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  1. Scandrick Cut

    I know many disagree, but I don't think signing Scandrick was a bad move. He was pretty good player before 2017, when injuries seemed to play a large part in his decline. However, between his age and now injury history, there was an open question as to what he could provide in 2018. Hence the low risk signing. He didn't work out, but not every low risk signing does. On the other hand, sometimes these guys do bounce back. Like with Vernon Davis or John Sullivan. If you take a bunch of low risk flyers, you have to be prepared for some not to work out. Sure, the dead money stings a bit. But it's hardly a big deal in the large scheme of things. I do hope his departure says as much about the young CBs as it does about Scandrick's level of play. If guys like Stroman, D. Johnson, and Alexander are really stepping up, then that's an overall win for the team. Hopefully that's the case here
  2. Is it time to fire the training staff?

    Maybe, but the recent injuries don't seem to have anything to do with the training staff. Tearing ACLs tends to be one of those random things and it's not like they're not diagnosing or fixing the issues.
  3. No More Starters in Preseason???

    People get hurt all the time, even in practice. It's football. It happens. It'll happen to someone Week 1. And Week 2. And Week 3. Starters don't play much, but they do usually require a few reps
  4. Redskins receiving corp is beginning to shape up

    I mean sure, if you don't care about production, then by all means keep Quick. But if you're keeping players purely based on measurables, why not keep Simmie Cobbs Jr., who is 6'-3" 220 and significantly younger than Quick? Or Robert Davis, who is 6'-3" 212 and significantly younger than Quick? Or Maurice Harris, who is 6'-3" 200 and significantly younger than Quick? Or Cam Sims, who is 6'-5" 214 and significantly younger than Quick?
  5. Redskins receiving corp is beginning to shape up

    I really hope Quick doesn't make the 53. Not that I have anything personally against him. But we know what he is. And the league values Quick as a virtually non-entity. Two straight years of free agency and two minimum contracts. I also found it odd that Quick played so little last year in light of all the injuries at WR. So even the Redskins don't seem to like him that much. More than anything, keeping Quick seems to be a referendum on the other young WRs. Basically that they're no good. Kind of damning for guys like Harris or Davis or Quinn that the team would take Quick and expose them to waivers.
  6. Redskins receiving corp is beginning to shape up

    This is at least partially true. No comparison is perfect, but it's a reasonable one. That being said, if people think Agholor=Doctson and Richardson=Wallace, that still leaves the Eagles with their best receiver, Alshon Jeffrey. And the Redskins have nothing close to that level. We also have to admit that Agholor took a step forward last year. And while Doctson has the potential to do the same, he hasn't done it yet. Oh yeah, and the Eagles have a Pro Bowl TE in Ertz. Which the Redskins kind of do as well, if Reed is ever healthy Which is really the point. I see the upside in Doctson. I see the upside in Richardson. I see the upside in Reed. But getting all those players to: (1) stay healthy and (2) improve is a pretty tall ask. Because this is the NFL. And injuries happen. And players don't always take the developmental path you think or hope for. So in a best case scenario, Doctson stays healthy and takes another step forward. And Richardson stays healthy and takes another step forward. And Reed just stays healthy. And Crowder even returns to his 2016 levels. And if all that happens, the Redskins probably end up with a Top 15 receiving core. Or possibly better. But it probably won't turn out that way. Because most of the time you don't get a best case outcome. I'm not sure I really get the Eagles comparisons. Yes, they won a Super Bowl. And yes, their receivers weren't great. But it's also not the strength of the Eagles. So being as good as a weaker unit on another team isn't exactly a selling point. And I think any objective measurement would say the Eagles have better receivers anyway. So the Redskins are not as strong as even the Eagles. Unless things go really well. In which case, maybe the Redskins end up better. Of all the units on the team, I can see how the receiving corps is the really Achilles' heel. One bad injury or bad development and things could go south in a hurry. Even if the 3rd or 4th receivers take a step up, it won't obscure the fact this team likely lacks a true #1. You really need a healthy Reed or a huge developmental leap from Doctson to fill that role. And that's a bit worrisome for a coach that loves to throw the ball.
  7. Redskins receiving corp is beginning to shape up

    They're not exactly nobodies. Nelson Agholor is a former first round pick (only 3 years ago) and Torrey Smith had had numerous good seasons (and a career high of 1,128 yards and he was only 28 last year). Not to mention Brent Celek (similar career to Vernon Davis). And Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffrey are former Pro Bowlers.
  8. Redskins receiving corp is beginning to shape up

    And Doctson goes down, hopefully he's not too hurt. Depth is a huge problem at WR
  9. Redskins receiving corp is beginning to shape up

    Yes, but someone has to be putting up yards. It's 2018, not 1950 and there should be at least 4000 receiving yards out there for someone on the team to grab. And sure, the TEs will get some (pray for Reed's health) and the RBs will get some (pray for Thompson's health). But you have to think there's around 2500 yards for some to grab from the WR position. And neither Doctson or Reed will put much dent in that 2500 yards getting only 2-3 balls a game. And the Redskins don't exact have depth either. So I hope someone takes a big step forward.
  10. Redskins receiving corp is beginning to shape up

