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  1. 28 points
    Go and sit in a corner and think about what you just said. Come back when you are ready to say sorry. And no iPad.
  2. 28 points
    Because he’s one of the few normal people in that building who aren’t petty as crap? Exactly. It reminds me of this weird grocery shopping philosophy my wife has. Sometimes she comes home with the groceries and it’s missing a solid assortment of fruits. When I ask why, she says they were “too expensive today”. Now, just for added context, we’re fortunate enough to where we aren’t strapped for cash or anything. No budget on groceries. So it blows my mind when she says this. I tell her, that’s nice that you’re trying to save where you can and not be wasteful, but why didn’t you apply that thinking on the junk food and all the other nonsense you brought home in those bags instead? You’re choosing to save on the healthy stuff that’s going to benefit us the most? She laughs. And then she pulls that **** again, every time fruit prices go up or something. I swear it’s the only price differential she notices. Oh my God, I just realized I’m married to Bruce Allen.
  3. 23 points
    Love it. With all the energy I put into this thread pumping Richardson up and defending him. I got to get that dude's jersey now.
  4. 22 points
    100.000 articles posted in BHRBN. 99% of them have been posted by Bubba9497 and HapHaszard and their dedication to this website... This section wouldn't be what it is today without both of them, so achieving this milestone I feel like I had to post about them and thanks them once again. Sadly, I wish I wasn't the one posting this article, but that's how it is. Hope you're still enjoying reading it. Hail.
  5. 22 points
    This thread is getting off topic..... For those of us that use this thread to get updated on the free agency news, sifting through all the random thoughts makes it difficult. Can we please keep it to FA news. Random thoughts, and temper tantrums about our FO have their own threads. Thanks HTTR!
  6. 20 points
    Only if Eifert and Reed schedule their injuries accordingly so one is available at a time
  7. 18 points
    Hard to resist with the Poston's names being brought up.. i have a story. Back 10+ years ago i used to make flash cartoons about the NFL. In 2004 Kellen Winslow Jr was a highly touted TE coming out of Miami, he had famously and intensely referred to himself as 'the soldier'... and the Poston's were his agents. They were famous for their uh.. unrealistic approach to valuing their players, and their.. uh.. gun to the head style of negotiation. The Browns drafted him, and given their reputation and his ego, i made this cartoon. Going Poston (Requires flash, and bear in mind it was 2004 and this was one of my first toons,, so the animation and art are not so hot.) the cartoon took off.. it got over half a million hits in it's first two weeks. Winslow had to address it in press conferences when reporters asked him if he would hold out..., and he laughed that he had seen the cartoon and swore it wouldn't be like that. ESPN picked up on it, and used the cartoon on "Outside the Lines" in their profile of the suddenly controversial Poston brothers.. .. they showed it to Carl Poston on the air, and his face was terrific.. he said 'that is unfortunate'.. Cleveland sports radio had me on and wanted me to 'explain myself' when it came to my characterization of the Postons. (not the only time a city got mad at me. Had a nice feud with Detroit, too but that's another story.). After his rookie year, Kellen was in a motorcycle accident, so I made this. EZ Ryder And then the Postons' appeared trying to liquidate their free agents. Carl got his license suspended while i was making this, so i threw the bit on at the end, SALE! (Charles Woodson turned out to have a lot more left in the tank, eh?) ~Bang
  8. 18 points
  9. 18 points
    Some of you need Xanax. Up to $10M is a lot different than 5/season. Let’s wait and see what it says, shall we?
  10. 18 points
  11. 16 points
    So this is the contract people were losing their **** over. The guy is almost free. If nothing else shows the importance of waiting for details this should - but it will not. The other thing this tells me is this guy just wants to play. If he is truly over his injury, he can help. If not, he is a smart veteran that has played at a high level at one time that can really help the young guys. Is it a big splash signing? Of course not. But it is solid depth signing. I hope we get something done with Hankins. But if wants huge money, move on. Let someone else pay it. Overpay a little? Absolutely. Overpay a lot? No way. I am starting to hear Logan's name. I much prefer Hankins. Something just seems off to me on Logan. Same could probably be said for Hankins - both signed prove it deals last year and are looking for a new team. However, Hankins was clearly more productive.
