bobisimo

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About bobisimo

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  • Birthday 07/22/1974

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  • Birthdate
    July 22, 1974
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    1986
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    Darrell Green
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    Chicago, IL
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  1. Personally, while I really like Doug Williams, I never had a real sense of what his specific role was. Not sure if his new role is a demotion, a lateral move, or what, but at least his job duty is specific: "Doug will be... making sure that all of our players have the guidance and resources needed to be successful on and off the field." Sounds kind of like a mentor-type role where he can advocate for players. Losing Schaeffer seems like a big deal based on Keim's comments that he's the smartest guy in the room, but really, this position is just about managing the cap and signing players. I'm probably totally off-base, but if a team has a bunch of bad contracts, I'm looking more at the GM than the guy who crafted the contract. I mean, if you overpay for a guy because there's a bidding war, but the negotiator was told to get a deal done, what's he supposed to do other than get the deal done? But in the end, this basically cements that Rivera is calling every shot. And, likely, is a breath of fresh air for other teams and players in their dealings with us. Maybe this will improve relations and increase trade opportunities, for example.
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    Reuben Foster carted off on 2nd snap of OTA's

    From what I've gathered, Bostic is an excellent tackler, good at stopping the run -- but not as good at pass rushing or pass coverage. I assume that even with those limitations he's still good enough to start, but he doesn't sound like an upgrade over Zach Brown.
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    The House that Bruce Built

    Sadly, I feel very much the same. I've been following the team since '87, I've seen almost every game since then, and I will of course continue to follow them. I admit I've tried a few times to start following other teams and to forget about the Redskins, but I can never follow another team for more than a few games, and I can never make myself miss a single Redskins game. Despite this, my level of passion, as you say, has definitely dropped over time. Then in 2012, for the first time in a long time, I really felt it. Even early on when we were losing, I felt it. I was excited to just watch the team play. Wins and losses were somewhat irrelevant. But when we went on the winning streak which led to the playoffs, I thought "finally! We're back!" It was probably the most optimistic I've felt about the team and its future since the early '90s. It felt like there was a curse, and it had been broken. What I've taken from that excitement juxtaposed against where we are now is that it's not even worth thinking about the future, that doing so is a foolish game. In fact, my plan is to not even start thinking about Gruden as head coach, nor his coordinators, until the season starts. And even then I only plan to watch and see how things go. I've watched and listened to Gruden enough over the last week or so to realize that he certainly addresses what Bruce Allen perceives as the problems. Gruden is personable, charismatic, inspiring, organized, detail-focused, etc. I think he's likeable. But who knows if that will translate into wins. If Bruce has our problems correctly identified, then I think Gruden may end up being a really, really smart hire. But, as I said, I'm not going to bother to predict or think about the future because this could very well just be a Sisyphean swing. It's, sadly, easy to think that if we lose for the next few years, our next coach might be the counter to Gruden -- and we'd all think "finally!" I will say this about the future and in agreement with the original post: this is Bruce's house. He's built it. Winning or losing will happen from here, maybe regardless of Bruce's decisions, maybe because of them. But if we lose, then that will be it for Allen. No bump to president or whatever. I'm sure Snyder and Allen have talked about it. I'm sure Snyder let Allen know that he needs to produce a winner. I believe if nothing changes and it's two, maybe three years later, that Snyder flushes the front office and starts over again -- new GM, new scouts, new coaches, clean slate. Who knows what that will look like, but it will happen. On the other hand, if we can hover *around* 10-6 or better (Gruden's bar for a good team), then I think that result says Allen was right, he figured it out, he deserves the credit and job security, it says he put the right people in the right positions, and then maybe fans like me can finally drop our guard.
  4. I can only hope. I *love* the yellow pants. My wife often jokes I only watch the Redskins because I love the colors. That's not true, but it helps. To me, this is about as good as it gets. I would use it for home and away, haha.
  5. bobisimo

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    Thank you so much! StreamTorrent is working so well right now!
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    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    My veetle feed just cut to the niners! Lame. Back to regular streaming video quality.
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    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    I quit the very good feed I was using to switch to veetle. This is amazing.
  8. bobisimo

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    Joeknows, it's a nice effort but for those of us on Mac, web links are what we need. I signed up for HomerTV a little over a week ago. Hopefully (when I'm approved) that'll keep me going through the rest of the season. JustinTV was so good today, too, until it cut out! The clarity was like watching SDTV.
  9. bobisimo

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    Thanks to you three so very-very much!
  10. bobisimo

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    I've been checking that off-and-on all day. Like you, I used that last week. I wish that stream torrent stuff worked for mac.
  11. bobisimo

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    What a crap game. Still, rocketcityskins, thanks for helping us out. I really appreciated it. As for the NFL, they've shown they can stream games on-line. We can watch SNF on-line -- for free. So why can't they have a $2.00 - $5.00 option for every other game? And, just to be more fair to the NFL, we could even say that the on-line, pay stream doesn't go live until the game sells out -- and only works outside the radius of the two teams' cities. What's the problem here, NFL? Not everyone has satellite or whatever. Give us a break.
  12. bobisimo

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    thank you! :D :D Great link, except for the fan commentary, haha. (I suppose I should have quoted the clue you posted, not this line, but whatever. Haha.)
  13. bobisimo

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    I would also greatly appreciate a PM with a link to the game if someone finds it, but it looks like live video is done for the day. That sucks.
  14. bobisimo

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    As long as he doesn't forget that the Redskins are on when he's channel surfing, he can do it for all I care. I'd rather watch a minute of another game then commercials for Windows 7.
  15. bobisimo

    Annual "Where Do I Watch Games Thread"

    Yes! Thank you! Now, please, stay up for the entire game Mr. Link. I would appreciate that greatly!