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  1. I think Thompson and AP are gone after this year no matter what. At least one of Love/ Guice should work out
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I dont think the team has a lot of faith in Nickelson. I mean they are saying all the right things publicly.. but in reality if they had any trust in him they wouldn't have picked up Dix and continued starting Dix even as he struggled. They also tried to resign Dix as FA even though he didn't play all that well. I think there is a really big hole at FS right now.. and if the team sees JT as a potential starter and one of supposed top FS in 2020 draft, they need to go all in maybe even as high as a 4th rd pick.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    i'd go a 5th for JT.... this could possibly cement the Safeties and mend a major hole for the skins.
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    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    i think you have a higher chance of getting struck by lightening than for all of that to happen.
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    WR Cam Sims 2019 Campaign

    Sim's problem was never lack of talent.. it was always his inability to stay on the field. Lets hope he stays healthy this season
  6. This was already discussed.. he brought up the medical issue to make himself look better in the court of public opinion so he doesn't look like a douche asking for more money on top of an already big contract he has. This was ALWAYS about the money..
  7. I think the only move for the team here is to wait Trent out. He has no guaranteed money left on his contract. If he doesnt show up for the season then he does not get paid... that's a L. Bell type stupid move to leave 12mil on the table and Trent doesnt strike me as a dumb guy. The team should definitely start looking around for a cheaper option in FA and prepare for the worst case.
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    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    thats pretty much it.. well said. We need an upgrade at RT and now possibly a new LT assuming one of the rookies works out at guard
  9. one thing is clear.. when the player says its not about the money, it ALWAYS is.
  10. I suspect the handling of the medical tumor went something like this: Trent "hey so i have a tumor that needs to be removed, can you guys cover the surgery?" FO: "Sorry Trent, this is not a Football related surgery.. you have to cover the cost" Trent: "Well FU then, trade me" I honestly don't know how this org would handle this kind of a case but if it went something like above... i side with the FO
  11. Allen must have used the wrong scalpel for the tumor surgery... check twice, cut once! but seriously... I'd believe that Trent wants out and the ability to play for a contender in the back half of his career. it makes very little sense to extend his deal several more years when he can barely stay on the field as is.. and its not like his health will get better from here. If they can find a compromise of giving him an extra 3-4 of mil over the next 2 years - its a win win for both parties.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I referred to not finding a franchise QB...Other than Cousins who's above average.. every other guy you listed is at best average... i would actually classify them as below. You can not consistently win in this league with an average QB, but you can consistently win with a very good QB even if the rest of the team is lacking. Look at Colts after they drafted Luck.. the team has been a consistent winner (when Luck was healthy). Even though Luck was stuck with an idiot owner and inept GM that couldnt build a team, with him on the field they could win consistently. As soon as he got hurt, the record suffered.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    are you kidding me?.... the fact that the team was not able to find a starting level QB outside of Cousins in the last 20y IS an epic fail. if they just drafted a qb every year, odds are that they would have accidentally stumbled in to a good qb at some point. You could even make an argument that this is exactly what happened w Cousins, but FO found a way to **** that one up as well. Not being able to find a franchise QB in 20y due to inaptitude, politics, FO morons, owner, etc.. is a catastrophic failure for this team. We can only hope and pray that Haskins is that 1 in 20 lucky draw for this poor excuse for an FO.... i am definitely not holding my breath though.
  14. my bad.. i must have been thinking of someone else. how about Payton Manning
  15. You dont really know the reason a guy fizzled out as a qb of the NFL. Its not like every highly drafted college QB has what it takes to be a good NFL QB. It obviously doesn't help to start for a team that has terrible oline and coaching, but NFL is designed to mostly have talent parity between teams. 1. some guys have the physical tools, but not the mental 2. some have mental but lack physical tools 3. some have both - and these players should be able to succeed no matter what. If they haven't, then they probably fall in to 1 or 2 above.
  16. Thats exactly right... football and especially QB play is hugely dependent on rhythm. Switching QBs will kill any level of rhythm on Offense as a whole. I dont think anyone is arguing that if Haskins is not ready dont start him, but once you start him (because O coaches believe he has full ability to lead the O and knows the playbook) leave him in and let him get his lumps.
  17. While its a Novel idea.. it simply wont work in pro sports. QB is the most important position on the field and being named starter means getting majority of the reps in practice and then all the reps in the game. If you alternate QBs you will need to change your O game plan each week around each guys strengths and weaknesses and that guy will have to get majority of the practice reps that week which will slow the development of the guy not playing that week because all coaches will focus on the starting qb for that week. Furthermore.. ego plays a huge part in the NFL .. like it or not. If qb is not playing it will effect his ego and confidence going forward. Not to mention the inevitable split in the locker room where players will take sides when one guy is playing well and the other not as well. The bust rate for QBs is just as high if not higher than every other position.. and if you think the guy is the future you have to give him every opportunity to play, make mistakes, learn from those mistakes and hopefully grow in the process. You learn much better by playing.. than by watching from the sidelines.
