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Old 09-20-2009, 09:14 PM   #91
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Re: Smoot Lays the Smack Down (Redskins vs. Rams)

I think I said this already, but I thought Blache called a solid game. He seems to do well against offenses built around a single player.
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Re: Smoot Lays the Smack Down (Redskins vs. Rams)

I think he misused Rogers against Laurent Robinson, but that seems to be more of a complete personnel issue. Last year, you could have gone with Rogers against Avery, and Springs against Robinson. This year, Robinson is just a mismatch for whoever we have on him.

Big and physical receivers are going to own us all year. That's not Blache's fault, we just constructed the secondary poorly in the offseason.
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Fair enough.

Couldn't you say exactly the same thing about our offense, that we never take obscenely negative plays on offense, we just sometimes end up in third and long thanks to uninspired first and second down play?
Well yes there aren't a lot of neagative plays cause the offense is conservative. But that doesn't mean we're not poorly coached on offense.
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I think he misused Rogers against Laurent Robinson, but that seems to be more of a complete personnel issue. Last year, you could have gone with Rogers against Avery, and Springs against Robinson. This year, Robinson is just a mismatch for whoever we have on him.

Big and physical receivers are going to own us all year. That's not Blache's fault, we just constructed the secondary poorly in the offseason.


What would you have done? Kept Springs?
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Well yes there aren't a lot of neagative plays cause the offense is conservative. But that doesn't mean we're not poorly coached on offense.
Well I agree with that, but doesn't that make the defense just as conservative? I know we blitz a lot, but if you just play the same boring coverage scheme, how aggressive are you really being?

If the argument is that the Skins D is well coached because they don't blow many assignments, and the offense also hardly blows any assignments, I'd say that, in this example at least, the units are equally disciplined.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:23 PM   #96
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What would you have done? Kept Springs?
Not necessarily. I would have driven a harder bargain with Hall, cut Smoot, used the leverage in the FA market to the best of my ability, would have extended Rogers at the price of the Hall contract, and would have made sure that at least one player that I brought in could match-up with bigger receivers. I know the NFC East went a lot smaller at WR this offseason, but the Giants didn't have much trouble throwing on Hall at all.

If Springs had fit in, I wouldn't have been against keeping him, but he was kind of a non-essential part of the plan, at least until we didn't really replace him.
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Re: Smoot Lays the Smack Down (Redskins vs. Rams)

I'm officially waiting on Mike Shanahan to come on in and fix this offense right away. He will completely change this offense into a scoring machine. I thought Zorn would be alright but he does not have a clue. It just make me wonder if Campbell is the problem with the offense. Maybe Campbell is not showing that he knows the playbook good enough to call certain plays. Just a guess! We have too much talent on both sides of the ball to be mediocre. We need to start a petition to get rid of Zorn and Blache. If I see our cornersback play 10 yards again on a 3rd and 5 again I will completely lose it.

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I'd also examine Santana Moss a little bit... Whats up with him? He basically hasn't done anything in 2 weeks. And when he did have a chance to do something, he fumbled the ball like a dope.

What's with him? I mean is he even #1 calibur anymore? Sure doesn't look like it to me..
Yeah, I found myself asking the same thing today -- where the hell is Santana Moss? What, now the Rams are shutting him down?

Maybe he'll show up against the Lions....
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I think he misused Rogers against Laurent Robinson, but that seems to be more of a complete personnel issue. Last year, you could have gone with Rogers against Avery, and Springs against Robinson. This year, Robinson is just a mismatch for whoever we have on him.

Big and physical receivers are going to own us all year. That's not Blache's fault, we just constructed the secondary poorly in the offseason.
Well said. Big WRs take our DBs to school. Our big WRs get schooled by every DB they face. It's very Alice in Wonderlandish.
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No wonder his last name is Smoot, because of smooting them down!
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Bill? This is Dan.
Soooo, how's the wife and kids? "Hey lookie here Billy, you have had a 2 year vacation......sooooo, how's about I send Redskin One, a sack O'cash, and maybe a piece of 6 flags your way, and you move to DC? How's that sound to you"?
Please tell me you didn't mean Bill Cowher. Remember, defense isn't the issue.

We want our offense to get better, not worse.
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Yeah, I found myself asking the same thing today -- where the hell is Santana Moss? What, now the Rams are shutting him down?

Maybe he'll show up against the Lions....
When I looked at receivers similar to Moss at the end of last season, I found that a lot of them dropped off the face of the earth after they turned 30. Well, Moss is 29. At this point, he's still useful at commanding the defenses' best cover guy, but it's only a matter of time until the league figures out that he's in serious decline.

At which point, he won't be an every down receiver anymore. More of a 3rd WR/3rd down target. Another reason why Kelly's development is so critical.
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I'm officially waiting on Mike Shanahan to come on in and fix this offense right away. He will completely change this offense into a scoring machine. I thought Zorn would be alright but he does not have a clue. It just make me wonder if Campbell is the problem with the offense. Maybe Campbell is not showing that he knows the playbook good enough to call certain plays. Just a guess! We have too much talent on both sides of the ball to be mediocre. We need to start a petition to get rid of Zorn and Blache. If I see our cornersback play 10 yards again on a 3rd and 5 again I will completely lose it.
This is the only legitimate coaching change that has a chance to work IMHO. I don't think any great coaches out there will work for Snyder; however Shanahan is a money man through and through and might do it for something ridiculous like $10 mil/year.

That said I think Zorn is toast regardless in the long run. He's an awful playcaller. Don't tell me he's great between the redzones because it's no more relevant in the NFL than what color socks players wear. Scoring is all that matters and Zorn has no idea how to create TDs. Sure our redzone execution was shitty between Sellers, Moss and maybe Thomas. It's Zorn's job to find a way.

...I think the answer is to put the ball in Jason's hands. I want him calling plays. I want him making adjustments at the LOS. I want him running the offense...he'll make the offense better. Keep Zorn or dump him and make Buges the interim HC...either way is fine as long as Jason runs the offense the way he wants.
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Re: Smoot Lays the Smack Down (Redskins vs. Rams)

Everything's going to be fine. We'll be better in the redzone as the season progresses. Reinhart will be an effective replacement for RT and will justify his 3rd rounder status. Moss will have some big games. Portis will get into a groove and will also still be fresh late in the year. JC will hit the long bomb. We'll work out the kinks in the O during this easy stretch of games, and come on strong in November this year, as opposed to ruling September and then fading. The D will get progressively more dominant as they get to know each other. We'll be fine.

Tired of all this. The glass is half full. Hang in there, folks.
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I'm officially waiting on Mike Shanahan to come on in and fix this offense right away. He will completely change this offense into a scoring machine. I thought Zorn would be alright but he does not have a clue. It just make me wonder if Campbell is the problem with the offense. Maybe Campbell is not showing that he knows the playbook good enough to call certain plays. Just a guess! We have too much talent on both sides of the ball to be mediocre. We need to start a petition to get rid of Zorn and Blache. If I see our cornersback play 10 yards again on a 3rd and 5 again I will completely lose it.
You do realize that, post-Elway, Shanahan did not win all that much and his offenses often struggled, don't you?
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