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  1. 53 points
    For Immediate Release December 30, 2019 STATEMENT BY WASHINGTON REDSKINS OWNER DAN SNYDER: "As this season concludes, Bruce Allen has been relieved of his duties as president of the Washington Redskins and is no longer with the organization. Like our passionate fan base, I recognize we have not lived up to the high standards set by great Redskins teams, coaches and players who have come before us. As we reevaluate our team leadership, culture and process for winning football games, I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead to renew our singular focus and purpose of bringing championship football back to Washington D.C." -REDSKINS-
  2. 49 points
    i realize this is kind of a lightweight forum-serving topic, but i'm sincere about it and think it's on the money i'm also content to see this fall off the page rather quickly since it may be a stretch to make a lot of dialogue about it without seeming like we're just glad-handing each other, but you guys deserve the shout out---especially some of you true longtime steady high end contributors---wow you guys rock as the kids say you guys have suffered under a badly performing and poorly managed franchise for a very long time, with only a few redeeming spurts of pleasure from success on the field yet you show up and post month in month out year after year, and far and away for the most part do so with intelligence, humor, and loyalty to the team (even with harsh criticism) and to this forum then, despite the near 100% downtrodden nature of being a 'skins fan, as soon as a ray of actual progress breaks through these perpetual dark clouds, you guys are quickly revitalized while staying realistic, and resume posting all kinds of interesting discussions and worthwhile information on all the rapidly mounting and significant changes and you do it with energy---somehow not all drained away---and quality effort i lurked here for a year or more, joined figuring it would be brief, and here i still am...i would never have expected it the only other "social" internet activity i had when i started had been posting a little on wapo's little football corner whatever it was, where there were also some guys who went on to become es'ers too i never joined any other site of any kind, and that was true until i retired last year and have joined a couple audio specialty sites (my first career/lifelong love) but i just read...i don't do facebook or twitter or any other social internet stuff...this was/is it (i used to get the names mixed up as facespace and mybook) and that's not just because this place is dedicated to the redskins, though that's the initial draw and the glue that holds it all together...it's because of the quality---key to me---of the content provided by so many ES members over all these years and often under the most trying of circumstances for redskins fans i read around....i'm a tad discerning and a smidge fussy...and this remains the best place to talk redskins football even when the material to draw from has long been mostly a sea of suck hopefully---i know i'm one of the most cynical here 'skins-wise, but apparently can still be open to hope---we'll have more positives to post on in 2020---it's off to a good start so thanks to all of you ES posters (inc staff) for all that you do that makes this such a special place for so many of us
  3. 47 points
    Inside the trade deadline as Dan and Bruce drive for hard bargains Feel free to share anywhere and with anyone, and as always; have fun! ~Bang
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    This is not hard, people. The question is WHY was the monument erected, and what does it stand for? Thomas Jefferson has monuments because he was one of the primary Fathers of the Country. He has monuments because of the Declaration of Independence. He does not have monuments BECAUSE he was a slaveholder, or because he took advantage of Sally Heming. We honor his accomplishments in creating this country, while hopefully not forgetting his flaws as a human being. Same with George Washington, and FDR, and all of the rest of the red herringse that people are throwing in here. They all have monuments because their accomplishments on behalf of this country were notable and positive, even though they were flawed as individuals. Now ask yourself - WHY is there a monument to Robert E. Lee anywhere? Was it because of his impeccable beard? Was it because his horse won the Kentucky Derby? Or, just perhaps, was it because Robert E Lee was the primary military leader for the Confederacy, a bunch of traitors who attempted to tear the country apart in order to protect slavery, and whose very constitution was based on the principle of white supremacy? Was it because he is the symbol of the Confederacy, and are the statues a means to try and whitewash the absolute indefensible horror that the Confederacy really represents? You all know the answer already. Lee has statutes because people want to continue to glorify and mythologize that bullcrap. If you can't grasp that distinction, screw you. And if you try to weasel around that distinction, screw you. And if you keep playing "whatabboutism" and "slippery slope" baloney with this stuff, screw you. This stuff is important. This goes to the core of what we aspire to be as a country. Some of you are better than that. Maybe some of you aren't.
