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  1. I saw this yesterday and can say if Haskins doesn't throw deep, if he just throws deep as often as that video, we'll be awesome.
  2. This is a more thoughtful and reasonable statement than the one I replied to and I have no serious issues with it though I'll say it's unlikely Haskins moves in regardless of whether we're an ok offense or ****ty one. The only way I see Haskins in is if he's OVERWHELMINGLY our best player in the preseason and we really can't hold him back ONCE things start to decline in any way. More likely I presume he'll actually look pretty iffy in the preseason as we will be working a ton on his footwork, drops and mechanics instead of encouraging him to just play and he's not an athlete who's going to
  3. So your suggestion is in other years we could have lost those games but not last year, thus your opinion is last year, when what you said not only didn't happen, but we won easily in four of six, pretty easily in one and more than the score in the last, that there's some influence. Bro, that's not opinion. That's delusion. If you're ok with it, that's cool. But you're only fooling you on that. If it helps, though, we could have lost all those games, or won them all if those games were nothing like they actually were. In fiction we could have been 16-0 or 0-16. True. In reality
  4. Oh, I agree. It's an absolute tragedy that anyone thinks people in a draft room disagreeing over a pick is in any way unique to the Redskins or a sign of any instability. It happens, probably, on EVERY pick in EVERY draft that SOMEONE thinks another guy is better. The draft isn't science. It's subjective. Someone will ALWAYS have a different view. In our draft, for example, Kyle clearly weighed speed and "character/captaincy" a bit higher than maybe some other things. Some other guys may have wanted something else. Size. Whatever. It's NORMAL. It's ALSO normal that someo
  5. It's really not an opinion. Could we have lost the Cowboy game, sure. That's the only one in that batch. You said we could have lost 3. The fact that we were up 13 with like 5 minutes left against the Cowboys negates even the real danger of losing that, but it would have been a FLUKE loss, not one on merit. We were a very stable and solid, if utterly boring and depressing, 6-3. To suggest we were in close games and eeking things out is fiction. It's not opinion. It's a fact we won four games very easily, one game pretty easily and only a fluke made one game close of the six. W
  6. Cutting him this year would have crippled the team entirely. The current benefit to having him still is we could add Collins and play with the cap a bit. Cutting him would have accelerated things so far it would have brutalized our roster. He has also proven to be quite a good mentor and sounding board for young, coming QBs. I suspect he won't get worse at that for Haskins than he was for Mahomes and Kaep.
  7. Kyle set our board. Bruce had ZERO to do with it. ZERO. Bruce's role was to honor the board and fight for the integrity of it when there was a challenge as there ALWAYS is in a draft room when someone else loves a guy more. Where there is a disagreement Bruce makes the ultimate decision. Not even Snyder, who used to have that role, as Cooke did, where he'd famously side with Beathard or Gibbs with a caustic, "You'd better be right." Gibbs told that story with a cackle a lot. Gibbs was often right, so it worked out :). Gibbs won in the era you could win with different, non-elite
  8. Shanahan owns the team's record when Shanahan ran all aspects of the team. So Bruce took over in 2014. I'm willing to forgive a rookie coach in a transition year and throw out that 4-12. So we've basically been 31-32-1 since he has effectively run the organization. I think the Ernie Grunfeld comparison is somewhat apt. Moves tend to make sense, but it never totally comes together. But we've not been a disaster with Bruce running things and we seem to have a very clear organizational strategy we are following that seems to be building. Our coaching, specifically defensive coachin
  9. Except, uh, nope. We easily beat the Cardinals, Packers, Giants and Bucs. We had the Cowboys handled, though a late thing made that seem closer than the than the game actually was. And we pretty much handled Carolina, though they made a late push. In fact we were EASILY 6-3, but no better, as we were blown out three times. Had the injuries not come in those numbers we're 10-6 and all looking forward to this year. We all seem to forget while we were not a great team at 6-3 and our style of play was NOT going to be a championship quality team, we were actually solid and co
  10. If it looks like last year and we're 6-3 before the injuries just devastated us you think we'll make a change? Of course you don't, but I do find it intriguing you only remember how we sucked when all our players were hurt but not how we were doing ok when that wasn't the case. No team could overcome what we've had the last two years from an injury standpoint. And we finished 7-9. If we had HALF as many injuries last year we finish 10-6. This team is flawed and is not deep, but while true the way we have ended the last two seasons with dozens of players out has been terrible, we've n
  11. I will agree with you the totality of the Smith deal was pretty dumb. We should NOT have given up Fuller. Period. And I would not have extended him as far as we did. Obviously this is made somewhat better in that a three year would have been harder to absorb than a four. I actually DO think had Smith not been hurt we'd have drafted Haskins though. Best case for us Smith was a starter for three years before handing off to someone else. Haskins is a growth project. Having Smith would have been a great way to ease in.
