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  1. 8 minutes ago, DJD2 said:

    Out of all the suggestions I’ve seen I think people could rally around this. I like the uniform and logo design too. As others have mentioned, keeping any Native American imagery or reference is only going to be viewed as a half-hearted attempt.

    Unfortunately for Snyder he waited too long and instead of being ahead of the wave he is now going to be swallowed by it. I don’t believe the NFL will force his hand, but I do believe they will make it clear by their inaction against league partners (e.g. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi, etc.) that he has no allies left. I suspect they will give him room to “get there”, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they asked Jerrah to try and give him a little push if needed. 


    What I am curious to see is what Snyder will get in return. We know he wants a new stadium in DC at the RFK site. There are a lot of moving parts to that however and I’d be shocked if it could all come together right now with so many other pressing issues that have to be dealt with. 

    It also wouldn’t surprise me in the least if he just decides to say **** it and let’s Bezos buy him out. 

    Some of the ideas I've thought of if Snyder decided it was time to do so in no way am I advocating this should happen now: (In no particular order)

    Washington Red Hawks
    Washington Red Rivals
    Washington Nation
    Washington Trumpcards (hey adding a new casino right? why not get on the ground floor and embrace it?)  (Could also subtley thumb the eye of the people pushing this as some will shorten it to the Washington Trumps
    Washington Forever (OR DC Forever)
    Washintgon Hail  
    Washington Triumph

    (My favorites here are Washintgon Nation, Washington DC Forever, Washington Triumph, btw it would be fun to tie this to DC getting state hood if that were to actually happen)

  2. I see this differently than most.  

    First let me be clear I support Dan's ability to make a decision that is best for the fans and legacy of the Washington Redskins.

    But because I think he will make such a move, I do not expect him to bend to the latest pressure for the following reasons:

    1. FedEx has a contract with the team... They are now in basically breach of that contract>
    2. Pepsi likely also has a Contract with the team... and are now in basically breach of that contract
    3. As for Nike?  Not sure if that's a league side decision or not.
    4. All three are in effect corporations that have benefited from sponsoring or making product for the team for many years.
    5. They should have no say in whether the team makes a decision either way.  To demand they do so, IMO is interference that could result in damages awarded to Snyder if he were to go to court (I hope he does)
    6. ABC/ESPN/NBC have basically been lobbying for this for years, and as a partner of the NFL/team are also kind of in breach of the contract also
    7. SNyder is not stupid, he can see that already the blow back from overreach from the current politics in many cities is coming.  Changing the name puts him on the wrong side of it.

    8.  Many fans have invested years of their life buying, consuming, and supporting the legacy of this team.  I do not believe Dan has it in his heart to do anything that would throw away what good there is in the Redskins Legacy.
    9. At what point, does this become a form of Defamation of character?  Seriously, consider this a moment, they are besmirching not just Dan's name, but every person who ever has been a fan.  This too might be a point that he could win in a court of law.

    I hope Snyder takes them to court, and rakes them over the coals, gloats for 2 years... then some time later, changes the name only then because local groups agree they can do more good and honor more people long term by doing that, without throwing out the legacy with the bath water.

    I do not wish the name to change, but I will understand if one day he decides its time for his own reasons, I do not think he should be forced to do so by corporations that have signed contracts with the team.

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  3. 19 minutes ago, Llevron said:

    TAlso, what no one seems to be adding into the equation is this is a business and you don’t have to play it down the middle in business. 

    My only problem with this logic, is you risk ticking off a large percentage of the fanbases of the NFL...  If they are okay with that, then so be it, but I think the shield doesn't want that.   I said when all this crap with Colin started, that the players are trying to say they want a way to do more, and the way the NFL and teams reacted pressed by people like us, sure, didn't really solve the problem.  They could have given them a bone, but chose not to.  The question is.... Do they get a Femur now?  or the whole skeleton?

  4. I want to be very, very clear.   If action is taken against JDR for exercising his freedom of speech, when we are finally as a league forgiving Kaepernick for his earlier escapades.  I will turn in my fan card for this team, and it will be dead to me.  Not because of his politics, but because I am sick and tired of stuff not related to football being used to derail this team.  Move on front office, focus on playing the game, and fix the problem quietly in house if you have to, but don't give into the circular firing squad going on right now in politics.  We've all had enough of it.

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  5.  I think that I read that the center from San Diego State is a guy who could play multiple positions along the line. think of utility backup offensive lineman. yes he can do Center but he could also play either guard position

  6. If I'm rivera the last thing I need is players, veteran players who are not bought in.  If Trent isn't committed, then trade him, if Dunbar is going to play games well cut him loose too.

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  7. Dude Isaiah Simmons ran  a 4.39 40-yard dash  as a linebacker safety hybrid. I know most of us are set on Chase young because we lack elite edge skills but man if that guy has any range ability to cover and can tackle could he compared to somebody like Ray Lewis? Cuz I think middle linebacker is more of a need for us than then Edge call me crazy if nothing else I think it made our pic more valuable. Which would be more valuable in Del Rio scheme I wonder

  8. Count me in the 'never convinced on O'Connel' he might be a terrific assistant, but he didn't have enough time to really show much as an OC.  

    Scott Turner was one of three names not named Kevin O, that were on my wish list to interview for this position.

    I am optimistic about what he can do here.

  9. 21 hours ago, skinsmania123 said:

    Why do you not want Trent back?  I mean I still think he a lot left in the tank


    Can we be honest, I love Trent.  In an ideal world he would retire here.  But he's not a long term starter anymore.  he is injured a lot the last three seasons (not counting last year).... He's like a really good car that you love, but needs to be in the shop 2 months of the year for repairs and replacements.   you still love that car, but it might be time to cut bait if you've paid it off and trade it for something more reliable.

  10. 1 minute ago, SoCalSkins said:

    Alex Smith will likely never play again. That injury was devastating. He has to make a good faith effort to rehab in order to collect his guarantee. My best friend is a orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in lower extremities and he’s convinced once the initial hardware was removed and they used the external fixator plus the soft tissue damage due to the infection, his changes of playing again are nearly zero. 

    Even his wife’s video of him running on the treadmill is on a special treadmill that negates your body weight. I doubt any team would trade for him. 

    My post had nothing to do with likelihood or probability.

    Mearly stating that it makes sense to clean out some bad contracts up front, find a way to get more draft picks in year 1 of Revera then let them sit even longer.  My opinion.