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      Greetings humanoids. Murf & I are here in the land of perpetual sunshine, oranges, & the world famous Florida Man.   
       
      What a difference a week makes. One game, one single game, completely changed the look of this then 5-2 Redskins team. Last week against the Falcons they lost nearly the entire Offensive Line. Having to scramble, the FO was signing guys off the street in order to play the Bucs. 
       
      There’s lots of factors that will play into what this M.A.S.H. unit of an Offensive Line will be able to do. As Jay Gruden said earlier this week, they’re teaching these guys OTA’s, Training Camp, & Pre Season all in about 5 days. 
       
      Also to consider, it that the local weather will be around the low to mid 80’s. If any of these 3 new guys didn’t bother to keep in football shape, it’ll show up pretty quickly. If dehydration starts up, they have to start recruiting dudes from the stands to run/pass block. 
       
      If this feels somewhat familiar, it may be because the same situation happened last year in Seattle. Skins went in there with a make shift O Line & came out with the win at the last second thanks to D Hall having some major hops & breaking up Russell Wilson’s pass attempt in the end zone. The difference was it was raining & cold there. In Tampa, anything below 90 degrees is considered cold. 
       
      Today’s matchup should be interesting either way. 
       
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Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

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11 hours ago, Veryoldschool said:

I’ll have to see I’m in uncharted waters.  I’ll figure it out if it happens.

 

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You could be like this watching the whole game.

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I've actually turned the page now and am looking forward to the Alex Smith era here in DC.  I liked his little intro message and hopefully he can do some great things here.  Hopefully the front office can get some more pieces in free agency and the draft so they can build around him.  He is older than what they had at QB in years past, but he does bring that dimension of mobility which they haven't had since 2012.  Here's hoping he can deliver some of the great games he had in KC now in DC.

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Veteran guy like Alex with jay... the plays will write themselves.  Jays experience with cousins will help.

 

We're going to be one of those teams that needs the running game and defense to be reliable.  I say reliable, not great, because neither of those areas are likely to shock the world.  But the offense should be interesting, and clever enough to get a winning score. Don't get blown out.  Don't get under 50 yds rushing in a game, and Jay and Alex will put together something for the winning score.

 

For whatever reason, Alex is a guy I trust on the field, in any situation.  I mostly felt that way about Kirk, but he did have a couple bonehead moments.  The kneel that should have been a spike comes to mind.  Still love Kirk, and I do wish he was still here building with us, but if there was any way out of this, it was doing exactly what we did.  They wasted no time getting this guy.

 

And enough with the FO hate.  It was a mess but it's in the past.  Can we just admit that we were all skeptical about a super long term deal for Kirk, even 2 years ago?  (The only thing I HATE is that dumbass announcement about how much they offered him, I mean why the hell??).  

 

It's almost like they knew they screwed up and said ok let's get a good qb and do it now.  And they did.  Qbs are moving all over the league the last few days. Can we say we got the best of all those deals?  Time will tell, but trust is an important thing, and Mr Smith is about as reliable and trustworthy as it gets.  I'm on board.  Make some plays fellas.

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Welcome Alex please don't throw an interception...to a Giants CB...at home...with a playoff berth on the line 

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5 hours ago, Dirt said:

We're going to be one of those teams that needs the running game and defense to be reliable.  I say reliable, not great, because neither of those areas are likely to shock the world.  But the offense should be interesting, and clever enough to get a winning score. Don't get blown out.  Don't get under 50 yds rushing in a game, and Jay and Alex will put together something for the winning score.

Which is nothing new here.

We're still looking for both.

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Alex. First, welcome. Just know the difference between Kneel Armstrong and Spike Lee and you will do fine here.

 

I predict 1 playoff win in his time here. There, I said it.

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5 hours ago, Dirt said:

And enough with the FO hate.  It was a mess but it's in the past.  Can we just admit that we were all skeptical about a super long term deal for Kirk, even 2 years ago?  (The only thing I HATE is that dumbass announcement about how much they offered him, I mean why the hell??).  

 

It's almost like they knew they screwed up and said ok let's get a good qb and do it now.  And they did.  Qbs are moving all over the league the last few days. Can we say we got the best of all those deals?  Time will tell, but trust is an important thing, and Mr Smith is about as reliable and trustworthy as it gets.  I'm on board.  Make some plays fellas.

 

This is part of the FO hate. They treat people like ****, running them down in the media like this. They did it to McCloughan, now they're doing it to Cousins.

 

I sincerely hope Smith does well, but I have very low expectations. How can I not after two and a half decades of buffoonery?

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9 hours ago, spjunkies said:

 

Is that Bruce Allen behind him? :huh:

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Twitter LIVELOOK: Bruce scrolling through ES.....

The Reaction to the Alex Smith announcement......IE what Bruce is seeing....giphy.gif

 

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“It became about how, going into free agency, are we going to chase Kirk around or go after Teddy Bridgewater,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “You have a chance to get an established quarterback who has been as successful as [Smith] has been, consistently. So really it was a no-brainer.”

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Smith is not a franchise QB. The team could have pulled him off a scrap heap, instead we traded a draft pick and a DB for him. Same old Redskins.

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Welcome to Washington, Mr. Smith...

 

Please try not to throw a Hail Mary pass out of the back of the end zone, thanks.

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1 hour ago, SWFLSkins said:

 

 

OK so I believe from these pics that Pryor is definately not coming back.

Alex just stole his number.

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One of my buddies who is a Chiefs fan texted me the other day. My last text to him was from late September and said  "Alex Smith is looking like the MVP this year, unlike Baby Brady." (I referred to Cousins as baby Brady) Kinda funny how that all worked out.

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6 minutes ago, Wildbunny said:

 

OK so I believe from these pics that Pryor is definately not coming back.

Alex just stole his number.

Well, I’m not sure this is as much of a sign as him not being able to play, but sure....

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4 hours ago, Merlin Emrys said:

Smith is not a franchise QB. The team could have pulled him off a scrap heap, instead we traded a draft pick and a DB for him. Same old Redskins.

You can’t pick up a QB off... 

 

On second thought, I just can’t....

 

good of day to you sir...

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