JaxJoe

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About JaxJoe

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    The Benchwarmer
  • Birthday 11/01/1965

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  • Redskins Fan Since
    33 years
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    Art Monk
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    Rugby, fishing, golf
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    Engineering Consultant
  1. What to do with LG

    Interesting. Tony Adams, a very good guard at NC State and who amazingly went undrafted is a free agent again as he failed the physical for the Jaguars this past week https://packinsider.com/2018/05/21/tony-adams-fails-physical-wont-sign-jags/ https://www.nfl.com/prospects/tony-adams?id=32462018-0002-5600-5514-d490cac6d989
  2. What to do with LG

    Shawn Lauvao https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/redskins-ota-practice-report-qb-alex-smith-sharp
  3. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    At this point, I’d love to be talking about how poorly our QB played in a playoff game.
  4. I agree. Although, I might keep a 3rd QB if he was being groomed to be a starter in 2 or three years. But I don’t think that’s Hogan.
  5. If we can acquire a solid vet LG without a significant injury history, we might roll with 9 or even 8 OL. But if we stick with our current group, we may be forced to keep 10.
  6. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    You touched on something I hadn’t thought of and that is audibles. Maybe Alex is better at reading the defense to exploit the situation for a good running play? There’s got to be something as to why Alex Smith has had good running production follow him his whole career. Granted, he’s had really good backs, too. And now he has Guice. I can’t wait to see this combination develop.
  7. When does Bruce Allen’s contract expire? That’ll give us a good idea of when he’ll be gone for good.
  8. I’d love to see an org chart of the Redskins. These last two or three executive hires seem to diminish Bruce Allen’s role.
  9. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    Here’s something I don’t get: we had a QB throw for 4,000+ yds the last two seasons and our running game was subpar, to be kind. I always thought if one phase of your offense is good, it’ll help out the other. But apparently not. And, I keep hearing how Alex Smith needs a good running game to help his QB play and visa-versa. So my question is: what does Alex Smith do that Kirk Cousins couldn’t that will help our running game succeed? Did KC telegraph our runs because of a bad poker face? Did KC have a different cadence or other ‘tell’ that tipped of the D?
  10. Both you guys are right but like @Cliffmark1 says, a 3-4 NT has to, at a minimum, be able to take on two OL. Fundamentally, in a 3-4 or whenever you only have three DL (call it what you like), they are going against 5 OL. Five OL makes four gaps in between them. So three DL have to disrupt the four gaps. One of the three DL had better be able to help control two gaps long enough for a LB to react to the play. Otherwise the math doesn’t add up. And that DL is typically the NT because he is in the center and the play is either going right or left of center. So we must, at a minimum, have a NT that can take on two OL. Even better, two DL that can handle two OL. Now, when we have certain defensive packages where a OLB is rushing the passer or on a run blitz, then ‘yes’ a NT can be a one-gap rusher and as it turns out, we run this package probably more than the traditional 3-4. But even in this scenario it doesn’t mean the NT won’t have to take on two OL because that might be what the blocking assignment is - we don’t know. This is why I’m not sold on folks calling for a one-gap style 3-4. To me, three DL are helping fill four gaps. One of those DL had better be able to help control two gaps.
  11. What to do with LG

    Guys like Jeff Bostic at 6’2” 268 would never make it in today’s NFL. Although, I think he was considered small towards the end of his career
  12. I think this combo would also work on 3rd and short. It could be a run, a pass to Guice (who was decent in college) or a pass to Perine. With both Guice and Perine, the D is thinking ‘run’. But they have to play soft on both edges because both can swing out to the flat. If the edges stay in tight, Alex Smith has an easy pass to either RB. If the edge rusher(s) rolls out to cover the RB(s), our QB can have more time in the pocket. Or one RB stays in to block. If the D run blitzes, our TE can run a hitch behind the middle LB. Could be an exciting combo.
  13. Guice lines up only 5 yards behind the LOS. That SDSU RB, Penny was 7yds deep. It takes him longer to get to speed. But Guice hits the jets much faster. That should be a significant advantage to our OL run blocking.
  14. What to do with LG

    I’m becoming a believer after watching this cut-up. I’ll watch more later but that hog’s haven article and those embedded tweets crticizing Welsh make little sense when watching the video. Sean Welsh is an amazing run blocker. He doesnt “lurch”. He makes his blocks at the 2nd level. He pass blocks just fine. He flat out dominates whether a defender is over him or shade. Maybe this Nebraska game was the exception but he looked dominant. I guess his bought with depression scarred teams away but Sean Welsh looks way better than 3rd rounder Spencer Long did while in college. And I was happy using a third round pick with Long. But Long’s weaknesses never were corrected in the pros: poor 2nd level blocking and poor footwork, balance. I don’t yet see those glaring weaknesses in Welsh. http://draftbreakdown.com/2017/12/03/sean-welsh-vs-nebraska-2017/
  15. What to do with LG

    At first, I thought SL signing was a reasonable one for depth and that he at least knows the offense if he had to fill in. But I worry that he’ll wind up being the de facto starter simply bevause he is. So now, after reading this article, I’m more to agree with you @pjfootballer that he may take time away from another LG to gel with our line and be a longer-term option that SL. https://riggosrag.com/2018/05/04/washington-redskins-make-a-logjam-worse-by-re-signing-shaun-lauvao/