skinny21

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  1. Well, plenty of guys train specifically for the combine drills. My understanding was he didn’t really. I’m not sure if I’m understanding you here. I was saying he didn’t previously (heading into the NFL and his rookie season) see the work needed to be done off the field and now he does. So it seems like you’re agreeing with me but saying you disagree? Right - he wasn’t, but now he is... I’m not seeing the disconnect. I don’t think this stems from a lack of motivation, but rather a lack of understanding how important it is to treat you body a certain way (in-season and off-season) in terms of what you eat and the weight you carry. I strongly disagree with this point (albeit with a caveat). You can change the type of training you do to become a lot better at a certain type of running. Explosion drills to work on burst and sprint speed, endurance training to work on longer runs - training your muscles to do what you want them to. I’m like you in that I’ve always excelled at short area quickness, but I guarantee that if I jogged a lot more and increased the distances I ran on a consistent basis, I would become a much better long distance runner. Now, with all of that said, it’s a lot harder to improve your athleticism and fluidity, and even if you can, you might not see much improvement no matter how hard you work at it. Certain body types will also work differently - people aren’t freak athletes simply because they train harder - they’re just wired that way. My peak as a long distance runner could never match my peak as a sprinter. On top of that, if you are already in good physical shape, it’s much harder to see much change if you work out a bit harder/eat better. However, there’s a reason we hear about athletes shedding bad body weight/changing their workout program and feeling faster because it. Bringing this back to Anderson, I can easily believe he is faster than his combine numbers indicate. I don’t see that translating into him performing well in coverage - he’s still limited as an athlete. So I wasn’t trying to argue that he could be a 3 down backer, I was just pointing out the problem with relying solely on combine numbers.
  2. skinny21

    OC - Scott Turner incoming

    If I were the owner, even if I was planning on deferring to the HC 100%, I would be extremely interested to sit in on that interview purely to hear what the offense might look like. Maybe I even come up with a couple of questions to ask. As VOR suggested, I would also want to make sure there weren’t hard feeling and maybe even explain that I felt bad about that situation and I’ve come a long way since then. Because it’s Dan, I can’t assume it was completely innocuous, but I also can’t see him undermining Rivera just after hiring him (and all that came with that hire).
  3. skinny21

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I’m all but certain we won’t pick a TE in the 3rd, but... that’s kind of been our lucky spot with Cooley and Reed both being 3rd rounders. On a related note, I’m actually not as worried about TE for two reasons. First off, I actually kind of like Hentges and (to a lesser extent) Sprinkle to find the open holes in zone coverage. If a D goes with man coverage, McLaurin and Sims are dangerous receivers, Harmon isn’t a slouch, and I’m imagining we find another talented receiver in the draft. On top of that, I have some faith in Guice and Love in this area as well. Man coverage also likely makes it tougher for corners to step up in run support. Second, I’m a fan of Hentges as a run blocker. Again, less so Sprinkle, but at least he’s no Jordan Reed. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve wanted an all around good TE for years, I’m just not feeling super antsy about the position ATM. I also don’t think it’s that difficult to find a plus receiving weapon at the position to complement our current guys (Caleb Wilson, for example could be an asset if used correctly). With all of that said, Turner mentioned the importance of the TE position for his offense and the fact that we would look to FA to address it, so it’s obviously a position of some concern to him.
  4. skinny21

    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.milehighreport.com/platform/amp/2019/9/11/20855110/broncos-film-study-outside-linebackers-in-coverage I thought this was an interesting look at dropping OLBs in coverage. Never been one to bemoan the practice, but I have been against 1) putting them in man coverage (unless maybe you bracket the person they’re covering), and 2) dropping them more than just occasionally. One of the key points is that dropping a guy into a short zone can mess up the protections (which is big) and take away a passing window the qb expected to be there (causing them to hold the ball longer and/or lose their hot read).
  5. skinny21

