skinny21

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  1. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I don’t have the warm and fuzzies about this situation if Allen is still around. Gave up a ransom for RGIII, 2 franchise tags to some other guy, traded away a really promising young corner (weakening a position of strength again), and a huge extension for Smith. It’s hard not to expect Allen to bend over a barrel for Haskins...
  2. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Haha, yeah, I hear you
  3. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    That would be awesome, but I can’t bank on it considering 1) he hasn’t shown us anything and 2) Keim’s comment that the team views him as a backup. Yeah. The bright side is the youth (and Dunbar on an affordable deal). We have to replace Norman though and counting on (a lot of) growth from the young guys is risky. I feel like the corner play made life harder on Manusky. I’m really back and forth here. Yes, it’s a need, particularly (as I alluded to) a guy that can open things up for everyone else. I would just hate to miss out on a good ILB or G (and maybe corner). If we had a qb I had more faith in, I’d weight receiver a bit more I think. Absolutely. I don't mind the idea of taking a qb early (for various reasons), but if it results in us not shoring up the oline... that’s... not good. Putting a rook on the field with injury prone offensive players and pass catchers that aren’t great at separating is asking for trouble too. If we miss out on a key addition to the defense, that could really come back to bite us as well. Ugh. This is feels like a draft that could really help the team, but one which the FO could really screw up too. Edit: I feel like the units on defense didn’t work well together. The line would get pressure, but qbs would find an open man. When the coverage was good, I felt like the rush was slow to get home. Dline would clog their gaps and the ILBs wouldn’t fill theirs (secondary seemed to struggle frequently in run support too). I don’t blame people for getting on Manusky, but it felt like guys were consistently failing in their assignments. Subbing in other players didn’t seem to make much of a difference either. I like that the D coaches at least tried with McKinzy/Anderson/McPhee, SDH, Alexander/Johnson/Stroman, and Settle.
  4. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Here’s where I stand as of now; it’s subject change as we go forward. ILB - no brainer here. The thing that concerns me is if we find a good one, do they replace Brown and then we’re stuck with Foster for another year? Oline - my top priority along with ILB. Feels like we need a starting guard, a capable backup tackle (that we can groom to start), and a backup G/C. And that’s basically the minimum, IMO. Corner - I’m torn here. I think we should see some improvement in our young guys - Moreau, Johnson, Stroman, Alexander and Holsey - but we really need to move on from Norman and I’m not sold on Dunbar (though he’s a solid depth player at the least). Receiver - I’m torn once again. Feel like we can get by with what we have. Would be great to add a starting caliber guy - we could especially use someone with speed/separation ability - but shoring up the oline and defense seem like bigger priorities. Qb - at least a developmental one, though signs are pointing to the FO aiming higher. TE - this would be a good position to target as they tend to be a qbs best friend and we need to reduce the money tied up in this position. Edge rusher, another dlineman and a back would all be nice to add, but this is more gravy than the meat and potatoes we need, IMO. Random thought - I have to wonder, if we simplified our blocking scheme, would it be easier to insert olinemen in case of injury?
  5. skinny21

    Does Doctson even care?

    Obviously it’s not about erasing everything that came before, it’s about improvement and building on what came before. His ceiling looks like ‘very good #2 receiver’, though I think he’s more likely to make it to ‘decent #2 receiver’. Would like to see him play opposite a good #1 with a good qb, but that almost certainly ain’t happening here. ☹️ Moot point most likely with the concussion issue, but personally, if he came out and got some YAC, caught the ball well, ran some crisp routes, got some separation, had a 100 yd game or two... I’d think that would affect one’s perception. Apparently not yours, lol.
  6. This is a tough one. I don’t think it’s fair to say he’s not a good player though. For one, Smith has shown the ability to be far more productive than this year’s numbers indicate. Wasn’t he near the top of the league in pressures last year? Prior to this year, I thought he’d done well setting the edge vs the run game too. And then of course, you have to factor in Manusky and our ILBs. 1) did Manusky use him well, and 2) was Smith successful in setting the edge but our ILBs failed in filling the gap between the G and T? Tough for me to really answer that. He’s done some good things for us for sure. I can see the argument that he’s a lot younger than Kerrigan and won’t cost nearly as much, especially after a down year. You could also factor in that if he walks after a down year, we might not get as high of a comp pick. I wonder about offering a 1 year deal - gives us another year (2 offseasons) to find a replacement and could increase his value on the market if he performs better (with, potentially, a different DC and ILBs that can do their jobs). Theoretically, our corners and dline should improve with more experience, which should/could also serve to help Smith shine. I actually think we’re in a similar boat with Crowder. Down year for him (so his value is probably at it’s lowest), and we’re already lacking team speed and good receivers, so I’m torn on letting him walk. On the flip side, I don’t really like the idea of signing him a long term contract.
  7. You know how we run a mix of zone and power or man? How much harder is it for olinemen off the streets to pick up this offense because of it? I don’t doubt Callahan’s teaching ability, but is it just too much? And how much harder is it to find guys that can block both schemes? I’m not basing this off Gruden’s suggestion they might rotate their guards, but that did help cement this as a possible shortcoming of the offense.
  8. skinny21

