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Old 07-30-2011, 11:28 AM   #46
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You know I am kind of tired of hearing about McNabbs shortcomings as a QB. If he was so bad, how did he produce 9 years of playoff births in 11 years, 6 probowls, 4 NFC championship games, 1 superbowl. And in my eyes a future hall of fame QB. McNabb was NOT the issue with the redskins last year. I am not saying he was picture perfect, but lets face the problems that have plagued this team for the last decade. The offensive line was horrible, provided no protection what so ever. THis goes back to Ramsey when he would get creamed every game. The RB situation was not as bad as people make it out to be. Torain was very productive at his position as was Williams, again the problem was the line didn't make much room for either. As the season went on (last 3 or 4 games) the line seemed to be doing a little better and Torain showed flashes of why I think he can be a very productive RB for this team. Poor draft choices, lack of choices, and overall bad personel moves over the last 10 years have made a huge hole of depth of quality Oline man on this team. To sit back and blame McNabb for all troubles are crazy. McNabb is a good QB, and will show what he can do in Minnesota. I dont care who has been here or who you could dream of having under center here, if the oline isn't' better then this team will struggle every damn year. That has been a common theme for many years.

Kyle seem a bit too head strong like his father. McNabb suggested some things that he thought would allow the team to disguise the weaknesses of the oline, but Kyle would have nothing of it. Like I said, McNabb could have played better, but he was on pace to put up one of the best statistical years of his career. For a guy with zero line, zero running game for much of the season, and basically one receiver, I would look at that as a positive. Lets face it, if the staff wouldn't have switched the D around, we may have won a number more games and we wouldn't be talking about this, we'd be talking about building on last year and going deeper in the playoffs.
Most people don't realize that if McNabb wasn't benched he may have set the single season record for passing yards by a Redskins QB. So of this may be contributed to having to pass more frequently since they were playing behind all the time. We knew we were getting a QB with a relatively low completion percentage, and not quite accurate so I don't understand why Redskins fans were surprised when it happened
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:38 AM   #47
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Obviously Kyle has learned somethings from is mistakes from last year that is important as a professional in any field. My biggest knock is trying to fit players into his scheme as opposed to developing the scheme for the players. Evolution is part of business if you stick with something and it doesn't work you need to try something new.

Disagree 100%. Coaches will not change their scheme to fit around players. You see it on the college level and you see it at the NFL level. That's why you have to give coaches 3-4 years to get their players in place to make things work. You can't just keep changing your scheme around because the players don't fit it. No, you go get players that fit your scheme. Also, what if Montana, Rice, Craig, etc didn't fit the West Coast offense, think he should have changed his scheme? Hell no.

The absolute problem with Kyle S is that he had absolute 0 talent on the offensive side of the ball. Look at the numbers offensively over the past decade and you'll see we've had little talent on this side of the ball. Let the guys get their players in, give them time and see how it works. If after year 4 we aren't contending or making playoff runs continually, then come back and say something. This is the beginning of the 2nd year, and basically a complete roster turnover. We should be grateful and ecstatic he's cleaning house.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:40 AM   #48
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Most people don't realize that if McNabb wasn't benched he may have set the single season record for passing yards by a Redskins QB. So of this may be contributed to having to pass more frequently since they were playing behind all the time. We knew we were getting a QB with a relatively low completion percentage, and not quite accurate so I don't understand why Redskins fans were surprised when it happened
We had to pass because we couldn't run the ball effectively. That had a big deal to do with our RB and OL situation. When teams know you can't run the ball, they are going to tee off on your QB.
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when i saw mcnabb, i sure didn't see a 9 time pro-bowler... i saw a guy throwing balls in the dirt, and the philly fans told us that's what we'd see when we got him. he's probably done.

I just dont get it. He is 33, 34 years old. You realize what he was doing prior to getting benched. As someone mentioned he was on pace to set career high in yards, set the Redskins record for yards, completions and all this with second rate talent around him. I see this as making the MOST out of NOTHING. He was running for his life anytime he took a 5 to 7 step drop, and hell even some 3 step releases he was getting drilled. No running game really and only 1 receiver. So Manning, Brady, Drew B, never make bad throws? Come on.
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You know I am kind of tired of hearing about McNabbs shortcomings as a QB. If he was so bad, how did he produce 9 years of playoff births in 11 years, 6 probowls, 4 NFC championship games, 1 superbowl. And in my eyes a future hall of fame QB. McNabb was NOT the issue with the redskins last year. I am not saying he was picture perfect, but lets face the problems that have plagued this team for the last decade. The offensive line was horrible, provided no protection what so ever. THis goes back to Ramsey when he would get creamed every game. The RB situation was not as bad as people make it out to be. Torain was very productive at his position as was Williams, again the problem was the line didn't make much room for either. As the season went on (last 3 or 4 games) the line seemed to be doing a little better and Torain showed flashes of why I think he can be a very productive RB for this team. Poor draft choices, lack of choices, and overall bad personel moves over the last 10 years have made a huge hole of depth of quality Oline man on this team. To sit back and blame McNabb for all troubles are crazy. McNabb is a good QB, and will show what he can do in Minnesota. I dont care who has been here or who you could dream of having under center here, if the oline isn't' better then this team will struggle every damn year. That has been a common theme for many years.

Kyle seem a bit too head strong like his father. McNabb suggested some things that he thought would allow the team to disguise the weaknesses of the oline, but Kyle would have nothing of it. Like I said, McNabb could have played better, but he was on pace to put up one of the best statistical years of his career. For a guy with zero line, zero running game for much of the season, and basically one receiver, I would look at that as a positive. Lets face it, if the staff wouldn't have switched the D around, we may have won a number more games and we wouldn't be talking about this, we'd be talking about building on last year and going deeper in the playoffs.
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I just dont get it. He is 33, 34 years old. You realize what he was doing prior to getting benched. As someone mentioned he was on pace to set career high in yards, set the Redskins record for yards, completions and all this with second rate talent around him. I see this as making the MOST out of NOTHING. He was running for his life anytime he took a 5 to 7 step drop, and hell even some 3 step releases he was getting drilled. No running game really and only 1 receiver. So Manning, Brady, Drew B, never make bad throws? Come on.
You know why we swept the Eagles in 2008? Cuz McNabb was a choking dog with his dirt balls and turnoveres(and he had the gall to say "the better team lost").
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:10 PM   #52
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Disagree 100%. Coaches will not change their scheme to fit around players. You see it on the college level and you see it at the NFL level. That's why you have to give coaches 3-4 years to get their players in place to make things work. You can't just keep changing your scheme around because the players don't fit it. No, you go get players that fit your scheme. Also, what if Montana, Rice, Craig, etc didn't fit the West Coast offense, think he should have changed his scheme? Hell no.

The absolute problem with Kyle S is that he had absolute 0 talent on the offensive side of the ball. Look at the numbers offensively over the past decade and you'll see we've had little talent on this side of the ball. Let the guys get their players in, give them time and see how it works. If after year 4 we aren't contending or making playoff runs continually, then come back and say something. This is the beginning of the 2nd year, and basically a complete roster turnover. We should be grateful and ecstatic he's cleaning house.
Didn't they try to bring him players to fit his scheme when they traded for McNabb? It was clear it wasn't working and some adjustments should've been made.
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Disagree 100%. Coaches will not change their scheme to fit around players. You see it on the college level and you see it at the NFL level. That's why you have to give coaches 3-4 years to get their players in place to make things work. You can't just keep changing your scheme around because the players don't fit it. No, you go get players that fit your scheme. Also, what if Montana, Rice, Craig, etc didn't fit the West Coast offense, think he should have changed his scheme? Hell no.

The absolute problem with Kyle S is that he had absolute 0 talent on the offensive side of the ball. Look at the numbers offensively over the past decade and you'll see we've had little talent on this side of the ball. Let the guys get their players in, give them time and see how it works. If after year 4 we aren't contending or making playoff runs continually, then come back and say something. This is the beginning of the 2nd year, and basically a complete roster turnover. We should be grateful and ecstatic he's cleaning house.
blache and g williams and billy b and rex ryan all adapt their scheme to their personnel, and all have good track records year 1.

they used randy moss a lot differently then they used d branch because he's a different player.

insisting on making square pegs go in round holes is a great way to waste time and money. haslett really sucked last year and never made good adjustments, hence the horrible D rankings.
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I just dont get it. He is 33, 34 years old. You realize what he was doing prior to getting benched. As someone mentioned he was on pace to set career high in yards, set the Redskins record for yards, completions and all this with second rate talent around him. I see this as making the MOST out of NOTHING. He was running for his life anytime he took a 5 to 7 step drop, and hell even some 3 step releases he was getting drilled. No running game really and only 1 receiver. So Manning, Brady, Drew B, never make bad throws? Come on.
please, put words in people's mouth.

