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  1. samy316

    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    I don't think you can call this fanbase garbage, just smarter, and more unwilling to put up with a crap product, crap front office, and ultimately the worst owner in sports Dan Snyder. Until those things change, expect more of this to continue. I know about 10 people in total that used to be season ticket holders, but cancelled within the last 3 years. If you have the one of the worst stadiums in the league, the highest parking/food and the team wins less than half of the time AT HOME, you've got big issues. Another poster just made this point, but it makes total sense. You can get away with all of this if this were Buffalo or Cleveland, because those cities are not world class cities. There's nothing to do on Sundays but go to the game, or watch on TV. Here in DC, this is a world class city, with an abundance of activities to take your mind off of sports. It doesn't help either that the other sport teams in town are all better run, and have actual stars to attract fans to the stadium/arena. Ask yourself this, who the hell can the Redskins market to get casual fans out to crappy Fed-Ex? We have quite possibly the most boring, faceless team in the league. Who are our stars to market? We don't have a marketable QB, WR, or a marketable secondary. Are we really going to market a 33 year old Adrian Peterson? I love the guy and am really glad we signed him, but we're definitely behind the eight ball when it comes to marketing. You brought up Cleveland & Buffalo, but at least those organizations have better front office management, ownership and something the Redskins lack: Hope. Both those franchises drafted franchise QB's that their fans can get behind and root for. What did we do when our previous QB left? We signed Alex Smith. I rest my case. We don't currently have a reason for fans to attend games right now. What's the point? Why pay lots of money to watch them probably lose, when we can watch the team lose from the comfort of our own home or our local bar.
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    Redskins vs cowboys for First Place in The NFC East

    Quick note about this game, it will air on CBS next week, NOT FOX as it normally does. We have the “pleasure” of hearing Tony Romo call one of our games for the first time.
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    Redskins vs Panthers Prediction Thread: Here We Go Again

    I disagree completely. They SHOULD be in meltdown mode if they lose the next two games. This team arrogantly thought that trading for Alex Smith, but not getting him any damn weapons would be sufficient enough to take this team to the playoffs this season. Redskins brass is the one who harped on this being a playoffs or bust season. Gruden & Allen know damn well that competing hard but losing close games is simply NOT good enough this season. The panic level should be extremely high right now within the roster, but especially for the coaches and management. They don’t get a pass anymore. This a win now, or else season. The fan base is not going to accept mediocre results anymore. You see that with the embarrassing and dwindling crowds at Fed-Ex. I, along with other fans are in a prove it stage now with this team. So far, they’ve done nothing but disappoint. My prediction for Sunday is a win, only because this team is incapable of sustained success or failure, making them the true definition of mediocrity. They will win this week, but lose to Dallas the following week, because that’s just how they roll: Panthers 20 Redskins 26
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    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    Sorry man, but I have to disagree. Sean McVay already looks like the next Bill Walsh, and we let him walk right through the door. I agree with VOR, we've seen enough of Gruden here for 5 years to determine that he simply is NOT a great coach, or even a good one. He's mediocrity personified. I commend him for upgrading us from lost in the wilderness to mediocre, but he's NOT the coach that's going to get you to the next level. If we had a front office that had vision, foresight and guts, we would've held onto McVay after the Giants game in 2016, and kicked Gruden to the curb. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I was watching the Colts game 2 weeks ago that Gruden will never be a top tier coach. Year 5, and we're STILL dealing with the same issues that have plagued this team since Year 1. We haven't progressed one iota, and in some ways, we're only a losing streak away from this whole thing coming apart fast. We might have to root for McVay to kill it, or for Cousins to get to/and or win a SB. for Dan to finally get a clue, and fire the Tampa connection for good.
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    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    I agree with a lot of what you said, but I have to disagree about the younger generation/front runner perception. The Caps have been consistently good for the last 10-12 years. They've always been a playoff team, but never broke through until this past year. I read a stat somewhere that the Caps missed the playoff their first 8 years of existence (1974-82). Since then, they've only missed the playoffs 6 times in the past 36 years. That's amazing consistency, The Nats were moved here to DC from Montreal in 2005, and they're a young franchise that already has multiple NL East Titles (4 since 2012). That's also consistent. The Redskins on the other hand since Dan Snyder took over in 1999, have made the playoffs only 4 times in the last 20 years, with 2 division titles to show for it. These younger generation Caps/Nats fans aren't bandwagoners, because the teams they've cheered have won consistently enough to earn multiple playoff trips. The only disappointment they've suffered is that the Caps/Nats never got to the conference championship in their respective sports, until the Caps broke through finally in 2018. The Redskins have a BIG problem, and a lot of it has to do with how they're viewed on the field and off the field. If you lose consistently, but aren't embarrassing when you do it, people hate the disappointment, but at least they're proud of their team at the end of the day. When you lose like the Redskins, PLUS are embarrassing off the field (FO, Owner, etc), then people will quickly start to lose hope.
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    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    That's where you're wrong buddy. This town has clearly moved past the Redskins, and now consider them irrelevant. If they were still relevant, you wouldn't have 40-50K show up at a stadium where the capacity is literally twice that amount. Look around you, dude. NO ONE is buying Redskins merch (No Redskins player has a jersey in the top 50 of jersey sales), Meanwhile Caps, Nats and even Wiz gear couldn't be more popular, and displayed everywhere you go in town. The Redskins have no one to blame but their damn selves for the position that they're in now. If you were arguing this case 2-3 years ago, you would be right, but now, it just looks and sounds sad. This team took the fan base for granted, and now they're paying for it in spades. Think about this for a second, do you know ANY Redskins fans younger than the age of 25? Most people in the 18-25 year old demographic have seen a losing franchise for their entire life. The past success means nothing to them. Their friends all probably root for the Steelers, Cowboys, Eagles, Giants, Packers, etc.
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    2018 Washington Nationals - Weak Cheese

