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Wyvern

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About Wyvern

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    The Backup

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  • Birthdate
    Mezezoic era
  • Interests
    The 3 R's. Foreign languages.

    I collect masks (wall art). Naturally big interests following the Skins, football in general, and computers. Love learning more nuances of the game from ES -- especially Coach Talk.
  • Washington Football Team Fan Since
    Since the George Allen days
  • Favorite Washington Football Team Player
    Kilmer, Lorenzo Alexander, Cousins, now Kerrigan
  • Not a Washington Football Team Fan? Tell us YOUR team:
    After the Skins ...maybe the Packers
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    N. Virginia (Beltway Area)
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    20026
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    Pro Football, Redskins, ES (naturally), reading
  • Occupation
    Analyst/Writer

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  1. I'm always hoping for wins over our NFC-East rivals, but a win over Dallas would be extra sweet. I find it too hard for me to support the strategy of Washington tanking for top-picks -- This is a young team that's growing into a new culture and competitive mindset, and I don't want them getting broken in with a pattern of losing each week. Also, some W's means that some of the players being evaluated by Ron & Co., performed well enough to be worth building on next season. (Washington has to have some success with who they've acquired over the last couple of years, or the rebui
  2. Guice. It's worse of a disappointment, when you see there was so much potential, but it all goes wrong.
  3. Thanks, KDawg. A lot of the times it looked like Roulier wasn't helping. As I said, I can't go back and review more closely.
  4. it was obvious Wes Martin couldn't stand up to Aaron Donald -- one of the most dangerous defenders in the league. I can't go back to review, but did Turner or the O-line coach try to adjust to this fact? For example, I would have expected more 2-TE formations to allow for double-teaming Donald, or an extra blocking back for slowing down the pass-rush to by the QB a little more time. After all, the weather was bad and pocket protection was only good for a few seconds, and never long enough for long and medium-long passes to be a practical threat. Frankly this team need
  5. If Haskins is incapacitated by the flu, then it's double bad luck for him. The timing couldn't be worse. Even if he's truly sick, his staying home to cope with it, will add more fuel to negative press and rumors swirling around Haskins' maturity in dealing with his demotion. In my posts before Haskins was benched, I mentioned my concerns with Dwayne's off-field issues (mainly social media incidents, but a few other things he did) that made me question how maturely he'd handle the ups-&-downs of his career in the NFL. That said, I can't imagine how he'd ever think
  6. If you're referring to the Coaches' decision not to fight to the last timeout in the games that Washington was multiple scores behind... That would have been a good questions for the media to ask. I'm recounting what I took away from the presser, in regards to disrespecting Haskins. While I want to see a "never-say-die" attitude when Washington is down a couple of scores in the last few minutes of the games -- the offense I've seen is primarily a time-consuming dink&dunk offense and not very explosive. I'm not very confident that the offense can protect long enoug
  7. Cali -- sorry you didn't like my style of writing.
  8. In reaction to Thinking Skins' post (about 10 hours ago) where he felt Ron Rivera was dragging Haskins name through the mud...I went back and listened carefully to that Oct. 9 press conference. I didn't get that feeling at all. This is what I came out with from Rivera's answers to the questions the media raised on the matter of switching starting QB. 1. Ron repeatedly mentioned that Dwayne had NFL-level talent (an NFL arm) and never said anything I felt was demeaning. He also mentioned how Haskins had a good competitor's mindset, and a drive to be QB-1. 2. Rivera'
  9. I hope we don't have to endure a lot of spin from this game by folks hyping Haskins' 300 yards passing performance, claiming how much he's improved, and how he's been validated as the quarterback of the future for Washington. To my eye, Haskins still has a lot of the same problems he had last week. I think Haskins' yardage needs to be evaluated in the context in which he obtained it. His numbers benefited from - - lots of pass attempts, trying "game-manager" types of passes that got plumped up by good YAC, the "garbage-time" factor, and the fact that maybe the Ravens self-defense isn't all
  10. I hope we don't have to endure a lot of spin from this game by folks hyping Haskins' 300 yards passing performance, claiming how much he's improved, and how he's been validated as the quarterback of the future for Washington. To my eye, Haskins still has a lot of the same problems he had last week. I think Haskins' yardage needs to be evaluated in the context in which he obtained it. His numbers benefited from - - lots of pass attempts, trying "game-manager" types of passes that got plumped up by good YAC, the "garbage-time" factor, and the fact that maybe the Ravens self-defense isn't all
  11. I remember how maddening it was, because that part of the 2nd round went -- Fred Davis then DeSean Jackson, then Calais Campbell, and then Malcolm Kelly! I recall complaining on ES about the Skins passing on Calais Campbell, but was told the Skins had some coach on staff who would have been familiar with Calais, so it was wise to pass on him and instead "snap up" Davis who supposedly wouldn't have dropped to where we picked Kelly. I also hated the Devin Thomas pick, because I thought he was just the product of last-minute, pre-draft hype. Sadly, the Skins FO bought into
  12. There a lot of ES folks, who I very much respect, suggesting I sip the Kool-Aid about Haskins being the long-awaited franchise QB for the Skins. There are claims how Haskins really came into his own at the end of the season and that he showed enough to convince the Skins brass that they didn't need to spend a high draft pick on another QB, or even to pursue a serious challenger to Haskins. People are providing all kinds of feeds showing how good Haskins was, and how hard he's improving himself, etc.,etc. Candidly, I'm not sold on Haskins, and have never been a fan of Ohio State Q
  13. Perrine and Marshall, drafted by the Skins, had been considered good talent with potentially high cielings. But Perrine never took off either, sort of like how Matt Jones fizzled, -- both showing bad traits like tiptoeing, hesitating before trying to pick their spot, or just not seeing the correct gap to run through. Others may see it differently, but I just didn't see good fundamentals out of them as well as all those other free agent RBs the Skins have been shuffling in and out of the line-up these last few years. Maybe it was the line? Or maybe the RBs needed better skill-sets in the N
  14. I'm still wondering how Randy Jordan continues to hang on as RB coach for the Skins. The Skins entrusted Jordan with developing a bunch of early-round RB talent over the years --- and none of those RBs ever really panned out. The best Skins RBs in recent years were Peterson and Thompson, and those two were really developed by other coaches. (Thompson was taught his NFL fundamentals under Bobby Turner (Shanny's group.)) Maybe Guice will stay healthy long enough to be Randy Jordan's first successfully developed NFL-level RB talent. Or maybe what Jordan teaches RBs will
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