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Everything posted by Art

  1. Yeah, history that has landed Marty, Spurrier, Gibbs, Shanny as elite level coaching prospects. And now Rivera. In fact, we suck as a team. We have never not been a good place to be as a coach, save after Gibbs left when he did AND last offseason with so much around Smith to worry about. Remember, Rivera has options. One has a rookie QB, an elite runner, a GM he's already worked with, a superior stadium, a more engaged fan base and a bigger market. But he's coming here because we're a laughing stock. Wake up brother.
  2. I have never liked you :). I like Lewis a lot less than I like Rivera.
  3. Yeah. A laughing stock that is landing the most in demand coach available who would have four jobs in 10 minutes. Weird. Maybe you're wrong.
  4. You can look it up. Haskins had a higher draft grade last year than Mayfield. And all his negatives were from having one year in college. If you think Burrow, who wasn't good enough to beat out Haskins at Ohio State would have out performed Haskins this year if had stayed, given Haskins had quite similar numbers last year to Burrow this year, you're fooling yourself. Haskins would be behind a healthy Tua in this draft. And no one else.
  5. Assumes facts not in evidence. But, yes, Snyder would be a total dip**** if he hired a new general manager who walked in and said, "I want to restart from scratch and blow everything out, including Haskins, McLaurin, Guice, Sims, etc." The attractiveness of coaching here is those players and the POSSIBILITY they are good. It doesn't mean you are locked in to any of them more than a year or two. But it means you start there and go from there.
  6. I propose you are not allowed to post any more press releases until it's the Rivera is hired release.
  7. It is generally my thought quoting and agreeing with pretty much anything I write makes you smarter. So good on ya :). Today is a good day because we are setting a new direction and have a reasonable hope the future could be better soon. And for that, I'm simply glad as it was getting pretty dim to be a Skins fan.
  8. I think this is unfair. I do not think Norman played to his contract value, but for a couple years he was a pretty good player. This year he seriously tailed off. But here is why we should appreciate him. When this year went under and he was basically thrown under the bus by Manusky, he didn't come back at it hard. He didn't become a problem child. Manusky has people rumbling against him on that side of the ball all the time, especially in private. But Normal gracefully handled his situation and never made it blow. He deserves some respect for that. I do not see him returning,
  9. So, Bruce owns precisely ZERO part of the record under Shanny, who was in full and total control of all aspects of the team. Bruce does, however, OWN the team's personnel since he brought in Gruden. He doesn't actually get a win/loss record, but he hired the guy who has the win/loss record so that's on him. Bruce has owned total personnel control the last three years after Scot, then two years before Scot. I am fully fine with it being time for a change. it is time for a change. Absolutely. But the plain and simple fact is Rivera has options. Including a place with a better sta
  10. Uh. This doesn't matter one iota. Either Allen is to blame for the state of the franchise or he's to be credited. We don't get to give Allen the bad but give Kyle Smith the good. Allen's stamp on the organization since taking over everything from Scot was a priority on big school players with winning backgrounds. If that works out, it was Allen who put that in place. I am happy to have Kyle and Schaffer here as both are great for us. But we know, right now, the state of the team to highly respected, in-demand football guys. Rivera is here, not in New York with his GM buddy a g
  11. We are getting Rivera because of the players Bruce has put on the team in his three years in full control since Scot's run left us with precisely one good draft pick before he went nuts. The article is actually right. The core has enough promise that Bruce is to be thanked for finding players in one offseason to turn us from a really bad place to land to a preferred place. This time a year ago we would NEVER have been close to getting a guy with the reputation of Rivera. Haskins, Guice, McLaurin on rookie deals make this an attractive option because even if they suck, no one will blame
  12. Bruce has the team in position to land a coach who would receive four other job offers if he stayed on the market because of the people he has brought in the last three years since taking over for Scot. I know a lot of you will hate this thought, but the ONLY way the Bruce hatred makes ANY sense is if the Alabama Wall, Sweat, Haskins, McLaurin and Guice (and ok, sure, throw a bit of Sims in too) fail so badly that the team needs to be entirely remade in two or three years. Then, sure, Bruce will be the worst ever. However, if we are remotely competitive or even any good in the next three
  13. Haskins carried a higher prospect grade than Mayfield and all of Haskins' negatives were around his minimal play time, meaning vast upside with time. Mayfield had physical negatives you can't fix. Haskins would be a Top 5 pick this year with more time and a similar year at Ohio State.
