Darth Tater

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  1. Haslett was by far the least worse DC we have had since 2009. With the exception of the END of 2018 and 2019, Manusky had by far the most talented defense we have fielded this decade. Heck, the defense we fielded at the end of 2018 was probably almost as good as anything Hasett had most years. Further, remember Haslett got Kerrigan into a more than decent 34 edge in the guy's rookie season while Sweat never really got the LB part. With what has come out recently and the fact that it happened multiple times, the narrative surrounding Norman, Swearinger, Breeland, Clinton-Dix and Cravens may need to be revisited.
  2. Jay Gruden's best year came when it looked like Bruce Allen was on his way down politically in the organization (Jay had no problem benching RG3 for Kirk which I believe was embarrassing for Allen). I do think he was happy with Kirk and Bruce dropped the ball (that is the nicest way to put it) here. 2019 was playoffs or get fired for Jay but Bruce could possible save himself for a year if he brings in a QB (further if Case or Colt had taken the Redskins to the playoffs or even close, that would have been a bad look for Bruce). Bruce screwed Jay one last time (along with the Trent thing) and Jay pretty much threw in the towel. Not that Jay was blameless, our "best" DC in his time was probably Haslett and he was heavily involved in picking all 3.
  3. Yep, even in 2018 if we had a better DC or the refs not made a bad call (admitted by the NFL front office) in the Houston game, the last game of the season would have been a win and we are in situation in the last game even with all the injuries. If the front office (coaching staff?) had made some better calls, rumour is we might have been in a couple of more games.
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    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Looks like it has worked very well for him so far.
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    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Yep, if I had enough in net worth to generate an income stream like he appears he could, I definitely would be looking to get a signal pay from my employer (basically looking to get paid in a way that expresses that you need me more than I need you). If I had that plus was risking my body, I'd be asking for a lot too else I'd be walking away.
  6. Well, I've overcome that pain by thinking it may have had a large influence on setting up the 80s. I suspect that Beathard is the one who gets canned. So, no Gibbs, Monk, Hogs and many others. A 1980s Pardee coached Redskins at best are a perennial one and done playoff team.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    My problem is that I saw Haskins as a selfish pick with a bit of marketing possibilities. Assuming Gruden wanted to stay the HC of the Redskins, he HAD to take the team to the playoffs in 2019 and needed someone he could rely on to help (like trying to milk the fact that Haskins was available and trading back to get more picks). I really think he was a bit put-off at how Bruce kept asking him to bend over and not come through. I felt that Grudes lack of support for Kirk and continually supporting the BS from Bruce was because Bruce kept promising him more. Notice how Jay's only decent season came in the year that it looked like Bruce might be on the outs Bruce Allen believed that he could avoid being fired if we had a young and upcoming QB even if Jay was fired. Add this to the fact that Haskins was local (albeit not a Redskins fanatic) would be somewhat a good marketing move and a young, possible upcoming QB with potential buys you another year or two of being bad suck with your core market, Snyder was all-in.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Something I've tried to communicate. Tua is only in play if you believe that Tua >> Haskins+Young (worse, what if Tua is beaten out by Haskins which is the basis for any 'competition' argument) or Young (not that I expect it) is off the board (that may be the only valid argument). If we take Tua when Young is on the board, our FO is signalling to every other team that they believe Haskins is a bust.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Since I said from a Redskins perspective, that would be true ONLY if they realize the fact that NFL-based clickbat is indirectly part of their revenue stream.
  10. The first real memory of my Redskins fandom was the 1972 comeback win against Dallas during the regular season.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Couple of possibilities from the Redskins standpoint. Front Office is sold on the belief that Haskins is a bust but wants Young. Front Office wants other teams to believe that we want a top tier QB to optimize trade value for our number 2 pick. Front Office wants to make sure that if someone trades up, it will be for a shot at a QB.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Looking at the available top 3 QBs in the upcoming draft, I'd really be depressed if QB was a need for us. Burrow was at best a mid-rounder if this year had been about on par with last year. Reminds me a lot of RG3 (a late 1 at best if his 2011 season was on par with 2010). There was no 'Bomb for Burrow' campaign among fans of certain teams like 'Suck for Luck' or even a 'Tank for Tua'. Tua has an injury history and even though he may get 'a clean bill of health' that is more about the severity of his injuries. QBs seem to be more subject to going from great to mediocre due to small injuries than many other postions. Herbert is a guy with mouth-watering looks but seems a bit lacking in the intangibles department. Further, Wilson was a 3rd round pick. Since he has been in town, the Seahawks have only missed the playoffs once and not had a losing season. They missed winning the division by one yard and have played on two SBs! They are rebuilding around Wilson. Everyone knows about Brady. Brees was a FA that had only two suitors. Ben Roethlisberger was picked outside the top 10.
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    The Philosophy Thread: HC First, GM/FO First, or does it matter?

    The most important part is getting the right guys. If you bring in the wrong GM-type, you get the wrong coach. If you got the wrong coach, any GM-type you bring in will probably be the wrong GM-type.
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    A tight end by any other name

    If I was going to convert a guy at the NFL level, I'd probably be looking more at turning a FB (maybe kill two birds with one stone like Mike Sellers) or a WR into a TE. Interestingly probably one of the best candidates we've ever had in recent years for turning a lineman into a TE was Trent Williams. We did attempt to do this back in 2004.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    How is a potential elite ever a luxury pick? Only way I can think of is if you already have an elite, relatively young player at the same position. I guess if that player in question is a kicker or a punter or a mid to late round specialist (like a top return guy when you have not addressed other needs). A player who is elite is not just a good player or even just a playmaker, he is a play creator! Remember, with the exception of Sean Taylor and a new coaching staff, our 2004 defense was, talent-wise, mostly made up of downgrades and horizontal moves from the 2003 defense (which would make our 2019 defense look good by comparison).