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Peete, 1999 (Traded to Redskins for a 6th-round pick): Peete played in three games for the Redskins. He had 17 pass attempts before moving on to Oakland the following year.• Bobby Hoying, 1999 (Traded to Raiders for a 6th-round pick): Hoying had seven pass attempts for Oakland over two years before he retired in 2001.• A.J. Feeley, 2004 (Traded to the Dolphins for a 2nd-round pick in 2005): Feeley saw action in just 11 games in Miami, posting a horrendous 61.7 QB rating. Midway through the 2005 season, the Dolphins traded Feeley to the San Diego Chargers for Cleo Lemon.• Kelly Holcomb, 2007 (Traded to the Vikings for a 6th-round pick in 2009): Holcomb played in three games for the Vikings in 2007, posting a 73.1 QB rating. He retired the following offseason.• Donovan McNabb, 2010 (Traded to the Redskins for a 2nd-round pick in 2010 and a 4th-round pick in 2011): McNabb played one year in Washington, posting a QB rating of 77.1. He was demoted to the third-string by Mike Shanahan before the Redskins shipped him off to the Minnesota Vikings for a sixth-round pick the following offseason.• Kevin Kolb, 2011 (Traded to the Cardinals for a 2nd-round pick and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie): Kolb ended up starting just 14 games for Arizona, posting a QB rating of 83.2 in two years there. He suffered a myriad of injuries, including turf toe, a concussion, and a rib injury, before the team asked him to take a pay cut. When the Cardinals and Kolb could not come to an agreement on a restructured deal, they cut him.Gross.In 2010, the McNabb trade (McNabb was 33 at the time) blew up on the Redskins spectacularly. Eight years later, they not only traded with Reid for another 33-year quarterback in Smith, they also handed him a contract extension worth more than $70 million in guaranteed money.Smith had good numbers in 2017, and he's better than Cousins, in my opinion, but there's perhaps some logic in the notion that a mobile quarterback with below-average arm strength may not age well. Smith turned 34 in May.Clearly, the Redskins felt that they were not in a good enough position to select one of the better quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft at 13th overall. And, well, they were right, as four went in the first 10 picks. By contrast, the Philadelphia Eagles were originally drafting 13th overall in 2016, when they made a pair of deals to put themselves in position to draft Carson Wentz second overall. The Rams made a similar bold move to go get Jared Goff, and both teams are now poised to be perennial contenders for the foreseeable future.Anyway, Smith may very well be a modest short-term upgrade over Cousins, but this is a Redskins team that doesn't look like a Super Bowl contender anytime soon, especially in an absolutely loaded NFC. Handing out $70-plus million in guaranteed money along with forking over a third-round pick and a good player for Smith's services is a move I might make if I were running a team with a great roster, but a big hole at quarterback. This feels a lot like a move by a GM/coach combo that is running out of time to start winning games. Ultimately, however, it should keep them in that mediocre zone that they are so used to.3) The Redskins' instability at quarterback continuesRedskins fans know the names of all the quarterbacks who have started at least one game since the Dan Snyder era began in 1999. For those of you who don't: Brad JohnsonJeff GeorgeTony BanksShane MatthewsPatrick RamseyDanny WuerffelTi... ( reasons the Redskins will be a dumpster fire this season)
OAKLAND — Police arrested and charged a 14-year-old with arson Monday afternoon in connection with a dumpster fire set behind a restaurant in Oakland. Fire and law enforcement officials responded to a 4:33 p.m. call reporting a fire at the Early Bird Restaurant on Main Street and the small blaze was put out, according to Oakland Police Chief Michael Tracy.The fire did not cause damage to the building and the incident was minor overall, Tracy said.Sgt. Peter Tibbetts conducted a quick investigation, which led to the suspect’s arrest within two hours of the initial fire call.Emily Higginbotham — 861-9239[email protected]Twitter: @EmilyHigg...
OAKLAND — Hundreds of Oaklanders honored Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by cleaning up the shoreline dedicated to him.The 10th annual Day of Service event attracted well over 400 people, East Bay Regional Park District Recreation Supervisor Jeremy Saito said. The volunteers picked up trash, removed invasive plants and helped East Bay Regional Park District staff do restoration work at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Grove and Damon Marsh.Volunteers said they picked up countless bags of trash, much of which was cigar wrappers, cigarette butts and beverage bottles.“It’s a huge benefit to the park to get all this habitat restoration work done and shoreline cleared,” Saito said. “Our rangers don’t have the time or manpower to get out here and get this type of work done.”Stacy Baas, who attended the cleanup with her daughter and their friends in the PerSisters of Oakland, said the event was a learning experience for them.“It’s ready eye-opening to see the impacts of things we buy and the...
Stepping Out Stepping In intern Yeshe Salz at Middle Harbor Shoreline during this weekend’s Creek to Bay Day.Longtime Oakland resident Hilary Powers proudly revealed the most unusual item she found at the Middle Harbor Shoreline Park during this weekend’s 22nd Annual Creek to Bay Day.“It’s a fish that got scared away by all the trash and left its exoskeleton behind,” she said with a giggle.Naturalist Beth Teper peered at what looked like the head of a pink and yellow fish and exclaimed, “It’s actually plastic!”Early Saturday morning, Teper and her environmental education group, Stepping Out Stepping In, joined Port of Oakland organizers and volunteers like Powers to clean up the shoreline. The event coincided with the California Coastal Commission and Ocean Conservancy’s Coastal Cleanup, the largest volunteer action dedicated to protecting the ocean. This year, communities from Ho Chi Minh City to Munich joined the effort. Last year, 18 million pounds of trash—weighing as much as 60 blue whales—were collected by nearly 800,000 volunteers.Read the rest of the story by Sarah Cahlan at Oakland NorthConne... (SFGate (blog))
Oakland is facing a public health crisis caused by illegal dumping, which has increased by 100 percent in the past five years. City employees are working seven days a week to respond to growing community complaints.“This is not just an illegal dumping problem. This is a cleanliness problem,” said Councilmember Desley Brooks at last week’s Public Works Committee meeting.“We need to look comprehensively at this,” she said. “We’ve been doing the same thing. I think it’s absolutely necessary that we try something different.”“We’re starting to have increasing problems with rats,” said Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan.Councilmember Abel Guillén said efforts to stop illegal dumping must be expanded to involve all city departments.“I think it’s an emergency,” he said. “There are no consequences right now (for illegal dumping). I can’t remember anyone ever being fined.”City work orders for removing illegally dumped trash, based on complaints filed by local residents, grew from 14,083 in 2011-2012 t... (oaklandpost.org)