Diehard Otis

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  1. 2018 Season Injury News

    Matt's injury scared me so bad I almost ruined my diaper! That's the one I'm most worried about, because it looked potentially serious on The Field.
  2. 2018 Season Injury News

    Let's hope not! But obviously, what's the news on Guice & Ionnaidis? Guice seems to be (and said he was) okay, but I'm holding my breath about Ionnaidis[sp]. *fingers crossed*
  3. I see a comedy of errors coming in Short Yardage/Goal Line scenarios. Particularly in tight ballgames. Has the iconic Goal Line collision between the Ballcarrier and Defender been outlawed? If so, our game has been compromised.
  4. WoW, great topic @Califan007! I also echo the sentiments regarding Trent Williams and Ryan Kerrigan. Those men are warriors...luv 'em! BUUUUT I'll go in a different direction: I would be really happy for Quinton Dunbar. And I would be genuinely happy for him. But I'd also be proud of him. He was converted to Corner in The NFL. No small thing. And he was thrown to the fire (sort of) and proved he could handle it. And he not only stuck, but worked himself into being a Starting Caliber NFL Cornerback, essentially from nowhere. I like him, but I love what he represents for us; it's the new Washington Redskins. We draft and develop our own & whup your ass with 'em.
  5. Old School What-ifs

    Okay, fine. Yes, there's a bit of conjecture on my part (I'll own up to that), but Schottenheimer's resume was impeccable. Cleveland, Kansas City, & San Diego are became Super Bowl Caliber Teams during his tenure(s). We all know his failing was Winning in The Playoffs, but he built Conference Powerhouses - no doubt about that. But here he wasn't given a fair shake (1 season?). That is my biggest gripe with Synder to this day. And yes, he was dropped for a College Coach - that's not hyperbole.
  6. Old School What-ifs

    It begins and ends here for me. I still have difficulty accepting that a Hall of Fame Caliber Coach (in my opinion) fell right into our laps & was run outta town for a shiny new toy. Yeah, I know Marty came to town and pissed off a lotta the wrong people--and humiliated Darrell Green--but the man was a PROVEN Winner. All he did was build Super Bowl Caliber Teams. He did that at every stop except DC because we dropped him for a College Coach. A College Coach. That one's tough to swallow.
  7. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    A homeboy I used to work with made this point to me a couple'a years back. In fact, he takes things a step further and blames The Players for negotiating a bad collective bargaining deal - because the rules of engagement involve fewer contact practices. His reasoning (in a nutshell) is because Players' bodies aren't properly toughened during Training Camp (and practices in general), we are seeing a higher volume of injuries as a result. And due to the limited contact, this incoming generation of NFL Players are "softer". I don't know if I agree with all of his position, but it's some original thinking - and from my view, he's got a point. (Ryan: these props are for you!) That's the long-winded way of saying I agree with you @B.A.M.F..
  8. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    That's an approach I can live with frankly. Better safe than sorry, eh? Wise words indeed. I guess I owe ya a soda for talking me down off the ledge. (bear with me...still getting used to actual Football News & not Offseason stuff)
  9. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    That Payne news REALLY blows me. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it's not a serious injury. But of course we all want a smooth transition for our #1 pick. Dammit!!
  10. Where on the curve are the Gruden Redskins?

    I agree. No more excuses. The Goal is pretty straightforward: stay healthy & kick ass! If that occurs like we expect, I think we'll be pleased with the upcoming Season.
  11. This is what I want from Derrius Guice. I want him to... - protect The Football - consistently turn 1st & 10 into 2nd & 6. - never be tackled by the initial Defender - turn 3rd & 3 into a Rushing Down - turn Goal to Go inside the 5 into 6 Points - kill off the clock and/or games inside of 8:00 in the 4th Quarter - be at least as effective as Alfred Morris was against Divisional Foes If he can do those things, the numbers don't matter. The Redskins could very well be playing January Football behind that.
  12. Where on the curve are the Gruden Redskins?

    @thesubmittedone To answer my own query, here's what I got off the top of my head: Trent Williams - Elite Player Zach Brown - if not a Top 10 Talent, a difference making Linebacker Brandon Scherf - Elite Player Ryan Kerrigan - a consistent Pro Bowl Talent. A difference maker Jordan Reed - Top 10 Talent Josh Norman - a difference maker. A Pro Bowl Talent Chris Thompson - Elite 3rd Down Back Alex Smith - an established Leader/Winner. I consider him a difference maker I left out all of our young players because it's too early to tell. Montae Nicholson could be a monster! So could Guice, or Preston Smith (or even Josh Doctson). As I see it, the talent is there. And yes, I have expectations of success this year.
  13. Where on the curve are the Gruden Redskins?

    Thank you kindly TSO. That's mighty high praise coming from you. You are right about the Org support - and I gotta believe that The Front Office is squarely in Jay's corner. But we all know this is a "prove it!" year. In that regard, I believe that the pieces have come together nicely (again: with the caveat that we will all know how good this Team is this year: no more excuses out of anyone). And the fruits of this Team Building are now ripe. I'm excited! ------------------------------------------------- With regards to the Brewer piece, he has given me much to ruminate upon. In particular, I found this statement illuminating: That's some very interesting food for thought. Honestly, I would quibble with that statement. In my eyes, we are now STRONG on The Line of Scrimmage. On both Sides of The Ball. That's a strength(!), is it not? The Tight Ends group looks spectacular (on paper). But more than that, we can cut teams into ribbons with our Passing Game in The Seams. Consider Jamison Crowder, Chris Thompson, AND Reed & Vernon Davis. Who matches up well with that? Add Guice to the mix (assuming he is effective Between The Tackles) and that's a murderous Play Action Passing Attack. And call me crazy, but I think The Redskins will have a strong Pass Defense too. But I'm a Homer, so I see strengths. Lastly, on the Personnel Point, whom would you consider our 6 or 8 best Players? And of those 8 let's say, how many of them would you consider Top 10 talents at their respective positions? My point is I don't see a bare cupboard. Surprise surprise, but I agree with Coach: we got a damn good Team. And I expect a successful season. The straightaway is there for the taking.
  14. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    Yes. I know it wasn't just my heart that skipped a beat when I read that. Here's to a strong Training Camp! [Hoists soda can]
  15. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    Just imagine if our personnel is good enough to control the Line of Scrimmage against 3 out of every 4 Opponents. Ooooooh, the possibilities.