mcnabb looked awful. i understand the protection sucked, but he was slow (physically and decision wise) and just generally didn't look like the guy we were told we were getting.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #55
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You know I am kind of tired of hearing about McNabbs shortcomings as a QB. If he was so bad, how did he produce 9 years of playoff births in 11 years, 6 probowls, 4 NFC championship games, 1 superbowl. And in my eyes a future hall of fame QB. McNabb was NOT the issue with the redskins last year.
And out of those 9 years of playoffs he's only managed to go to the SB once (one of those playoff appearances was led by Jeff Garcia), and only won one of those 4 NFC championship games. Tells you a lot about McNabb doesn't it? It clearly shows you the guy isn't clutch, which is exactly why Eagle fans have been destroying McNabb during his tenure. The dirtballs, the failed execution in the 4th quarter. Nope, that wasn't his fault either right? If he goes to Minnesota and stinks it up there, you'll still be making excuses for him.


Let's take a look back and see the QBs that have excelled in Andy's system:

1) AJ Feely
2) Michael Vick
3) Jeff Garcia

Each one of the guys came in and played just as good if not better than McNabb. So what's the one thing constant in all this? The system. Insert X QB into the slot and the same production is there. It's a telling sign when a divisional rival coach sends his starting QB over to you to roll with a guy who hasn't played much at all. THink about it.

McNabb has always been the problem. His work ethic, ability to learn and adapt, and his horrible accuracy. Why is it Rex played better when he came in? Same crappy team, yet much better results. You can't deny that, but I imagine you'll close your eyes and ears because you don't want to know the truth. You'd rather just point the finger at everybody else and blame them. It fits your agenda after all.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:22 PM   #56
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Didn't they try to bring him players to fit his scheme when they traded for McNabb? It was clear it wasn't working and some adjustments should've been made.
No, Kyle never wanted him for his scheme. His dad overrode his pleas and still brought him in. Read the article a few posts prior. Adjustments were made. He was benched and the back up QB came in and looked twice as good.
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There is no reason that Rex should've outplayed McNabb, either. For all intents and purposes, McNabb should be the better quarterback. But everything worked a hell of a lot better with Rex. Tempo was better, the play calling was diverse, the ball came out closer, Santana, Armstrong and Cooley all looked more effective. Rex played with a great sense of urgency. With better tempo.
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Disagree 100%. Coaches will not change their scheme to fit around players.
I disagree 100%.
I guess it depends on what you mean by 'change'.

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We had to pass because we couldn't run the ball effectively. That had a big deal to do with our RB and OL situation. When teams know you can't run the ball, they are going to tee off on your QB.
Disagree.
We ran the ball decent (middle of the pack in YPC) we didn't run the ball often enough (IIRC 2nd/3rd to last).
In most cases 1st down is the playcallers choice pass/run.
We were top 10 1st down pass attempts (as of week 9).
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And out of those 9 years of playoffs he's only managed to go to the SB once (one of those playoff appearances was led by Jeff Garcia), and only won one of those 4 NFC championship games. Tells you a lot about McNabb doesn't it? It clearly shows you the guy isn't clutch, which is exactly why Eagle fans have been destroying McNabb during his tenure. The dirtballs, the failed execution in the 4th quarter. Nope, that wasn't his fault either right? If he goes to Minnesota and stinks it up there, you'll still be making excuses for him.


Let's take a look back and see the QBs that have excelled in Andy's system:

1) AJ Feely
2) Michael Vick
3) Jeff Garcia

Each one of the guys came in and played just as good if not better than McNabb. So what's the one thing constant in all this? The system. Insert X QB into the slot and the same production is there. It's a telling sign when a divisional rival coach sends his starting QB over to you to roll with a guy who hasn't played much at all. THink about it.

McNabb has always been the problem. His work ethic, ability to learn and adapt, and his horrible accuracy. Why is it Rex played better when he came in? Same crappy team, yet much better results. You can't deny that, but I imagine you'll close your eyes and ears because you don't want to know the truth. You'd rather just point the finger at everybody else and blame them. It fits your agenda after all.
Saying Feeley excelled in Reid's system is like saying that Ramsey excelled in Spurrier's system.
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You know why we swept the Eagles in 2008? Cuz McNabb was a choking dog with his dirt balls and turnoveres(and he had the gall to say "the better team lost").
He must have learned something between then and the end of last year because when the Eagles waxed the Skins 59-28 (it was 35-0 after the first play of the second quarter if you recall), he did NOT say that the better team lost...
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