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    2019 Undrafted Free agency Thread

    Not saying this is anything to get excited about but he also tore up the EW Shrine Game
  2. I just noticed that the poor there was for size and not speed, although it's on the line with speed. It always confused me how speed could be f Green in one area and then red in the next column.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Hogshaven has a nice article on Jay's love for Haskins. I just finished it and he outlines Jay's praise. Here's the conclusion. but the article is worth a read.
  4. This is the name (along with Robert Davis) that keeps coming to mind when i get excited about a player who was injured. Every year he was so hyped for having size and speed and vision and stuff, but in my opinion he (the old Marshall) is the same as this guy Byron Marshall. Meanwhile we've had guys like Bibbs who play every game and can't get any respect. But i think we cut K. Marshall because he couldn't stay healthy.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Jimmy Moreland CB James Madison

    Yes I do. I think Springs was definitely a top 5 corner when we signed him. I think the same about Hall, especially after the Oakland trade. Rogers and Smoot were probably better as #2 corners next to a good man guy, but they could stick with their man for the most part. Like I said though, if you disagree you can disagree but I have always thought of those players (and our secondary) as the strength of our defense, and they have carried weight for the S position (outside of Sean Taylor). Heck I even thought Breeland was a legit #1 corner before he had his hissy fit. Fast forward to today and I don't think its set but I am confident that our corners can handle most of the not top tier WRs in the league. Now a Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, ODB or even Amari and we may have problems. But I think that Norman (in zone), Dunbar, Monroe and Stroman all had respectable seasons last year. Definitely not great but not a glaring hole that needs to be addressed. And there's so much potential already here. I hope that Moreland can add to that and be a lock down, but if your requirement is that he be a top 3-5 CB then maybe you need to lower your expectations. I just hope he can be a part of the rotation and doing well. But that raises the question of what's the rotation? Norman and Dunbar outside, Monroe in the slot and Moreland as his backup? It'd be interesting to see how this works. Are Johnson and Stroman still in play? What about DRC?
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    Welcome to the Redskins Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Not sure why there's confusion. I'm saying that I hear statements about guys who are the first guy in and last guy out, almost like its a cliche. I'm just saying that it matters more what he does while he's there, not simply that he's there. Robert didn't but Trent did. So did the other Trent (Murphy). Montae got arrested. Ruben got arrested. Twice. Like it or not there exists the possibility for him to hang around with "the wrong crowd". And I mention Robert because Robert frustrated me to the nth degree because he was so set on getting back for week 1 that he wasn't studying videos, he was pulling whatever that was in the video with his knee. There were rumors (and all I can treat them as is rumors) about his work ethic and his willingness to see his bad plays. The RG3 statement wasn't to bring up drugs but I do question his work ethic in terms of footwork, dropbacks, and watching film because thats what beat reporters have said coaches say about him. I referenced Mahomes because he stated that Alex Smith was a great influence to him, just seeing him everyday, what he did, how he did it, the fact that he was there to answer questions and stuff, etc. ( Who said anything about "more chance", I'm just talking about the risks of every player. Heck he has risks of getting injured and other stuff. But just like a father wants his children to choose good friends because those friends will influence his decisions in areas where I (the father) can't. That's all I'm saying here. I really didn't think it was a big deal other than the obvious that hadn't been stated. What you say is true, but if there's a Fred Davis type player on the team or a Ricky Williams type or even a class clown type and is trying to pull Haskins into that direction, I hope that Haskins is chooising to be a guy more like Smith and chooses Smith as a mentor. And I hope that's why we're keeping Smith around and that Smith can be helpful to him. The risk of Haskins taking a bad road may not be any greater but the impacts are. If the second string long snapper gets suspended from the league indefinitely for drugs, then so what we can replace him. But if the franchise QB does, then we have to start over again. Now he could suck and all that but what if he doesn't. RG3 didn't suck. He did get hurt, but he also didn't put in the necessary hours in the film room and in improving his fundamentals. Thats why he had a riff with Shanahan. I have no specific reasons other than that he's human and thus susceptible to human temptations. Honestly, you and I have conversed many times over the years, this type of stuff isn't my MO. I know almost nothing about Haskins, but these are my fears - that the player we saw in college is who we will see in 5 years and he won't continue to get better.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Jimmy Moreland CB James Madison

