McNabb to Redskins
ESPN is reporting that Donovan McNabb is being traded to the Washington Redskins.
I actually think that puts Jason Campbell or Rex Grossman in greater jeopardy than Colt Brennan for a roster spot. No way Campbell or Grossman will kept as a No. 3 quarterback. I know this is an uncapped year, but it will be capped in 2011 (unless there’s a strike), so you don’t want too much payroll.
Of course, if the Redskins also draft a quarterback …
And, as bb pointed out, McNabb does wear No. 5.
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The best thing about yesterday’s practice wasn’t the hitting, it was the return to basics. It reminded me of that briefing session that was nearly as long as the laser-tag game. The Warriors spent 15 minutes on tackling techniques — “rip, wrap, and grab cloth” — before being allowed to hit each other. Even the quarterbacks had to go through the rip-wrap-grab-cloth drill. “If they do happen to throw a pick, they’ll know how to tackle the guy,” Coach Mack said.
Assistant coach Chris Tormey also preached getting the angles on a ball-carrier, and when to break down. It was all part of the gang-tackling approach. Trap a ball-carrier so even if one guy misses a tackle, another will be there to make the play. “Football is about angles and leverage,” Tormey said.
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There’s hope that kicker Scott Enos, who connected from 45 yards during a micro-scrimmage, has solved whatever ailed him last year. Enos said he is kicking with more power and accuracy this year, thanks to a conditioning program that emphasized flexibility, particularly with his hips. He also receives tips from former UH punter Tim Grasso, who is taking classes in Manoa this semester.
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Wideouts Royce Pollard and Joe Avery are making good use of the Jugs machines that you readers helped repair.
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Starting points, starting lineups, whatever. These were the No. 1 players yesterday:
Left wideout: Joe Avery
Left slotback: Greg Salas
Left tackle: Austin Hansen
Left guard: Brett Leonard
Center: Matagisila Lefiti
Right guard: Adrian Thomas
Right tackle: Kainoa LaCount
Right slotback: Kealoha Pilares
Right wideout: Royce Pollard
Quarterback: Byrant Moniz
Running back: Alex Green
Left end: Liko Satele
Left tackle: Vaughn Meatoga
Right tackle: Haku Correa
Right end: Paipai Falemalu
Outside linebacker: Corey Paredes
Outside linebacker: Aaron Brown
Nickelback: Richard Torres
Left cornerback: Lametrius Davis
Strong safety: Spencer Smith
Free safety: Mana Silva
Right cornerback: Jeramy Bryant
Kicker: Scott Enos
Long-snapper: Luke Ingram
Holder: Shane Austin
Punter: Alex Dunnachie
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Anyone else notice the efficiency of the UH practices this year? The best, as sportscaster Robert Kekaula pointed out, was running three offensive huddles. When the first group is finished, the second quickly steps up to the line. And then the third. Bam! Bam! Bam! OK, it’s heck, on the DBs, but it will help when the Warriors face no-huddle offenses this year.
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The week in pictures
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My former colleague Ferd Borsch used to say about old age: “He so old, he can hide his own Easter eggs.”
Now I understand what he’s talking about.
I’ve forgotten a lot of things, but I always remember Ferd Borsch on Easter. He loved his work, but not nearly as much as he loved his family, friends and life. He weighed enjoyment with risks, and, well, that’s why he loved cookies made only with “real” butter, why he made the best martinis, and how he ended up eating 100 oysters in a sitting. He saw only two movies the final 40 years of his life, and I suspect that was because he believed life was more entertaining outside of a dark room.
It’s been several years since he left us, but his philosophy endures: Get out and enjoy life. I’m going to do that today. For my grand-daughter’s first Easter, we’re going to dye eggs. I hope I can remember where I hid them.
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This is what happens when I don’t re-read my story before going home. A few corrections:
• In volleyball story, I meant “aces” not “kills” when talking about Nejc Zemljak’s success as a server.
• In football story, it should be that Haku Correa “plays” low, not “pays” low. No, he is not Wal-Mart.
Uno / Ekahi
Glad to see the emphasis on wrapping up. Happy Easter everyone.
Nice post, Mr. Tsai. Happy Easter!
Have fun hiding eggs, ST!
My Mom said she only has one kid she could take to the baseBows game for the Easter egg hunt today, me! bwahahahaha
Light showers out there with wind. Dress appropriately for the BaseBows game.
Good morning Tsai-kos!
Happy Bday to our resident retired DOE administrator, Koakane. I’m sure he’ll be hoisting a few greenies today.
Kekoa – from last blog – thanks for your “appreciation” of da girls. You might not be so appreciative if they had been directly behind you
screechingcheering in your ears.
My Mom liked your article about the MVB game last night.
On the road, on the way to UH baseball.
Carried over from the last blog:
Bottom of the 5th.
Wahine amassed 7 runs in inning. Gonzalez with a 3 run homer. RBIs for Taualii, Grimes, and Iwata.
HAU’OLI LA HANAU, KOAKANE!!!
