL team slightly to the north of Washington D.C. has to be frustrating.

Housh was the rare September pickup that could have improved the Redskins roster immediately.  It’s not like he would have been in the way of young players developing; the expected starter across from Santana Moss on Sunday is 38-year-old Joey Galloway.

It’s hard to overstate how surprising this is.  Galloway was an unmitigated bust in New England last season, and sat “on the street” for a few months last season after unsuccessful tryouts before finishing the year with the Steelers.  He has 20 catches in the last two seasons combined.

When Galloway signed in Washington — they also picked up other veterans Mike Furrey and Bobby Wade — he looked unlikely to make the team.  To put it another way: It would be a very bad sign for the young Redskins receivers if he made the team.

Now Galloway is not only on the team, he’s expected to start. 

This isn’t a team rebuilding.  The Redskins have only two draft picks on their 53-man roster.  Much like the Joe Gibbs 2.0 version Redskins, it’s an aging, hodge-podge, free-agent laden roster hoping for 9-7 or 10-6 and a Wild Card loss before the bottom falls out again.

If the Redskins are going to sell out to win now, they should at least do it with better players.

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58 Responses to “No Houshmandzadeh means Joey Galloway should start for Redskins”
  1. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Sep 6, 2010 10:12 PM

    What a joke! Gallowank? Really?

  2. lostsurfer100 says: Sep 6, 2010 10:13 PM

    besides the WR corp, who would you classify as “hodge podge” on the roster. Or do you have specific instructions to bash the skins because of the Mike Wise comment that seemed to skullf*ck this site for some reason

  3. pilot08 says: Sep 6, 2010 10:14 PM

    Only 2 players from the draft made the team? Thats craze

  4. lostsurfer100 says: Sep 6, 2010 10:15 PM

    Besides the WR core, who on the Skins roster is considered “hodge podge.” Or do you have instructions to bash the skins until Mike Wise is forced to retire from your angry posts

  5. greenmonk says: Sep 6, 2010 10:18 PM

    “The Redskins have only two draft picks on their 53-man roster.”
    More great editing from the PFT team. Do you ever read your posts before hitting submit?

  6. metalhead0043 says: Sep 6, 2010 10:18 PM

    DMac will be wishing he was throwing the ball to Djax and Jmac come midseason. Get ready for the whining and excuses, Redskins fans.

  7. DeeDubb says: Sep 6, 2010 10:28 PM

    They screwed the pooch on this one. The mere fact Joey Galloway is starting is all that needs to be said. This receiving corps is terrible and they absolutely could’ve used Houshmandzadeh. He is exactly what they need, a true possession guy to work opposite Santana Moss. What makes it worse is he went to Baltimore, who didn’t even need him. Piss poor play on Shanahan’s part unless Devin Thomas somehow breaks out this year.

  8. Switch1 says: Sep 6, 2010 10:31 PM

    Your unbelievable, the Redskins show restraint you blast them, The Redskins sign them you blast them. You just have such a HARD ON for the Redskins. Well I tell you what I’ll take Mike Shanahan’s opinion on who to go after and who not to, I’m mean Who the hell are you? some geek that has a fantasy football show LOLOL, please I can’t stop laughing at you.

  9. jj jones says: Sep 6, 2010 10:32 PM

    Worst Receiving Corp Ever.

  10. cunn9305 says: Sep 6, 2010 10:32 PM

    Galloway was never on the same page with Tom Brady who was himself admittedly out of sync last year. He still has nearly all of his considerable speed despite his age and can still stretch the field, unlike the leadfooted Housh. Let’s put it this way, I don’t see anybody on the Ravens that will fly by me on a post route. If that’s what the ‘skins want between Galloway and Moss then they’re good. We shall see …

  11. INTENSEG says: Sep 6, 2010 10:32 PM

    Talking about picking up from the scrap heap, DAMN LOL.

  12. kevinthekida says: Sep 6, 2010 10:35 PM

    I completely agree. The skins are selling rebuilding verbally but every action points to more of business as usual. Old players, New coaches, New schemes, No continuity and selling dumb fans on winning now. Call me when we Officially rebuild, trade/cut #89, keep a coaching staff in place long enough to develop a culture. Until then i’ll be unsatisfied.

