Alcoholic Zebra

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  1. Bill Callahan and the Offensive Line

    I do not like the idea of switching sides for Moses. You get used to certain footwork per drop, plant here, etc. It's muscle memory for Moses at this point. I don't want to mess that up.
  2. Tracking Previous Redskins on other Current Rosters

    I know that Stephen Paea, who was disappointing with us, and started the year with the Cowboys has just retired. Bum knee it appears.
  3. Redskins DVOA 2017

    DL, that looks about right. The Raiders OL isn't what it used to be, so that's not as impressive. The Chiefs OL was having it's way with Hood, McGee, and McClain. We need more quality depth on the DL. Allen/Ioannidis are looking really good, but that's just the Nickel package. I also really like the ANY/A stat for QB's, and Cousins is presented well there, I believe he's in the Top 10.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The Official 2017 Training Camp & Preseason Twitter Thread

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

    When do we find out whose active for the game tonight?
  8. 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.
  9. The 2017 Training Camp Discussion Thread

    How would we afford him? His cap hit is more than the little cap room we have.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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).
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.