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  1. I don't think we will see Allen or Smith at any point in the season unless Haskins gets injured. The win/loss record doesn't matter for the team long-term so it's better to be able to make a definitive conclusion on Haskins. The WFT has one more year of Smith on a cheap contract so they can either use him as a stop-gap or trade him. Or, Allen can fill that role until the team finds a suitable replacement in the draft. If Haskins doesn't pan out he gets relegated to backup or whatever the WFT can get in a trade. The team really needs to win the off-season...Gawd!
  2. We don't know what Allen can do but I'm pretty sure Rivera has a good idea.
  3. I'm not interested in another one-and-done attempt at temporary low-level success. Haskins is a Snyder mistake - picked way too high given his readiness to play in the NFL. Sound familiar? It is what it is and the coaches have to make do. We have all season for a proper evaluation of Haskin's talent and progress. The team can decide at the end of the season what to do.
  4. He played Right Tackle. Where would you fit him in? Considering his age and history are you thinking a one-year deal while the existing young OL get more development time?
  5. It's a poor highlight reel but that's the XFL - all of the WRs ran their routes, turned around and waited for the ball to be thrown to them - - the QB never attempted any passes to hit WRs in stride. Badet has speed and is the size of DeShaun Jackson. If he can be coached up to take the top off of the defense then it will be a good pickup. Risk is zero and he should be able to play special teams as a punt returner. If he turns out to be an upgrade over the current #4-#5 WR then it's a win.
  6. Fans are always quick to trade picks but then come draft time they lament the lost opportunities (Sweat trade - most recently). Plus, we never know how valuable the traded pick will be. If the WFT (WTF!!!) does poorly as usual the pick selection is high in the specific round. How many times have we all wished that the team had been able to pick just five slots higher? If the team goes for Robinson I hope they negotiate his new deal up front and the trade involves a swap of players rather than a draft pick (obviously a player that the team really doesn't need).
  7. Never! The hex against the former team has been lifted. Second round picks are now, and forever more, going to be treated like the gold that they are for building the long-term success of the team. Odell is good but he's not young and good. Rivera knows what the team needs but he's not going to throw away building blocks for one player. They presented a huge free agent contract to one WR and couldn't get him to sign. That's ok.
  8. Yep, it's the same problem he had all last year. I don't want to get down on Haskins but we will know by the end of the season whether he's able to step up. He's going to do his best and should improve with all the repetitions. If he can't fix his accuracy issues though I think the team will have to move on. The scouts knew Haskins was not NFL ready and the prior coaching regime bluntly acknowledged that in their exit interviews. For the rest of us, hind-sight is always 20-20. In the perfect world the Skins would have drafted Haskins in the 3rd round; penciled him in as a backup; and
  9. Victory covers up the stink of mistakes. Good game for new coaching regime trying to get it done without the benefit of a preseason. Biggest positives IMO - 1) coaches demonstrated an ability to adjust IN_GAME!; 2) coaches are putting players in position to succeed; 3) the DL shows signs that it will be elite (I understand that the Eagles OL wasn't a good test but still...). This season is a transition year with the new players learning to buy in to the new way of doing things. I'm optimistic because of the coaching staff rather than the performance of any particular players. Haskins will
  10. Defenses will be stacking the box for the frequent dump offs to RBs. If these RBs can break through the crowd it should be wide open for some long runs. I hope all the RBs have a wide catch radius...i don't recall Haskins being able to put it on the money last year.
  11. Trey Quinn doesn't have the burst and shiftiness of Steven Sims. However, his performance while on the field was far better when he had a good QB throwing to him. I'm not going to write him off just yet because fans did the same with Ionnidis and he turned into a keeper.
  12. So now you equate Snyder with drug pushers? Lol. I don't think it's worth our time to discuss this further.
  13. It's clear you don't like him but that's really not the issue. There are toxic bosses in many workplaces - if you haven't experienced one yet count your blessings. Until I hear evidence to the contrary the buck stops with the chief executive in the building.
  14. Show me your evidence. Up to now it's only guilt by association. Why did the beat reporters never say anything? They knew all the characters involved. How could they not know if this stuff was happening for five years? You might as well throw them into the deep end while you are at it because it's hard to imagine that no one was aware. I'm surprised none of this surfaced during cheerleader-gate. Tolerating implies that you know it's going on. That's an entirely different story but no one has made that allegation. President Truman said "the buck stops here" becaus
  15. For 20 years fans prayed for Snyder to be hands off and to let the football guys do their job. Now he is criticized for not monitoring the behavior of overgrown boys. I have a problem with the typical thought process in the media: "If he wasn’t aware of the behavior, he was negligent. If he was, he wilfully ignored it. He may not have participated in it, but given how long the culture was allegedly in place, he should have known about it and tried to put a stop to it. Simply put, it’s his responsibility as owner to do so." He is guilty your honor!!! We say so. Did a
  16. I don't like the owner and I haven't liked any of the team management for the 20 years Snyder has owned the team. But, I loath journalists who just spew their opinions on readership rather than letting the readers form their own opinions. It forces me to defend Snyder/et al when he's been terrible with the franchise. "he should stand at the podium and apologize", "he must have known", "he fostered the atmosphere", etc etc etc. If the media liked Snyder they wouldn't say anything like this. Instead it would be "he took decisive action in firing the culprits. He has hired the right people
  17. I'd rather give more reps to the rookies. There's no need for any expensive prima donna veterans at this point. This year is just one long extended preseason - an opportunity for the coaches to see which players are a good fit.
  18. Jeez oh Peet. What a sad state of the franchise where the everyone's imagination runs to the worst possibilities
  19. Rookies need a preseason. Losing will help the draft position of the new team. That's the only plus to this season.
  20. We shall see in a few days. Fans will disappointed but if the NFL bans Redskins jerseys from games (as advocated on the sports radio station) I think people will be really mad. The NFL will need to step up and buy back gear.
  21. yeah, maybe dramatic. But on the radio today they were talking about the NFL prohibiting fans from wearing Redskin jerseys to any future NFL games. You wear the jersey and you will be denied admittance. No racist jerseys allowed in the stadium.
  22. A single individual's money is pocket change to the NFL.
  23. I think you guys are being optimistic. We have one guy on ESPN saying that Snyder needs to apologize for not changing the name years ago. The Native American advocate wants the NFL to atone for all the years of emotional violence caused by the name "Redskins". Future broadcasts of old Superbowl games will blank out the logo on the headgear and they will not refer to the team name. It will simply be the "Washington Football team". I'd say that's almost a certainly. I hope that it doesn't get worse than that. Fast forward 5 years and people will be accusing fans of "hate crimes" for weari
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