  14. I think at least one of them starts with B. Or something.
  15. These tweets are good and all, but, for the record, the Panthers were the No. 1 offense by points and 11th by yards in 2015. And when they've been good, they've had good offenses. I would not say Rivera has stamped his team as a defense only or even necessarily a defense led group. Cam has been a good pro :).
  16. Just exactly how rare a prospect is Young exactly? Peppers, Clowney, Garrett, one of the Bosa brothers? Better, worse, where? I'm not a huge draft guy and don't start tuning in for it until February really, but this guy seems to have buzz regardless of the fact we are in the running for him. I know Shannon Sharpe felt Young got dominated by the Clemson right tackle. Which would be worrisome. But the Big Ten has good offensive linemen generally so it's not like he went up against slouches. Regardless, I really only want him if we're actually running a 4-3. Then go nuts :). But
  17. Oh, I'll be back in full....in five years when my baby is out of the house. My kids make it quite impossible for me to enjoy anything BUT them. I still visit in spurts though. While I do understand the impulse to prevent a moron from posting, "Haskins sucks and is not the future of the team," in a thread by itself, I do think the mega threads are a hindrance to conversation and to people wanting to visit. Let the moron post that in his own thread. You'll know if it should be here or not by how active it is. Meaning, if the posters have the self-control to leave it be, it's off the
  18. Your assessment on the media is dead on. It is a fact the players love Snyder. You rarely hear what he does for them, but when you do it's always the same. He's there for them and NOT just for the big time stars. He is a fan, like us, so like us, he's a bit of a jock sniffer. The fact that Raheem Morris and Marvin Lewis even came up on the process, two guys who were here and might be willing to come back, tells you a ton. The fact our top pick for a head coach has us as his top pick WHILE having a coach on his staff we fired tells you a ton. Snyder's image issue is the media does
  19. As mentioned by Mike, zone is good if you have pressure up front. If we happened to have Young, Sweat, Kerrigan (unlikely) at defensive end, Allen, Matty I. and Payne on the inside, if you can't generate pressure you never will. And if you are, with a zone behind it, you start making plays. Now, like you, I prefer picking a man and covering that man and being done with it, but the zone doesn't scare me as much if we have four guys like that up front in positions they should be and, importantly, if Sweat and Kerrigan NEVER, ever, ever, ever, ever cover anyone ever again. Linebacker is
  20. Actually, I'm not overly optimistic. But Haskins showed enough clear growth as he got more comfortable to have a chance to be an answer. He may not be. Guice showed enough pop and promise to be an answer. He may not be. McLaurin showed frighteningly good route skills, ball skills and maturity but he also might not be a good pro. The point is the Redskins, unlike pretty much any other team, has the POSSIBILITY that all three key offensive spots are filled by players on their rookie deals who COULD be an answer. If they are, the person with the job wins a lot in the next few years.
  21. Because, maybe, JUST MAYBE, this is, outside of Houston which is not available, the best job in the NFL to take over as a coach looking to win and not having the obligation of a complete rebuild. Why would he want to go to a place that doesn't have a potential QB, RB, WR1, WR2 all on rookie deals? Obviously none of those players could work out, but this is the most attractive personnel out there given the contracts and potential. Snyder will pay better than others. AND Rivera has Norv Turner on his staff who he went to and asked and Norv told him, "You won't lack for anything you ask f
  22. Not only is Rivera respected. But Rivera's offensive coordinator was fired by and worked for Dan Snyder. Anyone think he asked Norv his view on this organization and Snyder? And anyone surprised he still has this as his top job? I'm not. But I know a lot of folks here likely would be given that.
  23. Back when Murf was here for the Vikings game, before Rivera was available, he asked me what I thought would happen and who I predicted would be our next coach. Snyder, as much of a bitter dimwit as he is, has to know the fans are tired of the way this organization feels and has to want something splashy. So, I say, "Cowher. With Dungy as his DC." Something huge. Something seriously moving. When Rivera came available he entered a list of coaches I wouldn't have minded seeing here. Harbaugh was No. 1. I love me some Jim Harbaugh. Dabo Swinney was No. 2 in that he's the "ultima
  24. So, I think when you see me say I like Scherff you should believe I like him. I can fairly say I am not in your place where I LOVE him the way you appear to and that's fine. When I say he lacks the ability to pull and get to the second level well that doesn't mean he NEVER does it. He does pull. He is just not overwhelming at it. His game is almost exclusively based on strength. And a player who is based so strongly on strength is AWESOME when he's totally healthy. But if his knee is a little balky, or his shoulder is a little tweaked, he can't dig as well and gets beaten. That
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