  12. 16 points
    THIS is the hill you choose to die on? Look I'm not a fan of Allen in a decision making role on the roster either but folks on here are making Hankins sound like Joe Greene in his prime. I hope we sign him because he is a good player at a position of need but lets keep some perspective here.
  13. 16 points
    I've generally stayed away from the FO bashing, can't be bothered with it really. But that will change if Hankins gets away. He is exactly what we need, we get him through the door first. We simply have to sign him, and there are no excuses.
  14. 16 points
    Ryan Grant has to be livid right now, feel bad for the guy. Scumbag move by the Ravens.
  15. 16 points
    For Immediate Release March 7, 2018 REDSKINS TO HONOR 1987 REPLACEMENT PLAYERS WITH SUPER BOWL RINGS LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that the organization will honor replacement players from the team’s 1987 squad with Super Bowl rings. An exact date for the celebration of their contributions will be announced at a later time. The contributions of the replacement players were recently highlighted in the documentary Year of the Scab, produced by TEN100 in association with Leftfield Pictures (an ITV America company). The film, directed by John Dorsey, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in the spring of 2017 and aired as part of ESPN’s “30 for 30” series in September. To properly honor the players for their role in the team’s 1987 championship season, the Redskins have worked closely with the documentary’s director, Dorsey, and a number of key partners throughout the last several months to make the rings a reality. Baron Rings will furnish each of the players’ rings, while diamonds will be provided by Uptown Diamond. “The 3-0 record of the Redskins replacement players was part of the remarkable success of the 1987 Washington Redskins,” Owner Dan Snyder said. “Their contributions are part of Redskins history and represent an integral reason why a Lombardi Trophy from the 1987 campaign resides in our facility today. Thanks in part to the generosity of our partners on this project, we are happy to honor these players for their role in that World Championship.” On Tuesday, the Virginia General Assembly officially commended the replacement members of the 1987 team with House Joint Resolution No. 151, expressing “the General Assembly’s admiration for their determination, hard work, and incredible achievements.” Quarterback Tony Robinson and defensive lineman Anthony Sagnella represented the replacement players during the passing of the resolution in Richmond on Tuesday. In Washington’s first game with replacement players, the Redskins defeated the St. Louis Cardinals, 28-21, as wide receiver Anthony Allen finished the day with seven catches and a single-game franchise record 225 yards. The next week, the Redskins defeated the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, 38-12. Despite the strike ending four days later on Oct. 15, 1987, the Redskins’ replacement players played and defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 13-7, in a Monday Night Football matchup despite the return of multiple starters for Dallas. The three victories earned by the replacement players helped propel the Redskins to an 11-4 regular season record and an NFC East title. The Redskins would go on to defeat the Denver Broncos, 42-10, in Super Bowl XXII to earn the team’s second Super Bowl title and fourth World Championship. -REDSKINS-
  16. 15 points
    Frankly, I think people have built up Hankins into some kind of Superman that he can never live up to. The way he's talked about makes me think he's Warren Sapp plus Reggie White mixed with Andre, the Giant.
  17. 15 points
    The Hankins thing is interesting in that four years ago if he entered the building he would never leave. Now the team is willing to let people leave. Why? What has clearly changed in how we deal with free agents is that we do not identify and target people in a specific priority order as before where we'd lay out our top 5 targets and generally get all and consider it a win. Now we have 5 targets for every position. And we are looking for value and contracts. Now, I'd get Hankins, PERIOD. It's not even a question. Given his age and size and fit for the defense we run he's a no brainer to me. But the Skins are clearly in the mode of, "I can give this guy $10 million a year or this guy $5 million." It's likely Williams, while not as good a player, may be close enough to merit that sort of cap difference. Scandrick, a PLAYER I HATE, is a player we signed while letting DRC wander about. Both are pretty much the same player. We are clearly not doing a ton of reaching when we engage free agents the last few years. I can't say I particularly like, or hate it, but there is clearly a method to how they approach things now that differs from before. Even looking at Alex Smith, who we have at a cap hit that ranks like No. 19 and No. 18 the next two years at the QB position, you can see the team is trying to target hit to value in their equations to at least some degree. So you have Cousins at the No. 1 hit, or Smith at No. 19. You have Hankins at the No. 18 hit or Williams at No. 82. Whatever. That's clearly something they are doing now they never did before.
