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
  • Favorite Redskin
    Art Monk
  • Location
    Section 104
  • Interests
    Rugby, fishing, golf
  • Occupation
    Engineering Consultant
  1. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    I agree SIP. We need to get that monkey off our back and win the first game. Certainly one game does not the season make, but like you said, climbing out of a hole is no way to start the year. Another monkey is to win at least three-in-a-row. Early on. Then, I will feel like this franchise has finally turned the corner.
  2. There’s a clip of KC’s performance vs. the Jags in here: http://www.espn.com/nfl/video?gameId=401030997
  3. Maybe a better fit for Hogan is LG?
  4. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    I thought Quinn showed good speed & quickness and hands but I never saw him in man, only zone coverage. I have him as the #6 wide receiver but he seems to be the best backup to Crowder at this time so coaches may want him on the 53 with Crowder coming off a serious injury. I think we will see a lot more 22 formations this year. That’ll keep both Davis and Reed on the field - two very good pass options. Plus, it’s a good formation to audible out of. I think Bibbs had a nice run with a FB in the eye.
  5. Is it time to fire the training staff?

    I dont wholly disagree with this. Apart from the freak accident, Injuries typically happen when there is fatigue. Fatigue could be the result of over work (likely) or under strength (unlikely). I think training camp is too grulling for players to also have to play preseason games at least without adequate rest. If I were management, I’d look into this. Personally, I don’t think it’s field conditions but I may be wrong.
  6. Guice’s limited reps last night showed me that he is what I expected him to be. If you look at his LSU games in 2016, just about every play is a highlight. But then LSU lost three OL starters in 2017 and yet Guice still produced. To me, I thought his 2017 play would be more akin to what I expected him to be on the redskins: getting hit at the LOS but still consistently getting to the 2nd level for 4-5yds. Now, LSU runs a pro-style offense that I believe is similar to run blocking schemes the Redskins run: mixing power and zone blocking. Guice in years 2016 and 2017 would run between the tackles most of his carries geting to the 2nd level regularly; moreso in 2016 behind a superior OL. But then LSU would have a zone block play called, showing pass, and the lineman would open large lanes and Guice would cut outside and rip off 15+ yard runs. He had a lot more of those in 2016 due to better blocking. The extra part of about a runner like Guice is his vision but it’s more like a mental map before the snap. Look at the 2017 game against Tennessee and it’s uncanny how he’d get contact around the LOS and still get to the 2nd level. To me, I swear there’s no hole, but to Guice, there’s ‘opportunity’ and I think in his mind, if he can get past the first guy, theres something better behind him. I’m not skilled enough to crack the code of what makes a great running back and Guice is no superman, but he’s damn close. I think, with a better LG and a better blocking TE, we could see a superman but I do believe we have a 1,000 yd back his rookie year. Look out NFC East!
  7. Gameday Thread: Redskins @ Patriots

    If Guice gets a series with the starters, id like to see several runs where he gets to the 2nd level despite not having our starting tackles. It’s asking a lot, but Guice still performed well in 2017 despite LSU loosing three starting OL from 2016. I want to see that my beliefs of who and what Guice is, are true. The other thing I’d like to see is few penalties. That tells me players are focussed, tight, and well coached.
  8. Gameday Thread: Redskins @ Patriots

    I’ve lost my license, now I cant drive
  9. NY Mag: 10 Years After the Financial Collapse