  6. 37 points
    Update: just been texting with Chew... His FIL is doing better. They've been able to turn his ventilator down and bring him out of sedation periodically, he can blink 1 yes, 2 no. This is a miracle, folks, so please keep the good thoughts coming. He sends thanks & love to the ES fam, and is extremely happy with the draft. ✌
  7. 37 points
    Howdy! new cartoon! ~Bang
  8. 36 points
    Yeah you're right we should all make fun and talk **** about a guy that has heart. A guy that also bust his butt for this team. Chris is a class act and maybe you should try to learn something from him.
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  11. 32 points
    “If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole.” ― Raylan Givens Justified
  12. 30 points
    Empty stadiums. i heard the Redskins will be well prepared to play in such an environment.
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  15. 29 points
    They would have arrested HaHa as well, but every time he swung he took a bad angle and missed.
  16. 28 points
    My wife is a nurse whose day job is running our vaccine clinics. She's been redeployed and is on the front lines tonight. Wish us well.
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  18. 27 points
    Quinton DumbBar Quinton BehindBars San Quentin Dunbar
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  20. 27 points
    In the Draft thread a bunch of us decided to compile our draft thoughts and put them together to form the ES 2020 Draft Census. Each participant was asked to send their top 3 + a wild card for each position group and their top 20. A 1st place vote in position group voting was 5 pts, 2nd was 3 points, 3rd was 2 points and wild card was a point. In the top 20 the player received 20 pts for a 1st place vote and the 20th person received a single point. Without further ado, here are the results: Quarterback 1. Joe Burrow, LSU - 56 pts 2. Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama - 40 pts 3. Justin Herbert, Oregon - 20 pts 4. Jake Fromm, Georgia - 4pts 4. Jordan Love, Utah - 4pts 6. Josh Love, UCLA - 3pts 7. Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma - 2pts 8. Jacob Eason, Washington - 1pt Runningback: 1. De'Andre Swift, Georgia - 50pts 2. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin - 36pts 3. JK Dobbins, Ohio State - 28pts 4. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, LSU - 4pts 5. AJ Dillon, Boston College - 3pts 6. Cam Akers, FSU - 2pts 6. Zach Moss, Utah - 2pts 8.6 tied at 1 pt {Kelly (UCLA), Olonilua (TCU), Guerriero (Monmouth), Gibson (Memphis), Benjamin (Az St) & McFarland (Maryland)} Wide Receiver: Receivers were split into two groups. Some guys got votes in both spots. 1. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma - 49pts 2. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama - 37pts 3. Henry Ruggs, Alabama - 18pts 4. Justin Jefferson, LSU - 9pts 5. Tee Higgins, Clemson - 7pts 6. Denzel Mims, Baylor - 3 pts 7. 3 tied at 2 pts {Shenault (Colorado), Edwards (South Carolina), Jefferson (Florida)} 10. 2 tied at 1pt {Pittman (USC), Hodgins (Oregon State)} Slots: 1. Jaelon Raegor, TCU - 20pts 2. Henry Ruggs, Alabama - 18pts 3. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama - 15pts 4. KJ Hill, Ohio State - 11pts 5. 2 tied at 9pts {Hamler (Penn St), DuVernay (Texas)} 7. Justin Jefferson, LSU - 6pts 8. Antonio Gibson, Memphis - 5pts 9. 2 tied at 4 pts {Shenault (Colorado), Johnson (Minnesota)} 11. 2 tied at 3pts {Aiyuk (Az St), Bowden (Kentucky)} 13. 3 tied at 1pt {Edwards (South Carolina), Proche (SMU), Watkins (So. Miss)} Tight End: 1. Cole Kmet, Notre Dame - 44pts 2. Adam Trautman, Dayton - 41pts 3. 2 tied at 12 pts {Albert O (Mizzou), Bryant (FAU)} 5. 2 tied at 5 pts {Hopkins (Purdue), Bryant (Washington)} 7. 2 tied at 3 pts {O'Grady (Arkansas), Claypool (Notre Dame)} 9. 2 tied at 2 pts {Breeland (Oregon), Asiasi (UCLA)} 11. 2 tied at 1pt {Moss (LSU), Sullivan (LSU)} Center: 1. Cesar Ruiz, Michigan - 45pts 2. Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU - 24 pts 3. 2 tied at 23 pts {Biadasz (Wisconsin), Hennessy (Temple)} 5. Nick Harris, Washington - 2pts 6. 