Random Redskins Thoughts

One of many experimental iterations ...

Boone

GM
Staff member
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
40,133
Reaction score
1,303
Points
2,044
Location
Greensboro, NC

Marine Corps Virginia

Sounding like the NFLPA has negotiated zero preseason games this year. Man, I wish they'd make that a permanent change. I hate the preseason. Just play the games that matter. Yeah, it might be uglier the first few weeks, but who cares - it would be a level playing field for all teams.
 

MikefromOH

Ring of Fame
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2009
Messages
10,754
Reaction score
474
Points
363
Location
The Land

Navy

While I normally agree, I do like the hall of fame game. It gives you that first little taste of it, and if you are a fan in Canton at the time your team usually plays and that is just a real treat.
 

Boone

GM
Staff member
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
40,133
Reaction score
1,303
Points
2,044
Location
Greensboro, NC

Marine Corps Virginia

While I normally agree, I do like the hall of fame game. It gives you that first little taste of it, and if you are a fan in Canton at the time your team usually plays and that is just a real treat.
I don’t see why they couldn’t keep that one while eliminating preseason otherwise. Probably will never happen because they love the revenue.
 

MikefromOH

Ring of Fame
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2009
Messages
10,754
Reaction score
474
Points
363
Location
The Land

Navy

that video had me dying! But, that receiver was about 10 yards too deep. 3rd and 8, Kirk will throw for 4 to keep his INTs down!

Julie Donaldson is going to lead the Redskins broadcast team this season.
 

Bulldog

The All-Time Great
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
15,365
Reaction score
332
Points
363
Location
Bethesda Md


No preseason games is going to mean a choppy start to the season. Play overall has declined in recent years and the first few weeks are usually full of fumbles, interceptions and poor execution. This year for us fans it’s going to be worse.

The other factor is injuries. I am in the Mitchell camp that a soft training camp and preseason leaves players unprepared for the start of the season and the hitting going with 100% effort.

The NFL is the most violent sport and players have the shortest careers.

I am wondering whether pushing ahead at this pace might not be a mistake.
 

Boone

GM
Staff member
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
40,133
Reaction score
1,303
Points
2,044
Location
Greensboro, NC

Marine Corps Virginia

I disagree for several reasons. Starters essentially don't play in the pre-season anymore, so the 'prep' argument doesn't hold much water for me. Hell - backups don't play that much anymore. We see every season, some teams come out Week 1 guns blazing and look great right out of the gate. Others look awful. I'm not sure it's pre-season games itself that is driving that.

And as far as players not being physically ready, you can't train your way out of ACL tears and bone breaks. Most of the season-ending injuries we see in the NFL are of that variety. There may be more hammy and groin pulls without as much game-time prep, but again, we're mostly not talking about starters.
 

SilentThreat

The Franchise Player
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2009
Messages
4,861
Reaction score
204
Points
93
Location
Ashburn, Va


I disagree for several reasons. Starters essentially don't play in the pre-season anymore, so the 'prep' argument doesn't hold much water for me. Hell - backups don't play that much anymore. We see every season, some teams come out Week 1 guns blazing and look great right out of the gate. Others look awful. I'm not sure it's pre-season games itself that is driving that.

And as far as players not being physically ready, you can't train your way out of ACL tears and bone breaks. Most of the season-ending injuries we see in the NFL are of that variety. There may be more hammy and groin pulls without as much game-time prep, but again, we're mostly not talking about starters.

Soft tissue injuries will be up, i don't think that's a question.

I do however think you can train your way out of SOME ligament damages. Guice's knee injury vs the Pats... not avoidable. During a tackle his cleat planted and knee got torqued. I do believe we may see an increased number of non-contact ligament injuries at the beginning of the season. That used to be the kiss of death when reporting training camp injuries... if you heard 'non contact knee injury' you knew it was bad. I fear we will see more of that with guys going from practice to meaningful games.

I will say I'm actually happy to see a reduced schedule, but I was hoping it would drop to 2. What difference is preseason vs regular season in regards to covid? The risk is the same, unless you want to argue 2 less chances, but that's still a hard sell to me. I want my rookie LT and Guard to get reps with Roullier calling alignments in an evolving game situation. I want Haskins to be able to make adjustments at game speed when they break the huddle pre-snap. There are things that I feel can be good, that will be missed with no preseason games.
 

SilentThreat

The Franchise Player
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2009
Messages
4,861
Reaction score
204
Points
93
Location
Ashburn, Va


uh... i'm not seeing where we have signed ANY of our draft picks... did i miss something?
 

Win4us

Super Bowl MVP
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2012
Messages
9,582
Reaction score
202
Points
218
Location
Chugiak, Alaska

Air Force

Looks like you may be spot on, here’s spotrac as of today and seems Moss is signed but none of the picks are

 
Last edited:

Beetlejuice

Dogaholic
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2011
Messages
5,520
Reaction score
67
Points
128
Location
Norfolk, VA

Army

Fans were worried over the contracts of Brian Orakpo and LaVar Arrington and they departed and didn’t live up to deals elsewhere.
To be fair, LaVar had an accident end his career 6 games into his Giants contract, so there's no way to know how that would've played out.
 

ntotoro

The Team Captain
Joined
Jul 27, 2009
Messages
2,996
Reaction score
114
Points
93
Location
NoVa


To be fair, LaVar had an accident end his career 6 games into his Giants contract, so there's no way to know how that would've played out.
He tore his Achilles before that. His playing with the Gints up to that point wasn’t exactly putting fear in the hearts of opposing teams.
 

MikefromOH

Ring of Fame
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2009
Messages
10,754
Reaction score
474
Points
363
Location
The Land

Navy

He tore his Achilles before that. His playing with the Gints up to that point wasn’t exactly putting fear in the hearts of opposing teams.
ol Mr Nickels? Yeah, he didn't do much of anything. He had a few good moments with us...that INT against Carolina, and putting out a punch drunk Aikman. I always wondered why he didn't just do the LaVar Leap at least once in the pros.
 

Bulldog

The All-Time Great
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
15,365
Reaction score
332
Points
363
Location
Bethesda Md


My point in mentioning these players is some fans here thought their moving on was going to be remembered as a watershed for the team.

In the end they were not franchise cornerstones.

Neither was Kirk Cousins, although the failure to get draft compensation for him in 2016 was surely at that level of FO mistake.
 

Win4us

Super Bowl MVP
Joe Gibbs Club Member
Joined
Nov 18, 2012
Messages
9,582
Reaction score
202
Points
218
Location
Chugiak, Alaska

Air Force

For those of you thinking about attending a game a mask will be mandatory. May as well kiss that huge cap space the team had earmarked goodbye. Hell at this rate the league may even go under

 

Boone

GM
Staff member
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
40,133
Reaction score
1,303
Points
2,044
Location
Greensboro, NC

Marine Corps Virginia


Whatever happened to rookie salary restrictions??? Anyone know if this is reliable?
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 1, Members: 0, Guests: 1)

Private conversations
Help Users
    You haven't joined any rooms.
    Chat 0
    Top