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  1. I don't know how much Allen makes - top GMs make $3M and up - but even if he makes a measley $1M per year, couldn't he at least read the CBA? How embarrassing is it to be schooled by Mike Florio?
  2. Alex Smith Trade Thread (Details Inside)

    If your going to count Trent Green as winning a Super Bowl, shouldn't you add Sudsy?
  3. Alex Smith Trade Thread (Details Inside)

    Here are the Skin's leading passers for the 20 seasons between Rypien and Cousins: Shuler, Frerotte, Frerotte, Frerotte, Green, Johnson, Johnson, Banks, Ramsey, Ramsey, Ramsey, Brunell, Brunell, Campbell, Campbell, Campbell, McNabb, Grossman, Griffin, Griffin. But, no problem, we'll pick up someone better than Cousins in the next 22 months. Because we have geniuses who can do that sort of thing.
  4. Alex Smith Trade Thread (Details Inside)

    They spent over 22 years looking for Kirk, and by the time they realized he was good, it was too late. If they couldn't identify Kirk as a franchise quarterback after having him for four years and 25 starts, I have no faith in them grooming a developmental project over the next 22 months while Smith keeps us around 8-8. I really don't see this as a favorable position at all.
  5. Alex Smith Trade Thread (Details Inside)

    To be fair: Sean Payton isn't an athlete with short window. He;s had an OC or higher job since 2000 and he's only 54. And he's at a low risk of having his career cut short by injury (in fact, he fractured his tibia during a game in 2011 and coached through it). Paul Kariya was drafted by the Mighty Ducks who made him the 2nd highest paid player in the entire NHL from 1998 to 2001 and the 4th highest paid in 2002. He was released by the MDs in 2003 because of his salary and Colorado presented a better chance to win the Stanley Cup than the MDs. He did take a low salary, but it certainly wasn't out of loyalty to Colorado. He had already made his fortune. I can't say that Washington gives KC much of a chance to do anything but go 8-8 again.
  6. Alex Smith Trade Thread (Details Inside)

    Because he said nice things about the Skins, including the FO, even after they continued to send him low ball offers and blame him for not accepting them? So he lied a little, because he's a class individual. If he had been totally honest, then you'd have reason to call him a "bit of a jerk".
  7. I can't believe that that franchise tag idea is anything other than Bruce pretending that the wily old man has some tricks left in his bag - even though everyone looking at his bag can tell that it's empty. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if they franchise tag Kirk (and he doesn't sign the tender) and sign any of their own free agents prior to March 14, they'll be over the cap on March 14 at 4:00 PM, which can't happen. His agent knows BA will pull the tag prior to March 14, so they lose nothing by not signing the tender. Time to end this horrid saga and help Alex out by getting the rest of the team signed.
  8. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    Which is why I don't think the Skins can use the transition tag. Kirk can come to terms with another team and not sign the offer. Just sit and wait. Not only would it make it hard for the Skins to sign other FAs, not knowing how much they'll need in 2018 money to match an offer, they'll need to hold back $28M in cap space in the event Kirk signs the tender (teams need to be under the 2018 cap on March 14). And, even if they decide to spend a year with Colt, they'll really need to use the first round pick on a QB. The Skins just aren't in a position to wait out Kirk as he contemplates other offers. And I'm sure his agent knows this.
  9. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    I sometimes get the feeling that Bruce has a copy of "Negotiating Tactics for Dummies" in his office, and he never gets past the first chapter.
  10. 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!
  11. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    This would make a good sitcom.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.