Voice_of_Reason

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  1. Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    Where was this quote from.
  2. Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    Roseman is one of the best GMs in the NFL. Allen is probably bottom 2 or 3? And not a GM. We don’t have a GM. We have a scouting department that it seems like Doug runs. But then the coaches and scouts somehow put a “Redskins Grade” on things and on the end we have Ryan Grant and Rob Kelley as THE PLAN at starting WR and RB. Oh, and since “We’re going to do everything we can to re-sign Grant” and “Hopefullybthe starter at RB is already on the roster” until they do something else, I’m gong to have to assume it’s going to be the plan again. We have to have the worst setup for player acquisition in the NFL by a mile.
  3. Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    I woke up this morning, started listening to Galdi's show, and became infuriated. 2 years after beating Philly to clinch the NFC East, with them in disrepair with the Kelley debacle, they're playing for a chance to go to the SB, have a franchise QB, a stacked defense, and are set up for a long run. We have a bunch of guys on 1 year deals, a complete and total idiot as Team President, through whatever circumstances took place, parted ways with our GM, have no stability at QB, and probably will start Colt McCoy on opening day next year. There's one organization who knows how to do things, and can recover from a mistake, and then there are the Redskins. Terrible President, incompetent owner, average (at best) Head Coach, QB who'd probably prefer to play for 20 other teams. I hate things.
  4. The Coaching Free Agent Thread

    I think it’s hard to count a SB loss as a clunker, but that’s me. Also, the Raiders we’re missing several players in that first meeting. it wasnt a good look, but the Raiders were a hell of a good team.
  5. The Coaching Free Agent Thread

    Gibbs. Unless you cont the super bowl loss as a clunker. His playoff losses: Years represent seasons: 1983: SB 18: loss to Raiders 1984: loss division round to Bears 1986: loss to NY Giants in Championship game 1990: loss to 49ers in division round 1992: loss to 49ers in division round thats stint 1. There was no shame in losing to the Raiders, Bears, Giants or 49ers in the 80’s. 2 of the losses (Raiders and Giants) were to the eventual SB champs. in Gibbs 2, he had 2 road losses against the Seahawks. They were underdogs in both games. He might be the only coach with that type of record. But if you want one guy who never had a really bad playoff loss, he’s the guy.
  6. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    my biggest issue with not te-signing Kirk is I have no faith this FO can pick another QB. They’ll convince themselves that they should give McCoy a chance. Or some other underdog, low price guy. And without a top 3 defense, or top-flight play makers we’ll skip another 2 games from 7-9. Then Bruce/Jay will get another shot because they will convince themselves that they need a new QB. That experiment will last a few more years. Ww’ll bee between 5-11 and 8-8 the next 3-4 years, and eventually Dan will make a change. Sigh. It’s so obvious. And if I was Kirk, I’d want out too.
  7. Good decisions made by Redskins in 2017

    Not signing Big Swaggy to a long term deal. They off-set the good decision by signing the Mc’s, which was kinda ick. But getting out of the Baker business was a good move.
  8. Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

