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  1. you are right. But going by those close to the source, look at our training and medical staff over the last 2 years and look what has happened to our team with injuries. It's absurd. Truth be said, my family was season ticket holders from 1962-2002 and I've seen it all as I went to every game. I have been battling an incurable cancer (multiple myeloma) for the past 10 years and my body is getting tired much like my wanting 1 more Super Bowl. I am sickened by the constant (issues) and FO decisions that keep delaying playoffs. Always something! Tired of the excuses and talk of building a winning future that has never come. My selfish reasons are why I want Trent on the field as he is the best LT in the NFL and am sick of stupid decisions like getting rid of Swearinger on a knee jerk reaction and then Gruden questioning himself about making it clear to him about tightening his lips. We could have gotten something in trade value at least but I liked Swearinger for his spunk, fire and desire to win. Selfish reasons, I want playoffs this year and we will definitely not get there with this line and without Trent. My last year of hoping and if not, I'm done as a fan until major changes are made. Maybe the stands need emptying to get the point across as nothing else has worked.
  2. I think we are forgetting how good Trent is and that most all players get injured. How many Redskins players In the history of our franchise, were considered the #1 player and the best at his position of all 32 teams? He is definitely the best player on our O-line and the core of our O-line strength....Pay him and stop wasting years of trying to build. We just signed a 36 year old in Penn to take his place? Trent is 31 and Bruce wants to nitpick the best LT in the NFL??? Give Trent what he deserves contract or not as he has earned it and keep building around him. When will the FO get it together?...years and years of losing but then you see what a man like Dorsey can do with a 1 win and 33 loss team over 2 years and they can compete for their division now. I am sure Trent wants to leave, but think what this will start when you hear Kerrigan, Shreff, Payne, Allen all start saying the same when their contracts are almost up. This will effect all of our players....It's time to change the consistent problem of losing and that is with Allen and Snyder's decisions. Fire Allen and pay Trent what he deserves. Winning is now and not always something for the distant future that never gets realized. How many of you fans can go to work and fail constantly without getting fired. Are we winning yet year after year? Why? Is our fan base shrinking?, yes and more each year. Wait till you see the stands if Trent doesn't play...a few early losses and the stands will empty the Burgundy and Gold and be filled with visiting teams jerseys like last year. Watch what happens if Trent doesn't play....it won't be pretty.
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    Reuben Foster carted off on 2nd snap of OTA's

    So we need to count on an injury prone Hamilton and good luck with him playing 16 games. While Foster's injury was caused by stepping on another players foot, there seems to be something terribly wrong with the Redskins strength and conditioning programs. 2 straight years of season ending injuries that more than double other teams averages. How many feet get stepped on during the year by all the teams and yet we lose a vital player on the 2nd play of OTA's. This is the start of the 3rd year of disastrous injuries and something has got to change immediately before the year is blown before the season even starts. We are definitely doing something wrong and it has not gotten better. Our players are not in physical shape to withstand stepping on someone's foot and falling. Enough is enough with this staff and its strength and conditioning program as our players continue to get serious injuries even without hard contact yet. Overworked and pushed too fast or underworked, something is not right. I'm not an expert, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this is not just bad luck or bad breaks....not with just about half the team on season ending injuries for 2 years in a row and starting off like this again. Just my humble opinion.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I totally agree with your points that Bruce will dig us deeper and also taking the hit with Alex. Draft the QB from Duke as I watched 4 of his games and he can compete with rookie pay and we suffer one season, and we are done. Also move on from Reed as his salary is too much for a few games a year. When he plays, he's playing hurt anyways. Draft O-linemen, DB, TE and QB. The big mistake was letting Swearinger go for nothing. That hurt our poor D backfield even more. I hate to say it but I wish they would have gone after G Williams as our Defensive Coord. I would even offer Callahan the HC job to keep from losing him as he is a miracle worker with the O-line....he could hire an offensive coord and Williams for the defense. McVay was the loss who should have been promoted to HC but Bruce isblind to everything football related. It seems he's staying put so I won't be going to the games anymore and will just watch the tv occasionally.
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    Redskins Cut DJ Swearinger!