I also noticed the D was trying to strip the ball. They did it successfully twice. Once was against Salas which made him very unhappy.
Happy Easter to the Tsaikos!!
Happy Birthday to Koakane!!
I thought it was pretty good how the defense played to the whistle.
Hey, it’s a sporting event.
Hold up embarrassing pictures of opposing players.
That’s all part of the fun.
I thought it was annoying that the two stuck-doo-doo fans were telling teen-aged girls to not make noise during a men’s volleyball match. Thing was, the whiners were in their early 30s.
I thought UH wanted enthusiasm at its events?
-Rainbow Wahine Softball SWEEPS NMSU Series at Las Cruces.
-Kelly Majam sits on HR #20.
-Big series for Jessica Iwata, “J-Rod” Rodriguez, Katie Grimes, Melissa Gonzalez, and especially a break out one for Amanda Taualii.
Next up, they fly out to Logan, UT against the other Aggies starting Tuesday and ending on Wednesday.
I’m three years away from being 30.
If I ever get that fussy, someone please SHOOT ME DEAD.
So what’s the situation like now with regards to the Warriors hosting in the MPSF playoffs?
If our QB throws a pick and isn’t confident about tackling, then I’d just be as happy with seeing him execute a drop kick to the opposing player’s lower half to stop him.
Re: Fussy people
What I don’t get is why sit that close if you’re not going to cheer.
You go to sporting events for the atmosphere. Part of the atmosphere is yelling.
And, by the way, the mid-court seats they had aren’t the best for watching volleyball. You want to be near the away from the net to get the best view.
i also thought it was strange to try to sedate Rawson’s brother. But instead of telling him not to yell, they told him he can’t change seats. Why not? There were, like, 7,000 empty seats Friday night.
I’ll say it again.
The pace of practice was better in retrospect and comparison to years past.
I’m not throwing anyone under a bus or a semi. Just saying I’ve NEVER seen the entire team being led 30+ minutes prior to the start of scheduled practice stretching and warming up.
I’m pretty sure those that have attended practice on a regular basis noticed the difference as well.
Also, was nice to see Alex Dunnachie and Tim Grasso exchanging “punting minds”. It took me a while to figure out who Dunnachie was talking to, but it looked liked Grasso is serving as some sort of “confidant” to Dunnachie?
UH is in fifth place. Top four host.
But UH’s final two matches are against UC Santa Barbara.
UH should be able to sweep those two matches.
Interesting how BYU is making its move. It won’t last. It has to go on the road, and BYU is different on the road.
During down time, Dunnachie was walking around, bouncing the football. That’s what Mat McBriar used to do to work on his drops. Little things help in big ways.
Some people that buy out the season tickets seem like corporate looky loos there to look like an important “somebody” sitting in prime seats while they eat nachos with a chopstick and sit crossed-legged probably not knowing what the hell sport they are watching.
And yes I am making reference to a specific someone I kinda know.
By the way, at this stage, I think Luke Ingram is better at long-snapping than his brother was when he was a sophomore.
Forgot to add:
Stephanie Ricketts got the win and fired a two hitter today.
Be young, have fun, drink Pepsi.
ST – #20 – I totally agree. Dunno why, when there are sooooo many empty seats, do they actually check tickets and tell people not to keep switching seats. I thought they were gonna throw the guy in the Indian costume out, guess they were checking his ticket. This is why vb should go back to general admission seating and purchasing season tickets would get you 1) a discounted price from single game tickets and 2) some other perk – parking at a reduced cost or booster club membership.
WARRIOR FEVER in the springtime!
jm2375: nice pic!
MAHALO for ERRYTHING, ST!
So is Grasso somewhere on the staff? Would be nice if Dunnachie had a “friend” to converse with regarding punts. 😉
It is quite the lonely position.
I like Dr. Pepper.
Diet Dr. Pepper tastes like regular Dr. Pepper. I think they messed it up.
Dunnachie was walking around dropping footballs?
Did he attend an Adrian Peterson football camp recently? 😆 😆 😆 😆
HA! I COULDN’T RESIST!!!!!!!!
From yesterday’s posts – what do the initials NFA mean. So often people use initials here and I don’t know if they reference individuals, cuss words, texting shortcuts or what.
We watched the Tsai-kos across the court from us – didn’t hear or see anything untoward except perhaps the Indigenous Dancer who didn’t seem to be wearing any panties under his loincloth. of course, I was only looking through my binoculars so I cannot confirm that first-hand.
According to the folks in the volleyball booster club, next Saturday will feature two matches – the alumni at 5 pm and an intra-squad battle starting at 7 pm. The team has a bye week so they need to keep their game sharp. Supposedly, it will not be the scout team v the starters but a mix on each team.
I was told that it is General Admission for both matches. However, I haven’t been able to confirm the second match. Anyone here know about it.
Alas, next weekend kicks off the WAC baseball with the dreaded Fresno State. How we do will determine whether or not we;ll go beyond the WAC post-season.
Off to Bowsball and shopping to follow.
