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  1. I think what he may have over the JOK kid from ND is more size to make tackles at the line in addition to covering? Interestingly, the ND LB didn't go AT ALL in the first round. That has to be one of the biggest surprises of the first round...teams are hesitant over something there, and at least Rivera was...
  2. I was wrong in my prediction but happy with the pick. I totally get why Rivera took Davis and like everyone else, I trust judgement of Rivera and Del Rio with respect to linebackers. The big thing is this definitely was a football pick not a Snyder pick.
  3. Rappaport reports that Washington and Miami swapped the 258 and the 244 picks (7th rounders) to make this trade...so it cost WFT very little. meanwhile, Schefter reports that “To make his trade to Washington from Miami official, OL Ereck Flowers restructured his contract whereby the Dolphins will pay $6 million in a signing bonus and Washington will pay a $3 million base salary, giving Flowers $9M fully guaranteed this year, per drew rosenhause” all in all it seems like a solid move to fortify the OL, Depth at worst and starter at best... .
  4. https://www.si.com/nfl/washingtonfootball/news/breaking-ereck-flowers-traded-back-to-washington-source-confirms Redskins swap late round picks with Dolphins to bring back Eric Flowers. Didn't cost us hardly anything in draft capital and at worse a quality depth signing. We have to take his contract, which is probably 8 M/ year, which is kind of expensive for a backup? But this may be part of a move to insulate us against Scherff leaving next year. I just have this hunch that this signing means Scherff negotiations not happening and the team thinks they'll lose him. Just something
  5. Two weeks to the draft. Obviously, BPA at 19 won't be known until you get to 19, but speculating, it feels like many talking heads are now looking at one of these two: Christian Darrisaw, OL, Virginia Tech https://www.nfl.com/prospects/christian-darrisaw/32004441-5268-2260-1da4-71998bd16533 Could be immediate starter and future left tackle anchor. Our OL kind of overperformed toward the end of last year but I think we still desparately need to upgrade, particularly with Moses getting older and Sherf possibly signing elsewhere next year. I keep hearing we need LB and that's true, b
  6. You don't win football games in March and April, so I take it with a monster grain of salt, but still it's a neat headline: https://twitter.com/PFF/status/1372387573310586881 Per @KevinColePFF's Improvement Index, the Washington Football Team is the NFL's most improved team in Free Agency FULL in-depth look here http://bit.ly/3r2aUGc What is equally encouraging: Fitzpatrick, Jackson, and Samuel all signed to reasonable contracts, that will not "break the bank." Things are being done differently.
  7. Also, I think Nittny made this point, and I've heard this point made on the Al Galdi Podcast (excellent by the way), that Ron is slowly cleaning house of all the old guard loyal to Bruce. This is not just coaches but other front office guys. I think by surrounding himself with guys who are loyal to him (not Dan), Rivera may be somewhat insulating himself from Dan's influence on personnel. Back in the day, Bruce and Danny could basically decide to draft players or make trades by outvoting Jay. Now, Rivera controls the Marty's. Dan would have to come in and outvote ALL of them...that's
  8. Notice the lack of “leaks” before these FA signings?
  9. We are gonna have some speed at WR and someone not afraid to throw it deep... samuel also one of those flex guys who can play multiple roles that Rivera likes. I like the signing
  10. Great signing. Something like this really needed to be done with Darby leaving. I think Jackson is generally well regarded and is still quite young. Nice job by Ron and the Marty’s here... More: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.si.com/nfl/bengals/.amp/news/former-cincinnati-bengals-cornerback-william-jackson-signing-with-washington-football-team
  11. Seriously. Regardless of their final team record, draft McLaurin in fantasy. He put up decent stats with Smith / Haskins; imagine what he can do with a guy who can actually throw it down field was some accuracy...
  12. I would imagine fitz can stretch the field more than Alex could, so perhaps his yards and TDs will get a boost. And fitz way more accurate than haskins. So I’d say on balance it’s a bump but how much we’ll see...
