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  1. Yeah,don't let him around Trent Williams (wink, wink) I'm pulling for the guy. Remember also that Rohan Marley was a standout football player for the University of Miami, though I don't think he made it in the NFL. And apparently Bob played "the other football" pretty well. Athletic family... ETA: Just read whole article..didn't know that Rohan was Nico's dad...cool...
  2. Given the scenario and who was still on the board at that time, I agree that it was a crap offer. I get the sense that Lynch and Shanahan really do think they are "the smartest guys in the room" and I can just see them giggling and laughing about how they would fleece the Redskins. I'm (not so) secretly hoping that Mitch Trubiski turns out to be a stud QB this year so I can stop hearing about how brilliant John Lynch was at the draft. Sorry, "rant off" now...
  3. https://www.google.com/amp/s/was.247sports.com/Bolt/Jay-Gruden-promises-the-fade-routes-are-coming-52766697/Amp great news coming out of redskins park!
  4. (Thought bold parts of article below were interesting) Scot McCloughan hints at one possible hold up in Kirk Cousins contract talks http://www.csnmidatlantic.com/washington-redskins/scot-mccloughan-hints-one-possible-hold-kirk-cousins-contract-talks?p=ya5nbcs&ocid=yahoo&yptr=yahoo Scot McCloughan spoke at length for the first time since his departure from the Redskins, joining 106.7 the Fan's Grant and Danny show, and in the process perhaps shed some light on the ongoing contract talks between the organization and Kirk Cousins. The situation with Washington and Cousins is well known: The team has placed the franchise tag on their passer for a second straight season. Long-term contract talks seem largely stalled, as team and player have not come particularly close on a multi-year value. McCloughan explained that the team and coaches all like Cousins, and there isn't a question of talent. The odd part in his comments came when the former 'Skins GM talked about Cousins' agent, Mike McCartney. "[Cousins is] going to make a lot of money this year and he's earned it for what he's done the last two years. It's a big business," McCloughan said (click here for full audio). "The agent's got to be understandable that they're involved in it too. It's not just us and the player, the agent has to be able to understand, well ok, 'I can make this, if you don't tender him, I can make this for the next five years for him.' It just didn't work out." Hearing McCloughan specifically invoke the agent carries some weight. Remember during the 2016 negotiations reports showed that communication between the team and Cousins' representatives had completely broken down in spots. Earlier this year, speaking during the NFL Combine, McCartney said he was working hard to maintain a positive dialogue with the Redskins. To be clear, an agent's job is to maximize money for their clients. NFL management doesn't always appreciate that approach, but it doesn't mean an agent is doing anything wrong. It's also logical to infer that the Redskins organization does not agree with the premise that the franchise tag should set the annual salary value for a long-term Cousins deal. Cousins' representatives would obviously feel the opposite. Not to suggest one side is right or wrong, but the reported offers from the 'Skins to Cousins have not approached the full franchise tag dollar figure in average annual value. McCloughan did not waiver, however, on his assesment of Cousins as QB. "I hope they do get a long-term deal done because I'm telling you he's high character, he's a good football player, he's smart, he's a good teammate, he's got leadership qualities," McCloughan said. "I've been around Brett Favres, I've been around Russell Wilsons, I've been around Matt Hasselbecks. Those are the characteristics that stand out, becuase you know he's got talent. He's got arm talent and you know he can move around and make plays with his feet." Of the lack of a multi-year contract, McCloughan didn't take the blame, but he didn't pass it off either. "It's too bad it didn't happen but that was an organizational thing." Previously, McCloughan has said that teams need to be wary of overpaying at quarterback, and he didn't back off that notion either. "The market is so high," he said. "If you're overpaying the quarterback, you're going to lose an offensive lineman, you're going to lose a defensive lineman, you're going to lose a corner." In the end, McCloughan seemed resigned to the same belief that many Redskins fans have of their quarterback. "He's going to be successful, here or somewhere else."
  5. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/09/scot-mccloughan-it-was-a-marriage-that-didnt-work/ Either Scot is an extremely forgiving guy or he got paid to play nice through this "divorce."
