stevemcqueen1

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About stevemcqueen1

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  1. stevemcqueen1

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Eli Manning is the other example. The lesson there I guess is that you need to have an elite OL--those DIehl/Snee/McKenzie/O'Hara offensive lines were elite, arguably the best in the NFL around that time--and an All Timer defensive line. But if you can get that kind of stable on both sides of the trenches, then you can win multiple SBs with an average starting QB. The Matt Ryan line also feels kind of high. He's an MVP winner. I think we should put the line at someone like Matt Stafford instead.
  2. stevemcqueen1

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball Thread

    I've only missed three picks so far. Probably going to get wrecked by the late games.
  3. stevemcqueen1

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball Thread

    Way too many turnovers. Just very loose ball handling.
  4. stevemcqueen1

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball Thread

    Gardner-Webb started playing tight. Need to get back to playing like they've got nothing to lose.
  5. stevemcqueen1

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball Thread

    I should stop picking UVA.
  6. stevemcqueen1

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I understand your point, and I think I agree with you. How incredible would it be for us to get Haskins and break that run of successful first year QB-HC marriages though? This of all organizations. I think showing patience with a coach until he finally got the right QB would be a bigger sign for me of the worm having turned for the Redskins than anything else we could do. When it comes down to it, I don't hate Jay and I don't want to watch another wasted season of awful quarterbacking with nothing to build off of. I just want to watch some excellent football, and I don't really care who the coach is so long as they give me that.
  7. stevemcqueen1

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    If Jay is truly a lame duck with no hope of competing at a SB level, that is depressing. It means we've already lost next season, before taking the field, and that we should have already fired Jay and hired a coach we want to commit to. I'm still hoping we can break the streak and salvage his tenure by getting a great prospect this draft. I like most of this roster and don't want it to be wasted.
  8. stevemcqueen1

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    That's not a 1:1 comparison though. Give me JJ Watt or Von Miller over Ed Reed or Earl Thomas. I also think you're a lot more likely to get a high level of impact from the box safety than you are from the deep safety, and that Kam Chancellor could have been impactful anywhere that uses a box safety. I don't see the deep safety really affecting their level of play, because the box safety is much closer to the LoS and has much more challenging assignments against the run and against the pass they're either playing man coverage or an underneath zone. Harrison Phillips, Derwin James, Honey Badger, Jamal Adams, Keanu Neal, etc. are more impactful and more numerous than the few deep safeties out there able to produce similar value--basically just Eddie Jackson and Kevin Byard last year. And it's also tough not to note the difference in draft range of Jackson and Byard versus the box safeties. That's why I don't completely hate the Landon Collins signing, even though I think we paid way too much for him. He's a lot more talented than any of the box safeties we've had since LaRon, and if used creatively, the position can be like having an extra linebacker. I think you can get by converting a corner who doesn't have the speed to hold up in single coverage to an effective single high/deep safety so long as he's around 200 pounds and has solid play recognition skills. That's what Eddie Jackson is. You can find these guys in the middle rounds.
  9. stevemcqueen1

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I think you're right about the value of the position. It's paramount. Not just because it's tremendously valuable to have a high level passer and the ability to run a high level passing game. But the chief value of having a quarterback is the leadership and stability they provide. That's what truly opens up your window and gives you the opportunity to build on something and compete at the highest level. And it makes everyone's job 100% safer. Several years ago I looked at the SB winners and noticed that the successful QB/HC marriage is the true key to competing at that level. I found that coaches who'd won a SB going back to beginning of the 2000's had either found or inherited their QB in their first season, and they built upon that stability and leadership foundation to compete at an elite level. The only exceptions to this have been Bill Cowher, Brian Billick, and Pete Carroll. Bill Cowher was at least able to get his feet under him with Neil O'Donnell until he eventually got to Roethlisberger, and the Steelers are an unusually stable and patient organization. So what we're trying to do is unique--win a SB with a HC who has failed to find and develop a stable QB marriage as he heads into his sixth season. Jay does not have another year to spare. He's absolutely got to find his QB this offseason if he's going to have any chance of survival.
  10. stevemcqueen1

