BatteredFanSyndrome

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  1. BatteredFanSyndrome

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I’d love for that to be something we can pin on Bruce, but other than Sanchez being terrible and cheap, this doesn’t smell like a Bruce move. If I had to guess, Jay was convinced into Sanchez by Cavanaugh and O’Connell, due to their familiarity with him. He may have looked better in shorts as well.
  2. Ding, ding, ding. I’d add to that though, that for a lot of us it was also merely the fact that we’d finally found someone that can start at QB. And a lot of the criticism on him particularly in the beginning, like it or not, was from a certain segment of the butthurt fanbase. It grew from there no doubt with the letdown to end 2016. Once Bruce sold him up the river in 2017, it only created more folks that didn’t like him. In summary, it starts and ends with Bruce, but a lot of it is just the fanbase picking sides- me included. The best way to sum it up is that I don’t think Kirk is as good as some here seem to think I do, but I also think it’s clear that he’s nowhere near as bad as some of these folks make him out to be.
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    Redskins vs Jaguars Prediction Thread: 2018 Disappointment Superbowl

    God bless anyone still hanging onto scenarios where this team makes the playoffs. I understand Jacksonville is terrible, the Titans aren’t very good, and the Eagles are ho-hum. I understand Josh Johnson put together 2 good drives against a Giants defense that called the dogs off. But I think it’s rather obvious that the Redskins have packed it in and it’s hard to blame them. I expect the Jags defense to have one last glorious moment together at our expense. The talent is there. They were embarrassed badly last week and could pack it in themselves too. But I envision many of those guys salivating about playing this offense. Jags 13 Skins 6
  4. BatteredFanSyndrome

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Likewise. Contrary to popular belief, I desperately want to be a homer. But as I grow older and wiser, it’s become increasingly difficult to get behind them in any fashion. Obviously losIng with regularity plays into that but I loved the Gibbs teams even when we lost. Of course I would get mad, but it didn’t stick with me. There are are so many parallels for me between this team and my former employer. I used to tell anyone who would listen how great our company was and when any bad news came out, I’d immediately downplay it. I could always find ways to rationalize the mistakes. But over time, watching everything deteriorate coupled with learning more and more about those who call the shots, I grew incredibly sour. As a leader, I had to harness my negative feelings and put some semblance of spin on things just to keep our ship afloat. Eventually it got to the point where I was no longer capable of doing that anymore. I could no longer insult my team members intelligence to continue spinning the executives BS into some form of positivity. We ended up rallying together behind our disdain for the powers that be. That’s a lot like my relationship with the Redskins right now.
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    Safety Clinton Dix to the skins

    Sure it takes time to get acquainted which is why I was shocked to see him play so much vs. Atlanta after being here a few days. That said, all the negative stuff about him has been on display that doesn’t necessarily have much to do with scheme. He takes bad angles and appears to have no desire to hit anyone. Which is perplexing for a guy that says he looks up to Sean Taylor.
  6. BatteredFanSyndrome

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Yeah, it’s a good thing I don’t want to lure a HOF coach out of retirement to coach this team, because I can’t find many reasons why on earth they would want to do so.
  7. I’ve seen a few saying the Foster remarks are fake. IMO, Foster gets the absolute most out of what he has. He’s slow as molasses but somehow some way has actually made quite a few big plays for this team. It seems like the Falcons started exploiting him and everyone else has followed suit since. I can’t imagine how bad it sucks to get worked on the reg on national TV only to check twitter and see a bunch of losers calling him fat and blaming him for the many troubles this team has.
  8. BatteredFanSyndrome

    Safety Clinton Dix to the skins

    I’ll give it to you, you were one of the few not real excited about the Haha acquisition, and wanted to see more Nicholson. The laughs on us with Haha, I can’t say I’ve loathed a player in such a short period of time before.
  9. No, I’m serious. With Kirk’s big number, it does limit them. They will have some finaglin’ to do that’s for sure.
  10. They really are absolutely terrible and I don’t see what they could possible do in the next two offseasons to fix it. Kirk is going to have to start taking off and using his legs or he’s going to be a really rich butt of jokes, like Dak is soon to be.
  11. I would never argue against any of that, in fact it’s pretty much the entire problem. Anytime the GM makes self serving moves it’s to the detriment of the team.
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    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    Man, what I wouldn’t give for a tape recording of the Dan/Gregg playoff party/interview.
  13. I agree, while I’ve been beating the drum for a while, the line behind me stretches across the DMV right now. It’s one thing most of the fanbase can rally around. The fire has been burning for a while and this losing streak coupled with the future outlook was like throwing gas on it. My only hope at this time, and it’s really just a mere shred of hope, is that all this can be a blessing in disguise and get this organization the true reboot it needs.
  14. There are certainly parallels, but the major difference is the salary cap and draft pick value in football vs. baseball with no cap and lesser value in draft picks.
  15. 5 million for Bruce Allen is Stacy McGee, Terrell McClain or 60% of Paul Richardson, so yeah...