I stand corrected on the Locklear front.
Though I do think a savy QB like Eli makes a competent linemen look good.
The Jamaal Brown thing is just a joke at this time.
Polumbus is 1/2 reasons we can not run our base offense with any consistency. I think Williams,Steiger, Monty, Chester have allowed 25 QB pressures combined while Polumbus has allowed 23 by himself.
Im not saying Locklear is great but you can argue he is better than Polumbus.
"Washington strolled to the NFC championship, outscoring their two playoff opponents by a combined total of 48 points. Their domination was more than impressive, it was historic. The 1991 Redskins boasted the largest average margin of victory among all Super Bowl champions."
--- America's Game
He has done better than I expected in some ways. I marvel at his ability to mask the problems with his O-line and he's doing very well with his plan for free agents. I like his approach. But, he has never convinced me that he has a unified strategic plan, offense and defense. I don't see much potential in his drafting strategy either.
Right now, I'm expecting a team that will be fun to watch --because of RG3 -- but with a mediocre record, a team needing a perfect storm of luck to go anywhere in the postseason.
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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
My favorite part of the interview was when personnel guru Lombardi admits he misjudged the talent level on the Redskins roster two years in a row.
I like the guy a lot, but there's a reason he's working in the media instead of for a team.
Still, my point is that the Pats are an established organization with known schemes. They know exactly what they're looking for and had most of those guys already in place. We were starting from scratch and had limited resources at that. It's very different. Overall, you simply can't compare how many starters we've acquired compared to them in the same three years.
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Originally Posted by Mike Shanahan
Aside from Trent Williams, none of the offensive linemen we've drafted have started a game for us this season. Even worse, only Hurt and Leribeus have been active on game day (Hurt for 8 games, and Leribeus for 1). Neither Capers nor Cook (2010 picks, albeit 7th rounders) are with our team anymore. So, we've had a weak offensive line since before Shanahan got here (with every pundit and fan knowing this), yet we've drafted one starter in three drafts. None of our interior linemen have been lights out, yet our third round pick from this past year can't even sniff our starting lineup. Worse yet, we've drafted two defensive lineman total (and Neild was nearly Mr. Irrelevant). Where is the investment in our lines? Even high powered offensive teams like the Packers (3/5 of OL were drafted [4/5 with Bulaga being included]; 2/3 of DL were drafted [5/6 out of total 3-4 DL rotation were drafted]); and Falcons (4/5 of OL were drafted; 3/4 of DL were drafted... this doesn't even include all of their key depth, most of whom were also drafted) have spent multiple picks along the trenches (both sides). Although he hasn't been terrible, Shanahan needs to do a better job with the draft.
#2 is i think he actually has been solid in terms of finding good young players in the draft and free agency but solid doesn't cut it -- he's hitting singles and doubles, not triples and home runs. I don't expect him to get every personnel decision right, no one does. But he needs to find more game changers. Guys like Jenkins, Helu, Perry R. are decent but they aren't great IMO or even very good players, even Kerrigan at this point I wouldn't say is very good but good.
Look at the Giants -- Pierre-Paul is great. Victor Cruz is very good. Nicks when healthy -- very good. When the game is on the line big time players can make big time plays. We just don't have outside of the QB IMO big time players, maybe Morris.
Last edited by Skinsinparadise; November-15th-2012 at 04:57 PM.
Which do you want first? Solid base and then add the game changers or game changers and then add the base around them.
We need a STUD at DL, DB, Right side OL. I think if those three things were addressed you would see this team in the playoffs.
The foundation is there.
Had a record-breaking season with him and another very good one.
Traded him for a THIRD.
He gets a record-breaking season *AND* profits in terms of draft picks.
Yeah, they know what they're doing up there in free agency/outside of the draft, no question.
Excellent interview. We need a GM. If I had just come into football in 2010, then I would say that Shanahan has done a terrible job in that respect. The rings got him to year three with me, and I still believe in him, but Lombardi nailed everything in that interview. Breaks my heart.
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We don't have the foundation, by the way. We need a nose tackle, defensive end, inside linebacker, two corners, and two safeties. And that's just our starters. On the defense.
We're nowhere near where some of us thought that we were, myself included.[COLOR="Gold"]
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Lombardi nailed the personnel spending, too. Spend a **** ton to get the best personnel guys in the league, and you won't have to worry about spending $7 million on a coach, ever.
Last edited by NewCliche21; November-15th-2012 at 05:14 PM.
Sean Michael Taylor: April 1, 1983 - November 27, 2007
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To your point about game changers versus solid base. I am talking about drafting game changers and am sure they tried to do it. I am sure they wanted Hankerson to be their Victor Cruz, Neild to be their Ratliff, etc. IMO they haven't shown yet that they can find game changers in the draft aside from RG 3 -- and maybe Morris. Again, though I don't think Shanny is a disaster with personnel, IMO he's decent but can he build a defense and find game changing players to turn this team into one of the best teams in the league , so far IMO the answer is no.
Last edited by Skinsinparadise; November-15th-2012 at 06:23 PM.
To the question why is Tampa Bay having success earlier?
They believe in the "football misnomer" it all starts up front.
These players may not all be standouts yet, but the represent what TB values, and that's winning in the trenches.
Until the Redskins start actually valuing linemen they will remain where they've been for the past 20 years. It should be no surprise that the few descent seasons they did have were on the backs of guys like Chris Samuels, Randy Thomas, and Jon Jansen.
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