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
SoCal just had a 6.9 earthquake in Baja, CA. Very close to where Garret lives. Shook up here in the valley for 20-30 seconds. All is well here. Hope Garret is okay…
If I saw correctly, I actually saw Grasso instructing Dunnachie on dropping the ball. They walked down the track together, talking and dropping the football to get the right bounce. Dunnachie has some work to do on that, he was a bit inconsistent. He was walking along one of the lines, but the ball wasn’t consistently dropped in the same line, sometimes it went left, sometimes it went right. Hopefully this little simple drill helps him a lot!
brouoght over from the early post:
final 13-1, UH with 5 homers, 13 for the 3 game series. That is why the preseason is so important for the UH RPI should the Na Wahine not win the WAC tournament.
Hope all are well in SoCal!
Rich, I felt the quake up here in Ladera as my home was rocking back and forth. Funny with these earthquakes as when it is happening I don’t move but just stay in the moment with it. Hope Garret is good as it definetly moved and shook !
Happy Easter, Stephen.
Enjoy it with your Granddaughter. No worry, if all the eggs aren’t found today, they’ll “show-up” by next Sunday! 😆
Speaking of cookies made with real butter cookies, Mrs. d1島 made a great batch of choco-chips for Easter! 😀
Garret’s wife Lori just posted this on Facebook:
do homeowners in Cal buy earthquake insurance. Lots of homeowners in Louisiana didn’t have flood insurance and lost everything.
oklahoma women’s bball team has olajuwon’s daughter and roethlisberger’s sister on it.
and that’s an ugly court too.
Thanks for the 411, Jason. Good to hear.
I just got home. I was actually taking a walk with someone else in my company as we figured out a contract problem and we did *not* feel the earthquake. When we got back to his house his wife and kids were getting outside and surprised by the earthquake…but my coworker and I hadn’t felt it!
My family is fine and the aftershocks were interesting. The epicenter is in Mexico so it isn’t very close to my house at all (we are at the very northern tip of San Diego). This was the first earthquake that my kids ever felt so they were scared, but now they just think it was an interesting experience.
I still don’t know how I didn’t feel the earthquake…
When I lived in LA, Santa Clara, and Cupertino, the insurance companies charged a LOT of money for earthquake insurance. So, I didn’t know very many people who actually had it, even people with multi-million dollar homes thought that the insurance was too expensive.
When I moved to San Diego, I was shocked to find out that the insurance companies would contact me and offer earthquake insurance for almost nothing. It was only then that I found out that there are no fault lines in San Diego…
Hopefully this earthquake doesn’t set off a big one in the LA area. The LA area is actually a little overdue for a big earthquake and this Mexico quake gives them an elevated risk of a major LA earthquake in the next week.
Momo and Mrs. Momo just arrived at LAX (they are still at the airport) and they felt some of the aftershocks but things seem fine there.
Rose Canyon fault…but we won’t tell the insurance companies about that one…
Earthquake insurance in my area is about the same cost if not more than the usual homeowner’s insurance policy.
Earthquake upgraded to 7.2 now.
I never heard of the Rose Canyon fault, but I googled it and saw that its biggest fault was a 6.0 in 1862. So, I don’t think that is as major of a fault as the San Andreas and the other known faults. I guess my specific area is considered low risk so the insurance companies offered cheap earthquake insurance (10% to 20% of home insurance).
Not sure if Grasso has an official role or not. But I think it’s OK to offer pointers. A lot of media people like to offer pointers, although the players often politely ignore them. The pointers, as well as the media people.
Grasso cannot be officially labeled as a “coach” because that would violate NCAA limits on coaches, but he can give pointers for free. That would be very nice of him and I’m sure that Dunnachie would benefit.
Good day everyone!
Happy Birthday Koakane !!!
The quake has been upgraded to a 7.2. I’m in eastern San Diego and it shook pretty decent. The floor lamps rocked back and forth for about 20-30 seconds. Felt a couple of aftershocks as well. I just moved here for grad school in May so it was kind of a different experience for me.
ST — that last photo in the bowling alley… is she the ringer who’s beating you with a heavy ball? 🙂
That is scary.
I hope everybody is OK.
ESPN reports Donovan McNabb traded to the Redskins.
Kazz in # 21 & 30,
Are you trying to give me indigestion & high blood-pressure? If Enos is kicking well right now, I don’t want him (Enos) or Dunnachie to be anywhere near Grasso or “comparing notes” or taking tips from him. Tim Grasso was not a good or even consistent, punter. Would boom punts into the endzone when kicking from midfield. Seldom(make that never) kicked a booming punt from out of our own end-zone. Constantly sliced kicks out-of bounds causing us to deal with lousy field position. He cost us several games that several posters blamed on the coaching staff, enabling them to use that as ammunition justifying their being fired. Enos similarly cost us a couple of games by missing chip-shot field goals (if Enos has improved, all the better-stay away from Grasso!). The 2 times people lauded him (Grasso) for punting well were the times it rained hard & the field-turf was soggy so when he punted it it did not bounce into the end-zone automatically. Couple of times the downfield cover-guys made spectacular plays, tapping the ball back to the 1 or 2 yard line, not because of his masterful “placement” of punts. When the field was dry, most of the time it went into the endzone often causing a net punt of 20 yards or so because he could not kick it out of bounds inside the 20 (when he was purposely trying too). Please stop the madnes Apologize slightly for the rant.
