theTruthTeller

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  1. The problem is that the Redskins don't have the right to trade Trent - the 13th Amendment abolished that in 1865. They only have the right to trade Trent's contract. And, as far as I've been able to find, it's not really clear what how many years Trent has left on that contract - 1 or 2. So, at best, another team would be trading for the right to pay Trent ~$23M to play for two years. At worst, they would be trading for a contract that Trent has no interest in honoring. If I were GM of a team, I wouldn't even think of offering compensation before I knew absolutely from Trent's agent what his intentions were. And since the status of the current contract is unclear, signing a new contract with terms agreeable to both sides would be a condition of the trade. But the more Trent gets in a new contract, the less the acquiring team will be willing to give up to Washington. And Trent will probably want a lot, unless he really wants to play for a particular team. Just a wild guess - Washington gets a talented but problematic player and a third day draft choice.
  2. theTruthTeller

    Welp...have we seen enough..?

    Yeah, that would make it impossible for even a skilled evaluator of talent to determine whether he was worth $18M/year. The saw him in practice every ****ing day for four years! And 21 out of 25 starts were made during Gruden's tenure (although i have no reason to believe that Gruden didn't want to sign him to a long term contract) But if you don't think that 25 starts in four years is enough to make a good decision on a QB, how do you expect the same people to make a decision on Haskins?
  3. theTruthTeller

    Welp...have we seen enough..?

    By the time Kurt had finished the final season of his rookie contract, he had been through four preseasons and 25 starts. Still the team refused to sign him to a contract with a middle-of-the-road starting salary and a two year guarantee because they wanted him to prove himself just one more time. If you can't fully evaluate a QB after four years and 25 starts, you should just retire. And now, basically the same decision makers will decide whether Haskins has what it takes or if they need to draft a QB in round 1, based on his accomplishments with the worst offensive talent in the NFL, and without any meaningful input from the HC, who probably will have never worked with Haskins. It doesn't give you a really good warm feeling, does it.
  4. theTruthTeller

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    In the end, this is just going to make a bad organization look even worse. Trent has been the best player on the team for a decade. He's played hurt and he never complains. I don't think we really know what he's mad about. Maybe he's taken too many blows to the head and isn't rational. Maybe something really bad happened. In any case, when he demanded to be traded, he should have been shown respect. He shouldn't be lumped in with the other hundreds of players who have come and gone without making any impact. Trent could have been traded for a fair return in the off season without it becoming a precedent for everyone else who wants out. Trent deserves special treatment because no one else on the team has done anything that comes close to what Trent has done for the Redskins. Bruce is a knucklehead. Miami can lose all its games this year and look like geniuses. Micah Fitzpatrick wanted out after one year of playing for the Dolphins so they work a deal that makes everyone happy. Trent wants out after nine amazing years and idiot Bruce refuses to even listen to offers from other teams. I wonder how other players view the Skins when they continuously see their top players trying to get out.
  5. theTruthTeller

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    I thought it was pretty funny myself. I hope he was sitting outside Bruce's door reading a comic book. The only thing funnier than watching the clown show is knowing that Bruce and Danny think they are negotiation ninjas.
  6. theTruthTeller

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Prediction: If Cowboys complete trade with Jets for Adams with time left on the clock, Snyder will take whatever he can get for TW.
  7. theTruthTeller

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    This aspect of the trade has not been explored enough. Trent may not be ready to play or he may not be willing to play. He may want all or part of his forfeited salary reinstated before he reports. He may not want to move to Cleveland or elsewhere. 24 hours isn't much time for a team to investigate what they will be getting, especially if another player is involved in the trade. Waiting until after the season started was a risky move that had some chance of increasing TW's trade value, but waiting until the day before the trading deadline was classic Bruce.
  8. theTruthTeller

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    I think I just saw Rosen warming up.
  9. theTruthTeller

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Trent for OJ seems a little unfair, but if they'll take Norman too, we'll call it even.
  10. theTruthTeller

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Waiting until the deadline was always a high risk, high reward proposition. If NE had lost a couple games or Cleveland had won a few more games, the Skins would be in a better bargaining position. NE is no longer in a position to take on a high dollar veteran and Cleveland may just wait to use their draft pick for a new LT. I imagine that TW has been keeping in shape, but that doesn't negate the fact that he hasn't played in a game or practice in nearly a year. Tunsil may not be in TW's class, but he was available during preseason and is younger and cheaper. And, at the time, Bill O'Brien was on the hot seat. Just flipping through my deteriorating memory banks, I don't see who's season TW is going to save at this point. BA took a risk, whatever they get for TW probably won't be as good as Houston was offering in August, so he should take the heat. At least we'll get to hear another beauty, like "they never made a counteroffer".
  11. theTruthTeller

    Report: Josh Norman being shopped by Redskins

    Trading for Norman will cost the receiving team, in salary costs, almost exactly $6M for the remainder of 2019 and $12.5M in 2020. The $6M is guaranteed, I think by the receiving team, because Norman was a vested veteran on the roster for week 1. No team would be stupid enough to pay Norman $12M next year, so basically the trade would be to pay Norman $6M + trade compensation to the Skins for 8 or 9 games depending upon whether the receiving team has had its bye week. That's $6M that can otherwise be carried over to 2020. So anyone making the trade is thinking that they have a realistic shot at the Super Bowl this year. Teams with poor pass defense and SB aspirations would include Seattle, Oakland, Houston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Green Bay. Baltimore has no cap space, so they are out. Jon Gruden isn't going to bail out the Skins so they are out as well. Philadelphia knows first hand how bad Norman is, so they are out. That leaves Houston, Seattle and Green Bay. With JJ Watt out for the remainder of the year, I'm taking Houston out as well. So that leaves Seattle ($8.3M in cap space) and Green Bay ($8.7M in cap space). Of those two teams, Seattle has tons of 2020 cap space while the Packers will be tight. That would be the best shot. I just don't know if Seattle thinks adding Norman would make their pass defense better or worse. Furthermore, it would be contrary to their recent philosophy of getting rid of aging players. Personally, I just don't see it.
  12. Things could be a lot worse. We could have traded for Rosen before the draft. At least now we have hope.
  13. theTruthTeller

    Next Coach?

    Right now, we're 28th place in yards per game - with 3 of the 4 teams below us having lost their starting QB to illness or injury and the remaining team actively trying to lose games. In terms of points per game we're at 30th place. Converting on 3rd down - 31st. Time of Possession - 30th. Rushing yards/game - 27th. Passing yards/game - 26th! But that's not really my problem, because he has the second worst talent in the NFL and isn't running his own offensive scheme. My problem is that he has no experience in any leadership role and he's the perfect candidate for Bruce and Danny to push around. And then blame when everything goes wrong. He's Son of Zorn, except without the exceptional quarterback career.
  14. This can definitely happen: 1) Haskins needs to be ready to take over at QB; 2) Callahan needs to instill discipline and foster chemistry, especially in the OL and secondary; 3) Dan has to be willing to change the name of the team the the DC Defenders; 4) The other teams in the XFL would have to allow the Skins, I mean 'Fenders, to join the XFL intact; and 5) The XFL would need to increase their season to 16 games. Easy peasy
  15. theTruthTeller

    Next Coach?

    I must be missing something - why is O'Connell considered head coaching material? Other than that he is here and would probably take the job? In the end, this will come down to Callahan staying on as head coach, Gregg, or Rex Ryan who is surely sniffing around somewhere. Probably Callahan.