samy316

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  1. As everyone knows, the erosion of this fanbase began long before this season started. This has been brewing for a while, when you factor in the stadium (bottom 5), the front office (bottom 3, could be the worst currently), and the coaching staff (bottom tier at best). It's not just that the stadium continues to be overrun with opposing fans at every home game that the front office should be worried about. They should also be worried about the ratings, and whose watching this team week in and week out. One disturbing trend that began to take place last year was that ratings for Redskins games locally were starting to nosedive. It became so bad that games that aired locally involving other teams (Cowboys, Eagles Giants, etc), were actually outperforming Redskins games by a decent margin. Now take a look at the ratings for the Redskins game according to Sports Media Watch. The have the ratings of each game in their metropolitan areas: — New Orleans: 51.6 (Saints-Rams)— Milwaukee: 43.7 (Vikings-Packers)— Kansas City: 39.6 (Chiefs-Raiders)— Buffalo: 36.4 (Bills-Giants)— Pittsburgh: 36.0 (Seahawks-Steelers)— Minneapolis-St. Paul: 35.2 (Vikings-Packers)— Denver: 33.1 (Bears-Broncos)— Boston: 33.0 (Patriots-Dolphins)— Philadelphia: 32.6 (Eagles-Falcons)— Dallas-Ft. Worth: 30.7 (Dallas-Washington)— Seattle: 30.0 (Seahawks-Steelers)— Chicago: 26.6 (Bears-Broncos)— Providence, R.I.: 26.3 (Patriots-Dolphins)— Baltimore: 25.9 (Cardinals-Ravens)— Nashville: 25.2 (Colts-Titans)— Cincinnati: 23.0 (49ers-Bengals)— Atlanta: 22.3 (Eagles-Falcons)— New Orleans: 19.6 (Eagles-Falcons)— Phoenix: 19.2 (Cardinals-Ravens)— Washington, D.C.: 18.3 (Dallas-Washington)— Los Angeles: 16.0 (Saints-Rams)— Milwaukee: 15.4 (Eagles-Falcons)— Bay Area: 15.0 (49ers-Bengals) As you can see, the Washington DC area averaged only an 18 rating for the Cowboys-Redskins game, which is almost unthinkable. This alarming trend continues to amplify the fact that the Redskins are in serious jeopardy of losing not just the current fanbase, but any future fanbase that you would need to sustain viability.
  2. We've only one once in 5 season openers since Gruden became HC. I would argue that the one season opener he won last year doesn't really count given the circumstances (Arizona was the worst team in the league last year), so it was almost impossible to come out and be the usual unprepared, unfocused & lazy football team we usually are to start the season. This is likely Gruden's last season opener, and arguably his most important season opener, given the opponent, and the rumors swirling around regarding his job status. Vegas as of last week currently has Gruden as the most likely head coach to be fired, so he'd better prepare this team like his livelihood depends on it, because considering the circumstances, it does.
  3. Jay is a mediocre coach at best. Plays scared, doesn’t take enough chances, and is woefully inept when it comes to time management and adjustments. He’s been the coach for 5 years now, and entering his 6th season, we clearly know what his ceiling is. We should’ve fired him after the Giants loss at home in 2016, and promoted Sean McVay. That decision to let McVay walk through the door, and stick with Jay might haunt this franchise for years, possibly decades if McVay gets to more Superbowls and wins a few. As for Manusky, he’s a bottom tier coach, and the one weak link holding back what should be a top 5 defensive. We know he’s not the preferred coach of the FO, as they actually tried to replace him in the offseason, but couldn’t. I feel confident that both will be fired after this season when we bottom out with a 5-11 record or worse, but I worry about who will replace them, since this organization is one of the/if not the least desirable destinations in sports for free agents and high school quality coaches.
  4. samy316

    Redskins vs Eagles Prediction Thread: 2019 Kick-Off Spectacular

    Redskins 13 Eagles 20 This will be a low scoring game, until Case Keenum throws a crucial 4th Quarter pick with about 5 min left, and the Eagles Cash in with a late touchdown. After this game, Case will be on the clock as far as his leash tightening around his neck for the starting QB spot. I can see the leash tightening even more with another dud the following week at home against Dallas. The defense will look really good, and we’ll be able to run for at least 150 yards as a team. Case Keenum’s Stats Vs. Philly: 14/32, 254 Yds, 0TDs and 1INT.
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    0-5 Start, Tell Me It Can't Happen, Please....

