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  1. TK

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    And there's nothing wrong with that. He's, in a different context, been described to me as an Alpha & leader of men by someone that's been around him for a long time. Which makes me wish he'd do one thing. Explain to Jay that he got his ring playing for a guy that when needed would throw the game plan away at the half if it wasn't working instead of sticking to it because its what they practiced all week long.
  2. TK

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Here's the thing. In Garcon you had an ALPHA & in DJax you had a DOG. Now you don't have an alpha or a scrappy dog at WR. If it weren't for Doug, we probably wouldn't have Guice. Guice is on record saying that it was Doug that knew all the bull**** that came about him at Draft time was bull**** because Doug grew up near the same area.
  3. He's not a "me" player. You just didn't pick up the sarcasm. Though you're not alone, evidently so many took it serious instead of tongue in check that his agent had to come out today & explain it. Excused absence that was also overblown.
  4. For Immediate Release September 18, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following free agents: WR Michael Floyd WR Breshad Perriman The Redskins terminated the contract of the following players from the practice squad: DB Jeremy Reaves WR Teo Redding The Redskins signed the following players to their practice squad: WR Jehu Chesson T Chris Durant The Redskins placed the following player on their Reserve/Injured list: RB Rob Kelley
  5. TK

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Colts

    This is where getting Reed more involved could have paid off. Even if gets the checkdown, he's still going to get some YAC. Paying DJax last year woulda helped here too as he may be a one trick pony to most but that trick is taking the top off the Defense. Thanks Cheap Bruce! My thing is if your Center is good, leave him there & find a better backup G/T. And you also touched on something in your OP that myself & JSteelz were talking about- Kerrigan may have lost a step & Junior might finally get that phone call.
  6. Whew! Dodged a bullet there. The Redksins beat Bruce to signing him. Wait. Whatdoya mean Schefty had a typo?? You mean the Redskins actually .....****!
  7. For Immediate Release September 17, 2018 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVE LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster move: The Redskins waived the following player: WR Jehu Chesson
  8. September 17, 2018 Head Coach Jay Gruden On what he feels went wrong against the Indianapolis Colts following film review: "First half, offensively: third downs. We had four plays and a punt, messed up on a route. Next time we had six plays a punt and we dropped a pass. Next drive, we had four plays and a punt. We got a ball batted at the line of scrimmage. Then we had a third and one, we did a little toss crack play, we didn’t get a puller, so just four, five drives there in the first half, third downs were the nemesis. We convert three of those things, you keep drives going, you get your run-pass ratio where you want it and you are controlling the game than we did." On the struggles with the run game on first down: "We had some struggles in the run game throughout the course of the game. On first down, a lot of their movement, we didn’t handle very well. We [missed the target on] a couple of runs; which is uncharacteristic. Overall, you can’t point to one person or one position. In the running game, I’ve said it 3,000 times, it’s a total team effort, when it doesn’t work, or when it does work." On the report that former Ravens WR Breshad Perriman worked out with the team today: "Yeah, he worked out, we had about four or five guys work out today; some tight ends and just had a workout. If we were to sign anybody, we would have to figure out a roster spot, which we are in the process of doing. We don’t know who we are going to sign yet. There’re a couple good players at that workout." On potential injuries that would clear a roster spot: "You know I think the only one of significance could be Rob Kelley with his toe. He hit it pretty good, so I don’t know if he’s got to go have surgery or not. Could be a month, month and a half type deal, but we are getting the final word here soon." On if he sensed a lack of energy leading up to the game: "I think what happened was that they (Indianapolis Colts) took the opening drive and went 75 yards for a touchdown right? We got hit in the mouth right there on the opening drive. We never were able to establish any momentum or get it back at all. Defensively, they gave us a couple of opportunities with turnovers there in the second half. We failed to capitalize on them. We failed to grab the momentum at any point in the game. Unfortunately, we never really had a chance to play with a lot of great energy. We were trying our hardest to get the momentum but we just couldn’t do it." On if there was a missed assignment on the third and 1 pitch play: "No, we were supposed to have a puller, but we blocked it wrong." On the balancing the opportunities the defense gives you to throw downfield: "Yeah, we called some shot plays there, you know, I had to check a few of them down, send guys vertical quite a bit. There’s a fine line there; taking completions aren’t the end of the world, but towards the end of the game, we probably should have pushed the envelope a little bit, get the ball downfield, the only chance we had there especially after the fumble. Other than that, I think the decisions were appropriate at the time. I think he [Alex Smith] could have tried to jam a couple down there, but you know, turnovers aren’t good either. We’ll take a look at it, try to get some more shots down the field, big plays, you know, we didn’t get any against Arizona really, other than the dump off to Adrian [Peterson], and we didn’t really get any this week either. So, it’s something we’ll have to look at and try and get more of." On following the game plan versus making adjustments in the game: "Well we didn’t really have to abandon it until Jordan’s [Reed] fumble. We pushed it. I think we had seven and a half minutes to go. We were down by two scores, really, we're still right in the thick of the game; had the ball