    I'm not sure if it's Coughlin or not, but Jax has the ability to get push right up the middle on Brady, and that's Brady's kryptonite. If pressure comes from the outside, or on blitzes, he just works around it. If you can get pressure right up in his face quickly on the inside, he struggles. Now, I'd argue that 90% of QBs struggle in that situation. Maybe the Russel Wilson/Mariotas of the world are ok because they can escape out the side and have a clearer vision of the field. Clearly Coughlin knows this. It's the game plan they used to get to Brady with the Giants. The key is that Jax can do it. And they don't need Coughlin to tell them to do it.
  9. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    Sexy Rexy says, "**** it, I'm going deep." (He didn't win and couldn't scramble, so he wasn't a perfect fit. But damn did he have the chuck it deep thing down.) Overall, I agree with you on what most fans look for. In my opinion, here's what makes a good/great QB: 1. Toughness/availability 2. Accuracy 3. Ability to extend plays, especially in the red zone 4. Avoid the catastrophic mistake (most of the time) 5. Ability to read the field and find the open guy (and then hit him, bringing in #2, accuracy) Here's what defines the Elite/HOF/GOAT QBs. 1. Everything above 2. Knowing game situations and knowing when to take "the shot" 3. Knack in completing those shots and making plays in big situations 4. Winning in big game situations consistently ** 5. Being able to out-smart a defense, figure out what they are doing quickly, and then adapting quickly. Not every elite QB will win every big game. Brady/Manning/Brees/Rodgers are elite, HOF QBs, and even they've all had bad games in big spots. ** There are also some elite QBs who get stuck on trash teams for a period. They will elevate the team around them, but they can't overcome awful units. I give 2 examples, Drew Brees couldn't overcome just awful defeneses for a few years, and the year the Pats made the AFC Championship and lost to Indy, Brady was throwing to a bunch of guys who were just "meh" at best. And then that WR with the big eyes dropped a TD which essentially sealed the game for the Colts. The next year the Pats trade for Moss. Look at Brees against the Vikings. That's an elite QB. Sure, they lost. But after getting totally stymied in the first half against the best defense in football, he figured it out, re-grouped in the second half, and led them to the lead with 24 seconds remaining. He also completed a 4th and 10 to keep the drive alive on a perfect pass to a guy who has something like 6 passes a year. That's elite. Kirk isn't elite. But he's very good. He is prone to a catestrophic mistake here and there, and sometimes he doesn't buy enough time with his feet. He's very good. He doesn't do the things that elite QBs do consistently. Hence, he's not elite. All this to say, I still think the 'Skins are better off with Kirk than without him. EDIT: Winning matters for a QB. Marino might have been the best QB in the league for 10-15 years. He didn't win. Elway won. Even before the 2 SBs, he got his teams TO the SB 3 times. Marino couldn't do that. Winning matters. It's not the only thing you evaluate to see if a guy is any good, but if you're going to be elite/HOF level, you gotta win.
  10. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    Is there really talk about dumping Tannehill after the injury? That's surprising. He's "eh" but he's not incompetent. I hadn't heard that. I would expect the Cardinals to either go after Kirk or trade up to get a QB. Same with the Broncos, though they wouldn't have to trade up as far (if at all). Ben is saying he's sticking around. Interesting thing to ponder. There are probably going to be 2 legitimate starting QBs available in some way: Kirk and whoever isn't the QB in Minnesota (most likely Teddy). Bradford will also be available, and while he stinks, I bet he is signed as a stop-gap to a rookie QB somewhere. If Miami and/or Jacksonville make a change, both of their starting QBs will probably be available. Neither are great, but they are options. There is a deep draft of QBs. The following teams need QBs whether they know it or not: Washington (if they let Kirk walk) Cleveland Arizona Denver Buffalo NYJ NYG Miami? (This would put Tannehill on the market, and I think you would consider him a legitimate starting QB, if not a great one) Jags? (This would put Bordles on the market, though I think most teams would see him as a backup.) The question is, which of those teams will go after a veteran, and which will draft a guy. Kirk and Bridgewater probably take 2 of those teams off the list. The rest will scramble to draft guys. If Miami and/or Jags move on, they both create an opening but also a starting QB to add to the mix. We'll see. I think the QB merry-go-round might be more interesting this year than the coaching merry-go-round.
  11. Will Cousins Play For The Skins In 2018

    If Cousins is gone, I am willing to bet really good money that the starter at the beginning of the season is Colt McCoy. I think Jay loves him, and is going to give him another opportunity. For better or worse, I think that's the backup plan.
  12. The Race to Black Monday 2017: 1/1/18

    Of all the jobs on the market, the Lions and Giants are the best situations. Lions because they have stability at QB. Giants because they have a lot of resources. We’ll see.
  13. Josh Doctson the new 50/50?

    Sure, agreed. He's got the talent. The question is the desire. And staying healthy.
  14. Josh Doctson the new 50/50?

    Grant's ceiling is a 4th WR on an average team. Spot duty, fill-in for injury, certain packages, etc. He basically started the entire season at one spot and had bottom 1/4 of the league stats for a starting WR in the NFL. Which is fine, as long as he's slotted for the role he can play. Doctson has the physical talents to be a #1 WR. He's big, strong, can high-point the ball, and plenty fast enough. He's shown a flash here or there. He just needs to improve and be more consistent. I've been saying this for over a year, all the pieces of an offense have to complement each other. In 2015 and 2016, why was the passing game so effective? Because teams HAD to respect DJax's outside speed, so he pulled coverage and attention in his direction. They had to worry about Reed's ability to break a safeties ankles at any point, so he drew coverage. That opened things up for Garcon and Crowder. And Reed and DJax opened things up for each other too. The problem is that we have not 1 player on offense right now at any position, OTHER THAN CT, who causes a defense to adjust to them. They just play Doctson and Grant straight up. That allows them to pay more attention to Reed and Crowder. None of our TEs or RBs can block, so they don't have to worry about an ouside running game. And our RBs don't get anything more than wha's available, so they are ok there. We don't force a defense to adjust at all except with scheme. And Jay is great at schemeing it up. But at some point talent wins. And we don't have talent. It really is that simple.