BatteredFanSyndrome

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  1. BatteredFanSyndrome

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    Donovan McNabb and Alex Smith to a lesser extent.
  2. BatteredFanSyndrome

    NBCSports: Foster says **** this team and the fanbase

    Foster was directly messaging (private) with a fan on Instagram. The fan posted screenshots to the public.
  3. BatteredFanSyndrome

    NBCSports: Foster says **** this team and the fanbase

    Jay admitted it was legit and went on a mini tangent about how it was private and the real person in the wrong is the person who shared it. Not one of his finer moments. It’s one thing to not do anything about it, it’s kind of another to persecute the person nobody cares about in the situation.
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    NBCSports: Foster says **** this team and the fanbase

    I'm certain he wasn't talking about you and that his statements were primarily about the droves of folks who hound him on social media. He's played bad elsewhere too, but I'd imagine he never got the level of **** that he gets these days in Washington. He's just salty about all that and running his mouth.
  5. Snyder is not in a spot where he can afford to act like his team has any sort of prestige or honor to uphold. I don’t think it would be a good look to choose this over everything else to publicly get on a pedestal or take the reigns so to speak. But Jay, on the other hand, I would expect to do something about it and apparently he’s not going to. Go figure.
  6. BatteredFanSyndrome

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    There is so much wrong with this. I cannot comprehend the level of willful ignorance it requires to pin this level of apathy on watching backup quarterbacks play. Sounds like we’re right back to where we were again, where these guys truly believe they’ve put together a winner and unluckily have an injury problem again. Sadly, I see a scenario where everyone in the building convinces Dan of this. Dan needs to personally view twitter, this forum and the like, and all forms of social media to confirm what his stadium is already telling him. There is more to it than just not wanting to watch Butt fumble live in action. They didn’t want to watch you when you were at your very best. Get a freaking clue!
  7. I was rooting for the whole team but I don’t think anyone would mistake me as a big Alex Smith fan. I’m not about to go back in time 3 years to appraise your authenticity, which is why I said I don’t know and used your statement as a launching point to make a broader statement. The first I noticed you posting about Kirk was in 2017.
  8. BatteredFanSyndrome

    Evaluating Jay Gruden in 2018

    You hit the nail on the head. Just the overall culture around Redskins Park. I’ve always thought that we spoiled the career of Trent Williams in that he’s not looked pissed off about losing since the 2012 playoff game against Seattle. The losing, in conjunction with witnessing and answering to drama regularly, is cancerous. I’m not saying that Trent Williams doesn’t want to win. I’m saying he doesn’t care enough if we lose. That’s a disease he caught being drafted to the Redskins. Add Jonathan Allen to the list of guys that appears to be disgusted with losing and can not grasp how others are okay with it.
  9. I don’t have your whole timeline so I cant speak for you particularly. But I’ve seen a lot of folks say that, who if they were rooting for him, we’re very, very quiet about it. Much, much louder in their criticism.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  13. 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.
  15. 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.