KDawg

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  1. Well, here we are. Day after. Thoughts? -Rob Kelley being the power back when Adrian Peterson and Samaje Perine are on the roster is a mistake. -The read option is not a great use of Alex Smith. -Tony Bergstrom coming in at center when Scherff went down was a terrible plan. Roullier is a better center than guard and by moving him to guard and putting Bergstrom in we weakened ourselves in two places instead of one. That A-Gap was unprotected all afternoon. -Checkdown Alex came to play. I like Smith. I think he fits the Skins. But some of the check downs were on him and some were on Gruden. Have to throw the ball down the field. -Kerrigan has been invisible through two games. Makes me a touch nervous. -Ion is a bonafide stud. Just destroys people inside. Allen and Payne were spotty but okay. -I thought all in all the DBs played well. Really impressed by Dunbar and Swearinger so far this season. -Our wide receivers are MIA. But I'd like to see Vernon Davis more involved in the offense. There's only so many footballs to go around, but Davis and Reed need to be getting some of them. -The Colts defensive line is fast and athletic. -Injuries are starting to become a major concern for Trent Williams. Starting this offseason the Skins may want to look at finding a replacement. Not necessarily for next season, but if a LT prospect falls to them in the draft that they really like it's time to pull the trigger and figure out the configuration of the line after. 71 is a stud and probably my favorite current Skin just due to his longevity and how he's stuck it out. But these injuries are piling up quick for the big fella.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Colts

    Gruden saying that they were too focused on the deep game makes a lot of sense. Smith was checking down because the Colts were over the top of the receivers running deeper routes. They were able to stay over the top and not "cheat" because we couldn't move the ball on the ground. Gruden wasn't calling plays to get short gains, we were settling for the check downs. Gruden's scheme excels on getting guys open. But if he isn't calling the plays to do it we're merely settling for short stuff. Smith is checkdown prone as is. When the deep ball is schemed and not open he's going to do nothing but check down. The Skins coaching staff needs to be better next week. The players need to execute a bit better. Bergstrom needs to not play center. Moving both Roullier and Bergstrom was one of the biggest mistakes of the game. Bergstrom is that bad in my opinion. Line needs to get healthy. Otherwise its going to be a repeat of last season. Trent is getting old and a bit injury prone. Scherff is beat up. Moses is beat up.
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    No? 27-21 BUCS and Bucs ball...
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    The coaches need to take a long hard look at what they did today. Smith checked down entirely too much, even though that's his reputation it was much more prevalent today than I've ever seen it. Lots to fix.
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    That was absolutely pathetic for a playcall. Game is not out of reach, but its certainly not pretty.
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    This team is horrible. How dare they knock a pass down at the LoS and get a pick?
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    Because they stopped us on a few drives? C'mon, guys, relax. It's not like we're the Bills. This is a close game and games in the NFL are often like this.
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    Yes, he already has more receptions than Pryor last year lol
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    Second criticism: Read option / quick pitch plays on 1 yard situations shouldn't ever happen. I actually disliked that drive far more than the first one. 1) Rob Kelley running short yardage 2) Read option in the NFL is stupid and a great way to get your QB killed, so D's know the QB is likely getting rid of the ball. 3) quick pitch on 3rd and 1. Why is Perine inactive if you're not using AP there?
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    First criticism of the day... short yardage situation... Rob Kelley shouldn't be carrying the ball.
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    Okay since apparently we as a forum fan base only judge things based on the last action... OUR DEFENSE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. 😂
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    You guys are all so dramatic 😂
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    Game Day Thread- Colts at Redskins

    Not a great start. But way too early to be worried.
  14. I like the idea of a thread started the next day after a game so we can all get our thoughts together with some reflection and throw some observations out there. -In the draft thread, I preached the value of a versatile FB. I was also pretty down on Kelley making the team. Seeing Kelley play FB made me like keeping him much, much, much more. That added value is tremendous. We'll see how good he does at it, but I liked that twist. -Alex Smith feels different than Cousins. No, I'm not crapping on Cousins. Just the way he manages the game and his quick decisions are refreshing. I didn't find myself holding my breath every drop back. it could be purely placebo, but it is a true feeling. I also love how he hits the receivers on the run when available. -Peterson looked very good Ran like a battering ram. Needs to protect the ball in the situation he lost it... Up big, no need for heroics. But he knows that. -Thompson is a stud. -Jordan Reed when healthy is such a boon to the offense. -Zach Brown is quick, and the secondary broke on everything. Part of that is the Cardinals not threatening the Skins with anything deep. But Norman and Dunbar were breaking on everything. Swearinger is aggressive... -Defensive line: YES SIR. They clogged up lanes very well. They had a few key spots where they lost the battle and the Cardinals made head way in those spots. But no one wins every play. -Offensive line: YES, YES SIR! They looked fantastic. Roullier is such an upgrade at center. On the one Alex Smith sack with double A-Gap pressure it looked like Scherff and Roullier weren't on the same page. That's going to happen from time to time. But those mistakes were few and far between.
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    Next Day Thoughts: Redskins vs. Cardinals

