• Blog Entries

    • By Destino in ES Coverage
         1
      The home team fans are at home, these games no longer matter, and it’s probably better for the team to lose than it is to win.  It must be December in Washington.  Welcome to week 15!
       
      Redskins Inactive: 
      Colt McCoy  
      Trey Quinn 
      Quinton Dunbar  
      Josh Harvey-Clemons  
      Ross Pierschbacher  
      Brandon Scherff  
      Caleb Wilson  
       
      Eagles Inactive: 
      Nate Sudfeld  
      Nelson Agholor 
      Jordan Howard  
      Shareef Miller 
      Lane Johnson  
      Sua Opeta  
      Derek Barnet
       
      There are two camps for Redskins fans at this time of year.  Those that want to tank and those that want to win.  If this describes you, I want you to know something important. You’re wrong.  You should probably feel bad about it too, but that’s your business.  The right way to go about this, is simply to embrace the doublethink.  
       
      Before and after the game it’s perfectly reasonable to acknowledge that losing has its advantages.  It does and it is undeniable.  Afterall we could be talking about the difference between Chase Young being in a Redskins uniform, or not.  What we need for that to happen is simple.  Redskins lose out.  Giants beat the Dolphins and Redskins.  Dolphins beat the Bengals.  All of these things are perfectly reasonable outcomes.  We’re that close to having an elite pass rusher.   
       
      Before that happens, we have a game to play.  It is in this moment that we should embrace the other side of our demented doublethink.  While the game is being played, especially against a division opponent, fans should want their team to do well.  Assuming they have a soul and any decency.  There is just no way that I can root for the Eagles to beat the Redskins during a game.  If you are the type of fan that does this, I hope you find someone that can fix what has broken inside of you.   
       
      Pregame Prediction:  Redskins 23 – Eagles 30  
      More interesting game we are missing because we are still watching the Redskins:  Packers – Bears  
      Things I am snacking on:  Brownie.   
      Number of colons used:  Six.  (so far)  
       
      Check back for updates.  I’m going to wander around the room for a while and stretch my legs to get away from a certain well-known ESPN Eagle fan’s boring conversations that my ear phones aren’t blocking out entirely.
       
      1st Quarter Redskins 7 - 3 Eagles
      "The Closer" Haskins showed up for work early today and hit his former college teammate for a touchdown.  He really took the life out of this crowd in *checks notes* Fedex Field. 
       
      2nd Quarter Redskins 14 - 10 Eagles
      This quarter was defined by penalties.  The Redskins made the mistake of lightly hitting an Eagles tight end on the shoulder, and then another by tackling the Eagles QB around the waist.  Refs clearly didn't appreciate the Redskins playing football.
       
      This is the best half of football of Haskins pro career.  The Redskins passing offense as a whole has looked impressive, which... well it just shouldn't be.  Right?  Feels like a trap.  As soon as we start to feel good about it, BOOM they'll tear our hearts out. 
       
      I'll say this much though, Redskins receivers have been running around wide open throughout this first half.  The Redskins should have scored more than 14.
       
      Halftime:  If you had a choice between standing in a relatively long line for ice cream and cookies or nachos and hot dogs which would you choose?  I would go with ice cream.  Unfortunately I didn't realize there were two separate lines, and so I ended up with nachos and disappointment.  Also, I should probably mention Urban Meyer is here.  I bet he got the ice cream.   
       
      3rd Quarter Redskins 14 - 17 Eagles
      Wentz made a good throw, giving his team the lead, and it reminded me that Wentz was once a pretty good QB.  Hasn't looked like it often today.  The Eagles really haven't had a lot of open players for Wentz to throw to, but there is more to it than that.  Wentz looks slow. 
       
      Haskins has out played him through three quarters, and we haven't even reached Haskins best quarter. 
       
      4th Quarter Redskins 27 - 37 Eagles
      Some drunk Redskins fans sitting in front of the press box have recognized a Eagles fan that appears often on CNN and have started knocking on the glass to wave their hands and smile at him now the the Redskins have the lead.  These fans have apparently never learned not to tempt fate.
       
      Redskins defense played fairly well all game but picked the worst possible time to give up a long drive for a touchdown.  The Eagles offense came off the field with a four point lead and less than a minute left in the game.  The fumble return for a touchdown on the aborted hail marry attempt just added insult to injury.  Redskins come up short, for the eleventh time this season. 
       
