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About ThomasRoane

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  1. For those who think there is a contradiction between Kirk the QB and Kirk the Christian perhaps a little scriptural enlightenment will help. In Matthew 10:16 the Lord tell His people to be as shrewd as serpents and gentle as doves. To be wise in all matters but also remain humble. Kirk was being shrewd in negotiations in not settling for a deal that really restricted his future earning power. Being a devout Christian and the son of a Pastor I'm sure that he gives his 10% to his church; lucky Church! Then we know how devoted he is to the IJM ministry to stop human trafficking and exploitation. So, the more he earns the more that he can give while also setting up his family for the future. Kirk has also seen first hand how ruthless and underhanded this front office and ownership can be. So now he has the ability to bring those issues to light (thru his reluctance to even make a counter offer). Future Redskin's players and coaches should be thankful. There is a long line of people who have left this franchise bloody and beaten under this owner. Kirk was being gentle in how he responded to an obvious attempt to smear his character. He wasn't going to take the bait and stoop to Bruce Allen's level. He treated every allegation with utter class and showed how much he cared for his team. He remained true to his convictions while at the same time repaying good for evil (defending Bruce). I remember speaking with Joe Gibbs once about Christian players. He said that they were often the most competitive and aggressive players on the field and that's why he liked coaching them. Because they know that the Lord sees everything. They can't afford to take breaks or get comfortable. The Lord doesn't demand the impossible. But He does demand that you use all the gifts and abilities He has given to their fullest. So for me, not just because I'm a Christian, Kirk's faith is a huge asset as a franchise QB. He'll be there week to week. Working as hard as he can to improve on the previous week. He'll never be satisfied until he retires. I can root for #8 without any reservation.
  2. And it makes you wonder if Chick Hernandez was right after all. That Kirk would not sign as long as Bruce Allen is part of the organization. At the time it was said I was thinking it didn't sound like Kirk. But I'm beginning to believe that Kirk and his agent have had enough of Bruce's disrespect and dirty tricks.
  3. That's what's so frustrating about this whole debacle. I'm not at all impressed with what Bruce has done for this franchise since he came on board. He has allowed or enabled so many costly mistakes but he has so much in common with the owner that he has managed to actually get himself promoted for incompetence. I loved his dad but let's be real. The Allen's had nothing to do with the three Lombardi's in the trophy case. We don't owe that family a darn thing. If this were another franchise BA would have been fired. However, our owner (being a piss poor leader himself) likes his style so we are stuck with him. The only hope is that fans will rebel (financially) and force DS to make a change. My approach will be like Cousin's. I'm in a wait and see mode as far as supporting the team with my $.
  4. Potentially having 5 - 6 new starters on the defense speaks far louder than Party's words. And the coaching staff was largely overhauled. I've never watched a defense before and dreaded that we had the other team in third and long. Cause you just knew we were going to let the offense convert. The 2016 defense was putrid. Arguing otherwise is really just an underhanded shot at Kirk Cousins.
  5. After watching an offense that can easily put up over 350 yards worth of offense the last two years do you really want to go back to watching a serviceable offense that struggles to score more than 20 each week? Even if you do get some new kid to groom. By the time he's ready you will most likely have to replace quite a few players; most likely Trent Williams and Jordan Reed.
  6. There's no way you can say that right now. Even after the college season is over, combines and pro days completed you won't be sure that this is the case. Until you see a rookie produce every week vs NFL defenses and gameplans then you really don't have a clue. Most times, it's the 3rd year before you actually know what you have. So, Redskin's fans would be foolish to pin their hopes on some kid in 2018.
  7. Middle of the pack? I hope you rethink that. Because the stats and experts have him firmly in the top of the league. Otherwise, your opinion will certainly lose its weight here.
  8. An addendum to a very astute observation: You are (for the second year in a row) taking away Kirk's ability to be the leader of this team. A player on a one year deal does not have the clout to be the team leader. That player can be respected, but you can't really call a guy that ownership won't commit to a true team leader. And contrary to Jeff George's opinion, leadership IS NOT overrated.
  9. Yeah, my bad. Darnell is a kid I coached. They all blend together after 30 years of coaching. One day you'll suffer from the same illness too. Old age!
  10. Darnell (Edit: Darnold - Thx Cooleyfan)? Yeah...cause those USC QB's man!!! Leinart, Sanchez, Barkley....
  11. That is the point that has myself and so many other friends that don't even post here (but they are numerous) flabbergasted about this contract situation! If Kirk isn't locked up by Monday then I know a lot of those same fans who will not be going to games nor will they be buying any Redskin's merchandise. The Carr deal has been done and is the template. The Raiders did the heavy lifting. So for the Redskins it's not that dang hard! Work off the Carr deal and get this thing done already! Because a future without a QB that can function in an NFL offense leaves me nauseated.
  12. I doubt seriously it matters at all. Ryp lost an Offensive Genius and one of the best Head Coaches in the history of the game. The salary cap started the year after I think which weakened the talent. You could argue that Ryp was the perfect Gibbs QB. Kirk has put up some big games under two coaches in Shanny and Gruden. Even though both evolved from the west coast system Shanny's is more run and play action while Gruden is more of a let's take what they give us kind of coach. Shanny's teams were generally smaller and quicker while Gruden prefers the big uglies. So, Ryp and Kirk are really apples and oranges in comparison.
  13. Not fair to blame Kirk for Bruce+Dan's lack of common sense and foresight that even competent QB's are a pricey and a necessary evil in today's pass happy NFL.
  14. And it's not really drama. There are no surprises. Either the Redskins make a viable offer or they don't. Stress would be a better word because after the Carr contract we pretty much know what the numbers to sign Kirk will have to approach. Slightly less or slightly more than Carr's deal.
  15. Adding to your points, no one who has any insecurity whatsoever signs back to back franchise tags and bets on himself to exceed expectations. A player who is scared to show what he can do and decides not to play at all under the tag could be called a "little girl" but not a player who courageously accepts the challenge from a front office that he knew did not believe in him.