  13. steelers rule says: Sep 6, 2010 10:39 PM

    Galloway will be running patterns with his walker.

  14. JVult says: Sep 6, 2010 10:49 PM

    I love listening to Redskins fans. They are the most unique fan base in all of sports. They are so delusional and overrate their players. If Deangelo Hall were a member of the Cowboys or Giants they would be calling him what he truly is and that is the most overrated cornerback in the NFL. However since he is a member of the Skins he is considered by them a top 5 cornerback in the NFL.

  15. Play4Blood says: Sep 6, 2010 10:53 PM

    Switch1 says: September 6, 2010 10:31 PM
    “I’ll take Mike Shanahan’s opinion on who to go after and who not to…”
    Really? Maybe you didn’t notice, but his personnel decisions aren’t exactly top shelf. Unless, of course, hovering around .500 is what you want from your football team. If so, Shanny’s the man. He’s nothing without John Elway, and he’s proven that at every turn. Looks like he’s proving it again.

  16. Stealthhawk says: Sep 6, 2010 10:56 PM

    I don’t understand Dan Snyder.
    He’s willing to pay OUT HIS ASS for every player in the NFL but when it comes time to get T.J. Houshmandzadeh (a player that could drastically improve their joke of a WR corps) they don’t pull the trigger.
    The Redskins fans should burn that stadium to the ground.

  17. danielcp0303 says: Sep 6, 2010 10:56 PM

    It’s gonna be fun watching the Redskins get scalped on Sunday Night

  18. Nosredna says: Sep 6, 2010 10:59 PM

    “No Houshmandzadeh means Joey Galloway should start for Redskins” —-
    no shit……as if we couldn’t figure that out without a post from PFT…….

  19. HarrisonHits says: Sep 6, 2010 10:59 PM

    Wow I hope the Skins have a simpler playbook than the Pats do. Galloway never seemed to pickup the Pats offense and was often out of place, or dropping some of the few he did manage to run the correct route for.
    He was awful in NE last year, I can’t believe he’s starting in Washington.

  20. theposse says: Sep 6, 2010 11:00 PM

    Sloppy “journalism.” If you’re going to mention that only two 2010 draft picks made the team, you should point out that two undrafted free agents made the team.

  21. wd40 says: Sep 6, 2010 11:02 PM

    Does it really matter. The NFC East probably has some of the worst secondaries in any division.
    One simply doesn’t have to be great to be effective in this division. Aside from Samuel and Jenkins who else can hold their own.
    The battles will once again the fought in the trenches.
    I’d bet my marbles that if given time McNabb can adequately find Galloway 3-4 times a game.
    Not great, but effective. Expectations met!

  22. pignite says: Sep 6, 2010 11:05 PM

    You Redskin crybabies don’t even know what you have. Joey Galloway is nothing but a pro & you won’t believe how fast this guy is. He’s an old man at this job, but hasn’t lost a step. Go gray beard, a Buc Fan still remembers!

  23. godlovestebowbuthatesyou says: Sep 6, 2010 11:14 PM

    It is not strange when you consider shanny had rod smith in the starting line-up when he was 37.

  24. Bill In DC says: Sep 6, 2010 11:17 PM

    A quick look at the Redskins roster shows at least 6 draft picks (Trent Williams, Derrick Dockery, Fred Davis, Chris Cooley, Devin Thomas, Malcom Kelly).
    It’s sad enough that there are only 6 Redskins draft picks on the roster, no need to make it appear worse.

  25. cover2blitz0 says: Sep 6, 2010 11:24 PM

    aww joey galloway I miss him blazing down the field for the bucs but thats the way of the nfl. hes about the only vet we have let go of in recent years to end up somewhere else so good for him.
    and yes bruce allen is great at 9-7 or 10-6 and sneaking into the playoffs as a wildcard and it gets you no where (just ask the bucs about how well it works out) looks like allen is doing the same vet patchwork in dc that he did in tampa and you see the result he left behind in tampa. and redskin fans michael clayton is available…

  26. JMClarkent says: Sep 6, 2010 11:26 PM

    I wonder if Shanny is on good terms with Javon Walker. From what he showed in Minnesota, he has to be at least on par with Galloway.