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Yeah, to me, the benefit of the Chargers wanting to move up for Tua is purely that Miami might feel more pressure to move up and therefore offer a richer bounty to do so. As of now, my goal is not to trade down in the draft. Young is really an absolute no-brainer of a pick. I’m going to be thrilled when we turn in our card and he’s announced as a ‘Skin. I’ll temper my expectations from him, but I’m very excited to see him playing for us. With that said, if we can get a very good prospect at a huge position of need - corner/linebacker (and Simmons is way more than ‘just’ a linebacker... he’s more of a chess piece, IMO) and have a high chance at two or more impact players... the calculus becomes a lot more interesting and uncertain, IMO. I understand people looking at certain trade backs in history and saying it’s dumb to bypass the ‘sure thing’. OTOH, I trust our talent guys a lot more than the fools that landed us Thomas/Davis/Kelly... and this draft has a lot of good players at positions we either need, or could really use upgrades. Landing a shutdown corner opposite Dunbar (Okudah), a mauling tackle to pair with Scherff (replacing/upgrading from Moses and eventually taking over for Trent if he sticks), and adding a potential #1 type receiver? That would be huge for this team. In theory, our dline is more potent under Del Rio and with Sweat developing, not to mention a big uptick in coverage helping the front 4, our passing game is potent, and our run game is more dangerous.
  6. Mentioned it in another post, but to expand... Anderson went into to Combine, and subsequently the league, believing in himself because he was a smart/instinctual dog of a player. A guy that would work his butt off on the field. It is/was a great mentality in terms of being a team player and leader, but he apparently had no idea how important it was to dedicate himself off the field. We probably all remember how he said he’s not a “workout warrior”. My point is that since he’s had the revelation/turnaround in terms of preparing and taking care of his body, I’m not sure we should place much emphasis on his combine numbers. I’d be willing to bet he’s significantly faster, stronger and more explosive (perhaps even a bit more fluid). This isn’t to say I think he’s now a top athlete (or even close to it), or that I think he’ll excel at whatever role they put him in (particularly in coverage if he’s a backer)... I just wanted to add to the info/address the perceptions out there.
  7. . So, on one hand, I was encouraged by Anderson’s play this year and the fact he buckled down and got serious about his training regimen/diet. On the other hand, I’m not sure I want to see him in coverage beyond short zones. Agreed about SDH though. Foster (I know we shouldn’t ’rely’ on him) played weak side and middle linebacker in SF, so I’m not sure about his fit as a SAM. So I think we have Foster/SDH compete for WILL, and Foster/Holcomb compete for the MIKE spot. After that, I think we have Anderson as a semi-long shot at SAM and MIKE, and JHC also as a long shot at SAM. I think it makes sense to bring in a guy with experience playing the strong side LB position. *We should be set at dline - especially if we draft Young. *We could really use a corner to pair with Dunbar (we’re probably ok at slot corner with Moreland/Johnson/Stroman). *Could use a FS to at least compete with Nicholson/Apke. *TE sounds like its coming via FA and I presume they’ll look for a starter. *OL is the biggest mess at the moment. Need to address LT (I’m now firmly one the bring Trent back camp), and figure out our guard situation. I’m guessing they re-sign Scherff and 60/40 they bring back Flowers. *I have to think they’ll look at wr and rb in the draft. So, relatively higher priced FAs at TE and corner, and a moderately priced FS and backer. I’d guess that’s roughly 25-30mil. If we re-sign Scherff and Flowers, that’s maybe another 20-22, I’m guessing. Assuming we cut Reed and Norman, I think that leaves us at 14-21. *Qb is the wildcard here, IMO.
  8. skinny21

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    @Skinsinparadise Yeah, that’s what grabbed my attention re Hopkins - he looks fluid out there. Because of that, I thought he might be more of a big receiver size, but no - he’s got a good frame to add weight (and he’s not really light to begin with). Good point about the versatility too. Good hands catcher as well, IIRC. I think there will be better prospects than him in the 3rd, and probably the 4th too, but he fits the profile of a guy that can develop into a pretty good TE, IMO. Considering it’s a weak class for the position (I think he’s probably one of the better ones), the number of other needs we’ll likely have at deeper positions (IOL and WR, for example), and the fact Turner said we’ll address TE in the draft... I doubt we’ll go after him. He’s a good prospect to draft and develop though, IMO.
  9. You mean Reuben? It’s sort of a tale of two sides - 1) didn’t know there was a major foot problem, but 2) it sounds like they found the remedy. I would guess he’s behind ACL rehab because of the foot, but he can now focus on that over the next however many months.
  10. skinny21

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Short answer: something good I hope Long answer: there’s a thread dedicated to this very topic
  11. skinny21

