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Everything posted by BurgundyBooger

  1. Deductive reasoning? Why would Jay Gruden, who's had his fill of raw quarterbacks, and has always deferred to a veteran signal-caller all the while knowing he's entering his 6th season on the hot season all of the sudden reverse course and pin his future and this year's hopes on a rookie? Besides, who in this organization has a history of signing quarterbacks arbitrarily regardless of the head coach's wishes? Steve Spurrier and Patrick Ramsey. Mike Shanahan and RG3/Donovan McNabb. Who knows with Jason Campbell and Gibbs, though Vinny always claimed it was a group decision. Jay wanting Haskins
  2. Can he get along with Dan? Like, when they watch games together ala Gregg Williams will he make Dan feel good about himself and the direction of the team? No? Then he won't make it past the first interview.
  3. If no other team has yet hired or considered him for a GM role, then why should we? After Tampa, we were the only team in the NFL to have the audacity to hire Bruce Allen for his current role. When he's gone, he'll be right back on the couch. Vinny Cerrato? After San Fran gave him the boot, no one wanted anything to do with him except for us and now he's on talk radio. Now, I'm all for second chances and giving people a shot, but the GM seat is too vital to the operation and performance of the team. No one at Redskins Park has the sufficient insight, experience, or inst
  4. Bowser is a 5th or 6th generation Washingtonian whose perception of the Redskins worth to today's District residents is muddied with nostalgic sentiment. Perhaps had the team been entombed from the public all these years there'd be a sort of mystique attached to it to rouse the curiosity and historic indulgence of her present-day voters, enough so to rally their support, but the franchise has been around and been a joke and been the target of many criticisms that attack the sensibilities of current residents so unless she can achieve the impossible feat of siphoning PG county support in any me
  5. Who would be fans of an organization that does this?
  6. All I want to know is does he say anything incriminating about Allen and Snyder?
  7. Not a fan of how Jay is playing this one out. If Colt is destroyed, it will only highlight Jay's ineptitude and poor judgment in starting him, shifting the spotlight and attention away from the dysfunction of the front office and towards the absurdity of our head coach. Keeping Case as starter, whom the organization traded for just months ago, would have sent a clearer message.
  8. We need an old school coach, not an offensive or defensive guru. Someone to strengthen the team's football fundamentals, because we're obviously lacking in them. An offensive/defensive genius will want a team already possessing players with a strong grasp of core football principles - tackling, assignments, clock, avoiding dumb penalties - so coming in it'd only be a matter of leading and implementing the mechanics of his playbook.
  9. If I had to choose between a meddlesome Daniel Snyder and a meddlesome Snyder/Allen combo, I'll settle for the former. Bruce Allen is grossly incompetent and, by reports, vindictive and petty. A GM or head coach would stand better chance with direct and immediate access to Snyder than having to negotiate through Allen who's an unnecessary complication. He's a disruptive middleman to an incompetent owner but an owner that can still be manipulated to success by the right person if allowed unobstructed access.
  10. Snyder and Allen have mechanisms in place to ensure that doesn't happen, with security on extra notice. They were extra vigilant shutting down anti-Vinny signs during the Cerrato years.
  11. What does a Bruce tree look like? Some withered thing with dilapidated branches and shriveled leaves resembling faceshots of coaches?
  12. I prefer a head coach with a fine eye for the basics. Proper tackling, lack of penalties, clock management, proper practice/training, stuff that our group has forgotten. An offensive-minded or defensive-minded coach will fail here if he arrives with all these elaborate schemes while under the assumption that this team already has a proper grasp of fundamental football.
  13. They have plenty. 1. Inability to inspire others 2. Poor communicators 3. Lack creativity and innovation 4. Lack the ability to delegate 5. Lack of self-control
  14. I don't know why the broadcast teams never directly call out Snyder or the front office during games. They'll indirectly throw out a blurb about the number of coaches he's hired since being owner and the win % but never pointedly criticize the front office.
  15. The Zorn years, particularly the last one, were somewhat amusing to me since Vinny/Snyder tried so hard to discredit him and force him to resign. I was actually rooting for ole Jim.
  16. I think we'll do surprisingly well against the Pats. Not to say we'll win, but I suspect Jay's been gameplanning for them exclusively since the offseason with the hope that a gameplan good enough against Brady and the Super Bowl champs is good enough against the 4 teams preceding them.
  17. Joe Gibbs is a man of high character and discipline. Unlike the head coaches we've had since then. In the beginning, I wondered why Snyder never sought out someone just like him but then I remembered the words of the great James Allen (As a Man Thinketh), "Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are."
  18. The Team President handles the business side of the team, like the team brand, payroll, stadium pricing, etc. He or she is strictly a numbers person. The GM should be an owner hire so as not to confuse the chain of command which is precisely what has happened here. As Team President, Bruce Allen shouldn't have had any real say over the Kirk Cousins situation as that's a personnel matter and falls under the purview of the GM. Snyder owns the ship but our Team President is steering it which is one of the many problems plaguing this organization.
  19. He was lost in thought, was probably referring to the sale of his house.
  20. Maybe Rich Gannon needs to have another talk with Snyder. He's the only one I know of who has told Snyder exactly what he needed to hear. From 2009: Gannon, in an appearance on Sirius NFL Radio, said he told Snyder his dysfunctional team is as bad as the perpetually-losing Raiders. "They have not gotten enough of a return on their investment. I really question their philosophy on how you build your team. They spent a lot of money on high-priced veteran free agents. They've made some mistakes, some costly mistakes, and they haven't done a good enough job with the draft and play
  21. Permit fans to bring their own booze into Fedex, because this is going to be a long process and you don't want the crowd sober to experience any of it.
  22. If Jay gets fired in the middle of the season, it'll be because either Bruce approved or he didn't put up much of a fight, and his acquiescence might buy him another year or so after Jay's gone. If Jay plays out the rest of the year, wishful thinking can only interpret it as Dan wanting to clean house completely with one fell stroke at the end of the season.
  23. 1. Fire Bruce 2. Hire a GM who respects the franchise, not necessarily you, because quite frankly you've not done anything to warrant respect. Let him hire a HC by himself. 3. Stay out of the way. Stop cozying up to 20-year-old star players behind closed doors like you did with Clinton, Santana, and Cooley. This action effectively undercuts the authority of the HC and GM. You're 54-years-old, they only hang out with you 'cause you're the boss and have a lot of money. But you don't seem to give a crap about being perceived as a trick so maybe the GM needs to add a clause
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