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  1. daveakl

    Prison Reform

    Does it get rid of the cash bail system?
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Lions

    Decision making, pocket awareness, and arm strength are things that you either have or you don't imo. I'd argue that everything else (even accuracy) can be taught / learned. I'll support my position with this article here: http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/2016-nfl-draft/2016/03/17/quarterback-traits-the-attainable-versus-the-inherent/ Mike Leach would disagree though. lol https://footballscoop.com/news/mike-leach-quarterback-isnt-accurate-shouldnt-recruit/
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Lions

    For me it's the first time defending him and its because I see little to no problem with the press conference. He just won his 1st game. The teams 1st win at home in over a year. The 2nd question is where were you on the last snap (kind of legit but also kind of snarky, a better question to be asked in front of a locker or not at a moment that should be celebrated) and the next one after is you missed a lot of throws today. Those are ****ty questions to be asked when and where they were. The closer comment was in response to a question that asked (and I'm paraphrasing here) "you seem to get better as the game goes, particularly in the 4th with is on the line". I want my QB to feel hes the closer. That he wants the ball in his hands on the last drive to win the game. I want him to succeed doing that and I want him to feel all the feels that go along with it.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Lions

    All. Of. This. To some extent teams take on the personality of their town. And what's more DC then building someone up only to have someone else angle to take them down.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Lions

    This isn’t necessarily directed at you, but let’s go through the press conference again. Question 1: What did it fell like to get your first win? ---------------------------------------------------------------- Question 2: Where were you on the kneel down? Question 3: You missed throws during the game. Why? Question 4: How did you feel the past 2 games in the 4th quarter? You seem to get better as the game goes. Question 5: When did you hurt your wrist and how hurt is it? Question 6: It’s been a year since a home win, do you know what it means to these fans? Question 7: Selfie question, when did you pose. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Question 8: Can you go over the throw to Terry and the scramble on the last drive? Question 9: What is it like to stay confident and close the game out? Question 10: You played better when the game was on the line, after the scramble is that when you felt you would win the game? Question 11: What did you say to Terry after the last play? Question 12: How often did you and Terry talk during the game? You had a few misses to him during the game, did you talk about it during the game? Question 1 he gives a great answer, then from question 2 through question 7 his answers were concise and to the point? Why? I'd venture to guess that he was pissed that the 2nd and 3rd questions were about missing the kneel down and about missing throws. Then Questions 8-12 were about football and he went back to expanded answers that were great for a 22yo rookie. If we really want to get into why a player, especially a black QB, may have reacted the way he did to a certain portion of the press conference we can but I don't see some arrogant kid up there answering questions, I see someone that is guarded with dealing with the media for good reasons.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Lions

    100% truth right there. Throwing guys open vs throwing when guys are open is what happens when the game slows down but also when you trust your receivers. I hate the narrative that we should just start 3 rookie wr's with our 3rd string TE so we can see what we have (or should have done this at the start of the year). If someone isn't running things perfectly in practice the chances of them doing it in the game are low. And that's how you burn out a QB in their first few years. Have them out there when they aren't 100% yet on things throwing to other people who are not 100% on things. Talk about starting bad habits. I like what we have done this year as far as playing time. Sims Jr will probably start seeing a little more time with Harmon and McLaurin. Cam Sims may be the 4th by the last 2 games and Guice will probably keep eating into AP's workload over the last 5 games.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Lions

    This is a fun read if you are into a breakdown of him Pre combine. https://medium.com/@thetim_dix/video-analysis-dwayne-haskins-arm-strength-release-time-and-decision-making-measured-14eb82d6ff6e
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Lions

    So much of accuracy is built into how fast you are processing the game. I've had games were the defense is flustering the crap out of me and I'm spraying throws all over the field, missing wide open targets, and not really seeing what is there. I've had games where I could drop a ball into a 1x1 ft window past 3 defenders and hit my WR running full speed down the sideline. The touch throws look "off" but he is 22 years old and has a cannon for an arm. I think those will come and can be learned. You can't "learn" to throw the ball harder. Josh Allen went from 52% last year to 60% this year. He has a strong arm like Haskins. Newton was around 70% last year in a drop back offense before getting hurt after being a career high 50's guy. I think Haskins growth will largely depend on everything around him.
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    A billboard?

    If you really want to make Snyder sell the team then you need to go after the advertisers. And not just the advertisers of the Redskins but those of the entire NFL. A social media campaign boycotting those that advertise with the Cowboys and the Eagles and the NFL as a whole would possibly work.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    He would definitely want to rename the team. Best guess would be something more "American" or government related. And that new logo/name would be everywhere. The bromance of the Capitals/Nationals/insert new team name would be really fun for marketing also.
  11. Do we get a D controlled Senate and House with veto proof majority?
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    The Impeachment Thread

    This vote is to set the rules for a more formal impeachment trial where everything will be held out in the open (hearings, questioning of witnesses, etc).
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    Except they now have a plan and with a plan they have hope.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    The fan base has been eroding for years. The Panthers took western Carolina and have been spreading east ever since (they win, we don't). Philadelphia and Pittsburgh took northern and western Maryland. Baltimore took central and eastern Maryland. All that was left was DC and Va. Now think of time spent watching sports as a fixed asset each person can allocate. The rise in the Nationals and Capitals has taken a large portion of that available time away from the Redskins.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    My wife is(was?) a diehard Steelers fan (from Pittsburgh), we met playing flag football, had our teams championship game ball signed by everyone at our wedding, and our 4 kids have grown up with football on tv every Sunday for the past 11 years...but...over the past three years both of our passion for the game has diminished. It's been a combination of things. 1) The injuries have changed the game. The players are to big and to fast for the current rules/field size/game. Its changed from coaching and scheming to a war of attrition. The healthier team is going to win. Especially when the injuries are at key positions. 2) The rules dont make sense anymore. I used to know what a catch was, what interference was, when the ball should be blown dead, or when a play would be overturned. Now I dont. Calls are missed, made up, blundered. Every play I'm expecting a flag. 3) The game day experience in the stadium isnt for us anymore. Like I said, we have kids. We have gone to 2 games with them but will not anymore. The things that they see/hear in the stands make it just an awful time. We go to about 20 hockey games a year now and it's so much more family friendly. (As a caveat to #3. The training camp in Richmond has been amazing. My kids (and myself) love going and they ask every summer how many days until we go. THIS is something the Redskins to very very well.