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  1. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    Thought for the day: Five players on the team are paid a top five (average over the contract) salary at their position: Williams (LT), Moses (RT), Norman (all DBs), Reed (TE), and Cousins (QB). Yet only Cousins gets blamed for every loss, even though everyone else on that list makes at least as many game changing mistakes as Cousins. I get that, because the quarterback has the power to do something remarkable on every play - or at least set up the opportunity for another player to make a great play. And he's supposed to use his super powers to cover up everyone else's mistakes. What I don't get is the idea that just anyone can jump into that position. You can't have it both ways - if you are going to blame Cousins for not being remarkable enough, please don't tell me that we'd be just as good with McCoy or a rookie picked in the middle of the first round. If that were the case, Cousins would have been gone $44M ago. NFL QB is one of the highest salaried positions in all of sports and the most high profile. Yet, at no point in my lengthy football life, in a country with 125 million males who grow up playing football, have there ever been more than 10 QBs that are considered to be really good - usually it's more like 3 or 4. If Cousins goes (or, more appropriately, when Cousins goes), we start over with very little time left before the window closes on our other top players. In three years, Williams will be retired, Norman will be 33yo, Reed will be a sideline reporter for ESPN, and we won't have a first round draft choice until 2028 because we traded them all away to get QBs who BA thought could start as rookies, but really needed to be developed. Window closed and boarded up. The Bruce Allen Redskins are kind of like "It's a Wonderful Life", except a version where Henry Potter (played by Dan Snyder) makes a deal with the devil (played by Bruce Allen) to knock off Clarence (played by SM) before he can save George (played by Kirk "Kurt" Cousins). And "Happy New Year" to everyone! This board is the only thing that keeps me insane!
  2. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    This would make a good sitcom.
  3. I'm sure interest will pick up once Cousins is gone next year. Then nobody will have to worry about Kirk throwing a pick on the final drive. Because, by the final drive, we'll be down 21 points.
  4. Latest FA Disappointment: Josh Norman

    Washington can "opt out" insofar as all of the guaranteed money is gone by the end of 2017. They'd still be on the hook for $9M in prorated signing bonus. But this is the first I've heard that he could opt out. If so, and I doubt it, that would be the worst contract ever. Doesn't seem like Bruce's style.
  5. The Jordan Reed Non-Factor

    I don't know exactly how this plays into the equation, but he had $22M in injury guarantees and, to date, he's received about $15M in salary and bonuses. I've never really heard about a player who actually received his injury guarantee money, so maybe its a fake guarantee. On the other hand, he's certainly one of the top 3 most talented players on the team when he's healthy, so why would they be letting him go other than for injuries?
  6. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    Alshon Jeffery was on a one-year contract, but he was signed as a FA. The ban on negotiating during the season only applies to tagged players.
  7. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    I've always championed the cause of signing Cousins to a LTD, but I no longer see the point. Cousins, Garcon, Jackson, Reed and Crowder had something really good going. Diverse talents and lots of chemistry. There is still some potential talent - I haven't given up on Crowder or Doctson - but its a work in progress. If it will take a couple years to gel, Crowder and Doctson might as well gel with a young QB on the rookie salary schedule. There are just too many other things that need to be addressed, and there is no point in spending top dollar on a one year QB contract other than promoting the delusion that we are right at the brink of success. We're a solid 8-8 team when we're healthy. and without Cousins we're a solid 4-12 team. I really don't see the difference between being the third or fourth best team in the NFCE.
  8. Cowboys Redskins Post Game Assessments

    By May, we'll be wondering why the Skins aren't the favorite to win the division, after picking up 5 (formerly) great FAs on one-year deals and drafting 7 dead certain HOFers. It's the same thing every year. The FO puts out **** for us to eat and we run to get our spoons and bowls. Until we have management in place that places value on team chemistry, we'll be what we've been for the last 20 years - a team that has to hope the rest of the division sucks worse than we do.

    I wonder why we drafted Perine.
  10. Redskins vs Eagles Prediction Thread: 2017-18 Kick-Off Spectacular

    If it's that type of injury, I don't see how he is not listed on the injury report.
  11. Redskins vs Eagles Prediction Thread: 2017-18 Kick-Off Spectacular

    Reed hasn't been on the injury report this week. Either they've been dodging the reporting requirement or the toe can be treated with pain killers without risking further injury.
  12. Welcome to the Redskins Nate Sudfeld QB Indiana

    I don't believe that he specified the NFL draft.
  13. Welcome to the Redskins Nate Sudfeld QB Indiana

    There is zero chance that Suds gets picked off waivers. Every team in the league has a guy like him, someone who showed a little flash against 4th stringers. If anything, the Skins should be monitoring the waiver wire to see if there is an upgrade at backup QB.
  14. Should The Redskins Trade For LeSean McCoy?

    HIs salary for this year and is around $6M (not guaranteed), which would be about the Skin's entire remaining cap space for 2017 (with a small adjustment for the player he replaces on the roster). At 29, coming off a season where he averaged 5.4 ypc on 234 carries, he's unlikely to take a voluntary pay cut. My guess is that if he's traded, it will be to the Packers.
  15. Like I said **** Jason Taylor (M.E.T)

    This is why Jason Taylor is in the Hall of Fame. Only one player near him in sacks isn't in the Hall - that being Leslie O'Neal. He didn't play poorly on purpose when he was on the Skins, it just wasn't a good scheme for his abilities. And he didn't disrespect the Skins in any way during his speech. All-Time Sack Leaders with Non-Eligible Players Removed (+ indicates HOF) Bruce Smith+ 200.0 1985-2003 Reggie White+ 198.0 1985-2000 Kevin Greene+ 160.0 1985-1999 Chris Doleman+ 150.5 1985-1999 Michael Strahan+ 141.5 1993-2007 Jason Taylor+ 139.5 1997-2011 Richard Dent+ 137.5 1983-1997 John Randle+ 137.5 1990-2003 Leslie O'Neal 132.5 1986-1999 Lawrence Taylor+ 132.5 1981-1993 Rickey Jackson+ 128.0 1981-1995 Derrick Thomas+ 126.5 1989-1999 Taylor getting in has nothing to do with Jacoby not getting in. Jacoby isn't in because: (1) there is no overriding objective metric for OL and (2) the subjective metrics - 4 Pro Bowls and 2 All-Pro First Teams - don't play in Jacoby's favor. There are a lot of OLs with more than 2 AP1s and a lot of OLs with 2 AP1s that have more PBs. The biggest thing in his favor is the 80's All-Decade Team - it's hard to argue that someone could be the best player in a decade but not one of the best of all-time. The three SB rings are nice, but the majority of the HOF voters are connected to constituencies without multiple SB wins and they are constantly trying to fight the urge to over-represent the dynasties in order to get in players whose individual accomplishments are overlooked. I think they see Grimm as representing the Hogs. If it makes anyone feel better, and it won't, Bob Kuechenberg has been nominated 8 times and never made it to the semi-finals.