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Old 11-14-2011, 01:19 PM   #91
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Re: Smoot Lays the Smack Down (Redskins vs. Dolphins)

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Let's review the bidding here:

Joe Montana had been a QB in the NFL of no small accomplishment for a decade before he met Mike Shanahan.

Steve Young had been in the USFL and the NFL for more than 5 years before he met Mike Shanahan.

John Elway had been in the NFL for more than a decade - - and had gone to the Super Bowl with only average talent around him - - before he met Mike Shanahan.

Jake Plummer improved under Shanahan's tutelage AND THEN he retired from football completely saying that playing QB for Shanahan was a nightmare because Shanahan demanded perfection. Rather than take millions of dollars to finish out his contract, Plummer retired because Shanahan drove him nuts.

Jay Cutler played just well enough in Denver under Shanahan to miss the playoffs a few years and get Shahanan fired.



The question is this:
Did he win "with" those QBs or did he win "because he had" those QBs?
That was the past. What's the guy done the last 5-6 years?
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:20 PM   #92
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Let's review the bidding here:

Joe Montana had been a QB in the NFL of no small accomplishment for a decade before he met Mike Shanahan.

Steve Young had been in the USFL and the NFL for more than 5 years before he met Mike Shanahan.

John Elway had been in the NFL for more than a decade - - and had gone to the Super Bowl with only average talent around him - - before he met Mike Shanahan.

Jake Plummer improved under Shanahan's tutelage AND THEN he retired from football completely saying that playing QB for Shanahan was a nightmare because Shanahan demanded perfection. Rather than take millions of dollars to finish out his contract, Plummer retired because Shanahan drove him nuts.

Jay Cutler played just well enough in Denver under Shanahan to miss the playoffs a few years and get Shahanan fired.



The question is this:
Did he win "with" those QBs or did he win "because he had" those QBs?
As mentioned you're mistaken about Plummer's retirement...and you're also wrong about Elway
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More smack needs to go to MS and KS. Do either of these clowns know how to have the team run a hurry up offense? I just don't get it. Really starting to lose all faith in MS.
A hurry up offense? You want us to go 3 and out quicker and provide even less of a breather for the D?

There isn't a coach alive today you'd have faith in with the time so far allowed to rebuild this team.
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I think the notion that Mike isn't involved at all in the offense is flawed. He is very involved, but it's Kyle's offense to run. And it will run just fine with a competent and consistent QB. Beck is neither, Grossman is just one of the two.

Selecting a QB (at least one) is of utmost importance. Doesn't necessarily mean a first rounder. They could go the Bengals 2011 draft route.

But thats true with any offense.

I know youre a big Kyle Shanahan fan, but how would you rank his play calling and game planning? I guess i dont really know what you see in him.
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But thats true with any offense.

I know youre a big Kyle Shanahan fan, but how would you rank his play calling and game planning? I guess i dont really know what you see in him.
Papa John's should affectionately rename their Monday special "The Kyle" - a plain cheese pizza since they almost never have to throw in free toppings on account of our no-show offense.
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It's Monday, and I'm looking to stir the pot a little bit. Does anyone want to present the argument for, "the Skins are moving in the right direction?" What is this being based on?
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A hurry up offense? You want us to go 3 and out quicker and provide even less of a breather for the D?

There isn't a coach alive today you'd have faith in with the time so far allowed to rebuild this team.
Jim Schwartz.
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But thats true with any offense.

I know youre a big Kyle Shanahan fan, but how would you rank his play calling and game planning? I guess i dont really know what you see in him.
Well that's why QB is so important. Someone has to be able to execute the game plan and we don't have that person. Put Aaron Rodgers here and put John Beck in Green Bay and they're not 9-0 and we're not 3-6.

I think KS is inconsistent and I think it's in large part to a) not having a QB he's comfortable with and b) not settling on a secure rotation (though some of those decisions may not be entirely his own).

But I see an offense that gets guys open. That has the potential to move down the field with relative ease, yet there's no conductor for this symphony.

I don't think he has to what it takes, not yet at least, to be a head coach so I wouldn't hope he become our next head coach. But I think he has what it takes to coordinate an offense.
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Papa John's should affectionately rename their Monday special "The Kyle" - a plain cheese pizza since they almost never have to throw in free toppings on account of our no-show offense.
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Well that's why QB is so important. Someone has to be able to execute the game plan and we don't have that person. Put Aaron Rodgers here and put John Beck in Green Bay and they're not 9-0 and we're not 3-6.

I think KS is inconsistent and I think it's in large part to a) not having a QB he's comfortable with and b) not settling on a secure rotation (though some of those decisions may not be entirely his own).

But I see an offense that gets guys open. That has the potential to move down the field with relative ease, yet there's no conductor for this symphony.

