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  1. Jericho

    Are we just gonna ignore how terrible tre Quinn is

    My opinion on Quinn is three fold: (1) This is effectively his rookie season as he was injured for 90% of last year; (2) He's a late 7th round pick, so I don't expect much; and (3) The entire Redskins offense stinks. If Quinn turns into anything, that's a fantastic return for a 7th round pick. There's no reason to think he should be NFL starter quality 8 games into his career. That's not what 7th rounders should be. Before I rush to judgment, however, I'd say that: (1) I'd like to see Quinn get passes from a bona fide NFL starter; and (2) I'd have to acknowledge that guys like Cole Beasley or Julian Edelman or Danny Amendola took a few years themselves to get going in this league. The fact Quinn doesn't wow me so soon is really not indicative of anything (and let's set aside the offseason hype, which is 90% bogus for most players)
  2. Not really sure where this Howard sucks thing is coming from. Any decent metric rates him fairly well. He's young, talented, and reasonably productive. It's also true Bruce Arians doesn't really use Tight ends. So I can understand why he might be available and he's actually a nice get, if you can do it for a reasonable price. And the Redskins could use a tight end. But...with no 2nd rounder, what are the Redskins realistically trading here? Unless Tampa sells him on the cheap, there's not a match here.
  3. The team basically traded Ricky Williams for Champ Bailey and the #2 pick in the draft next year (LaVar Arrington). That's not bad
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    11-5 Finish, Tell Me It Can Happen, Please....

    I just came here to make sure someone posted the Dumb and Dumber gif. But is there at least one fan that possibly believes it? I feel like I being trolled. Jay Gruden wasn't the problem, so nothing's really fixed. Also, the team is still basically running Gruden's playbook anyhow. You don't switch schemes in a week. The only thing that's different is the quality of the opponent has weakened.
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    Next Coach?

    Not sure this comment makes sense, are people suggesting the Redskins current coaches are better than Tomlin? I'm not the biggest Tomlin fan, it would seem similar to the Carolina Panthers hiring George Seifert. Great records with a stacked team, but he's not likely to turn much around here. But I think it's a moot point. Even if Tomlin somehow became available, why would he come here?
  6. None of Cousins, Garcon, or Jackson were worth the contracts they signed. Garcon's was especially a dumpster fire. Jackson was merely overpaid and dumped by Tampa to move up from the 7th rounder into the 6th round of the draft. Not sure what happens on Cousins, but there's serious buyer's remorse there. Extended all three would have likely led to something very similar the team had last year. At least pre-Smith injury. Garcon would be retired. Jackson would be injured somehow, and Cousins would be sort of...okay. None of that is on Gruden, I agree. But overpaying for a possible 8 win season isn't exactly exciting either. It's not just a theory, but borne out by the numbers which had the team as the 4th worst in football. And some of that was weighted downwards by bad QB play (Mark Sanchez specifically) post-Smith. But it's not exactly a quality squad.
  7. Ryan Anderson, Mr. Swiss Army Knife and Dwayne Haskins, cause why not?
  8. I tried to look it up and did find that the 2000 Bengals "lost" Bruce Coslet after three games (0-3). But he technically resigned. That seems to be the "modern" record. Funny enough, I actually remember it now. I watched his last game as the Bengals were playing the Ravens. I remember have some Bengal in fantasy football and the Ravens were up big by half time, so I figured I could get some garbage time fantasy points. Instead the Bengals kept running the ball for zero yards over and over and ended up with roughly 100 yards passing. It's like they literally gave up and didn't even try to score. Coslet resigned the next day. So I guess he did give up. But there were some other close contenders: the 2008 Rams dumped Scott Linehan after 4 games (0-4), which is exactly how long the the 2008 Raiders gave Lane Kiffin that same year (1-3). The 2005 Rams Mike Martz got axed after 5 games (2-3).
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    Robert Davis and Adonis Alexander released.

    Appears Robert Davis finally landed...with the Eagles: Adonis Alexander is still available for work. Any takers? Anyone? Bueller?
  10. This is pretty much what I was trying to say, but I feel this puts its more eloquently
  11. I thought Cunningham got hurt, just couldn't remember exactly what. Still, a bit surprised they didn't waive him instead (as injured). Maybe they'll wait until he's cleared by the doctors. Who knew Jeremy Sprinkle was such the iron man?
  12. He went to Alabama you say? Well why not add 5th TE. A little surprised about McKinzy. I guess Noah Spence moved ahead of him. But what's the deal with TE? Is the team really keeping 5 guys?
  13. I'm not sure what good firing a coach 5 games into a season does. Particularly the brutal early schedule the Redskins had. Even the most optimistic of fans would likely have taken 2-3 as an absolute best case scenario, and even that seems wildly optimistic. So you knew the team would start slowly. If you're going to fire Gruden, it should have happened in the off-season. Otherwise, you might as well ride out the season. Unless Gruden was actively hurting the team (and as much as some don't like Jay, I don't think anything has really changed from the last few years). I tend to think firing coaches mid-season in the NFL is an exercise in futility. It's not like other sports. Systems take months to implement and no one taking over will have any real ability to change much. So it's basically being a caretaker for someone else's bad team. If anything, it heightens the possibility this all spirals out of control and the team completely craters (and no, that has not happened yet). Which at least gives them a high draft pick. But it generally does nothing for 2019. Everyone's in limbo without any real boss around. That generally does not go well and riding that wave for 11 more weeks is risky.
  14. I highly question if this is true. Or at least the part about being "very, very angry and hostile". It's great clickbait and who's really going to question it? People hate Allen and Snyder, so why not believe it? It's easy to pile on. And sure, I doubt Allen and/or Snyder are thrilled at the Nats or Caps success. They're competitors of sorts. Not in the same sport or same league, but if one sports team succeeds, it does make the other ones look bad. So its believable to say someone might not be thrilled by it. But it would seem excessive to say it's hostile. But I can't 100% rule it out either. Just very dubious.
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    Robert Davis and Adonis Alexander released.

