Coach Janky Spanky

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  • Birthday 01/16/1977

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  1. Coach Janky Spanky

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Huge missed opportunity but not surprising, as we have the weakest and most insecure GM in the league. A real, competent, secure front office would absolutely grab the opportunity here to flip an aging and unhappy but valuable player for multiple high draft picks. Instead, we've got Bruce Allen trying to convince Snyder that "we're close," that even though things are ugly on the field and in the stands, "we're close." Can't go trading our starting LT when "we're close." Can't fire me because I'm gonna get the stadium deal and, also, "we're close." Brutal. It's missing stuff like this, opportunities to reload presented on a silver platter, that has made us so devastatingly mediocre over the last 20 years.
  2. Coach Janky Spanky

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I feel basically the same way as you do. It's next to impossible for me to root for the Skins to have a poor season, but I'd stomach it if it meant major wholesale changes in the way the front office operates, which would be the only way we could achieve long-term success (i.e., something other than a wildcard berth every four years or so). But I've come around to the inescapable conclusion lately that it doesn't matter how bad we are. Why would a particularly bad 3-13 bloodletting convince Snyder that he's run this franchise into the ground and that it's time to act like a normal team and hire and empower a real GM? We've seen absolutely no evidence to lead to a conclusion that Snyder would ever do that. We keep relying on reason and common sense (if it gets reaaally bad, Snyder will change) when it's more than apparent that reason and common sense do not apply here.
  3. Coach Janky Spanky

    Season Ticket Renewals

    I didn't renew my season tickets this year after 20 years but nonetheless just received a box with the license plate holder and pin. I guess the sales office had to do something with the hundreds (thousands?) of extra license plate holders collecting dust in the office. I'm guessing there was a dramatic drop in renewals this year after people like me realized last season we could go on ticketmaster or walk up to the box office on game day and buy the exact same seats for the games we want to attend and not have to waste money on preseason and games in late December when we're 4-10.
  4. Coach Janky Spanky

    Season Ticket Renewals

    This is a good website https://aviewfrommyseat.com/venue/FedEx+Field/seating-chart/football/
  5. Coach Janky Spanky

    Alex Smith Actual Status

    This may have been discussed earlier in this thread . . . but I think the question of whether or not we should have cut Alex Smith a few months ago hasn't gotten the discussion it deserves. We should have cut him and taken the entire cap hit in 2019. Anyone being honest about it (i.e. not Bruce Allen) could tell there was no way Smith plays in 2019. So why pay him for 2019 and 2020 when it's clear that by 2020 (or earlier) we'll have a long-term replacement at QB on the roster? I understand that PR-wise it may have looked bad to cut him so soon after such a serious injury, but they could've worked something out, like keeping him around as a "consultant" while he rehabs (or something like that). The way the front office ended up handling it, in my opinion, makes no sense. But it's typical of a front office that is insecure in whether it'll be around next season and keeps touting the "we're close" attitude to please the owner. A real franchise would've cut Smith, taken the full hit in 2019, drafted a QB in 2020 after an atrocious 2019 season. I think that decision/mistake could end up, long term, being one of those franchise-altering moments that we look back upon down the road, as impactful as the decision not to sign Cousins to a relatively inexpensive long-term contract during the 2015 season or 2016 offseason.
  6. Coach Janky Spanky

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I'm "arguing in support of" exactly what he said: that the Redskins need to earn something. I'm just using different numbers than he is to do so. Fine, we all know from your post above that the Redskins and Giants have each won 38 games over the past six seasons. We all know from my post above what the numbers are from 2000 to present. I don't know why the commentator chose six years, but let's go a little further to ten years. In those extra four years, the Redskins won 25 games. The Giants won 36 games and a Super Bowl. But here's another number for you: 40. The Giants were beating the Redskins 40-0 the last time I walked out of FedEx Field.
  7. Coach Janky Spanky

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Yes, the Skins most definitely do need to "earn" something. I think fans (myself included) forget just how bad to mediocre we have been the last 18 years. Since 2000-01 season, inclusive: Super Bowl wins: Redskins 0; Giants 2 Playoff wins: Redskins 1; Giants 10 Seasons with 11 wins or more: Redskins 0; Giants 4 Seasons with four wins or fewer: Redskins 3, Giants 2
  8. Coach Janky Spanky

    Season Ticket Renewals

    The upgrade process was frustrating in years past as they only showed a fraction of the seats that were actually available. During upgrades last year they only showed about 15 seats open to upgrade to in my section (454), but then when they started selling tickets on ticketmaster before the season, there were nearly 100 available in my section, including seats that I absolutely would have upgraded to. I suppose it's because they're still holding out hope those season ticket holders will renew. I didn't renew this year after 20 years.
  9. Coach Janky Spanky

