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punch it in 10-09-2018 09:35 PM

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[QUOTE=MTK;1202489]All this fuss over a QB who went 26-30-1 here.

As usual after a loss too much focus on the QB in general.

Granted Smith did not play well at all, but the breakdowns on D and with the OL were more of a concern to me.[/QUOTE]



Well if all the focus shouldnít be on the quarterback alone, than wins n losses shouldnít define one either.
Besides Jay is the real problem and we all know it. Jay and Bruce.

SFREDSKIN 10-09-2018 09:48 PM

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[quote=BigSKINBauer;1202546]Easy to blame the coaches in blowout losses but i never expected to see so many blown coverages by the DBs and the horrendous under-thrown/overthrown balls by Smith.

No amount of coaching could have made up for the player mistakes on the top 5 most important plays/mistakes.[/quote]

[url]http://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/37347/communication-failures-doom-josh-norman-and-redskins[/url]

MTK 10-09-2018 10:02 PM

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The blown coverages have been ridiculous all season, at some point it has to fall on the players to get it cleaned up

WillH 10-09-2018 10:14 PM

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[QUOTE=mooby;1202554]That int was absolutely terrible too. As bad as any you-know-who threw.

Also moot point but this coaching staff doesn't have the years (and Smith doesn't either) it will take him to truly get comfortable here.

I expect Smith to be a bridge to our next long term qb. Can we afford to wait another year or two for Smith to settle in? No. If this will be a season of growing pains for Smith next year will be too because he will have a new coaching staff to learn from.[/QUOTE]

I tend to agree. I understood the theory that drafting a QB this year would not have been a good idea for the locker room. If he is this bad 3/4 into the season, this year will be a bust, and Jay will be gone. A new coach will likely want to draft a QB somehow. At that point, Alex will have no trade value, he will have to accept the role as mentor again whether he likes it or not. I'd expect he'd be a professional about it as he always has. He'll likely get better with the team and help turn things around as he helps get a rookie ready for a couple years.

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Chico23231 10-09-2018 10:41 PM

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Based on that contract, we stuck with Alex Smith for this year and the next 2 for sure.

We better get a running game quick folks. I told you this when we got him and then gave him that retarded extension

FrenchSkin 10-10-2018 01:58 AM

Re: Post Dumpster Fire...er Skins vs. Saints Thread
 
[quote=BigSKINBauer;1202546]Easy to blame the coaches in blowout losses but i never expected to see so many blown coverages by the DBs and the horrendous under-thrown/overthrown balls by Smith.

No amount of coaching could have made up for the player mistakes on the top 5 most important plays/mistakes.[/quote]

I agree: when you're getting paid what they're getting paid, they shouldn't need to be fired up by their boss to know their coverage assignments or not throw a terrible INT at a terrible time...

BUT

When pretty much[I][U] the whole team plays great one week and awful the next one[/U][/I], you gotta question the way they are prepared. And I'm not just talking game plan.
I'm talking about creating a team, firing this locker room up.
Football is a team sport, you need that magical spark if you're going to achieve great things.
The Eagle didn't have the best roster in the league last year, but they cared about and believed in each other. Just look at how they are starting this season: same players, minus the magical thing = not the same team.

From the article breaking down the secondary's miscues:

[quote]The Redskinsí issues go beyond the secondary. At some point, when youíre stuck in the same spot for several years, [B]it speaks to larger talking points[/B]. Swearinger touched on a theme after the game, saying how heís ďpreaching, trying to change the culture.Ē And that ď[B]coaches and players have to have the same mindset that weíve got a championship team[/B].Ē

ďWe go to practice, there shouldnít be any joking around,Ē he said. ďShouldnít be any more joking around from nobody. We got blew out. Shouldnít have any more playing or joking around. When it comes to work tomorrow, we need to be all business.Ē[/quote]

skinsfan69 10-10-2018 03:23 AM

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Going into the 2019 draft, QB is the number one priority. End of discussion.

skinsfaninok 10-10-2018 08:45 AM

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[quote=skinsfan69;1202562]Going into the 2019 draft, QB is the number one priority. End of discussion.[/quote]

I don't think it will be for Doug , OL is still a priority and as is Pass rusher.

NC_Skins 10-10-2018 09:47 AM

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[quote=skinsfaninok;1202567]I don't think it will be for Doug , OL is still a priority and as is Pass rusher.[/quote]

CB in all reality. OLB/MLB and OG next.

Chico23231 10-10-2018 09:55 AM

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[quote=NC_Skins;1202571]CB in all reality. OLB/MLB and OG next.[/quote]

the kid from Georgia..Baker? That guy looks like real deal at CB. The kid from LSU is a first round pick too.

