BatteredFanSyndrome

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  1. Once you pay the franchise tag once, the price only goes up from there. Do you ever think, in all of your years of defending whatever it is the FO does, and it doesn’t work out, that just maybe -we’re onto something, and you are just willfully denying reality for the sake of being your definition of a fan?
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    What the hell is Wrong with Scherff?

    For whatever reason, perhaps PTSD from the Vinny years, there is a segment of Skins fans obsessed with how much our players make and that they have to be the best at their position in the entire league to be deserving of a top contract. In some respects, I get it, but overall I don’t. Particularly when I’ll see the same folks amped to overpay for another team’s player in free agency. A lot of it has to do with Bruce’s inability to forecast and make the right moves at the right time. So we end up in situations just like this where the franchise tag is on the table. While Bruce is more fiscally conservative than Vinny, he has absolutely no long term vision. I’m sure reporting to Dan lends to that vision as well.
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    Erosion Of The Redskins Fanbase

    You just can't convince me that a guy who at any point in his adult life believed in what he was saying there can possibly change enough that it could ever yield positive results.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Considering it appears Dan has a new 'friend' in Alex, perhaps that would be the nail in Bruce's coffin. Alex is a much cooler friend than Bruce, I'd imagine Dan would hate to see his boy get done dirty like that.
  5. I'm sure he's paid mightily here. Can you imagine the OT rate for this guy, after all he's putting on his timecard? All jokes aside, most of us saw the promotion of Doug Williams coming a mile away for various reasons that had nothing to do with his ability to put together a football team. He doesn't have a great mentor to make it big in this business and I'd imagine being labeled a Bruce guy doesn't really help the resume.
  6. From what I’ve seen via red zone channel, the Vikings are doing more of what guys like me clamored for when he was here, boots and just play action in general. This obviously buys more time and inflates those numbers as well.
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    I Normally Enjoy Redskins Forums

    Sometimes the food tastes like crap, and the only reason to compliment the chef is because he’s your friend. But the rest of the world knows your friend can’t cook.
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    I Normally Enjoy Redskins Forums

    There is a difference between being positive and just being willfully ignorant. Some fans believe they are being ‘true’ fans because they remain positive and loyal. Some of us believe that being vocal in our disdain is infectious and may help to promote positive change. What Dan and the positive guys need to be concerned with is when those vocal in their disdain no longer care enough to be vocal.
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    Redskins vs Vikings Prediction Thread: Wassup Cuz, AP Is Coming Home

    I think this is different than Kyle as far as revenge. I doubt Kirk feels any need for revenge. The Redskins dysfunction made him a very rich man, training in a better facility, playing in a state of the art stadium, with a better supporting cast. I’m sure he wants play well and all, but doubt he’s salty. They will be missing their best receiver in Thielen and it’s possible Scary Terry could have a day on their secondary if Bill allows a passing game and someone can actually pass the rock. Vikings 27 Skins. 13
  10. They are going to be missing Thielen with a hammy. Also, lost in yesterday’s game with the Lions was Marvin Jones scoring 4 TD’s making Xavier Rhodes throw his helmet in anger. And apparently Rhodes is their best corner. If there was ever a time to ditch the run it just because strategy, it’s this week.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. 49ers

