Darth Tater

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  1. Yep, looks like it'll be the greek if there is a trade. Scherff ends up as the guy the cap won't let us keep (BA has already laid that groundwork). Another thing, we did not go hard after Morse. I'm sure had SM not been brought in, we'd have gone with Williams/Morse as opposed to Scherff/Smith.
  2. My conspiracy theory is that Bruce Allen wants to eliminate as much of the 2015/16 draft as he can. Scherff is the only guy left from that draft (though only Preston Smith and Crowder were contributors). It'll be hard but if we can trade him and get Diggs (a guy SM missed in 2015), Bruce is going to be so happy. He is probably tickled that Doctson looks like a bust so will probably be easy to get rid of. Ioannidas will prove to be a tough nut but he will probably be a guy "we'd love to keep but can't fit him in under the cap".
  3. I hope you are being sarcastic about anything next year unless he gets an extension. Not even a good move for win now thinking.
  4. Darth Tater

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    First, for good players, there is no such thing as a meaningless game except maybe for the preseason. Next, many of the other players, like Josh Johnson, may have been participating in the last organized game they'll ever be involved in or know it is tape time to get the interest of other teams, the games are NOT meaningless to them. The coaches and FO are playing for their jobs and credibility, no games are meaningless unless their future is already secured. From a fans perspective, we were not out of the playoff hunt until the next to last game. The main fail in that game was not stopping the Titans offense. If it had not been for bad officiating (admitted to by the NFL and not just a fan's opinion), the last game would have been meaningful from a fans perspective. Most real fans want their team to actually win anyway. Of the top 3 QBs, all have bust potential and probably at least 1 will. Murray looks like the only one that a creative offensive mind (Gruden is not that) could be a successful year one guy running a team with massive holes elsewhere. The primary missing element on defense was a consistent inability to get off the field on third downs which, according to some, can best be fixed with a better edge rushing. We are missing downfield threats for a new QB and one of his best friends, a two-way TE. We have a gaping whole at LG. While we have a lot of youth, our best defensive and offensive guys will be +30 this season.
  5. Darth Tater

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    The 2d this year. Historically, rebuilds take no more than 3 years (only one that took more in my lifetime went from 1969 to 1971 before the team in question actually got to the playoffs). If you rebuild, you need to max out your current resources to be ready for the new FO/coaches as evidence over the 50 or so years tells us that it is more about the right FO/coach while all rosters have about the same talent level. Last season 7 of 12 teams had not been to the playoffs the year before. The Bears were in the playoff for the first time since 2010 and had not been all that competitive since 2013. They actually traded future picks away. The Chargers went to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. McCoy did not trade for future picks in his last year and Lynn did not trade away any picks in 2017 for future picks during his rebuild. The 2017 Rams was a team made up primarily of guys who were on the roster the previous year. Even the 2017 Eagles had a significant number of guys on there roster who were from the previous regime. The 2011 starting 49ers were almost completely guys from previous regimes. The 2001 Patriots were heavily made up of FAs and guys left over from previous regimes. When Gibbs took over the Redskins in 1981, he traded future picks away and turned a 6-10 team manned heavily by guys from previous regimes into a 2 time SB team! It really wasn't until 1985 that the guys he put on the team became the primary roster monsters. If our FO is bad, we should not even be sniffing the playoffs if our roster is bad. 2018, even with the massive number of injuries and a hole so wide at LG a truck could easily be driven through it, we had a shot at the playoffs until we lost the second to last game. A bad call by the officials (the NFL admitted it), a bad coaching decision and 1 play kept this massively banged up team from the playoffs (albeit probably 1 and done). 2017, again a massive banged up year, was only 3 plays away when looking at field performance. Either our FO is awesome or the roster is good enough if they had the right FO and coaches.
  6. Not enough, we need to be at least 3 starter deep at all 5 oline positions to have a chance.
  7. Darth Tater

    Starting QB 2019???

    Remember, that this is the FO that was probably why Kaepernick ended up getting a settlement from the NFL.
  8. Darth Tater

    Starting QB 2019???