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    - It's been a minute since I evaluated the round 1 corners, but my takes during the season were that Greedy has the best ceiling as an outside man coverage specialist, but that he had the worst season of the three by far and that he's definitely the weakest in run support and he's not a good fit as a zone corner. Baker is cleaner than Greedy, much tougher, and should be a good fit for any scheme. My take on Murphy was that he is the special one. He's the best of the bunch and I have him tied with Bosa for the sixth best grade in the class. I think he's a Stephon Gilmore-like impact player who is a natural in man coverage but also has the instincts, aggression, and physicality to shine in zone. I think he's a top ten talent and represents extremely high value at 15. In fact, the only guys who could offer more value at 15 are a quarterback, Oliver, or Bosa. Maybe Ferrell, but I have Murphy graded higher than Ferrell--the difference would be made up for in position value. - If we've got a shot at a QB of the caliber of Haskins, then we have got to take it. If you need a QB and you've got a chance at a worthy prospect, you never pass that up. In fact, I don't think you're effort to build a team really starts until you've got the QB. He's the foundation. When you don't have one, the clock is ticking on everyone in your organization and they're just stuck in limbo, unable to genuinely compete or make progress. - I haven't watched any of Adderly's cut ups or games and haven't evaluated him. From what I've read he's kind of a CB/deep safety tweener and Zierlein writes that he has play recognition issues. I don't value the safety position highly in general, particularly not the deep safety spot, which I think is in the same boat as center as the least valuable positions among the regular 22. They have the easiest assignments and are the most replaceable athletes, but you do need strong recognition skills and that makes Adderly a little questionable at the spot for me (assuming Zierlein's right). And I think it's extremely rare to find an Earl Thomas or Kevin Byard who can truly make an impact from the position. I think there is a bit of a market inefficiency at single high safety and that the position tends to get a little overdrafted. We also paid huge money specifically to get a plus talent at box safety. Presumably that means our deep safety is going to have easy assignments in run support where they are basically just going to be running alleys and we can get away with a lesser player there. So I'm not too worried about drafting one early. That said, I think there are a couple of guys offering solid second or early third round value like Deionte Thompson and Thornhill. Chauncey Gardner-Johnson could be another good day 2 to early day 3 option at the position too. He's a ballhawk who gives you that extra value at the position by generating turnovers. He's got 9 career INTs.
  11. stevemcqueen1

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I think he got exposed a bit this season for some soft play and I think he also suffered a little bit from the ready comparison to Fulton. He's still a premium field side man cover talent, but he wasn't as good as Murphy or Baker were this year. In a normal year, Greedy would be pretty high value at 15 and a very satisfying pick. But he's a lot less appealing at 15 to me if Murphy is also on the board. He'd be incredible value in the late first. Part of me still thinks that's very unlikely. Good corners go earlier than people project. I still think there is a chance that Baker, Greedy, and Murphy are all gone by 15, and that it will be the DTs and OLs that get drafted later than people expect.
  12. stevemcqueen1

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I don't agree that the roster is as bad as you are thinking. But to your main point, you don't have to win a SB with a QB on his rookie deal. You open a loooong window when you draft and successfully develop a franchise QB.
  13. stevemcqueen1

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Haskins is better than Fromm and Herbert. Herbert is marginally better than Lock, but Haskins is way better than both. Lawrence is better than all of them, but Murray, Haskins, and Tua are all elite prospects too. I like Murray the best of the three of them, but I don't think it's crazy to prefer Haskins over Murray and Tua. He has a far better body than both of them. They're undersized and will have the specter of missing time due to injury over them every season. People are missing on Haskins, just like they did with Baker and Watson in previous years IMO. He's absolutely worth trading up for if the price is only two firsts and mid round change/players. I had taken him off my radar since I assumed we wouldn't be able to trade up to three (Murray goes one, Josh Allen goes two), but if there is a chance he could fall into our range or three won't cost as much as I thought, then we have to go up and get him. It's easily the most impactful move we can make in this draft. Haskins is a workhorse passer and relentless chain mover. People underestimate the quality when they start nitpicking throws and workouts. It's one of the biggest tells of future success IMO. Confidence and consistency of process from read to throw on every passing down are keys to great quarterbacking. With Haskins , moving the offense down the field was effortless. With Lock and Herbert, and yes Daniel Jones, it's laborious. Ditto for Rosen and Allen from the previous year. You see it played out in the massive difference between their production and Haskins's. I don't think people are acknowledging just how great Hasksin's production was BTW. It was game after game of 40+ throws for 400+ yards and 67% completions or better. Just such an effortless and confident passer. The kid had 50 touchdowns and almost 5000 yards last season. That is nuts for an Urban Meyer QB.
  14. stevemcqueen1

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Losing out is literally this franchise's only hope of ever getting better. Ernie will never build a legitimately good team. It just will not happen. He's a god awful GM in a league where the quality of your GM is almost everything. Firing him is the only chance the team has to get better and yet he will never be fired if he can keep stringing together 40 win seasons. Plus the team needs to hit a home run with this draft pick. The higher the better.
  15. stevemcqueen1

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    That was a disastrous trade and Thibs was a horrible GM. But they're not dead yet. They addressed one of their main problems by firing Thibs. They're going to get a few mulligans due to having one of the premier young talents in the league. All it will take for them is to hang on to KAT and get lucky in free agency by having max cap space when another one of the premier young talents in the NBA hits free agency.