  18. not sure what your point is... 1. we drafted a player in the top 5 to play tackle(way too high).. but he ended up a very good guard. Yes, Skins should have drafted a more impact position but here we are 2. He gave us 4 good years and now wants to be paid at a top guard in the league. 3. If skins where a guard away from going deep in to the playoffs - fine pay him, but we're nowhere close. By the time we are in a position to compete he will be at the back end of his 2nd contract. I am all for keeping him if Skins can get rid of Moses. but paying 3 players on the OL in the top 3 for their position and still not being able to RP or PP all that well .. doesn't make any sense. Team has too many holes to commit that much money to an O line, money that should be used for other position while we are stuck with Alex Smiths contract
  19. I love ES... its great comic relief that follows 4 season: 1. Summer - unbridled and unwarranted optimism claiming "we will go 12-4 and deep in to the playoffs because we are way better then any team in the NFC" 2. Fall - feel good stories from training camp bring optimism to new highs... strong start to a season bring new "fans" out of the woodwork 3. Winter - injuries pile up, team gets blown out a few times and the realization that all those roster holes that were discussed before are still there. Fast start turns in to a bad 2nd half. "we are the worst team in the NFL! Fire everyone! I hate my life!" 4. Spring - New Hope - true we finished last season at 7-9 but there is 'potential' and hey... "look at our draft grades!" it's a vicious cycle
  20. If Martin plays well at LG... this is a basic indication that good guards can be found later in the draft and Skins should not overpay for a guard to the tune of 15mil per year especially since they are already paying Moses and Williams. In fact, i believe its reckless to pay that much to your Oline and still have it be just average. If Flowers finds a second life and also plays well at guard, i can see Skins letting Sherff go after this year. You cant pay every good player you have and like it or not Sherff might be a salary cap casualty. He is a very good guard... but is he great? I doubt it.. our Oline still sucked with him last year. If you can get 90% of his production from a rookie guard.. its not worth signing him to an LTD In fact, franchising him makes much more sense than an LTD. He is not a QB so loosing him to another team while getting a 3rd pick back is not a bad deal. he is a role player and does not elevate a team on his own. 1. it will cost 14mil (an ltd will cost 15mil avg per year) 2. gives the team 2 more years to find a replacement 3. they can still sign him to an ltd after franchising him if the decision is made that they have to keep him.
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    Alex Smith Actual Status

    I am best friends with Alex's uncle's, wife's, sisters, cousins, son and he assured me Alex will be back starting this season.. book it!
  22. Why? Chase did not grade out as a very good guard when he had to move there in the past. We need a backup center and if this guy can provide average starter potential as good depth.. its a win
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    This keeps coming back up.. 1. you can not keep everyone you drafted.. nor should you try just because you drafted them unless they are truly a special talent at a position where its hard to find it. 2. The hit rate on pics in the 1st round is right around 50% if you average all positions and drops considerably after that A. resigning your own after 4 years usually means hitting a jackpot B. Having a good player leave to another team and getting a comp pick back is still a WIN.. considering the overall hit rate. This is something this FO realized in the last few years and have been able to take advantage of. This is something Patriots have been successfully doing for years In 2015 the overall draft was average at best since the only player worth keeping is Scherff ... Fans get married to players on the team but in todays NFL its a mistake.. Most players outside of elite QBs do not stay on one team for longer than 4-6 years. Niether Crowder nor Smith are even close to elite.. but the fact that we are in a position to get comp pics is a Win. The NFL has changed and the value of pics over FA has been growing consistently due to the overall infusion of talent and player readiness coming out college. Just 10y ago it was almost unheard of for 6th+ rd picks to start on teams within the first couple of years.. this is almost regular occurrence these days so the value of draft pics has been growing exponentially. Both 2017 and 2018 drafts are looking pretty good at this point.. and even if we don't keep many of these players, a good portion will keep playing in the NFL and will get us some comp pics at the very least.
  24. Mccoy is the only QB that knows the system. Even if he doesn't start wk1 his experience and ability to relay that info to other QBs on the roster is invaluable this year imo. On the other hand Skins should approach VD for a restructure - paying 6mil to a one trick pony TE w propensity for drops is bad business. Skins can also try to address this need through FA or a trade.. again for 6mil there should be plenty of better options out there. In either case TE will be a MAJOR need next year