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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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2 hours ago, HTTRDynasty said:

Browns making room for a Williams trade?  Definitely a reach at this point, but they've been aggressive all off-season.  They're in win-now mode during Baker's window.  I would take a 1st or two 2nd's from them without hesitation.

They wouldn't have traded Zeitler if they wanted more money dumped into the OL

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36 minutes ago, PartyPosse said:

They wouldn't have traded Zeitler if they wanted more money dumped into the OL

 

The Zeitler trade helped land OBJ

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2 hours ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

The Zeitler trade helped land OBJ

So if they basically offset salary, spending another 14-16 million on Williams doesn't make a lot of sense. 

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41 minutes ago, PartyPosse said:

So if they basically offset salary, spending another 14-16 million on Williams doesn't make a lot of sense. 

 

They’re $33 million under the cap. They have their franchise QB on a rookie contract without paying $20 million to a QB who will never play another down for them. They’d make it work. 

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8 hours ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

They’re $33 million under the cap. They have their franchise QB on a rookie contract without paying $20 million to a QB who will never play another down for them. They’d make it work. 

Only because of the rollover from 2018. 2020 they’re already over.

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https://www.hookem.com/2018/03/02/watch-former-texas-ol-desmond-harrison-runs-fastest-ol-time-nfl-combine/

 

We should definitely consider Desmond Harrison. He sounds like trouble if he was kicked out of Texas and now missed a flight and didn't show up for camp. Still he is 6'6", has starting LT experience and ran a 4.9 and possible 4.75 at the combine. PFF had him graded pretty highly against the pass, so maybe our QB's won't get killed. Sign him as a camp body, at least. 

 

https://www.hookem.com/2018/03/02/watch-former-texas-ol-desmond-harrison-runs-fastest-ol-time-nfl-combine/

 

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10 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

Weird.  The obvious difference is that Spotrac assumes a $188.2 million cap league-wide, while OTC assumes a $200 million cap.  Not sure what's causing the remaining difference.

The site you posted may not be completely updated as Sportrac has a pretty thorough rundown of the roster including Harrison’s release. Even if the cap does increase 12 mil that would basically negate Williams salary. I’m sure Cleveland would rather have the rollover from this year because there would be no chance they would get Washington to retain any of that salary amid all this animosity.

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8 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

Weird.  The obvious difference is that Spotrac assumes a $188.2 million cap league-wide, while OTC assumes a $200 million cap.  Not sure what's causing the remaining difference.

 

Sportrac is adding up all players contracts, well over 60 players. That's why is a higher number. The OTC number is more reflective as its a 51 player cut off. 

 

Chances are your 20mil number is closer to reality.

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The site you posted may not be completely update as Sportrac has a pretty thorough rundown of the roster including Harrison’s release. Even if the cap does increase 12 mil that would basically negate Williams salary. I’m sure Cleveland would rather have the rollover from this year because there would be no chance they would get Washington to retain any of that salary amid all this animosity.

 

Sportrac number includes an additional 15 or so player contracts. OTC has a top 51 number.

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The Desmond Harrison sweepstakes appear to be over.

 

 

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1 hour ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

Weird.  The obvious difference is that Spotrac assumes a $188.2 million cap league-wide, while OTC assumes a $200 million cap.  Not sure what's causing the remaining difference.

I don't think the salary cap will matter next year, it's probably going to be an uncapped year so we can absorb the remaining $20M but also sign who we want knowing that once the strike ends we will have cap space for the following year since all the bad debt will be off the books.

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14 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

I don't think the salary cap will matter next year, it's probably going to be an uncapped year so we can absorb the remaining $20M but also sign who we want knowing that once the strike ends we will have cap space for the following year since all the bad debt will be off the books.

 

.......... my memory isn't good enough to remember exactly what happened back then, but this sounds eerily similar to what caused us to get hit with a $36m cap penalty.

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11 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

.......... my memory isn't good enough to remember exactly what happened back then, but this sounds eerily similar to what caused us to get hit with a $36m cap penalty.

I think it's different because back then we restructured contracts so the cap space could be absorbed during the uncapped year.  In this situation we aren't restructuring anything we are just cutting an injured player and absorbing the remaining amount of the cap hit, I guess we could be safe and split it over the next 2 years which still helps.

 

I guess it depends if the rest of the owners feel we are gaining a competitive advantage.  That would be pure crap if they make us spread it out as to say a team couldn't take on a $20M cap hit within 1 year in a normal season but it's possible.

 

 

 

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A gazelle? He looks pretty slow and clunky 

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On 6/7/2019 at 6:45 PM, dyst said:

A gazelle? He looks pretty slow and clunky 

 

Certainly in that clip he did, I agree.

 

All those tweets made it seem like he is a stud.  

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Washington signed defensive back Ashton Lampkin. Lampkin has never played a regular-season NFL game.

Lampkin entered the league in 2017 as an undrafted free agent, signing with the Chiefs. But he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in training camp.

Lampkin was injured again during last summer’s training camp, and the Chiefs reached an injury settlement with him.

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5 hours ago, FrFan said:

Washington signed defensive back Ashton Lampkin. Lampkin has never played a regular-season NFL game.

Lampkin entered the league in 2017 as an undrafted free agent, signing with the Chiefs. But he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in training camp.

Lampkin was injured again during last summer’s training camp, and the Chiefs reached an injury settlement with him.

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