Redskins acquire McNabb…Colt Brennon is doomed…no chance of getting playing time, if he even makes the team…
4) 1st round draf pick
The last photo is jm2375.
The photo of her bowling didn’t come out.
She’s actually a pretty good bowler, her daughter said, but it was a little different that night. I think a lot of it has to do with the lights being out, and the place playing Lady Gaga songs. You just can’t bowl when Lady Gaga is playing.
SteveM – #54 😈 bwahahahahaha!!!!
Getting McNabb actually is bad for Campbell or Grossman. No way Redskins keep those two as the No. 3 quarterback, since only two QBs are active on game day. But if Redskins draft a QB in the first two rounds, then Colt is in trouble.
so what jersey number will McNabb take….
Brennan is not doomed.
Unless they don’t spend some draft credits to beef up the offensive line.
But McNabb has been sliding downhill… Campbell – well, I like Colt’s chances better.
Jason on # 56,
I wonder where this leaves Colt? There’s now a bigger surplus of QBs in Washington. There were rumors also that Shanahan liked Tebow & Bradford. Will they still think about drafting a QB now that they have McNabb? Colt doesn’t have an active say as he still has a year left on his contract. I’ve now given up hope that Shanahan has still retained any of his earlier years of brilliance and now side with others hoping for Colt’s trade to another less schizophrenic team that might actually give him a legitimate shot.
i don’t understand the redskins. why pick up 2 qbs in the offseason? grossman wasn’t gonna do it. and then you get mcnabb? campbell definitely in trouble. you gotta wonder what shannahan is thinking.
at least the yankees hit back to back HRs after that news flash.
HAUOLI LAHANAU, NASTI!!!
Glad the the LoCal Tsai-kos seem to be OK.
jm2375 is getting famous. First her photo on the restroom walls at a favorite nabeyaki udon/karaoke place, and now here on the blog…. 😆
any special reason NO MLB is listed on your “1st” team defense unit?
is that why Torres is listed as the nickel back?
are the “middles” not doing well in spring ball?
you hid eggs in all that rain?
Perhaps we should begin early discussions on WAC bracelets for the softball team again.
Wonder what happended to the “extra” cash for our first go-around?
ST – then you probably want to fix this also…
He also receives tips from former UH punter Tim Grasso, who has taking classes in Manoa this semester
Mana Lolotai is the middle linebacker.
But they ran mostly nickel yesterday.
There is not much anyone can do when Lady Gaga is playing in the background.
The fact that the Redskins signed Mcnabb, Grossman and want to draft another QB, says thatthe Redskins management feel that their current QB staff is unacceptable…
It’s gotten to a point, where in my opinion….the Redskins organization especially their leadership/owners, don’t know heads from tails anymore.
So, yes they picked up McNabb but so what?, he can’t win the division himself.
In the NFL, when you give up a second round draft pick, you may not be able to draft a rookie QB. That may impact whether they keep Campbell as a backup as unlikely at that is. More likely they try to trade Campbell for someone they would need to draft– possibly an olineman.
How this plays out is still very unclear. For example, the Redskins may go for a young QB next year and use their first round pick for someone like an offensive tackle.
Does anyone know whatever happened to former UH qb, Alexander? He reminded me of another Rothlesberger, size wise anyways. I know I mispelled Rothlesberger, wrong so hope his fans don’t get upset….sorry, eh?
Garret and Rich, glad to know you guys are safe and love ones well with this jolt earthquake that we had as aftershocks may be still in the midst. Was rocking over here in La Dara BUT I gather the japanese architecht
that most of these homes are built are beautiful and sterdy.
No earthquake insurance here as it is very expensive so if my home comes tumbling down I got a pool in the back to dive into and NEMO my blues away as all is well here in La Dara Heights !
You don’t stop true running teams with “nickel” personnel. Speed is good but bigger speed is better than small speed.
Writing on the wall for CB, many other teams out there in need of a talented-untested QB.
happy easter, hope you found all of the eggs out there, haha!
Nice to learn the players are using the jugs machine! Now learn to hold on and run like crazy!!!
EH!!! SHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! NOT YET!!!!!!!!!!
But things are in place the last time I talked to Pomai about it. 😎
hope you found your eggs also and that they weren’t frozen, haha
all is well in the 808, ryan found out he cannot travel to kauai because of NCAA rules on transfer student athletes….no worries, he can stay home and train and then hit the beach…….what a life……….sheeeeeeeeeesh 🙂
Alexander apparently has had several infections, and several ensuing surgeries, since he was injured last year. He went from about 230 pounds to about 200.
It’s going to be a long process, I’m afraid.