    Preaching to the choir, my friend. I’ve had this same debate with folks here before. Typically when they are going nuts on the head coach they attribute penalties to coaching being lax. That was my point here, that last weeks penalty free outing was as a result of playing inferior talent but the moment they play legit talent the penalties will show up again. They did of course.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not condoning Dan Snyder dictating how the quarterback or any position is handled. I just think there is more at play than what either of the coaches have led on. The narrative of the offseason was that the FO wanted to take things slow, they had "learned from prior mistakes", and all that jazz. Add into that the guys Danny pays to be his buddies - Portis, Moss, Theismann - are all telling him that Dwayne needs time to develop.
  13. I’d agree with Garafalo. There is no logical reason to believe the offseason will render a greater return as teams have more options at their disposal.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    It’s definitely both for sure. Watching Case and Colt be who they’ve always been vs. an unknown with more physical talent than those guys is a no brainer from an entertainment perspective.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    No argument from me on that. The overall talk about Haskins in conjunction with what the current QB's are doing makes it seem as if he can't tie his shoes. I should have added HC to my last post. Along with there being the highest likelihood ever that we could get a new GM, we'll also have a new head coach. So naturally, everyone wants to see what we've got to help make decisions in April. What I hated about drafting Haskins was the timing. Knowing Jay was in a win or else season, with 2 sorry QBs and a project. So in essence, Haskins was drafted for the next guy and that forces the next guy to 'have' to like and want to develop Haskins.
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    Disciplined, commitment to the run football back in DC and it works! Who knew?

    The issue is that the improvements you speak of don't register or exist in any capacity for many of us here.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    I think the reason why folks want to see him so badly is that the likelihood for change in the FO has never been higher. I still think Bruce will stay here until he chooses not to, but operating from a logic standpoint - this season should be enough to put the nail in his coffin. So with a chance of a new GM and most likely a very high draft pick in the up coming draft, folks want to see what Haskins looks like now, to determine what to do next April.
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    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Anyone ever think about all the talk, before the season ever started, that Dan was listening to folks around him about not stunting his development by putting him out there before he’s ready? You’ve got guys like Moss, Portis, Theismann, etc all saying they needed to be patient with Haskins in the offseason. Many more than that, but those are guys I know of that actually talk to Dan. It’s possible that not ready means Dan isn’t ready.
  19. But it’s not though, considering the trash fire was constructed by the guy you are trusting to handle the Trent scenario. It’s all part of the bland and stale soup.
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    Disciplined, commitment to the run football back in DC and it works! Who knew?

    I think both of their flaws get put on full display when coaching a team built by the likes of Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. 49ers

    Honest mistake, the Redskins official anything messes up a lot, like the QBs who won their prior Super Bowls and the spelling of names of guys going into the ring of honor. That said, 5 penalties was not an improvement, and this discipline being spoken of and refs at practice appears to have paid 0 dividends when faced with a real team.
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    Next Day Thread: Redskins vs. 49ers

    Well, the last time they did that - Case put the ball out there as if the first down marker was the goal line and turned it over.
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    Disciplined, commitment to the run football back in DC and it works! Who knew?

    Just because folks don't believe in this hub-bub you're preaching about this new beginning with Jay gone, doesn't mean they aren't fans. Everyone has their reasons for liking or disliking parts of or all of this organization. Some choose to just bail and not say anything at all, others choose to talk about it. Obviously, you're free to continue trying to find stuff to be excited about just as everyone else is free to not see it the way you do. The fans that are still here want something to believe in. We convinced ourselves that Scot would work out, that's how badly we want something to believe in. I think that's a testament to that very fact, that we do indeed want something to believe in. We just believe differently than some and quite frankly, that's okay.
  24. Not sure why I don't have the capability to quote @Veryoldschool... I'd cool the jets on the improved OL, at least from a pass protection standpoint. Teams with ferocious D-lines have proven to be kryptonite for Kirk and against both the Packers who have improved there, and the Bears who are amazing there but lacking everywhere else, Kirk struggled mightily. If he and the OC don't figure out a way to get the ball out faster and/or buy some time with his feet against teams like that, these folks are going to continue to party when that happens. That said, it is sad at how often Skins fans have to downgrade other QB's for not lighting it up against good defenses, when most QB's don't and the Redskins have 30M+ and 1st round draft choice locked up on the position and they trot out Case Keenum or Colt McCoy because the guy they drafted at 15 isn't ready to play, and lose regularly to everyone not strategically tanking.
  25. Sure be nice if the Skins had someone to feast on crap teams...