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  1. Burgold

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I'm a BPA advocate, but I do believe in the sliding scale. If the best player available is a punter which you've rated at 93 and the second best player is a wide receiver who you rated at 89... I probably tilt to the receiver because of the position.
  2. Burgold

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I think I agree with this because I think the Redskins actually have a fair number of good players, but are sorely lacking in great players. Our best players: Kerrigan, Allen, Williams, Ionadis are in the good to very good range. We could make a case for Williams being great, but being unable to finish the last two seasons because of injury drops him a bit. Collins and Fosters are both unknowns in this system. We've seen great players come over and find their value drop once here. I think the Redskins need a few great players. It could be on D, O, or even special teams, but we need someone who threatens the other team.
  3. Burgold

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I believe every draft rumor esp. the ones that contradict each other! -- Ned Flanders
  4. Burgold

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I'm probably too mired in the '80's and 90's when there were three bonafide ways to build a champion. Great defense (See Chicago and the Giants) Great running game with balanced passing attack/play action (Redskins and Cowboys) Great passing game (49ers and Rams)
  5. Burgold

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    The Redskins O has some talent on the line and at running back. The tight end position has some oomph too, but is too often injured to really be counted. Given that, there is no point in selling the farm for a QB. Why get the best milking machine in the market if you don't have any cows?
  6. Burgold

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Part of me wonders if Haskins might be a good pick just because he is the anti-workout warrior. Before the Combine, Haskins was dueling for the number one QB position and some thought he might be better than Murray. Well, after all the microanalysis, it turns out he's a bum. How often do we see highly productive guys on the field get downgraded because of their lack of athleticism and then come the Fall be great? On the other hand, I'm firmly in the "Don't draft a QB in the first round" camp.
  7. Burgold

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    This is such a weird draft in that I know what I don't want, but I really have no feel for what I do want.
  8. Why am I unsurprised that all the White House Easter Eggs are white under this administration.
  9. I disagree slightly. Those that vote Republican get to define what it is. Their votes in primaries and in general elections loudly proclaim what is the face they want to see when they look in the mirror.
  10. Trump is the perfect manifestation of the Fox News/Talk Radio Republican. They’ve been cultivating this for decades. The puppy state was the Tea Party.
  11. Burgold

    The Official "DC" Thread (Movies,Comics etc)

    I don't mind that except for the fact that the original idea of Captain Marvel was that by saying the magic name crippled Billy Batson would gain all the properties of those legendary heroes and gods. So, the powered-up Billy ought to have the wisdom of Solomon and not act and think like a kid. In other words, they gave Captain Marvel all of the physical powers, but none of the mental ones. I still liked the movie a lot. And it works for Billy to remain Billy because it allows for a character growth and humor, but it's not exactly true to the spirit of the original comic. I do think it's probably true to the spirit of later adaptations of the character.
  12. Burgold

    Happy Passover and Easter

    No matter what you believe (and even if you don't) may your trials lead you to a land of milk and honey. May you find the strength, generosity, and brotherhood to help those who stumble on their decades long march through the dessert, and may you find the rebirth that you need.
  13. Burgold

    2019 Starting Free Safety will be......

    Is Nicholson eligible to play? I think he has interesting potential. He was very good his rookie year before injury, but after that declined. Last year, his focus seemed off (apparently off the field as well as on it)
  14. Like pretty much everybody else I'm happy about this move. Matt proved himself, grew up here, and this was the right move. If only could find a team desperate to reach the cap floor so they won't be fined who would take on Smith's contract for us.
  15. Barr's speech was such a thinly disguised attempt at damage control and trying to set the narrative. It'll probably work to a large extent. Too many people only read the headlines or listen to their side's pundits. I'm kinda okay with that as I'm sure there's stuff that we shouldn't know about the how's and what's of breaking down our informational infrastructure. On the other hand, the Intelligence Committee ought to rate a clean copy.