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Old 11-28-2006, 02:49 PM   #16
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Re: Offseason personnel strategy

I only want one big offseason signing. I'd rather look within since Rocky played that position in college.

I'm still on the Nate Clements bandwagon for our big FA move, and that is all.

Then we ACTUALLY SAVE draft picks and draft DE, OL and more DL.
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:02 PM   #17
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Re: Offseason personnel strategy

The Scouting Department is divided into two parts. College scouting and pro scouting.

The college scouts have done a great job, IMO. Golston, Taylor, Cooley, Campbell etc. The ones we complain about haven't gotten to play (Mcintosh) or have been injury plagued (Manuel White).

The pro scouts have been more of a mixed bag. Marcus Washington was good call. I think Randle-El has done what I expected. Those expecting 80 receptions were unrealistic. That's why they signed Lloyd as well. I thought Lloyd was soft at first, but he seems to be playing with more confidence now. Defensively, Archeleta and Carter look like mistakes at this point. I think Carter may be redeemable if he is used as a 3rd down rusher, but Arch was just a case of poor evaluation. You can't play safety in this league if you can't keep up with Jason Whitten. He just doesn't have the physical skills to play the position. The scouts need to be able to see that and say, "Hold on a minute." Perhaps they did and the coaches overruled them. We don't know.

But I don't think we can say at this point that we need to completely overhaul the personell department. I think we will be surprised by how much talent there is on this team these next few weeks. It gives me hope when I see Golston, Fox, Rogers, Mcintosh, and Holdman play like they did against Carolina. Perhaps they are getting into a groove and will get on another run.

One thing to watch in young players is how they show up in road games. I am firm believer that winning on the road is the difference between playoff teams and average teams in the NFL. We have been bad on the road. We have two road games left and we need to overcome that adversity if we are to get going. I know it's early to talk like that, but even if it doesn't happen for us this year, we can still learn who's who by watching how those young guys play in the away games.

BTW, we are 3-2 at home this year. 1-5 on the road.
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:25 PM   #18
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I don't even want to write Archuleta off yet, he was brought in for a reason, and if Gregg Williams gets the defense to start pressuring the QB, why couldn't he play the safety opposite Taylor?
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:29 PM   #19
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I think a lot of those points are right on the $. The scary part for me is that I hope to dear God that the $ we wasted in WAY overpaying for AA and Carter do not prevent us from being able to sign the likes of Dockery Fox Sellers, Cooley, and either Betts or Duckett. These mistakes may make signing our internal core very difficult in 07 and 08.
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:32 PM   #20
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I don't even want to write Archuleta off yet, he was brought in for a reason, and if Gregg Williams gets the defense to start pressuring the QB, why couldn't he play the safety opposite Taylor?

I don't think our goal should be to build the defense back up to the point where we can get away with having him in the game. Fox is better. I respect your defense of Brunell but no one will buy it with A.A. He's done. Too slow.
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I think a lot of those points are right on the $. The scary part for me is that I hope to dear God that the $ we wasted in WAY overpaying for AA and Carter do not prevent us from being able to sign the likes of Dockery Fox Sellers, Cooley, and either Betts or Duckett. These mistakes may make signing our internal core very difficult in 07 and 08.
I actually think we could cut or trade Archuleta without that much of a problem. According to CC's cap sheets, we had about 16 million in dead cap room this year and we still managed to get all those free agents signed. I think if there is one thing I don't worry about, it is the Redskins ability to work the cap.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:22 PM   #22
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Re: Offseason personnel strategy

The Skins FO has to seriously reconsider their "philosophy" when it comes to the draft and free agency. Alot of us were kind of uneasy about the way this team throws away draft picks like they don't count. I think alot of us were uneasy about the free agents that come in that make more $ than some of our core players. It's ok to add a couple free agents but add where we need to add. Did we really need 2 high priced WR's this past offseason? No (especially when we don't get the ball to them). Our FO/coaches or whoever makes the decisions just doesn't get it sometimes. The decision process in general needs to be fixed.
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:16 PM   #23
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I don't think our goal should be to build the defense back up to the point where we can get away with having him in the game. Fox is better. I respect your defense of Brunell but no one will buy it with A.A. He's done. Too slow.
Not trying to defend Archuleta. He's been horrible this year.