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I could certainly see the Giants going offense, but given their corner’s struggles and cutting their only competent corner, I could see also Okudah being the pick. Which would likely suck. This part is for @KDawg as well... As to Haskins development, I see it both ways. The team needs to support Haskins - provide him the keys, motivate him as best they can, tailor the offense to him, provide him with weapons and protection, and give him a defense/run game to ease the burden. Haskins, on the other hand, has to own his role. He’s got to work his butt off, communicate well, become a leader, etc.
  12. Feel the same way @KDawg - how do you reconcile poor coverage, qbs holding the ball too long, high sack rate, and awful 3rd down %? So here are my thoughts (ie guesses)... 1) qbs/OCs knew that our lack of a speed rush meant they could run more long developing plays. 2) interior pressure meant qbs couldn’t step into throws as well as they’d like, leading them to move in the pocket (and hold the ball longer) 3) qbs were flushed out of the pocket by the interior rush (or threat of it), and poor outside rushes allowed them to better escape (holding the ball longer) 4) part of our high sack rate was getting to the qb when they were flushed from the pocket or tried to scramble 5) our coverage couldn’t hold up when qbs bought time 6) Manusky sucked at play calling on 3rd downs 7) on 3rd downs, OCs/qbs looked for the quick throw/conversion (and poor coverage allowed these) Dont know how accurate any of that is, but it all sort of makes sense to me...
  13. @Voice_of_Reason So cutting Richardson, Reed and Norman gets us to 68mil, cutting Alex puts us at 36mil. I’d be curious how much Rivers/Bridgewater would eat into the remaining cap... 15+? Harris probably costs around 12mil? With rookies to sign, I don’t know how much cap we’d have left at that point - though if we moved Kerrigan, that would help, and we can probably get smaller cap hits this year (as we eat the Smith deal). Trading Trent frees up 12.5 this year, too... even though my preference is to bring him back. Still have the guards to account for...
  14. skinny21

    OC - Scott Turner incoming

    I guess... I mean, I don’t imagine an OC coming up with a plan for a 2nd year, 7th round qb that happens to be on a roster, but sure... it’s worth it to see if you can develop them. Absolutely. While I don’t have much feeling for Turner, I do get the feeling that the development will be all on Haskins.
  15. skinny21

    OC - Scott Turner incoming

    Indeed... assuming you have a qb you believe is worth developing.
  16. I agree with that. Rivera kind of needs Trent (Young qb, new O, and a desire to run the ball), and I imagine with the house cleaning, Trent wouldn’t mind sticking around and not having to move. 3 year restructure might be in the cards (which could also serve to lower his cap hit this year).
  17. skinny21

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Yikes. Yeah, that’s a hard pass.
  18. skinny21

    OC - Scott Turner incoming

    I slifhtly disagree (I think). Agree about it being media savvy and not necessarily a commitment to Haskins. The idea though that he presented a plan to develop Haskins tells me that Rivera was interested in hearing a plan. It tells me that Turner felt that presenting a plan for Haskins was important. Which tells me that both guys are planning for Haskins to be the guy. Now obviously that could change depending on how the draft shakes out, or if a vet earns the starting role (though I think in this case, it’s just pushing the plan out a bit). Same caveat as @MartinC though - if Dwayne isn’t buying in, doing things the right way, etc... the plan could be scrapped in a hurry.
  19. So... throwing some numbers out there (made a lot of guesses here... some of them were even educated) Current cap space - 46mil 2021 Cap space - 146mil (Way’s contract not included, but this does include Smith’s contract) Throwing out some guesses... Re-signees: Scherff: 14.5/per? Flowers: 7/per? Extensions (FAs in 2021): Allen: 10/per Dunbar: ? (10/per?) Roullier: 7-8/per? Hopkins: 3.5/per? Kerrigan: ? (Trade? Let walk as FA? Extend?) Probably won’t extend - Anderson, JHC, Sundberg, Nicholson, Moreau, and others. Club option in 2021 for Foster (~9mil?) Cuts: Norman: 15.4 cap hit, 3mil dead cap Reed: 10.3, 1.8 Trent: 14.5, 2 (trade or restructure - very likely not a cut) 2021 key FAs: Payne (club option - possible extension in 2021) Guice Settle SDH Sims Cap space with cuts (not including Trent for now) - 66.5 mil After re-signs/extensions ~16mil (this doesn’t include Kerrigan). 28.5 if Trent is off the books. Some FA targets: Boston: 5 per year? Bradberry: 10-12 per? Harris: 12 per? Jones: 13-14/per? Corrections welcome
  20. skinny21

