Unbias

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  1. Unbias

    Terminate Manusky

    I agree with almost everything you said but the last part. Well, maybe I agree with it, but just don't see it happening. Since Snyder has owned the team here's what he's done with the GM/VP of football operations role: Charley Casserly - 1989-1999 - General Manager - Respected football mind who was let go shortly after Snyder got the team. This is typical for new owners to have their own guys in important roles. Vinny Cerrato - 2000-2009 Director of Player Personnel, Executive VP of Player Personnel/Football Operations - Vinny was terrible for almost all of 9 years. His best offseasons where when he pathetically reached for players far past their prime. Marty Schottenheimer - 2001 - 2001 - Head Coach/de facto General Manager - Just a space filler when Vinny was fired. Joe Mendes - 2002 - 2002 - VP of Football Operations - Who? Almost forgot him. He's been a scout and is now a player agent. Very forgettable with it comes to what this team built. Bruce Allen - 2010 - current - Executive VP/General Manager, President/General Manager, President - He's more qualified than Vinny or Mendes and has taken a lot of pressure off of Snyder. In my personal opinion he does a great job at taking a brunt of the PR backlash for what what the Redskins do, which in Dan Snyder's eyes has to be an asset. Scot McCloughan - 2015 - 2016 - General Manager - Many respected him as a football mind and scout. He was publicly shamed for being a drunk and it appears his lawsuit for defamation has been dropped/settled. I mentioned this in another thread, but what faith do you have in Snyder picking a better person for the job? I'm not saying Allen is good or even average, but he stuck with Vinny for 9 years. I know many have hope, but I truly feel if Dan was picking a new GM he'd probably grab a guy who under-qualified for the role and be very slow to move from that person. Here's the thing with Allen - He hasn't built a champion, but he's been around them (Tampa) and has made things better in both Oakland, Tampa (after a step back) and I'd argue he's made Washington better in stints. I don't know if he's worse than whomever Snyder would hire. If people feel 'anything has to be better than Bruce Allen', then we have to move on. If we are objectively looking at his resume vs. the field then I still think after two injury filled seasons we don't know what he can offer. I wouldn't disagree with either keeping him or moving on. I also think this team is so screwed at QB it might not matter who the GM is, so mind as well let Allen get all the blood on his hands for the 2019 season.
  2. Well, in all honestly at this moment we have nothing... Smith - This infection doesn't sound good, be we weren't expecting him to contribute much in 2019 anyhow. If anything this adds an element where his career could be over, which some may not love the guy, but he's still a good player. McCoy - He was a 3rd round pick who will be finishing his 9th NFL season and has a starter record of 7-20. He's probably as good as any career backup. Draft pick - Tough to really get excited about anyone in this draft let alone hoping they can start games in 2019. Free agent - There are some names. From the list I'd be interested in Bridgewater, Taylor and maybe Bradford if his knee somehow has healed. I'd also be cool with bringing back Nate Sudfield and I'd give Geno Smith a look. This is probably the best option to help the 2019 record, but I'm unsure what Smith's cap situation looks like. We won't be able to spend over $10M for a QB when we've already committed ~$20M to the position. Trade - This has the exact same cap issues as the Free Agent route, but we'd end up giving up something (unless our GM (maybe not Allen?) can pull a Brock Osweiler type trade). Anyway, names here would be Flacco, Foles, Bortles or Eli. That all sounds horrible. I'd say there's also a chance that names like Mariota, Dalton, Winston or Tannehill could become available, but they would probably cost a bit more in terms of draft capital and cap space. Conclusion:
  3. Unbias

    Terminate Manusky

    I don't know. How does a defensive coordinator call plays when he knows the offense will give him nothing? Does he go ultra conservative or does he go over aggressive? Whichever he chooses how does he know it's right? I've done some thinking since the loss. We love Allen and Payne and we are somewhat confused as to how they were dominated last week. The truth is that their performance doesn't happen in a vacuum. Last year the Eagles won a Superbowl largely off their offensive line's ability to dominate. Is it reasonable that Peters (future HOFer), Brooks (Probowler), Kelce (Probowler), Seumalo (who?) and Johnson (All Pro) were just better than Kerrigan, Payne, Allen and Smith this past Sunday? It might not be less about scheme, but more around that we came across a good group peaking at just the wrong time for us? I'm not a fan of Manusky, but I'm also not a fan of snap decision firings. Last weeks game was horrible for many reasons and I find it hard to pin it on the D alone.
  4. Unbias

    Terminate Manusky

    When was the last time we had a good Defensive Coordinator? Was it Greg Williams between 2004 - 2007? Since then we've had Greg Blache (2 seasons), Jim Haslett (5 seasons), Joe Barry (2 seasons) and now Greg Manusky (in his 2nd season). Interesting side note, after being the Washington DC neither Blache, Haslett or Barry was able to secure a job in the NFL.
  5. Unbias

    Alex Smith Actual Status

    I feel horribly for him and his family. Thoughts and prayers are with him!
  6. Unbias

    The Morning After thread

    That will show em.... Consider this whole Foster controversy dealt with. I'm hoping Snyder personally clicked 'OK' on the block button...
  7. Unbias

