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Old 01-03-2012, 12:55 AM   #31
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Re: Who Stays-Who Goes? (Offense)

The funny thing is, if you squint hard enough, you can actually see -- maybe -- where the offense (which received Jabar Gaffney and Donte Stallworth and Chris Chester), made a bigger improvement than the defense (which received a total overhaul). You could at least entertain the argument that the patient approach to improving the offense actually worked.

The offense wasn't very good still, but it had multiple 30 point efforts when the coaches stopped spiting themselves with awful playing time decisions (Beck, Torain, Cook) and uninspiring gameplans. And they turned Rex Grossman from a hilarious liability into an average player who was confident enough in himself and his teammates to make multiple good throws under duress this year. In doing so, they discovered (although I'm sure they don't see it this way) that there's nothing they can do to curb his turnover tendency.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:19 AM   #32
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Grossman: Not only stays, but enters next season as the starting quarterback.
Beck: Gone

Gaffney, Hankeson, Paul, Moss: Stays (pencil in Justin Blackmon as the 5th WR)

Banks, Austin, Armstrong, Stallworth - Gone

Lichenstieger: stays, but he get's beat out by MoHurt.

Jamal Brown:- Definitely gone. Can't stay healthy
Sean Locklear: Gone. If you're gonna dumb tweet, at least be a baller.


We'll sign/draft a guard to beat out either Monty or Chester. Will Montgomery played in all 16 games this season. It's more difficult to unseat a center that suits up every game, knows the system and snap counts, than a serviceable guard. I think Will enters the season as the starter unless there's an injury or a stud comes along.

Royster, Helu, Hightower: Stays

D. Young: Stays. Has nice hands out of the backfield and really started to come on in the final few games.

Davis, Cooley, Paulsen: Stays
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #33
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That's not a plan or the plan, that's a recap of what actually happened: we changed what we're doing at the on-set of every season.

Rest assured that this offseason will not follow the same pattern last offseason did. Job security is a serious issue now and the 2011 team didn't improve as much over the 2010 disaster as the coaches were predicting. Shanahan thinks he built a 10 win team that got ravaged by injury this year. No, I'm serious. He said that. He said that today.

I think enough went right in 2011 (including that the rest of the division didn't play very well) where an aggressive offseason trying to make a run at a division title in 2012 is worth trying. The offense was perhaps better than we all expected to be. The defense ended up being adequate. Maybe not as good as they anticipated it being, but adequate.

But we need to not act like the plan all along was to totally waste two seasons replacing the window curtains before going for broke in 2012. We've been through Plan A, B, and C, and we're already passed the point where most coaches would have survived. The last three (non-Gibbs) coaches didn't survive past this point.
Yeah man, we just see it differently. At this point it is a recap but even in the recap the plan seems pretty evident to me. Draft and money all went into the defense last offseason. During the season, many of the announcers who did our games mentioned that in the production meeting Shanny said they planned to focus on the D first and this offseason was about fixing the O. Only time will tell but I see progress in roster construction and a plan in action.
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I think the organization will be just fine if Grossman never took another starting snap for the Redskins. He may have to based on circumstance but not based on an expectation that he will be improved.

Also, the notion that Shanahan will not finish his contract is off base. Snyder knows he has to let a project go to completion. He's not going to derail Shanny after 3 years, even with another 10 loss seasons. Doing so just feeds into what his critics want him to do. The only way Shanny doesn't complete his contract is if he retires first.
I don't know... 3 years.. same results... longer than most management gets
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I don't know... 3 years.. same results... longer than most management gets
I'm starting a new thread to address our roster transition to answer this..
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:25 AM   #36
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Grossman: Not only stays, but enters next season as the starting quarterback.
Beck: Gone

Gaffney, Hankeson, Paul, Moss: Stays (pencil in Justin Blackmon as the 5th WR)

Banks, Austin, Armstrong, Stallworth - Gone

Lichenstieger: stays, but he get's beat out by MoHurt.

Jamal Brown:- Definitely gone. Can't stay healthy
Sean Locklear: Gone. If you're gonna dumb tweet, at least be a baller.


We'll sign/draft a guard to beat out either Monty or Chester. Will Montgomery played in all 16 games this season. It's more difficult to unseat a center that suits up every game, knows the system and snap counts, than a serviceable guard. I think Will enters the season as the starter unless there's an injury or a stud comes along.

Royster, Helu, Hightower: Stays

D. Young: Stays. Has nice hands out of the backfield and really started to come on in the final few games.

Davis, Cooley, Paulsen: Stays
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I think Stallworth is staying, but agree with every thing else hear.