at the 25-yard line and fumbled. Had we scored there, we would still have four and a half minutes left, three timeouts left, we’re still able to do what we wanted to do, but you know, I don’t think you abandon the game plan until you’re down two scores and have to throw it." On tweaking the game plan: "Yeah, I think we still want to try and get the running game going. We just were unable to do it other than the little inside zone Adrian [Peterson] popped there for about 12 yards. We were stuck in a lot of second and longs, third down and longs, where we had to throw it. Ideally, you stay out of those second and longs, where we try to get some drives going and you are able to stick to your plan so to speak with more nakeds (naked bootlegs). You have more play passes. You have more runs. But, when you are four plays and out, then three plays and out, and six plays and out, then five plays and out, you don’t establish anything and we never did over the course of the game. We had the big fumble of course and that’s just the way it is. If you’re not converting on third down, you aren’t establishing anything, you know, that’s the story of the tape." On the sellout streak coming to an end and if he noticed the empty seats in the stadium "I did not notice it, no. No, I'm trying to get ready for a game and I did not notice it." On getting LB Ryan Kerrigan and LB Preston Smith in a better position to make plays: "Yeah, we rush them. You've got to rush them and then they've got to finish and get them in some more third down-and-longs. They had about five or six third down-and-3's or less I believe and that's a tough rush down, the ball is coming down quick, they're doing quick pick plays and quick crossing routes and it's very hard for an edge player to get pressure or a sack when the ball is coming out that quick. When they did have third down-and-long we did feel some heat, got a tipped interception, got another interception later, so we did get some heat. But, the key is first and second down we have to do a better job of getting them in third-and-long, stay out of those, and when they did get third-and-long they ran a couple of screens so wasn't able to get home." On the teams' morale following the loss: "I think everybody is obviously very disappointed and any time you lose a game it's hard to get up and get to work, but I think guys are focused on the next one. That is the only way we can be, it's on to the next one, it always is win or lose and put this behind us. We have to learn from our mistakes without a doubt. The energy factor was a factor. We have to figure out ways to boost these guys more in pregame warm up and get them a little bit more energized so to speak, get the fans involved, and get their adrenaline flowing and that’s on us as coaches probably more so. But, I like the way these guys came in, I think they have a no-nonsense approach. They're ready to fix things and move on." On if he wanted to see how his team would handle adversity: “Yeah, you don't want it this way. I think the first half obviously we saw some adversity. We had a great start to the Arizona game, so we never really faced any adverse situations. Week 2 – terrible start, they go down and score, we can't do anything on offense, went into halftime and we're down and we had to look ourselves in the mirror, bounce back in the second half and we tried to – the defense tried to get us some stops, but offensively we just couldn't do anything." On if he expects to see more teams implement what the Colts did on defense going forward: "Well they're very similar to – there are a few teams that are kind of similar. You have some of your Atlanta-Seattle type teams, you have your Dallas-Indianapolis Colt type teams, you have your Green Bay under front teams and coverage teams, so there are a lot of teams that have similarities that do what they do and do it well. They played a lot of zone defense, only about three or four snaps of man the entire day and had a lot of movement up front, stopped our running game. I'm sure we're going to see some versions of that, but probably not this week because (Packers defensive coordinator) Coach (Mike) Pettine is a totally different coach and has a totally different scheme than Indy." On how much he emphasizes fixing the mistakes when going against a new defensive scheme: "We correct those after the game in-house and try to do things better and make sure that they understand when they do come back up we are on top of it. Not a whole lot of mental mistakes really just a couple targeting errors in the running game. Mental mistakes, there weren't that many we just physically got beat a few times and had a couple physical drops and a few of those things and the fumble, but overall we just have to continue to learn from our stuff and move on." On the pick plays and switching to zone coverage: "Yeah, we just have to get different levels and not get picked. You have to be more physical at the line of scrimmage if you're at the line of scrimmage and you sluff off on bump and run, if you sluff off your chances of getting picked are pretty good, so we just have to be more physical, play our leverage, know where our help is and do a better job in that regard. That is the big thing, playing in different levels." On if new players on offense played into the performance on Sunday: "Not really. We called a couple of them like I said and they didn't come up. When you're having to punt after four or five play drives you start the series and you're trying to get something going maybe it's a quick gain, maybe you're trying to run one of your feature runs and then you're second-and-11 and then you're trying to get that 10, 11 yards right there, you're not trying to pump the ball 50 yards down the field. We just didn't have a lot of great situational-type – we tried one on the second play of the game, had to check it down to (RB) Adrian (Peterson), we tried a couple others and had to check them down because coverage dictated that's where we went, but we will continue to push it." On if he is still confident the pass game will improve throughout the season: "No, I think they're in good shape. We preach on taking what the defense gives you and Alex does a great job of that. There will be a time and place for everything, we will take some shots in another game here soon and we will take it from there."
  9. TK

    Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    You're more of a window over stairs kida type, ain't cha.
  10. TK

    Hey guys, just stoppin by for a bit!

    You can take the widow or you can take the stairs.
  11. TK

    Hey guys, just stoppin by for a bit!

    If dude was trying to help, he'd have brought BBQ.
  12. TK

    Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    Except that's how you meant it until you got called on it. Now behave.
  13. REDSKINS HEAD COACH JAY GRUDEN On injuries: "As far as injuries are concerned, they all came back to play – Trent [Williams] and Brandon [Scherff] and Morgan [Moses]." On why the line struggled today: "Well, you know, hats off to [the Indianapolis Colts]. First of all, credit to Coach [Frank] Reich. Congratulate him on his first win. They came in here and outplayed us [on] both sides of the ball, special teams. Got in some tough situations, but we didn’t handle the movement you know, again in the running game more than the passing game. We couldn’t get any runs going. We had a lot of negative plays in the running game, which is unfortunate, and in the passing game, we couldn’t handle a lot of their stunts." Follow up on if the struggle was due to play calling or execution: "Well, I think they were executing and we weren’t – period. You know hats off to them like I said. They did a good job. We didn’t do a very good job out there in the second half. We weren’t on track. We were off track a little bit, lost our balance, never really had it really. We were kind of one-dimensional throughout the game. Our running game suffered and we were pretty much one-dimensional." On what concerned him in the passing game: "Well, they were very, very loose in their zones. It's not easy to get down the field in that defense. You're going to have to check the ball down a lot. We had some shots designed and they took them away with their linebacker dropping deep, their two deep safeties. You know, they played a lot of that. Cover 3 with deep safeties, deep corners. [If we] had to do it all over again, we'd have been more, obviously, probably less ambitious with some of our deep game and more geared towards moving the ball and getting the ball out of our hands and let the playmakers do their thing. As it turned out, we failed. " On the pass rush: "They were in positive down and distances pretty much the whole game. Third and two, third and four, and hit a lot of nice crossing routes. They had one third and 12 backed up and hit a nice bubble screen for goodness sakes for a gain of 15. It was just one of those days we could not really get home and didn’t have the opportunity to rush a whole lot. I thought Preston [Smith] had a couple good rushes. [Pernell] McPhee was short a couple times. I saw Jonathan [Allen] back there just a little bit short. We have to get back there a little bit quicker, possibly. I’ll check it out." On changing his protection based on the offensive line’s performance: "I try to keep on track with what we were doing. We were down. We got down a little bit once we gave up that last touchdown in the fourth quarter with nine minutes. We had to go no huddle and that is all she wrote. The first three quarters I tried to stay on track with our running game but just didn’t have much success." On the running game: "Like I said, we didn’t have a very good run plan [and] did not execute very well in the running game [and] did not get many good looks. We had one or two good looks that [Adrian Peterson] fought through there. We have to go back to the drawing board and talk about what runs we can hit against a moving front like that." On not converting on third down: "It hurts a lot, you know, it hurts a lot. Last week we were able to get some third down conversions and keep drives alive. That does two things; it keeps your offense on the field, keeps you on track as a play caller and it keeps your defense fresh. We were not able to do that today at all. Third downs were a huge, huge problem for us. We’ll have to go back and look at that." On the need to get receivers involved: "Probably. Like I said, there were a lot of cover two shelves out there. They’re doubled basically. The corner jams them and the safety over the top. There’s some holes in there that we can try to get in there. From time to time we did. Josh [Doctson] made a couple catches. Paul [Richardson Jr.] made a couple catches. [Jamison] Crowder