Warpath  

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




Go Back   Warpath > Redskins Forums > Redskins Locker Room


RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Redskins Locker Room


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2010, 09:54 PM   #31
Mann Up HOF!
 
Lotus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 10,445
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Bruce Allen repeatedly have described our aim as "playing Redskins football." Does anyone know exactly what Allen means by that phrase?
__________________
Rooting for the Dallas Cowboys should be recognized as a treatable mental disorder.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisements
Old 02-04-2010, 09:55 PM   #32
Franchise Player
 
skinsfan69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Arlington, VA.
Posts: 9,368
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

what he also said was that he was counting on a lot of the current guys playing better.
skinsfan69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 09:56 PM   #33
Uncle Phil
 
SmootSmack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 44,615
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

As I understand it, the Redskins have no plans to even entertain trade offers for Cooley. That could change of course. They do want to add some picks though.

That said, "formulating early trade ideas" is a bit misleading. He said it was standard practice for NFL execs attending Super Bowl week to interact with each other, discuss possible trades, do some "scouting/recruiting" discuss league issues (i.e. labor agreement). They're formulating trade ideas just like every other team not named the Saints or Colts is doing this week
__________________
You're So Vain...You Probably Think This Sig Is About You
SmootSmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 10:13 PM   #34
Swearinger
 
GMScud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Age: 35
Posts: 12,623
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmootSmack View Post
As I understand it, the Redskins have no plans to even entertain trade offers for Cooley. That could change of course. They do want to add some picks though.

That said, "formulating early trade ideas" is a bit misleading. He said it was standard practice for NFL execs attending Super Bowl week to interact with each other, discuss possible trades, do some "scouting/recruiting" discuss league issues (i.e. labor agreement). They're formulating trade ideas just like every other team not named the Saints or Colts is doing this week
As to your first point- good to hear.

As to your second point- Exactly. Really everything right now from any head coach or GM is lip service. "We're exploring all avenues to improve the team, we look forward to this player and that player contributing, blah blah blah."
__________________
Insert witty signature here
GMScud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 10:23 PM   #35
Living Legend
 
GTripp0012's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Evanston, IL
Age: 26
Posts: 15,994
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
Bruce Allen repeatedly have described our aim as "playing Redskins football." Does anyone know exactly what Allen means by that phrase?
It's pretty much just Buc Ball without the cannons and pirate references.
__________________
according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
GTripp0012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 10:28 PM   #36
Pro Bowl
 
53Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kill Devil Hills, N.C.
Posts: 7,391
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
Bruce Allen repeatedly have described our aim as "playing Redskins football." Does anyone know exactly what Allen means by that phrase?
Winning football! :thumb:
__________________
"Cautiously And Optimistically... Looking Forward To Change"
53Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 10:45 PM   #37
Naega jeil jal naga
 
Dirtbag59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia From: Silver Spring, Maryland
Age: 28
Posts: 14,461
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by skinsnut View Post
I think they realize they can't automatically plug in any RB into the Shanny offense to succeed before they have the line to accomplish that.
Having Portis buys them time until the new line can develop
I'd say thats more of an argument for keeping JC around in the event that we draft a rookie QB in one of the first two rounds. Rookie RB's develop virutally overnight. You basically know what you have pretty quickly. I don't really see much upside to keeping Portis.

If we do end up keeping Portis then it should be in a similar capacity to Willis McGahee over the course of the last few years.
__________________
"Hey baby, wake up from your a sleep." -Zlad

"I feel like Dirtbag has been slowly and methodically trolling the board for a month or so now."
- FRPLG
Dirtbag59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 11:01 PM   #38
Pro Bowl
 
SirClintonPortis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 6,052
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
Bruce Allen repeatedly have described our aim as "playing Redskins football." Does anyone know exactly what Allen means by that phrase?
I hope a suffocating defense is a part of that. I've had enough of Blache's pseudo-prevent defense.
SirClintonPortis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 12:44 AM   #39
Living Legend
 
Ruhskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,757
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

I'm glad we're rebuilding. A flaw of this team, I believe, was that attitude that we were one player or one component away from being a playoff/winning team. I want to see a good combination of draft selections and smart free agent acquisitions to rebuild this team.

