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....should put fans in the stands...it just hit me that(and I dont mean to sound selfish, the no fans in stands was for the better)if the 2021 season has fans back at games we should see a full house of burgundy and gold and not opposing team colors...god that would be amazing!

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9 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

....should put fans in the stands...it just hit me that(and I dont mean to sound selfish, the no fans in stands was for the better)if the 2021 season has fans back at games we should see a full house of burgundy and gold and not opposing team colors...god that would be amazing!

I wanna see this D play with a crowd of 90,000 actual Washington fans.

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This dude turned around a complete Sheet Show of a team to now have 4 straight wins.  We look night and day difference from last year, and we still have a complete dearth of talent.  He's had to deal with serious off field issues within the organization (idiots as well as those involved with scandals), dealt with all of the name change issues, players wanting to leave, no players wanting to come here (even for crazy prices), completely retool the coaching staff, implement completely new schemes, handle the qb carousel extremely well (something no coach has really done well here in forever), all while fighting cancer on the side!  If this dude doesn't deserve coach of the year I don't know what qualifies short of having the best record.  So glad he's our coach!

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Here’s something I just thought about. The 49ers game started rough. I feared a let down after the Pittsburg win, but by the third series, the coaches got the team to focus. So often, this team spiraled out of control and a sloppy start meant a bad game. This time, they wrighted the ship before the first quarter ended (defenseively) and the team was sharp for most of the game after. 

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6 hours ago, Lovi said:

This dude turned around a complete Sheet Show of a team to now have 4 straight wins.  We look night and day difference from last year, and we still have a complete dearth of talent.  He's had to deal with serious off field issues within the organization (idiots as well as those involved with scandals), dealt with all of the name change issues, players wanting to leave, no players wanting to come here (even for crazy prices), completely retool the coaching staff, implement completely new schemes, handle the qb carousel extremely well (something no coach has really done well here in forever), all while fighting cancer on the side!  If this dude doesn't deserve coach of the year I don't know what qualifies short of having the best record.  So glad he's our coach!

Funny thing is, if you take a critical and honest look at our 2-7 start, you wouldn't really be surprised. 3 close losses and -11 in turn overs. Further, while our defense had some brain farts, it usually was good.

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18 hours ago, petey hodge said:

This seem weird to anyone else?

Whenever the cameras show Coach Ron on the sidelines, he seems like he's meditating like a baseball manager in the dugout.  Not talking to anyone, screaming, or even talking on his boom-mic headset.  (actually, the mic boom is stowed upwards and not on his mouth - like the pic below).  Does he just let his coordinators do all the talking? 

 

I'd love to be in a live game and just watch what Coach does on the sidelines.

Ron Rivera cites 'gut feelings' for Washington Football Team quarterback  change

Yeah, I've noticed it too.  He seems detached from the game-day coaching.  My guess is, he trusts JDR to do his thing and knows he doesn't have to help.  And with Turner, he knows he's not going to help by staying in his ear and trying to call the game for him.  It's like that old golden rule for owners, specifically "hire good people and stay out of the way".  The coordinators know he's there if they need him but otherwise follow the game plan.

 

It quite Zen if you think about it.  In the heat of battle but having the self control to stay above the fray..  At least that's the way I read it.

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8 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

I wanna see this D play with a crowd of 90,000 actual Washington fans.

Haven't thought about this until you said it....Talk about something to look forward to? Just wish it were in RFK where the bleachers rocked. 

5 hours ago, Burgold said:

Here’s something I just thought about. The 49ers game started rough. I feared a let down after the Pittsburg win, but by the third series, the coaches got the team to focus. So often, this team spiraled out of control and a sloppy start meant a bad game. This time, they wrighted the ship before the first quarter ended (defenseively) and the team was sharp for most of the game after. 

I am convinced that this team is a 2nd half team because of how badly the defense wears down their opponents. The proof is in their record the past several weeks. These guys play hard til the final gun...that's good coaching and good character.

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I listened to Coach's live interview today... he mentioned on their day off that there were 30+ guys in the training room working out, visible to their other teammates.  Not an ominous sign of them working out with their own "personal trainers and gyms" but with their Teammates!   This nucleus is feeling it. 

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I think we've been coached pretty well, I do have one concern.  Roster management. 