had a couple there late. Overall, it’s about taking what the defense gives you. Taking shots when they are available. We just did not have any available to us today. We’ll have to try next week." On positive takeaways from this game: "Well, more than one, obviously. We were excited and upbeat as a result of last week, we are probably a little down this week, and that is pro football, and you have to handle the good with the bad, and see what type of team you’re made of, how we handle adversity - and this is an adverse situation. Never like to lose at home ever, but we did and now we have to bounce back in a big way. And get ready for Aaron Rodgers’ led Packer team." On struggling with offensive picks: “Well, we got picked, you know that is good design by them - had a couple of them. We have to do a better job at getting on different levels possibly, and not getting picked. On my part, that should have been called, but you know, that’s pro football, and if you are going to play a lot of man-to-man, you have to expect some pick plays. And we did not do a very good job at passing those off or switching them in and out.” On dropped passes: "I don’t know. We had no chemistry at all today, and it’s myself as a play caller. Really it’s my fault. I couldn’t give any rhythm calling plays. The inside zone wasn’t working, the outside zone wasn’t working, our read options weren’t working very well. We became one dimensional. And our play passes? We got sacked on two play passes for goodness sake. So they did a nice job, credit defense, they helped execute." On play of the secondary and D.J. Swearinger interceptions: "That’s a whole thing. D.J. [Swearinger] gave us some great opportunities to get some points on the board; touchdowns and we failed to do so and it’s unfortunate. We just got to go back and look at the film and see what happened. I thought we had a couple of good plays down, but they took them away. I’ve mentioned all along situational football, they executed, we didn’t and that’s it.” REDSKINS QUARTERBACK ALEX SMITH On the team chemistry: "In the first half, I think a lot of things, certainly chemistry, rhythm; I didn’t think we had any of that. I didn’t think we were great on first or second downs. We gave ourselves some tough third downs in the first half, and then we didn’t convert so it was tough. Towards the end of the second half, I thought we finally did get in a rhythm but situationally even though we did put some drives together, but we stalled out, we stalled in the red zone. I think those are the two big things looking at it. Third down, red zone, it’s one of those days when you’re looking at a ton of opportunities but we needed to be better down there." On if Indianapolis Colts pressure or run defense was the factor in slowing down the Redskins offense: "Yeah probably, I think they both played into it. I thought both had timely pressure by them on third downs that cost us on conversions – certainly had a lot of penetrations at times with the run game as well. I think that played into it a lot, especially in the first half." On incorporating outside receivers and handling the switch: "I thought the guys did a great job in staying with it when we were making adjustments. It’s easy to get frustrated there. I think guys did stick with it that were able to get some things there in the second half and then move the ball a little bit. They made it apparent they were not going to give up the big play the way they were playing. I think making a smart and sustained drive, and it seemed like every time we got one going and got some rhythm going, something would happen. It’s easy to talk about right know but in hind sight, I wish we had some something different. There’s going to be a lot to look at and be better from." On the lack of attempts downfield: "I mean, I think that was the deal, they were playing pretty soft and weren’t going to give up big plays, make you check it down, they were going to rally and tackle, be disruptive up front and I think they did a great job with all of those things.” On consistency: "I mean that’s most of the NFL to be honest with you. I feel like it's really hard every single week and that’s the challenge, a great challenge every week. We had a chance here for the home opener and do that and we didn’t get it done. At the same time, I think we can use this constructively, build off it and find ways to get better and improve so we are