If anything is going to be traded, I think it is going to be that #4 pick. If Bradford is available then, I'm sure there are going to be teams that would be interested in that #4 pick from us, and would give us a number of picks.

I'm sick of hearing of the Cooley trade talks, you don't build a team by trading away one of your best offensive players. Smart teams trade away players that no longer want to be part of the team, players that cause problems for the team, or players past their primes that other teams may see some value. I don't think Cooley fits into any of those categories.
__________________
R.I.P. #21

New words created on The Warpath:
Rewalsr - Somretimes - Fualt - Jersesy - Itiot - Composetory
Afeard - Storgn - Empliment - Gaissn - Saftys - Minnisota
Faviort - Hatter - Phsyched - Foof - Heloing - Brutual
Stroried

"Give an opinion and move on. Your life doesn't depend on winning the internet." -FRPLG
Ruhskins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 02:13 AM   #40
Naega jeil jal naga
 
Dirtbag59's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Atlanta, Georgia From: Silver Spring, Maryland
Age: 28
Posts: 14,461
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTripp0012 View Post
It's pretty much just Buc Ball without the cannons and pirate references.
__________________
"Hey baby, wake up from your a sleep." -Zlad

"I feel like Dirtbag has been slowly and methodically trolling the board for a month or so now."
- FRPLG
Dirtbag59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 02:34 AM   #41
Gamebreaker
 
tryfuhl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Waldorf, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 12,514
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtbag359 View Post
I doubt ARE is a realistic trade possibility. No one wants to give up a draft pick for an overpaid east-west punt returner. They might sign him to a one or two million dollar deal if he's an UFA but trade bait....na.

JC seems possible but they seem intent on giving him a shot.

Cooley would be safe if Vinny was still here but this is a new regime. Still the word around Redskin park is that Shanahan is looking forward to incorparting two tight end sets.

Personally I can't believe they're giving Portis another shot. I'd rather try and find the next great nobody in Shanahan's offense then give a bunch of carries to Portis.
Doesn't mean we're keeping Portis forever, just they make think that with what we have to work with, it's more important to focus elsewhere at the moment. It could also mean whoever we bring in/draft, etc might not be a day 1 starter, which wouldn't be anything unheard of.
tryfuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 02:42 AM   #42
Gamebreaker
 
tryfuhl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Waldorf, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 12,514
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by GMScud View Post
A couple of good games from Fred Davis and suddenly the best player on our team becomes expendable. It annoys me. We'd have to get a REALLY sweet offer to part with Cooley. I like Fred Davis a lot, but I'd also love to see some two TE sets with both of them on the field together. Hell, they may be our two best pass catchers right now.
I get that, especially with the injury, giving him a productive year could up his value; not that I want Cooley to go by any means.
tryfuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 02:44 AM   #43
Gamebreaker
 
tryfuhl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Waldorf, MD
Age: 30
Posts: 12,514
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbanerjee23 View Post
this is depressing..."changing offense, changing defense", can someone say rebuilding. Hopefully its not a 4-12 season
well it's rebuilding or "continuity"

one of the two seems to be very popular each offseason
tryfuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 06:35 AM   #44
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 80,655
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
Bruce Allen repeatedly have described our aim as "playing Redskins football." Does anyone know exactly what Allen means by that phrase?
Here's to hoping it means winning football.
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 06:36 AM   #45
‎\m/
 
Mattyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Age: 41
Posts: 80,655
Re: RI: Allen: 'We're going 100 mph getting ready for free agency'

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbanerjee23 View Post
this is depressing..."changing offense, changing defense", can someone say rebuilding. Hopefully its not a 4-12 season
What is there to be depressed about? Are you going to miss 12-20 the last 2 years?
__________________
Support The Warpath! | Warpath Shop
Mattyk 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 04:38 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 0.31330 seconds with 9 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