Skinsinparadise

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  1. Skinsinparadise

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Judging by mocks which granted can be dicey at this junction, he's going somewhere in the 10-20 range in the first round. Looks like its a relatively deep draft for pass rushers at least in terms of some guys falling into the 2nd. However, pass rushers like o lineman tend to go if anything earlier than expected. Judging by mocks, Bosa is going #1 or #2, J. Allen is out of reach, C. Ferrell is likely out of reach. Then it seems to be Polite, Burns, Sweat. R. Gary is a wildcard - some see him on the inside because of his size, some see him on the edge, some see him top 10, some don't.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    That's a great question and I need more time on it. I've hyped on Burns some weeks back but in his case it was more about parroting other people's hype where I liked his profile and also liking what I saw highlight wise and from what I've read about him. For Polite I watched a bunch of full games. I haven't really watched FSU much the last 2 years. So I have to watch some Burns games versus purely highlights. But from what I've noticed they both fit the bill for what I want to add to the D line which is a quick twitch, explosive (burst), fast pass rusher. Polite forced 6 fumbles, Burns forced 3. If I recall they used Burns more as a pass rushing specialist whereas Polite was on the field on run downs more. Burns is lankier looking but he also has the long arms that some covet in a pass rusher which Polite lacks. Just on a cursory comparison, Polite pops to me more but I've watched him more. It's hard for me to quantify it but there is something about Polite that makes him fun for me watch -- I think its the speed coupled with the nonstop motor. He's relentless and persistent including chasing runners in the open field. I can see him playing well against mobile Qbs because of how hot he pursues and never gives up and has the speed to chase guys down. We've seen Preston and Kerrigan multiple times being dodged in open field or laterally from the pocket from mobile or quick footed QBs. If he adds some strength I think he can end up OK at stopping the run or at least where he's not a major liability. He comes off to me as a dude that will wreak havoc in the NFL. I need to dive into Burns more though. Like I said they both fit the profile of what I want to add to this defense. I am a bit more confident in Polite because I've watched him more.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I watched Polite mostly in real time this season, watching Gator games. Yeah he's not a big dude or has long arms. It's part of the reason I mentioned him as a third down specialist, lining up wide and teeing off. He's very explosive and fast. And he can shed blocks well at times in spite of his size because he has quick hands, has a wicked spin move and is relentless. The dude makes plays too -- if I recall 17 plus tackles for losses, 6 forced fumbles, 11 sacks. He might struggle to disengage from blocks once locked it -- but from what I recall its hard to lock him in. Just from a pure layperson's point of view about him what grabs me about him is EVERYTHING about him seems fast. The first step, his hands, his movement, motor -- everything. And watching him you can see he's a different kind of pass rusher from Kerrigan or Preston. And especially on third downs where this defense has gotten beat more than the average defense -- having a dude that can line up wide and just run right past the LT would be a welcome change. I recall posting this during the season
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    From one of my favorite draft sites, Hockenson https://thedraftnetwork.com/2019/01/16/2019-nfl-draft-player-profile-t-j-hockenson/ Route Running – Arc releases at the LOS are effective to filter out from in-line alignment. Very smooth and natural at the top of his routes. Has shown versatility on stick routes, deep crossers, delays, seam routes, motioned flat routes, etc to provide ample impact in the air. Hands – Wonderful softness in hands to ensure he’s snaring the ball. Caught a wet ball well (PSU, 2018) without gloves. Has softness to his hands to ensure he’s not jarred and missing the nose of the football in contested situations. Versatility – A do it all TE prospect. Well versed in life as an in-line blocker, perfectly comfortable in pass protection and has excelled in that area. RAC monster, catch point winner, in-line TE with vertical ability. A true X-factor weapon. Contested Catch Ability – Has high pointed a few (Indiana, Wisconsin 2018) balls with good sturdiness as contacted and strong hand-eye coordination. Well developed frame and catch radius flash and allow him to be a bail-out option in tight coverage situations. Run After Catch Ability – More of a second gear than you’d expect for his stature, has blown through pursuit angles on more than one occasion and made defenders look silly. Has hurdled more than one defender in the open field as well. Powerful, difficult to wrestle down at the catch point. Power At POA – One of the most tenacious blockers I’ve ever laid eyes on. The foot urgency and finishing skills are tremendous, will bury DEs and OLBs alike. Effective to collapse or wash down and ensure there’s a soft edge for ball carriers. .... BEST TRAIT – Versatility WORST TRAIT – Deep Speed (I guess?) BEST FILM – Wisconsin (2018) WORST FILM – Penn State (2018) RED FLAGS – None T.J. Hockenson is one of the easiest/hardest evaluations of my season. Hockenson is terrifically balanced as a football player and it doesn’t take more than a few reps to know he’s an immediate starter at the NFL level with scheme diversity. The challenge for Hockenson’s tape? Listing a weakness. Hockenson is comfortable in any number of roles, giving comfort that he’ll be fine in WCO or vertical passing offenses alike. He’s a scheme transcendent prospect.
  5. Skinsinparadise

    Starting QB 2019???