3 tied at 1pt {Hanson (Oregon), Mauigoa (Wash. St.), Williams (Miss. St)} Guard: 1. Robert Hunt, La-Lafayette - 33pts 2. Netane Muti, Fresno St - 19pts 3. Solomon Kindley, Georgia - 15pts 4. Damien Lewis, LSU - 11 pts 5. Lloyd Cushenberry, LSU - 8pts 6. 3 tied at 7pts {Stenberg (Kentucky), Simpson (Clemson), Jackson (Ohio State)} 9. 4 tied at 5 pts {Clark (Charlotte), Lemieux (Oregon), Dotson (UL-La), Ruiz (Michigan)} 13. Michael Onwenu, Michigan - 2 pts 14. 2 tied at 1pt {Driscoll (Auburn), Bartch (St. Johns)} Tackle: 1. Andrew Thomas, Georgia - 41pts 2. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa - 37pts 3. Jedrick Willis, Alabama - 35pts 4. Mekhi Becton, Louisville - 6pts 5. Ezra Cleveland, Boise - 3pts 6. 3 tied at 2 {Niang (TCU), Wilson (Georgia), Jones (Houston)} 9. 3 tied at 1 {Charles (LSU), Jackson (USC), Brandel (Oregon St)} Edge: 1. Chase Young, Ohio State - 60pts 2. K'Lavon Chaisson, LSU - 28pts 3. Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn St - 14pts 4. AJ Epenesa, Iowa - 13pts 5. 2 tied at 4pts {Lewis (Alabama), Weaver (Boise)} 7. 2 tied at 2pts {Baun (Wisconsin), Taylor (Tennessee)} 9. 4 tied at 1pt {Okwara (Notre Dame), Willekes (Michigan St), Greenard (Florida), Uche (Michigan)} DT: 1. Derrick Brown, Auburn - 55pts 2. Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina - 34pts 3. Ross Blacklock, TCU - 15pts 4. Neville Gallimore, Oklahoma - 8pts 5. Jordan Elliot, Mizzou - 5pts 6. Raekwon Davis, Alabama - 4pts 7. McTelvin Agim, Arkansas - 3pts 8. 2 tied at 2pts {Lynch (Baylor), Davidson (Auburn)} 10. 3 tied at 1pt {Fotu (Utah), Madbuike (Texas A&M), Hamilton (Ohio State)} Inside Linebacker: 1. Kenneth Murray, Oklahoma - 49pts 2. Jordyn Brooks, Texas Tech - 26pts 3. Patrick Queen, LSU - 24pts 4. Malik Harrison, Ohio State - 13pts 5. Logan Wilson, Wyoming - 9pts 6. Anfernee Jennings, Alabama - 3 pts 7. Joe Bachie, Michigan State - 2pts 8. 2 tied at 1pt {Gay (Miss St), Walker (Fresno St)} Outside Linebacker: 1. Isaiah Simmons, Clemson - 55pts 2. 3 tied at 14 pts {Queen (LSU), Baun (Wisconsin), Davis-Gaither (App. St)} 5. Josh Uche, Michigan - 6pts 6. 4 tied at 3pts {Murray (Oklahoma), Gay (Miss St), Brooks (Texas Tech), Chaisson (LSU)} 10. Davion Taylor, Colorado - 2 pts 11. 5 tied at 1 pt {Okwara (Notre Dame), Wilson (Wyoming), Orr (Wisconsin), Harrison (Ohio St), Muse (Clemson)} Safety: 1. Xavier McKinney, Alabama - 42pts 2. Antoine Winfield, Jr, Minnesota - 35pts 3. Grant Delpit, LSU - 26pts 4. Jeremy Chinn, Southern Illinois - 16pts 5. Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne - 6pts 6. Ashtyn Davis, Cal - 2pts 7. 4 tied at 1pt {Hand (Temple), Thomas (Auburn), Wallace (Clemson), Brooks (Maryland)} Corner: 1. Jeff Okudah, Ohio State - 60pts 2. CJ Henderson, Florida - 32 pts 3. Trevon Diggs, Alabama - 15pts 4. Kristian Fulton, LSU - 10pts 5. Jeff Gladney, TCU - 4pts 6. Bryce Hall, Virginia - 3pts 7. AJ Terrell, Clemson -2pts 8. 5 tied at 1pt {Dantzler (Miss St), Robertson (LA Tech), Johnson (Utah), Motley (Oklahoma), Arnette (Ohio State)} And now the top 20 (+) 1. Chase Young, EDGE, Ohio State - 218pts 2. Joe Burrow, QB, LSU - 206pts 3. Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State - 179pts 4. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama - 178pts 5. Isaiah Simmons, OLB, Clemson - 177pts 6. Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn - 154pts 7. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma - 145pts 8. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama - 134pts 9. Tristan Wirfs, OT, Iowa - 120pts 10. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia - 119pts 11. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama - 114pts 12. Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina - 97pts 13. CJ Henderson, CB, Florida - 84pts 14. Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama - 61pts 15. Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville - 51pts 16. K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU - 36pts 17. Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon - 33pts 18. Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU - 28pts 19. Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma - 26pts 20. Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama - 19pts 21. Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU - 16pts 22. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin - 14pts 23. Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan - 12pts 23. AJ Epenesa, EDGE, Iowa - 12pts 25. Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson - 10pts 25. Patrick Queen, LB, LSU - 10pts 27. Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama - 9pts 27. DeAndre Swift, RB, Georgia - 9pts 29. Josh Jones, OT, Houston - 8pts 30. Yetur Gross-Matos, EDGE, Penn State - 7pts 30. Grant Delpit, S, LSU - 7pts 32. Antoine Winfield, Jr., S, Minnesota - 6pts 33. Jordan Love, QB, Utah State - 5pts 34. Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU - 2pts 34. Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota - 2pts 36. Jeremy Chinn, S, Southern Illinois - 1pt
  21. 27 points
    That's great, but my degree is in psychology so I not only know what you and the virologist are thinking, but why you are thinking it and what caused you to think it.
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    Get a 5th for Cravens...barely plays 20 snaps for the Broncos before being cut. Get a 5th for Dunbar...arrest warrant out on him for armed robbery before ever taking a practice snap. All we need is for Trent Williams to be caught smuggling illegal ferrets into the country and we will have hit the 5th round trade trifecta....
  24. 26 points
    Rivera making smart character moves already. Keep changing the culture, Ron.
  25. 26 points
    I have no idea why some people continue to insist that it is difficult to understand why mitigation and social distancing is critical to changing the trajectory of this virus. Maybe they can't read. Or are lacking some critical brain function. I simply don't get it. I'll try to make it simple. Imagine a dangerous virus is spreading through a small community of 1000 people. This is a bug that requires life-saving treatment. Eventually, given the infectiousness of the bug, everyone is going to get it. Now, imagine the hospital in town has enough equipment and staff to save 10 people per day. If the virus spreads slowly, 10 people show up every day at the hospital for 100 days in a row. How many die? (zero). Now imagine 20 show up every day for 50 days in a row. How many die? (500). Now imagine all 1000 show up sick at the same time. How many die? (990). This is a simplification, obviously, but maybe it will make sense to the simple. The only reason we are seeing critical shortages of key equipment is because too many people are getting sick too fast. People die in excess when we exceed capacity. Slowing the spread means we can save the vast majority of affected people. The cost of "opening up the economy" is that huge numbers of people get covid19 at the same time and huge numbers die who don't need too. The amorality of someone who would choose that is grotesque. Sorry if this comes off snarky. I'm about to start my 4th meeting of the day about this virus. Our hospital is straining - this is as severe a threat to our continuance as a medical center as has ever happened. We're in trouble here, and the people who minimize this are part of the problem.
  26. 26 points
    Its all directly related to the 3 things you aren't interested in hearing. So I will bow out.
  27. 26 points
    Needed to fire Allen first. bad sign.
  28. 25 points
    If the third party is Trent Williams, I'm going to start getting my investment advice from Ron Rivera.
  29. 25 points
    Someone asked Kiper this question back in early April: Which wide receiver is the Terry McLaurin of this draft? (via @Big305Country) You're talking about a midround steal, right? Here's a name for you: Antonio Gibson. He is a former junior college star who spent two seasons at Memphis and really emerged in 2019, averaging 19.3 yards per catch, 11.2 yards per carry and 28 yards per kickoff return. At 6-foot, 228 pounds, Gibson is not a traditional receiver, but he could be used in several ways by a smart coaching staff, on jet sweeps and screens and quick-game concepts while he develops as a route runner. And he is extremely explosive after the catch -- he ran a 4.39 40-yard dash at the combine. Gibson's versatility makes him a perfect third-round target with upside.
