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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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The 2019 Free Agency Tracker -Added: Landon Collins, Rodgers-Cromartie, Donald Penn, Flowers, Smallwood. Lost:Preston Smith, Nsekhe, Crowder, HaHa

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19 hours ago, MariusVT said:

 

That's the type of move you make if you're a couple of pieces away from contention.... which we most certainly are not.

 

NFCEast leader and well in the playoff hunt before Alex went down.... yea, i'd say we're pretty close... 

 

Those types of statements don't make sense anymore. It's anyones game

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14 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

NFCEast leader and well in the playoff hunt before Alex went down.... yea, i'd say we're pretty close... 

 

Those types of statements don't make sense anymore. It's anyones game

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Could it be? King wrote:

A smart guy in the league told me the other day: “Look for the desperate teams with Brown.” What team is more desperate than Washington, which is hemorrhaging fans, has no idea who the 2019 quarterback will be, has no idea who the 2020 coach will be, hasn’t won a playoff game in 14 years, and has an embattled owner searching for anything that will get his team out of the muck and mire of mediocrity? This also fits the Pittsburgh plan of wanting to send Brown out of the AFC. The problem, obviously, would be finding a quarterback to get the ball to Brown. But Washington’s a team that loves to win the offseason and hasn’t done so in a while. I’d be surprised if Bruce Allen and Kevin Colbert don’t talk about Brown.

Inside the Beltway, folks want to know if Brown's availability is the exact answer to the Redskins' lack of playmakers. A case can be made either way.

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/case-and-against-redskins-trading-antonio-brown

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3 hours ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

NFCEast leader and well in the playoff hunt before Alex went down.... yea, i'd say we're pretty close... 

 

Those types of statements don't make sense anymore. It's anyones game

Yeah, but now we’re most likely going to have McCoy or josh Johnson start at QB for next season. we went from close to wayyyy off 😂

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Just now, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Yeah, but now we’re most likely going to have McCoy or josh Johnson start at QB for next season. we went from close to wayyyy off 😂

 

I don't believe they will move forward with those options as the starting QB. Not saying what we do end up with will be much better, but i think our defense and supporting cast can still take us pretty far. We will see how FA and the draft go. 

 

Unless it's Tom Brady, defense still wins championships.

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https://nfltraderumors.co/bengals-looking-to-trade-wr-john-ross/

 

Bengals looking to trade WR John Ross..... I remember people calling him the next Desean Jackson but he's oft-injured and hasn't yet lived up to the hype.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/26/dolphins-expected-to-part-with-robert-quinn-and-likely-andre-branch/

 

Dolphins expected to part with Robert Quinn.... salary cap cut. Still only 28 years old. Seems to have lost a step but maybe he needs a change of scenery?

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Plenty of moves being made by other teams, releases, potential cuts, trade candidates etc, yet nothing from Redskins world. Even the stories of the Scherff extension and AP talks have tailed off.

 

I mean, it's a guess, but Bruce and Co must be in the process of conjuring up their latest major move. Something 'significant' has to be just around the corner.

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23 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

Plenty of moves being made by other teams, releases, potential cuts, trade candidates etc, yet nothing from Redskins world. Even the stories of the Scherff extension and AP talks have tailed off.

 

I mean, it's a guess, but Bruce and Co must be in the process of conjuring up their latest major move. Something 'significant' has to be just around the corner.

And we still haven't signed Josh Johnson either...

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1 hour ago, SemperFi Skins said:

https://nfltraderumors.co/bengals-looking-to-trade-wr-john-ross/

 

Bengals looking to trade WR John Ross..... I remember people calling him the next Desean Jackson but he's oft-injured and hasn't yet lived up to the hype.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/26/dolphins-expected-to-part-with-robert-quinn-and-likely-andre-branch/

 

Dolphins expected to part with Robert Quinn.... salary cap cut. Still only 28 years old. Seems to have lost a step but maybe he needs a change of scenery?

John Ross would be a pretty cool addition.  One of our 3rd round picks could probably get it done.  But I would love to get KD Metcalf in the draft.

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I'd rather the Skins use a 3rd on WR Isabella from UMass then a 3rd on Ross.  Ross has injury issues and will be MUCH more costly.

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4 hours ago, RWJ said:

I'd rather the Skins use a 3rd on WR Isabella from UMass then a 3rd on Ross.  Ross has injury issues and will be MUCH more costly.

 

I think Ross goes for a 4th or 5th, and I'd pay that. You don't give up on a 1st round pick so quickly and get good value. You've already shown your hand by wanting to give up on him in the first place, you're just trying to salvage the situation. He's the type of deep threat woth potential we need, and at the price I mentioned I'd go for it. Similar deep threats in the draft will go much higher. This would be a great use of one of our later comp picks. 

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Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster, Ryan Anderson, Hamilton & Landon Collins... Alabama reunion in full force!!

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3 minutes ago, Bonez3 said:

Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster, Ryan Anderson, Hamilton & Landon Collins... Alabama reunion in full force!!

And if we brought back Ha-Ha which I don’t foresee happening but if we did man that’s an insane amount of Bama players

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26 minutes ago, Redskinzfan30 said:

And if we brought back Ha-Ha which I don’t foresee happening but if we did man that’s an insane amount of Bama players

Personally, I don't want Ha Ha back.  He was a waste of a 4th round pick.  

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We could potential draft another Bama defensive player this year too. Maybe Christian Miller OLB Alabama with our first 3rd round pick?? Preston is likely gone so there is a good chance we look at that position in the draft.

 

 

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12 hours ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

I think Ross goes for a 4th or 5th, and I'd pay that. You don't give up on a 1st round pick so quickly and get good value. You've already shown your hand by wanting to give up on him in the first place, you're just trying to salvage the situation. He's the type of deep threat woth potential we need, and at the price I mentioned I'd go for it. Similar deep threats in the draft will go much higher. This would be a great use of one of our later comp picks. 

 

Agreed. Max i'm dealing is a 4th. Start with a 5th and negotiate. If someone comes in higher and scoops him up, so be it.

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Richardson is already locked in as the Skins deep threat and is being paid well to do so next year. Don’t see the match with Skins and Ross. 

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Corner Josh Norman ($8.5 million savings)

Tight end Jordan Reed ($6 million)

Linebacker Zach Brown ($5.75 million)

Tight end Vernon Davis ($4.9 million)

Linebacker Mason Foster ($4 million)

Defensive end Stacy McGee ($2.275 million)

 

I'd be okay with any of these except Norman and if they draft a stud TE.  You'd have to pay that or more to replace Norman with a good vet and our TE's can't block or stay healthy.

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We won't resign Preston Smith or Crowder and it is NOT because of talent or price.  It is because both were from the 2015 draft (first Scott) and Scherff is too good.  Norman was a 2016 FA, so he might find himself at risk.  Since another TE with injury history is a FA, Reed could find himself expendable.  Hey,if by some miracle (or Snyder listens to Wormtounge 2.0) Bruce is GM next year, he also gets to get rid of Doctson and possibly Ionniadas.  That would pretty much eliminate Scott's direct work which is a huge goal for Bruce. 

 

Morse is a FA.  He is the guy we'd probably have taken if we'd gone after Leonard Williams.  That would be an in-your face Scott move that Bruce might like and Kujo won't even be in the running for backup (the last 2015 draft pick besides Scherff).

 

Tyler Eifert has an injury history but is pretty good when not injured.  He'll be cheap and a guy with injury history is Bruce's style.

 

We need an edge too.  Is there a guy out there with an injury history who we can get?

 

 

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