    Every beat guy agrees that Alex is unlikely to play in 2019, last one to say was Finlay today. They say they don't know for sure but that's what they are hearing or at best maybe he's ready towards the end of the season. Not that I see Alex as a savior or even close to being one. All the guys who cover the team don't always converge on the same point as for what their sources tell them. But one thing that all agreed on after the season was they'd try to upgrade on Manusky. That attempt happened. The new thing is that they will shoot hard for a QB. As for how there is some disagreement. Some think a draft move. Personally I hope they don't and wait to the 2020 draft when I think they likely have a top 5 pick. The problem is what can they sell to fans right now. You've all been waiting for years to see what Colt McCoy could do? Here's the new crop of bargain basement FAs that Bruce signed -- they got JJ Wilcox or name that non-star player at a major discount! Maybe Guice but they have to wait until training camp to revive that buzz. You figure they have to make some move. I hope they don't. Lets ride Colt this season to land hopefully Tua in 2020. But I suspect they will be enamored with Haskins or Murray and make a move up the draft. Will see.
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    HH : Coaches Edition of Speculation Publication ;Only Kotwica to Atlanta is official

    Late in the season, verbal spats with safety DJ Swearinger might have undermined Manusky's status with the defense. But the team decided to release Swearinger, cementing the coach's authority. It also helped that emerging leader Jonathan Allen came out and vocally supported Manusky and his defensive schemes. At this point, the Redskins have no choice but to say the team was keeping Manusky all along. If the organization was interested in other candidates at defensive coordinator, and it sure seemed like they were, those guys found other jobs. The marketplace isn't packed with other candidates with brighter resumes to replace Manusky, so the team is smart to bring back the incumbent. The process was awkward, regardless of what gets said now. Manusky is a professional, and has been coaching in the NFL for more than a decade. He understands how business gets done. Now, Manusky will be back, and there is good young talent on the Redskins defense, especially up front. The guess here is Manusky will say he always expected to be back and never stopped working on getting better for 2019. Now he gets the chance to show it. https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/redskins-are-keeping-greg-manusky-and-they-swear-its-not-because-other-guys-said-no
  7. Skinsinparadise

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Only thing on that front is Bruce controlled it before, Lafemina took over that part for 7 months and Bruce grabbed it back. So technically it was a demotion from that side of the business which he now grabbed back. Soul-crushing though I agree. But I think this is going to crash down on everyone in 2019 -- ironically the 10 year anniversary of the last big crash in 2009. As much as I think this is all a train wreck, I do think they are poised to hit bottom and it all goes down this year and changes happen. As to them being good changes, who knows.
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    HH : Coaches Edition of Speculation Publication ;Only Kotwica to Atlanta is official

    I know and agree, I was being sarcastic. That whole thing is indeed a joke.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I talked about Ty Johnson 2 years ago on that draft thread while watching him kill it in a game if I recall it was against Texas, it been a long time. https://247sports.com/college/maryland/Article/Maryland-Football-Ty-Johnson-Tre-Watson-NFL-Draft-Prospects-East-West-Shrine-Bowl-Terps-127915795/ Johnson considered turning pro after his junior year. But as a projected late-round draft pick, he returned to Maryland for one final season, which because of injuries and the Terps’ unusual amount of backfield didn’t go quite as planned. Johnson rushed for just 508 yards on 81 carries as a senior, missing his final three games due to calf injury and being overshadowed at times by super freshman Anthony McFarland, arguably Maryland’s best long-term NFL prospect. As a result, there wasn’t much draft buzz around Johnson’s name heading into this week’s East-Shrine Game. The Athletic, however, tabbed him as one of the event’s sleepers. And through three practices, he has looked the part of one according to multiple first-hand accounts. USA Today said Tuesday he was probably the second best running back at the all-star event -- which is second only to the Senior Bowl in terms of talent -- behind Virginia’s Jordan Ellis. NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline called Johnson “incredible.” “He was running routes like a polished receiver,” Pauline said. “His footwork was terrific.” A hard worker from a high school which hadn’t produced a D-I player in more than 20 years, Johnson is used to flying under the radar and then proving himself on the field. Maryland was the only major conference program to offer him and that didn’t happen until after he worked out for them in person. A number of running backs have gone from the East-West Shrine Bowl to playing in the NFL, including Phillip Lindsay, who made the Pro Bowl this year as an undrafted rookie after rushing for more than 1,000 yards for the Denver Broncos. Although early entrants have taken over the draft and most top upperclassmen choose to participate in the Senior Bowl, the East-West Shrine Bowl still produces several NFL draft picks every year. Last year, seven event alumni went in the top-five rounds. Johnson is one of two Terps participating in the East-West Shrine Game, along with linebacker Tre Watson, a Tampa native who is getting another chance to play in his hometown. Watson has reportedly met with several NFL teams this week, including the Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Chargers and Washington Redskins.
  10. Skinsinparadise