  6. Bottom line; too much fumbling will end your career as a RB...as it probably should.
  7. Maybe best NFL name out there...
  8. That was an interesting article. And it laid out some issues that most of us (or at least me) don't talk about when discussing 3-4 vs. 4-3; specifically, that teams often don't play one exclusively: " The Redskins play their 3-4 base front perhaps 20 to 25 percent of the time. That equates to approximately 10-15 snaps per game. It helps explain why they don’t want someone who can only play nose, but it also remains a position that can’t be dismissed, either. Not when you’ve struggled to stop the run like Washington. The nickel run defense, when they’re in more of a 4-3 look, had been a big problem in recent years, too." I suppose this puts a premium on guys who can be flexible along the defensive front? Either way, it would have been good to re-sign Chris Baker, and I feel that we would all be more comfortable right now. The way we couldn't stop the run -- particularly up the middle -- last year, was an issue. I do feel like with the signings, our pass rush will definitely be better. And Allen is known as both a pass rusher and run stopper so that will help. I'm skeptical of Talyor based on injuries and the rest of them based on talent, but I'm willing to give them a chance. We'll see what happens.
  9. When you have the Dynamic Duo of Allen and Snyder, why would you need a GM?
  10. This is an interesting take which leads me to a follow up question. Assuming the Skins feel that Cousins is truly pedestrian and not worthy of the big contract, why wouldn't they just trade him at the draft and get something to help them draft the QB of the future? You can keep saying that Cousins is nothing special and that's fine, but either we're going to pay him big $$ or he's going to be gone after this year. There is no scenario where Cousins backs down and takes the lower offer from the Redskins. None. At this point, he'll take that lower offer somewhere else just to "save face." You can say that he's average, you can say that he's stupid...and maybe you'd be right. But the Front Office would be even more stupid not to realize that you are NOT going to sign him for 20 M per year. So what is the thinking of the Front Office then for not either signing OR trading him but just rolling with him as a one year, expensive rental? Colt McCoy? So you are arguing that Kirk doesn't transcend the system but Colt does? Nate Sudfield? The argument kind of, sort of makes sense from the perspective that Kirk is being helped by the system. But the argument doesn't seem to make much sense to defend the specific actions the Redskins front office have taken to this point. If they don't think he's worth it, they should have traded him at the draft. Their inaction on this isn't Cousins' fault, it's their own...
  11. Isn't Perrine also a guy who is known for tough running, who could plow at the goal line? I agree with you in the sense that Gruden is specifically looking for tall receivers with red zone in mind, We will see if it pays off. Hopefully though running more effectively down there will be a part of the plan...though you need to block well in addition to having a tough back. Now to be fair, just because Gruden is putting a premium on tall receivers, that doesn't mean the team can't run more close to the end zone. In fact, if teams think that Redskins don't have the weapons to throw it in, they will stack the box down there, making runs even less effective, and incentivizing Gruden to throw more, not less. Gruden does need to show that we have the ability to throw the ball for a score to prevent this stacking. As with many aspects of football, the answer is not simply to run it all the time down there but rather to achieve a healthy balance to keep defenses honest. Hopefully we're going in that direction and Gruden will trust the run more in the red zone.
  12. http://was.247sports.com/Bolt/Former-Alabama-LB-Ryan-Anderson-calls-out-NFL-reporter-52605995 Anderson: “I’m the old-smith football player,” Anderson told Redskins.com after the draft. “I’m not a combine warrior, not a workout warrior, I’m a football player. At the end of the day, that’s what it boils down to. It boils down to ‘see ball, get ball and striking the man in front of you.’ That’s what I bring to the table.”
  13. Shanahan: C.J. Beathard reminds me of Kirk Cousins http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000805428/article/shanahan-cj-beathard-reminds-me-of-kirk-cousins
  14. While it's obviously too early to judge the draft class, most pundits seem to agree that the Redskins did a nice job finding value throughout. Very excited that we made moves to shore up the D plus picking up a RB in mid rounds that legit has a chance to get lots of playing time, if not start. Props to Sebowski in his first draft as interim GM ...
  15. Come to think of it, I've never seen Scot and Sebowski in the same place, at the same time... Hmmmm.