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    The quote the guy responded to does absolutely not "resolutely disprove the notion." The guy said in essence that Bruce Allen is a spin-master because he's doing a victory lap now that the Redskins appear to be receiving favorable national and local media attention. That's totally accurate. Yep, it's the lack of transparency that drives us all crazy, but it's the spin too. It's the "we're close" when we're not. It's the "we missed the playoffs by two games in 2017" when the truth is we missed the playoffs by three games. That's spin. Bruce Allen is a non-transparent spin-master. What? Is this statement meant to be taken seriously? The media has wanted to talk to Bruce Allen for months and months, not just now! Yes, I believe you're right that 577 days passed between the "harvest fest/winning off the field" debacle presser and the 15-minute gaggle in a nook and cranny behind a fence at the Senior Bowl ("we're close.") Know when he didn't speak? When the media, local and national, was outraged over the Reuben Foster signing. Know what he did? Threw Doug Williams out there, who was not only ill-prepared but has demonstrated no interest or ability in filling this role. Trotted a Redskins hero in a difficult situation and the guy out then had to apologize to the fans and his family. Yep, Bruce Allen "is the guy who ultimately decides our picks" and our free agents, yet the silence from was deafening for 577 days. How many games did we win during those 577 days? Anything good happen during those two seasons? Nope, not really. But here we are. Finally the national media agrees the draft was good, and Bruce is on espn four days later. It's so laughably predicable I can't believe anyone would attempt to defend it.
  10. Coach Janky Spanky

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    11-5. That's the life. There's absolutely no reason to think we have the ability to go 11-5. 11-5 means you're an excellent team with the potential to achieve sustained success. Thing is, Bruce says we're "close." Just a few injuries away from the playoffs. "Close" to him means a wildcard berth and a loss on the road in week one. The last time the Redskins won 11 games or more was 1991, the longest streak in the NFL by far. I looked into this a few months ago during a slow day at work and it was actually pretty remarkable. It drove home how our sustained mediocrity over all the years is so unusual. The last time these other bad teams won 11 games? Lions 2014 Bills 1999 Browns 1994 What amazed me was when I took a lot at some random teams -- teams we don't think of as either excellent or awful -- and counted how many times they've won 11 games or more in a season since Snyder bought the team. Niners - 4 Titans - 4 Tampa - 2 Vikings - 4 Then there's our division Eagles 7 Giants 4 Cowboys 3
  11. Coach Janky Spanky

    Season Ticket Renewals

    A fan isn't "fake" just because he or she stays home and blogs all day. Or because they no longer want to financially support an organization that is among the top five worst run in all of sports, one that simply refuses to do what it takes to win (hire and empower a real GM). A fan can still support the team "win or lose" without buying season tickets. We all have our reasons for renewing, or not renewing. I personally am not renewing this season because what's the point? I can just get seats in my section on ticketmaster and not have to pay for preaseason and the crappy games at the end of the year. Does that make me less of a fan? I'm still supporting the team and rooting for them but I'm choosing to not waste money this year on games I don't attend. But I know people (the guy who sits next to me at games) who's renewing his three seats because he just can't stand the idea of not having them in his family, even though he knows it makes no financial sense. That works for him, same as it works for the guy who's not renewing because he hates Bruce Allen, as I do. We all have our reasons. I think the only lesson is not to take advice on how "change happens" in society from a guy who doesn't know the difference between "your" and "you're."
  12. Coach Janky Spanky

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I think the fans appreciated that the team was finally trying to be transparent about the lack of a waiting list and inviting the public to buy tickets. It seems like Snyder and Allen didn't appreciate the new strategy, however. But, from my perspective and I think from many fans' perspective, nothing the team can do to improve the "fan experience" is anywhere close to as important as winning. I think people's attitudes towards the team would keep deteriorating as long as they kept losing, no matter what gameday stuff LaFemina and his people were able to implement.
  13. Coach Janky Spanky

    Take the full cap hit for Smith in 2019

    I agree. The thing is, this franchise is so damn insecure that they're incapable of doing what needs to be done for the long term. If we had a real GM who felt safe and secure and confident, he wouldn't have any problem making smart moves that are in the long term best interests of the team. In public statements, he'd say "we anticipate this might be a difficult year because of our cap situation, but we're competing on the field this season while trying to build a team that can achieve sustained success." Many of the fans would be on board with a "rebuild" if done properly and by the correct people. That's something that Snyder and Allen don't seem to get. Thinking we're "close" year after year because they're so insecure and worried about fans fleeing is part of what's getting us in to this horrible position. Like many here, I'd like to cut Smith and take the entire cap hit this year, then make a lot of cuts and trades that right now might seem unthinkable (Kerrigan, etc.). Now is the time to make what seem like painful moves but will end up being the right ones. Also, sign Scherff and a few others to long-term deals and front-load as much of the guaranteed money as feasible. Honestly, I feel like this offseason presents a tremendous opportunity, one that we haven't seen since the 2015 season when we had an opportunity to lock up Cousins on the cheap for several years, which in my opinion by now would've end up being a great deal. Unfortunately, Snyder and Allen are incapable of thinking strategically and taking a long term view. It's painful. Maybe, maybe, maybe next season Snyder finally realizes how bad it's gotten and gets rid of Bruce Allen and hires a real GM and we get a real front office. Better late than never. But by then this opportunity to start the rebuild this year will be gone.
  14. Coach Janky Spanky

    Season Ticket Renewals

    I'm not renewing after 19 years. But not out of protest. If it was, I'd have not renewed 10 years ago. I'm not renewing because there's no point in having season tickets anymore. I can get into the stadium and sit in basically the exact same section without having the extra cost of season tickets. I think it's a no-brainer. If (big IF) the Redskins actually hire a GM and start running the team the right way (and then start winning), I'm sure I can get my season tickets back in the same section, if not the same exact seats.
  15. Coach Janky Spanky

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I took a few notes: 15 minutes About 30 questions on different topics: Alex Smith; coaching search /Manusky/ Bowles ; Reuben Foster; Stadium; Impending free agents (Crowder, etc. ) Handful about fan discontent, #firebruceallen, firing LaFemina (no comment), accountability, etc.