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      In today's Divisional Debacle, the Defense under Greg Manusky in the first half, gave up 207 yards of offense (105 rushing/102 passing) and two touchdowns.  That said, they did manage a single INT on which the Offense actually managed to score a touchdown off of. They allowed 12 of 16 passes to be completed . 
       
      In the second half it was 107 yards given up (58 rushing//49 passing) a field goal and a touchdown. They traded their first half pick for a second half sack. However, Dallas completed all five of their pass attempts. 
       
      Don't read that thinking "Well it seems like they tightened up some in the 2nd half."  They didn't. They simply had about half the plays in the second half. 30 plays in the First and 18 in the Second.
       
      So far in two Divisional matchups, the Defense has faltered in the Second half. They start out like a house of fire for the first few drives until their opponents gradually make adjustments. This Defensive coaching staff fails make any adjustments, whether in game or at the very least at Halftime. They've given up over 30 points per game for a total of 63 points given up in two games. While the Bears are up next, the Pats await and they've put up over 70 points in two games. Yeah. Ok. They did shut out the Dolphins today which is looking like the NFL version of ... ahem... shooting fish in a barrel. 
       
      The frustrating thing is Manusky is the DC that the Front Office actively looked to replace during the off season without firing him. When you know they're looking to replace you, most people would make a concentrated effort to show an improvement. Yet Manusky's Defense still keeps acting like it's starring in Groundhog Day.
       
      In his post game presser, when asked directly about if any coaching changes would be made, Gruden said "No, I think after two games – you’re talking about playing two very good offensive football teams and two of the best offensive lines in pro football we just played back-to-back. That’s no excuse whatsoever, but I don’t think we need to hit the panic button yet. We just have to continue to focus on what we can do better to win. Get Jonathan [Allen] in here, get a couple of our corners back in here and let’s go back and strap it up against Chicago [Bears] next week and see what happens.” 
       
      Here's another frustrating thing. The defensive communication was an issue last season as well. Wasn't this supposed to have been worked on during OTA's and Training Camp? It's understandable that the rookies would still be on a learning curve, but NFL vets like Collins and DRC you'd think they would have down by the start of the season. 
       
      Gruden said they're a very talented group on Defense but that they weren't reaching them. When questioned as to why the coaching staff that has been in place for several years, wasn't reaching them, he defended the comment as them being a young defense. “We have some moving parts now. Landon Collins is a veteran guy but this is his first year, [Montez] Sweat’s in his first year, [Cole] Holcomb, it’s his first year, [Jon] Bostic is in his first year. We’re playing Dominique [Rodgers-Cromartie] at corner and this is Jimmy Moreland’s first year, so it’s not like we are the most experienced group. We feel like were very talented, but we`re still fighting through somethings. There are a lot of things to look forward to, without a doubt, but we do have to play better and strap it up and get back to work."

       
       
       

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Is it Possible? Terrelle Pryor as #3QB and we keep another player on the 53? M.E.T.

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Of all of the potential QBs, the only one we know will be in the 2018 roster is Nate Sudfeld.  This includes Pryor.

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18 minutes ago, The Mayor of Fed Ex Field said:

False. Colt McCoy signed a three year contract in 2016.

I assume you are aware of the nature of NFL contracts. Particularly the final years.  Skins can save $3m against the cap by releasing Colt after this season.  Not small change.

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42 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

I assume you are aware of the nature of NFL contracts. Particularly the final years.  Skins can save $3m against the cap by releasing Colt after this season.  Not small change.

Well aware. $3 million for a backup that can start if needed, is actually small change, in my opinion, and if he is our starter in 2018, $3 million is a bargain.

 

Regardless if we agree, or disagree on Colt McCoys ability vs salary, your statement still remains false.

 

In 2018, the Redskins have two quarterbacks under contract.

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2 hours ago, thesubmittedone said:

I couldn't take it anymore, I edited the title and spelled Pryor's name correctly. *eye twitches*

Thank you. 

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4 hours ago, thesubmittedone said:

I couldn't take it anymore, I edited the title and spelled Pryor's name correctly. *eye twitches*

Great, now I look like an idiot. :)

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On 6/8/2017 at 10:24 AM, The Mayor of Fed Ex Field said:

Well aware. $3 million for a backup that can start if needed, is actually small change, in my opinion, and if he is our starter in 2018, $3 million is a bargain.

