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Old 10-03-2005, 04:48 PM   #31
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Re: The defense. Is it hurting?

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Who should we have picked up this offseason either in the draft or through free agency that is superior to what we have now?
Demarcus Ware was taken two picks after Carlos Rogers. If anyone thinks that Carlos Rogers has had, or will ever have the effect on opposing offenses as Demarcus Ware, you're blind. Marcellus Wiley and Reggie Hayward were both free agents this offseason, and both are at least adequite and better than what we have now.

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As for a CB not being necessary, did you notice that Walt Harris was out yesterday and Rogers started? If there was no Rogers we would have been looking at Jimoh starting... and that is something to be truly concerned about. Neither Harris or Springs are getting any younger, and Rogers was a great fit for our style of defense. Yesterday proved how important Rogers is
Let me rephrase my comment. A CB at the 9th overall pick was not needed. Of course we needed some depth at the CB position, but that could have been picked up later in the draft or from free agency(if you'd like me to list those, I can do that too). If Rogers was good enough to be picked 9th overall, why did it take an injury for him to crack the starting lineup?

All I'm saying is, the Redskins have had very good pass coverage for a long time, and absolutely no pass rush for about the same amount of time. I just thought it was strange to address an area that wasn't broken, instead of the area that has had very few positives for that past few years.
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Old 10-03-2005, 04:56 PM   #32
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Marcellus Wiley and Reggie Hayward were both free agents this offseason, and both are at least adequite and better than what we have now.
Dude, Macellus Wiley isn't even playing and was cut by the Cowboys after 1 year into his 3 year deal.

I don't even think we have enough cap space to afford any more FA's.
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Old 10-03-2005, 04:58 PM   #33
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If Rogers was good enough to be picked 9th overall, why did it take an injury for him to crack the starting lineup?
He injured his ankle during training camp and was forced to miss two weeks. Thats a lot work missed for a rookie.

Lets not forget that Walt Harris is a good #2 CB. And I think its smart that we bring Rogers in slowly.

Just be patient, and you'll see that Rogers will turn out to be a legit pick/
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:04 PM   #34
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Demarcus Ware was taken two picks after Carlos Rogers. If anyone thinks that Carlos Rogers has had, or will ever have the effect on opposing offenses as Demarcus Ware, you're blind. Marcellus Wiley and Reggie Hayward were both free agents this offseason, and both are at least adequite and better than what we have now.



Let me rephrase my comment. A CB at the 9th overall pick was not needed. Of course we needed some depth at the CB position, but that could have been picked up later in the draft or from free agency(if you'd like me to list those, I can do that too). If Rogers was good enough to be picked 9th overall, why did it take an injury for him to crack the starting lineup?

All I'm saying is, the Redskins have had very good pass coverage for a long time, and absolutely no pass rush for about the same amount of time. I just thought it was strange to address an area that wasn't broken, instead of the area that has had very few positives for that past few years.
The only problem with the Free agent CB is that they were commanding a salary similiar to or more than Smooty. So money wise, it would have made sense to hold on to Smoot if we were willing to dole out that kind of money.

And after the first round or so, the quality of CBs that can make an immediate impact drops considerably in the NFL. I believe that PacMan, Rogers, and Washington all got their first crack on the lineup this week.
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By the way Pacman has been getting burnt like toast.
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:05 PM   #36
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Just be patient, and you'll see that Rogers will turn out to be a legit pick
My opinion of Rogers is still undecided. I'm not saying he won't be good. All I'm saying is, we already had two starting CB's. We could've gotten depth later in the draft or via free agency.

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Dude, Macellus Wiley isn't even playing and was cut by the Cowboys after 1 year into his 3 year deal.
Marcellus Wiley was picked up by the Jags this offseason. And the funny thing is, he was cut by Dallas, but his numbers last year were better than Renaldo Wynns.
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My opinion of Rogers is still undecided. I'm not saying he won't be good. All I'm saying is, we already had two starting CB's. We could've gotten depth later in the draft or via free agency.