Also i know youre real high on Hankerson, do you know how bad his injury is? Can we expect him full speed at the start of training camp? That could play into who we start the season with at WR.
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I think Stallworth is staying, but agree with every thing else hear.

Also i know youre real high on Hankerson, do you know how bad his injury is? Can we expect him full speed at the start of training camp? That could play into who we start the season with at WR.
Shanny said yesterday in the presser that Hankerson should be 100% by April 1st and the start of the offseason program.

The one player that keeps popping up that I have the hardest time seeing on the 2012 Redskins is Moss.. He will be 33, undersized, lost explosiveness and has a multitude of drops. There has to be a younger replacement out there for him somewhere who can do the same thing he does. I just can't imagine him lining up for us in 2012.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #39
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^ ^^ cool, thanks
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I think Stallworth is staying, but agree with every thing else hear.

Also i know youre real high on Hankerson, do you know how bad his injury is? Can we expect him full speed at the start of training camp? That could play into who we start the season with at WR.
Funny you ask, I follow him on twitter and while he hasn't said anything definitively, my sense is he may be a little ahead of sked with the recovery. Again, I'm must going by his tone and the way he responds to people asking about his hip. I don't think you really know until you're out there running pass routes, cutting, changing direction and so forth.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:36 PM   #41
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QB-Grossman (stay), Beck (gone)

RB-Hightower (depends on health), Helu (stay), Royster (stay) Set at RB.

FB-Young (stay), Sellers (gone)

T-Williams (stay), Smith (stay), Brown (gone), Locklear (gone), Polumbus (stay)

G-Lictenstieger (stay), Hurt (gone), Chester (stay) I believe they bring in Grubbs so solidify this position.

C-Montgomery (stay)

TE-Cooley (stay if he restructures contract and health is ok, otherwise gone), Davis (stay), Paulson (stay), Myers (gone)

WR-Moss (stay - final year), Gaffney (stay), Hankerson (stay), Armstrong (gone), Stallworth (50/50...depends on camp), Anderson (gone), Paul (stay), Austin (gone), Robinson (stay), Banks (gone)..
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #42
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QB-Grossman (stay), Beck (gone)

RB-Hightower (depends on health), Helu (stay), Royster (stay) Set at RB.

FB-Young (stay), Sellers (gone)

T-Williams (stay), Smith (stay), Brown (gone), Locklear (gone), Polumbus (stay)

G-Lictenstieger (stay), Hurt (gone), Chester (stay) I believe they bring in Grubbs so solidify this position.

C-Montgomery (stay)

TE-Cooley (stay if he restructures contract and health is ok, otherwise gone), Davis (stay), Paulson (stay), Myers (gone)

WR-Moss (stay - final year), Gaffney (stay), Hankerson (stay), Armstrong (gone), Stallworth (50/50...depends on camp), Anderson (gone), Paul (stay), Austin (gone), Robinson (stay), Banks (gone)..
So you think the Skins will carry at least 6 wideouts? If we go with six, you have to think we'll have at least 1 or 2 new faces on the active roster and four carry overs from last season.

If we go with five: Hank, Paul, Gaffney, Moss, that leaves one more.

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I think Grossman is an asset at the backup position, as knowing the ins and outs of the system is invaluable. He may not provide results ON the field, but off the field, and especially with a young FA or draft pick leading the team, even at 3rd string he should stay.

I think Hightower should stay, and I know I am playing with fire by saying this, but I think we are set at RB. Helu is a beast, Royester is just going to get better, and Hightower is a great spell. All three are great blockers and I would start any of the three knowing that all would get in as fresh legs

I would like to see Moss stick around to help develop young talent. I cannot see him as a #1 WR anymore but I do think if we put him in there with a viable #1 he can serve as a very good check down WR as he still has decent ball handling skills.

I am going to miss Big Mike because we are set at TE.
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So you think the Skins will carry at least 6 wideout? If we go with six, you have two think we'll have at least 1 or 2 new faces on the active roster.

If we go with five: Hank, Paul, Gaffney, Moss, that leaves one more.
We very well could go with 6 WRs. I only had 5 as "stay", and listed Stallworth as a 50/50. I should change that to a 80/20 in favor of him not being around.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:08 PM   #45
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We can definitely scratch Locklear off..

Sean Locklear Criticizes Redskins’ Exit Meetings Day After Season Ends - Redskins Journal


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I talked to Sean after the game, and obviously, he must not have liked my speech, Shanahan said. He must have been disappointed in it. But Ive only been doing it that way for a number of years, and he must be used to a different way. I apologize, Sean. It will never happen again at least not with me.




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