Too bad. The scouts at Pro Day really were interested in him. Alexander is going to give it another shot next year.
report or rumor out that 6’4 Jade Voster of Timber Creek HS, Florida verbalized to UH for 2011, joining Crosan and Stauber. She is listed as OH, MB
True, the nickel isn’t always the best way to stop the running attack. I think the Warriors used a nickelback in about half their plays last year. The scheme does serve its purpose during spring drills, when it is facing the four-wide offense. It also helps that UH uses a 4-2-5 nickel, while many teams go with a 3-3-5. UH used a variation to stop Navy, a run-option team, last year.
“Verbalized” sounds menacing.
Jade Voster’s stats from Max Preps
it is menacing when I’m typing
Jade Vorster, Timber Creek HS, Junior, class of 2011
How did your granddaughter’s first easter egg go?
Don’t be surprised if McNabb ends up as a #2 backup. Yeah yeah I know rah rah, but he is 33 years old, gets hurt alot, can’t scramble very well anymore. I think it was a total waste of money.
I think that the mother of the
screechingcheering teenage girls should have found powder puff then both of them sit with them and joined in on the screechingcheering while giving said stuck-doo-doo fans stink eye.
College sports should not be any where near quite!
Congrats to the Basebows for pulling it out in bottom of the 8th (offense)and the top of the 9th (pitching).
And, of course, a GREAT BIG HURRAH!!! to the Wahine for using the broom in Las Cruces
Plans shot for shopping – Costco and the malls closed.
Carried over from yesterday’s post:
NON-SPORTS TOPIC – I need an O`ahu reference for a Mac speci a list – not only to help me purchase hardware and software but also someone with teaching/tutoring skills to show me how to use all the equipment and media devices. My days of reading manuals are gone so I need to have someone with great patience to literally take my hands and place them on the IPhone or the IPod or the Ipad or the laptop and teach me.
Unfortunately, DrDoc does not have the time nor the patience to do this – even if he had any experience with Mac products which he does not. I expect that I’ll need someone starting in this summer for approximately two months after that. I assume that I’ll require approximately five hours a week at the beginning plus being available by phone. If you have any recommendations – yes, the person will be paid – please e-mail me at swood at hoku dot com.
I was in El Monte with our cousins when the quake hit. It was rolling for a good 30 seconds. It’s funny that if you are moving, like in a car or just walking, you won’t feel it, but if you are standing/sitting still you definitely feel it. My kids were playing outside and didn’t feel it. My uncle and aunty were driving and didn’t feel it. The news showed video of a swimming pool during the earthquake and it looked like the beach with the water going up about a foot.
That’s pretty good if Luke is a better snapper then Jake. Sounds like he could get drafted when he graduates.
I’m glad everything is OK.
Ask SteveM. He’s a Mac genius.
Bruddah Koakane! Howzit! Happy Bday!
Aloha everyone from LA!
I find it funny that a once confident Fresno State trash talker that predicted “Hawaii softball not making any waves in the WAC this year (2010)” is now using “the island” as an excuse.
FSU has been coming here to Hawaii for years and there are players and coaches that should know how to prepare for the road trip.
Then again this FSU person predicted that their beloved Lady Bulldogs would face off against NMSU in the conference championship… WHICH COULD HAPPEN IN THE TOURNEY.
But still amazing the kind of undertalk to dismiss the threat the Wahine poses.
What the heck…
Thanks for the plug, ST! I won’t forget to give you the 15% of the $480/day consulting fee for the lead. 🙄
Happy Easter Everyone…
Happy to hear the boys taking a new focus and being disciplined in their practice so far! Feels like the aura on the field is a more disciplined well organized approach. Look good, feel good, play good…
#92, ummm last year was one of mcnabbs best year in his career, im a big time eagles fan and i am PISSED that the eagles traded mcnabb to the skins, it couldve been the raiders, but no, theyve traded him to a division rival and we’ll have to see him twice a year. oh well, onto the klob era…
My take on the Redskins QB situation is this… Rex Grossman was brought in as a quick stop gap insurance to Campbell. Rex is not and will never be a starter in the NFL…stop gap yes but never a full time IMO. Campbell would’ve still been the starter, Grossman probably as backup and Colt 3rd string. Well once McNabb started being thrown around in trade talks, it probably changed managements plans in the redskins organization. Like hmm…if we can get McNabb who is obviously better than Campbell, he could be the starter for now while we look for a future QB in the draft if not this year, than next. Campbell is definitely trade bait and they could probably use him to get a high draft pick for next year which would be used on a QB. They have the 4th pick in the draft but obviously that would mean Jimmy Clausen. I don’t think Redskins will go QB that early especially with McNabb and Grossman on board. They will go OT or best player available like Suh. Anyway, now with McNabb on board, he starts, Grossman is backup, Colt is 3rd string, Campbell gets traded. If I was Colt id ask to move already cause staying in Washington will continue to see him riding pine…IMO
Yes I know Grossman started in Chicago but he won’t be a full time starter anymore unless he goes to Buffalo maybe cause they got high school QB’s on their team.
