Skinsinparadise

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  1. Skinsinparadise

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    @Califan007 For some reason I can't quote your specific post. OK, maybe Bieniemy will reveal that he was the dude really calling the plays in spite what Reid and others have said. Who knows? It's not really a sticking point for me one way or another. I don't love Nagy or Pederman so the Reid coaching tree while is intriguing is far from the be all and end all for me. As for Andy Reid pushing it. He's been outward publicly lobbying Bieniemy for a HC job. Smith and Bieniemy were together at the same time in KC. Yeah wouldn't surprise me that Andy is pushing him at Alex. I don't always trust what Andy thinks is best for the Redskins though. Laconfora said today that he hears Dan wants a splash hire, big name. But he isn't sure if he'd get that name with this FO structure. He believes Dan would have to say he's open to changing that operation or outright change it. Bieniemy I don't think is a splash hire. But he's be probably the ceiling of what Dan can get right now save a Jon Gruden type of contract.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    @Califan007 Nagy and Pederson both said they called they plays in the 2nd halves of their games. If that's happened with Bieniemy I haven't been able to dig that up. I am not saying that's a deal breaker though with me. I am just wondering how much of that offense is him. Clearly, Reid likes him and he's received plenty of accolades. So I got no beef with Bieniemy. I was just wondering if we are importing KC's offense with Bieniemy, that's all. Pederson by the way isn't a sell with me. I am not a fan of the dude. I read his book, what an obnoxious arrogant person he comes off in it. I take some satisfaction that he has arguably underachieved with a pretty loaded roster. https://www.foxnews.com/sports/chiefs-andy-reid-eric-bieniemy-hire-head-coach Bieniemy doesn’t call the plays but helps assemble the game plans. https://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2018/01/25/andy-reid-confirms-that-hell-call-plays-in-2018/ Despite Reid calling plays in 2018, he did not rule out the possibility of giving up play-calling duties to Bieniemy in the future. https://theundefeated.com/features/kansas-city-chiefs-offensive-coordinator-eric-bieniemy-will-just-have-to-wait/ Some owners may have downgraded Bieniemy because Reid is the Chiefs’ offensive playcaller. In 2017, Reid ceded playcalling duties to Nagy late in the season. Although Bieniemy lacks the playcaller title on his résumé, he’s involved in helping Reid with the weekly offensive game plan.
  3. Skinsinparadise

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

  4. Skinsinparadise

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I guess what gives me some pause is Bieniemy doesn't call the plays so I don't know how inventive or not he is. But I agree I like the Chief's offense.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Based on what some have said, Dan can be charming behind the scenes one on one when he feels like it and can sway some into thinking he has changed or the reports about him are overblown. It wouldn't surprise me if Dan treats Alex Smith like a king and he's convinced he's a good guy. My point maybe Dan's ONLY chance to get a biggish name coach is via Alex Smith selling it to someone he's connected to. I don't know who Alex would be connected to besides Bieniemy. Bieniemy is a biggish name among the coaching candidates. I wouldn't say though a sexy name that will bring fans back. That's fine with me personally. I don't know enough about him to have a strong opinion yet one way or another.
  6. Skinsinparadise

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Concerns about Bruce Allen and Washington’s power structure According to Allbright, there is some hesitation from numerous head coaching candidates because they are concerned about president Bruce Allen and the power structure in Washington. In fact, according to PFN Draft Analyst and Insider Tony Pauline, many in the league believe that the Redskins won’t win until Allen is replaced. It was assumed that when Snyder relieved Jay Gruden of his head coaching duties, Allen wouldn’t be far behind. There were also reports earlier this month that Snyder was evaluating the future of everyone within the organization. This all makes for a difficult environment for a new head coach. This very well could play a big role in the hiring process, but Snyder knows of the concerns and could lead to him dismissing Allen. https://www.profootballnetwork.com/eric-bieniemy-early-frontrunner-washington-redskins-head-coach-job/ Agree with most of that. They had a span (2012, 2015-2017) of above average QB play. Alex was OK albeit not great for the first half of 2018. But it's been pretty abysmal otherwise. Both RG3 and Kirk are gone. So I take the point is they never found a permanent solution at QB in spite of throwing a zillion resources at it -- draft picks and money. Could Smith's relationship help the Redskins get their man? Certainly, but the team might need to make a decision on Allen first.
  7. Skinsinparadise

    Next Coach?

    For those who don't click on that article above. https://www.profootballnetwork.com/eric-bieniemy-early-frontrunner-washington-redskins-head-coach-job/ With the help of Reid, Bieniemy has overseen a potent offense with Patrick Mahomes under center. Together, they constructed the league’s top-ranked offense in 2018, which averaged 425.6 yards per game. Mahomes, meanwhile, put together one of the greatest seasons in league history with 5,097 passing yards and 50 touchdowns. If Bieniemy does, in fact, become the head coach of the Redskins, the hope is that he would be able to replicate this success with the likes of Haskins, Terry McLaurin, Derrius Guice, and others. Will Bieniemy’s past history at Colorado come into focus? Most NFL fans remember Bieniemy as a running back for the Bengals from 1995 to 1998, but before that, he was a star running back at Colorado University. While at Colorado, he put up some impressive numbers. As a freshman in 1987, he rushed for over 500 yards. The next season, Bieniemy was the first running back at CU since 1977 to rush for more than 1,000 yards. He also tied a school record by rushing for more than 100 yards in seven games. While the numbers were impressive, it was slightly overshadowed by an altercation that Bieniemy was a part of during his freshman season. Reports claimed that Bieniemy had been called a racial slur during which a bar-room brawl had broken out. Bieniemy pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to perform community service. In 2001, Bieniemy was hired as Colorado’s running backs coach but was arrested in April of that year for a DUI. As a known legend in the program, Bieniemy was also a major figure in the recruiting process. During his two years there, several rape allegations were pressed against Colorado players, and Bieniemy’s time there ended while the school was under investigation. However, even with all of this in Bieniemy’s past, Allbright reports that he is widely thought of as a good guy around the league. Concerns about Bruce Allen and Washington’s power structure According to Allbright, there is some hesitation from numerous head coaching candidates because they are concerned about president Bruce Allen and the power structure in Washington. In fact, according to PFN Draft Analyst and Insider Tony Pauline, many in the league believe that the Redskins won’t win until Allen is replaced. It was assumed that when Snyder relieved Jay Gruden of his head coaching duties, Allen wouldn’t be far behind. There were also reports earlier this month that Snyder was evaluating the future of everyone within the organization. This all makes for a difficult environment for a new head coach. This very well could play a big role in the hiring process, but Snyder knows of the concerns and could lead to him dismissing Allen. If Bieniemy is hired, it would break the recent trend of young, offensive college minds being thrust into NFL positions. Coaches like Sean McVay, Kliff Kingsbury, and Zac Taylor are all leading NFL teams at the moment, whereas Bieniemy has nearly more coaching experience than the three combined. He has 10 years of experience as a position coach, with three years as an offensive coordinator. Bieniemy knows what he can bring to a team offensively. He leads with confidence, and it is likely due to said confidence that Snyder is considering him for the head coaching position. “If you know anything about me and what I did at Colorado as the offensive coordinator, people would be shocked and surprised,” Bienemy said. “People look at me sideways because I’m a running back, and they think I always want to run the ball. No. I understand the importance of the passing game, and I understand the importance of making sure we’re pushing the ball down the field.”
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Player performance The nonwinning culture stems from a lack of talent, or at least production, which is a direct responsibility of the general manager or top football voice. None of the players on Washington’s roster from 2010 to the present have earned a first-team all-pro nomination. Every other team in the NFL has produced at least two all-pros in that span. Source: Pro-Football-Reference Pro Football Focus’s film-based evaluations aren’t the only way to value players, but according to that metric, Washington ranked below average in player production during every season Allen has been at the helm except for one, a ninth-place ranking in 2016. Quarterbacks and offense The yearly debacles are due in large part to the inability of Allen and his staff to secure a franchise quarterback. Eleven quarterbacks have started at least one game for Washington since 2010 (tied for the fifth-most of any team over that span), producing a combined passer rating of 86.6, nearly a point lower than the league average over that span. The two best passing seasons over the past decade, 2012 (102.1 passer rating) and 2015 (102.0), were mostly achieved by Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins. The former was the No. 2 selection in the 2012 draft — a move that cost the Redskins three first-round picks and a second rounder; Griffin spent three years in Washington before being cut in 2016. Cousins was the starter from 2015 to 2017 before contentious contract negotiations precipitated his departure as a free agent. Since then, the Redskins have produced the fourth-worst passer rating in the NFL (79.6, compared with a league average of 92.4). Some of that underwhelming performance is due to the loss of Alex Smith, Cousins’s replacement, but not all of it. Smith completed 63 percent of his passes in a Redskins uniform for 2,180 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions, resulting in a 85.7 passer rating over 10 games before a broken leg ended his season. Before the injury, Smith was just the 26th-most valuable passer of 2018, per ESPN’s Total Quarterback Rating. Pro Football Focus ranked him 18th out of 36 qualified passers. Offensively, the team has scored 1.7 points per drive over the past decade, converting 51 percent of its red-zone attempts. Both of those marks are below average for the decade. Washington has scored an above-average rate of points per drive in a season three times over the past decade and had above-average success in the red zone only twice. ...The big picture Resuscitating a storied franchise is tough work, and fans appear to be checking out in droves. In 2010, Washington had the second-highest announced home attendance in the NFL (665,380 total, 83,172 per game). This season, the Redskins have the seventh-lowest (394,577 through six games, 65,762 per game). There appear to be broader consequences. In 2011, Forbes valued the Redskins at $1.55 billion, which made the franchise the second-most-valuable property in the NFL. This past year, the franchise was valued at $3.4 billion, dropping it to seventh. Those are staggering numbers, to be sure, yet the growth lags behind that of an average NFL franchise, which saw its value rise from $1.04 billion in 2011 to $2.86 billion in 2019. None of these problems — the dearth of talent, the search for a franchise quarterback, the quest for postseason success, the lagging franchise value — can be solved overnight. But Allen has a 10-year track record, and it has left the franchise mired in mediocrity in every imaginable way.
  9. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    The odd thing about it is their last two drafts haven't been bad. I think Chase Young is going to help give them a big jump. They have one good pass rusher but nothing on the other side. The middle of their D line is good, too. their secondary though is shaky. Their offense is terrible. I am guessing Barkley's injury has hurt him because he's playing like just a guy.
  10. Skinsinparadise

    Next Coach?

    Sadly that's true. I am gather Alex might be pushing Bieniemy.
  11. Skinsinparadise

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Dan isn’t into competence and hiring the best when it comes to the front office. Its about nostalgia and or friendship. Yet every year we get these exposes about how Dan is mystified about why he can’t figure out the winning formula. It’s nuts. Finlay actually has speculated about Alex in the FO but it sounded like that’s a pure guess from him though.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Some buzz about Alex being the guy as for twitter discussion, I noticed. And I know the dude loves golf. If the putt putt game is one of Dan's demands, Alex might intrigue him. Alex also seemed very buddy like with Dan in a number of pregames. Bruce to me is the politician version of the cool guy -- so there is some phoniness to it. Alex on the other hand is a legitimate cool dude.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Be easy to do, just interview Doug in house.
  14. Skinsinparadise

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Bowden will be an interesting draft discussion Marrow noted he told scouts two years ago that former Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson should have been the No. 1 pick after watching the now Baltimore Ravens MVP candidate carve through Kentucky’s defense for three years. Instead, teams “overthought” things and focused on Jackson’s perceived shortcomings, allowing him to slide to the No. 32 pick in the 2018 draft. While even Marrow acknowledges Bowden is not an NFL quarterback, expect similar nitpicking over his potential as a wide receiver in the coming months. “I think if it was up to NFL teams he would have stayed at receiver because it would have helped them do their job and better understand where he is in his development as a route-runner, as a pass-catcher and all of those things,” said Dane Brugler, an NFL draft analyst for The Athletic. “Because he played most of the season as a non-receiver it just takes more of a leap of faith, because we’re not going to get a chance to see him in game-like situations playing the position that he’s projected to play in the NFL.” ght games of the season – “They did what was best for their program,” he said – but even though Bowden campaigned to be put behind center himself, the move does complicate his draft stock. ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. mentioned Bowden as a “dark horse” candidate to be picked in the first round of April’s draft before what was supposed to be a breakout season for the junior as a receiver after the departure of running back Benny Snell, the focal point of Kentucky’s offense the last three years. Instead, Bowden showed little of the progress as a pass catcher that most had projected this fall. Through four games, Bowden was easily Kentucky’s most productive receiver, totaling 27 receptions for 330 yards and one touchdown, but he was plagued by inconsistency with several high-profile drops and other miscues.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Dan might want one more putt putt game before it goes down.