RandyHolt

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  1. RandyHolt

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Losing a long time coach. Keeping the Tampa 2 step alive, with a Barry grade poorly ranked coach now on his way to DC. Could things actually be getting worse? I didn't think it was possible. It would be wild to see our assistants walk and proclaim they would rather be unemployed than work here. I am sure many of us would gofundme to help out. That may be the only way to get Bruce out without waiting for the season to start and using no ticket sales to force the change. Where's Bruce?
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Dan is becoming more isolated, I see. That is the iMAX problem. Next we will hear he is becoming a prepper. Hunker down in yer own bunker, skins fans.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Someone in our front office is vindictive, evidenced by no half time show at our final home game. Dare I think its him.
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    Terminate Manusky

    Working where no one else wants to, presume provides one with some form of job security. I suspect Manusky was forced to play a soft D to support our lame duck slow play low scoring run into a brick wall on 1st offense. And if true, is getting a little bit of a bad rap.
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    Terminate Manusky

    Bruce would fire Manusky, only he is not sure why he should, other than feeling the need to make a big splash to make it look like he is doing something to help the team. And of course, because he would likely struggle to find anyone willing to replace him. Including, after letting walk those most likely to have earned a promotion from within. Bruce is so confused. His plan to stay out of the limelight has been a total disaster. Our QB situation is even worse. I wish Jay would push back at being the guy trotted out after our endless parade of PR disasters. And tell reporters, "well, you have to ask Bruce about that."
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    Redskins to sign Adrian Peterson per NFL.com

    Until AP starts clamoring that he needs to be the starter.... demanding a trade.... except no one still wants him. I want vet min for him, otherwise lets just bring in cast offs like CJ Anderson - which seems to be a dime a dozen. Until Alex and the QB situation gets resolved financially, we are looking at being cash strapped. Nothing against AP's skills of course, we need cheap players and RB is not a place to overpay in 2019. I too think we need a hands back. Even AP got a few catches. CT is just getting clobbered with injuries, double rib injuries this year - and I don't think the 2nd was a re-injury. Marshall and Bibbs just aren't dynamic enough to fill his role. A role that I think is still somewhat underrated yes even in the pass happy modern NFL. Our offense suffers without him. Best case scenario is that Guice is a dual role full time back, and makes the decision easy on what to do....
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    Starting QB 2019???

    I would entertain the idea of trading up and nabbing whichever QB the Giants want, with the pick before them. Be it this year or next. If we can't win at least don't let our rivals build up. Make them pay for taking Barkley over a QB. It's got to be better than drafting no one, trading down instead and watering down our talent, and going with the senior QBs tour again next year. Our presume cap woes dictate we need a kid at QB unless we want to keep getting older and older at QB. Draft one or make a play for Rosen.
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    Starting QB 2019???

    Foles will be this off seasons Alex Smith Some team will overpay based on his just over half a seasons worth of very good games. Probably, us. Whoever does take him damn better copy the same plays Philly calls for him.
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    Starting QB 2019???

    Dan tried to let a proper rebuild happen, but he got the wrong guy. He tried to let Shanahan do it, and ran out of patience after Mike didn't even draft a single QB his first few drafts. Dan intervened, made Mike overpay for RG3, and then took Cousins for spite, and the rest is history. He also (foolishly IMO) set out to destroy our 4-3, which seemed to set us back a year or 2 itself, ok closer to a decade. Dare I think we have not "reapt" any benefits from the 3-4 whatsoever, especially since we barely use it. Last year was the closest we have had to a viable 3-4 front 7, and our defense was still abused despite almost no injuries in that 7. A rebuild in the NFL is not complicated, and doesn't require 5 years. A big part of deciding to embark upon it, is the timing of available QBs. A team can do a major retool in 1 year.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Maybe all the coaches leaving is the best way to force change. Fire a few of the best, and then the worst ones bolt as well. The real kicker would be when no one wants to be their replacements. Dan still remembers how to get things done. #BackUpTheBrinks!
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I have always questioned trade downs, or them quickly being applauded by fans. All things equal, talent suffers. Its a formula for a bunch of JAGS and 500 football for a decade.
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    An Offseason Plan

    I think he was forced to dial back aggressiveness to slow play the game to support the Alex Smith Managed offense. Yes, we were a closet bend don't break defense. We fooled people for much of the year because our DL was viable. A studly 4 man rush can win games, but not for an entire year. OCs eventually play the tendencies knowing we barely blitz, or bring 1 BFD, and it eventually gets exposed. A static 4 man rush lets the OC just keep rolling his game plan, and doesn't force adjustments. That D does not dictate, and lives off of turnovers by forcing a QB to many complete throws on every drive. And just hoping for a screw up when we have our DBs jump others routes. Meanwhile, its easy as pie for the QB and offense to get rhythm, and are dialed in. By design. Ours. We always hear about an offense needing rhythm, and the BDB gives it out in spades. QBs just don't get rattled with a 4 man rush (short of the best DL out there). Pressure on the QB is a major key to victory, I am convinced. We have all seen great QBs wilt in the face of pressure. That is the only thing to stop them, short of our own great QB. #pipedream It was easiest to see BDB watching our ILBs reading on almost all plays, vs attacking. Which takes away from their strengths (aggression), makes them take poor angles since they aren't used to letting a back get a full head of steam before taking their first step. We complain they look slow. I offer as evidence Zach Brown stud in 17 to Zach Brown dud in 18. Did you ever see Dix at the LOS? Blitzing? Our D was static and easy to game plan against. If the plan is to play bend don't break again next year, just keep Manusky and spare us fans from the annual false promises of a new DC to be "an aggressive and attacking D" blah blah
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    An Offseason Plan

    The skins should hire Nick Saban, and rename the team to Redtides. #BruceBrain
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    Switching to a 4-3 in 2019

    I think this is at the root of our 3-4's failures. Stud college DEs are converted to LB. Personal opinion, the more the force they were at 43E, the harder the transition to pass coverage because they could stop the run. So scouts project and pray on draft day, players go on dangerous crash diets to become something they are not. In the end, the player a team became enamored with, is not longer that same player. Sure some dominate, but how many fail, or remain mired in mediocrity? They lose weight, and then get trucked in the run game. The 3-4's prime selling point IMO was a QB didn't know which of the 4 backers would attack. That entire premise has been overcome by the fact that defenses are so aggressive, everyone is coming early and often. So what's the point of the 3-4 - it certainly deceives but only the most inept of QBs. Its to the point now any defenders of the 3-4 quickly note we are in nickel most of the game. Which is really no defense. Pun intended. I would swear a QB must love seeing a teams best pass rusher, stuck in pass coverage vs in his face, and actually probably loves targeting them, because he knows they are as stiff as a board and great to YAC attack ™
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    Switching to a 4-3 in 2019

    Or, that is the only 2 options we have been given all our lives. Who doesn't love the Nickel and Dime? Anything, but prevent. Bend don't break is a valid name of a defense in my playbook, For as many years as we ran it, it may be the most predominant feature of our defense over the past ~20 years. I think it started with Ron Lynn, who must hold the record for most 99 yard drives allowed.