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  1. KDawg

    Starting QB 2019???

    I feel like I'm asking a lot of questions to the board today... But... Why does anyone even remotely think Alex Smith will make a full recovery and be able to play this year? What about next year? Is it optimism? Because I get having optimism. That man could have lost his life, lost a significant portion of his quality of life, etc. So I hope he makes a full recovery, too. And if he does make a full recovery, what makes anyone think he's going to be able to come back and even be the same guy that he was for us? My advice, and it's only advice and you can collectively tell me to kick rocks and I'd understand that sentiment: Don't count on Alex Smith ever playing another down of football again. Don't listen to the rumors. Don't buy into every little juicy morsel. Don't count on him to take another snap. And then, if he does, for the Redskins or any other team, it's all bonus. Personally speaking, I'm more worried about his recovery being good enough that he has a fantastic quality of life moving forward. Him playing isn't even a question in my head right now. I don't believe its impossible, but it's certainly not likely. As far as AJ McCarron goes... He got cut from the Bills who started the season with a rookie that they intended to have sit for awhile and Nate Peterman. Peterman beat McCarron out for the starting quarterback position. Let that sink in for a second.
  2. Out of mild curiosity... Why do you think the S&C staff are responsible for the injuries? What do you think the S&C staffs role is? Do you believe there are any other parties responsible for the injuries? This isn't just directed at you... I'm kind of curious for anyone who is all in on this "it's the S&C staff's fault for the injuries" to answer these so I can try to understand your vantage point.
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    Trade up to draft Haskins???

    How do these threads always wind up on race? Anyways, Murray strikes me as a higher ceiling, lower floor prospect. Haskins seems to be more of a steady prospect. His ceiling probably isn't as high as Kyler Murray, but I don't think he has the same chance to bomb out like Murray does, either. Murray reminds me of Russell Wilson. Smaller QB (although Wilson is a bit bigger), mobile, playmaker. I don't think he's ever going to wow you with stat lines, but he could be the guy that moves a team down field on his back. Haskins really does remind me of more of a pocket passer. Not un-athletic, obviously. I kind of like the Andrew Luck comparison as far as style goes. I don't think he's anywhere near the same talent as Luck. But that's the kind of player I view him as.
  4. I just don't see how the Redskins get Williams here without him being the head coach. Not only for his terms and conditions, but the team's. Manusky is already going to be in the disgruntled category. If Gregg comes in as Jay's DC, Jay has to know its a matter of time before he's replaced. How do you lure a guy like Gregg into a dysfunctional organization? You have to promise him something and pay him good money. And Jay isn't a stupid guy... so he'd know that. That leads to a lot of awkward and some strange meetings when you know you're likely staring at your replacement. But Jay also knows he can't violate his contract if he wants to get paid, so you most likely have a guy going through the motions knowing he can be undermined by the DC at any point... So unless they are purposely using Jay as a tank commander if Williams is brought in as DC, the best bet for the team would be releasing Jay. Which means the team needs a head football coach. I just don't see a scenario where Williams is brought in and isn't the head guy ultimately... so why delay it?
  5. Defensive coordinator is usually a more lucrative position. I don't know what they're paying Manusky, but a cheap FO isn't likely to pay a guy DC money to coach Teams. We're going to learn a lot about this franchise in the coming days.
  6. Or relieved that you may be out of the clown show for the time being. It really is remarkable that the coaches and the players have been able to keep this team hovering around .500 with the amount of dysfunction going on in the front office. It's actually fairly impressive. Sure. When has that stopped them?
  7. The Williams as HC thing I believe was started by me... Maybe someone else has said it though? I haven't read anywhere else to be honest. It's just a guess based on the timeline and Gregg's status/history here. No smoke or fire there to be honest. But to counterpoint: There's been nothing about Manusky being released as the DC, either. The team is doing this whole thing backwards.
  8. Eh. Do they, though? DL Allen Payne McGee Ioannidis Brantley Settle Kerrigan* Smith* McPhee* Anderson* LB SDH Brown Foster Vigil JHC Anderson could maybe go to either the DL or LB. But the other guys function more often as a DE than they do as a OLB.
  9. Does that make it not one? Trying to understand this the best I can. It's like me driving a Lambo one time and then saying, "I drive a Lambo as my base" when I wheel around in a 2006 Ford Focus every day.
  10. We don't run a base 3-4. I'm not sure why this is said so often. Your base is your bread and butter. What you're in most often. We run a 4-2ish look more than anything else. We have moments of odd-front defense, but we are usually in an even front. I agree that we have personnel more in range for an even front base. I'd be completely shocked if the Skins got Williams without him being the HC. There are better opportunities for him to call a D elsewhere. If he winds up at the DC, I have to wonder what promises were made. And so will other coaches. The FO is setting 2019 up to be a total lame duck year. Interviewing candidates for unopen positions is a really bad way to go about doing this. Sure. They may have. Things change. Dan/Bruce could get desperate.
  11. Absolutely. I may not be "happy" still as a fan, but I'd be intrigued. It would be a scenario where, if Bruce Allen can keep his head on the business ops side and merely help with negotiations on contracts and scout organization (because I think the team has been doing fairly well in the draft), it could be a phenomenal move for the Skins. I just have my reservations about the Allen part of that whole thing.
  12. Again.... this is an issue. We still have a defensive coordinator and a DB coach if reports are correct. But then again, we didn't know Kotwica was gone, either. So who knows. I said it before... but I don't think Gregg Williams is interviewing for the DC job. If Williams comes here, he's coming to be the HC, and he's going to have some kind of roster control. Any other way and he won't work. And actually, that hire still wouldn't "appease" me, because I'm not confident Bruce Allen can keep himself out of the limelight long enough to let Williams actually control the roster. And, well, we still have a HC. My initial thought, based on reports is: Gregg Williams is interviewing to be the HC. If he's hired, Joe Woods will be brought in as the DB Coach/DC (but Williams will run the D). If Williams is not hired, Woods may be brought in as the DB coach. Again, this is just me thinking out loud.
  13. I realize there’s a lot to be negative about... but do you realize how hard it is to go 0-16? This team has too much talent on the roster to go 0-16. Some would say that’s the problem with the roster... that we have talent but are mired in mediocrity purgatory.
  14. KDawg