  30. 25 points
    I haven't been posting in this thread the past few days, but I wanted to give you guys an update on how the situation is indirectly affecting me. Just gonna cut right to the chase: I had a nervous breakdown today. There was about an hour there when I wanted to kill myself. I haven't been sleeping much and I was rejected for a job that I was really counting on. I'm 29 years old, very educated and qualified, but I can't seem to land a teaching job. I was so proud of myself for going to that interview and I thought I did very well, but it just wasn't enough. No idea why. I couldn't handle that news today for myriad reasons. I feel like a loser because I put too much stock in the lack of money I make when I'm actually trying very hard and the news was such a hard blow to the gut that I lost it. I really need to sleep. My wife called off work so she could look after our daughter. I called the suicide hotline, texted with some friends, called another, called my parents. Everyone I could think of. They all told me that I was valuable, to keep trying, that they loved me and to get some sleep. I'm feeling better now. How does this relate to coronavirus? I've been going into serious hypochondria mode lately, like many people. But at some point after the break I had, I realized that I hadn't been thinking about how my throat felt, whether or not I had been coughing, what my temperature was, etc. I stopped caring. I truly didn't care if I got coronavirus and died. The mind prioritizes challenges by importance and all of a sudden the background noise of my life dissipated. The moment I walked back into my apartment, there was a story about coronavirus on the TV and I cringed. I saw it completely differently. It's poison, all of it. I'm not saying that it's not important to be aware, that it isn't important to be hygienic for ourselves and others. But goodness ****ing gracious this constant onslaught of information is something to treat with as much respect as the virus itself. Just speaking for myself, this media cycle is like alcohol to an alcoholic and it wasn't until I went up to the ledge that I saw how much it needed to be removed from my life. Please, everyone, if you're feeling overwhelmed by the news, put your phones away for a while and decompress. If you can go outside for a while, do it. Spend time with loved ones and talk about nothing. Sleep. Don't do what I did to get to this point. What I learned from this horrible ****ing day is that coronavirus, while legitimately scary, is much scarier if I allow it to be a constant presence in my mind.
  31. 25 points
    Ron Rivera brings in an OC from a team with a losing record - Redskins fans are all up in arms and the sky is falling. Sean McVay brings in an OC from a team with an even worse losing record - Redskins fans think McVay is a genius. #RedskinsLogic
  32. 25 points
    Dream scenario: Snyder sells the team. Nightmare scenario: Snyder sells the team to Bruce Allen.
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    What people are missing is that Scotty M is just across the street, picking up 5 bottles of vodka and Dianna Russini.
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  36. 24 points
    Chew sends love. His FIL is hanging on, things are bleak, but miracles DO happen, so keep the good juju/woo train rollin if you would. He also sent a photo of his son, I can't even begin to tell you how adorable he is...lifted my spirit immensely.
  37. 24 points
    I can not be the only one who saw this as a sign Bruce Allen had been fired lol...
  38. 24 points
    For Immediate Release August 8, 2019 STATEMENT BY SONNY JURGENSEN ON RETIREMENT: "I've decided to hang up my headphones and my clipboard. It's been a great 55 years in Washington. I want to thank our Redskin fans for being so generous to me and our teams, we owe it all to you. I've had so many wonderful memories of thousands of teammates I've played with and talked about during my years in radio and television in Washington D.C. The relationships with coaches and executives over the 50 years like Bill McPeak, Otto Graham, Edward Bennett Williams, Vince Lombardi, Jack Kent Cooke, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Beathard, Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder have been special. My special broadcast partners such as Sam Huff and Frank Herzog and later with Larry Michael, Chris Cooley and Doc Walker on radio and the great TV talents such as Glenn Brenner and George Michael. We lived through the glory years together -- the NFC East championships and five Super Bowls, all great memories. And I would be remiss if I failed to mention my good friend Andy Ockershausen who was responsible for bringing together the original broadcast team of Sonny, Sam and Frank. After 62 years in professional football, I still have my health and wonderful family with a special thanks to my beautiful wife Margo for letting me work the weekends for all those years. I'll always be a fan of professional football and appreciative of all that it has done for me, my family and our city. I'll leave you with these word, Hail to the Redskins!"