    Alex Smith Actual Status

    It's way to early to tell. Here's my thoughts on the recovery process: 1 - Surgery - not sure if this has happened or not. 2 - Follow up appointments - Checking of additional work is needed. 3 - Recovery - This is pre-rehab where his body just needs to heal. This is bone reconnecting and muscle fibers growing back together. I'm assuming this is an open timeline and different for everyone. 4 - Rehab - This is where he starts testing and strengthening the leg. No doubt a grueling process. 5 - Setback - Not guaranteed to happen, but with any big surgery it can happen. The way I see this recovery going is unique to Smith. This type of injury doesn't happen often and even if we had one to compare it might vary greatly in Smith's ability to recover and the medical attention he'll be getting. We'll have a better idea around training camp next year where's he'll be in rehab mode. The problem with Alex Smith is that his $15M salary for the 2019 season is guaranteed and that his $16M salary for 2020 becomes guaranteed on the 5th day of the 2019 season. He definitely won't be physically good for March 5th, so if we are looking to buy him out it will cost ~$31M. What will probably happen is the team will choose to have him on the roster knowing they are committed to him for 2020. The plan should be to draft someone in 2019 and if we have a high pick in 2020 draft a franchise guy and give him a year to learn behind Smith (if he can return). Anyway, looking at the injury alone is tough because it's a massive unknown and it only tells part of the picture.
  8. Unbias

    The Morning After thread

    Here's one issue I have with Dan firing Bruce Allen - What would we do with the opening? Have we reached that point where we are saying 'anyone is better than Allen?'. If so, then yes we should move on. If not, then I'd honestly say things can be worse. Compare Allen to Cerrato. People forget just how horrible Vinny was. I'm being serious and when you are contemplating the question I'd reference Vinny's Wiki which states "Vinny Cerrato is the former Executive Vice President for Football Operations for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League and actor in the feature film Kindergarten Ninja.". Before hiring Vinny we had Charley Casserly as our GM. Charley is widely respected as an analyst and has made bold moves like taking Mario Williams over Reggie Bush (which many feel was the right move). Dan moved from Charley to Vinny... Once again, if we genuinely feel 'anyone is better', then so be it, but if we have even the slightest thought that we could do worse, then I'd say let's hold off a season for the full house cleaning. Personally I feel if there is one owner that could do worse than Bruce Allen it would be Snyder. He'd probably hire someone who has a diverse background in being a clown or maybe hire someone only to find out there's a pending legal investigation against them.
  9. Unbias

    The Morning After thread

    My thoughts on the game: It wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have a promising start, but we did and now I feel like this. My thoughts going forward: Gruden - He'll stay, but he won't get extended. This is his last year under contract and it's guaranteed. Besides whomever would take over has Smith's contract, so mind as well tie Gruden to most of the Smith mistake. Allen - We hate him, but I honestly think Snyder loves him. In all these horrible moves we default to blaming Allen, when truthfully he's just a meat shield for Snyder's meddling. Roster - With all these injuries I don't know what is what. Are Williams and Norman not worth the money? I don't know, but I'm left feeling they are under-performing. Is the best player on this roster really a 33 year old runningback? How does our young, talented DT tandum get completely overwhelmed all game long? Other - We are cursed. Not sure if it's the Foster signing, the Redskins name or something stupid like the bankrupt airlines peanuts. We get no calls or breaks. It doesn't matter what god you worship, he/she got together with the other gods and they decided it's going to be a tough go as a Redskins fan.
  10. Unbias

    The Morning After thread

    Mind you they just let him walk off with whom I assumed was his wife. No crutches, wheel chair or medical staff? Add in that the game was in Philly, so it's not like a home game where your players know where they are going. Honestly? Did no one outside of his wife care enough to ensure he's going the right direction?
  11. Unbias

    Breaking: Redskins claim Reuben Foster NFL.COM

    I think Hunt is done. IMHO the only thing he can do is book counselling and ask if he can speak at abused women's events until society feels he's been punished enough. Maybe that will be before he's 30, but I doubt it.
  12. Unbias

    Breaking: Redskins claim Reuben Foster NFL.COM

    What are you talking about? They didn't call the cops about the pending Tampa investigation, only spoke to 2 of the players on the team and with a split front office they just decided to proceed while knowing very little about the facts. He's also on the NFL Exempt list, so he can't play. This isn't team choosing to be careful, but rather the NFL not allowing them to be careless. They can market it as a measured, cautious approach, but the truth is they don't have a choice. This is what happens when a team signs someone with a pending investigation looming over them.
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    Breaking: Redskins claim Reuben Foster NFL.COM

    What's lost in this move is how easy is it to be a Redskins fan. Shouldn't a team do things that make it easy to be a fan? The same way I went after buddies that like the Cowboys over the Hardy move I have people that know I'm a die hard Redskins fan coming at me wondering if I'll defend an alleged domestic abuser. Just because I'm a die hard fan that doesn't mean I should feel like my allegiance to this team is dying a hard death. Why does being a fan of this team have to be so hard? Seriously, why?
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    Breaking: Redskins claim Reuben Foster NFL.COM

    To answer the 'rodeo' comment: 1 - Pre-draft red flags 2 - multiple arrests/red flags in his short <2 year NFL career The 49ers said they were very clear in letting Foster knew where he stood. I'm assuming his agent has had a similar conversation before and after being waived by them.