 

The Gibson injury kind of highlights something.  We came into camp with six RBs.  We cut two, one was picked up and the other was cut for doing crappy stuff as a person so he's not coming back.  During periods we had 7 WR or 10 DL with more on the PS we frequently brought in zero extra backs.  I think this was pretty dumb

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2 hours ago, kingdaddy said:

Haven't thought about this until you said it....Talk about something to look forward to? Just wish it were in RFK where the bleachers rocked. 

I am convinced that this team is a 2nd half team because of how badly the defense wears down their opponents. The proof is in their record the past several weeks. These guys play hard til the final gun...that's good coaching and good character.

True but we seem to score more in the 2nd half also

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20 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

I wanna see this D play with a crowd of 90,000 actual Washington fans.

I’d love to see a new stadium with 65,000 seats, more intimate setting & have the stadium jam packed with actual fans of the Football Team.

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In years past, this game was a classic spot for a letdown... I was telling people that this game would be the test for this team to find out if there really has been a change and boy did they impress. Unfortunately, I believe our qb situation caps us but that’s out of the coaches hands. They are getting everything they can out of these guys, turned us into a team with a “closer” mentality and I freaking love it.

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We are actually playing meaningful games over the holiday break.  Feels incredible.

 

Whether we make the playoffs or don't make the playoffs, the coaching crew and team have done a helluva job.  In the past I would turn on a game, watch the first quarter or so and say "yup we're gonna lose" and just let it fade into the background while I do other things invariably cursing Brucifer.  This last game I was at work and on my way home, caught the game on the radio in the truck and heard how bad the offense was doing, that we were down 7-6 and I actually thought "no worries...there's always the second half."  I was actually happy we hadn't spotted them two touchdowns...a deficit I realize I almost expect them to overcome these days.

 

Ron's not just changing the team but the fans as well (at least this one).

 

Having said that, twenty years of battering has me bracing for Dan to pop out of a shadowy corner, like a pasty white miniature troll, yell "Happy Thanksgiving" and ruin everything.

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I’m just happy to actually like watching football again. The past several years were pretty low for me and I’m starting to cheer again. I grew up in a redskins household where the three of us would watch cheer and high five great plays and be down when we’d lose. We went football caroling at family’s houses that were cowboy fans after super bowl wins.  Diehard skin fans, even made the local newspaper. 

 

I stopped cheering the last couple years. Nothing to cheer for, no hope no plan just apathy. 
 

But Ron has me believing again. We got us a captain now. My boys play hard now... expect to win, team full of dogs, and that’s all I need to support them. Hail to the WFT!

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1 hour ago, lovemaskins said:

I stopped cheering the last couple years. Nothing to cheer for, no hope no plan just apathy. 

It does feel good to be invested, doesn't it?  Like you, the past few seasons for me have been void of any real emotion, ultimately indifferent to the outcomes of games.  The most excitement I had was hoping to lose to snag Chase Young.

 

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On 12/13/2020 at 8:44 PM, ExoDus84 said:

Remember 4 weeks ago when a subset of posters on this board wanted to fire Rivera?

 

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Why is everyone so quick to claim they were right or someone else was wrong? What if Rivera loses out this year and they go 4-12 next year? Should the people who wanted him fired call you out for enjoying this little winning streak?

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6 minutes ago, TD_washingtonredskins said:

Why is everyone so quick to claim they were right or someone else was wrong? What if Rivera loses out this year and they go 4-12 next year? Should the people who wanted him fired call you out for enjoying this little winning streak?

Most of the Rivera hate was rooted in Haskins love.  Since that time, the team has thrived and Haskins looked like Haskins again.  
 

On that front, there is no time like the present to serve crow.  If Rivera loses his mind and Haskins ends up being a solid pro, make no doubt about it those folks will crawl out from under rocks to tell us all about it.

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22 hours ago, Stefanskins said:

True but we seem to score more in the 2nd half also

Have a hypothesis. We don't checkout at the half.  Big question is if we ever have real success in the first half, will we still dominate in the second half?  If the answer is yes, I believe other teams really need to worry. The only real question on this front besides this one is if we can demolish someone when there is nothing in it for us.

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I don't know where to put this but if anybody gets a chance to catch Get Up, Foxworth in his U-nique Perspective segment predicts Washington's Super Bowl window opens next season.  Claiming there are so many star players playing out playing their salary hits.  They aren't perfect but easy to see them making a run, much like 49rs a year ago.  The whole panel agreed the team is being built right and going to be a tough out this year.

 

 

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