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  1. The Skins RB situation....

    Is our run scheme conducive to Perine? I ask because I recall Casserly talking about how he excels in a zone blocking, 1 cut and go scheme. Now we have Gruden saying he wants to see him more decisive with that 1st cut. Does it have to do with the fact we mix man and zone blocking and he's struggling (mentally) to match those two styles?
  2. Common Kirk....I just don't know....

    @CaptainChaos47That's a good point. Could be that if we sign him to a LTD, losing those guys becomes net positive in the long run.
  3. The Positive Thread

    Maybe this is more of a 'random thought', but outside of Norman (and I'm not including Hall for obvious reasons), our secondary has: 1 26 year old 3 25 year olds 1 24 year old 3 23 year olds 1 22 year old 1 21 year old Related to this, I sure am glad they carried 11 - just about every one of them has played due to injuries (I don't think Holsey has seen action, but I could be wrong).
  4. Redskins 49ers Post Game Assessments

    And the announcer's praise came prior to the late INT. He never looked rattled, scrambled with eyes downfield, and the team stepped up around him, etc. Had a nice game and almost pulled off a big comeback win with no starting reps. There was a bit of jest/hyperbole ("They may not need to go after Cousins in the offseason after all"), but he deserved the praise. I've enjoyed watching Nicholson play, but man, he's averaging leaving once per game with an injury. Here's hoping more time in the strength/conditioning program helps with this. Gotta give him credit for getting back in there though. Dunbar has looked quite good in the action he's seen this year. He's going to continue to get better, but he's breaking up passes and his coverage has been impressive. Seeing him cover double moves, staying on the hip on deep routes, breaking quickly on balls - he's got a nice blend of speed, length and athleticism. We're going to be hurting if Norman and Breeland are out for the Eagles game, but I wouldn't be surprised if they underrate our depth players.
  5. Common Kirk....I just don't know....

    @tshileI was about to respond in a similar fashion. I've seen Pryor and Doctson run some poor routes (moreso Pryor), which makes me wonder if Kirk's a bit leery of throwing into traffic to those guys. He trusted Pryor early and got burned with a dropped td and 3rd down conversions. Think he was slow to trust Doctson because of a lack of practicing together, and Crowder/Reed haven't been themselves. The fact he is dumping the ball off more often this year lends some more credence to this idea. I just don't think it's a coincidence that Kirk has been doing well with the guys that 1) he has a rapport with and 2) guys that have been healthy - Grant, Davis and Thompson. With Reed and Crowder getting healthy, and Kirk seeming to trust Doctson some more, I think things will pick up for the offense. Kirk's had some misses (the Philly game, in particular, was ugly), but as others have mentioned, he's been one of the bright spots on O.
  6. A Confidence I Haven't Had in 25 Years

    This is one of those wins you can be pretty happy about, but not really proud of. Offense and defense both got it done in the clutch, but both had stretches of not so good play. As others have said, they're lacking some of the consistency they need to truly turn the corner, but they've made strides. It's always nice to see the depth and younger guys step up (defense mainly), but you hate to see starters go down. After LA, Oakland and the Chiefs game, I had a lot of confidence about playing Philly. We got the win today (against a niners team that's maybe not as bad as their record), but the offense was uneven and the defense is hurting... color me concerned about facing Philly now.
  7. A Confidence I Haven't Had in 25 Years

    Yes and no. Definitely need to pressure him, but we did that in game 1 and he still hurt us. Of course, if Kirk was more accurate (and didn't lose the fumble for a td at the end), we likely win that game handily. Brown has helped immensely, can't disagree there. The one argument I'd make against this point is that we often got killed on 3rd and long last year, and many have pointed out Brown's deficiencies in coverage. So, I think maybe more weight for 3rd down improvement has to go to 1) better pressure from our front, better safety play (including much better communication), and improved corner play - Breeland and Fuller are performing much better this year. Agreed that the spine of our D has taken a major leap though.
  8. Redskins vs 49ers Prediction thread: A Mini - Homecoming

    If Trent is out, I worry that this could change the complexion of the game. From what I've heard, Niners have a pretty good front, and being able to disrupt Kirk and maybe force a turnover or two could make all the difference.
  9. @LD0506The thing is (and I know you know this), many in that particular bubble will still blame things on others. Trump will damage the ACA and when it hurts rural voters, it will because the Dems/media pushback didn't allow the Moron in Chief to do what was needed. When air pollution worsens, it's because Dems originally sent all their jobs overseas and the Liar is doing the best he can. The increased divisiveness is caused by Dems, the media and minorities. There won't be any introspection, any pursuit of facts, any recognition of the faults in this administration/Congress, etc. I don't see any way we bridge the divide with the hardcore Trumpeters... he can do absolutely no wrong.
  10. Random Thought Thread

    Yeah, that seems the common perception/definition (though I look at it as a time of day/type of food thing)... I guess I meant a place for breakfast, particularly one that serves all day, or at least late in the morning.
  11. The Skins RB situation....

    I never rooted for those guys, but I'm sure some are a bit more conflicted in that scenario than I ever was.
  12. Random Thought Thread

    Ooh, I'm interested in this as well - we'll be there next month. Any places with good brunch during the week?
  13. The Skins RB situation....

    Generally speaking, I suggest playing the guys going against our team. If they ball out, it takes a bit of the sting out of a loss, and if they are shut down, it means we played them well, which is good. Doesn't really answer your question though... After my first year of fantasy ball, I mostly stopped picking up Skins players - we'd lose, they would suck, and I'd be doubly miserable.
  14. **** happens, but no noticing until the next day is all kinds of wrong. Of course, I don't have 11 freakin' kids (man I hope some are adopted). As soon as we had our 3rd, we were outnumbered and **** got real... cannot imagine having almost a cookie batch worth. Edit: oh, wait, multiple families? Huh.
  15. Standing during the Pledge or National Anthem

    I'm not. Fox wants to have their cake and eat it too (ideological stance and football game viewership).