more consistent." On chemistry: "I think today is a good example of that and that we didn’t find it. I guess that speaks to what Jay [Gruden] called chemistry, I guess. I’m saying rhythm, finding what that is. The great thing is we have a lot of weapons. We have a lot of tools and we can find something no matter what. And it took a while tonight to get to it and I’m sure we will be looking at film and more will come up that we wish we had gotten to or wish we could’ve done differently. That’s kind of the nature of it." On handling the blitz: "I guess some great timing or unlucky timing for us and great timing by them. It’s hard to say on all of those. We’ll look at it." REDSKINS WIDE RECEIVER PAUL RICHARDSON JR. On what the Colts were doing in pass defense: “Yeah basically what I think is they were just disguising their help. They had help in different areas, and they were just switching it up. So, one time they will have help over the top, next they will have help over the middle with deep help. They always kept somebody deep, you just didn’t know if the help was coming from the outside or the inside, or was it no help then a rush. It’s just a combination of things.” On what the safeties were doing for pass defense: “Yeah a lot of it is the safeties and the linebackers and what they are doing inside. It’s hard for the corners to decide if the safeties are intersecting with the linebackers.” REDSKINS RUNNING BACK CHRIS THOMPSON On what the Colts were able to do to be effective: “They just played better than us; that’s it. There isn’t really much to say about it, we just have to execute better.” On what the team needs to do for next week to prepare: “Look at the film, see where we went wrong, and just find a way to come out fast next week.” On what prevented the team from getting any rhythm in the running game: “They just played harder than we did. That’s it.” On why the Colts were able to get in the backfield so often: “They just played harder than us. I’ve got to play better. We’ve all just got to find a way to be consistent.” REDSKINS LINEBACKER ZACH BROWN On what the defense figured out early that wasn’t working: “They were just doing certain things different and the scheme as well, so after that, after the first drive, we had to settle down and just figure out what it was that they were doing.” On how disappointing it was to give up the last touchdown drive after seemingly pulling the defense back together: “We’ve just got to make sure we just communicate better and be on top of our game. The coach came out and they did what they had to do.” On the reason the pass rush wasn’t as effective getting to Andrew Luck: "We were only playing whatever was being called. At the end of the day, we just have to win. We just have to find that way to win somehow." REDSKINS LINEBACKER MASON FOSTER On how disappointing it is not being able to start at home with a win: “Super disappointing, you know what I mean? All aspects of the game, all phases, you want to come out and have a big game in front of your home fans and we didn’t. We didn’t play good at all. It’s about adversity now. It’s going to be about how you respond and how you can bounce back and how you’re going to come in tomorrow morning working. Just got to come in and keep working because this is not a good way to start your home stretch - losing at home on national TV. So we’ve got to get stuff corrected and let this be the last one.” On what the Colts’ offense was able to do well against the defense: “Just little things here and there. I really can’t even put my finger on it. It was just little rub routes, little pick routes, stuff like that that they had schemed us up. We’re going against man, running different schemes, but we’ve just got to play better. We’ve got to get the ball back more. It’s something that we pride ourselves on but we didn’t do a good job of that. We’ve got to get them off on third downs and take the ball away.” On if he can explain the difference between the team’s performance this week and last week: “It’s the NFL. Teams are going to come out and have different looks for you, different things they want to do. Each week is going to be a dogfight. This week, we lost it. So, we have to bounce back and continue to work, take the coaching and watch the film. [We] can’t let this happen again because it feels terrible. You just want to throw up. You’ve just got to go get it corrected and find a way to