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  1. How much of that is actually true is debatable. Most of it comes from rumors floated by someone on Twitter. Which a lot of people here assume is fact. Either because they want to believe it and/or it doesn't sound that far-fetched. But I keep circling back to the same point. Kotwica was allowed to interview elsewhere while under contract with the Redskins. No one reported this until Kotwica was actually hired by the Falcons. And even then it was the Falcons who broke that story. Not these twitter sources. Similarly the Redskins had an opening for a special teams coach. None of these twitter sources had any info on interviews. It was actually the team that announced Nate Kaczor was hired. So the twitter sources were 0/2 on actual moves. I get the impression no one is really that in tune to what the Redskins are doing. Twitter rumor claimed Tomsula/Callahan wanted out. But then it was shown Tomsula wasn't even under contract anymore, so he didn't need to want out. He was out. But people believed it. Supposedly the team has been after a variety of defensive coaching candidates from Todd Bowles to Gregg Williams to Steve Wilks to Joe Woods. it's unclear how much of any of this is true. You'll note all the candidates were not under contract, so the Redskins didn't need to ask permission to talk to them. Because if they did need permission, there would be a record of it. But without a record, people can claim whatever they want. I'm not sure any of these people even visited the team outside of Bowles, which there seems to be evidence of. But some people believe all of it. And look, I get it. People hate Dan Snyder. People hate Bruce Allen. The team has made plenty of poor decisions and hasn't been particularly well run for quite some time. So its easy to believe virtually anything. And some of it is probably true. But to assume it is all true seems foolish and going too far into believing internet rumors.
  2. Thought this was commons knowledge, but I will google it for you:
  3. The Redskins allowed both Olivadotti and Kotwica to leave. So they couldn't have thought too highly of them or they could have blocked the interview requests. Not that the team's coaching judgment has been particularly strong. But they did do this by choice. More telling would be what happens to a guy like Tomsula, who can just freely leave if he wants. I'm not sure what kind of announcement you expect the team to make though. It doesn't really help the team to make public all the interviews that coaches may go on. While the team did allow Olivadotti and Kotwica to seek other jobs, it didn't guarantee they'd leave and unless they actually go it benefits no one to broadcast that publicly.
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    Brett Rypien. Opinions?

    He's a decent QB, but likely going to be a later round pick (rounds 5-7) that 98% of the time amounts to nothing more than a NFL back-up at best. He seems to be a fine enough developmental pick, but I wouldn't expect anything more
  5. The Tampa thing just seems hilarious. But as an aside, we never heard one peep this guy was in for an interview and now he's hired. Same when Kotwica left. We've heard some other rumors on other coaches coming in or wanting to leave, but if we're not hearing any of the actual facts that happen, it's hard to really trust anything that's said. Doesn't mean the franchise doesn't have it's problems, just a caveat on the rumors out there...
  6. <staff edit---comments on the team name controversy goes in the tailgate thread for that topic>
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    Starting QB 2019???

    Wow, everyone's hyper-inflating QB values in this thread. Apparently Daniel Jones is now a Top 15 pick and Kyler Murray is a top 5 pick. People should be fired immediately if either of those things come true
  8. Ben Kotwica left for the Falcons. Everything else is just speculation. That is all
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Never really thought about, but kind of amazing how sad that is. And as pointed out, 12 of the 13 that made the Conference Championship have made a Super Bowl (not the Vikings though). Though I'm kind of amazed and slightly pleased to join the Cowboys on this list, who normally have a pretty solid record. Sucks for us, but really sucks for them. Mutually assured destruction?
  10. I think the criticism of some of the local media guys is that they all missed the one genuine piece of news (Kotwica leaving) that has happened thus far. No one seemed to even know Kotwica was interviewing with other teams. And one of the "juicier" rumors that at least one of them floated out there was about the dissatisfaction of Callahan and Tomsula and how they wanted out. But when it was revealed Tomsula's contract is up, it severely hurt the credibility of that statement. Doesn't mean Callahan doesn't want out. Nor does it mean Tomsula enjoined his time here. But the rumor made it seem like Tomsula was begging to get out of his contract, which was clearly wrong. And then there was the Torrian Gray rumor. Which was at best premature and at worst flat wrong. So what we can say is no one seems to know the full picture of what's going on or else the Kotwica news would have broken earlier. The info that is put out there is at best misleading and only partially accurate. But it does seem like a lot of people want to jump to conclusions based on the faulty info. Which is human nature, but is still flawed. I think the end conclusion here is no one really knows what's fully going on
  11. Does he have a lot of choices though? He might, but most teams have either have a DC already or have gone out and hired one. Not to mention there are a few good candidates still out there (Vance Joseph, Steve Wilks). Let's not forget that post-Bountygate, most of Williams' jobs have been with his good buddy Jeff Fisher. Outside of Fisher world, his other two gigs were as a "senior assistant" for one year with the Titans and then the DC job with Cleveland, which he took about two years ago. Which I'm guessing was not widely viewed as a plum job (with Cleveland arguably viewed as the worst franchise in the league at the time, the team lacking talent, and Hue Jackson looking like a possible lame duck coach). Maybe Williams has rehabbed his image and enough time has passed post-Bountygate. But I still get the impression he has a tough time getting work and his options may be limited. A lot of the league still seems to view him as persona non grata given all the baggage he brings with him. As an aside, if guys like Bill Callahan or Jim Tomsula really want out, why not just quit/retire? You could pull a Bruce Arians and come back in a year. Its certainly not unheard of for coaches to leave like that. If these guys really want out, I suspect we'll see that if the team doesn't let them go. I guess they're hoping to have their cake and eat it too. If they can complain their way out, they get to work elsewhere without publicly quitting or leaving.
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    Trade up to draft Haskins???

    Too much for too risky a prospect. Haskins is a decent player, but is he really any better than Mahomes or Watson? Actually, I'd argue he's a worse bet than those guys just due to the lack of film. One year starters are inherently risky. And Mahomes and Watson were picked at 10 and 12. If you want to trade up that range, so be it. But I suspect Haskins will be overvalued based on the lack of good QB prospects.
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    Clock Management

    Right, so are rewarding bad clock management due to someone else's screw ups? You can say Belichick "won" the match-up, but he still managed the clock poorly. It's not like Seattle didn't have time. It had 66 seconds and one timeout to run up to 4 plays from the 5 yard line. Easily enough time for three Lynch runs without evening having to use a timeout necessarily.
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    Clock Management

    Belichick is good at a lot of things, but we're talking about the same guy who sat on multiple timeouts inside the last two minutes of Super Bowl XLIX? You know, the one where the Seahawks marched down the field and got inside the 5 yard line needing a TD to take the lead. Belichick let the clock bleed for reasons I can't figure out. Of course, it all worked out when the Seahawks foolishly threw a pass on second down (which was intercepted by Butler) rather than power run with Marshawn Lynch from the one yard line. So I guess it was all moot. But are rewarding Belichick for lucking out on a bad decision or are we crediting him with some evil genius by acting so stupidly, it caused the Seahawks to act even dumber? Point being, you can criticize virtually anyone's clock management. Had the Pats called timeouts then, they'd have roughly a minute left to time the game even if Seattle scored.
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    An Offseason Plan

    I'd try and wait out the veteran QB market and sign who's left to a relatively cheap deal. There will be passable short term options. It starts with Foles and then you'll have Bridgewater and Flacco and Tyrod Taylor and even Bortles. or Fitzpatrick. And probably Case Keenum. They're not exciting options, but the Redskins can offer one of these guys a very strong chance to start, which most teams won't be able to.