But Pass Rusher is most def in the discussion, but Todd Bowles will probably want to run a 4-3...so we got to think about that too.

skinsfan69 10-10-2018 10:25 AM

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It all starts w/ the QB. I just can't go on with 3 more years of Alex Smith. We literally have zero chance of getting to a SB w/ him.

skinsfan69 10-10-2018 10:31 AM

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[quote=htownskinfan;1202540]This should get you cut,not the highest paid corner in the league!:angry-smi

For the season, Norman has been targeted 16 times in four games, allowing 12 receptions, 17.9 yards per catch, three touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 156.3 passer rating.

Norman needs to stfu and play a hell of a lot better[/quote]

The Redskins are obviously not getting what they want out of their investment.

SFREDSKIN 10-10-2018 10:33 AM

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John Keim-Some observations/opinions from the Washington Redskinsloss to the New Orleans Saints:

1. That was one of the uglier losses Iíve covered and not just because of the score. The Redskins were outclassed in every manner Monday night and thatís a bad look moving forward. They can recover from this. I wrote in one story how they lost 44-16 to Carolina in 2015 yet still won the NFC East (yes, at 9-7). The division, right now, does not look tough. But itís not about winning division titles at 9-7; itís about building something capable of more and in year five under Jay Gruden the Redskins, at seasonís end, need to be more than just flirting with .500. Based on the looks of people in the organization, this one hit them hard. You can excuse the Colts loss as a bad day. But to do this two games later? What does that signal?

2. But it seems like every week with this team is greeted by extremes. Skins win and: maybe, just maybe, they finally start a streak; maybe they can contend for the division! Skins lose and: Fire everyone! The quarterback is trash! Itís hard for me to operate that way. As a fan of teams? I get it. But as a reporter, itís not that simple. I do see problems Ė I was worried about the secondary going into the bye week, for example Ė and I see issues in the organization. I always go back to this: Good organizations win consistently. I also see some good things here. Hence: .500. Thereís a reason I picked them to be 8-8. They must do better. Some of those answers will come after the season. They can beat Carolina this week and weíll all be right back on their rollercoaster ride. They always do enough to make you think theyíre close. And then enough to make you think they wonít get there.

3. Too much gets made out of ping pong tables and DJís at practice. Every team plays music at practice. A lot of teams have ping pong tables in the locker room. In fact, I listened to a Drew Brees interview from last week and heard in the background: a ping pong game taking place. I saw Tom Brady dancing at a practice last week. In fact, a few players told me a year or two ago how the extras in the locker room actually brought guys closer together. One player told me how he and Dustin Hopkins became friends simply because Hopkins one time danced at practice. (Thereís a time and place for it, no doubt. During stretching is one thing; during practice is another). When Joe Gibbs coached here the first time, he'd talk about players smelling like beer in the huddle at training camp. In his second stint, Clinton Portis dressed up in his costumes. Players had Dominoes tournaments in the locker room. Perspective, people.

4. In other words, donít get caught up in optics and focus on what matters. Itís not the music at practice. However, you should be upset constant blown coverage. Thatís not always communication. Itís more often about film preparation and study. When a guy keeps blowing coverages or calls, you can point to that more often than not. If Josh Norman or anyone else keeps making those mistakes, they have to check that aspect of their game first. Period. You can remove ping pong tables and music and if guys arenít handling their business outside of Redskins Park? Guess what? Their record is the same. If you say hold guys more accountable? Iím with you. The best teams Iíve seen are when teammates hold one another accountable but yes coaches can do it too.
I saw what DeAngelo Hall said on 106.7 The Fan Tuesday morning about Norman: "Josh, I think, is in love with being a celebrity right now and not necessarily being a football player."

5. I know Hall well enough to know this couldnít be easy for him to say, but in the end the guy always goes back to what he feels is the truth. Itís why heíd make some waves when Jim Haslett was the defensive coordinator. Itís why heíll be a good analyst. This is Hallís opinion, but Iíve heard this from a former teammate as well. Take it for what itís worth. Every player must live his life the way he sees fit and thatís what Norman is doing. But others will offer opinions after games heís had. By the way, I remember Darrell Green once telling me about a talk he had with Marty Schottenheimer when he was hired. He talked to his new coach about his foundation and some other off-field stuff. Later he realized that all Schottenheimer wanted to know was if he still wanted to play.

