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Everything posted by BurgundyBooger

  1. I wouldn't blame the rookie who'll end up either 1 or 2 to pull an Elway or Eli.
  2. He exhausted the new beginnings excuse with RG3 and then with Kirk. We've went through two franchise QBs already under his watch.
  3. I'm a glass half-full guy. Hell, my job as an HR consultant for career development demands it. This team is like that worker who keeps shooting himself in the foot every week. Means well, great overall guy, but comes to work late, makes inappropriate comments in the breakroom, and CCs the company president when sharing with his co-workers pictures of his newest **** tattoo.
  4. Don't forget fantasy football. Rooting for individual players on different teams can dilute a person's focus and passion toward their real team.
  5. As I've said in the past, culture starts from the top. Whatever workplace environment players or coaches are thrust into will inevitably mold their attitude and behavior. You can have 100 employees and 100 managers crammed into one space, all with the right positive mindset, but it wouldn't matter if top leadership - be it one or a handful - propagates negativity and unaccountability because theirs is the authority and influence to instill, promote, or purge workplace value as they deem fit.
  6. It's too late. No one would buy the act at this point. They'd respect him even less than they do now if he switched up because they'd perceive the change as the desperate act of a man on the verge of losing his job. That is why they need to cut Bruce Allen, then bring in a HC with direct and unobstructed access to Snyder so as to show the players the absence of any red tape in the event a player needs to be cut. A GM or Team President - any authoritative buffer between the coach and owner - would muddle the chain of command. Besides, any such figure would either find themselves at odds with Snyder and eventually get fired, or become just another stooge, so why bother as the position would only undercut the HC's authority?
  7. People rooting for Haskins to turn this culture around...lol. Culture is manifested, nurtured, and preserved from the top.
  8. The difference between a good head coach and Jay Gruden is the same difference between an improv comic and a comic who relies on regurgitating jokes written down the night before. The best comics can always identify the shifting mood of the audience and adjust their shtick to keep the party going; they're naturally quick and funny. Jay Gruden can write the best jokes that come to his mind but when finally heckled by a bored audience he'll freeze up with no answer or comeback.
  9. The pizzazz drew attention and excitement initially because to most it meant we were another step closer to going to the Super Bowl. Now? The big splashes feel like desperation on the part of the organization to remain relevant and an opportunity for the signed superstar to cash out into the sunset. It sucks to feel this way but whenever someone signs to come here, I'm skeptical that it's with the intention of winning ball games.
  10. For the sake of self-preservation, drafting Rosen would be the genius move by Bruce/Jay. He'll go through the necessary growing pains as a rookie, and Bruce/Jay would argue that's the reason for yet another failed season and promise a better outcome in the following year once he's matured into the role and that switching regimes would be detrimental to his growth. So yes, we're getting Rosen.
  11. I know it's all about money, but you're overstating the importance of the Washington Redskins franchise to the rest of the league, particularly in light of the fact that the NFL has now penetrated and earned the market interest of the 3rd most economically prosperous city in the entire world (Los Angeles) by fielding two winning teams. Money is rolling in. Would the NFL *like* a strong and prosperous Washington Redskins franchise? Of course. But are the losses the organization have incurred over the past decade and more enough to raise concerns from the other owners? I don't think so. We've been losers for a long time. If the 'Skins were vital or important to the NFL, the league would have stepped in a long time ago or at least we would have heard murmurs about it by now. We haven't heard a peep in over 20 years of futility. We all want someone to come in riding on a white horse to save us, but the owners look after their own and the commissioner doesn't have that kind of pull
  12. They can but they won't. Al Davis was causing a ****storm and not a peep about it from the other NFL owners. Jim Irsay was arrested. Married Jerry Jones caught on camera groping young women. Dan hasn't come close to ruffling feathers the same way or embarrassing the NFL image. Owners are not going to turn against their own unless it's something heinous that they themselves wouldn't do (or confident they wouldn't get caught doing it), otherwise they'd be putting targets on their own backs for any future infraction that might endanger their ownership.
  13. Bruce will somehow convince Dan that it's envious hate, like the hate towards the Pats. Nothing to see here.
  14. Bruce has no shame. He comes here, sullies the Allen name, knows full well that he's in over his head but doesn't care. For any other human being, inheriting a father's legacy and completely botching it would cause for many sleepless nights but ole Bruce naps like a baby amidst one losing season after another. He's a really special guy. I'm sure he knows he'll never accomplish a stadium deal in an ideal location and will leave the organization with his head held high after he's cut the ceremonial ribbon to open our new home in Allegany County.
  15. How likely is it that Snyder will even get the new stadium? In Virginia, Ralph Northam isn't as cozy with Snyder or the Redskins as Terry McAuliffe was. Snyder probably doesn't want to be in Maryland any more. The DC landscape has changed dramatically since RFK. The transients could give two licks about the Skins or the name and they'll be damned if they get stuck with the bill for a new stadium. I suspect Bruce is playing Dan like a fiddle and knows that getting a new stadium in the ideal location is a pipe dream given all the factors and the current quality of the product.
  16. If you're willing to endure another 20-30 years of this, you deserve it. Not me, brother. I'm giving this circus another 3 years max to turn things around before I'm out and become just a "football fan."
  17. Being better than Vinny or Zorn isn't some accolade worth mention. We've simply gone from making imbecilic choices to making poor ones. Yes, our situation could get worse but at the end of the day it's all about winning a Super Bowl not just improving our standing and being capped short of the ultimate prize. Bruce isn't capable of building a winner and Jay isn't capable of coaching men into one, so in that regard they're equal to their predecessors and should be equally condemned.
  18. As a 'Skins fan you should always be encouraged to watch the games: either you're hopeful we'll win and go to the Super Bowl, or you're hopeful we'll lose to see us one step closer to a regime change. It's edge-of-your-seat excitement either way.
  19. Does the Amazon HQ2 deal for Crystal City in any way affect a stadium proposal for Virginia, considering the 570m in subsidies Virginians will be on the hook for and the additional 270m in transportation/infrastructure investment?
  20. There goes our dream of securing a first or second round selection in exchange for his services.
  21. Eventually, every businessman has to answer for shoddy products or services, especially in a contested market.
  22. Bruce Allen is done, as is Jay. Someone like Mike McCarthy getting axed in the middle of the season by one of the league's standardbearers has set the stage and has also undoubtedly triggered a sense of worry and deep self-appraisal among other coaches insofar as their own achievements in relation to his. Bruce thinks he's protected because of his legacy here and because of his involvement with whatever stadium shenanigans in which Snyder has him embroiled, but regardless of his influence in this organization it is all peripheral. At the end of the day, you don't let the ground fall out from beneath your feet: Wins, filled-seats, ratings, and reputation are all that matter. Goodbye, Bruce and Jay. If your demise isn't apparent by next week when we host New York, it'll be painfully obvious in the season-ender.
  23. Looking forward to seeing him put a whipping on the 'boys.
  24. I think everyone will be able to read between the lines if Bruce were to be "reassigned" elsewhere following another lackluster year. He'll likely leave altogether by that point, rather than being a glorified landlord.
  25. Doug has always been a smokescreen hire. The guy was sitting on the couch before his buddy Bruce called and gave him a job here, and people thought Bruce was just going to hand him over the keys or have the brother ride shotgun? Doug deserves better than this circus and should go elsewhere, but if he's okay with all of this and is just here for the paycheck, then his ass needs to be canned too alongside Bruce and every other con man/crook complicit in this ****show.