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Old 10-12-2010, 10:32 AM   #196
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Re: Redskins release Devin Thomas

Bottom line here is Shanny is continuing to run this team on a few principles and cutting a guy like DT reinforces some of them.

* You practice and play hard -- nobody is safe.
* You buy into what we're doing here -- no prima donnas
* I'm the boss, and my word is law

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Not that I'm comparing the two guys, but does anyone think that an old school coach like Lombardi would have put up with Haynesworth pouting or DT loafing? I don't think so.

Hell, Belichick just traded away Randy Moss, who is arguably one of the best ever to play at his position, and you have to believe there is some issue beyond salary and contract there.

Shanahan's ego may yet cause him to overreach, but what he's doing right now (IMO) is continuing to build very clear rules for this team and to enforce them, no matter how painful they may appear. You don't think cutting DT and promoting AA sends a positive message and fires up the players?
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:15 AM   #197
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Re: Redskins release Devin Thomas

To be clear, Shanahan never drafted DT, and he has no allegiance to him (like the previous staff, ie. Cerrato). Hopefully Shanahan will be able to draft guys he likes (ie. R.Torain) and develop & hold onto them going forward.

Shanahan is awfully consistent - he has been building HIS own team from day one.
- dump Betts/ARE/Cartwright
- dump Campbell
- dump DT
- bench AH after failing to trade him

He's also seems to have an eye for talent so far:
- Carriker, Lichtenstein (sp?)
- Armstrong
- Trent Willaims instead of Okung
- Torain

At 3-2 and 2-0 in our division, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:43 AM   #198
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Panthers are sooooo turrible in WR depth that Thomas is clearly better than anyone else they have.
Steve Smith????
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:46 AM   #199
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Wow.


We could have been facing DT this week:

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Old 10-13-2010, 11:49 AM   #200
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Wonder if that was real interest in DT or the Colts trying to get a slim advantage over us with picking up an ex disgruntled player?
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:05 PM   #201
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Wonder if that was real interest in DT or the Colts trying to get a slim advantage over us with picking up an ex disgruntled player?
This is a great point...but the advantage isn't the fact that he may be disgruntled...it's that he knows our offensive playbook

...OOPS...nevermind....we are talking about Devin Thomas.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:14 PM   #202
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This is a great point...but the advantage isn't the fact that he may be disgruntled...it's that he knows our offensive playbook

...OOPS...nevermind....we are talking about Devin Thomas.
Good point....what would he know about it??
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Steve Smith????
Except for him.

BUT, he's injured.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:20 PM   #204
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Wonder if that was real interest in DT or the Colts trying to get a slim advantage over us with picking up an ex disgruntled player?
Garcon and Gonzalez hurt...they do need another WR. They have only Wayne and Collie right now.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:20 PM   #205
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We have the coach we have desperately needed for years, even during the Gibbs II era (and it really pains me to say that!)
Not sure I agree with that yet.
Lets see Shanny make the playoffs with McNabb twice in 4 years to match what Gibbs did with a mediocre Brunell and a career backup in Collins first.
I think we all should take a look back and appreciate what Gibbs did with so little....it's not like he was not handed a team in shambles either.
It is a very comparable situation....it just people thought Gibbs would definately get us to the Superbowl in 1-2 years and folks are just looking for playoffs in 1-2 years with Shanny....and merely hoping for a Superbowl appearance under his reign.

These coaches are very similar...the primary difference is that Gibbs finds a way to motivate his problem children, (portis, manley, riggo) whereas Shanny cuts them because he generally alienates them.

Question...who would you rather fight for in a game? Gibbs...a guy that would do the same for you, or Shanny...because his said so?

I hope you are right and Shanny outperforms Gibbs 2.0....heck even Gibbs 1.0
But that would mean 4 superbowls in 11 years winning 3 of them. Good luck with that!
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:35 PM   #206
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Not sure I agree with that yet.
Lets see Shanny make the playoffs with McNabb twice in 4 years to match what Gibbs did with a mediocre Brunell and a career backup in Collins first.
I think we all should take a look back and appreciate what Gibbs did with so little....it's not like he was not handed a team in shambles either.
It is a very comparable situation....it just people thought Gibbs would definately get us to the Superbowl in 1-2 years and folks are just looking for playoffs in 1-2 years with Shanny....and merely hoping for a Superbowl appearance under his reign.

These coaches are very similar...the primary difference is that Gibbs finds a way to motivate his problem children, (portis, manley, riggo) whereas Shanny cuts them because he generally alienates them.

Question...who would you rather fight for in a game? Gibbs...a guy that would do the same for you, or Shanny...because his said so?

I hope you are right and Shanny outperforms Gibbs 2.0....heck even Gibbs 1.0
But that would mean 4 superbowls in 11 years winning 3 of them. Good luck with that!
Gotta disagree here. Gibbs 2.0 was entirely too conservative and honestly, it seemed like his scheme was behind the times. That was made up for by the fact that he is a peerless motivator. Shanahans have our offense moving the ball through the air in ways we never seemed to do during Gibbs 2. (through 5 games anyway...)
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:48 PM   #207
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i hear what you are saying, but after watching last season and this preseason and these first 5 games your telling me that devin thomas could not help this team more than joey galloway or roydell williams?? i have a serious issue with that, if anyone player would be the one to get the ax as of right now it should be williams, shit williams cost us about 20 yards yesterday when he made a block in that back about 10 yards behind banks.

my whole problem with this is he was never given a chance. you could see the hunger in him every time he touched the feild with special teams, i just don't know why he wasn't given an opportunity to get in there with the offense.
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