Without a free agency period that's a little misleading.The silence at Redskins Park this winter has been damn near deafening. Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen didn’t trade away most of their draft picks before the crocuses bloomed. They haven’t flown in any mega-stars, signed anyone’s talented misunderstood malcontent, or tried to show the rest of the NFL just how smart they are. So far, it’s been an offseason of quiet stability resembling something akin to competence.
I'm playing wait and see. Both with regard to free agency and with regard to whether there'll be a season (and if so, will it be truncated).That said, I suppose discretion dictates we wait until after free agency to see if the Costanza "do the opposite" attitude extends beyond the draft. For some reason I can't quite shake the Larry Johnson/Willie Parker hangover yet.
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I confess I am in touch with my feminine side. Or as Ax delicately puts it, I am a *****Nice piece. But was I the only one struck at how much Boone knows about the blooming patterns of flowers?
Yep. Some of my focus may be equal parts reality and 'wishful thinking'.I suppose discretion dictates we wait until after free agency to see if the Costanza "do the opposite" attitude extends beyond the draft. For some reason I can't quite shake the Larry Johnson/Willie Parker hangover yet.
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Without a free agency period that's a little misleading.
I'm playing wait and see. Both with regard to free agency and with regard to whether there'll be a season (and if so, will it be truncated).
That's absolutely a valid position in my opinion. One thing that makes this blog entry a little misleading is that I actually wrote it as a pre-draft article for Hail! Magazine for an issue that never got published. We were still in watch-and-wait mode in terms of the NFL lockout during that stretch, so that's probably why it sounds more hopeful than maybe it should. I thought most of the article was still relevant so I just made my pre-draft comments into post-draft ones.I kind of took Boone's post as a "assuming the CBA stuff gets settled and FA happens and there's a normal(?) season" scenario statement.
If... no I'm going to force myself into an optimistic mindset and say when FA opens up I'm expecting major Redskin involvement-probably on several fronts. We will make NFL headlines. It will disconcert some no end but I still have a level of confidence, bolstered by a strategically competent draft, in whatever it is Allen/Shanahan are up to.
Thanks for making it the featured part of the email. I saw it earlier and was really surprised.
As for Rex - I'm thinking this is a motivational tool for both players. It is very possible that Beck is ready. If that's the case, we know Rex will be a good backup with knowledge and performance in this system. Given the success that the Shanahans have had with QBs, I'll trust in what they are saying.