    How do y’all feel about today possibly being Bryce Harper’s last home game at Nats Park? I know it’s a 4:05 start today, but I gotta imagine that the place will be packed and cheering Bryce on every at bat. It is kind of bittersweet for it to end like this, but I’m really interested to see how this whole thing plays out this offseason.
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    Pathetic crowds at home opener

    I disagree entirely. I feel great about the fan attendance this past Sunday. No bigger FU to Snyder, and the FO by displaying how you feel about this team. I watched as they destroyed the Cardinals a week ago, but I knew that the bottom would eventually drop out with this team (it always does). What Swearinger said about the Colts game after it concluded pretty much summed up what the Redskins are, and have been for the past 25 years: Complacent. How in the hell are these group of guys complacent before game 2 of 16 game season? This team wins 1 game, or a few games in a row, and all of a sudden they're ready to throw a parade, or give out stupid nicknames for doing their job. Hogs 2.0? Don't make me laugh. That performance by Hogs 2.0 would never of happened with the REAL Hogs. This team can't handle success. It starts from the front office, and on down. As long as they keep operating like everything is fine, then fans will see right through it, and not pay one dollar to step foot at Fed-Ex Field. Why would you waste a perfectly good Sunday going to a crappy stadium, paying obscene amounts of money for food, parking and concessions to watch a crappy product perform crappy? It's real simple, win or shut the **** up. No more excuses. No one wants to hear about any nicknames, or about how we're going to do this or that. Win, or nothing matters. The only thing that will get people to the stadium is if the product is worth going to. It hasn't been for 20 years, and they better shape up now, before they're getting L.A. Chargers like attendance or worse.
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    Booing - at the Stadium

    I feel sorry for the players that they had to hear the boos, but I think that when you perform the way they did this past Sunday for the home opener, it's very warranted. I think the booing was probably aimed more at the coaching staff, and definitely the front office. I think fans are fed up now to the point that those who DO go to games will voice their displeasure when a team effort like that is exhibited. I feel bad for Chris Thompson and the rookies, but I certainly DON"T feel bad for Josh Norman, the O-Line, or any of the receivers who heard the boos. They deserve it, and I don't feel the least bit sorry. I expect that as the season goes on, fans will be much more harsh to the team, and any lack of effort, or execution. This fan base has been getting the **** end of the stick at home games for 20+ years, so you certainly can't blame fans for wanting to express their frustrations in anyway that they can.
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    Was Letting DJax Leave via FA a Mistake???

