MartinC

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About MartinC

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    Since 1982
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    Joe Theismann
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    Phoenix Arizona
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    watching sports, reading (mainly history) and crowd control of my 3 kids
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    VP of Sales for Safari Books Online a digital library business giving access to an online technical and business library

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  1. MartinC

    Who are the 2018-19 Redskins?

    Joe adjusted to the talent he had. The later teams were a lot more pass focused than the earlier teams - he had Monk, Clark and Sanders and he was one of the very first coaches to use 3 WRs in his base formation. With Schroeder, Williams and Rypien he had QBs who were excellent deep ball throwers. He accommodated that. His early teams were run focused. Two TEs, single back, big (for the time) Oโ€™Line, John Riggins. Early teams were very balanced on play calling we were pretty much 50/50 run pass. But we ran to set up the pass. The deep passes were set up by the run and play action. Down town Charlie Brown earned that nickname name for a reason.
  2. MartinC

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Panthers

    Lee has missed the last 3 games with a hamstring injury. Think he is probably back against us but might be on a pitch count.
  3. MartinC

    Does Doctson even care?

    If it was the play down by the goalline that was by design ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a run action to the opposite side of the formation and the receiver acts like he's just not involved. Your hoping the corner drifts off him towards the run action. When the QB completes the fake the receiver runs a corner route. We have run that a few times including last season. Its worked a couple of times. Not so much on Sunday.
  4. MartinC

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Panthers

    I mean they ARE better. Like much better. Not sure that is the difference in the game but it's a clear edge to us.
  5. MartinC

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Panthers

    I will take Crowder and Beasley as pretty much a wash. Reed and Davis are MUCH better than anything they have at TE and Richardson is better than any other receiver they have. Elliott IS their offense (and Dak when he gets outside the pocket or uses his legs on read option). I would scheme to take him away and almost dare them to beat us with other players. If we can pass protect we will beat them. If.
  6. MartinC

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Panthers

    Which will be exactly the same game plan we use against them. Stop Elliott, keep Dak in the pocket and challenge him to beat us with his arm not his legs. Believe it or not we have better weapons at the skill positions than they do - their leading receiver by far is Beasley.
  7. MartinC

    Does Doctson even care?

    My respect for Doctson actually went up this weekend. He was clearly way below 100% - he was limping between snaps and on the sideline. But he toughed it out and although he only had 3 catches for not many yards they were tough contested catches he had to fight for. This does not mean I can see him becoming the next Art Monk - but at least it showed me he has heart.
  8. MartinC

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Panthers

    I will take what Mark Rypien did from 89 to 91 over any 3 years you wish to choose from Cousins. 2 Pro Bowls and one Super Bowl MVP. Looking at passing yards and completion percentages is as meaningless as wins and losses - different eras, systems and play calling. Ryp might be the best deep ball thrower I have seen in a Redskins uniform.
  9. MartinC

    Who are the 2018-19 Redskins?

    100%. Joey T had a better arm than many give him credit for but he was much better at short and intermediate throws. I vividly recall the change in 86 when Jay Schroeder had his first full season that we suddenly changed into a big play pass offense that threw lots of shot plays. This is getting into the weeds a bit but Jay only completed 51% of his passes in 86. He had a really big average per completion number but his yards per attempt was actually quite a bit lower than Joey T had delivered up the 85 season. Joey T was a 60% passer back when that was not that common.
  10. MartinC

    Redskins vs cowboys for First Place in The NFC East

    I get it and agree with you here. But it kind of makes my point that no one is frightened by our receivers - they are adjusting coverages to take away Reed and CT (when he plays) much more than Richardson and Doctson. If we are going to end the year with a winning record we are going to have to make teams pay for that approach at some point. I actually thought Doctson did pretty well Sunday. Although his production was not good the ctaches he made were tough contested catches. And he was clearly way less than 100% but toughed it out. When Doctson does run that fly route with single coverage it would be nice of Smith threw the ball inbounds to give him a chance rather than 10 feet out of bounds.
  11. MartinC

    Who are the 2018-19 Redskins?

    Part of Gibbs genius was he adjusted to what he had. After Joe he had QBs that were much better at throwing the deep ball than the short and intermediate timing stuff - so he changed his approach to accommodate. He made big changes to his passing game and approach to run/pass balance early in 81 after the poor start when he realised trying to make Joey T into Dan Fouts was not going well.
  12. MartinC

    Redskins vs cowboys for First Place in The NFC East

    Just barely ๐Ÿ™‚ DAvis ran right down the hash and drifted outside to tack the ball in the end zone. I do agree with you about lining Reed for sure outside more. It makes the defense declare coverage if nothing else.
  13. MartinC

    Redskins vs cowboys for First Place in The NFC East

    Doctson and Richardson had a combined 6 catches for 51 yards. Harris 3 catches for a total of 13 yards. Our pass offense runs through Reed and Davis still plus CT if he is back.
  14. MartinC

    Who are the 2018-19 Redskins?

    You would have hated watching most of Joe Gibbs teams then. We typically got out ahead and then pounded teams into the dust in the second half. We famously ran the exact same running play (50 gut) right at Randy White 9 to 11 straight times (the quotes vary!) in one game killing the clock late in a game against Dallas. Unless you liked winning games and Championships that is. That WAS fun. Not that I think this team is close to as good as those Joe Gibbs teams. But the blueprint is the same - if we get ahead we are good. We have an identity. Run it, control the clock, conservative passing game to keep us ahead of the sticks and use some play action for the odd shot play. Play complimentary football with a defense that does not give up many big plays. All good. But if we get behind ... not so good. Most of the Joe Gibbs teams were the same (we just did not get behind very often).
  15. MartinC

    Redskins vs cowboys for First Place in The NFC East

    Very true. I did say 'should'.