  18. 15 points
    we need a LessExtremeSkins website for the more levelheaded fans..not the armchair GMs..this site has gone toxic
  19. 15 points
    Fabien Moreau, Quintin Dunbar, Josh Holsey. All as young or younger than the guys we lost. Scandrick is just there for a little experience
  20. 15 points
  21. 14 points
    I think people around here need to understand football is a game of absolute patience. frustrated that the team has been a sideshow for years? No one can blame you. Frustrated with how the FO has been run? Preach. But a lot of this stuff doesnt get sorted over night. It’s all a process. Negativity permeates. Agents are aware of social media, as are teams. If you think players and agents aren’t aware of things that are said on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and even ES itself you’re fooling yourselves. There is certainly room for some negativity as it pertains to this team. Things haven’t been functioning as needed for a very long period of time. But we help perpetuate the negativity surrounding the franchise. ”Then fix it”. Agreed. But if people are reading these forums to get a general feel (they are) then players and agents see the dysfunction from a mile away. Even the thread welcoming Alex Smith turned into a negative side show. People are 100% aware of this stuff. And the thought is, “damn, this team’s fans hate this team.” And then we sign players... because of the money we offer primarily. Im not saying be in love with everything, or not to voice concerns. I’d be hypocritical in saying that. But what we CAN do is be a bit more open minded with some moves and a little less, uhhh, dramatic with some of the moves. Granted, it’s an extremely SMALL part and not what will ultimately drive a franchise turnaround. We all know that. But we can do our part simply by not being rage filled schmucks (obviously this doesn’t apply to a lot of the posters here... but it does apply to a decent number)
  22. 14 points
  23. 14 points
    Agreeing with me is wise. Without going into too many details, though, my wife and I had a long talk with gbear and I think he made the correct decision. That's pretty close to what she's getting. My wife and I have had three previous rescue retreivers so we know how to deal with the inevitable issues that crop up, and we have no kids or small dogs. She and Bean met, and they got along great. There were a few normal behaviors that always happen when dogs are attempting to work out the pecking order, but we know how to manage them, and the only alphas in this house are humans. Also, Bean outweighs her by 30 pounds so again, I'm not worried. It was our pleasure. You do so much for so many needy kids I'm glad we can help you out in some small way, and really, it was time for another dog. We just got back from a walk where she did great, and we already love her. So the rest of you stop trying to give our dog to a rescue, please.
  24. 14 points
  25. 13 points
    Someone on Reddit made a comment about who would miss Allen Hurns more. Blake Bortles or Dak Prescott
  26. 13 points
    People do not trust the process. Trent Murphy year one was being called a bust. He developed into a good enough backup that even after missing all of last season he got overpaid in Buffalo. Matt Ioannidis developed into a guy who paired well with Allen along the line. We just drafted Ryan Anderson. If he continues to develop he can be a big piece this year. I just want fans to stop looking always to FA to fill every hole. Player development! When teams start to overpay for your backups (Murphy/Grant) , that’s a great thing! Compensatory picks. Not sexy. But the great organizations consistently have them.
  27. 13 points
  28. 13 points
    These guys aren’t expected to be practicing until mid April. Games not until August. What the Ravens did was bull**** and hurt the Redskins and Ryan Grant and is a horrible look for them. If the Redskins did that the world takes a dump on them but you seriously celebrate this? It’s beyond slimy this is bad business Grant wasn’t injured. That’s the point. They saw a better player for that price and made up the excuse to not honor the deal they made with Grant. How is that something good you want the Skins to do? I usually agree with you but this is too much
  29. 13 points
    How the hell does Sam Bradford pass a physical when Grant and Breeland can't???
