HardcoreZorn

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  1. HardcoreZorn

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Oh no Alex has been brainwashed by the big mean owner and his pal! You sound ridiculous.
  2. HardcoreZorn

    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Saw some really good flashes today.
  3. HardcoreZorn

    Welcome to the NFL Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State

    Oooof. Let’s put it this way, I hope Snyder doesn’t make you his next drinking buddy.
  4. HardcoreZorn

    Why are we this bad on the field?

    This is an absolutely worthless comment, I'm engaging in a debate on why I think coaching matters to a much higher degree than TSO is articulating. Try and add to the conversation for once.
  5. HardcoreZorn

    Why are we this bad on the field?

    Mine for one. You just about had a heart attack once trying to comprehend that I could yearn for organizational stability and accountability at all levels, while also painting a theme in many of my posts that there was an overall disconnect between the all time high levels of fan discontent and the mediocre results the current regime had lifted us to. They aren’t mutually exclusive, which I have a feeling we will be visiting shortly here. LOL when I read that you actually took it seriously and made it a theme throughout the rest of your post (shocker I kept reading) I just about gave your post the laugh and not actually respond. But then I realized that it’s time to swap my butter knife out and let you know how ridiculous you sound. You (falsely) assumed in your first post to me that I probably wouldn’t read something, so I made a smart ass comment back in my post as a play on that. That’s all it was. Trust me when I’m debating someone, I don’t skim it with a preconceived answer already in mind. You’ve pegged me wrong, I don’t even have a Twitter I was engaging because I think minimizing the nature of NFL coaching is crazy talk. It’s you that brings the level of discourse down with stupid comments like this. Think we covered this. You’ve had a healthy exchange of posts on the matter, all I meant by that. As for the second part, I’d probably re read what I said. I said you are engaging in heated debates about how woefully wrong other posters are for believing coaches truly impact the game at the pro level. That comes off very dismissive of the value of coaches. So when you later on say something like “they do matter but not as much” it’s kind of funny. Especially since in the past you have accused me of this very thing. Try and keep up. No, I think you actually misinterpreted most of my post, starting with the “I don’t read anything” in response to your jab in your first post, and now with this. My overall point is that your overall tone in your posts paints a picture that the opposing party is “in the clouds” or whatever smart way you like to put it when discussing the importance and value that coaches bring to the table at the pro level. I don’t read that and think “TSO thinks coaches are important but not as important,” I read it as “TSO doesn’t think coaches are all that important in the NFL.” It’s not a balanced take. That’s kind of my point, that you aren’t talking about it at an all encompassing level. You are honing in on only the nuances of the FO job (which believe it or not, I really do agree with the nuances you are speaking to), yet completely leaving out of the equation the nuances that an NFL head coach has to deal with. These two sides of the house need to work in harmony to achieve desired results, but both are extremely instrumental to get to the peak. That is not at all the picture you paint when you huff and puff about how lost an individual is for thinking NFL coaching is important. Sure all of that’s true. But it’s a pretty well known fact that the disparity in talent level throughout the NFL is not as great as you may think. There’s so much more to being successful than talent, which you’ve touched on plenty I’ll grant you, but you’re losing sight of the fact that at the end of the day, the NFL system is set up in a way that there aren’t wild talent fluctuations throughout the league or super teams like in the NBA. Schematics, tailoring systems to the players strengths, adjustments, getting players to buy in, motivating grown men who are millionaires to achieve one common goal, preparedness from tempo and physicality in training camp practices to attention to detail while implementing game plans, these are are reasons that help to separate the good teams from the bad teams. As are the nuances to building a diverse roster capable of succeeding with injuries. They both matter a great deal, but once again your dismissive posting style comes off as if people are blind for not understanding your premise that NFL coaches aren’t as influential as we think. That doesn’t exactly scream you acknowledge the nuances on the coaching side of the house, even if you claim to. And your reading joke miss one more time for good measure! I did read that, and again, I agree with a lot of what you say when it comes to the nuances of roster construction. I’ll leave you with this. I vividly remember last year you came out of hiding when we acquired HaHa Clinton Dix. We were building on our strength at the time (defense) and added a pro bowl rangy free safety to put us over the top. I was just as excited as you. The dude came in and sucked. That’s coaching, plain and simple. Unless you are going to argue that he was a repetitive skill set and was a horrible fit from a roster construction standpoint, there is no ground to stand on to dismiss that ultimately his lackluster time here was plain and simple a coaching failure. I guess you could make the argument that from a roster construction stand point we never should have to turn to a bum like Sanchez off the street and the locker room was deflated even before kickoff leading to poor results in the field for everyone, but still, at the end of the day coaching needs to own the fact that they didn’t coach that guy up or put him in position to succeed like he did in Green Bay and now Chicago. Preston Smith is a league leader in sacks, and I’m not going to attribute his lack of success here to the fact he wasn’t the right skilled player to fit in here and play up to his abilities. That’s a coaching failure, they had this guys talent at their disposal and could not figure out a way to maximize his potential that he’s showing now. By the way, I’m well aware that the above two examples you’ve already struck down in a prior post (you know since I read posts and everything). But these are two painfully obvious examples of coaching mishaps here that have NOTHING to do with who acquired them. It’s another example of you minimizing the importance of coaching at this level in order to prop your side of the argument up. Like I said, not a balanced take or one that adds up to thinking coaching is important, but not as much so.
  6. HardcoreZorn

    Why are we this bad on the field?