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    Bad luck. Trading for McNabb only to go back to the same source where you failed the first time and trade for Alex Smith while signing them both to extensions. Bad luck Ignoring the rest of ownership and summarily getting fined 36 mil in cap space. Bad luck. Trading the farm and getting a supremely talented QB with a terrible attitude; then allowing your owner and head coach run him into the ground. Bad luck. Getting a serviceable QB in the same draft and escorting him out of town through sheer ignorance. Bad luck. 4 major attempts to solve the QB position with multiple draft picks and a ton of cash involved only to be behind square one and in cap Hell. Bad luck. Hiring a drunk to manage your draft and see him keep drinking and then scape-goating him so you can fire him. Bad luck. Consistently signing and drafting players cheap because most of them are injury prone/have an injury history and having 2 straight years of being the most injured team in the NFL. Bad luck. Winning off the field. Bad luck. ”Kurt” Cousins. Bad luck. Harvest Fest and Homecoming. Bad luck. Richmond. Bad luck. Having your head coach call out players and being candid about when they whine about practice while cutting a player for doing the same thing. Bad luck. Making a Redskins legend be your mouth piece and watch him fumble the ball multiple times in interviews. Bad luck. Hiring a highly reputable PR firm and then an NFL PR guru and clashing with both just to send them away. Bad luck. Poor Dan and Bruce. Just a ton of bad luck. I would’ve dissected more, but I came up with this many off the top of my head. I figured this was sufficient.
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    On threads moving and posting in general - let's be careful what we post people. Threats of violence especially against a President of the United States are not going to fly at anytime but especially right now. That's the kind of thing that can get you and us into trouble, And there was a threat made against Trump in that thread. That thread is being reviewed by MODs before it can be restored. The frustration and anger is understandable - I share it. But let's take the rhetoric down a notch and remember this is a public forum owned by the Washington Redskins.
  43. 23 points
    So it appears Jack Del Rio is on board as Rivera's DC. He is a GREAT DC and a perfect hire for us. He is strictly a Two gap 4-3 guy from the Lewis model. And he has been incredibly successful as a DC. Edit: I wanted to edit this because there is more information out there that Del Rio IS NOT strictly a 2 gap guy. The info is already in the thread on one gap 4-3 as well though. "Del Rio’s defenses have ranked in the Top Six in the NFL in yards per game allowed in eight of his 14 seasons as a position coach, coordinator or head coach. During that time, he coached 11 players to a total of 19 Pro Bowl selections, including All-Pros such as linebackers Peter Boulware and Ray Lewis, defensive tackles John Henderson, Kris Jenkins and Marcus Stroud, and cornerback Rashean Mathis." http://www.sloansportsconference.com/people/jack-del-rio/ https://www.cincyjungle.com/2018/1/3/16843646/jack-del-rio-logical-choice-for-bengals-to-hire-as-next-defensive-coordinator Lets take a look at his Two Gap 4-3 defensive philosophy to see HOW he has done it. Del Rio is a master at putting his players in position to make plays. He uses their strengths and hides their weaknesse. His defenses are TOUGH, PHYSICAL and at times dominating. He uses a base 4-3 but is aggressive with his corners. They play press man to take away quick easy throws so his pass rushers can get to the QB. The Skins are going to have to find big press corners for his system to be most effective. https://www.milehighreport.com/2014/3/12/5502394/denver-defensive-philosophy The Two-Gap 4-3 Defense Overview The two-gap 4-3 defense is what most people think of when there's the mention of the 4-3. It is one of the least popular defenses in the NFL only used by Jacksonville. No other team uses this variation, opting more for the one-gap alignments, Cover/Tampa 2's and the Jim Johnson style, blitz-heavy defenses. In this alignment, the defensive tackles are lined up head up with the offensive guards. The defensive ends are lined up in identical spots on the outside shoulders of the OT's. The outside linebackers are lined up shaded off of the DE's and about four yards back from the LOS. The middle linebacker is lined up directly in the middle of the formation and about five yards back. The SS is lined up about eight to 10 yards back across from the strong-side OT, and the FS is lined up about 10-12 yards back and across from the weak-side OT. The CB's are lined up directly across from the WR's. Defensive Line Responsibilities The weak-side defensive end is responsible for the "B" gap and outside of the OT in the running game. In the passing game, he's supposed to be as fast as he can around the end or try and make a move inside. The strong-side DE is responsible for the "B" gap and "C" gap on his side of the line in the run game. He's also supposed to try and get by the OT in the passing game as well. The DT's are responsible for the "A" gap and "B" gap on their respective sides and in the passing game have to get through the OG and create enough disruption that they can draw double teams. Linebacker Responsibilities The outside linebackers are responsible for the outside of the play in the running game. In the passing game, the strong-side OLB will be in charge of the TE or an intermediate zone normally. The weak-side OLB will be in an intermediate zone or in charge of whoever comes out of the backfield. The middle linebacker is in charge of the "A" gaps and will also be in short-to-intermediate zones. Secondary Responsibilities The corners are varied in coverage from scheme to scheme. They will switch between the zone and man schemes a lot, and well-rounded corners are the best fit for the scheme. The safeties play a very traditional set of roles in that the FS plays the deep third most plays, and the SS plays an intermediate middle zone. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1074050-nfl-defensive-schemes-the-basics-of-the-4-3-3-4-and-ryan-defenses One Gap and Two Gap Techniques https://www.xsosfootball.com/one-gap-and-two-gap-techniques/ Beginners Guide To The 4-3 Defense http://www.chiefpigskin.com/beginners-guide-to-the-4-3-defense/ There is a TON of great info in the above links if you want to really understand the 4-3. Del Rio does it well. He is aggressive and it works. His lineage is incredible. He has played or coached under Dennis Green, Dungy, Billick, Ditka, Jimmy Johnson and Lewis. His experience is drawn from a who's who of football knowledge. This is a GREAT hire. And the future is very bright for the Redskins defense under Del Rio and Rivera. https://www.mercurynews.com/2015/09/13/raiders-preview-looking-into-jack-del-rios-past-for-clues-about-the-future/
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    Callhan will have to really work on his pad level in the run game. I think he gets excited and trusts his upper body strength too much. He wants to bury his man and you can't always do that. Watch the film again. Note that on a lot of run plays his helmet is higher than his opponent. Ok for a tackle. Not good for a guard. A good guard is a knee bender. I tell my guard's that if they can't see the defender's chin strap then they're playing too high. If he tries that vs Ionnaidas, Payne, Allen, or even Settle he's going to be knocked on his ass. Hopefully that will happen early on so he'll realize what he needs to do. (He should watch film of Brandon Scherff; who almost always has his helmet below his opponent - hence the reason he's one of the best guards in the NFL.) It can definitely be fixed though and I attribute his bad habit to his aggressive mentality. I think he gets excited and wants to big boy his man. He has a good first step to cut off back side 1 tech; gets his helmet between the defender and the ball and gets that second power step up-field in a hurry. That's not an easy thing to do and too often we've seen our LG miss and the poor RB wondering how in the hell he got hit from behind so quickly on an outside zone run. On play side he does a good job on combos. Not super athletic in the open field but really in today's scheme you'd rather for your lineman to get in the way of defenders and impede their progress. Pancakes are nice but it's more important to screen the defender and let the RB read it out. I really like his mental acuity and footwork in pass pro. He maintains a wide base and, iIronically, he does get his butt down in pass pro after he anchors. (He'll need to anchor sooner tho vs NFL talent and I'm sure he'll realize that in training camp). He does a really good job of recognizing stunts and passing off his man. He stays active and doesn't just guard grass. He looks for work. Overall, I like the kid and not having seen Flowers play guard yet I'd give him the edge (based on potential) to be the week 1 starting LG. P.S. Watch his hand placement. Experts talk so much about it for defenders but really it's just as important for offense. He does an excellent job of keeping his hands in the chest. Which will negate a lot of holding calls and will help him to maintain control of his man. He does a good job of mirroring with his feet too.
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    So what I'm reading is that he hasn't allowed any sacks or pressures at guard. I like it.
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    Someone tell this guy that if he wants to be taken seriously he needs to say more than just "mod edit" in every post.
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    Nazis: We want genocide Antifa: What the? We will oppose you. BLM: Please stop killing us. White Suburban Centrist Voters: I cannot see any difference between these scary groups.
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    Here's some other photos of counter-protesters being violent against these people. Here's the leader of the counter demonstrators instigating his followers to violence against these people and what they believe. Here we see an armed African American threatening obviously peaceful demonstrators. This photo clearly shows that the counter protesters came agitated and spoiling for trouble. Here one of the counter protesters has injured himself by attacking what had been a peaceful Atlantic wall And here are a bunch of counter protesters who liked the French oceanside so much they never left. ~Bang
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