Skinsinparadise

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  1. Skinsinparadise

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I just read Walter Football's rumors page. They did nail the Redskins being infatuated with Daron Payne around the same time last year. They say the Redskins are enamored with Daniel Jones but they think he will be going top 10.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Yeah trust me I know plenty of politicians. In Bruce's case I mean politician in the worst way. Agree he is not charismatic. He comes off smarmy and sleazy.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    He comes off that way in person too - like a glad handing politician. Sheehan was going on recently that he thinks Bruce has surpassed Vinny as for who is hated more by the fan base. Comparing 10 years versus now. I think Sheehan has it right. I think Bruce and Dan come off in their rare public appearances just as smarmy and out of touch as their reputation.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    QBs tend to climb not slide so 4 of them going top 15 I think is feasible especially if u look at team needs. Brugler for example has 4 going top 15. I've seen Hockenson all over the map, including in the first round and even top 15 in two recent mocks including from Jeremiah and Ledyard. Kiper has him going at 19 in the first.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Yeah I am hoping for that. Two wildcards though that strike me. A. They might feel compelled to draft a qb to sell fans on the future even with Colt starting. B. Tough call if Dan fully believes that narrative so he might want a splash anyway especially if season ticket sales lag. Paulsen said today he heard they are gun shy about trading up in the draft out of fear of another RG3 type of mistake. But yeah agree hopefully they genuinely think it's just the injuries and they are close.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I just re-listened to it. I think there is a small giveaway on it. Bruce talked about how the fans saw how good the team was in the first 10 games Now that's a departure from what we typically hear which is the first 9 games. Connecting more dots, Finley said that Jay even recently complained about the Texan game being stolen because of the missed call on Doctson. Also, Jay tends to correct people when people say the season went south when Alex got hurt by saying no it was when Colt got hurt. I think they genuinely believe that they can win with Colt albeit are concern about his durability. My point is I bet Bruce is selling Dan that they really went 7-3, considering the botched call in the Texans game. And Colt would have led them to the playoffs. Also his lines about being in the middle means you are on the verge of taking that next step up. As if u can't slide from the middle downward. I think we got a window into how he sells last year in the building.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Yeah the passion stuff I called before the interview. It would make sense because how else is Bruce going to spin it? So it sounds like he is telling people in the building the people who want him gone are a combination of passionate Redskins fans who just want to place their anger somewhere and also saying (per Grant Paulson) that the people behind the firebruce movement aren't actually Redskins fans. Hilarious.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I think we are giving Bruce a hard time for no reason. The poor dude. Look he is as passionate as any of us. Clearly, our anger while is commendable is also misplaced. When we settle down we will realize our anger is purely about the losing streak at the end of the season. Bruce just happens to be the target because someone has to be. So he's taking the bullets for the organization and I am sure he is doing it with major Redskins pride. Because that's how he rolls. When we settle down, and realize that we want to win and are passionate about it -- and we have a brother in arms on that front....our compadre Bruce who likewise wants to win and is equally passionate. We can all sleep night knowing Bruce is working 24/7 to make it happen for us and we are all on the same page.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    The sad part about it among all the other things they get wrong is their constant celebration and pursuit of 9-7 (some hyperbole from me to make the point) is what IMO has held this organization back.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I said McNally before but meant Phillips
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Sheehan made a comment to the effect that apparently this is the new holy Grail for the Redskins, sneak into the playoffs as a wildcard. 9-7 banners -- we made the playoffs and got out butts kicks in round 1 but hey we made the playoffs!
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Too many questions about Alex to lead it off, that consumed a lot of time. McNally asked the toughest question. Finlay seemed the lightest with him. But in their defense, they should not have to scrounge for crumbs from the defacto GM like he is the behind the curtains Wizard of Oz type where it's a privilege just to get a snapshot of the dude once in a blue moon. Looks like Bruce is going to do it again at the Combine.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Mike Garafalo basically sarcastically called that out as a lie on twitter and Garafalo isnt someone who typically likes to stir it up. I bet though Bruce has himself covered where there is some truth in it for example maybe Bowles saw Manusky in the building or they talked after Bowles said no. Otherwise Bruce could be mostly talking about assistant coaches who were interviewed. Bruce was clumsy I think explaining it even if he was fully telling the truth because it came off like Jay and Maunsky were in dire need for some new ideas.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I called most of it in advance not that the dude isn't easy to predict. Deflected a lot of attention to Doug. They are really close to being very good, just short of the playoffs Fan discontent is just all about wanting to win and passion. Bruce says he is the right guy to lead since he shares the fans passion. He was good at selling how the stadium will be the best in the world or so is the goal, I bet that's his rap behind the scenes with Dan. He was vague enough about the defensive coordinator position where it was hard to tell if he meant assistants interviewing or the actual coordinators. He seem to imply Manusky talked to Bowles but for all we know that could have been him saying bye after Bowles told Dan he is not taking the job. The part about Manusky and Jay getting tutelage from coaches they were bringing in the building sounded weird - like he was ready for that question and that was his cover story.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    106.7 said they will broadcast it. Should start in minutes.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    One guy on twitter saying Grier is missing a lot of passes today. Just got to watch Grier throw a couple of passes, missed both. Though some saying it looks like he has a live arm for those watching him on the field so that's good for him.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Sorry having Internet issues, catching up now
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Sheehan nailed it weeks ago, Bruce will do a presser. I am guessing it won't be interesting unless Bruce trips on himself with an answer which he is apt to do. Guessing his talking points will be: He rather not address "rumors" about them looking at coaches but look they are always exploring ways to improve the Redskins They are very happy with Jay and Manusky 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. Did I tell you we went 6-3. Injuries, Injuries, Injuries If fans are discontent, rest assured so are we, we are working tirelessly at Redskins Park to win. We love the Redskins fans passion! Deflect attention on himself by constantly referring to Doug The Redskins make Redskins decisions and its not just about one person including himself. We all weigh in and it works great On another note, Grant Paulsen said today he heard Bruce is telling people at Redskins Park that the FireBruce crowd aren't actually Redskins fans. So what is he suggesting Cowboy fans masquerading as Redskins fans with the goal to weaken the Redskins but pushing Bruce out? Wow, I'll give the dude props about being the master of spin.
