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  1. This one isn't quite sitting right with me. I'll start with something I rarely do... I strongly feel that the refs took the game out of the player's hands. The roughing call on Preston Smith was questionable, but understandable given the current landscape in the NFL. So I can't get too upset with that. But the Norman PI and the lack of a PI call on Doctson changed the game. I struggle blaming the refs completely, because the team missed several opportunities to win the game, but this is a game where the refs certainly didn't help. Pros: -McCoy came in and looked good. He is a good fit for this offense. I said before we acquired Smith this offseason that I really liked Alex, but I was completely comfortable with Colt. Mentioned it a few weeks back in a QB that shall not be named and Alex Smith debate that McCoy might be the perfect mix of the two for this season due to his grasp of the offense and his play style. I still believe that. There will be more in the cons section, though. -Adrian Peterson. -Forced defense turnovers and opportunistic plays. -Tress Way. Cons: -Clock management on that 63 yard field goal attempt. I feel like the Skins could have gotten 7-8 more yards and gotten out of bounds and set that kick up much better for success. -Alex Smith's injury. Regardless on where you are in the debate on him, this injury is not great for team morale on an already banged up team. I think the team likes and responds to Colt. My biggest concern right now is the backup spot. The names we're bringing in scare me and I have John Beck dreams dancing in my head. -Mason Foster in pursuit on outside flow. Bad angles and slow. All in all there wasn't alot to be overly concerned with as far as actual play is concerned. The Smith/Reed miscommunication on the pick six not considered. But there wasn't a ton of encouraging play, either. I hope they turn around and get ready for Dallas. This is a huge game coming up.
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    The Offensive Line Thread

    So... Let's talk OL. The way I see it... there's not a single position on the offensive line that couldn't use an upgrade. Now, there are more than one way to skin a cat and some positions that are relatively set, but let me run it down a bit. LT: Trent Williams is still going strong. But injuries are starting to slow him a bit. The left tackle position is one that we need to make sure we take care of moving forward. If Trent turns a corner with injuries we're still okay here, but if he is slowing down due to age/set backs, I'd like to see him kick inside to LG. LG: Lauvao is no where near as bad as people say he is. But he's not in there. Roullier is. Roullier is okay. But I prefer him at center. The double switch that let Bergstrom come in at C and moved Roullier to LG drove me absolutely batty. Why change two positions on a unit when you can just change one? And if you're going to change two because you're nervous about the backup LG, why not put your five best linemen on the field? In this case some combo of Williams, Nsheke, Roullier, Scherff and Moses. C- Roullier has been an improvement there. RG: Scherff is good, but I'm not sure he's this top of the game RG some have made him out to be. That said, I think he is the strongest and the biggest piece of the OL corps moving forward given Trent's age. He should be kept at RG for awhile. RT: Moses is big time slowed by injuries and he's hit and miss. When he's on, he's on. When he's off, he's off. Having given a very brief synopsis, I want to say that I am a firm believer in building the OL/DL/Pass Rush/QB and Absolute Studs in the first round of the draft. I don't think there's a whole heck of a lot else that should be drafted early aside from some can't miss prospect ala Sean Taylor, Ed Reed, Adrian Peterson, etc. But this line is very much underperforming. And a lot of it, despite my earlier take that Trent is slowing, is from the LG > C > RG areas. I'm fairly certain the Lauvao injury is hurting us more than most here would care to admit. But it's also exposing the fact that we need some help across the line. I don't think these guys are a bad group at all. Although I'm no fan of Bergstrom. But we could definitely use an upgrade or two up front. And that could be Lauvao. He probably won't be here long, has been hurt a bunch and his absence seems to hurt the team quite a bit with chemistry given the line's performance this past week. So LG needs to be a priority. In some fashion. Williams is an option if a stud LT is available. I don't want to make it sound like I'm totally down on the line. I'm not. The entire team played bad against NO. But our line has to start playing like the unit they're touted to be if we're going to beat these elite teams moving forward.
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    The Offensive Line Thread

    Saw it coming from a mile away.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Texans