    There is some evidence that Rosen is a bust in the making, not just a potential bust like every quarterback in every draft ever. That said, there is also at least as much potential that he can be a franchise/near franchise guy (or at least good enough to lead a team with a good defense and multiple offensive threats). A big part of me also says you should never overpay for a guy who is just potential. By overpay, I mean give up more resources than you have to. For example, if I was to go back to 2000, I would just tell the 'Skins to take Tom Brady over Quincy Sanders (along with just take Chris Samuels with our #2 overall pick and take either Brian or Julian instead of Lavar).
  9. Darth Tater

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Last time we picked a WR who played up to (in this case, beyond) expectations of a first round WR was 1980. You want PTSD on the WR? I think you have to go to the supplemental draft in 1985 to find the last time we really hit at WR with a high pick (Gary Clark selected in 1985 supplemental draft with 1986 2). Top Pick receivers since I've been a Redskin fan: Spreyer (never played for us) Monk (HOF 'nuf said) Clark (this one worked!) Murray (didn't hurt as much because Clark) Howard (good return guy I guess) Westbrook (OK, if he'd been a 3rd or later, you might argue he had a decent career) Gardner (OK, he did have 1 good year) Jacobs (good practice guy, don't know why he can't get on the field) Devin Thomas (Jordy Nelson was available, makes it worse) Fred Davis (D-Jax was available, makes it terrible) Malcom Kelly (Injury issues were well known at draft time and probably could have picked him up as a UDFA or a late-round flyer. If we really wanted a TE, Bennett was available, not great but had a much better career ) Docston (if he was a 4 or a 5 round guy, his performance so far would be acceptable)
  10. Darth Tater

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Always having a solid reason for having a season go south is why I call Gruden a Norv. If you remember, Norv's team had critical injuries in 1996 (Raymer was the starter until mid season, Westbrook albeit he always had injury issues for example). In 1998, the team was in limbo. One failed season due to bad luck is understandable and a bit excusable, but more than that?
  11. Darth Tater

    Starting QB 2019???

    That would be great for us if Wormtounge 2.0 and Marv Gruden wanted to trade #1. At least it would prevent Wormtounge 2.0 and Marv Gruden from doing another stupid thing which is basically paying more for a guy that much more than he is worth to his current team. At best, Rosen is just as much about potential as anybody available in the draft. At worst, Rosen is a bust, a possibility you got evidence that supports. You have little real evidence that the the QBs available are going to bust or aren't going to be that butt-hurt if they do. You only have a year, maybe two, to decide to fish or cut bait while with the guys in the draft you get at least 2-3. Remember, the only year we had any significant chance to lock down Kirk, we only had one good year of evidence that he could play at a good level in the NFL.
  12. Darth Tater

    Starting QB 2019???

    That'd be an awful trade. Remember, Rosen's value now has nothing to do with what the Cards paid to get him but, assuming he is traded, the value they obviously put on him now (a mid to late round bust since they are obviously willing to forgo other needs to replace him). This is the lower bound while the upper bound is how highly he is valued by other teams looking for a QB. At best, you are only projecting his potential, just like all the other QBs in the draft he's a bit of a project. At worst, he is a known bust. You lost 1 year of his rookie deal unlike the projects you might draft this year. You draft a guy and you got up to 2-3 years before fish or cut bait time while with Rosen you got 1-2 years before fish or cut bait time. Allen/Gruden must have a decent this year if they want to keep their jobs and the only available route to that is either doubling down on defense (create more SFOs and possibly more defensive scores) or improving an offensive strength (the running game). If Allen/Gruden do not have a decent year,r we will have a new coach and FO and the best probably would want their guy.
  13. Darth Tater

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Don't know about most but I always have thought it was a bad idea, especially given a fanbase on the edge. I also thought it would be a bad move for Allen/Gruden if they really thought the team was close. I can, however, get on board with a project guy later. Given that we actually had only one defensive score, a defense that also only created a few SFOs and why many analysts seem to think we have such a hard time getting off the field on third downs, I actually wonder if we should focus on an edge. Of course, we also had problems avoiding negative rushes so a guard or a blocking TE might also be leading candidates (especially if we can get a true two-way TE)
  14. Darth Tater

    Starting QB 2019???

    And why is that bad? For us fans and Snyder if he wants to keep those fans, the worse thing that could happen is to go 9-7 or 10-6 with a one and done playoff assuming we go the FA route or the trade up route (thank god, that looks to be off the table). Heck, 7-9 is probably better. We'll have better resources and a new coach/FO (buys Snyder another 2-3 years at least). Go 9-7 or 10-6 with a one and done playoff, we are pretty much the same team as the year before. Wormtounge 2.0 can claim he was right. Marv Gruden gets another year. Fans get another year of mediocrity. We've got one of those free agent FBs in Wellman
  15. Darth Tater

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Only 1 defensive score last year and not a lot of SFOs created by the defense either. Gave up lots of +20 yard TDs but were good at stopping teams from inside our 20 (#9). We sucked again at stopping teams on third down but were good on 4th down stops (#3). We also had loads of issues letting short passes turn into long gains. No TDs by teams and only one or two SFOs.