Jericho

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  1. Jericho

    The 2019 Free Agency Tracker

    Don't really understand the allure of Peterson on a 3 year deal. Many people thought he was washed up before last season. Turns out he was not, but when the cliff comes, it tends to come fast. You really have to take it year to year with him at this point. Not to mention the fact that the RB market is pretty soft, so not sure it would take much to get anyone on a one year deal (and seems less of a priority for Washington with Guice coming back). Peterson was great for the team last year, but the NFL can be a harsh business sometimes and it seems Peterson may see that side of things again. As for QB, I think you look to offer an incentive laden deal to a few guys and see who takes it first. Between the likely cuts (Keenum, Tannehill, Bortles) and the free agents (Foles, Bridgewater, Taylor), you have way too many QBs for too few starting jobs. Someone would likely take a low base salary (maybe $5 million) with a plethora of easily earnable incentives just to get a bona fide opportunity to start and potentially cash in in 2020. Since none of these guys are likely long term answers, you take a passable one on a short deal.
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    The 2019 Free Agency Tracker

    From who? It's not even clear he'd get a starting job. There appears to be only 3 teams definitely in the market for a starter, Washington, Miami, and Jacksonville. Some more could enter the fray (NY Giants? Cincinnati?), though that would almost certainly push more free agent options out there. I'd imagine a guy like Foles would nab one of those starting jobs, but teams could easily choose a Tannehill or Keenum or Tyrod Taylor or rookie draft pick over any of those options
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Calling the Redskins "splashy" seems misguided. Snyder has been known as a free spender, though I'd point out that hasn't been true for some time and it at least seemed to come from a good place, i.e. it wasn't about signing "big names" to sell tickets as much as signing good players to fill a roster that had been left pretty devoid of talent due to poor drafting and/or trading of picks. And let's face it, most of the players acquired were not "huge" names. I know the fans and the media love skill position acquisitions (RB, WR, and especially QBs), but that doesn't always mean the moves are "splashy". Teams need those players too. When the team traded up to pick Robert Griffin, it wasn't about selling tickets as much as a legit attempt to acquire a true franchise QB. Griffin was almost certain to be drafted #2 by someone that year. The obvious problem with the Griffin deal was: (1) it didn't work, and (2) the team paid a steep price to even attempt it. I've never really doubted the team's intent to win. You make it seem like the team has consistently made moves it knew were not the best football wise just to make a bigger headline in the media. I've never thought that was the case. Nor do I think many of the moves fooled significant number of ticket buyers. I can certainly criticize the intelligence behind many of the moves. And the Redskins have generally done a poor job of hiring (and keeping) smart football people. So there's a lot of criticism to go around. But I do believe the decision makers thought they were doing good things, even if they often took the short-term quick fix attempts at the expense of long-term building. Which would bring me to Murray. He's a clearly talented prospect. His height and build make him a fairly unique prospect, but one that could have a wide range of outcomes. Even if the team did draft Murray, I doubt it would really sell *that* many more tickets. But I don't really have doubts that if the team did it, it's because: (1) the team needs a QB (very obvious); and (2) he's the best option available (and really, outside of Haskins no other QB even comes close to Murray as a prospect). So it's hard to see that not being a legit football move.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    If somehow this team picks Daniel Jones in Round 1, I think I'll just have to stop being a fan for a few years. It'll be a disaster of a pick that will set the franchise back for years. As you mentioned, he's probably more of a third round pick. If you make him a third rounder, he's just a developmental guy on the team. Probably a wasted pick in the end, but livable. But in the first? Not only would it be horrendous value, but the team will give Jones a least a few years to do something, which he'll inevitably fail at. So I'll probably just wait for 2021 at that point.
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    Starting QB 2019???

    I still maintain there are far more veteran QB options than starting QB slots. Now that Denver went all Wacko for Flacco, there's likely only a select few starting jobs open. The Giants could be one, with Jacksonville and Washington seeming like the obvious choices. Beyond that you're probably looking at places like Oakland or Cincinnati. Places that have okay guys (Carr/Dalton), but aren't sold on them. There's a whole slew of guys like Foles (who is heavily linked to Jacksonville), Bridgewater, and Taylor out there in free agency and likely a few more likely to get released (Keenum?). Simply put, this is a buyer's market if any of these guys wants a real chance to start. For once, dumpster diving at the bargain bin could pay off. But probably not.
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    Starting QB 2019???

