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  1. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    I think the relationship between Gruden-Smith is actually setup perfect for success. Gruden is on in the hot seat. This team needs to win now. He’s not tied to a young developmental QB. He’s going to open up the playbook and call aggressively because he has nothing to lose. He’s going to leave it all out on the field this year. He doesn’t have a QB situation with uncertainty, playing for a contract and not taking risks (throwing to covered receivers). Smith is going to his last destination. He’s going to a franchise that wanted him, traded for him. Gave him a big extension. And a veteran team. He’s been given the green light to throw deep and into coverage. He has the full support of his head coach. He doesn’t have a young highly drafted QB in waiting trying to take his place. There’s no pressure. He’s the man. He’s going into a situation of the last few seasons of his career, he just wants to win. So he’s goIng to be aggressive. As Gruden has said, he needs to win in week 1. This should be an exciting season for us all. It might go down in a ball of flames... but I don’t care as long as they start being aggressive and playing to win.
  2. Is that Settle or Daron on the left? And then Hood, Taylor and Allen right? Geez, Taylor is the smallest of the bunch.
  3. Yes. That’s who I was thinking of. He had one of the best seasons I’ve ever enjoyed from a Redskins d-lineman. Thank you!
  4. What was the name of that monster DT (6’6) that we signed for 1 season after he was cut from Miami.”?! He was SO dominant in his lone season here.... but then signed a big contract with the Broncos and fizzled out.
  5. Oddly enough, both from LSU.
  6. Just a hunch... based on 35 years of watching NFL football. He’s likely out of shape (overweight by 35+ pounds).... and no one wants to commit to anything significant to him long-term... but they worry about his weight issues. Everyone wants to sign him to 1-year prove it deal that keeps him motivated. Again, just a hunch. But the signs are there.
  7. Welcome to the Washington Redskins Trey Quinn WR SMU

    And you you know what they say about a man with small hands right?! They use less soap.
  8. What to do with LG

    I won't deny the possibility that it may, in fact, be their strategy. It's just... if it is... is incredibly stupid. On occasion... somebody falls. And it's a nice bonanza when it does... but you can't formulate a roster strategy based around that possibility. It's ridiculous. How much you wanna bet that Shawn Lavauo will be our starting LG on opening day?!?!
  9. What to do with LG

    And a blocking TE. I think Logan Paulsen was our last one...
  10. What to do with LG

    I seriously can’t believe how difficult it’s been for this team to upgrade the LG position. That should be one the easiest positions to fill. It’s probably one of the cheapest positions in the NFL — unless you’re paying premium talent. We don’t need an All-Pro here.... we simply need a competent NFL starter. Do they no longer exist?
  11. I don’t think the lack of appreciation stems from his salary. He signed a contract... so he was clearly willing to accept his salary. And it wasn’t until he was cut that he felt under-appreciated. It must be that he held an expectation that he contributed enough to warrant remaining on the team. While the reality is.... people get fired/let go for innumerable reasons... many of which have nothing to do with performance. But the pain from rejection, betrayal and abandonment is real. :-)
  12. And Portis was drafted 51 overall (2nd round)... more similarities :-)
  13. I can see how one can come to that conclusion. Ironically, I’d argue it’s more of a ‘low self-esteem / self-worth” problem :-) Only a person with low self-value would put the responsibility of being loved (and every manifestation of it — respected, appreciated, etc) onto other people/entities. Looking for it outside of ourselves (validation, recognition, etc). I think it’s nothing more than an expression of pain. He’s hurt. And posting that picture is over-compensating for that pain.... by releasing through sarcasm and insult. And his pain so deep... that even celebrating signing with a new team wasn’t enough to overcome it. Kinda feel sorry for the guy.
  14. I think AJ’s biggest problem is that he didn’t feel ‘appreciated’ by the Redskins org. Since he is now on his 6th NFL team... I wonder what his pre-requisites/rules are for feeling appreciated? What does a team have to do... to make one feel appreciated? Is it simply not to be cut? Or is it to pay you what you think you’re worth? To announce you as a starter without earning it?
  15. Possibly. It could also imply that he doesn’t think as highly of his receiving skills :-) CT is definitely our best back in pass pro and receiving ability. And also, Gruden loves CT... and it looks like he’ll always have a role for him in his offence. But it certainly won’t be as a primary back. So perhaps it was Gruden’s subtle way of including CT in the mix of viable offensive options. And I do reflect fondly on Portis’ pass protection. I can’t believe we don’t see more backs taking as much pride in that skill set. I’ve never understood why a RB wouldn’t take every opportunity to deliver a blow to a defensive player.... for all the shots they take.