  30. 13 points
    A few things I'm hearing- There's discussions on bringing Grant back They won't offer Logan more then they did last year though it still may come together They can't find anyone to trade for Cravens, but they also do not want him back in the building either With the Guard market going nuts they're ****ting their pants at what Scherff might cost them now. They want to get that done before they have to pick up his 5 th year option of around 15 mil Ty could get moved to LG with an entire offseason to make the switch though he is coming off a surgery
  31. 13 points
    Was just watching an ESPN segment on the trade (on youtube - no idea what time it aired). Available here: They were basically saying that we'd made a really smart move, to get the best available QB locked up early before everybody started scrambling and paying crazy money. They pretty much unanimously thought Smith is an upgrade over Kirk - basically saying that Smith is smarter, and you can rely on him a lot more than Cousins to not screw up mentally. Think he's a better leader too. To cut a long story short, they really like Smith and think our FO did a good job to get him in the building early. Whatever your take on the whole KC/AS conundrum, I think it's time that the cult of Kirk either fall into line and get behind our new QB, or go and follow Minnesota. I like Smith, I like the contract, I don't like losing Fuller, but it is what it is. Welcome Alex. HTTR
  32. 13 points
    4 or 5 starters with no backup plan? Really? Long was not going to be the starting C(Roullier) or LG (hasn't played there in 2 years). They may have the backup G already on the roster or my need FA/draft. Murphy is not a starter and R Anderson is the plan. Breeland = the "plan" (that you don't think they have) is to start Moreau (most likely) or Dunbar (less likely). Grant is not a starter...and if he was he was replaced by P.Richardson. Cousins is replaced by Smith. Lauvao isn't gone yet (but he will be and I hope soon) and his position needs to be replaced at starter caliber via FA or draft. Brown isn't gone yet. Galette isn't a starter or gone yet. That's 2 starters (KC & Bree) both replaced by another player/plan. I get that you might not like the plan but try not to exaggerate stuff...it makes it hard to take people (not just you) seriously when that's going on.
  33. 13 points
    Again, free agency starts tomorrow. The only guys off the board are the #1 LG, an upside but oft-injured Center ... #1 and #2 WR, and a couple QBs. And for everyone clamoring for Haloti Ngata signing with Philly ... NO ONE here wanted that. And no one was talking about Star Loutolelei either. Jeez, Ngata hasn't even been a name I've heard in a few years. Relax. Also, these early signings are the big ones that usually never pay off ... there's hundreds of guys out there to be had. And remember ... our first two signings last year were McClain and McGee and our last two were Swearinger and Zach Brown. People on here seriously yearn for the days of old when we were the ones making the splashy day 1 moves but they never panned out. So relax.
  34. 13 points
  35. 13 points
    Kirk owes a lot to the Redskins. First off, the 'skins are the team that drafted him. 31 other teams said, no to him at least three times before the Redskins said, "We want you." Second off, they made him their primary back up and gave him chances to start immediately. That doesn't happen often. Usually, you have a gray beard backing up a rookie pick. A normal team makes Kirk their third stringer. Third off, Kirk got a boatload of second, third, and fourth chances.When Kirk first subbed for RGIII he flashed, but he was an interception machine. He looked frankly awful. In fact, over multiple seasons, he had to be benched for bad play. RGIII and Colt got benched for injury. Cousins got benched repeatedly because he kept throwing multiple pick games and often on consecutive drives. The team, however, kept coming back to him and kept giving him opportunities. How often does a fourth rounder get five, six, seven chances to fail? Fourth off, Jay Gruden and McCloughan went to the mat for him and even though he was pretty bad the first half off his first season as a starter they stuck with him. I suspect there are a lot of QBs if given the number of opportunities that Kirk has gotten would improve. Kirk, to his credit, took advantage and kept working at his craft. He improved a lot and proved worthy of those second, third, and ninth chances. So, while we talk about everything the Redskins did wrong to Kirk both we and he should keep in mind that Cousins received more benefit of the doubt than most fourth rounders ever would. When Kirk sucked in 2013 and then again in 2014 not a lot of teams would have stuck with him. Yes, he was better than Griffin, but he was also bad enough that the team was forced to bench him. I don't begrudge Kirk disliking Allen, but he was the recipient of a lot during his time here. Eventually, in 2016 that paid off for the 'skins, but it's pretty damn rare that a non first rounder gets as many goes as Kirk did. He was not a victim. He was a beneficiary. I'm okay with Kirk ultimately being a selfish, greedy player, but he ought to be a selfish, greedy, grateful player.
