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  2. Destino

    The Own3d Thread.(Keep it clean)

    That keeper jumped like his life depended on making that save... and still died.
  3. UK SKINS FAN '74

    New development: Trent Williams wants to be traded/released

    Who the hell wants facts all of the time. You need the balance of facts and speculative bull**** to make this place work. On that note, i still think there is something going on with Trent. I reckon Bruce does not want to invest too heavily on the OL on top of what we already have. He has said we have too much cash invested in the OL. Said that at the combine. There's something going on. Must be. Let's be honest, the easy solution is to just throw money at Trent, and Scherff, and get them locked up. But we haven't.
  4. Destino

    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    Let's recap. He left a championship team because he couldn't handle being second fiddle. Then he murdered the locker room of a team one step from a championship just by being himself. And he's got a injury history a mile long. And the Knicks want him to play second fiddle to KD and save New York? Well, after spending a year as the lone star in New York, likely losing a lot of games waiting for KD to heal. What could go wrong?
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  6. HardcoreZorn

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I stumbled upon a really good article after doing a little bit of digging today on my boy Bruce. Partly because I felt like I was going crazy when discussing the details surrounding Bruce and his role over the years as well as the organization and how it has progressed. But really it stemmed mostly from how far off I seem from 99% of my counterparts in here in general. I’ve never been more excited to be a Redskins fan. Never been more excited about the future direction of this franchise. Even in 2012 when I thought Griffin would be tearing up the league for the next decade plus and we were set, I feel this talent base dwarfs the talent level surrounding Griffin that year and remember thinking back then how much of a one man show we were. Well two with Morris. Now I see a young QB with the physical talent, and also more importantly, what seems to be the mental fortitude to become a franchise QB, albeit its a huge unknown. But to have a young potential franchise QB in place AND a full stable of draft picks going forward AND a core of young guys from the past few draft classes that have been really good is something you cannot say about this franchise in Snyder’s ownership. Again, none of it’s slam dunk. Haskins could flop, Sweat could have a heart condition, Mclaurin Guice and Love stink, Allen and Payne blow their knees out, etc. But from a pure potential and resource stand point, this is the best the Redskins have looked during Snyder’s tenure. So I ask myself why that is? How am I that far away from most people here and national pundits and the like? I know myself and I’m not a delusional homer. Hell, 2 pages back I said 7-9 - 9-7 is a realistic prediction for this year. I thought 10-6 last year which looked pretty spot on until Alex and Colt went out and our 15th left guard plucked off the target cashier line was inserted into the lineup. Point is I don’t sit at home dreaming of Lombardis and how great we’ve been and how the Redskins should be the talk of the town. Hell over my 20 odd years or so of being a diehard fan of this team, I’ve had moments that are as negative as anybody with regards to Snyder and Co. figuring it out. I’m sure my Dad could attest after long drives home from the games sitting in traffic lol, I probably wasn’t the most pleasant shotgun partner. But circling back, I came up with a couple of reasons that I may be far off. And I think one very real factor is that I never witnessed greatness with this franchise, so it’s very possible that I celebrate “minor” successes more than those that saw Gibbs I and the glory years for example. But the other is that we’ve been irrelevant for so long now, that it’s natural for some fans to have cynicism and negativity that potentially distorts their views and causes them to miss the Forest through the trees. Doesn’t help that the media, especially the national media who is not seeing things up close feeds into the dumpster fire narrative outside of a couple guys like Riddick. After 20+ years of being a consistent bottom feeder in the East and the NFC, people want instant gratification. And that’s understandable. But unfortunately, I really do believe it causes views to be distorted and details to be forgotten or imagined when talking about the current. And also it unfortunately leads to some rather dismissive discussion in here. So I was pretty intrigued when I found this article because it lends credence to some of my discussion points on here since I’ve joined. And let me preface this by saying this will come off as very Pro Bruce but I don’t really care at this point. Going to be my last post in this thread, or at least for a very very long time. So I’ll throw you guys one more bone and allow you to laugh on my behalf how much I secretly love Bruce and perform mental gymnastics to weirdly disguise my love for him. Here it is: This article was written in 2014, right after the Jay Gruden hire. This is when Bruce seized control. He lead the coaching search for Jay and this is when the Allen era was kicked off. I pointed it out before but of course fell on deaf ears, the difference in approach and type of player we searched for is strikingly different between Shanny and Jay. Yet Bruce has been here for both. Hmmmm things that make you think. But you skim a few pages of this thread and you’ll read about 9 years, the McNabb trade, RG3, etc. Those weren’t Allen driven decisions. Those weren’t current regime decisions, put it that way. Bruce did not say these things when Shanny was around. Bruce never spoke when Shanny was around, just like now. Because the power was not with him, it was with Shanny. And of course Danny Boy. Man how things have changed since then. Of course it’s one article, and it’s based off people Benton talked to so who’s to say they are right. There are definitely other sources who say Bruce is the father of all evil. Quoting it because at the very least it shows not everyone Bruce has worked with thinks he’s this narcissistic control freak like he’s painted on here nowadays. And more importantly to the point of my post, I’ve been saying for a long time that the reason I don’t “hate” Bruce and actually appreciate a lot of what he’s done is because it seems from an outsiders POV (none of us actually know) that he’s not really the one behind the picking of the actual players. He’s delegating, to those like Kyle Smith, who absolutely do seem to have a strong eye for talent. Before that it was Scott. He may have “final say” but i can live with that as long as he allows the actual talent evaluators to do their job and do it successfully. And I see a team accumulating young cheap talented guys through an impressive stretch of three drafts running. It will be a couple years still to see what we can do with them in their third fourth fifth years. Also a recent discussion point on here. Jay is known to be a good talent evaluator. He was with the Bengals and he is for us. And although we’ll never know, I’d venture to guess he’s a large part of the committee soup going on. So the whole “let’s see how he does with a competent GM” when we don’t even have one, and when he’s part of the committee making THE decisions, doesn’t make a shred of sense to me. Holcomb Quinn and Foster are just a few examples that back that theory up. But maybe he really is a poor helpless chap that’s hamstrung by a terrible non-existent GM. All of this being said, what will bother me, just like pretty much everyone here, is losing a young talented FO guy like Kyle Smith just because Bruce won’t promote him or thinks life will be fine without him. Because while I don’t hate Bruce and respect him for the work he’s done, he’s a delegator. And that can be important. But Smith has a keen eye for talent I think, and that is ten times more important. Pretty incredible I can not hate Bruce and appreciate some of the things he’s brought to the table, all the while believing that a more desirable option is to not lose Kyle Smith and have a young talented FO guy like himself take the reigns and carry out one strategic vision. So signing off on this topic, will continue to read of course, how could I not! But No more real desire to engage in conversations on a topic that everyone has made up their minds on and no productive back and forth is to be had.
  7. Momma There Goes That Man

