The Offseason has been difficult on your humble host as Skin Patrol is an especially uninteresting and uncreative Blogger. Providing content when none exists is no easy task. And with Ben on vacation and others remaining relatively quiet, I haven't had an opportunity to shamelessly fill my site with other people's insight. But today is a glorious day for Redskins blogging content, as there are actually posts to pilfer!
[Hogs Haven aside: There is no substitute for hearing it from the horse's mouth. Redskins fans are particularly blessed with a robust blogging community, the vast majority of which is better written then this piece I call a webpage. I've provided a Blogroll on the left, and a Links section on the right, that will take you to directly to the content I link to daily. Just make sure you come back, or else they'll take my thumbs.]
Just as I started to really enjoy Ben's expositions on Giant Robots and Ultraman, he had to go bring us back to the dullness that is the Redskins offseason. As he always does, Ben captures the final word on Lavar and Marty Schottenheimer in a way that will entertain and perhaps shock.
Here is the Redskin Report. I don't have any idea what's on today, as I can't view the site from where I currently blog (dreaded "W" word). I'm confident that Lee Gibbons has something up though. He always does.
Jason La Canfora at Redskins Insider agrees with me regarding Adam Archuleta. Earlier in the week I commented on a Chicago Tribune piece that suggested AA was heading to Da Bears based on a "New Rule". I'll let Canfora answer (emphasis added):
The difference between good bloggers and bad ones can largely be explained by their ability, or in my case inability, to master aesthetically pleasing graphs and charts. Anthony Brown at Hog Heaven weighs in on London Fletcher/Nate Clements and their potential future as Redskins. In addition to informative statistical chart comparisons, he introduces an interesting concept that I find slightly compelling (emphasis mine):
Master4Caster excercises the kind of patient reasoning and forward thinking financial attitude that will guarantee he never works for the Washington Redskins.
I haven't seen Jack Kogod at AOL Fanhouse in a while, but "Sportz Assassin" comments briefly on the Mark Brunell restructure negotiations.
Art Monk for the Hall of Fame Campaign released the most recent slew of Art Monk press, all of it supportive. Peter King, Grant Paulson, Matt Palmer, James J. Patterson, Kevin Wright, Joe Thompson, and Joe Gross all lament his snubbing. Relevant snippits from the articles are located at the above link.
I either forgot or was too lazy to mention Steve Czaban's rant against the Hall of Fame generally and a few of the voters specifically (Len Pasquarelli and Dr. Z among them). Counter Try has the scoop.
Must give customary shout out to Hogs Haven friend Dan Steinberg, who is getting the recognition he deserves from all over the place.
Surely there is some news going on somewhere in the Redskins world, so I better return to that. Remember to check out all the blogs and links attached to this site and linked above, as they're all far more interesting than yours truly.
Also check out this Redskins Blog/Podcast site I found today.
Cheers and HTTR.