The Robert Griffin Experience

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  • Birthday 05/09/1989

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  1. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The House that Bruce Built

    Tbh...does it MATTER what GM we brought in? No matter who's running the football operations, Snyder's still running the business side. And Snyder sucks at business and organization. Unless you had a HOF level guy who was willing to go to war with Snyder to have full control (and the only guy I could think of who could do that's even theoretically available would be Parcells) and run the organization how he wanted. Just a regular old GM wouldn't suffice - you'd need a new owner, or someone to be the defacto owner like Stephen Jones is in Dallas (I don't think just a GM could literally rip the Manziel card from Jerry's cold nearly dead hands and draft OL)
  2. The Robert Griffin Experience

    ***2018-19 NBA Playoffs Thread***

    Indy might not have a choice. I think they are in all out rebuild mode at this point since we don't know if George will ever be the same. And the Cavs still have assets to offer. Waiters + Thompason + Haywood is defintely fair value, even if you factor in the divison rival factor.
  3. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The House that Bruce Built

    Dalton was around and they had the ammo to get him with 2 2nd round picks and a 3rd to play with at the time. They could have also traded down further, picked up another 2nd and change, and picked him late 1st. Kaep was also available, and Kaep is a good QB, thoug he's getting unfairly blamed for the 49ers relatively poor start (that entire team has fallen off a cliff kinda). You could have taken a shot with Colt McCoy as well, who isn't very very good but he would have been a reasonable developmental prospect without the benefit of hindsight. Shanahan appeared to be whollly uninterested in developing a young QB to be quite honest. Why else would you walk onto a 4-12 team and trade a 2nd for Donovan McNabb? Why would you go into 2011 with Beck, Grossman and NOBODY ELSE as your QBs? Beck and Grossman are okay for a rebuilding team that just drafted Andy Dalton or Colin Kaepernick and doesn't want to throw their rookie into the fire right away. Why else would you run triple option **** and get your franchise QB killed? Why would you send him out as a ****ing wide reciever? Why would you spend a bunch of picks on an ubertalented but somewhat raw spread QB then draft a "pro ready" QB in the 4th? All of this stuff seems to scream "I ain't got time to develop no damn quarterback". RGIII was basically our only shot at salvaging the QB situation during Shanny's tenure, unless we have a crystal ball with one prediction saying "Draft Russell Wilson" that Shanny forgot about. And please don't say Nick Foles. System QB who needs elite OL play and the opposing defense to ignore him to stop McCoy.
  4. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    If I had my wish, Ted Leonsis would sell all his teams immediately. He's one of the worst owners in sports, and he's damn lucky he lucked into Ovie and Wall. Imo, Danny is a lot better than him, because while Danny tends to suck at hiring competent managers, he actually wants to win a title and cares about the team's performance. Ted Leonsis literally does not care about winning beyond what's required to get fans in the seats and buzz in the media. He's a marketing guy, his expertise is not in building things, but in trying to market mediocre products with gimmicks and glitz.
  5. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The House that Bruce Built

    Yeah, I'm getting a bit scared now. Jay Gruden is a good hire on his merits - but so was Kyle Shanahan. Haslett as DC obviously scares me. I'm worried that Allen is a classic nepotist, and someone who's not results-based. That was the problem with Shanny, and I hope it won't be a problem with Bruce.
  6. The Robert Griffin Experience

    Draft Simulator Makes YOU the GM....Try your hand at selecting players for the Skins!

