Alcoholic Zebra

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  1. Alcoholic Zebra

    Greg Manusky Why Isn't He Fired Yet?

    I think talented IDL guys should spend some time 1 gapping. If they're talented (and ours are), give them opportunities to wreck the play before it begins. We have 3 talented IDL, rotate which ones 1 gap, and the defense won't know exactly how to block the IDL every play. If all we do is 2 gap, then we have to be perfect up front, as the o-lines blocking schemes will always be sound. If we 1 gap on occasion, there's a chance the o-lines schemes fail. We aren't giving offenses the opportunity to screw up without us doing anything. You know who should be really good at some 1 gapping? Daron Payne. Alabama let him do that in 1 game and he dominated. His timed 10 yard split at the combine was Aaron Donald fast
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    Greg Manusky Why Isn't He Fired Yet?

    Against that defense? I mean, it's football, any given sunday and whatnot...but the Bears D is too good.
  3. Cowboys fans seem to say he a) sucks and b) has a terrible attitude. So I'm in the "Say No to Taco" camp.
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    Greg Manusky Why Isn't He Fired Yet?

    Pro Football Reference just released some new Defensive Stats. From my count, only 9 times has a non Line-of-scrimmage guy been sent on a blitz. I believe we've faced 71 pass dropbacks. On 71 pass attempts, we've sent a total 9 unexpected pass rushers (LB, CB, S, etc). Let's compare this to a well known good defense, the Baltimore Ravens. On 78 pass attempts, the Ravens have sent a total of 50 unexpected pass rushers. 78 plays P.S. Something to note, that could be 9 blitzes total, or a blitz could send multiple extra guys. A Cover-0 blitz might send 3 (or 4) unexpected pass rushers on a single play. So we can't tell how often each team has blitzed, just average number of unexpected pass rushers per passing play. Redskins average - 0.127 unexpected pass rushers per passing play Ravens average - 0.641 So, the Ravens are 5 times as likely to send an unexpected pass rusher than we are. Now the Ravens played an awful Miami team, and they probably have their numbers inflated because of that. Let's compare that to the two teams that just beat us. Eagles - 0.371 unexpected blitzers per passing play. (89 passing plays, 33 unexpected rushers) Cowboys - 0.23 unexpected blitzers per passing play. (87 passing plays, 20 unexpected rushers) The team we're about to play also has the same numbers as the Cowboys: Bears - 0.23 unexpected blitzers per passing play. (87 passing plays, 20 unexpected rushers) TL;DR Any way you shake it, in 2019 the Redskins have not brought the heat.
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    Case Keenum Named Week 1 Starter

    Yeah, that aligns with my thoughts as well. Jones is more pro-ready, but I think he's limited as a player. I didn't think he was capable of throwing out-routes in the pro's, as he was struggling with that in college. I don't think he can reliably throw Cover 2 beaters down the sideline. I think the well coached defenses will make things too difficult for him. Ultimately, best case scenario for him, I think he can win a Super Bowl, but only if his overall team is pretty good, and his match-ups in the playoffs favor him. I don't think he's capable of being a year-in-year-out threat for his team to go on playoff runs. Worst case scenario for him, I don't think he's a out of this league in 4 years bust, but rather a journeyman who bounces around for more than a decade.
  6. Minkah's not a shutdown corner. He's a DB who can play every position, but most notably Slot, FS, and SS extremely well. You want him reading the offense and being around the ball. You don't want him on an island, that's not playing to his strengths. To put it another well, Minkah is a better version of Jimmy Moreland. Is it possible to have two of those guys on the field at the same time? If it works...that'd be some serious playmaking.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Cowboys

    All of the negatives have been well covered, so I'm going to put a new slant on things (slightly). This team did something it hasn't done for awhile the offense clicked in the 2nd half. We had 3 drives in the 2nd half and they went: Touchdown, turnover on downs, touchdown. That's surprisingly good. With a defense that plays better, it's not unreasonable to expect us to score another time or two if we were given more drives in the 2nd half.
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    Parham looks like a Marques Colston, style of large slot receiver. Except he's even bigger than Colston. As for his abilities to be a TE as his named position...well, yeah, square peg and round hole.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Terry Mclaurin WR Ohio State

    Honest question, are cards like these worth money? I know the rookie cards of players from waaay back when are, but nowadays?
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Eagles

    Ooo, he was looking at him and wanted it. I think he noticed the safety and didn't realize that guy was a playing a little flat footed. Actually wait, maybe he was eyeballing that route because he wanted the safety to get drawn towards him, to open up the deep crosser to McLaurin? I can't tell where exactly he was looking, but his feet start angling for a throw towards the right side of the field before he decides to check it down. Ok, now I think he was checking downfield coverage, saw the corner on the right commit to Richardson, knew a safety was over there so assumed Richardson wouldn't be open deep. Then shifted to his next read, which was Vernon on a wheel route. LB had Vernon, and Vernon also chipped the Edge on his release. So Vernon likely wasn't going to break open regardless. I feel like Keenum should've gone with a different 2nd read, but I don't know progressions on that play and if the Eagles played a normal defense when we were expecting them to do other stuff?
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. Eagles

    Our 1st down runs are predictable. We all know that. What's also predictable now, is apparently we usually run to the right. 13 runs in the game 1st Down: 6 to the right, 1 to the middle, 1 to the left 2nd Down: 3 to the right, 1 to the left 3rd Down: 1 to the middle 12 runs when not in short yardage and 75% of them were to the right? Seriously?
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    Welcome to the Redskins Montez Sweat Mississippi St.

    Reminder, we want an Edge rotation regardless of if Sweat hits the ground running. We want Ryan Anderson to get snaps. Fresh Edge guys in the 4th quarter is how you win games.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Terry Mclaurin WR Ohio State

    "Rely on to make plays with the ball in his hands" Ok, that means they think they've stumbled onto an good YAC guy. Best we've had since Garcon. Mixture of speed, burst, and physical toughness. So he'll have some plays called for him that hopefully aren't just WR screens.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Tylan Wallace, check out the play at 52 seconds: Double move, and sold the initial action well, loads of separation and he high points the ball. He's an example of how loaded this WR class is. I would love Jeudy on this team, but part of me says regardless, we can trade back and still pick up guys like Wallace who would be serious improvements.
  15. I'm sure Perine is a great person and teammate, but Marshall simply looked better and Perine doesn't play on special teams.