    We will either be 1-4 or 0-5 to start the year. We will get SMOKED by the Eagles Week 1. The game at home against the Cowboys in Week 2 is a coin flip, especially if Zeke is out. Week 3 at home against the Bears would be a coin flip any other time, but it's MNF at Fed-Ex, so that's an L anyway you look at it. Week 4 @ the Giants is is going to be one of the few games this year that we're favored in, so I'll mark that down as a W. Week 5 at home against the Pats......No comment.
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    New Sexual Assault Allegation against Trump

    Not to sound insensitive, but absolutely NOTHING will happen with this. It will unfortunately be forgotten in a week, when the news cycle focuses on something else more shiny (Dem debates, possible Iran war), etc. Before Trump, a President being accused of rape like this would’ve been a blockbuster headline, and dominated the news for months. Now, it’s just ehh. When Trump overcame the Access Hollywood tape, that ended any chance of him ever being held accountable for his previous transgressions. Think of all the OTHER crimes we’ve learned about since Trump came into office. This story will just be another footnote in a few weeks (more like a few days). That’s the unfortunate reality.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    IF the Knicks don’t get the #1 pick tomorrow night, the ONLY place I see Zion going is Chicago. It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for the Bulls to get a gift, due to Chicago being a great basketball town, and a huge market. Forget about LA, the Lakers are not in a position to get #1. If they had sit LeBron down at the All-Star break, they might’ve had a chance to enter the top 3, but that didn’t happen. i think the top 3 tomorrow night will be New York, Phoenix and Chicago.
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    ***2019-2020 NBA Offseason Thread***

    Zion is going to the Knicks. There’s no doubt in my mind that’s happening. You have the most talked about prospect in years, along with the Knicks’ mostly 20 year irrelevancy, and you have the ingredients for the Knicks to have their fortunes turn. There’s NO way Cleveland, Phoenix or New Orleans get the #1 pick tomorrow night. Phoenix already got the #1 pick last year, and Cleveland is NOT having the fortune of getting ANOTHER #1 pick. LeBron is not going back to Cleveland again, so they’re out. Adam Silver is going to pull a David Stern tomorrow night, and set the Knicks up with the #1 pick one way or the other. It’s what’s best for business.
  9. I think our roster is pretty good too, but that is a brutal start to our season next year. I think if we’re 2-3 after the first five games, we should consider ourselves lucky. I only see the Giants game as a solid win in that five game stretch to open the season. We might beat the Cowboys too, but that game is always a coin flip at best. We’re losing at Philly, at home against the Bears (it’s Monday Night Football, we NEVER win at home on MNF), and we’ll get clobbered at home against the Patriots Week 5.
  10. Did you really think that 6-3 record last year was going to last? No competent person (fans or experts) watching last season thought the Skins were a playoff contender, or even a good team at 6-3. If people really thought we were going on a playoff run, the stadium wouldn’t have been half empty, or had 40-50% opposing fans like the Packers game, or the Texans game when you had a 6-3 Redskins team facing a 7-2 Texans team with the upper deck looking like a ghost town. Haskins is going to play next year, it’s inevitable. The only question is if he starts Week 6 after we’ started 1-4 or 0-5 with Case at the helm, or if he outright beats Case in training camp & the preseason to earn a Week 1 start. I think the latter is more likely.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Ratings were down the WHOLE season, not just during mid=season when the injuries started to pile up. Ratings as a whole have been in a downward spiral the last few seasons, which was accelerated big-time this year. We're the worst offensive team in the NFL, and we have absolutely NO stars on the offensive side. Trading for mediocre Alex Smith, who is the defiiniton of "meh", was still a bizarre move. They should've drafted a QB last year, instead of trading for Smith. If they had done that, they might've been able to dent some of the lost fan interest & ticket sales. This was a terrible move in keeping the status quo, and not moving forward. I really think the Skins have learned their lesson this time, and they will try to draft a QB tomorrow night. There's still a chance they trade for Rosen (which I think is actually the better move), but the Skins are in a position where they are completely irrelevant on the national stage, and they're an after thought in the most prestigious, publicized division in football. Dan Snyder has to change that perspective quickly, before more fans bleed out of the fanbase.
  12. samy316

    Starting QB 2019???

    They need to address QB at either #15, or by trading for Rosen. Snyder is probably going this route, because the STH base is dwindling by the hour, and fan interest is at an all time low for this team (which says something, considering what we've been through with Vinny, Zorn, and the RGIII drama). He needs to do something to not only get STH back, but to drive merchandising sales back to acceptable levels for an NFL franchise. Drafting a QB fits this bill, since rookie QB's represent hope, and anticipation. I predict we draft Haskins, or trade for Rosen. It's inevitable, because the other option of rolling with Case Keenum or Colt McCoy for next year, is not a financially viable option for Snyder & Co.
  13. We deserve it though. We are maybe the least talented offense in the league, and a team devoid of name brand stars. We’re also a highly dysfunctional team, so until we prove ourselves, and can string together good seasons, we’ll always be one of the least trusted/respected teams in the league.
  14. Looks like only two primetime games for us (Chi, @MIN). The rest of the schedule is 1PM starts. It makes sense, because we're not going out west this year farther than Minnesota, and we're projected to be one of the worst teams in the league. If you're a fan of 1PM starts, this is the season for you, with 14 of our 16 games currently scheduled to take place at the 1PM window.
  15. I just saw a Bears schedule leak with dates & times, and they have Chicago coming to Fed-Ex Week 3 to play the Skins on MNF. This is the first confirmed prime time game for the Skins.