  20. Hope Alex is ok, there are obviously more important things than football. He'd be great at grooming a young guy if they drafted one this year or next. Though i wouldn't blame him for feeling mixed about doing so. He did so it for Mahomes.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Twitter tends to go to town on it, I follow most of the draft geeks that are there. When I have time I'll post some of the nuggets some here might find interesting.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    It makes all the sense to me in the world in one way but not in another way. I work in the political arena. I can call almost any local official, state or federal official around my area and they'd take my call. I know a lot of them socially. And I am not even a lobbyist. I do direct mail-campaigns. I've done campaign work relating to stadiums (though minor stuff but enough to get a look at how the sausage is made) and worked in government in my younger years. It's a ridiculously incestuous and network driven business. And if you know key players socially it can make all the difference in the world. And in Bruce's case, his brother was both Governor and US Senator -- his network is likely insane and goes deep. So if Bruce is in a meeting with Dan and talking lets say about the inner politics and players relating to something -- like hey this person is against us but I have a friend who is really close to that dude and I think I can get to him -- it likely comes like a big deal. When I am pitching clients, its typically a bigger deal to them my network than actually showcasing my work. So if Bruce is the one guy in that building who has that rolling -- it doesn't seem weird to me that Dan is taken by it and that goes double if the process isn't going smoothly. I've seen it in my line of work all the time -- the thing that intimidates some about the process is how heavy relationship-networked driven it is. So when the WP people like Brewer and Clark say Bruce's job security is driven by the stadium -- it makes all the sense in the world to me. Ditto one thing Clark mentioned which is Bruce is good at trying to assuage people that everything is under control even when it isn't. So it wouldn't surprise me if Bruce is telling Dan he's got this, just hang with him because this or that needs to unfold. But, Clark's description of Bruce twiddling his thumbs about getting federal approval to rezone the RFK land and not anticipating Congressional change last year -- shows a similar incompetence with this project as he does running the football team. And to the point about how they are viewed -- that's the kicker because of the owner and Bruce are considered douchebags and incompetent. So for a city or state to do a favor for the Redskins its unlikely to be viewed well by whatever community they target. I said this weeks ago which is they have terrible bad luck to be in the mix of trying to land a stadium deal coupled with a very upset fan base who are openly voicing their angst about the ownership-FO. So its the worst time to really chase this. Am guess Bruce fuels Dan into a delusional state that he's gotten it under control but ultimately his time will be up. If I had to guess this, I'd say Dan doesn't get his #1 destination, DC. There is too much in the way. Maryland-National Harbor I think ends up their best shot. They can leverage the old stadium's lease ending and they can maybe get some corporate financing to help somehow with the land around the Harbor area considering you already got a Casino and restaurants nearby so they can perhaps expand the business area on that front.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    The sad part was Laconfora explaining on the radio (he wasn't the first to do this) that top coaches aren't going to come here with Bruce in that building -- leaving the impression that Dan might have a fighting chance if Bruce was gone to land top guys. If so, he must really really love himself some Bruce Allen or think Bruce has him by the gonads on the stadium. It fits my theory that candidates think hey its bad enough to deal with Dan but I also got to deal with a power hungry politician who will stab me in the back who will tell me what to do? When I heard Liz Clark's description about from what she heard about the stadium which includes Bruce procrastinated at moving on the land in DC and that's put them in this bad spot -- it almost makes you think that he knows the longer it drags out the more job security the dude has so why not move slow? But you figure there is some limit to this eventually -- how long can the stadium drag out? Clark thinks the upshot is no one gives Dan a deal in part because he and his henchman are so loathed in the DMV that its a tough sell for any politician.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I've checked out mentally on Haskins. If you had to give up three #1 picks and a #2 to move from 4 to #2. Imagine from #15 to the same range? I've heard beat guys say recently the FO is gun shy from giving up a kings ransom to move up for a QB after RG3 so am betting Haskins isn't on their mind. But you never know. the FO might be. But according to JLC Dan isn't feeling too impatient about making a splash. Does that translate to the QB position? Got no clue. Will find out. Just about everyone who covers the team says its going down. But plenty though think its more likely happening in the 2nd-3rd round range than first. Will see. I was just listening to a PFF guy talk about the QBS. He heard Denver (saw multiple people say something similar before) loves Drew Lock so you probably have to jump ahead of them to grab him. He thinks Jones and Lock are better than Grier but thinks Grier can sneak into the first round. He thinks Lock can end up going before Murray. Am becoming a big Hockenson guy. The dude could be Gronk Part 2. I think there is a shot he's there at 15. Was thinking who are the ones going al;most for sure before 15. Nick Bosa Quinnen Williams Ed Oliver C. Ferrell Josh Allen R. Gary -- though he seems to be a wild card in mocks Quarterbacks tend to go early: Haskins, Lock, D. Jones, K. Murray Guessing 2 corners go because they tend to go earlier than expected typically: Murphy, G. Williams? Guessing 2 O lineman go because they also tend to go earlier than expected: 2 of these guys? J. Williams? C. Fprd. J. Taylor, G. Little? If it goes down that way, that's 14 players, leaving a pool of: D. White, Hockenson, J. Simmons, C. Ford, J. Polite, D. Baker or one of the three top corners, DK. Metcalf, M. Brown.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread