Blown coverages, critical holds, false starts etc, missed blocking assignments you name it. Not calling plays past the first down marker, running short of the chains..I mean Christ this is stuff that plagued us years ago. And I should be optimistic because the age of the team is a younger? Losing because you are out-talented is one thing. Losing because of constant mental gaffes is another. As is calling 2 yard dumps when you need to score two TDs to win the game.
I think people are afraid of change because we've seen so damn much over the last decade but not changing because of stuff 10 years ago or 7 years ago is not the reason you don't. You don't because you legitimately see progress. I don't. The half of the team that should be giving up less points and yards is a sieve and was even without the injures. Let's be real having Merriweather makes little difference. We get no pressure, our blitzes are ineffective. It's infuriating to see Carolina get to RGIII with 4 lineman and we bring 7 and Cam has an hour to throw. The schemes are inept. Banks still screws us in field possession, and I've never seen one team take so many illegal blocks in the back.
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Ravens, Falcons, 49'ers, 2004 Giants to a lesser degree (after they got Eli it took Couglin one year to get to playoffs), Cardinals (it took Wisenhunt 1 year to get to playoffs)
You can sit here and come with a bevy of reasons why these teams are different than the skins (Ravens had Ray, 49'ers had a bunch of 1st round picks) but the proof is in the pudding. These teams had rookie head coaches (except for Coughlin) and they all got to the playoffs within in one year of taking over ... and all these teams had losing records the year before their new coaches came on.
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My 2013 Redskins Draft:
Round 1: NO PICK
Round 2: Jordan Poyer, CB Oregon State
Round 3:Brennan Williams OT North Carolina
Round 4: Bacarri Rambo S, Georgia (off field issues will drop his stock)
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Redskins 2013 Opponents:
Home- Dallas, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Kansas City, San Diego
Away- Dallas, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Minnesota, Atlanta, Denver, Oakland
Originally Posted by Mike Shanahan
I don't think things are quite as bad as the end of the Zorn era, which was pretty much a circus and no one had any reason to care about anything but an exit plan. Should Shanahan be fired? No. New QB is working well in the current offensive system and that probably shouldn't change. But, many other things should change. While many liked our drafts, it hasn't lead to very many impact players. FA has also mostly been a bust with this FO as well. I remember there was a tidbit before this season talking about the large amount of players who have played under Shanahan since he got here. I didn't see that number being a positive. I see it as a coach who has a hard time finding good players to fit his system. Maybe he needs to let go of that control to a stronger personnel guy. I think Haslett should go. A good coach should be able to figure out how to get solid performances out of mediocre players, but he's not even doing that much.I don't expect much from the Skins these days. But, I do expect the basics to be covered (that's too much to ask, I know). Things like coaching, effort, pride, etc. Ya know, things that professionals do. Sadly, I see a bunch of amateurs out there--guys cashing pay checks and not playing together. Guys pointing fingers and not leading. I see a locker room in disarray and coaching staff that has abandoned ship with half a season to go.
Show me something, Mike, you say? What could he possibly show you that you haven't already seen? Lackluster effort? No game plan? No second half adjustments? Dumb penalties? Loss of composure by players and coaches? Blocked punts and extra points? What could he possibly show you, realistically, that would make you think he deserves to coach this team? I'm afraid the answer is nothing.
We have a long, long road back to mediocrity. Thank goodness we've been given a talent like RGIII. Now, let's get some coaches in here that know what to do with him and the defense.
Here's the thing: Joe Gibbs took over a team that was arguably worse off than the one Shanahan took over, and he was able to make it competitive in two years. Other coaches have been able to make similar turnarounds relatively quickly. The fact we are staring at the third straight bad season under Shanahan isn't good no matter how you slice it.
Is this the worst I've felt?
Uh, no. It's just "normal" at this point. I felt hopeless after we started 0-7 in 1998 in Norv's FIFTH year. I felt hopeless two years later when we lost to the Giants 9-7 and finally fired Norv. I felt hopeless midway through 2003. I felt awful after ST's death and the disgusting loss to the Bills. I felt hopeless from almost the start of 2009.
Now, I am feeling that way again.
Is it rock bottom?
Maybe we just never got up?
All the other D's with the pumped up schemes
You better run, better run, outrun my QB
All the other D's with the pumped up schemes
You better run, better run, faster than RG3.
Shanahan needs to protect RG3 as much as possible. He needs to start incorporating a normal offense and some point, and at the end of the season, he MUST FIRE Jim Haslett. If these changes are not made, Snyder should very seriously consider firing shanahan.
Question for all of you on this subject. When you watch the Redskins, do they look like a well coached team?
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