    Last time I checked, he was rated as the #11 safety in the NFL and just made it to the pro bowl as an alternate...but who needs pro bowl talent anyway? We are teaming with those in our defensive backfield. Just ask Gruden.... we are so stacked in the D backfield and overall depth at all positions with pro bowl talent, that we don't need to seek any compensation or draft picks. Swearinger was so poor in talent and attitude that The Cardinals jumped to have him on their team AGAIN. They knew how terrible he was when he left the team and they jumped ay the chance to sign him so they could get him back as he was sooo bad. They had to protect their last place finish in the NFC West and knew signing him would help them achieve last place again, but what do they know. The Redskins are familiar with earning last place but Swearingers knowledge was noticed by our astute staff and he might prevent us from getting last place next year. He had to go....he knew more than the coach and that might get us closer to 1st place...Good thing we have Gruden and B Allen to keep us at the bottom and get rid of the players who want to win. Such a crazy game!....its so hard to see the sneaky good players that try to undermine our goal to fail.... Good riddance DJ. Your desire to win, playing with all your heart, above average talent, and being a pro bowl alternate pick are not wanted or needed here. If you would have just kept quiet and taken your losses for the team, and be a real loser, you might have been able to stay a part of this constantly declining franchise. You could have enjoyed a future of being another face in the crowd, unknown by all and judged by those who did know you, as a loser. But you blew it. Your intelligence and pro bowl talent were exposed and now you had to go. If you can, see if you can talk Trent Williams, Scherff, Jonathan Allen , Payne, Kerrigan and a few others to go with you....I feel they are not taking losing seriously and we don't need more of that. We are destined to be in the NFL Hall of Fame, the National Football Losers HOF and Gruden, B Allen and Snyder will get us there!
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    Redskins Cut DJ Swearinger!

    I totally agree Joeken 24. Love hate relationship is what this team and FO gives you to work with. You want to stay a die hard fan but they keep putting out the manure year after year. dav87sc said "the expectation is for players to do what the coaches say, right or wrong" Well, there is the problem as he did what the coaches expected ….over and over again with negative results....surprised it was only 4 times that he expressed displeasure....I expressed it many more! Swearinger wanted to win badly and tried to get them to listen but was ignored and he kept playing as the coaches directed with the same idiotic results. I would be frustrated too....as he stated that our talent wasn't as bad as the results were showing and he knew why. The guy gave his heart and desire to win and even with the negative results, he ranked #11 in the NFL for safeties and made the Pro bowl as an alternate. He must have a little knowledge of what is happening on the field. I won't forget him yelling and waving Norman to move up on his receiver during the Texan's game with 3rd and 9 to go, and Norman played back and was beaten on a 12 yd. pass for a 1st down ( just like 8 out of every 10 times) that extended the drive for a TD. His reaction showed his desire to win. Our staff's ego did not allow his input and advice and he realized he was sailing with a ship of fools, but was man enough not to accept losing without a fight. It is our loss again due to ego's and ignorance....it shouldn't take long to realize how many times we can't stop 3rd and long or how to close a game out. Week 16 of another year and were still going back to look at game film as we have corrections to make. After all these years, is this ever going to stop and will we ever be properly prepared for a game? Another thing, if Swearinger was sooo bad, why did the Cardinals jump on the chance to take him back? A new team... Ok... but a team he recently played with??? They knew what they lost before and he must be doing something right. One thing for sure, our coaches sure as heck don't know and Swearinger was right in my book to call it for what is was and be fed up with the ignorance if they didn't want to listen. What ever happened to "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me", and shame on me and shame on me, and over and over. Congrats Gruden for keeping your pride and ego intact and losing us a pro bowl talent because your defensive coach is clueless. We don't need pro bowl talent in our defensive backfield....were good, our record proves it, as well as the withering attendance. I'm not one to burn my jerseys, but I think after this move, I might wipe with it. How long does this joke go on? It's Vinny Round 2. The Redskins Rule: When the coaches don't know what they are doing with the talent they have, don't tell anyone and go down with the ship....keep quiet and remember that we need to get paid every year....its a business decision! Yeah send them our way Belichick...we are worse than Cleveland now...Bang!
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    Redskins Cut DJ Swearinger!

