Warpath  

Home | Forums | Salary Cap Info | Shop | Donate | Stay Connected




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


Should Al Saunders return in '08?

Redskins Locker Room


View Poll Results: Should Al Saunders return next year to run the offense?
Yes, continuity is key 101 60.84%
Yes, but only if Gibbs gives him total control 53 31.93%
No, Gibbs should take back control of the offense and be the OC 10 6.02%
No, get another offensive coordinator 2 1.20%
Voters: 166. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-19-2007, 05:07 AM   #46
^21^
 
Luxorreb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Age: 42
Posts: 1,611
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

I'd be happy with Saunders and Williams for many years down the road. We must think longterm success. Not overnight facade. Gibbs and Co. have been building a younger and younger team. Stability is the answer.
__________________
GO SKINS!!! ^21^
Luxorreb is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 12-19-2007, 06:47 AM   #47
MVP
 
dmek25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: lancaster,pa
Age: 52
Posts: 10,516
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

keep him, and with full control. this is the most consistency the redskins franchise has had since Snyder took over.
__________________
"It's better to be quiet and thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt."
courtesy of 53fan
dmek25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 07:59 AM   #48
Special Teams
 
scafuri27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Agawam, Massachusetts
Posts: 132
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

You cant underestimate the importance of keeping a young quarterback in the same system. Having to learn a new system could be career suicide for JC. It usually takes teams 2-3 years to have success with a new offensive coordinator. Keep things simple and like mentioned before lets work on stability.

The offense played very well at the end of 06..and our injuires up front hurt us this year..but we seem to have established the run again and with that comes PA passes down field to #89.
__________________
The 8th rule of fight club is..If this is your first night at FIGHT CLUB, you HAVE to fight.
scafuri27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 08:12 AM   #49
Playmaker
 
freddyg12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,540
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

Keep Saunders, let him coach.
KEEP WILLIAMS & let him become the next head coach.

I can't believe that people can be that hard on GW. Forget the stats, I think it was Schneed that said it; scoring d is what matters & we don't give up much.

Does anyone remember the end of 2006? Our O was running all over people & Betts had a 1,100 yd. season. JC was in his first starts blut was managing the game & making some nice plays, & not turning it over. At this point w/a healthy o line & a 2nd yr. qb, Saunders' O was working.

At the time our D sucked & there were some problems that GW has to be accountable for. Yet this year, he's been accountable & the D has stepped up, even w/major personnel losses.

My point is that when both coaches have healthy & mature personel they will succeed. JC's game will make great strides next year & the O line will be revamped. Draft well & keep the same staff, the Skins need continuity.
freddyg12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 11:32 AM   #50
Mr. Brightside
 
Big C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Age: 28
Posts: 4,439
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

id honestly like us to keep saunders, and i favor him becoming head coach over williams
__________________
"I don't care what nobody say I'm a be me, stay hood stay real, cause I'm out here grindin'" -Joe Gibbs
Big C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 11:55 AM   #51
Impact Rookie
 
hail_2_da_skins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: St. Louis, MO
Age: 58
Posts: 863
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

Saunders system works. Gibbs should give him full authority to call all the plays. Getting rid of Williams is crazy. The defense is the best unit on the team. I foresee Williams being the Redskins next head coach when Gibbs decides to retire.
__________________
"HAIL TO THE SKINS"
hail_2_da_skins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 12:36 PM   #52
The Starter
 
#56fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Charlotte NC
Age: 40
Posts: 1,789
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

yes!! big yes!! if you look at Als offenses he has taken over, St Louis and kansas city, it took 3 years for them to actually start putting up points and being the dominant forces they became. I would hate for Al to leave, and have to start all over with another scheme and Jason having to learn another system. It takes a couple of years to get schemes and systems down and run them smoothly. I hope he stays.
#56fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 01:34 PM   #53
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 81,722
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big C View Post
id honestly like us to keep saunders, and i favor him becoming head coach over williams
I doubt that would happen and in fact I don't see Saunders getting a head coaching job in this league any time soon. He's been passed over quite a few times despite putting up some high powered offenses. Probably because he's got the personality of a librarian.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 03:29 PM   #54
Living Legend
 
