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  1. Dissident2

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I'm going to have to see a really strong offensive performance for four quarters this Sunday not to think that what happened in the first half was somewhat of an aberration based on the fact that the Eagles starters had barely played at all in the preseason and were clearly a bit rusty. The way they shut us down in the second half - on both sides - does not bode well for optimists. Also not throwing in the towel, but I no longer have a towel to throw. Snyder has driven me to "interested observer" status. Looking at the latest and unsurprising list of injuries, seeing that we are outmatched at every skill position, pretty much knowing that our stadium will be overrun with opposing team's fans, knowing that Gruden's record against division opponents is abysmal (only one win against Dallas at home, only 3 wins total since 2014), I'm expecting Mr. T's prediction in the Rocky III fight to ring true on Sunday.
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    Redskins Culture is embedded in the mentality

    Exactly. Hasn't 20 years of crud made that apparent by now? The coaches, players, etc., come and go. One constant remains. That's where the culture - or lack thereof - emanates from. It won't change until he's either gone or he turns over the entire running of the football side of the team to someone with a soul and a brain. Basically he needs to pull a George Costanza and hire exactly the OPPOSITE kind of person he thinks should run the team. I feel for any talented player or coach who ends up in this dungheap of a franchise. It's gotta suck the joy of the game right out of you to have to answer to "people" like Snyder and Allen. It's certainly sucked the joy of the game right out of me to have to watch the same sideshow every year.
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    Question Stupid but Help Please

    Don't expect much to be added to this video after next week.
  4. I don't get it either. At all. How can your best running back (judging from last year) be inactive when Guice has yet to prove anything? Really bizarre. There must be something else going on. For Jay's sake, Guice better destroy today.
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    Jordan Reed Is In Concussion Protocol

    How anyone could fault Reed for this particular incident after the shot he took is mind-blowing, but I don't know why I'm surprised by anything some people do or say these days. Insane. That hit was BRUTAL. Full speed, helmet to helmet. Whoever said he's doing this to "get out of work" (not even going to dignify by going back and finding the name), I'd love to see you go out there and take a shot like that and even stand up again. Yes, Reed has been very injury prone over the years, but this one is totally out of his control. I feel for the guy. You can't take that many shots in your career and come out of it on the other side without problems. I'd prefer he just retire at this point and save himself more misery down the road.
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    The 2019 nfl cuts and who we should be interested

    And yet, his time here produced the only two winning seasons the team has had since 2012. People get too caught up in the black and white when talking about SM. It's assumed you either have to be fully in the "He was god" camp or "He was a drunk failure" camp. There's plenty of room in between. In retrospect, SM was the wrong hire, mainly because of his personal problems, but his hiring was the right idea. What he did bring to the team was something Allen and the previous FO structure never had: a sense of what it takes to build a team, to make guys want to play for you, to make them feel like you actually care about them. That does wonders for a team, even with some bad decisions in the draft. I think the team has actually learned some good lessons from the success they had under SM. He may not have ultimately been the right man for the job, but, despite the stench of BA still permeating the team, they've upgraded some good people like Williams to have more influence and interaction with the players; Most importantly, there's been the rise of Kyle Smith (promoted by Williams in 2017) and the parting of ways with Scott Campbell, etc. Smith's influence has been highly credited for both of the last two draft classes. So yeah, some of SM's top picks haven't worked out. But to call his time here a "failure", given the record during his tenure and the apparently positive changes that came from the experience, is incredibly short-sighted.
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    Really the only one I question a bit is Cam. Know he had some drops last week, but like his size and toughness. He may catch on somewhere else. See what I did there? Glad Samaje is gone. Seems like a good dude, but never saw any production out of him in real games. Also glad to see Doctson gone. What a terrible pick from SM on that one. Guy had all the physical ability but just didn't seem like his heart was in the game from the beginning.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I laughed at that, too. It reminds me of a line from a Chris Farley/Adam Sandler sketch on SNL when Sandler says, "Each word more useless than the next." I'm surprised he didn't say, "We're in full ala mode right now."
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    It really hurts to see the terrible special teams performances year after year for a guy like me who grew up in an era when the Redskins were SYNONYMOUS with incredible special teams year in and year out. I remember taking a lot of pride in that as a fan. Last two weeks make it look like this season could be the worst that unit has ever been. Which is saying quite a lot.
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    That's today's Redskins for ya. Missing dudes who suck.
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    Insert two-word review of Spinal Tap's "Shark Sandwich" album here.
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    Apologies if I missed this, but why isn't Guice playing? Thought he was good to go.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    One that got me the most was the Bills fan saying, "I'm tired of all these bandwagon fans", lol.
  14. At around 6 minutes in, I gotta know who the reporter is who gave us this amazing moment: "When you have a pick-six like that, is it just kind of like heartbreaking, or do you, 'Oh well, this just is a learnington'? You know?" A learnington. I smell Pulitzer.
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    For some reason known only to a rogue band of Chilean monks, Gruden loves the guy. I haven't a clue why. Samaje "Zero yards in a cloud of dust" Perine endures.