    Your score is: 3574 (Drafting Ability: A-, Player Quality A, Future Draft Picks: N/A) Your Picks: Round 2 Pick 28 (ATL): Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois (A-) Round 3 Pick 23: A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State (B+) Round 3 Pick 26 (G.B.): Bacarri Rambo, FS, Georgia (A) Round 3 Pick 30 (ATL): B.W. Webb, CB, William & Mary (A) Round 4 Pick 22: David Bakhtiari, OT, Colorado (B+) Round 5 Pick 21: Adrian Bushell, CB, Louisville (A) Round 5 Pick 29: Chris Gragg, TE, Arkansas (A-) Round 6 Pick 23: JJ Wilcox, SS, Georgia Southern (A) Round 7 Pick 22: Braden Brown, OT, Brigham Young (A) Would have took more WRs had they been there, but didn't wanna reach either.
  7. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    The problem with RealGM is that you have what is the equivalent of a bunch of leech doctors and folk doctors pretending that they know more than the people who study modern medicine. hands11 pretty much does no actual analysis and just spouts off based on his gut tells him, but he says it in this jivey way that makes him seem like some old basketball sage, lol.
  8. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Maybe. It's entirely possible that without RGIII, we're looking forward to next year coming off a 9-7 or 8-8 season with a young core of Morris Clairborne, Jonathan Martin and Russell Wilson. Not that I'd trade RGIII for all those guys combined twice over, but this team was on the right track long before he traded for RGIII. The point is, Ted Leonsis is bad at running pro sports franchises, and loves to pretend he's good at it, and vomits spin about how brilliant he is. Also, the thing with the Harden situation is that Harden is already a top 15, maybe a top 10 player, who's 23. I've seen enough from Beal that he MIGHT be that good. But Harden already is that good. Also I think we should trade Wall. He provided a nice spark coming back but the fact is, he seems totally dependent on a healthy Beal, he will demand the max, and giving him the max is a franchise-crippling move. If Wall + Nene can get expirings and a lottery pick, I do it. Wall's a bust (given his draft spot and the expectations given and the pre-draft hype - remember when Rose was his FLOOR?), let's not mince words. He's an incredible athletic talent and he's a great passer, but he's a terrible shooter and his basketball IQ is below-average, and we can't toss a max contract at him hoping he'll mature into an elite player.
  9. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    So is it significant that of the 3 teams Ted Leonsis currently owns (granted it's early for the Caps), all 3 of those teams are currently the worst teams in their respective leagues record-wise? It's funny how we've ripped on Danny for so long, but Ted Leonsis is several orders of magnitude more inept. And he's so much easier to hate, because of his Mitt Romney-esque ability to completely ignore reality and continue to regurgitate spin. Ted was lucky he lucked into Ovie and Backstrom to make people think he knew what he was doing.
  10. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I'd find a way to package Wall to get rid of Nene. and hopefully get a lottery pick out of it. Or maybe even another lottery pick for next year. I'd see if I can make a Ves and Crawford package into something. Ves is 7 feet tall and has a few skills and is fairly athletic, can't we get something for him? Basically: Wall + Nene for Dragic, Dudley and Brown + Top 3 protected Suns pick which turns into unprotected in 2014 Probably not the best return for Wall, but we get useful players and a potentially high pick. Vesely and Crawford for a draft pick maybe? I'm not a fan of Crawford's style. Maybe Ves and Crawford to the Lakers for Blake and Ebanks and their midrounder. We keep Seraphin and Beal. With this deal we'd end up with most likely 2 high lottery picks. I'd draft Noel and Alex Len with those picks. Hopefully we've invested in real player development. Or Noel and Muhammad if we end up with #2 and #4 or something. Our 2013 roster would be: Dragic/Blake Beal/Shannon Brown Muhammad/Dudley Noel/Seraphin Seraphin/Okafor It'd be a few years before we'd get out of cap hell, but that's going to be a nice young team in 2 years, with lots of cap money to play with, and if we go with Len, a really formidable group of big men. Sadly, that team will likely be too good for Wiggins or Parker, probably good enough to win 30 games, especially if Beal turns out to be as good as Harden is now, and Noel lives up to his potential.
  11. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    The incompetence of the Wizards deserves its own 30 for 30. Also, I'm still bitter about what Ernie did to Gil - Gilbert in his prime was a championship-level player and we not only built a crappy team around him that amplified, not masked his flaws, we ruined his career after that.