  12. Might be closer to truth than you know. The Redskins were quite leaky back in the day, but have significantly tightened in recent years. There are a lot of planned leaks. And most of the leaks you see, like stuff from Russini, are fiction. You know they are fiction at birth. Hell, the team even had personnel separated during the draft so leaks couldn't occur, with leadership, middle management and coaches in different rooms. They did that for a very simple reason. No information coming out of the room making the choices was leaking and anything else was fiction. And they are fi
  13. I have not followed this thread closely and thought it was a Bruce as a GM discussion, not a body of work discussion. But, yeah, glad we agree, he seems damn good on the personnel side, which, you know, is pretty much all that ultimately matters.
  14. Except he hasn't had any real sins in terms of drafting, has he? Shanahan ran the team and draft when Allen started here. Allen is clean on all Shanahan's idiocy, right? So 2014 was his first year presumably running that and that was the Murphy, Moses, Long, Breeland, Grant draft. That's damn solid. All of them are starting pros. The 2015 draft was McCloughan, with Scherff, Crowder and Smith who are starting NFL players. The 2016 draft was McCloughan, and that's the Doctson draft, which kind of sucked. Fuller is a stud and Ioannidis is our best player from it.
  15. I've watched his stuff. I'm not overly concerned with his 40 time but he doesn't appear AT ALL QUICK to me. A lot like Doctson who's faster in a straight line, but seems to have ZERO quickness. This guy is a bit bigger and can be a solid player for us. I just don't know that I've ever seen a No. 1 receiver taken this low. Can anyone think of a legit No. 1 wideout out of the sixth round other than Antonio Brown, who is elite quick? Hey, I'm not knocking him. He's a good player with great production. Super happy to have him. I just can't see what I've seen of his skill set bei
  16. Some of you are a little enthusiastic, which is good to see. He's a sixth rounder. If he's on the roster in two years it's an ok pick. I think No. 1 material is a bit much :). But I ain't going to tell you to put down the kool aid. I hope you're right :).
  17. His size means he's NOT an every down back. He's not replacing Thompson. He's functional in the role of Thompson, if he can catch, and is a good change of pace back.
  18. Hamilton is normal speed, not slow. He's just not "fast". And we're adding "fast".
  19. Say what you want to say, but NO ONE can say the Redskins didn't realize, as an organization, they were super slow on the field. Ignore the offensive linemen and Haskins who don't HAVE to be fast. The team clearly weighed "speed" relative to the position as an immense benefit in this draft. Speed, relative to the position, is the key thing you are seeing here for us for sure. This guy is an inside backer who is way too small, like Hamilton, but unlike Hamilton, has high level speed and burst at the position. The Redskins realize they lack team speed and are doing their best effort to
  20. The Redskins defense has plenty of talent but there are a couple of reasons why Top 10 is a difficult thing for me to envision. They SHOULD be there, mind you, but we remain a team that has two crucial flaws. One, the main one, is Manusky. It isn't even that he's not innovative. It's that almost every game we looked like we had NO IDEA what the other team was going to do. We got caught without prep so many times which means other staffs evaluated what we liked to do on defense and changed what they do on offense to surprise us. Not vice versa. This was seriously troubling. Atla
  21. I was wrong in the Love thread thinking we'd get a lineman or two today but likely ones with vast upside rather than kind of known ability. This guy is kind of known. Immensely strong and I think the second most reps on the bench at the combine. Considering we tend to get overwhelmed with fatties on the inside having that strength is probably an ok thing. This is a TRUE ass guard and I think given Roullier is not that mobile this guy's lack of mobility really leans us toward a zone blocking scheme as we are not that flexible on pulls if this guy gets in. Of course we do have Flowers
  22. The Redskins offensive line has four guys who were picked in the Top 10 of the NFL draft. Flowers is not inspiring and Cooper may not be, though Cooper actually looked damn good before he got hurt last year. Moses, Roullier, Scherff and Williams are dead locks to start. There is one spot open for any sort of fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh rounder competing against two Top 10 picks, one of which ACTUALLY looked less than ****ty. Christian was drafted in the third round a year ago as a bit weak, bit underweight swing tackle with upside. He should actually be more NFL ready than last
  23. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/draft/2019/02/28/nfl-scouting-combine-bryce-love-intriguing-draft-subplot/3024146002/ Apparently this is a first rounder dropped to fourth by staying in school and getting hurt. I think this is now goodbye to Perine and supports Thompson role in the offense as that's so crucial for Gruden in his matchups.
  24. This is very much right. Both Murray and Haskins were graded relatively low because they are relatively light on experience. Both would have been higher if they played another year in college and put up similar numbers. In that case they would have improved in the areas inexperience has hurt them in the grading process. Sam Darnold was a 7.0 draft grade on NFL.com having a slightly worse year in 2017 compared to 2016. If Haskins had repeated that at OSU, having a slightly worse year, he enters next year's draft with above a 7.0 grade and is the No. 1 or No. 2 pick in the dr
  25. Good measurables and seems like a solid work ethic. We suck on special teams so if he can ONLY make that a little better it won't be a bad pick. I like giving Haskins a guy he knows too. Seems like a very good pick at this spot. Probably not the value of the first two picks given draft grade and where selected, but a player you can like having on your team who seems pretty thick and does the dirty little things we don't always excel at :).
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