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    WP story just now, if true this is a bit wild. I am guessing if Dan's verdict was to improve the coaching staff, I gather Dan is now over it seeing their top targets aren't interested in coming. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/01/16/redskins-expected-keep-greg-manusky-after-looking-other-defensive-coordinators/?utm_term=.00ce87c7f86c Improving the coaching staff is believed to be a mandate of team owner Daniel Snyder. People familiar with the Redskins’ postseason planning said Snyder considered firing Gruden after the team failed to make the playoffs for the fourth time in Gruden’s five years as head coach. Ultimately, Snyder decided to keep Gruden, who has two years remaining on a contract extension signed in the spring of 2017. In retaining Gruden and expanding the role of team president Bruce Allen, Snyder is said to have hoped he could make upgrades on the coaching staff. It is unclear what those upgrades will be, particularly with Manusky remaining as defensive coordinator.
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    HH : Coaches Edition of Speculation Publication ;Only Kotwica to Atlanta is official

    As we predicted, they were just asking 4 different potential defensive coordinators for their opinion about what they thought of the Redskins defense, that's it. Manusky was their man all along. I bet Bruce has already given Manusky a hug in case there was any misunderstanding. Keim kicks in here sooooo cynical. And they wonder why Bruce doesn't like talking? The team just told everyone that they never really had any real interest in a new defensive coordinator -- and geez that pesky Keim challenges them anyway. And Keim is typically the easy one and least cynical reporter who covers the team.
  12. Skinsinparadise

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I likely will change as i typically do as its gets closer but if I had to marry a player that both is likely going to be there at 15 (albeit its not slam dunk) and that I'd take its Polite. Bring a speed rusher for once to this team. You can play Anderson on first and 2nd and bring in Polite on 3rd and obvious passing down. 6 forced fumbles. Play maker. Bill Polian was asked once about the Redskins defense struggles on third down, he said something to the effect is on third and long you want at least one speed pass rusher who can line up wide and just tee off and the Redskins pass rush lacks that dude because its pure power guys.
  13. Skinsinparadise

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Agree. Agree on this too. The only thing I'll say where I could understand why he might be keeping him around is the stadium. Arguably the future of his ownership's finances is all tied to that stadium. And I know from some of my own work in the field including being around a couple of stadium situations -- its not an easy task. Listening to Liz Clark explain what she's hearing about how its going -- she thinks there is a strong chance he doesn't get a stadium period and would have to self fund. So Bruce perhaps is lucky as heck because his leverage right now with Dan might never have been this high. Awful off season so far IMO but will see maybe they got something cooking, was just listening to Sheehan's podcast with Finlay and they think they likely realizes they boxed themselves into making a move on QB. Personally I hope they wait until 2020. but will see. My main hope is that this thing finally crashes and they reboot and are set up for a draft that looks very good at the Qb position. Dan and Bruce aren't evil but they come off as jerks. That's a different dynamic. You can surely be a jerk and win. And I'd take it if that's the best we can do. But being a douche and losing -- that's a double whammy because you have to accept the losing and you can't even hang onto well at least my organization is classy. This way we got nothing. Where I live, there are fans from all over the place and I often when getting into conversations have to start by somewhat explaining why I am a Redskins fan -- the team is a punchline to some and not one of the cool teams to like. Yeah he isn't great as an interview but not a disaster either. I think he actually comes off better than Bruce ironically. From my own personal exchange with Bruce and just watching his rare interviews over the years -- to me he comes off very much like his politician reputation. Dan almost comes off a bit sad.
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    HH : Coaches Edition of Speculation Publication ;Only Kotwica to Atlanta is official

    ST was good this year for a change but you never hear about Kotwicka as some untouchable, this dude can't leave the building type. Seems like the big rep guys whether its earned or not earned or deserved or not deserved -- O'Connell, Tomsula, Callahan.
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    HH : Coaches Edition of Speculation Publication ;Only Kotwica to Atlanta is official

    https://riggosrag.com/2019/01/16/redskins-lack-appeal-coaching-candidates-humble-front-office/ It was known the Redskins would not be desirable to outside coaches, due to their fatal combination of quarterback issues, lack of roster cohesion, and flaring front office dysfunction. But now, they’re not even desirable to their own contracted coaches.