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    Gruden fired per John Keim

    Let's pump the breaks on the blue chip moniker. You have no idea if he can adjust to the NFL or not. Blue chip is Patrick Mahomes type success. Funny, I heard the same argument about hiring Art Briles on this MB to pair him with RG III. The team is more than just a QB. A head coach should be able to build a relationship with the entire team.
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    Gruden fired per John Keim

    You got that backwards. I'm betting it's Bruce who has dirt on Dan.
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    Twitter: Raw Video of Intoxicated Jay Gruden Leaks

    Bubbachuck was Allen Iverson's nickname. Coached against him in little league. 757 is the Hampton, Norfolk, Newport News Area code. Dan has broken me. This kind of BS is something you'd expect from a banana republic. I'll watch the Chiefs until Snyder sells or God brings all his wickedness back on his own head.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    I've got five kids that are in the "woke generation." They don't give a damn about the team name. Only a few white liberal writers beat that drum. My kids know the problem starts and ends with Dan Snyder. Period. End of story. If you keep the same owner and change the name, the colors, and the location it won't make a damn bit of difference with Snyder in charge. I'm so very close to rooting for the KC Chiefs. I happen to think that Native American team names is an honor and will always support them.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    Sadly, those are the glory years of the Snyder era. Looking back that was the best it's ever been under him. And yet he could restrain from interfering with Saint Joe!
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    Official venting, group therapy, group hug thread

    You'd be setting KoC up for failure. Better to let him take over in the offseason. Give him time to infuse his identity into the team. They should also start unloading anyone over 25 for draft picks. But you make Jay finish out the year. Really though, who are we kidding?! Hiring a new coach with Dan Snyder as owner, any new coach, would be like trying to cure cancer with baby aspirin. He is a toxic leader who has to buy loyalty. He will always end up with mercenaries & yes men when you need loyal troops and straight-shooters to win. I know his ego won't let him but if he really cared he'd just sell the team.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Ah, the Manusky game plan. First half: Play well on first and second downs. Give up long TDs on 3rd and long. Second half: Slow down the opponent's offense by forcing them to settle for 5 plus yards per carry up the middle. Pray they get tired from running so much.
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    Redskins vs Bears Prediction Thread: Monday Night Meltdown?

    I'm with you. I have no hope and plan to go to bed at halftime. I hope the Redskins will surprise me but I really doubt it. Don't care enough to post a score. Because I don't want to see any more Redskin's gear around the house.
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    Tony Wylie leaving Redskins for Special Olympics

    Hmm, wonder if Dan is trying to move the team? Maybe to St Louis? I wouldn't put it past him. Something just seems really fishy.
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    Tony Wylie leaving Redskins for Special Olympics

    Depends. If they keep the Native American theme then maybe I'd remain loyal.
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    Tony Wylie leaving Redskins for Special Olympics

    Team is listed at being worth $3.4B I think. He could probably sell for pretty close to $4B. If he's not having fun any more and tired of being the most hated man in DMV then I could see it. The only downside would be getting a PC owner who would want to change the name. I'd hope the NFL would intervene in that case. Wonder how much JJG is worth? I know it's not $4B but maybe he has some partners that could pitch in. What a dream come true that would be?!?! On second thought, if JJG really wanted to buy the team he could crowd fund it! I'd be the first to donate to the cause. I know, I know, wishful thinking. But what else am I gonna do? Look forward to the Bears beat down that's about to happen in Fed Ex on Monday night?!?!
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    Tony Wylie leaving Redskins for Special Olympics

    Dan sold his home too? I missed that. Please God let him sell the team!!! Actually, he's moving up!
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    The only way I'd believe in a real change is if Danny fired Bruce, made Joe Gibbs team president, and then sent regular pix of himself on his yacht during the offseason. I don't Dan anywhere near training camp or Redskin's Park. In fact, he should never even go on the game field. Not even during preseason games. Go from his house straight to his owner's box. Then after the game straight from his owner's box to his house. Then I'd be convinced to buy season tix; even in Fed Ex stadium. Then I would dare to hope that real change occurred. Anything else is just another of his telemarketing schemes. Over promise - under deliver.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Am I the only one who thinks that Bruce has some dirt on Dan? That's the only reasonable explanation for allowing the madness to continue.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    Yeah, and who was the QB? Alex Smith. No serious Redskin's fan believed he could take us to the promised land.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    Winning fixes everything! But we don't even have to win a lot. Just be in every game and the fans will come back. There are a lot of Va fans who would drive up for several games a year and playoffs in the past because we felt like we could at least be competitive. If I thought the team was moving in the right direction I'd be showing up even if we weren't winning playoff games. Unfortunately, it feels like they're just spinning their wheels. The Dan Snyder malaise is a powerful disease that sucks the hope right out of you.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    Been rooting for the Redskins since the 60s. The day they change the name is the day I become a Ravens fan.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    There's something very therapeutic about making some preteen rage quit after you beat him like your favorite team got whooped.
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    At some point they need to stop making excuses and start making adjustments. Joe Gibbs teams always adjusted their scheme to their talent. Pats do that better than anyone now. It's not rocket science.
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    The Skins Can't Win With These Coaches

    It seems like Jay is concerned more about someone being promoted over him (meaning he gets fired) from the DC position than he is in putting together the best staff. Joe Barry and Manusky are both low-key, average DCs who aren't a threat. You have the Wade Phillips bizzaro interview to throw into the mix and that makes you wonder if that's how Jay approached every DC candidate. The only guy I can see Jay bringing in would be Marvin Lewis. I don't think he'd be a threat to Jay's job security and he would have instant credibility with the players. Jay will never bring in Rex Ryan. He'd be perceived as a threat to take his job. I like Manusky. Seems like a good person. But he's over his head as a DC. The only way Jay can make it work with him is to give up play calling to KOC and spend more time on the defensive side of the ball. Be a true head coach. All this just goes to show the genius of Joe Gibbs. Hire a great staff and let them do their jobs.
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    The Skins Can't Win With These Coaches

    Really, the fault of the FO is their inability to attract or keep quality coaches. I think they're definitely getting better at bringing in talent. Sadly, I believe Kyle Smith and KOC will probably be gone next year
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    The Skins Can't Win With These Coaches

    Or, was Dunny scared of being victimized by Cooper again? Didn't Dunbar finish the Philly game?
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    Greg Manusky Why Isn't He Fired Yet?

    The problem is the D-Line. They went from having 5 good interior linemen (Allen, Payne, Ioannides, Settle, and Brantley) to just 3. Now you're minus two in Allen and Brantley. So, instead of a five man rotation where the subs are good you're down to 3 players playing almost the whole game because you're bringing in a JAG to sub in. So they wear down in the second half. Once they start getting beat then the LB's are getting blocked by Guards and you have these gaping holes up the middle. If our DB's weren't so banged up you could play man and send more pressure. Send Collins on some stunts. But they're so banged up and have been victimized on the long passes two weeks in a row that they're freaked out about playing anybody tight. Kdawg may disagree but with only 3 good interior DL I'd go to a 43 or just stay in nickel. If you stay in the 4-2-5 (which they are in for most of the game) then make JHC the fifth DB to help vs the run. If they go 43 then make Anderson the Sam (strong side backer) and keep Holcomb as the Will (weakside) with Bostic in the middle. Put Kerrigan and Sweat on the line in either scheme and maybe even use the wide 9 that Philly has so much success with. Too often this staff wants to mold the foot to fit the shoe! We don't play the Chiefs but the Pats got AB and he looks really good