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  1. You seem to want to run a high school offense or play checkers when the NFL is a fast-moving chess game. Playing checkers would fail miserably and you'll blame the coach for a lack of imagination before halftime in week 1 if they tried that. The playbook is fine, the Skins QBs need to understand their NFL playbook and be able to process the field fast enough to be able to throw to the open spot on time. Mastery of this much is table stakes for an NFL QB. McCoy can do it, Keenum did it in Minnesota so he should be able to do it here by opening day and most importantly Haskins shouldn't play until he is able to as well or he'll hurt the team's chances and endanger himself.
  2. I posted some time after his injury that no one should count this guy out because of the seriousness of his injury because Smith like others that have gotten the far in an athletic career are very driven, focused, goal oriented men that are capable of overcoming immense obstacles. I don't know if it will be in 2019 or 2020 but I think he will suit up and play again.
  3. Do actually think the reason Griffin was passed by in DC was Jay didn't like him? I suppose they didn't like Griffin in Cleveland and the rest of the league just didn't like Griffin so he sat home until Baltimore liked him as a backup but since Baltimore drafted the kid from Penn State maybe Griffin is going to be looking for another stop this summer. I think your rush on the field and draft a new guy if he isn't lightening in a bottle coming out of the blocks approach is crazy and I hope the Skins have more sense.
  4. So you want to commit to Haskins, I believe you used that phrase commit to Haskins, by playing Haskins right away with a reduced package so we can find out right away whether Haskins is going to workout in 2019 so if the early returns are not good we can bail on him and draft another one in 2020? Yikes!
  5. Apparently, you want 2012 over again, not me I ALWAYS KNEW how it would end because i'd seen multiple running QBs get killed in the NFL before Griffin was born. Thankfully, the Redskins do not want 2012 again either since they drafted a guy who played in the pocket in college and isn't fast enough to be a dual threat. Judging by their pick they are actually hoping for 2015 again when a starter thrived running a real NFL offense because they drafted a guy physically suited for that role. Cousins ran a pro-style offense for three years in college so even in limited play as a rookie it was evident he understood what he was supposed to do but Haskins doesn't come in with that level of preparation.
  6. I cannot agree with you. First, I don't want the team to cast Haskins as the starter like they did Griffin. Second, I don't want the Skins to dummy down their WCO in order to rush Haskins on the field. I want them to prepare Haskins for the opportunity to become the starter when he is ready, when he is ready to run a WCO, which may not be this season. I don't know what we have in Haskins but he has very limited experience as a 1 year college starter in what Cooley described as a very simple scheme. It will be a big step to ingest and operate the Redskins offense and Haskins should be given the time to learn it. We don't want Haskins thrown in before he's ready and standing clueless in the pocket like Griffin did waiting to see a receiver break open because he doesn't understand things well enough to anticipate and throw to the open spot on time. The Skins have 2 veteran QBs on the payroll to start in 2019 and hopefully Keenum takes the lead and Dwayne Haskins gets a chance to absorb the thick playbook and complicated NFL defensive schemes in the safety of the film room, practice field and sidelines until he understands enough to have a fighting chance of performing decently. This of course assumes he will have a functioning OL to protect him, sadly that wasn't the case in Washington the last two seasons and may not be again this year.
  7. Veryoldschool

    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    Sitting on the bench? It has been Trent Williams sitting on the bench, Moses was there when he wasn't playing with 2 gimpy ankles and last year Scherff got hurt also. Had we drafted 2 or 3 OL high with the first picks as I wanted I think they would be starting by midseason in 2019. On the other had Snyder and company could be right, it could happen sometime, it's possible some year, why not this year.
  8. Veryoldschool

    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    Yup, I expect an OL collapse also, a hat trick. I'll be surprised if it doesn't go this way, very pleasantly surprised. I expect the OL will collapse again and my head will explode shortly after Halloween if not before. Another point, let's remember even before the rash of injuries this past two seasons the OL was a weak run blocking group. They never had the confidence and power to just drive the ball near the goal line. When healthy this line can pass block well, that is its strength but healthy? Why should we expect them to be able to play 16 games? I can only conclude from their decisions that the owner and his senior advisors see things much differently. They should know a lot more. All we fans get to see are the games whereas they have doctor and trainer reports, practices, detailed film studies and professional coaching analysis and all the rest to help them understand what they have and what they need. Surely they know a lot more about this than the rest of us. I should have confidence they know what they are doing but after 20 years of Snyder, I expect them to be wrong.
  9. Veryoldschool

    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    Who needs a healthy, functioning OL in 2019? Not the Redskins, they are content to say they got a great one under contract and those debilitating injuries in 2017 & 2018 on the OL were just bad luck and worse luck that it has a occurred on multiple seasons. Nothing to worry about. Such a freaky occurrence couldn't possibly happen again and of course why worry about it since the bus station is full of big eaters that can stand in for an NFL OL in a pinch. Let's focus on what's really important and talk about the great single-season Haskins had at OSU and how they drafted Haskins without moving up in the draft, now that's how winning off the field is done!
  10. Veryoldschool

    ESPN: Eagles Sign Wentz to $128 Million Extension

    Philly has really made a huge commitment to Wentz, really huge. First, they pick him the guy that has gotten himself injured two years in a row over a Super Bowl championship QB. Foles didn't just game manage his way through the playoffs he led the Eagles to a championship and nearly did it again. I think I would have traded Wentz and gone with Foles. As for the contract, that is what starters get paid these days whether they can stay healthy or not.
  11. Veryoldschool

    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    Amen! Imagine if those 4 high picks had been invested in quality OL instead.
  12. Veryoldschool

    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    I prefer to think of the Skins 5-3 with two or three talented young linemen opening holes for running backs and protecting a game Case Keenum but the ownership went another direction. Sweats will make things tougher on opposing QBs. I've seen him play and he is disruptive. I don't know what to expect from Haskins and McClaurin. I saw Haskins play only once and it wasn't one of his better games, we will have to see but I don't even want him on the field if the OL is depleted in 2019 like they were in 2017 & 2017.
  13. Veryoldschool

    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    This makes no sense at all because results are only real measure of decisions. I said before the draft they should use the first three picks on the OL and I say so now. If the OL breaks down again in 2019 I was right and the FO and you wrong.
  14. Veryoldschool

    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    "They can't stay healthy." That says it all because of what value is a fragile OL? It doesn't matter how big their contracts are when they are sitting on the bench watching bus station guys play.
  15. Veryoldschool

    The current status of the Redskins o-line.

    Let's talk again in November. If the OL is performing your view of things will make some sense to me but if as I fear the OL is manned by bus station guys again than I am going to feel the FO is full of it and I was right. Without an functioning OL you really don't have a chance in football.