    Watching the NFL playoffs

    Bingo. This is my biggest criticism of Gruden. There is no flow or tempo. No rhythm.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Dear all who are getting mad: Just laugh. It’s all we can do. Petitions don’t matter. Fan feedback doesn’t matter. Empty stadium and laughter is the best medicine.
  16. So Manusky it is. Congrats, big guy. They've tried to replace you and have failed thus far. But there's probably some quality control guy from the Tampa days that they can still hire. So hold on tight.
  17. But again, you're discounting the "Search for a new DC while a DC is employed" factor here either way. If they can do that with a DC, they can do that with a HC. And being back in 2019 could mean "yeah, you're employed in 2019." *hangs up the phone with Jay and calls HC candidate, "Hey, just reaching out. Would you be interested in being the head coach of the Washington Redskins?"
  18. That’s just it, though... is the WP reliable? No one knew about Kotwica. What’s their source on Jay? I’m not doubting that they heard from a source that he’s back. I’m sure they did. But how reliable is the source? A lot of this stuff seems to be very fluid and dynamic. And there seems to be smoke screens left and right. My point is: If it doesn’t come directly from the Redskins, don’t trust it. And even if it does who knows
  19. Right now. No one has come out and said Gruden is back. They are interviewing candidates for what everyone believes to be the DC job, but has that really been confirmed? Gregg Williams is a name that isn't likely to come to DC to be a DC. If they went after him, he'd likely want to be the HC and have some modicum of roster control. I'm not saying the Skins would hire him under those conditions, but if Snyder is desperate enough I don't rule it out. I'm not saying it's likely, either. But we haven't heard a word from Redskin Park. Kotwica mysteriously became the Falcons ST coach without any kind of hint it was going down. The team is enshrouded in secrecy. Part of me likes that. Part of me thinks they are being too quiet. They are doing something. It may be looking for a new DC. Or maybe they're allowing that to be the narrative while they look for new DCs and/or new HCs. Maybe they'd be happy with O'Connell running the offense and are looking at a defensive oriented HC while they'd also maybe be okay with Jay being HC while they find a new DC, so they can conduct two searches at once and use the shadows as cover. And no, this isn't some conspiracy theory. It's just a thought.
  20. I wouldn't, for a second, think that Jay Gruden is safe at this point.
  21. And, to be honest, a lot of teams aren't going to hold it against them if they half-ass it after the way they've been treated simply due to the fact that the Redskins are somewhat known for doing shady business dealings as of late. Though, some teams will. Coaches also aren't going to be chomping at the bit to come to DC unless their compensation is over market value. The Skins clearly want to move on from someone... Gruden, Manusky, whoever... Yet the current coaches sit, under contract, unable to begin looking for other work while jobs are available in the NFL and college. Reaching out to agents to see of interest quietly may or may not be smart. But actively pursuing job candidates for a job that is not vacant isn't the best look. It's not doom and gloom, in my opinion... but it's just not the mark of a stand-up and solid organization.
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    Workout Thread III

    I don’t totally disagree with this. But people are different. Powerlifters don’t train the same as bodybuilders who don’t train the same as CrossFitters who don’t train the same as runners. Ive been lifting for a long time. I’ve seen many people do it. I’ve trained many people. I’ve been coached by people. There are definitely folks who train “wrong” for their goals out there. But yes, I’m a general sense people within the same spectrum should train similarly. That much we are in agreement on