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  1. TD_washingtonredskins

    Landon Collins and the #21 debate...

    I hope my original post didn't come off as bashing the poor guy...I just think we went from "he's a promising and emerging star" to "he's Ronnie Lott combined with Rod Woodson" simply because he was tragically murdered. He was on a great path...as someone mentioned (maybe you), he had a rocky start to his career but had seemed to mature with the birth of his daughter. So, it's very possible that he'd have continued to hone his skills, take care of his body, and play another 8-10 years. It's also just as, if not more, likely that he would have plateaued or become injury-prone or slipped back up into legal issues. There were probably times in Lavar Arrington's career when we would have said "he'll be a stud for 10 years" only to see him underachieve with the God-given gifts he had. Sean Taylor's legacy actually benefits from his passing just because we can't ever prove that he wouldn't have been the best ever - no matter how unlikely that was.
  2. TD_washingtonredskins

    Landon Collins and the #21 debate...

    I just looked it up... 8 catches for 173 yards and 4 TDs TD catches of 4, 31, 46, and 52 yards. You have to imagine that Taylor would have had something to say - at least about the 3 longer ones.
  3. TD_washingtonredskins

    Landon Collins and the #21 debate...

    That was the TO game in Dallas I think. We played pretty well but just couldn't get over the hump. If it's the game I'm thinking about, any time Campbell would get us within striking distance, TO would catch a TD (I'm almost positive he had 3 or 4). Good post, by the way.
  4. TD_washingtonredskins

    Landon Collins and the #21 debate...

    This is my take both on non-retired jersey numbers and on Sean Taylor. And, yes, I know that puts me in the minority. I think Taylor was good. He had a couple great years (2005 and 2007), a good year (2004), and a bad year (2006). If things stayed on that trajectory, he may have become a perennial Pro Bowler. I don't think we can assume he was an all-time great or first ballot HOFer like I read all the time. He was good. What happened to him was a tragedy. But he is now ridiculously overrated because he was murdered. Maybe that's OK...but it's true.
  5. I'm sure this will be fun for the kids
  6. I think that's a great comparison and, likely, a good comp to how 2019 will go record-wise.
  7. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    TC Williams?
  8. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    My only beef was about priorities. Sports vs. things that actually matter long-term. For some reason, I have absolutely no issue with parents making a decision based on academics. So, I agree with you that deciding on the correct time for YOUR child to enter school is about the same as moving to a better school district or opting for a private school. And, when parents do that, I applaud them.
  9. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    Yeah, that's a good decision and, as I mentioned, we bounced back and forth between waiting and diving in. The private K (which had a small number of students too) was a fortunate thing we stumbled onto. Best of luck with your choice - sounds like your daughter is lucky to have parents who are taking the time to make these types of decisions.
  10. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    I noticed you weren't advocating it after I posted... I agree 100% - you look at the kids who "dominate" in the younger years and they struggle once they don't have a physical advantage to fall back on. Combine that with any social or academic struggles that may occur and it's a very short-sighted and misguided option for parents. The first time a neighbor mentioned it to me I laughed because I just assumed it was a joke. Then I felt bad as he continued to describe all the reasons why it would benefit his boy.
  11. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    I have no doubt that it "works" but I wonder if it's in the best long-term interests. Is making the A-team as a 6- through 10-year old really all that important over time? As is the case with everything, I'm sure it's perfectly harmless for many kids. But I'm also willing to bet some don't develop as quickly socially or academically. Are those negatives worth seeing Ayden out there with the A-team?
  12. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    I understand the advantages, just hate the motive. It's parents putting athletics ahead of social development, academics, etc. for a child who is far too young to understand or have any relevant input into the decision. And this is coming from someone who played 3 sports in high school and absolutely cares about sports more than most other things in his life.
  13. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    It's why I mentioned that in my reply...I know some people who did it strictly for sports reasons and that annoys me.
  14. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    Right...well, I can't really say what the process is, but we considered it with my oldest. My son was born in late-July (meaning he'd be on the younger end of his grade) and was a little on the immature side through a couple years in day care. Nothing bad really, just would talk out of turn or need to be reminded to stay on task. We ended up doing private Kindergarten for him so that he wouldn't get bored with no learning but so he could also have another year in a more lenient environment to grow up some. It was a great decision...I think he'd have been extremely unchallenged and bored if we waited an entire extra year to start school. I also think he'd have struggled in a traditional Kindergarten setting. If this is an academic or developmental decision - I would consider private K too. If this is for athletic reasons (you used the term redshirt and people do that out by where I live), well I have a whole different view on that.
  15. TD_washingtonredskins

    The Parenting Thread II - Advice, Tips, Etc

    What do you mean? Hold them back?