If I had to award three stars to Wahine players of the NMSU series I’d give them to:
3rd Star – Stephanie Ricketts.
After rebounding from a challenging 1st game, Ricketts buckled down when NMSU knew they HAD to win to avoid looking up from the bottom of the conference schedule. Ricketts has been up and down this season, but I still believe she and Parnaby are on the same level and her start today shows that Coolen is still living by his “CO-ACE” approach to pitching.
2nd Star – Katie Grimes.
She hasn’t had the best batting average and hasn’t had a good non conference season, but the former 2007 WAC Freshman of the Year and one of the senior leaders on this team is stepping up when it really counts now. She had her real offensive “debut” against SJSU and continued it at Las Cruces with several homers to her credit. Also, just for being the “IRON (WO)MAN” that she is behind the plate and calling the pitches, Hawaii fans better start really paying attention to her in all she does because like how Clare Warwick left the 3rd base position up for grabs, the catching situation next year will be a BIG one to fill.
1st Star – Amanda Tauali’i.
How long have we been waiting for this senior to once again light up the sky with yellow orbs??? Honestly I didn’t think a change in the lineup would do the trick as she went to 8th in the order as “J-Rod”Jenna Rodriguez moves in to the clean up position. I hope for her new found success at the plate to continue as she and Ricketts remain vital components to a 2010 WAC Championship and NCAA berth.
Also to add:
WAC Standings as of 04/04/2010
Hawai’i 6-0, 28-11
Fresno State 4-2, 25-13
Louisiana Tech 4-2, 17-11
Boise State 4-2, 14-21
Utah State 3-2, 14-15
Nevada 1-4, 14-16
San Jose St. 1-5, 24-13
New Mexico St. 0-6, 17-16
WAC Scoreboard from the past week:
Fresno State 5, UCSB 4
Fresno State 9, UCSB 1
Boise State 11, Sac State 2
Sac State 7, Boise State 5
Utah Valley 3, Utah St. 1
Utah Valley 13, Utah St. 4
Pacific 9, Boise State 1
Boise State 4, Pacific 2
LA Tech 4, Centenary 1
Utah St.-BYU (postponed)
Nevada-Weber St. (cancelled)
Fresno State 5, Boise State 0
LA Tech 2, San Jose St. 0
Utah State 12, Nevada 4
Utah State 11, Nevada 7
LA Tech 9, San Jose St. 1
San Jose St. 10, LA Tech 2
Boise State 1, Fresno State 0
Fresno State 3, Boise State 2
Hawai’i 9, New Mexico St. 8
Hawai’i 14, New Mexico St. 3
Nevada – Utah St. (cancelled)
Hawai’i 13, New Mexico St. 1
***Bad weather such as rain and snow are expected in Logan, Utah when the Wahine are scheduled to open the USU series on Tuesday, April 6th.***
maybe trade Campbell to the Raiders; they sure need one.
Raiders don’t need Campbell, they already stuck with a qb that can’t pass a football and he got a 90+ million dollar contract so they won’t cut him anytime soon.
Pauoa Boy on 104,
Totally agree with your analysis of the QB situation. If Suh is still available at # 4, they would be absolutely stupid to pass him (or an impact OT) up for Claussen. However, have given up on Redskins exercising logic or common sense automatically. I’m disappointed that other teams haven’t called for Colt-what would it take? A 5th round pick? Is that too much to ask? If he has to ride the pine, I wish he could do it with the Colts, Patriots or Saints. That way he could learn from some of the greatest, plus may get a chance if the starters get hurt.
I think you’re right. If I was Campbell, I’d ask to be traded. The moves are a really poor vote of confidence.
Koakane – Belated Happy Bithday!
Bithday=Birthday on # 110
Does anybody know how much Paipai weighs now? I was hoping he’d be up
to around 245 or 250 by now? 230 or less just seems too small to be DE.
Jade Vorster, Timber Creek HS, made Florida’s 6A honorable mention, 3 of her teammates were selected first team.
U right about the Raiders and their 90 mill QB.
But in 2009, the raiders played better when their other QB’s were in the game.
And I think Campbell is better (by a tad) than them.
With McNabb on board, Campbell is not needed as Grossman will be
Kyle Shanahan’s security blanket.
And den, Sam Bradford is still sked to visit Redskins on Tuesday, per
And no forget, Tim Tebow visited recently.
man, Mike Shanahan looked(ing) at a lot of QB’s.
Like I said before, I hope Colt goes to the Saints, he would flourish there.
I wish Colt would go to the 49ers. He could actually start there.
should we be concerned that the football team has yet to receive a verbal commit?
is there a 2011 list of Hawaii HS recruits that UH is looking at?
Paipai said he weighs 240.
He looks bigger, though.
UH apparently is looking at 100 Hawaii prospects.
That’s how many they invited to Junior Day.
when is junior day?
there’s a bunch players coming out this year. i hope we get our fair share this year of the top ten guys.
if UH can get 10 to 15 of those 100 would be good for the program, then bring in some mainland speed at slot, wr, cb and rb.