    The damage done is not so much losing the 11th ranked safety who emotionally hated to lose and gave 110 percent on the field. We could move on without him as we don't need quality above average DB's on this squad....cough, cough...but to not suspend him for the last game and try to get something for him was absolutely insane, but par for the idiot knee-jerk decisions our staff makes. The real damage is that player morale dropped another notch and some of the 2019 Skins will be playing for paychecks only as it will be business only. The tweets from some of the players show that Swearinger was well liked and they were shocked to say the least. What he stated had merit and truth and showed there was a division between players and coaches on this staff. How Swearinger expressed it was wrong but not worth being cut...we need pro bowl talent even if it is being an alternate. The coaches don't have thick skin at this point. after a soon to be 7-9 season in Gruden's 5th year....The fans are sick of it, home attendance is proof and the last thing coaches need at this point is the players jumping on the bandwagon pointing out their mistakes. Keeping Gruden next year will be more of the same again and will possibly be worse. Kudos to Cleveland and their owner for having a better record than us and a quick turnaround from a winless team and making a coaching change mid-season. That how you do it....something our owner/ coaches don't grasp. Should have promoted McVay last year. Should have done a lot of things different. You know its bad when players tell you they don't practice hard which leads to more injuries, and especially bad when players come off the field during a game and tell you what is happening and what will work or not work and then get ignored, only to result in the coaches being wrong. Look what happened with Aaron Rodgers/ McCarthy with disagreements and where is the coach now, Look how the Ram's players love McVay as he respects their input and listens and is described as a players coach by the players who surround him.
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    Redskins Cut DJ Swearinger!

    Now the players and even Trent Williams are at a loss. This move was past stupid and will be the biggest mistake this year. It will cause more damage from a player morale issue than anything that occurred this year. The Redskins players will only be focused on the business side next year and this team is headed for worse days to come. Cleveland has a better record and made more right moves this last year than Allen and Gruden have accomplished over the last 5.
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    Redskins Cut DJ Swearinger!

    Wish I could triple love this post......shows how it will hurt the Redskins from a player morale view. I like many, loved his fire and desire to win. FIRE Gruden and Allen for destroying this team.....,..you just lost Trent and others trust.
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    Redskins Cut DJ Swearinger!

    At least Swearinger said what had merit and desired to win.....but the move was totally wrong....waste of talent that we could have received something for instead of just cutting him....11th rated safety and watch him be get picked up ASAP. Another Idiot move!!!
  11. well, point is no pass to middle. memory remembers 2 sideline passes , one being around 15-20 yds eating up precious seconds into coverage. Middle open and time to spike on 2nd down. will look at the last few minutes again
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    Redskins Cut DJ Swearinger!

    So we keep a prima donna CB with a mouth and cut the Safety that ranks 11th in the NFL because of his mouth about poor coaching decisions...when what he said had merit in exposing them? Keep the poor coaches and discard the talented players....another reason why Cleveland stands with a better record than us...
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    Redskins Cut DJ Swearinger!

    Stupid is not a good enough word to describe the Coaching and FO moves. Swearinger was only speaking the truth and had the fire and drive to want to win. This staff needs to go as this is the straw that broke the camel's back.....Can't even discipline him. Just cut him and get nothing for an 11th rated safety...another example of the inept decisions this FO makes. Swearinger didn't like losing and wasn't going to accept it laying down.....unlike Gruden, Snyder and Allen. What he was saying had merit but the coaches were too stupid to listen. The attendance will keep dropping until it is occupied only by the visiting team's fans. Soon Snyder will have to sell this franchise after it is totally ruined by his decisions. What a joke that Cleveland has a better record from being winless for almost 2 years....think things are being done right in DC? Seriously think about that! I agree with you KillBill26, except I am not allowed to express properly the words to describe this latest move. KC needs him badly!
  14. For every good game, we get 2 bad ones. Too much inconsistency under Gruden to keep him. One of his faults is not holding players accountable for their errors and this being voiced by the players themselves, can add to the teams woes. If we want to get to the playoffs consistently, a change needs to be made. You get 0 points for being competitive and having losing records year after year. Bring in new life with the young talent we have now. Let the drunks, and oft injured players go and stop wasting roster spots. Get some players who desire to excel and put in the hard work to succeed. It's sad when a 4th string QB, years removed from the game, comes in with a rookie line with only days of practice and whose few remaining vets are hobbled and performs better that the starter and his backup. Something is terribly wrong with this staff after 5 years. The only superstar is Callahan the Line coach...he is a miracle worker.
  15. Yes, he did a better job this week and ran the ball more to keep drives going....too bad his pass defense is pathetic as it cost another loss. This 4th string QB has played better than all the other QB's this year.