 

Regardless if we agree, or disagree on Colt McCoys ability vs salary, your statement still remains false.

 

In 2018, the Redskins have two quarterbacks under contract.

Under contract for 2018 and on 2018's roster, which will be released in August of 2018 are two totally different things.  You need to read a bit more carefully.

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2 minutes ago, TimmySmith said:

Under contract for 2018 and on 2018's roster, which will be released in August of 2018 are two totally different things.  You need to read a bit more carefully.

Well, with that logic, how are you sure that a 6th round pick from 2015, with absolutely ZERO passes thrown in the regular season, would make the 2018 roster over a backup that we have now signed to two contracts? McCoy has been here since out head coach has, and has actually been a starter in our offense.

 

So maybe I'm not "reading carefully".

 

You initially said, and I quote:

 

"Of all of the potential QBs, the only one we know will be in the 2018 roster is Nate Sudfeld.  This includes Pryor."

 

I responded, that we have two quarterbacks under contract for 2018.

 

Is Colt McCoy not a "potential QB" for 2018? Why would he not be? He is under contract. He has been in the league for a while. He has been a starter. He has won games in our offense. He is not expensive.

 

Now Nate Sudfeld was a 6th round pick. He has never started a game for us. He has never even thrown a regular season pass. You know how many games Nate Sudfeld was actually active for last year, his only season in the NFL?

 

Zero.

 

So what you meant to say is, we only have two quarterbacks under contract next year, but somehow some way, the Redskins will cut our #2 QB, in lieu of Nate Sudfeld, who has never taken a snap in the NFL, the save roughly $2.8 million dollars.

 

 

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I think its a great idea. My worry is that he will actually have to, for whatever reason, play and then preform well. 

 

I dont think I could handle what comes after that. 

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On 6/3/2017 at 8:46 AM, The Hangman- C_Hanburger said:

Much like Brian Mitchell, can Pryer give us another player on the 53 by being the 3rd QB? Maybe be able to keep another WR? We would have to cut McCoy *I* know...

Secondly, is Pryer fixable as a viable QB? Kinda of a RG3 re-boot but have Gruden coach him up?  Most of his problems were similar to RG3, 1st read/run. But given time as a WR and knowing the routes, can he be a "project". He's faster than RG3 is now since he didn't get injured...

 

I am curious if this might be an option if Cousins doesn't sign a LTD. Pryer MAY be more conducive to coaching (sans EGO)

 

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2037649-what-went-wrong-for-terrelle-pryor-in-oakland

 

This IS FAR REACHING *I* know..and may be in fact a stupid idea...what do you think???

 

I am not a fan of cutting Nate Sudfeld loose.  You never know how he might pan out in the future, and we don't even know if our starter will be back next season.  There was a time when the Redskins drafted quarterbacks to hold a clipboard and then developed them for future use. 

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On 6/8/2017 at 11:17 PM, c slag said:

I really hope Prior can step up this season and be a key deep threat 

 

That is why we signed him.  After letting Jackson go, we definitely need him to deliver.

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2 hours ago, Ron78 said:

 

That is why we signed him.  After letting Jackson go, we definitely need him to deliver.

 

We do - but he's a very different receiver than Jackson. I think looking for him to do the things Jackson did as a deep threat is a mistake. He has elite speed but is more of a long strider than Jackson and he does not have that quick twitch ability to hit another gear immediately to separate from a DB. He will make DBs respect him deep but not in the way Jackson did. 

 

He averaged just over 13 yards a reception last season. Now that was with some godawful QB play but still compare that to Jackson with an 18 yard per reception average. But Pryor will be able to do things Jackson didn't - like run digs or skinny posts and challenge the area between the hashes in front of the safeties. He's a much bigger body which should show up in the red zone. 

 

I think he can do some of the things Jackson did in terms of making DBs respect his speed and dictate coverage but not to the extent Jackson did. He will also be able to do some of the dirty work Garcon did. Be a much more complete receiver than Jackson.

 

I think we can reasonably hope Pryor replaces Jackson's production - but that production will come in different ways to Jackson.

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