  27. Fonetik says: Sep 6, 2010 11:32 PM

    “lostsurfer100 says: September 6, 2010 10:13 PM
    besides the WR corp, who would you classify as “hodge podge” on the roster.”
    Despite the lack of a question mark, I’m going to assume this is a question.
    Are you serious? How about your backfield? A running back crew with an aggregate age of 894 (estimate) and a 34 year old QB. Nah, they’ll be great, right? 40 points a game sound about right?

  28. Mike Daly says: Sep 6, 2010 11:48 PM

    It’s the Dan Snyder Deadskins at work. Snyder cannot stop meddling and cannot hire REAL FOOTBALL PEOPLE TO BUILD SOMETHING THERE. Does the league have to ban him from the game for the Redskins to stop trying to win fantasy football and start doing the real work of building a competitive team?

  29. MagicMan407 says: Sep 6, 2010 11:52 PM

    damnit! I hate my life…

  30. harloeisdead says: Sep 7, 2010 12:03 AM

    This has nothing to do with the story but did anyone see what Maurice Jones-Drew said about Florio today? Boom, ROASTED

  31. Shark839 says: Sep 7, 2010 12:03 AM

    The pressure is really on Dallas now! If we lose to that? The wheels might fall off! Yet as a Cowboys fan, I’ll say anytime we play the Skins you can throw out the rosters, and expect the unexpected.

  32. mwcarolina says: Sep 7, 2010 12:09 AM

    Redskins, please sign a reciever and FAST. I wont even mind if we draft former busts like Michael Clayton or Antonio Bryant, they are better than an old man like Galloway.

  33. SemperfiSkins says: Sep 7, 2010 12:12 AM

    I think you will be made to eat some crow Florio. Galloway, while having one foot in the grave, had a decent camp. But lets remember that Shanahan likes to keep his card close to his chest (Depth chart) and old Joey starting may be just a ruse.
    Hey ease up on the Skins’ Florio. About the 2 draft picks on the 53 man roster…..1 is going on IR, 3 are on the Practice Squad. Stop with the smoke and mirrors…

  34. AttackRaven says: Sep 7, 2010 12:24 AM

    Houshmandzedah is just as fast as Dez Bryant and Michael Crabtree. Speed is over rated.
    Darius Heyward-Bey is a prime example of someone who blows by people on a post route…and then what?
    Houshmandzadeh runs great routes, is really tough, has fabulous hands, gets open and scores touchdowns. Nobody EVER outmuscles him for the ball.

  35. Aints Fan says: Sep 7, 2010 12:30 AM

    I didn’t know that “She” was still playing. I will never forget that epic blast that Parcels launched at him.

  36. cover2blitz0 says: Sep 7, 2010 12:59 AM

    mwcarolina says:
    September 7, 2010 12:09 AM
    Redskins, please sign a reciever and FAST. I wont even mind if we draft former busts like Michael Clayton or Antonio Bryant, they are better than an old man like Galloway.
    man you have no idea what your asking for.. clayton and bryant cant even hold galloways jock even at 38. you people dont know what bad wr play is at least you havent seen clayton dropping everything thrown his way since 05… santana moss may be a bum in his own right but hes got NOTHING on clayton…

  37. BDiddy says: Sep 7, 2010 1:08 AM

    @Aints Fan — You’re thinking of Terry Glenn, another Ohio State WR.