    Why do RPOs have to be available in every situation? Under center has it's list of advantages as well. Playaction is much more effective under center than in gun. The QB turns his back to hand off, which means the linebackers can't cheat by eyeing the football on action. It also means the back can conceal the back for a split second longer and give the receivers a chance for separation. Under center also lets the RB get downhill fast. A running back doesn't have to be utilized in every situation. Perine can function out of the gun and run downhill hard. He looked much improved in preseason. We may see less of AP if they want to exploit the RPO stuff. It's beneficial because then AP can get less wear on the tires. The Skins may also say, "don't care, we're going to run the ball down their throats". Versatility is the name of the game in 2018. The truth is he's never been as bad as people here have said. I've pointed that out many times. He's not the best LG in the league. But he's a good option. Especially considering cost/ability ratios.
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    Next Day Thoughts: Redskins vs. Cardinals

    He came in to fullback for at least one play that I know of.
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    Next Day Thoughts: Redskins vs. Cardinals

    I don't think AP needs to get comfortable out of the gun... why try to fit a square peg into a round hole? We have backs that can go out of the gun... Perine, Kelley and Thompson can all play out of the gun. Using AP mostly under center gives the offense an entirely different look. Now teams have to prep for gun/under center work. Part of the beauty of the current offense is that it utilizes players where they fit versus where we want them to fit. Let's not be crazy with a decade + pro and try to change his game. Downhill is his game. Let him do it.
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    Next Day Thoughts: Redskins vs. Cardinals

    Are you looking at this in terms of face value? Because if it's just face value I'd tend to agree with you. But if you're using context, clock control, game control, situational awareness, conversion rates, risk factor, etc... then I can't. We did beat the Raiders and looked good doing it. We were healthy. But it wasn't quite the same. This past Sunday the Skins were just in control. From start to finish. There weren't really any lulls. Just straight forward control. In years past I've personally had this feeling that the game could collapse at any time. It just wasn't there. The Skins were truly dominant. I don't think Arizona is going to be great, so the win and dominance has to be taken in context. But the way the team plays has an assertive feel to it, which is a significant change to burst plays.
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    Next Day Thoughts: Redskins vs. Cardinals

    No one is saying otherwise, though. But it's clear this is a good football team. How good? Who knows. Could be 7-9, 8-8 good. Meaning we had the ability just didn't get it done. Skins teams in the recent past don't do what this team did Sunday.
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    Next Day Thoughts: Redskins vs. Cardinals

    Not to change the topic, and I really want to de-rail this into a Cousins vs. Smith debate... BUT: I honestly think Cousins fits Minnesota better than he fit Washington. I think Smith fits Washington much better than Cousins did. I really think this may be one of those situations where everyone wins.
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    Next Day Thoughts: Redskins vs. Cardinals

    I don't think the Cards can really take much away from this game. New head coach, new QB and all. But I will say, if they don't try to take the top off the D more often I don't see them being very efficient offensively. Teams can play extremely aggressive on short routes and the run and they have no where to go. If they're not taking shots because they don't think Bradford can then they need to go with Rosen. If they aren't taking shots because they don't want to, they need to start. Johnson isn't effective in the least with the box clogged (no one is). They also got some tough breaks on calls, so their D was a little distracted.
  22. Disagree, but not wholly. Thompson is extremely vital to the team's success. But the offensive and defensive lines are much more important. And the Skins dominated the LOS yesterday.
  23. Well, not sure if that was tongue in cheek to the masses or me... but I've not once advocated firing him.
  24. Folks, this is a good football team. No predictions... nothing like that. But this is a team that win or lose it's going to be worth watching.
  25. Not a bad start. Got some kinks but they haven't played together live very much yet.