    I can't believe anyone gave up anything for Flacco. He's making nearly $20 million in base salary (though presumably the Ravens absorb some of his pro-rated bonus cap hit as he's counting nearly $26 million on the Ravens cap) and hasn't been an above average QB in years. Frankly I'm not sure he was every really above average, but he's clearly past whatever peak he had. He's 34 now. Bizarrely there are plenty of other veteran options out there. It's like flushing a 4th rounder down the toilet for fun (also remember, allegedly no one would have traded for Kirk Cousins if the Redskins had tagged him. And yet this and the Browns giving up a third rounder for a few games of Tyrod Taylor suggest otherwise)
  7. He's definitely not a bust. An 8 year career from a 7th round pick is pretty outstanding. His biggest claim to fame is probably the fact the New England patriots almost drafted Rattay over Tom Brady. None of which says anything on whether he is actually a good coach or not.
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    Starting QB 2019???

    On the veteran side you have these options: Bridgewater, Flacco, Tannehill, Taylor, Keenum, Bortles, and Foles for sure. Possibly Eli Manning or Andy Dalton. On the rookie side you have: Haskins, Murray, Lock, and Daniel Jones as the perceived best options. But who's most in the market for a QB? The Giants probably, but that could push Manning into the market. Miami, assuming they don't just tank completely. Cincy could, but that likely makes Dalton available. Jacksonville. Denver. And that might be it? They are definitely teams who might make some move (Oakland? Arizona?) or could use a young developmental pick (New England, Pitt, LA Chargers, etc...), but there seem to be very few open starting spots. Seems like the Skins can wait for the musical chairs to stop and see what's left at a reasonable rate.
  9. It's not a terrible plan, but not one I see the team ever making. They're trying to save their jobs, so they'll try and find someone a bit better. I highly doubt that's a rookie either, which means pretty blah options
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    The other obvious factor here is that while the Redskins desperately need some youth at the QB position, you're not going to win many games with a rookie QB. And you're really not going to win with some 2nd/3rd round talent that you reach for in the first round. Maybe if the rest of your team was THAT good, but that's not these Redskins. With Gruden and Allen on the hot seat, why would they hitch their wagons to some middling prospect? I'm not sure any prospect in this draft would be considered better than Lamar Jackson, and he went pick 32 last year (though most put Haskins higher and Murray is a bit of a wild card, but both carry significant risks). Seems ripe for some veteran retread signing
  11. Chris Russell for one said Tomsula "wanted out". Later it was leaked Tomsula was no longer under contract. Maybe I'm drawing too many conclusions to say someone who "wants out" and then is revealed to not be under contract would definitely be gone. That seems like a logical connection. Now that Tomsula has stayed, I see only two possibilities, the first report was bogus or Tomsula could find no other job in football and decides to stay because he needs a paycheck. I have doubts believing the latter. P.S. I don't think it's really the same comparing everyday worker with football coaches. They generally move around from place to place even when things go well for them. They typically get paid well (at least at the NFL level). And they pretty much always have options, be it college or pro. If you quit your job, you have to find a new job. If Tomsula needs work, his agent will find him some.
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I'm no NFL.com writer, but not sure how this draft went from "weak at QB" to 4 QBs in the Top 10. I get that teams often reach at QBs, but 4 in the Top 10 would make it one of the "strongest" drafts ever for QBs based on draft value
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Who says they are missing anything? In a draft likely to produce 1 NFL starter, he's ranked 2nd by one website in one conference of an entire division of collegiate football. And not in the same conference as any of the other top prospects this year
  14. Remember when Tomsula was definitely gone? Guess that was an exaggeration...
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I can't believe that Drew Lock, a guy with a sub 57 % career completion percentage and a reputation for playing poor again quality opponents, would even be a first round pick. Let alone a Top 10 pick. Someone is going to get fired for that pick if it happens. And maybe its John Elway
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    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    That's a lot of work, so kudos on that. But I'll point out you are projecting 10 QBs to be picked in the top 4 rounds. And I had to go all the way back to 1995 to find a draft with that many QBs picked in the top 4 rounds. A few came close, but most came no where near that total. i maintain that people are, in general, vastly inflating and overrating the draft value of most of these QBs. This isn't that great of a QB class. And it's certainly not the best in the last 20+ years. Odds are that only one of these guys becomes a bona fide NFL starter. And odds are heavy that guy is Haskins. Murray is the wild card. Everyone else is just a long shot. I really hope the Skins don't draft a QB in round one unless his name is Haskins or Murray. Even then it could easily not work out, but at least there's decent value. Everyone else is such a reach. If this team picks Daniel jones in Round 1, I'm out. That's a multi-year gaffe that'll take years to come back from.
  17. 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.
  18. Thought this was commons knowledge, but I will google it for you:
  19. 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
  21. 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...
  22. <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
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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?