      End of game thoughts.  Haskins actually looked like a real NFL QB for an entire NFL game.  Not just a drive here or there, but for an entire game Haskins looked like he belonged.  He looked like one of the reasons the Redskins might win the game.  He's shown flashes in the past but nothing like this.  A very encouraging sign for fans that believe he can be a part of the future here. 
       
      The Giants did their part to fall back in the draft, by absolutely dismantling the mighty Dolphins.  May the Giants be victorious, at least one more time this season.  We just need to lose to the Giants and have the Dolphins beat the Bengals, and the Redskins will be sitting alone at 3 wins.  Chase Young could happen.

       
       
       
stevemcqueen1

2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)
8 minutes ago, Ghedrick said:

This front seven minus mason is just ridiculous.We are building something special up front.Poor Jones, Dak and Carson we are going to kill them.We finally have an identity with these guys.They are just going to beat the crap out of people.I love it.

 

 

Got serious doubts about this team at QB, WR and O line.  but love the D line.  I wanted a pass rusher in the worst way and loved Sweat.  Hopefully the stories about him not being the easiest dude to deal with is hyperbole or they work around that. 

Edited by Skinsinparadise

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They did with Sweat what I'd been hoping they'd do for a while...take a chance on a freak of nature athletic pass rusher. Hopefully it works out. If it does, Sweat next to Allen, Payne, and The Greek could be truly terrifying. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 I wanted a pass rusher in the worst way and loved Sweat.  Hopefully the stories about him not being the easiest dude to deal with is hyperbole or they work around that. 

 

This is where having a head coach like Jay is a blessing. He's a players coach that is down to earth, easy to talk to, and talks straight with everyone. To the people that think Jay is on the hotseat... This guy is a month away from signing an extension. He is on cloud nine to how this draft has turned out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Anselmheifer said:

 

I'm agnostic about Haskins, but he was super productive, is accurate, and has a cannon. Also super smart and a high character guy. I agree with the comp of Jameis Winston if Jameis wasn't a sociopath. Haskins is great value at 15. And, if he was a cleaner prospect, he wouldn't be available at 15.  


I like but don't love Sweat as well. But, I still think he would have been fair value anywhere from pick 12-15. He certainly doesn't play to his 40 time, but he has athletic tools and was productive. 

I love the idea of CB. There is a ton of value left on the board. Maybe it's smart to let the draft come to us, but I wouldn't mind packaging those 2 3rd rounders to come back up for Byron Murphy, Greedy Williams, AJ Brown, or the top remaining interior OL or OT. That would be  aton of talent added in one draft.  

 

He's got Andrew Luck in him too, but he can't run like Luck.  He was a no-brainer top five talent, but QBs have been falling the past two years.

 

Sweat has flaws, but some of them can be worked on.  He shares some of the same weaknesses as Clelin.  Lack of a rush plan, lack of a diversity of rushes, etc.  I think there is quite a bit he can learn in order to maximize his ability.  And I think he can get much stronger, his frame is massive.  What can't be learned are the 100th percentile speed and length.  And he was very productive the past two years, despite his rawness as a pass rusher.

 

I'm not against your plan to trade back up for a corner like Greedy or Murphy, or a WR like Harry or Butler.  But if I were in charge, I think I'd let the draft come to me.  I think there is a chance we could end up with a third round of like Deebo and David Montgomery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't know much about the day 2-3 prospects but anyone know DE LJ Collier? Is he a speed rusher or run stuffer type guy. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Skin'emAlive said:

 

This is where having a head coach like Jay is a blessing. He's a players coach that is down to earth, easy to talk to, and talks straight with everyone. To the people that think Jay is on the hotseat... This guy is a month away from signing an extension. He is on cloud nine to how this draft has turned out.

 

I like Jay and while I don't doubt Jay is excited about Sweat, I seriously doubt the Haskins part.   

Just now, SamoaSkinz said:

Don't know much about the day 2-3 prospects but anyone know DE LJ Collier? Is he a speed rusher or run stuffer type guy. 