    If you're going to let one of the best deep threats of all time walk out the door, you better have a damn good backup plan for how to compensate, and the Redskins were essentially caught with their pants down AGAIN. On the surface, letting both DeSean & Pierre go in place of potential might sound good on the surface for any other franchise with foresight and vision, but when you realize that it's the most inept, pathetic and challenged front office in sports making that decision, then it just makes no damn sense what so ever. We have NO deep threat on this team that terrorizes teams like Desean did, and you don't have a possession receiver like Pierre who will catch everything thrown his way, and block like hell for you when given the opportunity. We went essentially from one of the best WR Corps in the NFL to the very worst (Dallas might be worse by a hair) seemingly overnight. You can thank one particular asswipe for this too. I really hope the fan attendance fiasco has Snyder up at night, sweating and worrying about how he turned a once proud franchise into an absolute joke, and a wasteland.
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    Redskins receiving corp is beginning to shape up

    I thnk after yesterday, we no have no choice but to go after Josh Gordon, because we CANNOT continue to trot out these same receivers that we have this season for much longer. These guys SUCK. They can't get open, they can't catch the ball when given an opportunity, and they can't even block well when we call running plays (I'm looking at you, Doctson), which is disturbing to me. We're at Def-con 5 level at receiver, and I would argue that we have the worst corp in the NFL (next to the Cowboys). We HAVE to get a vet in soon, because we're not going to be in many games trotting out the same garbage week after week. The Colts gave the rest of the league the blueprint on how to defend the Skins offense. Put 8 or 9 in the box, and dare Alex to throw, while taking away the medium options. We better sign a vet, because we're ripe for the picking when play better defenses coming up shortly.
  12. Days like today are EXACTLY why the stadium was half-full at best. I don’t buy the 57,000 number that was put out officially. 25 years of mediocrity, and bad football, combined with stupid front office management and the WORST owner in sports will get you to this point. If Redskins management isn’t disturbed by what they saw today, then there truly is no hope.
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    Brand Decline

    Also, let’s be real here for a second, who the hell would want to go out of their way to watch Redskins-Cardinals if you’re a casual fan? That’s one of the LEAST attractive games on the schedule. The only game worse would probably be Bills-Ravens, or Titans-Dolphins in terms of snooze factor. I will say though, that we’ll get more national attention when we play the Packers, Saints, Falcons, (NFC East), etc.
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    Brand Decline

    I don’t think the lack of game coverage for Sunday’s game is due to brand dominance or lack there of. If you look at the 3 games on FOX at 4:25 this Sunday, it’s obvious that we’re the least attractive game of the 3. Dallas-Carolina is the anchor game because of the Cowboys, and Cam Newton, and Seahawks-Broncos is a more noteworthy game, because of Russell Wilson, and Von Miller. To be honest with you, why would our game be a marquee game? If you take the temperature of the National Media, and their expectations for both teams, they probably view us as mediocre-bad. If we were facing a better team, we would obviously get more coverage.
  15. You're exactly right. This team is mediocre, AND boring. That's a double sin if you think about it. We used to be a mediocre to bad team, but because we swung wildly at the plate so many times during free agency, we would get talked about a lot more on National TV/Radio shows. Today, we barely get talked about, and we're seen largely as an afterthought in the NFL. We're so boring and devoid of stars, that if I were a fan of another team living in any other region of the country, I would forget that the Skins are an NFL franchise sometimes. I have many friends and family that are fans of other teams that continually ask me what the Skins are doing, and do they "have any good players". This team is cursed for the moment with being non-descript AND lacking big name stars. If you're the Patriots, you can get away with having so many no-name/faceless players, because you win so much (having the best QB ever doesn't hurt either), but if you're the Redskins, you might actually be boring and non-descript to a fault. Another mediocre season, and Dan might just throw his hands up, and clean house. I think it eats at Dan that this team isn't popular, and meh at the same damn time. You could even argue that Bruce Allen has done more to damage this team popularity wise and relevancy wise than Vinny Cerrato ever did. It clearly shows in attendance (15,000 seats taken out at Fed-Ex since 2012), and in popularity (No Skins player in the Top 25 in jersey sales).