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Report: Wynn is Back

Mar 16, 2009, 9:04 PM EDT

According to a broad cast report, Renaldo Wynn is back with the Redskins.

He’ll be 35 by the time the season starts so he’s not the long-term answer the Redskins need on the left side of the defensive line. But he certainly can help out in a rotational role. Perhaps he and Phillip Daniels can man the right side of the D-line on running downs and then slide inside and yield to Chris Wilson and/or Rob Jackson in passing situations.

Wynn played in all 16 games for the Giants last year. He got two sacks, almost as many as Jason Taylor had. The terms of his contract aren’t yet known, but it’s a good bet that he signed for the vet minimum.

The beat writers at Redskins Park have missed the accommodating Wynn since he was released after the 2006 season. He always was good for a thoughtful answer and it seemed that his finger was on the pulse of the team. I think that he can be of value to the careers of Wilson, Jackson, and any other young DE the Redskins might bring on.

  1. Anonymous - Mar 17, 2009 at 12:15 AM

    One of the most disturbing things i have read about the Redskins in the past year came out in the middle of JASNO’s blog on this signing today.

    It was said that John Palermo, our D line coach was having difficulty accomodating his coaching techniques to the nfl game..ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?

    What kind of dysfunctional coaching staff have we assembled here? We have a Head Coach who doesnt seem to have mastered the essentials of being an OC, much less the overall boss.
    We have an OC who seems to have no real function that anyone can determine except to try and calm our HC down during the game.
    We have a QB coach who has not a clue what it means to be an nfl level QB, much less coach at that level…and we have a DC who seems to think that the ideal formation would include a D line with 4 non rushing defensive tackles..Ad we have revealed that our D line coach cant coach D Line at the NFL level..

    What a bunch of clowns ! So, we apparently sign an ancient warrior of a DE to do some coaching at the same time he gets in some plays here and there.. or was Wynn signed to lure Daniels back into the fold?

    No matter what, we are assembling the oldest team in the NFL by a decade. And that is even before we re sign Marcus Washington to play SLB before he takes his dancing act onto the touring company of Riverdance..

    In all seriousness, this front office and coaching staff is completely out of sync with each other. We have no obvious long term plan, except to perhaps hope for an uncapped year in which we can blow the entire team up and start from scratch again..Oh, Wait ?
    We still have Vinny and Snyder at the top of the pyramid..

    It is truly depressing to be a Redskin fans these days..

    Shally

  2. Joe in Raleigh - Mar 17, 2009 at 11:24 AM

    Shally may be right, but the first problem with his pessimistic take is that it’s based on JASNO’s blog. Look, if there is Redskins news, JLC will make it look like bad news. I used to love his reporting, but he’s made it clear that he’s trying to get Vinny fired at the expense of his own integrity. Take it with a grain of salt.

    When the team was 6-2 we were all hip-hip-hooraying about the new coach. The 2-6 stretch obviously unraveled all of that. We’ve got some new coaches and some old ones — it’s a pretty good mix, actually. Let’s not throw everyone under the bus.

  3. Rich Tandler - Mar 17, 2009 at 9:28 PM

    Somehow, Shally, that dysfunctional unit of defensive coaches did muster up the #4 defense in the league last year. (OK, they weren’t that good but they were top 10, no doubt).

    I’ll take JLC’s comment with a large grain of salt.

  4. dr WNC - Mar 17, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Listening to Joe, on RI: but some of what Shally states is understandable fact but could that be what makes the Redskins coach staff a special group. Palermo maybe struggling with his coaching techniques but he has a great teacher in Blache. Blache may being to realize a #4 defense while great needs to pressure the QB and is adapting. The Head coach and OC are working as a team to develop a system which may end up being a unique twist on a West Coast offense.
    It appears to be a growing group which will support and grow together into a special group.
    Solid and ancient Defensive Ends which along with the coaches will provide a balance to the forgotten young DEs on the team: Buzbee, Wilson and Jackson…who are they and what will they bring as they have great mentors with Wynn, Carter and possibly Daniels. What if the Redskins add another DE in the draft?
    Too much negativity exists for a team which has a great deal of potential, yes a potential which exists every year, but this year the team has the same core group, same coaching staff, same offensive scheme and the same owner.
    The off season is alway interesting as well as the season, maybe this year it will include the playoffs and a Superbowl run.

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