Getting McNabb and with Kyle Shanahan in charge, it clarifies the offense that the Redskins will run. They will pass a lot, using a shorter throw type of West Coast offense, which depends more on accuracy than having a gun for an arm.
That at least is a plus for Colt who is very accurate, but can throw all the NFL throws with sufficient zip. Colt has also spent two seasons learning the West Coast attack and looked good in it in his last preaseason game, when he finally did what Zorn wanted.
So if Colt gets a shot, he has as good a chance as you ever get in the NFL as a QB that is not a first round pick.
Good morning Tsaikos…
Two good reads on the McNabb trade in the Washington Post online. First is Wilbon’s column and then Wise’s. For Liz: looks like Colt can go back to wearing his college number again with Collins gone.
Off to the salt mines…
Good Monday morning!
Early appointments for a morning person.
Bulla . . .
Not frozen but the colors all ran. Now the grass looks like a paint factory had a problem.
Good to hear Ryan is having a good time! Next year will be the year. Yeah!
Woo hoo! Time to order my new CB 15 Redskins jersey!!!!
I wouldn’t order a new Colt jersey right now…depending on the draft and camp, Colt could end up anywhere.
I never liked Colt wearing #5 anyway. He carried the curse of Heath Shuler. Time to bring back the magic with #15.
Nevada is getting new turf in time for the coming season.
Colorado isn’t sure which QB will be starting this season…they are splitting reps and charting every rep.
USC isn’t going to kick any FGs this spring.
22″ of snow in 72 hours up in the passes. More on the way.
Anyone up for some Spring skiing?
Great Morning All!
Despite the reports it sure seemed like things have been pretty wet around here lately….
I hope someone will step up at the MLB slot during the Spring.
Have a terrific Easter Monday erryboddy!
McNabb # 1 QB
Grossman # 2 backup.
Brennan makes the # 3 spot, but most likely be traded, as will be cambell, when or if, they draft a QB for shanahans liking.
I really dont believe Colt has the legs or power to scramble for shanahans style of offense.
J David Miller: In the Bible, when David faced Goliath, people often forget he had two preseason games against the Bears and the Lions before he beat the Giants. And he taught every passer after him that if you’re accurate when you sling the rock, you only need one.
Colt ROCKS!!!! 😆
Aloha Kakahiaka and Happy Monday!
Good morning Tsaikos!
With the Redskins having a new coaching staff and so many QBs, I doubt Colt will get much PT during the pre-season. That will limit his ability to show what he can do. He may be better off being traded soon.
does anyone know of a live stats link to the wahine softball games with Utah St on tues and wed in Logan, UT? It appears to be dark territory.
The sad reality is that, due to his Colorado incident, staying at UH for his senior year, and an injury last year, Colt will turn 27 years old before the season begins and he has not thrown a pass in a regular season NFL game.
No matter how much we UH fans believe in Colt, if you are a coach and you are starting over, a 27-year-old QB who:
never threw a regular season pass
had a bad preseason last year
missed the entire season due to injury
has a LOT of strikes against him. If Colt doesn’t have an amazing camp, he won’t play in this regular season either and then he will be a 28-year-old free agent QB who never threw a regular season pass.
The scary part to me is that the more QBs that Washington brings in the less reps Colt will get in practice and in games. Without reps Colt will NOT have a chance to show what he can do.
Colt is already past the point where his age is hurting him in the NFL. What team is going to trade for a QB that is 27, missed an entire year due to injury, and never threw a regular season pass?
Shanahan to meet with Jason Campbell today
The Big 10 could expand to *16* teams…which would kill the Big East as a football conference and set off a huge amount of realignment dominoes…
Garret I hate to say it but I agree with you, Colt’s age will be a anchor around his neck, I do believe that being traded this season is the best thing that could happen to him (that is being traded to a team where he has a chance to show them what he can do.)
The sad thing is that I don’t think got a real shot in the NFL. After his awesome first preseason, Colt really needed a chance to play in some games in order to get some experience. Their coaching staff did not choose to play Colt, and the new coaching staff and management did not draft Colt and might want “their” QB to run their new system.
Colt wouldn’t be the first player to slip through the cracks in the NFL. Sadly, his fate was never really in his hands…he did such an amazing job in that first preseason and never got a shot to play. He got hurt in the second preseason when he might have had a chance if he had another great preseason.
The below is from the NCAA’s website, now does anyone know how much $$ UH gets from the 390mil?
Good morning Tsai-kos!
Garret – #143 – 16 teams is terrible in basketball and we saw how bad it is in football. I know it’s about the $$$$, but c’mon…. The bb coaches won’t like it at all. Jamie Dixon has publicly said he wants to Pitt to stay in the Big East.
Colt Brennan days are numbered with the Redskins. Coach Mike Shanahan was in Denver when the dormitory incident involving Colt in Boulder occurred, so Shanahan is familiar with the situation and has preconceived ideas about Colt. The way he is scrambling for quarterbacks shows a lack of faith in Colt. It is best Colt gets traded and take his wares to another team.
