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  1. The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    It's good that you hold your own opinion in such high regard, but we'll all probably keep chatting around here if that's okay. This is really more of a support group than a brain trust, in case you've misunderstood. Nothing we say matters. Except for you obviously, your post is good enough to end all other discussion here forever.
  2. The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    My mind doesn't work like this. I don't just split up the candidates into the two groups that you seem to, and then pick someone in the middle area: 1. Candidates who would never work for Snyder 2. Anyone above the very very low Vinny/Allen bar that is currently in place. That's an irrational way of thinking to me. I want the proper process put into place, period. A thorough interview and vetting process pulling mid-level FO execs from around the league, particularly teams who have drafted well and built well in recent years. An extensive list of candidates who are coveted around the league, who will be promised full control. And I don't want an Allen-like figure in Snyder's ear about the hire, either. He can hire outside counsel/consultation like many other owners do, help from retired but respected FO guys who know what to look for. The last ****ing thing I want is a clownshoes "interview" process where: 1. Anyone currently in this organization is promoted. 2. Past ties to the organization are weighed even the slightest bit, especially being a former popular player and radio show host. What a disaster. 3. We start the process already having "our guy" in mind. 4. We allow a HC candidate or hire to pick their own "GM". I'm sure there are more but that's what I've got so far. What you have suggested is not only a specifically terrible idea, but also a generally inefficient and poor hiring process, a continuation of the organizational disarray we've always had under Snyder. THAT's what needs to change above all else, not just the names of the guys in the offices.
  3. Is Jay Gruden a quitter?

    Is this really a problem? Who are the "Gruden" players in your mind that wouldn't fit in another offense or want to play for another coach? It's a pretty young roster overall. Cousins is the main example, and he may be leaving anyways. Norman could play in any defense, but also may want out. Those are two of our most expensive "Gruden guys". I can't think of any other good vets that didn't predate Gruden anyways (Kerrigan, Trent, Reed, CT, Breeland?) We have others who are impending FAs (Zach Brown). We have some young weapons who don't seem to be having their talents maximized by Gruden in the first place (Doctson and Crowder). We have some young guys who are still developing who I think of more as "Scot guys" than Gruden guys. Honestly I think we could pretty easily move on IF you take Cousins out of the equation. Obviously he's the biggest piece and our best shot at an above average starting QB over the next five years, so that's no small thing to consider. If you want to pay Cousins, part of his appeal is going into his 5th year in Grudens offense, for better or worse--starting over with a 29 year old vet QB in a new offense doesn't make sense, really. Now, if Cousins isn't staying, there is really nothing tying us to Gruden, player-wise...imo. Everyone else we have under contract offensively could play in another offense, perhaps better. I think with the intersection of interesting young talent and productive vets we have, this Redskins roster might actually be a great candidate to make a quick turnaround under a new coach with a different approach and a new energy. We see it happen with underrated rosters around the league every year, that quick flip to competency--look what McVay did with 80% of the same players that Fisher made look like stiffs just last year. I think Gruden is much closer to Fisher than the type of coach this roster deserves, if I'm being honest.
  4. The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    This is the worst post I've ever read here. Which is really saying something because I've read almost all 25,000 of my own posts before hitting "submit reply". This would be the biggest circus we've had yet, the worst nepotism hire we've made yet, the least deserved hires/promotions we've ever made, even considering this teams recent history...wow. I can't believe I just read this.
  5. Is Jay Gruden a quitter?

    Gruden, being a "football guy" with NFL bloodlines, has friends all through the media and all through the league. We're going to get KILLED by everyone if we fire him. Every article will be about how we gave him an extension and then fired him after 40% of the starters went on IR, with the hardest schedule in the NFC, after refusing to sign his QB long-term and not giving him enough weapons to execute an offense that has worked in previous years (it will be ignored that McVay is gone and seems to be a legitimate X's and O's genius). I'm not saying we won't be able to hire a good candidate--we've treated NFL good ol' boys poorly before and hired good coaches afterwords. I'm saying that if the firing of Gruden isn't because we have a new GM to replace Allen, who just wants his own guy...we'll get killed for it. Which won't bother the fans because generally the fans don't like Gruden much. But Snyder knows his reputation will take another hit if he doesn't also replace Allen--and will he do that?
  6. Is Jay Gruden a quitter?

    Jay admitted right there that he quit. Period. There's no argument to be had over whether he quit or not. He did. He admitted it, and gave his reasoning. It's now a fact. The only remaining question is if you are cool with quitting under any circumstances. And if you think the players are cool with quitting under any circumstances.
  7. Is Jay Gruden a quitter?

    Let's get real guys. There's not even the HINT of a whisper that Gruden is even on the edge of the hot seat. Or Allen. Anyone hoping for changes this offseason is just kidding themselves. The injuries and the Doug Williams "GM hire" give everyone enough cover to last at least another year.
  8. We would be very lucky if this actually does become the question. I somehow doubt that happens. It would help us immensely if the local media would start asking this question and writing more about it. I feel almost certain that all the injuries and Allen's bull**** hiring of Doug Williams will buy him at least another year.
  9. Jay Gruden: Buy or Sell 2017 edition

    You think Jay would walk if Kirk walked or was allowed to walk? That seems insane to me. NFL coaches really don't quit unless they're retiring--there's only 32 NFL HC jobs. And that's not even addressing the money that would be left on the table. Grudens not going anywhere unless he's fired or his contract expires.
  10. Redskins at cowboys Game Day Thread

    1-4 in the division. All losses by double digits. I don't care how injured you are, how is that acceptable?
  11. Redskins at cowboys Game Day Thread

    He's a 4th round pick, he basically is making the league minimum
  12. Redskins at cowboys Game Day Thread

    Oh. Sorry friend
  13. Redskins at cowboys Game Day Thread

    I think this may be an uncomfortable reality for many of us, whether we realize it or not. Being a fan of this team has become more of a habit than a reasonable passion. And this community is a support group and again, a habit that has worked it's way into our lives. For me it's a positive. I don't really get mad anymore the way I used to, so this place is less toxic (for me) than maybe it was in the past when I cared more and invested more emotion into the team. They've numbed me, but you guys and gals are still great. It's mostly a pleasure to suffer alongside you all. But **** Dallas and right now, **** this team.
  14. Redskins at cowboys Game Day Thread

    Well no ****. But it wasn't exactly by choice
  15. Redskins at cowboys Game Day Thread

    I'm impressed you still had playoff hopes and dreams. That's a self-inflicted wound right there