    The immigration thread: American Melting Pot or Get off my Lawn

    This is damn near semantics level differences here but Castro is going to have to sell the American people on open borders and I don’t think that’s going to work much less be able to get that passed out in there Senate. So where does that immigration reform go f it’s DOA in Congress?
  8. If Washington was bright enough to trade Trent a year ago, as they should have, I’d get you a better shirt, but as is, I’ll have that one made up for you.
  9. That would be pretty fitting. "I waited over the last couple years for a trade with Houston but all I got was this lousy t-shirt".
  10. stoshuaj

    Where is the Outrage over Boeing 737-MAX?

    Stupid pilots, didn’t they know all they had to do was flip the plane upside down so downward would be upward and shazam, it’s all more better now......
  11. Renegade7

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    I'm going to try to keep from getting trapped in the moment, but Castro really impressed me tonight. I'd like a Warren/Castro ticket.
  12. Momma There Goes That Man

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    The taliban is now responsible for 9/11 and the destruction of Tim Ryan’s presidential campaign His goal was to attack Beto and take some of those points. I just disagree with him on the border. I don’t think it’s the right policy
  13. There are a few facts that matter. 1. Bruce Allen knew about TW grievance long before the media got hold of it. 2. Bruce Allen hired a Consulting Firm to evaluate deficiencies in the Medical/Training Program. 3. TW has verified that he's not happy with Redskins Medical. (Moses relayed the message TW told to teammates.) Likelihood that TW team is holding out for concessions to the situation. What are they? Who knows. It's speculation. I think those are the only facts thus far.
  14. StillUnknown

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Castro was on some seek and destroy type **** tonight
  15. Renegade7

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    I can't get enough of this picture, it's like watching skynet come online. Manchurian Candidate lookin ass.
  16. Momma There Goes That Man

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    .. saw on reddit: Booker should be paying lifetime royalties to Dwayne The Rock Johnson for his constant use of The People’s Eyebrow lmao
  17. Momma There Goes That Man

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    He so tall that’s the camera angle on his face when he’s looking at the moderators. If I was his coach I’d make sure he keeps his head up in future debates
  18. StillUnknown

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Beto looking like the villain of a lifetime movie on a different note, I get the feeling that if someone punched Lindsay Graham square in the jaw, he'd wake up crying asking "what have I done?"
  19. Stadium-Armory

    Would you pay to go to Training Camp

    If camp is free opposing scouts can't attend. If you charge, they can. That's the way it was about a decade ago when we charged for training camp and was the primary reason given for ending the experiment. Not sure if that rule is still in place.
  20. Renegade7

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Anyone noticed Warren immediatly to Castro and hugged him when the debate was closed? I'm willing to bet money that'll be her VP pick, and I wouldn't disagree with it at this point. He has plenty of time left to make me look wrong.
  21. Mr. Sinister

    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    Knick fans are the biggest suckers in all of sports. They aint burning nothing. Not all of em
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