The Redskins loss will be someone else’s gain. We know. It does not matter what team he plays. We in Hawaii back him up all the way.
According to this, the Big East gets $200 million over 6 years from their TV deal with ABC and ESPN. That comes out to $33 million per year…if you divide by 8 (which means that the non-football schools would get zero, which is not the case), that comes out to $4.2 million per year. In reality that means that Pitt gets $3 million or so per year.
Each Big 10 team gets $22 million per year from TV, with that number growing every year. *Any* Big East team invited to the Big 10 will leave…and the disintegration of the Big East would force Notre Dame to join the Big 10.
Mike Shanahan, liked John Elway, thus, McNabb and if CB gets a chance to slip past Rex Grossman…..then maybe, just maybe….backup to McNabb???, but seeing how Shanahan likes the Elway/McNabb style, Colt is going up against a brick wall in my honest opinion.
As a matter of fact, I think that young man from Florida fits more in the mold of an Elway or McNabb, and maybe that’s whom their setting their sights on?
This from USA Today:
Donovan McNabb will not be surrendering the traditional No. 5 on his jersey when he moves to Washington.
The Redskins announced on Twitter that backup QB Colt Brennan, who had been wearing No. 5, will switch to No. 15 so that McNabb, the six-time Pro Bowler, can don that number when he puts on a burgundy and gold jersey in the 2010 season.
Garret – Good points on concerning Colts age and the drawbacks.
McTruck – Im with ya on the Florida guy and thought the same. He’s very coachable, This will be his success, and thats what any HC wants.
Never mind…old news already.
#138 That’s a good one!
CONGRATS TO KATIE GRIMES FOR WINNING THIS WEEK’S “WAC HITTER OF THE WEEK” HONOR!!!
The fix is on…….
In the spirit of Brett Farve’s one year stint in NY, McNabb will spend one year in WA before heading off to the Vikings.
I mean, why in the world would Philly trade their QB to a division rival? No make sense. Plus, WA is hot after a QB in the draft. This is a temporary stop before Donavan is in Purple and Gold. And he should take Colt along with him too!
Ok most of us agree that CB should go to another team, my question is “who do you think would be the best fit for CB?” I myself would like to see him go to the Lions.
Agree with what others have said about Colt’s diminishing opportunites and seemingly snake-bitten fortunes. It would be nice if this fine young man could just catch a break once in awhile. Though many have questioned his character because of that unfortunate incident prior to his coming here, he’s been exemplary and has shown such grace and resilience in the face of adversity, that I admire the guy. Although things look bleak, won’t give up hopiong something good happens. Remember the old saying about even a blind squirrel…
Every Monday, seems ST is “slow” to post a new post until late morning.
Here is the most likely scenario which is very good for Colt–
Campbell is gone– cannot pay for two starters. Starter is McNabb, backup is Grossman, and number three is Colt (not 100% but very good chance).
Shanahan gave up a second round pick for McNabb, so that means he picks in the first round, then no pick until the third round! Now that he has McNabb and Grossman after he gave up a second round pick for McNabb, Shanahan cannot waste a first round pick on a QB. He has to pick for more critical position for the team and that is probably the best available offensive tackle in the first round. He might pick a QB next year, but not this year.
I could actually see Colt going to the Raiders.
Being “27” and not thrown a thing in regular does have its drawbacks, but on the upside, if CB is healed, healthy and without any more “major” health issues, being “27” may be in his favor.
If he has the opportunity and really lights it up in pre-season and someone takes a chance on him, he could have a long career that actually starts at a “young 27” as he has not had the same level of wear and tear that those tossed in and banged up “27 year olds” would have had. And, at 27 there is something to be said about maturity.
Don’t count him out just yet. Let’s see what the new season brings forth and go from there.
Buffoman agreed but would still like to see him go to a team where he has a fair shot at starting or at least #2.
I heard the kicker Niiro from Kaiser was looking great at the tryout. He made the team I think, according to the other paper.
I heard the kicker Niiro from Kaiser was looking great at the tryout. He made the team I think, according to the other paper.
Had practice this morning.
is colt too old?
i don’t think so.
his arm is “young” having not thrown much in two years.
…and after all didn’t kurt warner have his breakout year in the nfl when he was 28 years old.
i know that pride. once told me that a career in the nfl is the stuff that dreams are made of…
…and often you have to be in the right place(team) at the right time(when they need your postion) all the while being observed/judged/scrutinized by the right eyes (coach).
so many potentially great ones never get their chance.
After last year’s pre-season injury, the same age/playing experience issues were placed “on the table” for discussion here, but no one else paid any attention.
Age is not as important as playing experience in most positions; however, the quarterback is not only the team leader but also the one position that the fans adore. Let’s get Colt out to the West Coast where his natural fan base could be developed – otherwise, wouldn’t it be fantabuous if somehow the Miami coaching staff could somehow figure out a way to use him.
What’s happening here is why it’/s so incredibly important for even highly-talented athletes in every sport look beyond their playing days and figure out how they’re going to get through the rest of their lives both financially and spiritually.
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