Die Hard

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  1. I just started Mr Robot. 4 episodes in. Kinda has a Dexter feel to it (before it got cheesy). Christian Slater is alive!
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    The Conspiracy Thread

    So, the owner of the Saints comes out publicly... and basically states what so many in this thread have suggested. But when you cover it with the cloak “protecting the integrity of the game”.... you aren’t a conspiracy theorist but a person of principle. Headlining on ESPN right now: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/25863631/concern-nfl-4-officials-nfc-championship-game-live-southern-california And THIS for a media darling team like the New Orleans Saints. What platform does a team like the Redskins - universally hated for Dan Snyder and the disparaging team name - have when they’re the victim? ZZZZZZzzzzzzz. Refs are one of the main reasons why I can’t watch professional sports any more. It’s no longer about the integrity of competition/sport.... it’s about the bottom line (cash). It’s WWE as far as I can tell.
  3. When the Skins were leading the division (2 games up) 6-3... with pivotal matches against NFC opponents.... how was the attendance at FedEx? Dismal. And you think a game with Johnson at QB against the Eagles would have mattered? The possibility of finishing the season 2-5 and backing into the playoffs with your 4th string QB would have resurrected the fans hopes? They weren’t even there in week 2, first home game against the Colts, after dominating the Cards and starting off a rare 1-0 record. The fans have spoken. This is as bad as I’ve ever seen it.
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    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    The Redskins just completed another tumultuous season.... again crashing and burning to end the season. So many problems and issues. Questions. And the best this franchise comes up with, is a reporter who catches Bruce Allen on the way to the elevator to ask about Gruden.... and we get “Assume he’ll be back.” What a proud franchise! What a decisive organization with clears goals/objectives and metrics.... and so supportive of each other too! Clearly, you can tell that one hand is not talking to the other. 20 years now. Snyder isn’t a green young naive owner learning lessons as he goes. That narrative has passed. He’s a moron. Plain and simple.
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    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    Yay, changes to his staff!!!! That either means a Tampa Bay connection.... or an internal promotion from a pool of incompetence. It’s not about results! It’s about familiarity. Tow the company line... and let’s all get along.
  6. Except Quinn didn’t even last a quarter in his first pre-season game without injury.... and then I believe he last a half in his first-regular reason game (before going on IR). I’m not down on his talent... because I’m not even familiar with it. But that’s a pretty dubious start
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I’m not talking about Gibbs 1.0 (pre-CBA). I’m talking about Gibbs 2.0 specifically. Remember how Portis put all that weight on.... because Gibbs wanted to return to smash mouth? They were hammering each other all day long. I’m not
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I’m not talking about breaking the rules You can run a hard training camp with lots of contract... on the designated days. They have already increased roster limits and practice squad numbers. And teams are still stashing guys on IR. Gruden’s team have minimal contact. And most guys on are the sidelines rehabbing. And then when the lights come on... they’re back on IR. Your best ability is your availability. Gibbs lived by that.
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    Press Release: #Redskins Quotes- Gruden

    Who cares about coaching changes?! Gruden has shown complete incompetency when it comes to hiring coaches on his staff. He inherited McVay. Callahan is the most over-rated coach in the NFL. Yes, he works them hard.. and they love. The result show... they’re F***** terrible in run blocking.... and lack any consistency in pass blocking. Tomsula is the only coach earning his keep here. And Gruden is too loyal a human to let go of anybody... unless there has been 10 consecutive years of extreme under-performance. Hey Gruden... what went wrong? “I dunno.” What can you do different? “I dunno.” That about sums up his approach to games and in-game adjustments. He goes in with a singular focus (plan)... and if it fails because nothing goes exactly right... his teams are doomed and can’t counter-attack. Go after the other team’s weaknesses. Just completely useless.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Gibbs’ ran notoriously hard training camps. By the time the regular season opened.... every single guy on that roster was battle-tested. He created an environment of tough SOBs that played through pain. Yes, that style of football lended itself to injuries... but they also used to PUNISH teams (very often knocking out the other team’s best player). And when they suffered injuries of their own... their backups could substitute with little drop off because they practiced like starters. Gruden runs a club med in order to keep guys healthy in time for the regular season. No matter how many years he coaches... his training camps are like the players have never seen his offence before and they have to re-learn it. You never see a level of comfortability with the players with his offence. There’s never any growth. And you see it in the pre-season.... sloppy offensive football... and slow starts to the season. Regardless of how many years they’ve been in the system. And because he’s trying to coach the starters up in time for the regular season.... its as if the backups/subs don’t get any reps in practice. So during the regular season, when the Skins suffer injuries... the backups can’t come in and contribute. And Jay has to ‘coach them up more’. Jay is a wonderful human being. He’s just a terrible coach. He needs to go. But at this point.... I don’t think anything matters any more. Gruden has had 5 years.... and he hasn’t developed any semblance of a competent NFL running game other than an odd game here and there. And oddly, despite this being the offense’s glaring weaknesses.... how does he predictably play-call?!? Run-Run-(3rd and long) Pass. The only player that’s develop in his 5 years.... was Cousins.
  11. Well, if things don’t change this offseason... then all hope is lost. Which looks to be the case. I can’t wait to see how worse it’ll get next season. LmFao.
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    Enough is enough. A fond farewell.

    Yeah, I feel the same way about birthdays, graduations, engagements, weddings, anniversaries and funerals. The world doesn’t revolve you, you narcissistic buttholes!!! You don’t have to make an announcement about everything in your life... and turn it into a celebration you self-righteous arse!
  13. I’ll just add, the Demaysio file was all Art. Im not sure how anyone could have mistaken otherwise.
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    Enough is enough. A fond farewell.

    Dude, Snyder is never going to sell this team. It’s a nice thought.... but it doesn’t happen like this in the NFL. With the exception of Richardson in Carolina... but that was an extenuating circumstance (sexual misconduct).
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    Enough is enough. A fond farewell.

    I definitely still have loyalty to this community.... moreso than the Redskins. But it’s changed too... but I definitely get something out of it still. When I created ES... I was thinking of better days that would unite us. But the level of incompetence in the Redskins FO is insurmountable. What Gruden has done with this team is, quite frankly, remarkable. He’s severely limited as a coach.... but right now, he’s the best we’ve had in forever. And he needs to go. The problem is.... we’re never going to find a coach good enough to turn this team around.