GTripp0012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Evanston, IL
Age: 26
Posts: 15,994
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paintrain View Post
Playing for the win is different than playing not to lose..
Explain how.
__________________
according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
GTripp0012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 03:50 PM   #55
Camp Scrub
 
PIG#1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: charlotte,nc
Posts: 39
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

by allmeans i say yes!
PIG#1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 04:49 PM   #56
Playmaker
 
Paintrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Age: 43
Posts: 4,919
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTripp0012 View Post
Explain how.
Very simple..

Playing to win is continuing to be aggressive for 60 minutes (see New England), continuing to run your ENTIRE offense for 60 minutes, taking chances when they are there, making things happen on both sides of the ball by dictating to your opponent..

Continuing to try to score EVERY TIME you have the ball, regardless of the score, is playing to win..

Playing not to lose is getting a lead and changing what you've been doing to try to get the clock to run out before your opponent can catch up, avoiding throwing the ball downfield or running all of the plays in your playbook once you have a lead because you are afraid of turning the ball over, allowing your opponent to move the ball by playing vanilla defense because the clock will keep running and trying to stiffen up in the red zone..

Basically running out to a lead and sitting on it is playing not to lose..
__________________
Challenge Greatness! Be A Leader! Make A Difference!
Paintrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 09:58 PM   #57
Living Legend
 
That Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Springfield, VA
Age: 31
Posts: 16,278
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

as long as we don't go into super-ultra-conservative mode whenever we get a 3 point lead, it doesn't really matter.

though i do think at this point that saunders is a better offensive gameplanner/play caller than gibbs.
__________________
Who says shameless self promotion is stupid? oh yeah, that was me... Click For Tunes!
That Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 10:53 PM   #58
Impact Rookie
 
JLee9718's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 567
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

Right now the offensive line has so many injuries, and you've got new people that Bugel is trying to work with. When we can move people off the line of scrimmage consistently, Al's value to the Redskins will be appreciated. I liked Saunders' call of the draw play against the Giants where Betts bulled his way into the end zone. The blocking looked good on that one.
JLee9718 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 11:07 PM   #59
Camp Scrub
 
TheHolyGibbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Woodstock, MD
Posts: 30
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

With a healthy line and a new number one receiver (Moss is a solid number two as discussed in too many threads to name) Saunders can restore magic and should come back. I still think he calls the plays with rare exception, though maybe he should be in charge of timeouts too
TheHolyGibbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 11:24 PM   #60
Registered User
 
MTRedskinsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 359
Re: Should Al Saunders return in '08?

Quote:
Originally Posted by freddyg12 View Post
Keep Saunders, let him coach.
KEEP WILLIAMS & let him become the next head coach.

I can't believe that people can be that hard on GW. Forget the stats, I think it was Schneed that said it; scoring d is what matters & we don't give up much.

Does anyone remember the end of 2006? Our O was running all over people & Betts had a 1,100 yd. season. JC was in his first starts blut was managing the game & making some nice plays, & not turning it over. At this point w/a healthy o line & a 2nd yr. qb, Saunders' O was working.

At the time our D sucked & there were some problems that GW has to be accountable for. Yet this year, he's been accountable & the D has stepped up, even w/major personnel losses.

My point is that when both coaches have healthy & mature personel they will succeed. JC's game will make great strides next year & the O line will be revamped. Draft well & keep the same staff, the Skins need continuity.
Totally agree w/ you sir. One thing GW has consistently said is that it's the players who allow him to make a great defensive stategy. Last year it kind of seemed like an excuse but w/ the development of new talent at LB and in the secondary I better understand what he means.

I think the only pt i differ is how to keep the same staff - I'd like to see Gibbs take a different role in the organization and one of the two head coordinators take over as HC.
MTRedskinsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site is not officially affiliated with the Washington Redskins or the NFL.
Page generated in 0.35510 seconds with 10 queries

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0 RC5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25