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About MartinC

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    Since 1982
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    Joe Theismann
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    Phoenix Arizona
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    watching sports, reading (mainly history) and crowd control of my 3 kids
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    VP of Sales for Safari Books Online a digital library business giving access to an online technical and business library

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  1. Smiths contract is fully guaranteed for injury the next two years. He’s getting those dollars even if he can’t pass a physical.
  2. MartinC

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    Adrian Petersen was on the field for 16 snaps. Even if your not going to give him the ball at least have the threat of him getting it!
  3. MartinC

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    Everything is debatable. He’s going to end up with 50/55 catches for 500-600 yards. Not record breaking by any stretch but he’s shown progress every season statistically and I really think in the last 3 or 4 weeks he’s looked a lot smoother in route running and in and out of breaks. Of course now we are on our 3rd QB everything is going to get more difficult for everyone on offense.
  4. MartinC

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    Doctson has actually developed this season. He’s played well the last few weeks. Not saying he’s the next Art Monk here, but he’s shown he can be a decent #2 type.
  5. MartinC

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

  6. MartinC

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    I’ve been generally supportive of Jay, and with the injuries we have had last season and this I still contend it’s hard to truly evaluate him and the his staff. However here is something I tweeted after the game last night. When your starting your 2nd string QB and end up going most of the game with a 3rd string you picked up off the street two weeks ago and who has not taken a snap in practice. Meanwhile you have a future Hall of Fame running back. That game planning/play calling is inexcusable and asinine.
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    2018 Embrace [Insert QB name here] Thread

    Folks for the last time stick to football in the Stadium. Save the politics for Tailgate. Period. A lot of time outs being passed out this evening.
  8. MartinC

    Breaking: Redskins claim Reuben Foster NFL.COM

    I am not a fan of this signing at all. But I disagree with this comment. First on the lack of a phone call to Tampa Police. We signed him knowing he was going to be suspended with no intention of putting him on the roster until the legal process plays out and we know one way or another exactly what happened. What exactly does anyone think we would have learned from a phone call to the Tampa police at this point that would change any of that? What's our additional risk from not having done it? Second on the 'no need to sign him now' part. By making a successful waiver claim Foster has no option but to report to us if this all plays out well from his perspective - we own his rights and current deal. Which at this point is very team friendly. If we waited until the start of next league year say and all this legal process shows is Foster is actually innocent AND he is a free agent at that point he would control who he signed for and for what based on offers he received at that point. Zero guarantee he signs here. From a football business perspective there is good logic behind the decision to claim him. Morally - not so much IMO. My larger concern is that even if he is innocent on this occasion he has such a history of bad decisions and questionable (at best) behaviour that I think its highly likely he will screw up again in the future and end up suspended again - maybe for good. I dont know how you plan your defensive roster and plan on him playing a vital role in that roster and defensive scheme when you can't be confident he will be around long term - or even week to week!
  9. Hes not yet technically on the team.
  10. I have been saying the same thing in these kind of threads for years. NFL offenses are in 3 wide on over 60% of snaps - so NFL defenses are in sub packages for over 60% of snaps. When you then factor in short yardage and goalline NFL offenses are in base typically on only around 15% of snaps. 100% If I drew up a 3-4 front and a 4-3 under front and did not label the positions it would be identical. Only difference is you have one more guy with his hand in the dirt in the 4-3 front. There can be many different responsibilities between the schemes though once the ball is snapped. We also run a lot of one gap as well even in base.
  11. Allen is a stud 5 tech who can also play 3 tech in sub. Why would you move him to 7 tech? That's another case of round hole square peg.
  12. MartinC

    Breaking: Redskins claim Reuben Foster NFL.COM

    Whatever happens with Foster I don't think there is anyway Brown is back here next year on that contract. Its either restructured (with an actual pay cut not moving dollars around) or far more likely he is released. We save about $5M on teh cap by releasing him IIRC. I have more hope that Hamilton can step up and play a much bigger role than Foster being available.
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    Breaking: Redskins claim Reuben Foster NFL.COM

    Almost zero chance he plays a snap this year. Redskins will rightly not let him become a member of the team until the legal process is played out - and that's likely going to take weeks if not months. If he is found guilty - thats it he's cut. Even if he is found innocent there is the likelihood of some kind of league imposed suspension which would mean he is unavailable for the start of the 2019 season. THEN we have to consider his long history of bad decisions. He's had a TON of support from Alabama and the 49ers and just can't get out of his own way. I understand his awful family background and the damage that has no doubt done to him, but with all the support of a major College program and NFL franchise he STILL can't function as a member of society on a day to day basis. He's going to blow again sooner or later. I think it way higher than 50%he never plays a down as a Redskin. If he does I don't know how you count on him being a core member of your defensive roster and game planning because of the strong likelihood he will do something stupid or illegal again. I am just not a fan of this move for a whole host of reasons.