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Giants II

    You got me. I should have said... no, wait... maybe you can tell me what I should have said. That way we can save the board any more back and forth over such trivial misunderstandings. (seriously, it might be better that way, ‘cause I was originally gonna type something to the effect of - is it kind of like if I point the grammatical errors in your post, then you edit your post, but it’s too late to “make up for it” because I already quoted you?... or some such nonsense. It’s been a long day, sorry) Pretty sure no one is going to confuse Johnson for a good qb, so I think we’re ok here. BTW, you did notice that I said “pretty well” and “all things considered”, right? Also, I’m not at all blaming Sanchez for the loss. There was a noticeable difference when Johnson came in though. Kinda weird you’d make that bet not having watched the game. I bet everyone that watched the game would take that bet. Kudos to you for not watching it though, I bet your day was better for it. Edit: Just read the transcript and Gruden said the Giants didn’t change how they played when Johnson came in. Johnson just gave them a spark because they were getting a lot of interior pressure and he was moving more/avoiding it better.
  9. skinny21

    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Giants II

    Nicholson had a heck of a ST tackle. Way punted well (though it looked like he outputted the coverage team once). Crowder made up for his drop with that TD. JJ played pretty well all things considered. Was glad to see SDH get some PT. Thats all I got.
  10. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    You’re right. Geez, my head is off today - I was thinking about the Smith trade and totally blanked that it was last year’s 3rd.
  11. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Yeah, I expect we move up a fair bit on that list... even if we somehow manage to win one. I dont know how I forgot, but until recently I was thinking “at least we have a bunch of picks in the first 5 rounds” (3rd and 5th comp picks). Trading those 3rd and 4th round picks isn’t looking so great now...
  12. skinny21

    Does Doctson even care?

    Well, I see where @goskins10 is coming from - Doctson’s been taken to task by fans for low energy/emotion and not showing much. So, while working hard (even if it isn’t necessarily harder than others) isn’t some awesome feat or sign, it’s nice to see the improvements. He’s a fair amount of big catches all things considered... the problem is consistency (IMO). The bright side here is that we’ve started to see him do some of the routine stuff - converting first downs on the comebacks and slants, for example, when previously it was just the occasional big play downfield. That, and improvements in blocking, are good signs. Don't get me wrong, not trying to say he’s arrived or anything, but I do have a bit more hope for him now. Of course, between our qb situation going forward and going into his 4th year next year, I don’t see him getting re-signed by the Skins in 2020, or getting the 5th year option. Guess we’ll see. While I’d put money on it not happening... I would think finishing the season with three consecutive games with good plays and steady production ought to alter the perspective on him.
  13. Lot of interesting angles with these likely teams... and by interesting, I mean liable to set Snyder off. Cowboys dress us down on turkey day in a nationally televised game to take the division from us (or we just gave it away... whatever), Vikes (for obvious reasons), and the Rams - another could/shoulda. BTW, anyone notice anything positive from SDH? Was pleasantly surprised to see him (as far as I could tell) start for Brown, but a qb hit and taking part in a gang tackle after a 6-8 yard run were all I noticed.
  14. Feel like Foster is a little better attacking the line, but yes - they’re both fairly smart, athletically limited guys. Lack the speed to keep up with faster players and get out to the flat, and they aren’t stack and shed type of thumpers. There’s more, but those are my basic thoughts.
  15. These next 4 games feel a bit like the preseason - a chance to evaluate certain players, but the record doesn’t really matter. To take this a step further, if feels like our corners and oline are mostly depth guys auditioning for the future, our ILBs will be off the team soon, and we’re playing a rookie qb that we just want to see some flashes from. With all of that said, I will be impressed if they manage to win 1 or more.