  36. 13 points
    I was wondering if this would ever make it on to ES. This whole thing started with our insurance. It’s important to note that the 1990 teachers strike resulted in a really good state sponsored insurance plan in lieu of more raises. (They also got a 5k raise, which in today’s money is about 4.5x what we’re fighting for now.). The insurance for teachers in WV was always a selling point to somewhat offset the abysmal pay. Since that time it has slowly been chipped away. Keep in mind, we have no real collective bargaining In our state. Our legislature controls our salaries and also the amount that they’ll fund for our insurance each year. After 28 years, our legislature has yet to find a committed funding source. We have not had a raise in a decade. In that time our insurance kept rising. Just in the last 3 years our deductibles quadrupled. Out of pocket max went up by 40%. Premiums have went up a lot but I don’t want to give a number because I’m not sure. So this year our legislature touted a 5% pay raise spread out over 5 years. But it’s not really 5% , it’s 5% of aggregate teacher salary (42,400,so we aren’t even using the mysterious 45k-49k that keeps getting floated around. And that equates to 404$ per year). In the meantime, they proposed crazy PEIA increases, changing how they figure premiums, changing from 80/20 to 70/30, limiting out of state coverage (which is huge for us in border areas) among other things that would have cost us from 5-7k more out of pocket. They were going to require us to use fitbits and report data regularly or face even bigger hikes. So so they control the insurance and the slalries. Move money around tell us we are getting a raise. I won’t compare us to the miners plight but it’s almost like script. So we fight the insurance and they don’t really move on it for the first few weeks of the 60 day legislative session. Then we start to protest. Walk ins. People going to capitol. Start to plan a strike and suddenly they start trying to do run game with PEIA. But they also introduce bills clearly designed to undermine teachers. Dropping requirements to teach, strengthening laws against right to assemble, bills clearly aimed at weakening unions. And no REAL movement on PEIA. Eventually they propose and pass a 2%/1%1% pay raise. By this time teachers are ready to walk. They announce a 2 day walk out for 2/22 and 2/23. All 55 counties call off school 2 days. No movement. Counties then call off school next two days. Our governor on 2/27 goes on a magic carpet ride around the state hosting town halls. He manages to tell one woman that “I can play the town redneck too!” , ask the crowd “You’re not gonna shoot me are you?” He gets back to Charleston that night, meets with a group of legislators, budget advisors and union reps. Holds a press conference and announced we are giving 5% raises to all education employees and we would be back to work Thursday, citing Wednesday as a cooling off period. Senate Republicans hinted they might not pass it but we wouldn’t know before Wednesday so we bucked union advice and stayed out. And we were vindicated when the House passed it 98-1, the Senate let it sit all day Friday and most of the day Saturday. And after 5 hours or so voted to amend the bill and lower the raise to 4%. So thats where we are at. Teachers here have been packing and delivering food bags around the countybto needy families. I spearheaded a volunteer effort to assist at the various places that are providing low cost child care options. Our community and board of ed have stood behind us. But we’re tired.
  37. 13 points
    Jesus. We gave up a 3rd rounder AND a player for an annoyingly long URL? WE GOT ROBBED AGAIN.
  38. 13 points
  39. 13 points
    BedlamVR -- you can defend the quality and integrity of Skins FO, if you want. And it's your right to view Cousins as "sour grapes" (i.e., he was never really that good, not a leader, mercenary, never willing to bargain in good faith, etc, etc,) apparently in line with the themes of messagings coming out of sources the FO tends to use. ...But I won't. I won't allow the FO to make me deny all the quality of many of Cousins' performances on the field that I'd observed (and later replayed many times to gain full context). No QB is perfect, especially with a team still struggling to rebuild -- but Cousins showed me that he was worth being the Skins QB of the future. And I won't allow the FO sources to make me forget the quality of CousIns --as a person. I observed many good things of Cousins in his college career --as well as his thoughtful speeches to civic groups;, his candid pressers; his tact and politeness in dealing with difficult questions in the media; on how he never threw anyone under the bus; on his modest, yet respectful way of living his life as an NFL quarterback; on the manyb hints of his strong devotion to God, marriage, and family; on his fierce competiveness to win, in all venues; and on being true to the virtues instilled in him by his parents (who were also virtuous people). .. And somehow we're being asked by "friendly" FO sources, to believe that Cousins is this grasping, greedy Scrooge --who only cares about money? Apparently, the "Skins" cannot just let any decent quality personnel just leave, the FO prefers that these "deserters" must also be ridden out on a rail, tarred and feathered. I contrast my observations of Cousins versus what I've observed from years' worth of charges, innuendos, etc. being laid at the feet of the Skins FO -- from many players, coaches, a GM and even the NFL -- during Snyder and recently Allen's reign. And frankly, I've grown disgusted with FO's sleazy, demeaning, devaluing tactics used on those who didn't surrender to their demands. Lastly, I've seen enough video of Bruce Allen to convince me of the power and perhaps even the willingness of his role for for having the FO engage in these tactics. Bottom lines: Cousins is not to blame for years of Skins dysfunction. (Oddly, his loyalty to his coaches and teammates probably made his leaving the franchise a harder decision than you'd think.) Look elsewhere ...towards the skybox! Alex Smith --another good guy-- will probably serve well enough as a substitute, until his injury-prone supporting cast start winding up on IR. The sad thing is that he represents the feeling of the FO that you can get by with a standard-to- good QB, even though Skins have no running game, no passing game, and no healthy shutdown defense. One can always point to how the Skins FO management and scouting have somewhat improved ... because when they're near the bottom-level performers, there's nowhere to go except upward. But don't fool yourself into believing that "GM" Allen who developed his style under Al Davis, and the Glazers, that you'll get a prime-level organization. (For example, what Allen lacks in negotiating relations he makes up for in post-negotiating spite!) Lastly, a quick gut check: If you were to look back at the ferocity and pride with which you used to declare out loud ..I am a Redskins fan! ...from the times before Snyder's ownership versus today and what Snyder's FO has done to the current status of Skins... have you noticed it's become a little harder to be so proud, and forceful? It's almost been reduced to becoming more of statement of fact, rather than of pride. BTW, I still declare publicly I'm a Skins fan, but, when I think of Redskins pride --- the last thing that comes to mind is Bruce Allen. I'm ashamed of him, his tactics, and the fact that he wants to field a team that wins profit margins, rather than division championships. Skins fans deserve more!
  40. 12 points
  41. 12 points
    I hate this idea that Alex is a downgrade at QB. Sure he is older but he has proven his talent time and time again. He has won big games and PRIMETIME games and actually has lead teams to victories. Cousins has a lot of garbage time stats
  42. 12 points
    If Galette thinks he working for a slave wage, I wonder what he thinks of my income.
  43. 12 points
    I don't want to jinx it but I'll just say if they sign Hankins, I don't care what else they do in FA.
  44. 12 points
    I dunno man, he's been squirrelly on Russia of late... But the unfortunate reality is that we are not a parliamentary system. Voting for a 3rd party won't be a worthwhile endeavor 99% of the time. The one exception is basically where a 3rd party candidate is polling above 5% in a Presidential election. However, if the Libertarians couldn't do it in 2016, I have my doubts about anyone being successful going forward. I used to say "just vote, regardless of for whom" but this administration has changed my thinking and frankly should be a wake up call for us all. Clinton, for all her warts, would basically be a 3rd term of Obama. We presently lack a functioning government. State dept is dead. Corruption is rampant. The majority in Congress has totally abdicated their responsibility to investigate and protect the public from what essentially is a foreign attack. It is absolutely imperative that everyone associated with Trump be expelled as quickly as possible from government. We likely have a small window to retake and hold onto the mantle of global leader, and we need to act on it. Trump is actively destroying it. Even in the face of a chemical weapons attack in the UK, out closest ally, he wavers and waffles. Republicans in Congress aid him in this. Indeed, I fear it may be too late, but if 2018 and 2020 swing hard enough, we can perhaps fix the errors. Voting for 3rd parties or write-ins will not save America from the cancer of Trump and his GOP conspirators. We live in a first past the pole system. Polls demonstrate Trump's base is mostly holding. It's less than 40% of the countrt but its holding fast. They must be overwhelmed at the ballot box, for they will not vote 3rd party like others will. There is a time and a place for 3rd party votes. This isn't it. The Republic needs us.
  45. 12 points
    In a normal race, I can see going third party. If the choice is between Romney and Obama or McCain and Obama then third party is a perfectly reasonable stance because while you may like one guy less than the other or like one guy more than the other... neither are catastrophically bad options. Trump was a catastrophically bad candidate. That throws all the rules out the book. If you are facing a nuclear explosion and your only chance to get out of town is to get in a smoker's car I don't care how much you detest cigarettes. Hop in and hold your breath. There are times to make a moral stand and a time where acting for the public good is more important.
  46. 12 points
  47. 11 points
    This is really the thing. Many people are losing their **** and we do not know the details. Maybe there is good cause. But until we know details - Scandricks exact contract - what Hankins wants, it seems really premature to get too pissed. So many people over-reacting it's been kind of comical actually. And hey I am no Bruce Allen fan. I think they guy is a douche. But that does not mean everything that happens is because he screwed up. Until we know the details, it does not make much sense to get too upset. But I have to admit it's been entertaining watching people lose their **** over it.
  48. 11 points
    Sh'yeah, right lol... ES would be ****ing to high heaven about the crappy 3-13 season ahead with McCoy behind center, letting Cousins go without getting anything in return OR having a viable backup plan, how none of the QBs in the draft are all that great and the one or two that could be good won't be there at #13 anyway, that the way the FO botched Scot and Kirk means they'll botch the comp pics as well next year so who cares if they get any, on how all the players being signed elsewhere shows that Allen systematically dismantled the team Scot put together out of ego/pride/whatever...etc, yadda, blah blah. Still having fuller and that 3rd round pick would barely make a dent, nonetheless have ES members pumped.
  49. 11 points
    You know what sucks about this mentality presently? And, before I say it, I want to make sure everyone understands that I absolutely agree with you here - they should be aggressive due to the situation they’re in (that’s roster-wise, but unfortunately because of multiple FO screw ups they will be for reasons that aren’t good and can have a negative impact long term, some of which you listed above). But it sucks because this should’ve been done last year with a much better FA crop by all accounts. What if they were the ones aggressive in landing Alshon Jeffrey and Calais Campbell as well as Zach Brown, for instance? They probably could’ve still fit in one of Djax or Garçon, as well, though granted it would’ve been on the edge. Imagine that, though? The roster was in good shape last offseason. Many of us here saw it. I know both you and I were clamoring for them to be aggressive, that the window was open for them to really take the next step. I believe the 2017 season proved they were close, too, by ending up 7-9 with that difficult of a schedule and that many injuries. Instead, we’ve got the majority of media insiders around the NFL saying scouts and team sources in general view this Free Agent group as the worst in years. The large amount of trades we’ve already seen is evidence of this as teams are choosing to get their guys via that route instead. Not only that, but we had an exorbitant amount of players on one year deals, so it was obvious then the time to strike was immediate as it’d be tough to maintain the next offseason. So NOW we decide to be aggressive? That just bothers me. I don’t know, I hate how negative I’ve become about everything regarding this FO, but it just strikes me as another example of utterly poor resource management. Where was this urgency last offseason? Situational context is everything. We don’t believe in losing your mind in FA all the time and we certainly believe that the draft is the most important resource an NFL organization has. But when you do a good enough job there and you’ve got some level of stability throughout upper management, the coaching staff, and personnel... it’s not only okay to get aggressive it’s arguably demanded. Finish the job! If all the beat writers are right and they want to be aggressive now, I’m like you, I think it’s a good thing. But deep down inside it absolutely kills me that it’s something they want to do now versus last offseason. It feels like they never arrive to the right decision by being wise. It’s for bad reasons. So now you want to get aggressive because you want to prove you were right about Kirk? What!? What does that imply about what you were doing previously? Did you not want to win before if you feel like getting aggressive now is necessary or the right thing to do? What changed your philosophy? And now you change when it’s a tougher environment to do so and the market is more restricted? My God, it’s maddening really to think about. In the end, if they hit on the players they target it won’t matter. Bad FA crop or not. So, God willing, they do. I don’t want anyone to think I’m saying it’s hopeless. It isn’t, they can pull this off if things go their way and they let the right voices within the organization win out in whatever convoluted process they have. It’s just they rarely make it easy and once again I’m stuck questioning their foresight.
  50. 11 points
    It's somewhat comforting to hear Doug acknowledge just about every deficiency we have, I like what he said, hopefully we can execute.
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