Alcoholic Zebra

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  1. 2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

    You know, with USC supposedly hiding some of the stories about Su'a and painting him in a better light. I wonder if our FO feels like they can't really trust the USC staff/trainers.
  2. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    I wouldn't have either. He's a UFA after this season. If he walks, I doubt the Seahawks would get a juicy comp pick in return for him either.
  3. The Official 2017 Training Camp & Preseason Twitter Thread

    I don't know how to post tweets, but here we go: https://twitter.com/MikeJonesWaPo/status/903669532081999873 Mike Jones‏Verified account @MikeJonesWaPo Redskins have cut veteran safety Will Blackmon, two sources say. 10:23 AM - 1 Sep 2017
  4. Game Day Thread - Skins at Bucs

    When do we find out whose active for the game tonight?
  5. 2017 Roster Prediction

    Holsey is all over the place in pre-season, he looks like a CB version of Kyshoen Jarrett. Nickel, Deep FS, blitzing. He's got what 2 sacks in 3 pre-season games? The coaches clearly think he can develop into something.
  6. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    How would we afford him? His cap hit is more than the little cap room we have.
  7. The Defensive Line Thread - Who makes the cut?

    I don't want to throw away money, but I also don't want to throw away a roster spot. What if Mbu continues to show promise? We can't keep 8 DL. Might not even be able to keep 7. My current depth chart is slanted towards defense with 26 guys vs 24 offense. We've still got some awkward cuts. Chris Carter, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Will Blackmon, Joshua Holsey or Quinton Dunbar, Martrell Spaight. Not all of them can make it. DeAngelo Hall on PUP helps a bit.
  8. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    Harvey Clemons is listed 9 lbs heavier than he was at the combine. He's got a bigger frame than Su'a, and currently weighs more than Su'a did last season. I think that's an indication the coaches are serious about Harvey Clemons in that sub package role. They want him to commit physically and mentally to it, unlike Su'a where there was always an indication he could be moved back to SS. To me, that's better. Harvey Clemons has 35 and 3/8th inch arm length. That's basically unheard of for any player that's not around the line of scrimmage. Having that length help keep blockers off of him (a skill that will probably take some time to acquire) is something every OL and TE would not experience when going to the 2nd level. He could be a unique player, and that's worth developing. He looked like he wasn't physically manhandled by blockers in the 1st preseason game, he looked like he could improve, and he was making some plays. If that continues, how do we squeeze him onto the roster?
  9. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    Interesting theory. Maybe, although it certainly didn't help against Dallas. That could be something you try to scheme up for a LB you don't think can quite cover enough ground and redirect to the TE (or his drop area).
  10. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    It's the preseason, you don't gameplan to win, you don't train against a specific preseason opponent. If you did that would be foolish. You call stuff against formations that might not work to see what your guys can and can't do. You put your guys in tough spots on purpose to see where the holes are, who struggles with ambiguous assignments, who needs work at X, Y, or Z. Or we could be Steve Spurrier and try and win every preseason game but then be totally unprepared for the regular season. Spurrier thought he was actually doing well when he took the preseason by storm. Sure it'd be nice to win, to dominate, but we've had that in past pre-seasons, where did that get us? Remember the 2013 preseason where we thought our team looked really good, thought the depth was great...then the regular season smacked us in the mouth.
  11. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    Not denying anything you say, I think good DL play has a "trickle down effect" to the rest of the team (for lack of a better term). Also something of note, our top 3 ILB (Brown, Compton, and Foster) are all upcoming free agents. The only guy left is Martrell Spaight. Maybe having better DL play could help us evaluate the ILB's that we have for next free agency, but it's also possible better DL play could quickly price us out of our own ILB's.
  12. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    We'd be at negative 1.6 million in cap space without a pay cut. We could make that up by cutting DeAngelo Hall. But you always want wiggle room to sign people in-season in case of injuries. Or to give an extension to someone if they start playing amazing. He's an unrestricted free agent after the season, and he's got well documented team chemistry and effort issues. So he'd most likely be a big addition to our on field play, but is that worth it to put us right into cap issues? We don't have long term control, and we might have to let him walk if we're serious about matching offers for Kirk. The 6.4 million in space right now, would be nice to have as rollover for the 2018 cap.
  13. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    Not quite what you're mentioning, but close. This is a gamescript score, which is if you average out every second of a football game, what was the scoring margin? Then it also had Pass and Run ratios for each of these games. Sort by team name to find all of our games together. http://www.footballperspective.com/2016-game-scripts/ Not surprisingly, in games with better "gamescripts", we ran more. We even had 1 game (vs Chicago) where we ran more often than we passed. Some teams ran a ton (Buffalo, Carolina, etc) but others didn't have a single game with more runs than passes (Baltimore, Detroit).
  14. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    That's a good point. I don't think Reed and Crowder break 1,000. Regardless, I don't think Cousins comes close to the 4,900+ yards he had last season. I think our rushing picks up a tick, I think we convert more in the red zone, I think we have fewer drives starting deep in our own territory, and I think we have fewer drives per game (slower pace).
  15. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    Tim Williams gets talked about a lot. But I think I'd rather have gone with someone like Derek Rivers who also got scooped up in the 3rd round. Williams was fluid, but often didn't show the burst that he was hyped to have. We do need rushers that can attack the QB in different ways than how Smith, Murphy, Kerrigan, and Anderson rush the passer. So Galette would help. Similarly, if we had several healthy Galette's, we'd probably want to add in some bigger pass rushers to give the OL and QB different things to think about. I'm not worried, some of what he's going against is uncommon enough that good teams only have 1 guy that is good enough to turn 50/50 throws into good decisions. Josh Norman will likely draw that assignment. Some of the catches that Pryor's made on Breeland...it's just unfair. Pryor looks like he's going to demand defensive help. LB dropping near him, S nearby, etc. Then there's Josh Doctson, who in college readjusted to throws extremely well. The back shoulder throws are going to be deadly with him. Last year we had one great corner, and then some below average to bad corners. The corner group as a whole can improve if Kendall Fuller shows up. Swearinger seems to work well with bracketing WR's and barking out instructions. That would help Breeland. There was a lot wrong with our defense last season, if Breeland is what we unanimously point to as the problem, then that's an improvement to only have 1 glaring issue.