6. I like what Jonathan Allen had to say after the game. Heís a reserved guy who comes across like a 10-year vet. Heís respectful and dignified. But he was dropping cuss words to reporters (not at!) and, you can debate what that means, but for me it showed a guy tired of whatís happening. Thatís why he was the one getting on Montae Nicholson at the end of his series following the penalty (Allen says he was trying to fire him back up. Thatís fine.). The Redskins need more guys like him. Iíll throw Quinton Dunbar in there too and I know some who have played with D.J. Swearinger would include him as well. Dunbar and Swearinger were ticked off after the game; Dunbar sat at his stall in full uniform longer than just about anyone.

7. Fans used to knock linebacker Will Compton all the time, pointing to what he couldnít do. Thatís fine. But they need more players like him, guys who study the hell out of the game and if they get beat, itís not because theyíre unprepared. They just lost. When you get beat because youíre unprepared youíre simply not handling your business. But the more students of the game you have, the better off youíll be. Talent is necessary, too. But mindset matters. I always liked talking to Will Blackmon when he was here because it was clear how well he knew the game and how to be a pro. I learn from talking to guys like that about whatís important. That 2015 team was not as talented as this one, top to bottom. But they maxed out.
Alex Smith was terrible and thereís no way to sugarcoat his outing. Heís a veteran who did not look comfortable all night, whether rattled by the rush or because of what they were asking him to do or both. I still think theyíre figuring out exactly what makes him comfortable; coaches must find a way to do this for their quarterbacks. But I also think heís someone who, without a doubt, works best with a strong run game. I felt they were smart in trading for him and still think he can help them. They wanted to move on from Kirk Cousins and he wanted to move on from them. Their choice with Cousins was made after 2015, not last season. So this isnít about that. Cousins landed in a great spot for him; I thought the Redskins found someone who was a better fit all-around for them. That doesnít mean heís always better than Cousins, but more from his locker room presence to being signed long-term, etc.

8. That said, heís played two games in which he just offered nothing. Itís hard to pin the Colts loss on him; I still say the lack of run game success shocked me considering the soft cover-2 zone Indy was playing. That was on the line, but also on the coaches. But in two other games, with a consistent rushing attack, Smith was good.

9. The Redskins need Smith to work out. Thatís not just about this year, either. Theyíve made him uncuttable for the next three years (and a hard cut in the fourth). Quarterbacks offer hope and can sell tickets and when you look around the league at some of the young quarterback playÖ well, they need Smith to play well. Itís never all on one player but the Redskins just havenít played well when falling behind in their losses. Itís too early, other than for hot takes, to accurately say what he is here. But it is a work in progress. And Iíll say this: After the game, someone who was at practices last week said Smith did not have a good week. It carried over.

10. Keep this in mind with Washington: In wins over Arizona and Green Bay the Redskins looked really good (though I do think vs. the Packers there were some fortunate drops in key spots. That doesnít mean the Redskins wouldnít have won; they moved the ball at will in the first half. But itís to point out there were some issues in the secondary that popped up Monday night). Yes, the Cardinals are bad but the Redskins dominated them. So theyíve shown signs of being able to play well, but also of not playing well. I can tell you that some who know the players and the organization well werenít surprised one bit that Washington lost Monday. Their take: They knew theyíd take that Green Bay win and live too long off that and wouldnít be as focused after the bye. Just the way it is folks.

skinsfaninok 10-10-2018 10:39 AM

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[IMG]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpJmmIQXgAAvg_r.jpg:large[/IMG]

Skins are dead last in WR yardage no surprise and top for RB

KI Skins Fan 10-10-2018 11:13 AM

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Of the views John Keim expressed that were posted by SFREDSKINS, this is what stood out for me.

[quote=SFREDSKIN;1202579]

The division, right now, does not look tough. But itís not about winning division titles at 9-7; itís about building something capable of more and in year five under Jay Gruden the Redskins, at seasonís end, need to be more than just flirting with .500. Based on the looks of people in the organization, this one hit them hard. They always do enough to make you think theyíre close. And then enough to make you think they wonít get there.

[B]Thoroughly average Head Coach.[/B]

You should be upset constant blown coverage. Thatís not always communication. Itís more often about film preparation and study. When a guy keeps blowing coverages or calls, you can point to that more often than not. If Josh Norman or anyone else keeps making those mistakes, they have to check that aspect of their game first. Period.

[B]Poor work ethic.[/B]

I can tell you that some who know the players and the organization well werenít surprised one bit that Washington lost Monday. Their take: They knew theyíd take that Green Bay win and live too long off that and wouldnít be as focused after the bye. Just the way it is folks.

[B]Lack of leadership.[/B]

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