    Lol. That is pure gold coming from you. Are you able to go a single post without acting like the other poster is making up things just because you disagree with them? F it, I’ll read it. Normally I wouldn’t but this time I will Every single post on the matter makes you come off as if coaching at the pro level doesn’t matter. For someone who accuses me of loving the front office and not owning my views, I find it a tad bit funny for you to make post after post about how wrong people are for thinking coaches matter to the degree they think they do, and then decide to “hide behind” a blanket statement of “you do think they are important but not AS important.” Good stuff. While your first two points have merit, you can’t just leave off a host of other items just because they don’t fit your own personal narrative. For example, how about the fact that NFL head coaches are tasked to unify a group of 53 young men making hundreds of thousands and in many cases millions of dollars? I can come up with a laundry list of items why coaches ARE just as important. And just because you vehemently disagree doesn’t make me stupid or propping up a straw man argument. Also your third point works greatly against you. If the salary cap and NFL draft enable a league of parity, why isn’t every team 8-8? Could it perhaps be that some coaches better utilize the talent at their disposal? Nooooooo way. Your posts do a great job of portraying your views above, I must say. Tip of the cap to you, sir.
  7. HardcoreZorn

    Why are we this bad on the field?

    The fact you dismiss coaching at the pro level as if it’s just some figure head who rides or dies on the talent being assembled is one of the more outrageous things I’ve ever read on a football board ever. The correct answer is that they both matter, and they both need to work in unison in order to be an upper echelon team (something we have failed to do here). Holy moly.
  8. HardcoreZorn

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    The problem is you missed the boat on “this.” And you do it quite often with me. And maybe I am wrong and he asked it how you responded and if that’s the case I’ll admit as much. But when I’ve been repeatedly mislabeled as a homer and waffling on my views, I’m going to pick out things I can directly relate to in an effort to maybe make the board a better place for those that don’t actively come to the board as a collective poop on the Redskins fest. As far as spending time on the board? You’re honestly right on that. It’s not worth my time and energy to engage in debate with the crowd on here because it’s not even that fun for me. There’s no doubt that my efforts are futile. Maybe that can serve as some advice for @SkinsFTW who spends day in day out making some dumb and dumber joke about the brass. I mean at that point, why come here? Why and how is that better content than what I provide, which I’ll admit is 90% bitterness toward what the skins have become? Oh, right. Cause that’s how you feel and there isn’t much attempt to understand opposing viewpoints.
  9. HardcoreZorn

    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I wanted to quote this because it really does highlight many of my frustrations when it comes to engaging in debates on this board. Correct me if I’m wrong @wit33 but I don’t think the overarching point is that we are as good or have been as successful as the Eagles, Cowboys, and Giants. It’s that being mediocre and stringing together 4 straight seasons of playing in December feels a hell of a lot better than being 1-8, and the tone and overall attitude toward the team from the media/fan base would normally reflect that. But for some reason SIP, you took this and ran with the comparison angle, as if that post was remotely suggesting we should all be celebrating being as good as the other teams in the division. The natural and accepted way on this board to frame anything that’s not somewhat negative toward the skins, is to portray it up as a homerific view and attack the argument as such. That runs rampant around these parts.
  10. HardcoreZorn

    Why are we this bad on the field?

    Haven’t read this once on the board lol
  11. HardcoreZorn

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    It shouldn’t. He didn’t learn from the past, in a much clearer situation, and should be blasted by it. Even by people who didn’t previously hate him. Just cause I hate what Trent has done, doesn’t mean I can’t recognize that this had zero chance to work in our favor to done what we did. I talked about setting a precedent early on, but was more referring to not giving into immediate demands and at least showing it wouldn’t be super easy to work your way out of here. And there are times precedents be damned and make a forward looking move and explain it as that.
  12. HardcoreZorn

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    @Califan007 cares because it’s this mindset that is so ridiculous and permeates the entire organization down to the players. There is no actual analysis or attempt to recount facts by 95% of the ES population. Just a whole bunch of people looking to sound off on you know who. And this is coming from someone who is very unhappy that we didn’t unload him for a high draft pick before we got to this point. But oh wait, I’m waffling, what’s today? Friday? Oh sorry I meant ermmmm Bruce is the GOAT.
  13. HardcoreZorn

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Curious to hear your thoughts on whether or not the season will count or not.
  14. HardcoreZorn

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    As many know I’ve gone to bat for this FO and was able to see past the Kirk situation, though always was very annoyed they didn’t get high compensation for a big asset. This one was just pure stupidity cause Trent’s intentions were clear as day. I don’t think Bruce survives it tbh.
  15. HardcoreZorn

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Pure stupidity.