  38. The Wopper says: Sep 7, 2010 1:10 AM

    Wow this is shocking, I can’t believe another major media outlet is just strait making fun of the skins. “I bet if d hall was on the cowboys he’d be over-rated”. Is that the same cowboys that just finally got there big-boy voice, and grew enough pubes to win a playoff game? I’d like to remind everyone that the dreadful skins indeed at least pulled that off before the sellouts. I’m not sayin that we havent sucked terribly, but I’m tired of all the sports media jerks using the same playbook. If the cowboys could grow a collective p3nis ESPN, Florio, NFL Network, and anyone else who’s spews there borderline neanderthal opinions on any airwaves would find a way to work the shaft and swallow the gravy. You are all so predictable. Its really sad. I hate myself for having spent the time to type this about you lazy, sell-out to the most popular team mongaloids. go get F_ _ _ _ D!

  39. SkinsDan says: Sep 7, 2010 2:39 AM

    Aints Fan says:
    September 7, 2010 12:30 AM
    I didn’t know that “She” was still playing. I will never forget that epic blast that Parcels launched at him.
    Wrong former Buckeye, moron. You are thinking of Terry Glenn.

  40. MagicMan407 says: Sep 7, 2010 3:48 AM

    lol @The Wopper rant of the night!

  41. PriorKnowledge says: Sep 7, 2010 4:55 AM

    You guys don’t have a clue about Snyder. Snyder is a business man. He owns the Redskins to make money. Lots of money. Now to fill the stadium, you can do it one of two ways:
    1) Field a competitive team, almost every year, or
    2) Generate hype every year with big time signings or generate interest with strange actions.
    Fielding a competitve team is hard. And it doesn’t always work. You can hire all the best people, draft well every year and still end up with a stinker of a team. It is all a crap shoot.
    But generating hype every year is a lot easier to do and it fills the stadium just as well. The Redskins have a successful formula: Generate mucho news and hype every preseason. Sign players like you are 1 piece of the puzzle from being a Super Bowl contender.
    And everybody thinks Snyder is foolish… HA! You just don’t understand what his goal is.

  42. Brownwood26 says: Sep 7, 2010 5:22 AM

    Florio, surely you’re better than this…you bash the Skins for having “an aging, hodge-podge roster hoping for 9-7 or 10-6 and a Wild Card loss before the bottom falls out again”, yet give them grief for passing on a 32 year-old possession receiver who is likely this generation’s Alvin Harper. Galloway may be old, but he’s still got speed…something Housh never had even when he was young. You can’t have it both ways, dude…

  43. Katmanduu says: Sep 7, 2010 7:21 AM

    Florio is dead-on here. Skins fans just can’t deal with the fact that they are stuck with a perennial loser. They might get lucky and sneak in the playoffs, but they would be one and done before the oldest roster in the NFL gets a year older and suffers another 4 win season before they start over AGAIN.
    This team is a disaster.
    Can’t blame Housh for signing with the Ravens. They have a shot to win it all and they will be in the playoffs. The Skins have as much a chance as I do having beers with the Pope this afternoon….

  44. Randy Inman says: Sep 7, 2010 7:30 AM

    Art Monk probably has a season left in him they should sign him too.

  45. Ocho says: Sep 7, 2010 7:32 AM

    Only 2 draft picks on the 53 man roster? Where did the other 51 come from? 3 of their 4 DB starters were draft picks… Rosenthal you are such an idiot its not even funny anymore.

  46. Route36West says: Sep 7, 2010 7:48 AM

    wow pft is so confoluded. You guys down know which way is up and which way is down.
    You guys continually dog the Redskins for how they treat free agency. Picking up any and every free agent they can with name recognition. And now your doing the same thing when they dont go out and do that.
    Philly last year was a favorite landing spot for Housh and he didnt come. This year it was Washington and he didnt come again. Who knows maybe there is a reason why Housh doesnt want to catch passes from Mcnabb or vice versa. You guys are looking at this from the outside you dont know whats happening behind closed doors maybe theres a very good reason why this didnt happen. Jumping to conclusions without all the factors just make you look dumb.

  47. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 7, 2010 8:02 AM

    We will see if you have the same tone after week one.

