Andre The Giant

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About Andre The Giant

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    The Field Goal Team
  • Birthday 03/09/1975

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  • Redskins Fan Since
    29 years
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    Wilbur Marshall
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    Raleigh, NC
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    watching skins
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    engineer
  1. Question for the board: if the Skins tag Cousins, could they tie their draft pick compensation based on when he signs the tag? For instance, if he signs by March 13th, it’s a third, if he sign by April 20th it’s a fourth, etc... This might work well for a potential trade partner, but would tie up the Skins cap in the meantime. Key Factor, we don’t know how much 2018 cap space Alex Smith’s extension takes up.
  2. New GM search

    Totally agree ... it's exactly what the Skins should be doing. Don't settle ... Thrilled with this development. First true good news in a while (other than the Pryor signing). I'd assumed DW was up for a promotion by default so that Bruce could maintain control over organizational synergy (less so than personnel). Agree that organizational synergy is of utmost importance, but so is having a strong competitive advantage when picking personnel. I wonder if they'll speak with the Cardinals' Terry McDonough. He's highly regarded in the league, and his brother works with Jon on MNF.
  3. New GM search

    This is great news and exactly what they should be doing (imho). I'm not sure who they'll be able to get, but I applaud their efforts. We'll see if they're ultimately serious about taking this path, or if it's more just a thorough "Al Davis-style" information gathering process (e.g. the Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator searches).
  4. New GM search

    I like the way Jim Irsay ran his GM search. Grab 5 or 6 of the top Personnel evaluators in the league. Interview them all. Pick the best (KC's Chris Ballard). Hire him. Of course, we'd never do this for the following reasons. 1). Job is less desirable because of Snyder's reputation. Probably couldn't get the top guys to interview. 2). We like to do everything in secret. Our candidates will remain quiet. e. g. Who else interviewed for the GM position against Scot. No idea... 3). Bruce only likes to hire people he already knows. He doesn't want to cede control. Now in fairness, it seems that only certain type of people can succeed in Redskin Park culture. Per Gary Fitzgerald, if you remain an outsider, you'll leave. So they have to pick someone who can buy into Snyderland. Scot told NBC 4 that Bruce wants a "yes man." I'm imagining the top guys aren't that. We should be going after the next Bobby Bethard, but would a young Bobby want to work for our Owner? Ugh...
  5. Other owners listen to their football people. The reason we didn't sign Kirk to the extension last year was because Snyder said "No.". He didn't want Shanny to be right about Kirk. Now look how much trouble THAT decision has caused.
  6. Then you would have been wrong, just like Snyder. He needs to listen to his football people and get out of the way. He's the biggest problem.
  7. They also didn't want to embarrass the organization. Maybe they would've kept it under raps, but yesterday's Post and JLC power struggle stories worked the fan base into today's wrath. They likely decided that releasing the info. to the Post now (combined with the firing) made the most sense.
  8. I've considered the same, but I don't think Bruce set himself up with Scot assuming he'd fail. It's far too risky that he'd take a bullet too. Winning keeps everyone employed (usually). But it is helpful to have a fall guy if things do go south.
  9. I believe Bruce must have thought Scot wasn't that good of a GM. He was probably watching teams plow through our porous run defense last year and thinking "I gave up control to this guy, he has major personal problems, and I'm not seeing the upside benefit." He also was probably tired of the Brewer articles, one of which implicated he as being controlling, and Dan as "fickle." Imagine if you went to the local paper with this info. about your employer, and they knew it was you. How would they like it? Unique industry, but it doesn't change the emotions. If Snyder declared himself the GM, would he be getting the benefit of the doubt on last year's defensive personnel? I think there's more to it than that, but it obviously wasn't working.
  10. The Official 2017 Offseason Twitter Thread

    Chris Russell @Russellmania621 https://www.dchotread.com/2017/02/25/gruden-growing-in-power