    Yeah, this seems similar to Danny last year. I think he's faster than Danny though.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Jimmy Moreland CB James Madison

    So, what are like the flaws in Moreland's game? I know he's undersized. But he apparently can play man. Does he gamble too much, is he suspect to double moves, does he turn his head? I'm interested in seeing some training camp battles and even more done Preseason games to see how he plays.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Jimmy Moreland CB James Madison

    I mean, now we're splitting hairs. Yeah i do think that all of them were excellent in man coverage. Some better than others, some with better days but they weren't the problem with our defense. The problem was that we had no line and later that we were running them in a zone scheme that's like cover 3 instead of man.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Rg3 was there, but not watching video and learning to read defenses or how to drop back or how to slide. He was working on his brand, running 40s, and doing promo videos. That's what I don't want. Heck even Campbell didn't work on his slide. Hankins is a great story right now, but I want his best friend to be Alex Smith because Mahomes talks about how simply watching Smith do things he learned how to carry himself as an NFLqb. It's great that Haskins likes watching film until he starts hanging with the wrong person who gets him into illegal drugs or goofing off.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Bryce Love RB Stanford

    I can still see some major moves being made at the TE position. I think we're still looking for somebody to come in and beat out Davis or Sprinkle to help the running game, but I really wonder if the Scherff deal is being held up because we're cap tight. That's not really a thought though because in that case I do think they'd easily cut Davis to clear up some room. That being said, wouldn't signing him clear up room anyway? So this is nothing. As far as our running game, I wonder if Love would be better of a RB with Davis and Reed. If he excels in space, we could do him like we did Thompson 2 years ago and give him a bunch of draw plays on 3 WRs and a TE or 2 WR and 2 TEs.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    On that Rypien advice, it's a cool statement but I'd much rather him be in the film room or working on things with coaches than simply at the facilities. Well, on one hand at least when he's there he's not out doing something criminal but I don't want those videos and stuff making him look too be the prefect athlete. He needs to be good at knowing his flaws and working to fix them. And I don't count his 40 time as one of his flaws.
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    Welcome to the Redskins Jimmy Moreland CB James Madison

    True as this is, we also have stories like Rouller, Ioannidis, Dunbar, JHC, Everett, etc. Is say we're good at developing these young guys. The thing is we often let them compete against one another and we kinda keep the younger person. Harris and Sims is an example. Similar big body undrafted WRs. We developed Harris into a starter and he got a good contract. Now he's been replaced by Sims (among others). I think the way we did Scandrick last year is really confident in our coaching because it showed faith in Hosley, Dunbar, Johnson and Mosley as young guys. I really hope that one can emerge as a number 1 corner so we can move in from Norman, and its still a question of what these guys ceiling is, but we'll see. I disagree with that. If anything we've been getting shutdown corners all along . Champ . Smoot . Springs . Hall . Rogers Now we don't have one but I question if that's because we're playing this hybrid zone thing which is different that our old systems, and maybe that's easier in this new league with all the passing.
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    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I kinda agree with this. I have been preaching this for a while. I remember that Jan Vessley draft because I was preaching for Kawhi all offseason. He had his problems (people considered him a 3&D player, some said he shouldn't be a lottery pick, and he was deemed as a better version of Chris Singleton). So when we got Chris Singleton I thought it was the second best get, but I wanted Kawhi and man I think he would have helped. But you point out a good fact. Al Galdi has been talking about the 20 year history (going down 10 times) and that's depressing. But we've had some good picks and we've found some good players. Heck, look at the Warriors and they've got a lot of out players. Livingston is a baller. I think we need better scouts and more importantly, a GM and front office that listens to the scouts (why does this seem like I'm in a 2005 Redskins draft thread). Word is we wanted Klay Thompson that same year as Kawhi but instead drafted Jan. Klay was the guy that the coaches wanted, but the FO didn't want to overdraft them.