  48. Chapnasty. says: Sep 7, 2010 8:27 AM

    @ route36
    The reason why the skins are dogged every year about free agents is because they often shell out a butt load of money for guys that always fail them. In this particular case you have a terrible group of WR’s, perhaps the worst in the leauge, and you had an opportunity to get a big possession style receiver to compliment the speed of Santana Moss. Not only was he out there, but he was out there for less than $900,000 making him a damn bargain. If it would have worked out they could have extended him for 2 more years in the off season or let him go via free agency. Living 20 minutes from Fed Ex field has made it abundantly clear, 95% of Redskin fans are delusional and have no basic concept of the sport of football.

  49. runtheball says: Sep 7, 2010 8:38 AM

    Maybe he is really good at catching passes taht hit him in the feet.

  50. Poopstain_Chuck says: Sep 7, 2010 8:45 AM

    # JVult says: September 6, 2010 10:49 PM
    I love listening to Redskins fans. They are the most unique fan base in all of sports. They are so delusional and overrate their players. If Deangelo Hall were a member of the Cowboys or Giants they would be calling him what he truly is and that is the most overrated cornerback in the NFL. However since he is a member of the Skins he is considered by them a top 5 cornerback in the NFL.
    Let me guess, you’re a disgruntled Raider fan? LOL, worry about your own problems, D. Hall has done just fine for the Skins.

  51. PhillyFansSuck says: Sep 7, 2010 8:45 AM

    There has to be a more logical reason that a team that has no problem spending money, passed on T.J. Could they possibly be the “unnamed team” that had a deal on the table yesterday for Vincent Jackson? Wouldn’t be surprised to see them pick up a receiver in the next few days. Hopefully….

  52. VaBeachSkins says: Sep 7, 2010 10:06 AM

    Has anyone seen what he looks like this year? I sure haven’t, except for one catch on week 2 of preseason. I don’t know the plan, but Armstrong and Austin looked pretty good in preseason and for him to beat them out, they must have liked something. I was not happy to see Austin let go, and my list of WR was Moss, Armstrong, Thomas, Williams, Austin and Banks. I thought with Moss and Williams being the vets, we have a lot of upside with the youngsters. Although, I would prefer Austin, I am also mature enough not to bash Shannahan for his decision. Galloway was limited in play thus far and how do we know that he will not shine for the first 5 or 6 games until one of the youngsters is ready step up and play. We have not even played a game, let it rest already. I am excited about this year, it has been a long time since I can truly say that!!!!!!!!!!!! Hail!!!

  53. isonic1 says: Sep 7, 2010 10:39 AM

    Devin Thomas to the Pro Bowl this year. Heard it here first.

  54. Griffin says: Sep 7, 2010 10:57 AM

    Sure the skins are old but how much are players like Larry Johnson and Joey Gallow making? It’s not like they were signed to huge contracts… I like what the skins are doing. They’re rebuilding by holding onto their draft picks while still trying to win by signing proven veteran talent to inexpensive one year deals. The skins of old would’ve given Seattle draft picks for TJ while he was on the trading block…

  55. foresttdog says: Sep 7, 2010 12:20 PM

    This is an article? 45 seconds I’ll never get back.
    Rosenthal is consistently unprofessional

  56. mwcarolina says: Sep 7, 2010 1:10 PM

    .(” santana moss may be a bum in his own right but hes got NOTHING on clayton…”)
    Moss is actually a keeper, is he a star, no, BUT in the slot, he’s perfect.
    As for Clayton, he may not be great, but he’s better than old man Galloway.
    As for reciever, i have a new idea, i WISH the Redskins would get over the view of thinking Haynesworth is worth two picks and just say, you know what, give us Damian Williams and we call the trade even.

  57. fcrwo01 says: Sep 7, 2010 4:21 PM

    Florio, I know how much you love the Skins, but dont you think it’s possible that this team wont be any better than the garbage we saw on the field last year?

  58. DeeDubb says: Sep 7, 2010 4:39 PM

    Look at all these moron Redskin haters. I especially love the jackass who brought up DeAngelo Hall like that has anything to do with this topic. He’s gotta be either a DallASS or Sheagle fan. Also, to the genius who wants to “cut #89″…how exactly is cutting the team’s best wideout supposed to improve the team let alone the position. Nothing but morons on this site.

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