Marcellus Wiley was picked up by the Jags this offseason. And the funny thing is, he was cut by Dallas, but his numbers last year were better than Renaldo Wynns.
My bad. I didn't know he was picked up. Renaldo Wynn might not put up huge numbers, but he's great against the run and he's alot cheaper than Wiley.
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Rogers is legit. The defense is 3-0 and nothing that I've seen so far is discomforting or cause for concern. While I haven't seen the defense wreak the havoc it did last year, I know that it is coming. It's just a matter of time before scheme+personnel= Redskin defeensive explosion. Last I checked you had to actually earn the defensive rankings, its not based on last year. I love how quickly expectations have already risen, suddenly our defense which is obviously the strength and identity of this team is underachieving? Wasn't S. Alexander coming off a 4 td game? Didn't we take him COMPLETELY out of the game in the 1st half? The turnovers, the pressures, the exotic blitzes, they will all come once our offense wakes up. Right now points are at a premium and GW has adjusted the defense to protect against the big play. This formula has us at 3-0 and they've all been close games, which would seem to be evidence that we are figuring out how to win ballgames. I'm no longer afraid of a close game, in fact I welcome more of them even while knowing we'll lose a few of them.

Skins-Colts in XL. believe it.


The only thing that worries me is LaVar. I want to see more of him, and not in threads in the Warpath. There is no way anyone can justify trading LaVar to me, unless it's for a Herschel Walker type combination of draft picks and players. As recently as last year LaVar was the face of the franchise, he's among the top five tenured Skins and has repeatedly stated his desire to play in DC.
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Rogers is legit. The defense is 3-0 and nothing that I've seen so far is discomforting or cause for concern. While I haven't seen the defense wreak the havoc it did last year, I know that it is coming. It's just a matter of time before scheme+personnel= Redskin defeensive explosion. Last I checked you had to actually earn the defensive rankings, its not based on last year. I love how quickly expectations have already risen, suddenly our defense which is obviously the strength and identity of this team is underachieving? Wasn't S. Alexander coming off a 4 td game? Didn't we take him COMPLETELY out of the game in the 1st half? The turnovers, the pressures, the exotic blitzes, they will all come once our offense wakes up. Right now points are at a premium and GW has adjusted the defense to protect against the big play. This formula has us at 3-0 and they've all been close games, which would seem to be evidence that we are figuring out how to win ballgames. I'm no longer afraid of a close game, in fact I welcome more of them even while knowing we'll lose a few of them.

Skins-Colts in XL. believe it.


The only thing that worries me is LaVar. I want to see more of him, and not in threads in the Warpath. There is no way anyone can justify trading LaVar to me, unless it's for a Herschel Walker type combination of draft picks and players. As recently as last year LaVar was the face of the franchise, he's among the top five tenured Skins and has repeatedly stated his desire to play in DC.
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:33 PM   #40
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Re: The defense. Is it hurting?

Perhaps Crazy Cannuck could correct me, but the way it's shaping up (as far as I know, haven't paid close close attention) we freed up a lot of room next year with the release of Coles. I also believe Dwight Freeney is a free agent. It may be hard for the Colts to keep Freeney and James. We'll see who they pick.
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:37 PM   #41
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[QUOTE=Daseal]Perhaps Crazy Cannuck could correct me, but the way it's shaping up (as far as I know, haven't paid close close attention) we freed up a lot of room next year with the release of Coles. I also believe Dwight Freeney is a free agent. It may be hard for the Colts to keep Freeney and James. We'll see who they pick.[/QUOT

On the contrary, and someone correct me if I'm wrong as well, the Coles release will "count" approx. $9 mil. against our cap next year.

Not sure if Freeney is a FA or not would be nice to get him if is.
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On the contrary, and someone correct me if I'm wrong as well, the Coles release will "count" approx. $9 mil. against our cap next year.

Not sure if Freeney is a FA or not would be nice to get him if is.
I'm pretty sure we took that 9 million dollar hit this season, so that next season we dont have to worry about Coles.
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Re: The defense. Is it hurting?

coles hit this season, i think we're fine on D, but we need all 3 of our corners healthy, walt is much better than carlos right now as far as awareness, and not ahving him on the field hurt us last game. I also wish marshall could shed blocks better, but right now i'm not worried.
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Old 10-03-2005, 08:43 PM   #44
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If Freeney is a FA he would cost way too much.

Probably somewhere around $8 mil a year or more!

I don't think that's within our plans.
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Old 10-03-2005, 08:50 PM   #45
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Our pass rush needs addressed, as well as another solid DB. Can never have enough corners.

I think our DT's are solid. Griffin has a good drive in there and Saleve'a is a good road block.

They aren't broken, just being tempered, so they can harden for the last ten games.
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