  12. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I think Wall can still be better than Russell Westbrook - not quite the scorer, but a significantly better passer and a guy who can guard 1s, 2s and even some 3s. Harden's talent isn't the kind of talent that pops off the screen like Wade/Kobe/LeBron, but he's an above-average athlete with excellent fundamentals and is just incredibly efficient. What's encouraging is that while his efficiency, while down from last year, is still quite high. 58% TS% on 28% usage rate playing 39 MPG on a fast paced team is really, really good with not even a credible 2nd option around him is really good. Nene is injured half the time, but Seraphin could pick up the slack to an extent. And yeah, I think that forcing yourself to be bad doesn't really work well. There's not always (more like very rarely) a superstar you can trade your assets for, and the superstar FAs won't want to come to your city if you're not winning or you don't have a guy with personal ties to other stars. Look at what's happened to Dallas, they tried to get superstars but got rebuffed multiple times despite being a big market. Now they're just saying "forget it, we got ourselves a ring, let's just play out Dirk's career with 50 win seasons as long as he can produce". And the thing with sucking is that you can't assume that the fans will stay interested or the revenue will keep coming in. You have to build your brand in the city, you have to keep the kids interested, because kids are loyal more to winning than to city unless their parents are diehards. When I went to high school, there were actually very few Redskins fans, a bunch were Ravens fans, a bunch liked the Eagles, a few liked the Falcons with Vick or, they were from other areas and kept their home allegiances - and this was literally about 30 minutes driving distance from FedEx itself! Eventually you have to start being somewhat of a factor, you have to build some kind of buzz, otherwise your team will be moribund like the Clippers until you DO get that franchise guy.
  13. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    More or less. It's so hard to get to first tier, it's almost pure luck. Unlike in the NFL, where you can become a contending franchise just by making one balls of steeI move like trading a 3 first round draft picks for a guy who you think will revolutionize the NFL, or by drafting a stud QB with your top pick and building an effective system around him, or even just by drafting really well in every round and building a beastly defense with a game manager QB, doing it in the NBA is so up to chance that it's impossible to really plan. What if the Clips don't win the lottery and can't get Blake? What if the Thunder DO win the lottery and pick Oden? The Bulls had a ~1% chance of getting Derrick Rose. What if the Lakers weren't the marquee franchise of the NBA and couldn't get Shaq (and allegedly Kobe) just by being where they were? Yes, skill is involved, but the skill is really maximizing the impact of your luck. In our case, we had a chance to build a title contender when we had Gilbert Arenas, who was a bonafide first tier superstar talent-wise but we never invested the resources to work around his flaws or the coaching to correct them. Sure you can be like the Celtics and trade for all your stars, but that was really a once in a decade opportunity. If we make this move, our ceiling is 50 wins and maybe an ECF once in a while. Wall would be a solid 18/11 PG with above-average, sometimes excellent D, Harden would be a 23-25ppg lead scorer, and we'd have a solid frontcourt and good role players. I'll take that. I will be fair, this is exactly the kind of deal you keep your cap flexibility for, but that's not what we're arguing.
  14. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Honestly, could LeBron get that Houston team to 50 wins? That team outside Harden is about as bad as the teams Kobe in his prime had to work with. I doubt prime Dirk could. Maybe KD could? CP3 had sub 50 win seasons with better teams than that. KG got 50 wins out of awful talent but those Rockets don't even have anybody as good as Szcerbiak. Didn't Wade have a 15 win season? I'd say the only guys I can think of in the last decade that could win a lot of games with the talent Houston has is current LeBron, maybe prime KG, prime Duncan, and maybe prime Kobe depending on the strength of the conference. I've gotten over my hate for LeBron, but I just can't care about the NBA anymore. All the crappy super-teams, the fact that this country's system of basketball training and development is broken to the nth degree (even the crappiest NFL and MLB teams have star players, I mean, even in 2009 we still had Fletch and Rak) , the utter lack of parity in the NBA (5 teams need to be contracted to be quite honest so that there's more talent to go around) and the broken salary structure, and the fact that the Wizards are plagued by management worse than anything we've had ever, and it's just hard to care. If only Arenas hadn't gotten hurt.
  15. The Robert Griffin Experience

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Title contention? No. But could we win 50 games with a healthy Wall, Harden and Nene? Maybe. And then, what else do we do? Wish upon a star that Beal can put up 25 ppg on .580 TS%? Hope that somehow someone better than Harden is up for trade in 2 years when Ariza and Okafor are expirings? Hope that we get Wiggins or one of the other studs in this draft? For all we know, we could end up with the 6th pick again. Think of it this way, the Grizzlies won 46 games two years ago, and were on a 50 win pace last year, and they don't have a single player on that roster better than Harden. And it's not like Harden is a particularly old player either. And the Rockets are around .500 because they thought that getting the Asian fanbase was more important than winning, and they lost most of their good players in the offseason. Right now the Rockets are 22nd in DRTG and 11th in ORTG. The Wizards are 12th in DRTG and 30th in ORTG. And that Houston team has shockingly little talent around Harden - their second best player is either Chandler Parsons or Omer Asik. A healthy Nene is better than every non-Harden player on that team. Hell, Seraphin might be better than every non-Harden player on that team. Better defensively to be sure. Wall is definitely better than every non-Harden player on that team. Yes, the trade probably puts a hard ceiling on our win total, unless Harden takes even more of a step forward, but in a league with so few true superstar players, that's the best you might be able to get.