    I tend to agree. It is interesting to think that 2 years ago most people felt WR was the strongest position on the team and last year most people felt CB was the strongest position. Just goes to show how quickly things change. Anyhow, while I'm far more optimistic at CB, I think the WR position group has huge questions. Even if things going really well, the group may be no better than average. Mind you, I'm not including TEs in that discussion. But the team will keep at least 5 WRs on the final 53 and there's currently only 3 players that are locks: (1) Crowder; (2) Richardson; and (3) Doctson. Crowder is the most proven player, having three straight seasons over 600 yards. But I'm not sure he's more than a slot guy. Which means you're asking a lot of Doctson and Richardson. Between them, they have 6 NFL season and only one better than Crowder's worst. Injuries have played a huge part in Doctson and Richardson's lack of production. But assuming health is a fool's errand. Richardson was solid last year, but that's 1 year in 4 that he as any good and not injured. So we basically hope and pray both stay healthy and take steps forward. While I do like Allen Robinson, I don't feel he's worth twice the contract as Richardson. Beyond the top 3, we're basically hoping for someone to emerge between a 6th round developmental pick (Davis), a no-name UDFA (Harris), a former 2nd rounder with a long NFL history of nothing (Quick), a late 7th rounder (Quinn), and a slew of UDFAs. Sure, sometimes those players hit. But the vast majority of the time they are misses. So the Redskins seem to be buying a bunch of lottery tickets and hoping something hits. A very risky strategy.
  11. Depends what you mean by "project arm". The team did give up something to acquire Hogan. Admittedly it wasn't much (swap of 6th round picks), but it was still something (interestingly, the Redskins swapped down from pick 188 to 205 to acquire Hogan. But then traded back up to 197 to pick Shaun Dion Hamilton. In retrospect, they could have just ignored Hogan and stayed at 188 and taken Hamilton). The team also desperately could use a young arm at QB. With Smith at 34 and McCoy turning 32 before the season, it would be nice to have some youth at the position. As most teams want 3 QBs on the roster (even if one of them is on the practice squad) combined with the fact that no other QB is in camp, you'd think the odds of Hogan sticking around in some fashion are pretty high. Plus, McCoy was set to be a free agent after the season (no longer the case with his extension, but was the case when the team acquired Hogan), there's some thought as to who will be the back-up if/when McCoy leaves. For salary cap purposes, it would be far cheaper to have a younger player fill that role. Hogan is a former 5th round pick who has played much of the last 2 seasons on Cleveland's active 53 man roster. So I think many thought he had a good shot at making the final 53 back in April. If reports are to be believed, his performance to date is not inspiring. That combined with McCoy's extension suggest the team is not particularly impressed with Hogan. At this point I doubt he makes the 53, but he is probably a prime candidate for the practice squad (because who else would the team bring in at this point?). Though I suppose if the team was looking for Cleveland's QB cast-offs, they maybe should have held out for Cody Kessler. Jacksonville got him for a conditional 7th rounder and he's a former 3rd round pick.
  12. I find it odd they'd extend him already. Must not be impressed by Hogan at all
  13. I don't really care who they play if the Skins are in the Super Bowl, that would be pretty amazing. But if you're asking me to chose, I'll take some scrubby team like the NY Jets
  14. NFL Top Jersey Sales: No Redskin In The Top 50

    You are right and I kind of get that. Of course Foles started 3 games total, attempting 101 total passes during the regular season. He might not even play a single down for the Eagles next year (since he's the back-up, how much did Colt McCoy play?) and he's probably on a new team in 2019. He was also universally seen as a back-up in the league in 2016 (when he backed up Alex Smith of all people) and 2017. He comes across as something of a one game, or really two game, wonder. Now if you are an Eagle fan and your team has never won a Super Bowl before, maybe Foles has sentimentality for you. But if you are an Eagle fan you have plenty of other options (I do see Wentz is #3 on that list, Ertz is #13, Jeffrey is #33, Graham is #34, and Cox is #46) that might actually have a real long lasting impact on the team. So even among Eagle fans, I think you're only getting some segment of the fan base. And even if there is some sentimentality for Foles, what does that say about people that he literally outsells every player in the NFL?
  15. NFL Top Jersey Sales: No Redskin In The Top 50

    The list seems heavily slanted towards skill players, particularly younger guys or those changing teams. Since the Redskins have been weak at WR and RB, its not shocking. Guice could show up, but he was also the 7th running back taken and hasn't played a down (most of the other rookies also didn't make the cut. Not to mention Le'veon Bell didn't make the list and Gurley just snuck in at #50). Trent Williams is a fantastic OL and arguably the best LT in the league. but you don't see OL making that list. I think the only player that might have made the cut is Alex Smith. A QB who changed teams, he would likely have a fair amount of sales. Of course he's old too, so maybe people don't want to invest in such a thing. But Nick Foles is really #1? That just seems like a jersey people will regret in a few years. Unless you just want to throw money at someone on the Eagles for winning a Super Bowl. But I still think there are much better choices.