Alcoholic Zebra

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  1. I love Payne's first step, and sometimes those pictures you put show that more clearly than the gifs.
  2. We're probably keeping 6 right...maaaaaybe 7 but that's doubtful. Allen, Payne, Ioannidis Lanier, Settle, McGee Hood is #7. It could be McGee, but he's more expensive to cut, and I believe the coaches like the role they use McGee for. While I agree that Hood has been playing out of position, which is awesome since you want guys who are willing if emergencies strike, but the above already has 2 NT's on it. Hood's value was as a backup NT/DE (until he took the job from McClain). Where does Hood play in the rotation? Definitely not in the Nickel, we're currently loaded in that situation (rare to say, but we're deep in something on the DL). Not strongside DE, that's where backup McGee will rotate in. So the other side of the formation behind Allen. But Ioannidis will likely rotate there as well. IMO, Hood is looking at the fewest snaps available in the unit. It's tough to keep someone on in that situation. Problem with Phil Taylor, and why I think he's a long shot. He's always hurt, you don't cut somebody over him if you think Taylor might go to IR in two weeks anyways. You keep Phil Taylor on speed dial if he's healthy at the end of pre-season and if somebody else suffers an injury. So let's say we keep 7 DL. That means only 18 ILB/Edge/CB/S/etc. 4 S: Apke, Nicholson, Everett, Swearinger 6 CB: Norman, Dunbar, Scandrick, Moreau, Holsey, Stroman (this could maybe be dropped down to 5, but you generally want 10 DB's) 4 Edge: Pernell McPhee, Kerrigan, Preston Smith, Ryan Anderson I think those 3 groups are pretty clear. The issue is with ILB as I'm currently counting 6 in the mix. Brown, Foster, Vigil, Spaight, Dion-Hamilton, Harvey-Clemons Dion-Hamilton could maybe be on PUP, but rumor has it he might be ready by training camp. Harvey-Clemons is the dimebacker, but maybe Dion-Hamilton can compete there? Vigil and Spaight are competing for the backup Mike role. This is a group where I can see us wanting to keep 5.
  3. Welcome to the Washington Redskins Trey Quinn WR SMU

    He's clearly picked as insurance (if he develops) in-case Crowder gets too expensive. If Crowder goes we could be getting a 3rd-5th round comp pick for him.
  4. What to do with LG

    Stats say that Kirk was sacked an average of 3.8% of the time on 212 drop backs. His career average for sack rate is 4.8%. McCoy was sacked an average of 11.7% of the time on 145 drop backs. His career average for sack rate is 8.4%. RG3 was sacked an average of 13.4% of the time on 247 drop backs. His career average for sack rate is 9.2%. (RG3's next year of playing also had an insanely high sack rate of 13.0%) So that's two QB's who were getting sacked at a worse than normal rate, but their career rates are still awful. Then there's Kirk who has shown an ability to reduce sacks. Btw, Kirk's sack rate in 2013 (the year before we're talking about) was only 3.1% in 160 drop backs.
  5. Welcome to the Washington Redskins Trey Quinn WR SMU

    Question marks around: 1) Only 1 year of good college production 2) While getting more targets, defenses were paying more attention to a different receiver (Courtland Sutton, drafted in the 2nd round) That's so far all I can find.
  6. 2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    If I recall, they view some DL as good against certain assignments. So when McGee was always on the left, it was the strongside of the formation, the goal is to have him 2 gap as the 5 tech and shut the RT down. Do you recall if McGee swapped sides if the TE was by the LT instead of the RT?
  7. Welcome to the Washington Redskins Trey Quinn WR SMU

    Is the size of this purely because it's Mr. Irrelevant, or a skill position, or some combo of the two...because by the time the season rolls around, I have a feeling this thread will have more posts than the one about our 1st round pick.
  8. What to do with LG

    Re-signing Lauvao is a competent move. As was said above, we know what we have with him, and that's all-in-all mediocre play. He is injury prone, which is an issue. But assuming he starts, he gives the team a bit more flexibility as they'll have time to develop or transition people behind him. It's not sexy, it's not a fix, but it's a decent stopgap option.
  9. Welcome to the Washington Redskins Trey Quinn WR SMU

    Anyone find any game film of him? Any cutups?
  10. 2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    I seem to recall him having quicker feet or looking more natural or whatever. Also some UDFA OL and DL who "impressed", but wound up being invisible come normal training camp.
  11. 2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    Yeah, this has been a very boring post-draft for us. Not much to read, or watch, or analyze. No comments to dissect. I can't find any film on Trey Quinn or Troy Apke. We already know how Settle and Geron Christian will be used. Shaun Dion Hamilton might be on PUP. So no conjecture there. The other corner in the 7th can supposedly only play Nickel in passing situations. From what I've read it sounds like he'll really have to compete to make the team. I guess that's what happens when you go with a solid conservative and unsexy pick in the 1st. There was some intrigue with how Guice had fallen, but that's blown over. We're projected to have two impact players (Guice and Payne) in the draft. That's good news if true. The others dealt with needed depth and development guys who are projected to move up the depth chart and play more when contracts run out for guys ahead of them (Nsekhe and Crowder). If there was film of Troy Apke, then we could start having some meaningful discussion. Highlights are always misleading, but he played a fair amount of Nickel in those highlights. Maybe, he's not just safety depth but also a general "DB"? Who knows though, because there's nothing to watch. Well that then, I just flat out disagree with. I understand the criticism of Bruce Allen, he does a really good job being a punching bag for the organization. Even if firing McCloughan was the right thing to do (no idea), the way in which it was done was not tactful. Besides that, I love that we're copying the Patriots model for the organization. Everything is promote from within. If we're healthy (tall order), or at least healthier, I think we have the potential to turn some heads this season and make guys rethink what they know of the team.
  12. 2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    What Matt Miller did seems about as reasonable as you can get it. He set the order based off of the Vegas odds. Of course we'll disagree, but at least it's impartial.
  13. 2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    Sure, everyone wants that. But there is no Suh-like player in this draft.
  14. 2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    Ragnow is most likely going pick #21 to the Bengals. Apparently there's a very clued in Cinci radio guy that has gotten the Bengals first rounder correct 9 times out of the last 10. And that one time he didn't, was when the Texans drafted Will Fuller ahead of them. He says they're going Frank Ragnow.
  15. 2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    That's absolutely right, but our DL was an injury riddled mess against them. 1st game against Dallas last season: -Ziggy Hood, 71% of defensive snaps -Terrell McClain, 56% -Anthony Lanier, 41% -Matt Ioannidis, 34% -Stacy McGee, 34% 2nd game against Dallas: -Matt Ioannidis, 64% of defensive snaps -Ziggy Hood, 54% -Stacy McGee, 43% -Anthony Lanier, 42% -AJ Francis, 37% We need health, and we need better depth. Ideally we'd want another high end talent, but if the depth gets better to where Hood, McClain, and Lanier aren't seeing anywhere those snaps on run defense then we'll improve. I'd love to add a dominant and stout interior d-lineman, but opportunity cost of that compared to someone who is an elite all around talent?