get this taste out of your mouth.” REDSKINS CORNERBACK JOSH NORMAN On the emotion about not being able to get the home opener win: "Obviously it’s disappointing. You know what your capabilities are and we just didn’t show it tonight. We didn’t play Redskin football. And that’s the most disappointing part about it. In all phases of the game, when you get in opportunities like that, you can’t get them back. So you’ve got to capitalize when you get the opportunity. We did and we just didn’t do it today. That’s the most frustrating part about it all." On if the Colts offense did anything different to throw the defense off: "Defensively, I don’t think they did anything different. They wanted the shots, they wanted the deep ball and we didn’t give it to them. They got little under routes, pick plays that ended up hurting us a little bit, but we were able to counteract later on in the game and it’s just one of those plays where you’ve got to have some adjustments to. Time ran out so we couldn’t really adjust that quick. We’ve just got to be better and understand and try to create those things out there, and when they happen, try to keep some defensive plays open." On the difference between the Arizona Cardinals and the Indianapolis Colts: "Tale of the tape – I said earlier, those plays, those pick plays, you’ve got to be better at them and have something to play off in certain situations. Like I said before, pass, the rushing, backfield go hand-in-hand. Rush there has to get there. We’re not holding up; rush can’t get there. We’ve got to do a better job of taking the back just all around, just making those situations a little bit better than what we have been, whether a guy’s up or a guy’s off. It’s just got to be discipline, knowing the plays and coming out playing. You’ve just got to look at the overall scheme of everything that we’ve put into place. Hopefully you make adjustments as you go." REDSKINS-COLTS GAME NOTES The Washington Redskins lost to the Indianapolis Colts, 21-9, at FedExField on Sunday. The Redskins gained 334 total yards on offense and have now recorded 300 or more yards on offense in consecutive weeks for the first time since Weeks 10-12 of the 2017 season. The Redskins defense recorded two interceptions and now has forced two or more turnovers in five consecutive games dating back to Week 15 of the 2017 season. Quarterback Alex Smith completed 33-of-46 pass attempts for 292 yards and a passer rating of 88.3. Smith has now gone four consecutive weeks dating back to Week 16 of the 2017 regular season in which he has not committed a turnover. Smith's 33 completions were his most in a single game since completing 34 passes against the San Diego Chargers in Week 1 of the 2016 season. His 46 pass attempts were his most since attempting 50 passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4 of the 2016 season. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder finished with two receptions for eight yards and a career-high 29 rushing yards on two attempts. On the Redskins first play from scrimmage, Crowder rushed for a career-long 25 yards. Right tackle Morgan Moses made his 50th consecutive start. Running back Adrian Peterson (14,507) recorded 50 scrimmage yards to pass Matt Forte (14,468) for 28th on the NFL’s all-time list. Tight end Jordan Reed registered 55 receiving yards from six receptions and is now 14 receiving yards shy of passing No. 15 Bill Anderson on the Redskins all-time list. Wide receiver Paul Richardson Jr. finished with four receptions for 63 yards. With his first catch of the game, Richardson recorded his 100th career reception. Running back Chris Thompson recorded a career-high 13 receptions for 92 yards. The 13 receptions is tied for second in Redskins lore and now ranks tied for ninth in a single game in NFL history among running backs. Thompson fell one reception shy of tying Roy Helu Jr. for first on the all-time list. Helu recorded 14 receptions against the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 6, 2011. Linebackers Mason Foster and Zach Brown combined for 21 tackles. Foster finished with 11 tackles (eight solo) and Brown collected 10 (four solo).
  14. TK

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    You mean this one here that's still open? Maybe they'll at least donate you a coat instead of five bucks to blow at the liquor store. You look cold.
  15. It worked for a game in the pre season so....