 

Not a lot of speed, more of a power rusher. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man, I was hoping we would land either Hakeem Butler or Cody Ford with our second pick. So our next pick is the 3rd round, hope someone good falls to that pick. Cheers fellas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gotta say, it took a long time for people/the draft community to come around on Savage, and then he’s the first safety taken.  Not that I expected a 1st back in January, but I feel good about my take there.  :)

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Three first round picks from that Mississippi St defense.  You'd think they would have played better given how loaded the defense was, but A&M was the only good team they beat.  The Clemson kids were better than them.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Got serious doubts about this team at QB, WR and O line.  but love the D line.  I wanted a pass rusher in the worst way and loved Sweat.  Hopefully the stories about him not being the easiest dude to deal with is hyperbole or they work around that. 

Fun loving guys like Orakpo can be good football players, but combine some mean spirit with a bunch of talent? That makes a great football player. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The prognostications are over, whether this guy or that guy thinks he's gonna bust is irrelevant.  Also who made the pick inside our building, who's guy is who's guy: Dan, Bruce and Doug vs. Jay, Scouts, and Smith is also irrelevant at this point.  Dwayne Haskins is our QB.  If you think he sucks then great, that's also irrelevant.  Let's support this guy 100%. He's young, big, smart, and accurate. HTTR!!

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Loooongtime lurker living out of the DMV for years.  Happiest I have been in a long time  with the draft. Nice to see a FO handle the cards that were dealt with panache . Much respect to the decision making however it panned out. Could be early but perhaps we have turned the corner. Shout out to all those that have kept me informed over the years 

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, COWBOY-KILLA- said:

Drew Lock was not a 1st round pick.........whiffff.......😥 gotta love the experts.

 

and yet Daniel Jones is.  Strange draft.  I didn't love Lock, but as a QB with starter upside, I feel he should have been a first round pick.  His market dried up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, COWBOY-KILLA- said:

The prognostications are over, whether this guy or that guy thinks he's gonna bust is irrelevant.  Also who made the pick inside our building, who's guy is who's guy: Dan, Bruce and Doug vs. Jay, Scouts, and Smith is also irrelevant at this point.  Dwayne Haskins is our QB.  If you think he sucks then great, that's also irrelevant.  Let's support this guy 100%. He's young, big, smart, and accurate. HTTR!!

 

 

Meh....15th was a bad pick.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, wolfsire said:

Meh....15th was a bad pick.

 

Time will tell, I like DH's chances. I would extend Gruden also, let him work with him for a min.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My concern with Sweat is rawness and having too many games where he just wasn't very impactful.  He has the tools to win, but does he have the instincts to finish?  Does he have the competitive character to battle and dominate a high end opponent during a meaningful game?  The physical upside is so high, but the film is a little meh.  You have to look past that to see his potential.  It's going to take a lot of work and molding, but he truly could be the next Danielle Hunter.

 

Love our DL's potential.  I think all we need now is to cultivate depth on the unit in order for it to be one of the better groups in the league.  I think we're one really good corner away from being a very strong defense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
22 minutes ago, wolfsire said:

Fun loving guys like Orakpo can be good football players, but combine some mean spirit with a bunch of talent? That makes a great football player. 

 

they didn't say he's mean spirited but hinted that he was sensitive and coaches can't criticize him. 

 

But am not dwelling on that.  Love the player, love the move. 

2 minutes ago, COWBOY-KILLA- said:

So will Montez work with Tomsula or Rob Ryan? @stevemcqueen1 what do you think?

 

Chad Grimm

 

2017-Grimm-Chad-Headshot

 

 

Edited by Skinsinparadise

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interior o-line has to be a pick tomorrow.  I also wouldn't be shocked to see us trade back from our 3rd rounder to snag a missing 4th potentially.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

they didn't say he's mean spirited but hinted that he was sensitive and coaches can't criticize him. 

 

But am not dwelling on that.  Love the player, love the move. 

 

Chad Grimm

 

2017-Grimm-Chad-Headshot

 

 

I know he has a mean streak. Lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Skinsinparadise Ah missed his name on the list. Nice, thank you.  I'd have to imagine you get him some time with Tomsula as well no? Figure he will play with his hand in the ground a lot depending on the alignment. Heard he is really isn't the type you would love out in coverage. His best attributes are rushing the passer and  is stout vs. the run, also that he hustles hard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.