    A little surprised the team didn't put Robert Davis back on the PS. Maybe Davis didn't want to? He wasn't claimed and hasn't (as yet) signed elsewhere.
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    DJ Swearinger Released by Cardinals today

    Maybe, but players get cut all the time and many get claimed on waivers. Particularly as teams cut down to 53. Hell, the Cowboys cut Taco Charlton and the Dolphins jumped right on him. But the Cowboys also tried to trade Taco with no takers (Also, the Ravens just cut Tim Williams and the Packers gladly claimed him, though the Packers aren't Dolphins bad).
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    Robert Davis and Adonis Alexander released.

    I think you're thinking of Frank Kearse. Mr. cut for position of need on Friday and re-sign on Monday. Not sure how bad Adonis Alexander was to just outright cut. Even if you wanted to use his spot for Robert Davis, you didn't even wait til Davis cleared waivers. I'm guessing the team might be looking at a TE? Heard Vernon Davis was in the concussion protocol and Reed is Reed. So its Sprinkle and street free agents. What's Austin Seferian Jenkins up to these days?
  18. According to the updated DVOA (through Week 4), the Redskins are still only the 4th worst team in football, ahead of the Dolphins, Cardinals, and Bengals. The Dolphins have been historically awful, so I doubt anyone catches them. The Redskins did just slightly "out worse" the NY Jets, though it should be noted the Jets had a bye and did not have as many opportunities to suck. It remains a close race. Denver and Oakland made some moves with competent performances, though both remain largely bad as well. Note that the Redskins are currently 29th in Offense and 26th in Defense. But 4th in Special Teams (go Tress Way!)
  19. And the Giants beat the Bucs, who beat the Rams, who beat the Saints, who beat the Cowboys. Anyone can make wide generalizations based on one game. Usually they are not accurate. Fans always overreact to what just happened lately. Which is what's happening now. The fans are overreacting to the latest game, which was terrible. I'll take a more measured approach. Football Outsiders does an analytics week by week. And until this year, the 2001 Redskins were the worst team through two weeks in NFL History (or at least as far back as they've tracked, since 1986). Interestingly, not only did those Redskins win 8 games, but many of the worst teams through two weeks finished right around .500: The 2019 Dolphins finally were worse though. They've kept it up through Week 3, become the worst team ever tracked through 3 weeks. Again overtaking the 2001 Redskins. Here's the Week 3 numbers: This does not yet include Week 4, but the Redskins aren't even in the bottom 5 teams through 3 weeks. The bottom five are/were Miami, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Oakland, and the New York Jets. So yeah, the Redskins have not been good. But we knew that. We knew this team was not a good one entering the season. And they've lived up to that. But again, let's not get hyperbolic. The worst team ever? The worst team in the league? The Dolphins have literally played the worst first three games in NFL history. The Redskins are merely just bad.
  20. This isn't a good team, but the worst? Seems like an extreme overreaction to a tough early schedule. I mean this is a franchise that employed both Jim Zorn and Steve Spurrier as NFL head coaches in the last two decades. And neither has any business having that job. It also went 3-13 and had the 2nd worst record in the league under Shanahan. I don't think the 2019 Redskins are that bad, but when you're not good does it really matter if you're 5% better than the 2013 Redskins?
  21. In what way though? You seem to lump several QBs as "scramblers", when only Murray really fits that model. Guys like Mahomes or Tua may be athletic, but they're not exactly scramblers. Certainly not like a Cam Newton or a josh Allen or a Lamar Jackson. Maybe if you compare them to an absolute statue QB like Dan Marino, sure. But Mahomes looks a lot like a John Elway. And Elway seems pretty "old school". Also pretty similar to Aaron Rodgers.
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    Tank for Tua

    To be fair, Indy didn't tank. The roster used to be quite good, but had slowly eroded away over time. And yet, Peyton Manning was so good he covered up most of it. Until he got hurt and the wheels came off. But Colts actually wanted to be good, just failed at it. The biggest problem was, once they got Luck, they still largely failed at building a roster. At least until very recently.
  23. It would help if the team had viable alternatives. Davis is probably gone soon too (either age or ineffectiveness will eventually catch up to him) and Sprinkle is pretty "meh". There's always the 2020 draft, but there are plenty of holes and only so many draft picks.
  24. Colvin's an interesting signing. Was really good with Jacksonville, mainly playing in the slot. Went to Houston last year on a big money deal. Didn't play well. Then played one game this year (and started) and was cut. So from making the 53 and starting to cut in one week. Not sure what changed in between, but Houston ate a lot of dead money just to get him out the door. Ok, I know he did not play well against Brees. But still, one game vs. 5 prior years of play and training camp and the pre-season? If Colvin wasn't good, the team should have recognized it sooner.
  25. It's true. I know some have a real hard-on for Holtz. Not entirely sure why, though there's certainly worse players out there. But he was a street free agent during the pre-season last year. Meaning not one team in the league felt he was worth a 90 man roster slot till the Redskins brought him on. They cut him and no one cared. Didn't even go direct to the practice squad. Any team could have snagged him. No one did. The team cut him again this year. No one snagged him. It was only when they promoted him again and he got cut again that another team claimed him. But it'll be like Simmie Cobb or Maurice Harris or Kyle Kalis or Kevin Hogan or the list goes on. It'll mean little in the end. And who knows, Holtz might get cut in a week or two. Also, it's clear Smallwood was sought after by many teams, he's not just a sign an Eagle move.