Just looking at his contract and saying it would be a tough thing to write him off. If he played like he did in St. Louis (which he is obviously capable of), he'd at least be starting for us.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:45 PM   #24
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first - mccune is a workout warrior and he's 28, that's not young. when we drafted him he was already 26.

your contract numbers - pierce got a 30mill 6 year deal, no idea where you got the 7mill figure.

also, saying you'd like to trade down is nice, but which players are you looking at? there's gotta be someone there worth taking, and trading down does (i believe) end up giving denver the option to swap picks if we end up with a low first rounder.

we'll get NOTHING for archuleta or carter - even as 2year vet min deals for the new team they're not worth much above the 5th round, and each would result in a huge cap hit.

don't fantasize too much about smoot he's the nickel corner in minnesota now and he'd have cost more than springs. it was a good call to let him go, though we could have signed andre dyson for the same amount as rogers and still drafted merriman (dyson isn't a big tackler though, so GW was probably down on that ).

I don't think carter is solid at DE either. last game, wynn and daniels were started (and surprise, we played better on the DL), with carter coming in as a situational guy.

personally, i'm still riding the gaines/clements bandwagon.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:45 PM   #25
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The Pierce loss was pretty big I think. I really wonder how that slipped through the cracks, because it is not like he got franchise-type money.

Consider this:

Pierce signed a 4-year, $7.4 million contract
Clark signed a 4-year, $7.1 million contract

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Archuleta signed a 6-year deal worth about $30 million


Doesn't it make you sick that we could have both Pierce and Clark for a fraction of the price we paid for Archuleta?

One thing to note: Smoot was demoted recently and people are talking about him possibly being cut this year. If he were to be cut, I think the Skins would have to think long and hard about bringing him back to play in the nickel.
I dont know if this is accurate, I thougth pierce got a deal worth around 25 million, arrington had good money, smoot got good money. Clark was clearly a mistake the whoel way around.
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Old 11-28-2006, 09:26 PM   #26
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Not trying to defend Archuleta. He's been horrible this year.

Just looking at his contract and saying it would be a tough thing to write him off. If he played like he did in St. Louis (which he is obviously capable of), he'd at least be starting for us.
I agree, I think you don't get rid of him just yet. Give him a chance, especially because of how much we have paid for him. I think the Friend article is accurate in that, we shouldn't make him the scapegoat.

Like I have said before, AA was in demand at Chicago, and he was gonna get big bucks there too. I don't think they are stupid at Chicago, and they must have seen something in him. Let's just give him one more season, and then go from there.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:28 PM   #27
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I really like the strategy that is outlined but I doubt that it will be followed. I guarantee some coaches will be fired, though.

I want them to commit the draft and free agency to the defense. Signing some solid O-line depth would be nice too.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:55 PM   #28
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This off topic abit but, Jason C. seems to be too laid back in pressure situations. I like someone with a little more emotion and fire in their belly.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:12 PM   #29
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i would like to see our defense look like this next year
taylor--------------springs/fox
rogers------------------------------------------------------------clements
mcintosh--------------briggs(f.a)/marshall---------------washington
carter---------gholston-----------griffen-----------adams/moses(1 rd pk)
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:21 PM   #30
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I agree, I think you don't get rid of him just yet. Give him a chance, especially because of how much we have paid for him. I think the Friend article is accurate in that, we shouldn't make him the scapegoat.

Like I have said before, AA was in demand at Chicago, and he was gonna get big bucks there too. I don't think they are stupid at Chicago, and they must have seen something in him. Let's just give him one more season, and then go from there.
Archuleta could end up being just another Cris Dishman though.
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