    I wasn't trying to be controversial, just adding my 2¢ But, when using the word ‘and’ in the same sentence, it is a conjunction that units two objects, not separates them. As in, ‘I like vanilla and chocolate ice cream.’ I recommend using two sentences for two “different” points. Although I make plenty of grammatical errors on this blog, i simply read your sentence differently than what you were trying to state. Sorry. This is where I disagree. Certainly the mortgage market was a factor but as the article stated, it was depreciating home values and the owners of the mortgage notes, who already had a risky assett with regards to sub-prime loans, were now doubly risky. And when creditors and financeers rate these, the owners get de-rated, credit is slowed or locked, and then it snowballs. But what you call a mortgage crisis, I diferentiate this event from the economic crisis thst lasted from mid ‘08 to ‘15 where the loss in GDP where the entire nation suffered through, was magnitudes greater than the sum of defaulted sub-prime home loans. Now, there are more qualified scholars than you or I that still debate the cause, but no doubt through Gov’t oversight or rather lack thereof, GSEs like Fannie Mae, agressive lenders, ignorant homeowners all played a role. I can bet we agree on most topics, so I hope you can see my point of view.
  10. NY Mag: 10 Years After the Financial Collapse

    Greenspan, if I recall, was head of the Fed for Bush 1, Clinton, and Bush 2 so it had nothing to do with who was elected. You make very good and accurate points but you seem to focus on the mortgage side of the crisis. I recall Sec. Treasury John Snow briefing congress in ‘05 on the looming crisis over at Fannie and Freddie. Mortgage lenders and banks used these two GSEs like the FDIC to lower their ‘risk’ involved in sub-prime loans. Yes, we as individuals need to be better educated in simple finance and be more conservative in our decisions. But the crisis of ‘08 had its origins several years prior. Its a chicken-egg argument yet Gov’t, financial institutions, and individual citizens are all to blame. Also, disparaging remarks against folks in the south and midwest have no basis in this discussion. Trust me, if all citizens in Iowa stopped their loan payments it wouldnt be but a drop in the bucket as there just st isnt enough capital in those states to cause a problem. Its the massive populations from folks in the big cities on both coasts that bear the lion’s share of the subprime credit failures. Heres a reputable article that helps describe the macroeconomic problems that led to the crisis. It’s basically a ‘risk’ issue regarding cash to debt topic every student of finance learns. In general, @zoony is more correct when he said the crises eclipses politics and demographics. https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/fannie-freddie-and-the-crisis
  11. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    In one of last week’s pressers, Gruden said it’s a possibilty McGee gets put on IR and misses the season but will wait for prognoses from the doctors. Not good news for McGee either way you look at it. Regarding Moreau, he is 2nd string behind Dunbar: that’s pretty darn good. But the list also shows Scandrick behing Norman on the other side which doesnt make sense to me so I have to agree this “unifficial” depth chart is not very telling on what reality is and we shouldnt read too much into it. But it definitely gets us thinking.
  12. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    Yeah, I read that, too. And it has Guice at the bottom which we all know can’t be right. Hence it is “unofficial” but nonetheless, it was released by the Skins. I think the League requires the posting of a depth chart before a game, even during pre-season. I still think its encouraging that Settle ranks higher than Phil Taylor. Truthfully, if PT is indeed healthy, I think he’d be more of an assett to this team than Lanier or maybe even Hood. But carrying three nose tackles is likely not going to happen. Now, if some of the earlier reports from camp regarding Payne playing significant snaps at DE and Taylor is truly healthy, then I can see keeping him on the 53 and Lanier or Hood missing the cut.
  13. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    The Redskins released the depth chart a couple days ago but isn’t on their website. Here is the chart via Hog’s Haven: https://www.hogshaven.com/2018/8/6/17657164/redskins-release-first-unofficial-roster-depth-chart
  14. Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    It's encouraging that he is ranked higher than Phil Taylor in the latest depth chart. I'm guessing Stacy McGee is out for the season and Phil Taylor won't survive the final 53 and was wondering what our short yardage and goal-line front could look like? Allen - Settle - Payne?
  15. Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

    I know it’s only practice still, but I am consistently reading reports regarding Alex Smith across the twitter-verse and blogsphere and sports pages such “bullet” and “tight window” and “wide-open receiver” and “perfectly timed” and “pass out before the receiver breaks” like I havent read in 20+ years. We’ve seen as recently as last year’s TC that great timing and circus catches by receivers dont typically translate to the regular season, but its very encouraging to read about Alex’s performance to date like I havent read or seen in decades.