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    Default Re: Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mocks, Camps, OTAs, Roster Predictions,

    Has there been any more talk of the team relocating to Virginia?
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    I haven't heard any other talk of moving anywhere in the area. Rumors persist about a new stadium at RFK, beside Dulles International, and Oxon Hill Farm near National Harbor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundy Burner View Post
    I haven't heard any other talk of moving anywhere in the area. Rumors persist about a new stadium at RFK, beside Dulles International, and Oxon Hill Farm near National Harbor.
    Oxon Hill Farms is the ideal location for a new stadium, close enough to downtown and the new baseball and soccer stadiums...within 2 miles of both, and across the highway from the new National Harbour with the MGM.

    Also, Snyder maintains the current deal with PG County with no penalty, even though it's only another 8 years. Other than needing a metro stop, something Oxon Hill should get anyway with the Harbour and the Casino right there...the infrastructure is already in place to handle 4 major areas of destination in 4 different directions, all with major highways...Southern Maryland, Baltimore, DC, and NOVA.

    Dulles would lose Southern MD fans, and there are a lot of them. It would lose Baltimore or the corridor between Baltimore and Washington. DC and NOVA would be the only ones to benefit from that location.

    And RFK has no infrastructure outside of a Metro stop. RFK could barely handle traffic out of that 46k seat stadium 25 years ago, how would they handle a 70k stadium with today's DC population with only nominal infrastructure changes.
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    Default Re: Burner’s Burning Questions: Free Agency, Mocks, Camps, OTAs, Roster Predictions,

    So, switching gears for a moment..and conceding we haven't hit training camp: does anyone else look at what's going on with the o-line and think "man.....this is a long ways from being fixed"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elephant View Post
    Oxon Hill Farms is the ideal location for a new stadium, close enough to downtown and the new baseball and soccer stadiums...within 2 miles of both, and across the highway from the new National Harbour with the MGM.

    Also, Snyder maintains the current deal with PG County with no penalty, even though it's only another 8 years. Other than needing a metro stop, something Oxon Hill should get anyway with the Harbour and the Casino right there...the infrastructure is already in place to handle 4 major areas of destination in 4 different directions, all with major highways...Southern Maryland, Baltimore, DC, and NOVA.

    Dulles would lose Southern MD fans, and there are a lot of them. It would lose Baltimore or the corridor between Baltimore and Washington. DC and NOVA would be the only ones to benefit from that location.

    And RFK has no infrastructure outside of a Metro stop. RFK could barely handle traffic out of that 46k seat stadium 25 years ago, how would they handle a 70k stadium with today's DC population with only nominal infrastructure changes.
    You have a lot more knowledge about the particulars so I defer to you regarding optimum vs. sub-optimum locations. I think the 'lose fans' aspect is irrelevant. Anyone in the DC-MD-Va area that wants to go to a Redskins game, is going to go to a Redskins game. It's simply a matter of which population segment is inconvenienced. I'm beginning to wonder if the more common sense solution is to just build a new stadium at the current site, and perhaps try to improve the access and departure routes at the same time.

    I do think that a smaller stadium (and one that creates a loud, more intense environment) is the way to go. Ultimately though, there's nothing inherently wrong with any stadium. The sparse crowds we've seen in recent years have nothing to do with how nice the stadium and amenities are, or even whether or not it's a pain in the ass to get to and from the stadium. It's a lot simpler than that.

    No one wants to travel, commit to an incredibly long day, and spend a fortune to watch their team consistently lose. We can all do that at home and make it a more enjoyable experience. Now, when a team is winning and relevant, that's when 'being there' takes on some meaning.
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    Greetings from BBQ to everyone here at BGO. We hope you are having a good weekend. Hello to everyone on social media. We’d love to have you as a member here and become part of the family.

    OTAs, mini-camp, rookie camp, and the draft have passed into the history books. Training camp will be here on Thursday and the first preseason game is less than three weeks away. We’ll continue to cover it all and give everyone at BGO the best coverage possible.

    BBQ continues our off-season evaluations and today we will take a look at the cornerbacks. Feel free to scroll back in this off-season blog and see what we have said about free agency, the draft, and take a look at what your fellow Redskins fans think of the team transactions over the last several months. BBQ will conclude the evaluations next week. Feel free to offer your own analysis as we go along.

