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On the 5pm news with Sonny and George, Marty said that Jeff George's MRI was negative and showed no structural problems whatsoever. Basically the original diagnosis of tendinitis was right and rest should correct the problem. As a result, Todd Husak will start at KC Sunday night and will play at least a half. Marty said the main thing Todd needs to work on is his footwork. Sonny remarked on how different Rod Gardner looked in pads and asked Marty if he would start. Marty said he wouldn't start, but that Rod looked to be in excellent shape when he came in and that he was further along than Smoot in his conditioning. He also said that the thing he liked most about Rod was the way he competes for the ball on every throw. Finally, George asked how badly Marty wanted to win against the Chiefs. Marty said he didn't really care too much about this one, but he wanted badly to win the regular season game. Sonny asked if Marty would know which dressing room to head to, and Marty related a story about when he was traded from the Patriots to the Bills and he nearly ended up in the Pats' locker room the first time he played in Boston as a Bill.

Jeff George will be on the 6pm news. Meanwhile, the guys on WTEM are in full panic mode over George's injury, with Czaban and Mike Wilbon saying they never really thought the Skins would compete for the playoffs this year, Husak's only gonna get three wins, etc, etc.

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I'm glad George's shoulder doesn't have structural damage, like a rotator cuff tear or something, but tendenitis isn't usually so easy to correct. It's a chronic problem that needs extended rest, not simply a few days usually. This will likely be at least uncomfortable for George throughout the season. Hopefully, it won't affect his arm strength or velocity of his throws. We'll see.

And BTW- I still think Mort was way off this weekend to say that George was making a statement to Marty about not wanting to participate in his rigorous camp this year, or some such thing. I don't think Mort likes George, so I think it affected his reporting there.

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Jeffy is going to get around 10 days of rest.

Does that count as extended? I wonder if with all the camp missed, will he still be farther ahead than B. Johnson? Does this mean Husak will take the snaps in the 1st two weeks of preseason?

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I'm with Redman. Tendinitis has no real cure. You can only maki it tolerable. It's been known to start in the shoulder, and later affect the elbow and hand. Although I have full faith in MRIs, and the medical staff, I fear we haven't heard the last of this.

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Give him some Motrin extra strength and he'll be fine.

When was the last time Wilbon had anything positive to say?

That rookies generally don't contribute, Davis will go down to injuries, etc I heard from him and Czaban had me on the phone even though I couldn't get thru.

Funny how 2 years ago perrenial loser Rams would have never been looked upon as a super bowl champ or the Ravens of last year.

My point is there is a first time for everything.

So if Gardner breaks out from the beginning and helps, along with Davis and George, leads us deep into the playoffs I had better hear abot two guys eating humble pie with a helping of crow

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By extended rest, I mean usually weeks, maybe months sometimes in some circumstances. The offseason is when tendinitis gets better. With that having been said, the pain tends to be the only limitation, so if you can endure the pain as a player, you shouldn't otherwise be affected. Like I said, we'll see.

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Well ND, I wouldn't go around holding your breath hoping to hear Wilbon admit his own mistakes. This is the same guy who assured us the Redskin players would perform much better for Robiskie than Norv because they wanted Terry to make the most of his opportunity. And what's with Wilbon's "I told you so" attitude? I don't read all his columns but I really don't recall him harping on not grabbing a veteran backup as a major failing. Somebody needs to remind the fool that, due to cap limitations, the entire roster is filled with calculated risks. And that, seeing as we haven't even played a PRESEASON game yet, far less one that counts, its way to early to start pointing out failures.

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the truth is few teams in the age of the salary cap have quality backups.

Green Bay. the backup to Brett Favre is Billy Joe Tolliver.

Indy. the backup to Peyton Manning is Mark Rypien who has been out of the NFL since 1997.

Philadelphia. Who is the backup to Donovan McNabb? Detmer? You have to be joking.

Giants? Jason Garrett at 35 behind Kerry Collins. Now what has Garrett done in the past 4 years on the field to warrant any confidence?

To me only Tennessee, New Orleans and Baltimore have a good pair of quarterbacks for the offenses they run.

You might be able to add in Tampa when and if Brad gets healthy again.

But that's it.

To suggest that Mark Rypien at 38 or John Friesz at 35 is going to come in and save the Redskins bacon if George got hurt is just ridiculous.

Those players are so far down the other side of the mountain that like rookies they have to prove that they can still step out on the field and not make a fool of themselves.

Personally, we got as far as we did with the players we have. Let's see what Husak has to offer before everyone starts panicking abou the "what ifs".

Seattle is starting Matt Hasselback who has no starting NFL experience. Last year in the middle of a playoff run New Orleans was forced to start Aaron Brooks, another player with little or no experience.

How about the 49ers two years ago with Jeff Garcia?

And none of these players were #1 picks or highly rated guys coming out of school.

Teams start younger qb's all the time in the NFL now. The talent is thin enough so green picks get on the field much sooner than they used to when starters are injured.

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