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  1. I haven't heard them publicly say anything about Scot other than his grandma passed and he is "taking some time away from the team" and yeah "he has been fired" The public humiliation comes from speculation from beat reporters and Chris Cooley. In my opinion the team did everything it could to keep a lid on this thing and the only humiliation has come from a freaked out fan base that bent on every single action or non-action signaling the sky is falling, Bruce is retarded, Dan is Dark Helmet and Kirk is a stat whore. Furthermore, Scot was a freaking drunk ...It was no secret here or anywhere else. The interview he gave to ESPN just after he was named GM , you remember the one where he was drinking a tall boy and stating " I don't have a drinking problem " RED FLAG ..... Just sayin' . I can only imagine that the organization so desperate for help and credibility was holding their breath and hoping for the best. We got a push in the right direction and wow they are looking for another GM. That sentiment alone tells me that we are still trending in the right direction. If you can recall the Snyderatto and Shanallenhan eras the prospect of getting another GM is a real paradigm shift.
  2. Have we given up on Matt IOwhatever at being a contributor at NT ? What about Daniels and Spaight at the LB position. Is this not what so many people have been clamoring about ? Draft and develop talent, Supplement with FA. I am down with not breaking the bank in FA on big names unless it is the 1 year deal type that we have been seeing of late. Don't we have a lot of our own homegrown guys to re-sign next year ? We can't have it both ways, we will probably suck on D again this year, but make incremental improvements (like not being the most horrific D in the league) and if the offense continues to post like it did last year that will be good enough to win a couple more games. If Kirk continues to trend upward then we go as far as he takes us while a young developing D gets better. Hopeful I know but in my eyes a better sight than watching a overpriced FA throw up all over themselves at FEDEX on Sundays.
  3. Ty was either Shanahan or Allen not Scot. Callahan and Jay had to convince him to keep Ty. I'm glad they did
  4. No first rounder in that draft And of course the sure footed Ryan Grant
  5. C'mon man its not some giant conspiracy. Dan is a freaking moron yes, but he wants to win desperately. I would guess that he feels that the best chance we have of doing that is if we ride with Capt. Kirk. This is the same guy who has opened his checkbook for every past thier prime overpriced FA that ever existed. This is Bruce and his negotiating tacttics. I really hope he doesn't screw this up. I will trust him for now, he has been good at cleaning up a lot of our cap messes, although he may be partly to blame for the 36 mil. In penalties, he has put us in a good position going forward. Dan is not Darth Vader ......more like Dark Helmet
  6. I have been a Skins fan since I can remember 75 / 76 is when I started watching games with my pops. I remember the good old days quite well and I have suffered alongside my fellow fans for the last two decades with brief periods of moderate success. In that same period I have suffered being a fan of the Bullets/Caps/Birds. I think it's great that we are starting to see a renaissance of those teams but they will never occupy the same place in my heart that the Redskins do. That's my team. It's tragic that this little megalomaniac is at the helm but it doesn't change a thing for me. I will still fork over a small fortune for my tickets, buy the gear, concessions, and read all the articles. I consume everything Redskins so I am the perfect sucker. I am the exact demographic that Dan preys on with this false hope he keeps selling. My hope is that he catches lightning in a bottle and we start winning more games. The law of averages says we will. So I will keep giving him my money. It worked for Dallas , it's not like they have some braintrust running the operation over there. They were going to do everything they could not to start Dak last year, heck they didn't even want to draft him. So if you throw enough S at the wall eventually somethin g is gonna stick.
  7. I'm sure I read it and it proved me to repeat the narrative. It's like this in most NFL cities except for maybe NE because winning covers up everything. If bellicheck was coach or general manager here I'm sure that the Washington Compost would find a way to skewer him as well.
  8. Our dysfunction is run of the mill stuff don't kid yourself. Look at just the teams in our division for instance. Given their recent history I would guess that the Cowboys are even more dysfunctional than us. I give the Dak/Elliott show two seasons before the wheels come completely off and they are right back to the 8 & 8 S show that they have proven themselves to be. Philly same thing. Ran off a HOF coach and all of their talent for a flash in the pan college coach who is already outta the NFL Completely having to rebuild a team that was the most talented in the division Let's see the Giants where do I start. The owner is a bigger dick than Dan robbing 36 miles from his division rival. Trashing a chartered jet, obj head case in need of psychiatric help just to make it through a game. Point is every team in the NFL has some level of utter stupidity cases of dysfunction and malfeasance. Shakira nation's capital every reporter thinks that Woodward and Bernstein. Give it a rest for Gods sake . We get it you don't like the owner we don't either
  9. Not a relapse he never quit. What makes you think they didn't try to support him. If what we have found out through "sources" is to be believed they not only supported him but tried to help him by covering for him so he could keep his dignity.
  10. Right except for the winning and murdering. I know this much as a recovered alcoholic. The GMSM thing lasted 18 mos longer than I thought it would. I am not saying that Scot was indeed an alcoholic...That is for him to decide, but I remember an interview with him on ESPN just prior to being hired by the skins where dude was sipping on a tall boy talking about the fact that he didn't have a problem with alcohol. RED FLAG That's the exact same way I used to feel. I didn't have a problem with alcohol, my problem was with you and your view of my drinking, I'm just really thirsty okay !!! The team took a risk hiring him and benefited greatly from it but it reached a tipping point and as unprofessional and PR tone deaf as they are they had to make a tough decision. Scot would never be able to be a mouthpiece for the organization he was a liability, which is saying a lot given the fact that we have DS and BA at the controls. Bruce admittedly was using Scots scouting services when he drafted Breeland , Long , Moses and Murphy and it could've remained that way except for the knee jerk reaction to the whole "winning off the field " gem of a press conference which gave us Scot as our ne GM. In my view things were and still are trending in the right direction. Think about it for a minute. They are still planning on hiring a GM that is a total change in philosophy from the Snyderatto era of dysfunction. Bruce has made some dumb calls as Pres. but I get the sense that he is "tryin' real hard to be the shepherd"
  11. There's a train ? Hysterical I bet it runs like the DC METRO.
  12. I like the idea of letting things play out with Pryor especially given that he has been somewhat of a problem child. There is nothing preventing the skins from extending him anytime in season right ? So you would have to think that if the relationship becomes mutuly amicable we make him an offer that is more than he had on the table this year but slightly less than he will get as a free agent next year. I like the idea that he gives us the opportunity to evaluate Grant and Doctson and Harris or whomever without being totally commited. We have options, unlike the KC situation
  13. Good for us . I like the one year prove your not the total asshat everyone says you are. If that works out we can discuss a LTD.
  14. 3) artistic rendering of our offseason thus far
  15. Funny they just called me Monday trying to sell me another pair of tickets in 221. Yeah about that.....I'll get back to you in a couple of days. They got some nerve I mean the sales guy ...was like "good news" I got you 2 more in your section. Good news really ? Are they that disconnected with the fan base that at the exact moment they are flying the plane into a freaking mountain they start trying to extract more money from the loyal fanbase. Yeah I'm with you they already get enough of my dough and time. It's a damn shame the last two years they were starting build a little goodwill with the fanbase....less and less people showing up in opposing teams gear which is still to damn much. Einsteins definition of insanity - doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.