I don't think he has to what it takes, not yet at least, to be a head coach so I wouldn't hope he become our next head coach. But I think he has what it takes to coordinate an offense.
I see that he gets guys open, too. But someone who designs nice pass plays is a "play designer," not "offensive coordinator." To be the latter also requires play calling and scheming which is suitable to your talent.

I am not on the "fire Kyle" bandwagon. But to me, this year he has been a great play designer but poor offensive coordinator.
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I think Shanahan knew what he was getting into when starting the season with Grossman and Beck. The McNabb experiment bombed miserably, and he did not want to do that again with another veteran QB. He said the right things in the media to prop up the hopes that one of these guys would emerge as the man who would keep the seat warm until he could draft a QB he wants to run his system. It's completely blown up in his face, and going back to Grossman this week is the sure fire way of telling us he's throwing in the towel and evaluating talent...at least that's the way I see it. That being said, he's gets the smackdown for telling us last week that Beck was the guy and then starting Grossman.

Fred Davis. I imagine the talks of Cooley getting traded will slowly fade away. Davis is not ready for prime time. Not sure if it's laziness or what, but he never seems to complete routes and the drops are absolutely killing momentum. He's got the talent, but it seems his head is getting the way.

Not starting Helu. One of the bright spots of last week's awful loss was Helu's work out of the backfield, to only get benched a week later to a guy who managed 2 yards per carry against a so-so run defense. I think Helu earned the starting job and should be the starter unless he gets hurt.

As far as Gano is concerned, yes he missed 2 FGs, but the Dan Carpenter missed from a comparable distance on the same end of the field...not an excuse, and Gano's lucky those 2 misses didn't amount to a hill of beans since this offense cannot generate TDs.
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It's Monday, and I'm looking to stir the pot a little bit. Does anyone want to present the argument for, "the Skins are moving in the right direction?" What is this being based on?
I would argue that we are moving in the right direction based on the recent emphasis on building the team through the draft, with a few conservative free agent signings to complement the process. That said, Shanny made a terrible miscalculation that the offense could get by with the limitations of the QBs on the roster and so little quality depth on the O-line. Without a consistent rushing game, these QBs cannot succeed. Put Grossman behind SF's O-line with their strong run game and numerous playmakers on offense, and he's probably very competent.

I've been shouting for years that offensive balance and success starts with the O-line. Until that is addressed, Shanny could put Sam Bradford or Andrew Luck behind this group, and they might look like Vinny Testaverde, circa 1988 in Tampa (when he threw an unthinkable 35 INTs!!!).

In conclusion, I want the top 3 picks in the next draft to be a QB and two O-linemen. There is a time to draft for need, and we have reached that point with Shanny's anemic offense. I can only hope that he agrees.
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I'm also giving some smack to Sam Huff. I listened to the game on my way to the sportsbar. He just needs to stop making a fool of himself and retire.

They have a running thread of bloopers called "The Sam Huff blooper thread" over on ES. Funny stuff.


(sonny and sam)


Sam: "He reminds me of Paul Warfield, who used to play for the Browns."
Sonny: "He played here for a lot of years."
Sam: "He did?"
Sonny: "His name is up there on the Ring of Fame."


Larry: The redskins have scored one touchdown in 2 and a half weeks, so the move to Rex has not resulted in paydirt.
Sam: Yeah, this is pretty good! This was the right move!


Gaffney catch on the sidelines.
Sam: that was a nice pass... he put it right on the side,, side.. it was almost on the sidewalk over there.

Roy helu catches a screen pass and goes 8 yards.. nice little play. Literally ONE play later..
Sam: They should run a screen pass. Nobody runs screen passes anymore!
Sonny: Sam they just ran one
Sam: I didn't see it
Sonny: Well, what were you watching?
Sam: I was watching the play, but it didn't seem like a screen to me!

(it was a textbook screen pass)


Larry: Gano sets up for a 28 yard field goal
Sam: 18 yards..he's on the 18 yard line
Larry: Adding the ten yards for the end zone it is a 28 yard attempt, here's the snap...


Matt Moore bootleg..
Sam: Wow! Whoever that guy was,, he was sure fast!
Sonny: Matt Moore?
Sam: Yeah, I'm tellin ya.. he was fast!
Sonny and Larry: well, there was no one there, not sure how fast he was
Sam: Well, nobody was there! That's pretty fast!



Sam, when Hankerson (I think) had the wind knocked out him after falling on the ball: "He's got a broken rib."
Larry: "That's Sam Huff, with the diagnosis from the press box."
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I'm also giving some smack to Sam Huff. I listened to the game on my way to the sportsbar. He just needs to stop making a fool of himself and retire.
Yeah I threw some smack at him too. It's a total embarrassment. He doesn't know what year it is.
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