    On TV it DID look like it hit the crossbar. I jumped out of my seat when it happened thinking it was going to bounce in. But then I realized the refs had already started their no good motion and that the ball bounced too far after contact for it to have hit the crossbar. But man did it look like it. Made for some unrealistic excitement.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Texans

    I don't think it did. I think the camera angle made it looks that way... but in reality it hit in the middle of the end zone.
  6. Cousins is who he has always been. Tony Romo. We've had multiple posters make that comparison and its no different with the Vikings. And being Tony Romo is pretty darn good. But he needs to find a way to get over the big moment mistake bug that he seems to have attached to his soul.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Texans

    Which they actually did get the PI. Just not the call.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Texans

    That works for me. Although the PI there should have been called and netted us those yards anyways. But with the clock where it was, the ball where it was, and the kicker the way he is... I don't think the pass to Doctson was a great decision.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Texans

    I agree with ya about the 4th and 10 part. But I think we spiked a time or two (can't remember) that we didn't need to and could have rushed to the LOS and got a play off. My position is more that we should have been on 3rd down there. But the OP clearly doesn't read like that. Good catch.
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    Starting QB 2019???

    2019 is not the year you draft a QB, in my opinion. You hold out for 2020 if you can. Id go into 2019 with McCoy and a young veteran (CJ, Mullens, etc) that could compete for a job. Maybe a flyer on a mid round QB. If we luck out and get a gem, awesome. If not we do what we can in the 2020 draft to acquire the best QB we can.
  11. Check my posts. I never complain about officials. But they lost this game. Phantom hold on Norman and Doctson got physically abused. I believe it was the same side judge.
  12. That was the worst call I’ve ever seen
  13. Colt is such a good fit for this offense. I was on record saying I really liked Smith prior to us acquiring him, but I’d be comfortable with Colt. Mentioned it a few weeks back that I think Colt May be a better fit to our offense than our previous QB and the one who has started every game for us so far this season. Not because I think he’s necessarily better. But because he knows the offense, gets the ball out and takes some risks. And Gruden trusts him. Hope this keeps up
  14. I’m not shocked Gruden is opening it up. McCoy KNOWS this offense like the back of his hand.
  15. I said awhile back that Colt May be the perfect mix of QB between Cousins and Smith (I mentioned Cousins name, but please don’t make this comment about him, I’m just making a point). Aggressive yet still a bit safe with an arm similar to Smith. Not going to make too much of the TD pass right now. But I think he fits us right now, especially considering he knows the offense. We’ll see if I was correct.
  16. Gonna find out if McCoy, who isn’t safe with the ball, can lead the team forward with a bit more risk and less ball security.
  17. Smith is done for the season. His ankle snapped.
  18. Can’t tell if it hit the ground. My realism says it did. But there is nothing confirming that. I’d say the replay should say Skins ball on an interception. But I have a feeling they’re going to say Texans ball on incomplete pass and ignore the pick.
  19. Truth is he may be right but there’s no way to know unless we know the call. So we’ll be in the dark there. We do know one of the two screwed up bad though.
  20. I disagree with Cooley. Inside the red zone it’s more typical to see receivers run mostly called routes. So the question is: was that an option route or did Reed make a read that’s supposed to be made basically anywhere on the field besides the red zone?
  21. So first half thoughts: Pass catchers didn’t help Smith early. Balls dropped that were directly in their hands. Smith didnt help Smith late. Alex, if you throw picks you’re not doing the one thing that you’ve been doing for the team that has contributed to the 6-3 start. So there’s two choices: play safe or really take risks down field and stop with the paddy cake. other observations: we really have no deep threats. Not enough Bibbs for my liking. OL has mostly been okay. Have to tighten up against the run.
  22. Man, you sure do know a lot about what I’m thinking. What am I thinking right now?
  23. I really haven’t seen it. People keep saying I’m ignoring things/not acknowledging them but I’m over here thinking there’s a lot of people reading wayyyyy too far into things *shrug*
  24. Speaking for myself... I haven’t done any of those things.