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Sunday, July 25, 2010

WitP: Colt, Mouton, Ingram

Rick Snider of the Washington Examiner writes that Colt Brennan will need to beat out career backup Richard Bartel for the 3rd QB spot or he'll get cut. Seems like it's a foregone conclusion that Rex Grossman is #2.
Watch this duel over the preseason. New coach Mike Shanahan plays no favorites. Indeed, don't be surprised to see a couple more unexpected names leave in late August after an offseason Black Friday purge that claimed 10 veterans like Randy Thomas, Cornelius Griffin and Fred Smoot.

Shanahan inherited Brennan and that's a huge difference over drafting him. Brennan was the choice of Vinny Cerrato, whose late draft choices were just one of 698,065 reasons why he was finally fired in December.

Bartel is a carryover, too. However, he gained much of the offseason work while Brennan recovered from surgery. Shanahan already senses what Bartel can do after an impressive offseason. But preseason games will decide who stays. Both figure to get plenty of snaps as the Redskins won't risk McNabb beyond the minimum.
I think this is just Rick Snider's way of getting links and hits from the Cult of Colt. But I'm too smart to fall for his tricks! Ahahah, oh wait..

BTW, if you have an ESPN Insider account (I don't) there's apparently a rumor about Colt battling Rex for #2, so who knows.

The Tennessean has an article about the Titans cornerbacks fighting for a starting spot. Here's an excerpt about Ryan Mouton:
Of all the position battles that will take place in August, the open cornerback spot should be the most intriguing.

"We learned a lot from last year. I know I did,'' Mouton said. "When you are thrown in there like that, you don't know what to expect, and we had to go through the struggles. But now we've learned a lot. From last year to this year I have gained a lot of confidence, and you have to have confidence in this game.

"We're all friends and we're competing. But we all have our eyes on the job.''
Christopher Price of WEEI.com has some good things to say about Jake Ingram.
...while the New England special teamers struggled for a good bulk of the 2009 season, the Hawaii product was essentially flawless from start to finish, never blowing a single snap in his rookie season. He’s not Lonie Paxton yet, but for where he is in the overall development of his career, the 6-foot-3, 240-pound Ingram has certainly proven his worth to the franchise.


  • At Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 12:41:00 PM HST, Anonymous Patty G. said…

    I think you're right about Rick Snider, Tom-- He seems to contradict himself when stating that Shanahan plays no favorites: I think that will also apply to Rex Grossman. In fact, Grossman himself entered the Texans' training camp as the third qb, to supposed 2nd Dan Orlovsky who had a large multi-year contract-- yet beat him out in the 4th preseason game. Grossman was only signed by the Redskins to a 1 yr. contract. Doesn't sound like a sure thing to me....Go Colt! http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/09/08/rex-grossman-named-no-2-texans-qb-matt-schaub-described-as-da/

  • At Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11:10:00 AM HST, Blogger LizKauai said…

    Colt will win out if he shines in preseason. I'd like to think of him as the great SURPRISE (but not to us). I will feel better about the Redskins's chances with a healthy and fiery Colt in the wings for McNabb -whom I not yet excited about...


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