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    You’re a stud, well played sir (again). In my defense, I only start looking at college players in January
  21. skinny21

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Yeah, cool story about him and his dad - Torin Dorn was playing for a UNC team that had underperformed for some time, enter a young Mack Brown, who helped get the program back to relevance. Fast forward 30 years... UNC hasn’t won a bowl in 7 years, and in comes Mack Brown. UNC beats NC State, goes on to win the Military Bowl and is relevant again. Anyway, he has some things I’d like to see cleaned up a bit, for example he’ll fly in on receiver screens and sometimes miss a diving shoestring tackle rather than slowing up last second. I had a similar ’issue’ with Savage last year (who I was higher on than most last year). But man, other times he shows really good form slipping by tackles and breaking down for TFLs - doesn’t get shook by jukes, etc easily. Kyle Dugger is another one that really intrigues me. Talk about an freakin’ athlete - 6’2, 220, 4.4 40, 40” vert and damn near an 11’ broad jump. Getting a lot of attention apparently, which is super impressive given he went to Lenoir-Rhyne (where?!). Kudos to the Seahawks scout that ‘discovered’ him. WF has him as the #3 safety. Crazy town. Edit: @JamesMadisonSkins - I’ve thought that same thing... though I’m guessing it will be Bradberry. I would also look hard at Simmons and the Vikings safety. I also share @KDawgs feeling about our linebackers, so my enthusiasm will be tempered a bit. I’m a bit leery about going all in on FA though. We have our oline to worry about, and re-signing some of our best players over the next 1-3 years (just in the next 2 - Dunbar, Payne, Allen, Anderson, Foster, Roullier, Guice, Settle, Sims, SDH, etc, and then you get into McLaurin, Sweat, Haskins, Io, etc in year 3). Re. Sherman looking rejuvenated with the Niners (and their front), while I agree of course, you also have to look at the poor PFF score for the guy across from him. Point being, Moreau and Moreland may well not look like studs just because we add Chase Young/have a dominant front.
  22. skinny21

    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Any thoughts on Miles Dorn? He looks pretty versatile from what I’ve seen - has solid size/length, played single high, in the box, man up on receivers... I see concerns about speed, but he flies up to play screens and such - speed looked good to me. Very instinctive player. DraftNetwork talks about how he trusts his instincts because of a lack of speed and those instincts lead to teams getting him on PA. I have to wonder if part of that is the new defense he played his senior year and the need to help in the run game. Thought he looked ok in man and as I mentioned, really liked him coming up in run support. Good hands playing deep too.
  23. skinny21

    4-3 Starting Lineup

    @Voice_of_Reason Typically, your WILL is your most athletic linebacker. They’re often the ‘playmaker’ with the SAM and Mike more often taking on blockers to keep the WILL free. Usually are the lightest/fastest of the 3. I think it will be Foster, or SDH if Foster is healthy and plays MIKE. Outside chance at Holcomb fitting here - he’s got decent enough speed, and plays the run pretty well, but I don’t know that it’s the right fit for him. @KDawg makes a good point about whether SDH can produce as a downhill player. I think he can, but that’s mostly based on a handful of plays he slipped blocks to get TFLs on screens. SAM is the tricky one. They have to be able to handle blocking TEs, plug gaps (two areas Anderson can work), but also cover TEs and backs (and even receivers on occasion)... and this is where he is likely a big liability.
  24. skinny21

    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    Yep, that’s pretty much my fear/concern. And with it the idea that we might miss out on seriously improving other spots because we take Chase. Assuming we could find a trading partner of course (unless we just went with Simmons/Okudah). That’s why replacing Kerrigan is a key for me - it makes me feel better about picking Chase for the long term benefits. That, and the fact that Chase is so quick and able to line up all over and the subsequent problems that causes for teams running games.
  25. skinny21

    Welcome to the Redskins Chase Young DE Ohio State

    @Skinsinparadise Great post. To change tact, and to your point, I think Chase brings that level of fear to a qb which causes them to throw earlier than they’d like. He can change the way qbs might feel about shotgun or deeper drops where he can’t be ridden past them - especially as I see our dline becoming more disruptive (and they’re already disruptive) shooting gaps and not letting qbs step up. He’ll also have an affect on qbs bailing out of the pocket. His addition can only help our coverage too. With that said, I really, really hope we improve the back 7 coverage.