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    Default Redskins hire Offensive Consultant

    Former Off Coord for Mike Holmgren. Sherman Lewis

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    Is this Bill Arnsprager Part II?
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    assistant HC Red Zone/short yardage......
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeSr619 View Post
    I won't dog this. I am glad to see them approach this problem, admit it is a problem and try to do something to fix the problem. Bringing this guy in could help out a lot if he can diagnose and help get us going in the right direction.

    BUT....

    is there a chance he is just in here to try and set things up for Holmgren to come in next year? Like get Zorn to tell him who is good, what works, and then demote himself to stay on staff next year?
    Yeah, I can't argue with this either Mike. However, I think many of us touched on this idea in the ...Does Sherman Smith Do Anyway? thread.

    So the question then becomes why didn't anyone have a talk with Zorn about being stretched thin and needing an offensive consultant (i.e. a real OC) immediately after last season? After all, I worried about him being stretched thin when his hiring and staff were announced. If we as laypeople knew this, why didn't Lord Farquaad and Mini-Me know it and act on it?

    With regard to your Holmgren scenario, I suppose anything's possible, especially when it comes to Snyder. However as is typically the case when one tries to double deal under the table, it has a way of coming back to bite you in the arse, so I hope that's not the case.
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    Here's some perspective on it:

    http://www.warpathconfidential.com/?p=1503
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Deadman View Post
    assistant HC Red Zone/short yardage......
    Funniest thing I've seen all day!

    Thanks, WD!

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    Pepper Rogers?
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    We've seen this song and dance before. Another piece of bubble gum to fix the hole in the dam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky Livingston View Post
    We've seen this song and dance before. Another piece of bubble gum to fix the hole in the dam.


    Exactly. Same ol danny
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    I hope he's offensive enough to push Ceratto out. Unlikely as that may be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravda View Post
    I hope he's offensive enough to push Ceratto out. Unlikely as that may be.
    I think Favre will finally retire long before Vinny ever gets pushed out.
    Heck, we'll see Gibbs 3.0 probably before that
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    To be seen soon on Craig's list.

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    Do you like football? Do you know anything about football?

    Do you know what the letters WCO mean? Do you know Mike Holmgren?

    Have you ever played football with or for Mike Holmgren?

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    You're absolutely right Lanky.

    I expect absolutely nothing to come from this.

    So what exactly will this guy do, again?

    "Another set of eyes" ? Really, Dan? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Deadman View Post
    I think Favre will finally retire long before Vinny ever gets pushed out.
    Heck, we'll see Gibbs 3.0 probably before that
    If it's an uncapped year nexxt year, danny will go after Favre. Book it. "Cause he's, you know, cool and all. And we'll need a QB by then. And I'm sure for 80 million for one year, Bret can be persuaded.
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    This morning heard an interesting take on this move. Discussion centered around what does this say about Zorn? Does it show Snyder and Cerrato don't have confidence in him? What message does it send to the team? It was said basically that someone in ivory tower doesn't have confidence in Zorn to get it done.

    I thought the same thing that bringing Sherm Lewis in was laying ground work for Holmgren.
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    Quote Originally Posted by servumtuum View Post
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    Ahh, the hilarity.

    Maybe they'll decide to change our fight song from HTTR to this?

    Sometimes you just gotta laugh to keep from
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    Here's part of an email I got from a fellow fan. Pretty much hits the nail on the head if you ask me.

    So what if Sherm comes to the conclusion that the playbook is fine, and other than a handful of questionable decisions the playcalling has been fine, and that the problem with the Redskins isn't the coach he's been brought in to evaluate but the personnel that his new employer has assembled?

    Like any good consultant in the business world, he's going to assess what his paycheck-signer wants to hear and tell him that. Not that his paycheck-signer is the problem that needs fixing. "Thanks for the work, but you need to go, boss."
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    Believe it or not Henry, I was privy to one of those very situations. An outside consulting firm was hired to look over a busy and offer advice. Their conclusion was that the owners had hired a very good GM but never given him the authority to his job. Their recommendation was for the owners to back off, get out of the day to day stuff and let this guy they hired get on with doing what needed to be done without interference from above.

    It should be noted that the owners are who hired the firm in the first place. It should also be noted that two years later they have done just that and the business is doing pretty darn good, especially considering it is really a luxury (entertainment park) and this economy sucks for that sort of thing.

    Maybe Sherm will have that same level of integrity. Of course, I doubt he will be listened to even if he does have that integrity.
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    So my question is: How much does the Lewis hire distract the Redskins (players and coaches) from focusing and preparing for the game against Carolina this weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by China View Post
    So my question is: How much does the Lewis hire distract the Redskins (players and coaches) from focusing and preparing for the game against Carolina this weekend?
    Well, it gave us something new to talk about, presumably other fans as well-thus redirecting the heat elsewhere.
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