    - Days until Training Camp: 5
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    - Days until the Regular Season Opener (Eagles): 50
    - Days until the Cowboys game: 57
    - Days until the Giants game: 71

    Let’s get right to it!


    Cornerbacks:


    Josh Norman
    The criticism of Josh Norman is valid, but only to a certain point. Has he lived up to the massive contract given to him a few years ago? Obviously not, but he is still the best corner on the team at this moment and still plays at a good level. Norman is entering what is likely his final year in Washington – the contract makes it possible for the team to change directions next year. This could motivate him to play at a higher level in 2019 if he wants to receive one final, lucrative contract.

    Quinton Dunbar, Fabian Moreau
    Why do we list Dunbar and Moreau together? It’s simple. The two of them will probably be in a tight battle to start opposite from Josh Norman. The “loser” is obviously the slot corner. BBQ gives a slight edge to Moreau and we think he will have a breakout season. Dunbar is coming back from an injury and this could slow him down just a bit. This will be a key battle to watch in training camp and the preseason.

    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
    Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s best days are behind him, but he can still play at a high level. His role will be two-fold. First, he will definitely receive playing time, especially on passing downs. Second, he will serve as a mentor to the predominantly young secondary. Some fans and media may question his commitment and that is a valid concern. If he stays the course, then DRC will have a positive impact. One other item of note: It would not be a surprise to see him playing free safety at times in camp and the preseason.

    Greg Stroman, Danny Johnson, Adonis Alexander
    Someone in this threesome is unlikely to be on the opening day roster. Who is the unfortunate one? Stroman has good special teams abilities and that gives him an edge. Alexander can also play safety and that gives him an edge. Johnson was on the opening day roster last year and saw plenty of playing time. That gives him an edge. This will be an intense battle, but one will fall short. Keep a sharp eye on these three players over the next few weeks.

    Jimmy Moreland
    Moreland is already a fan favorite and could boost his popularity in the coming weeks. Will that translate to a place on the roster? BBQ believes that he will not only make the team, but could see plenty of playing time in 2019 – especially on special teams. Moreland has a knack for making impactful plays and is a tenacious defender.

    Others
    Deion Harris, Ashton Lampkin, and Jeremy Reaves have little to no chance of making the roster of fifty-three. Harris is a player who could find a place on the practice squad.

    There is our latest look at roster position evaluations for this off-season. We will feature the safeties and special teams next week as we wrap up the summer evaluations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boone View Post
    You have a lot more knowledge about the particulars so I defer to you regarding optimum vs. sub-optimum locations. I think the 'lose fans' aspect is irrelevant. Anyone in the DC-MD-Va area that wants to go to a Redskins game, is going to go to a Redskins game. It's simply a matter of which population segment is inconvenienced. I'm beginning to wonder if the more common sense solution is to just build a new stadium at the current site, and perhaps try to improve the access and departure routes at the same time.

    I do think that a smaller stadium (and one that creates a loud, more intense environment) is the way to go. Ultimately though, there's nothing inherently wrong with any stadium. The sparse crowds we've seen in recent years have nothing to do with how nice the stadium and amenities are, or even whether or not it's a pain in the ass to get to and from the stadium. It's a lot simpler than that.

    No one wants to travel, commit to an incredibly long day, and spend a fortune to watch their team consistently lose. We can all do that at home and make it a more enjoyable experience. Now, when a team is winning and relevant, that's when 'being there' takes on some meaning.
    I don't dispute any of that, except the duration of travel to and from games. The current location is a hike for anyone in NOVA and it would be interesting to see how many from that area would return if it were more accessible.

    The location at Oxon Hill Farms would make it easier for them, while keeping it within distance e from the Maryland Redskins' fans too. Were' talking about a convergence of DC, MD and NOVA.

    As for the reduction of attendance numbers, there are more factors than travel time...I will grant you that. I just think there is no better location to make it accessible for all.
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    Boone...no doubt that's a primary driver. That said, I know a lotta folks who were long-time season ticket holders who simply decided it's more convenient to watch from home: food, liquor, friends, no driving...the whole ten yards.
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