  13. The other big news today is Darby signing with the Broncos. Apparently Rivera didn’t want to pay this guy due to injury history? Either way, it creates a new hole to fill. We got Fuller and Moreland as starters I guess. Moreau is an UFA but maybe we can resign him? Not sure abiut the quality behind this. Add CB to the shopping list. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcsports.com/washington/football-team/taking-look-cornerback-market-after-washington-loses-ronald-darby%3famp
  14. I like the signing. 1 year, 10 million dollars. He could serve as bridge starter or even vet backup if Allen or heinicke take the job. But gives us another option at QB for this year. Here’s hoping they still draft a guy to groom him long term. But for now, I like it
  15. I find myself frequently agreeing with Theisman, and I do so again with this analysis. Watson is great but I would not give up Chase Young for him. Keep it mind it would be Chase Young plus several number ones plus another defensive starter. Just no. Darnold -- people are acting like he is such a catch and that the Jets may even be asking for a second round pick PLUS for him. This is all predicated on the idea that Darnold is actually great and it's just the Jets that are dragging him down. You know, just like Josh Rosen was really great and we would see that when he left Arizona
  16. Come on, man, make this happen: Heineken has 'no plans' to partner with Taylor Heinicke at this time https://www.yahoo.com/sports/heineken-no-plans-partner-taylor-153322120.html
  17. Jay Gruden is talking a lot of smack lately I notice. Snyder is a train wreck to be sure. But not sure how I feel about Jay spilling so many secrets publically in the last few days. There is this piece, and then there was some story trashing Garcon and Jackson for being the ones to blame when Cousins took a knee before the half vs. Philly and blew the chance for a field goal. So he's not just throwing Snyder under the bus but also trashing former players. Not a good look for Coach Jay...not a big fan of that guy...from what I hear, he also has some skeletons and maybe shouldn't be talking
  18. Hearing lots of talk about trading for Mariota lately. Pros: good athlete and measurables, High potential, starter experience, Relatively young, cheap in terms of parting with draft assets Con: is contract good if he doesn’t become starter? Is he a Clearly better option than Allen/heinicke? Thoughts?
  19. There are lots of "culture intangiables" here. I read an article where the other players on team really respect Heinicke for not only showing grit, but coming in and being very prepared with a high work ethic (ironically, same as Smith but not the same as Haskins). The fact that the team is placing faith in a guy like that and rewarding a guy like that is in fact part of "building a culture" based on a meritocracy. There is a trend. You elevate Cameron Kurl instead of signing the flashy free agent. You give Logan Thomas a chance instead of breaking bank on a big name TE. I'm not saying He
  20. Yeah, this rumor must have been cooked up by a LV homer. Watson will cost two firsts. So, instead of WFT giving those two firsts to Houston for Watson, they'll give two firsts to LV so they can get Watson, and we can have Carr. Alrighty then. I guess it would keep us from parting with additional picks and Defensive players but still...2 firsts for Carr? I'm with you that Carr would be an improvement, and I would think of giving the 19th pick for him, but nothing further...and agree that I'd much rather spend less on Fitz or Mariotta. Honestly, drafting a project and signing Fitz is lookin
  21. Good post, nothing to add but referring to the front office as "The Marty's" is hilarious. It reminds me off Office Space..."I"m going to talk to the Bobs." 😄
  22. Additionally: if we think Jones or Trask are worth of being projects to groom, a bonus here could actually be trading down in the first round for additional picks, then selecting Jones or Trask where they likely really fall, rather than a reach at 19...
  23. I think it's worth giving it a try but I do balk at giving up so much for him. Watson can indeed cover a lot of holes but he can't automatically elevate a team. He has been good for 10/11 wins a few years but Houston also went 4-12 last year, even while Watson played great. So, while it's true a great QB can cover some deficiencies, there are some limits as well. The question is, are the WFT "close enough" that we just need that one more piece to put us over the top? The thinking I have seen online in media articles seems to be that we can give up picks and top defensive talent for Wa
  24. Good post. I too like the idea of adding someone like Fitz on the cheap for a bridge QB while we groom someone else. You do a great job of laying out all our needs and why it would not be wise to part with players and picks for one player, even if that one player is a great one. The question I have is: based on where we pick: what are our available options for young talent to groom while Fitz tries to win over the next 2 years (9-10 wins with Fitz is not crazy to consider): -- Kyle Allen: coaching staff seems to think he has starter potential...do we (the fans) believe that?
  25. Re: Hurney -- my hope is that he was brought in to do things like contracts and whatnot. Just because GMs are traditionally guys who run the draft, doesn't mean he'll be the main personell guy. My understanding is that's still Rivera basically Hurney is HIS sounding board and then the guy who will do all the contract crap and stuff like that. Rivera is coach so he can't do full time GM duties but he can still be the main one pulling the plug on personnel. Maybe this is just what I hope but obviously I don't know. I'm also bummed over Kyle Smith. In general, it kind of bums me out
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