November 19, 2009

Personnel Update For Week 11 Vs. Dallas

Carlos Rogers was benched last week for giving up another long TD pass while biting on a double move. He wasn't upset about the benching, and it appears that he will, in the very least, get some reps at CB.

“I went through this last year, and I never got an (explanation),” Rogers said. “This year, I do know (why). I gave up a double move to Philadelphia (receiver DeSean Jackson on Oct. 26) and gave up this double move.”

“He’s not done,” Jim Zorn said. “He’s got to find that confidence. As we work through this week, he may very well be the guy out there. Then again, it may be just a rest. Take a breather here and then work back in. We did that with (strong safety) Chris Horton earlier in the year.”

Redskins.com gave this update earlier today:

On Wednesday, Rogers was on the practice field and split first-team reps with Fred Smoot and Justin Tryon. Rookie Lendy Holmes also saw action at cornerback.

Head coach Jim Zorn indicated that no decision had been made who would start opposite DeAngelo Hall at cornerback.

"He worked very hard in practice, he had his mind right on the practice and right in the game planning," Zorn said. "He didn’t skip a beat. He wasn’t pouting at all...He responded like a real professional. I know I appreciate that."

Secondary-cornerbacks coach Jerry Gray was asked if he expected Rogers to play on Sunday.

"Of course," Gray replied.

Meanwhile, Clinton Portis is "very doubtful" for the game according to Zorn. Portis suffered a concussion a week and a half ago against Atlanta and is still experiencing some blurred vision.

With Ladell Betts playing well, it shouldn't matter that Portis will miss more time. Portis just hasn't had it this year and Betts has really kicked the 'Skins running game into gear.

Albert Haynesworth's sprained ankle might keep him out this weekend. “I saw his ankle and it was swollen,” Zorn said. “We are just trying to get the swelling out. I will tell you this, Albert will work as hard as he possibly can to get to this game and play 100 percent in it.”

I would bet Haynesworth misses the game, which will actually really hurt the 'Skins already shaky run defense. I just don't think Haynesworth will risk it. There's a lot of money invested in him and his ankle.

And finally it's looking like the starting O-line won't deviate at all from last week's lineup. Let's hope it stays healthy because this combination has been the best of the year.

Mike Williams might return this week and would come in off the bench.

2 comments:

3rdStoneFromTheSun said...

Kevin Barnes has been very quiet this year

Jack said...

Yeah. But Tryon has been ok the past few weeks at least from what I've seen.