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2012-11-06 08:51:40 AM  
Wow, he announced that he was going to evaluate players as a means of encouraging improvement while saying that they as a team aren't eliminated. I just can't believe someone would do something like that.
 
2012-11-06 09:02:57 AM  
He's terrible, just myself and many other sane VA residents predicted. Thing is, most folks still believe in him and the Griffin trade (good player, but they gave up too much). Modern Redskins fans embarrass me, and that includes most of my friends and family.
 
2012-11-06 09:03:53 AM  
You mean a team gets worse when they lose a star player and a starter on defense in the first week?

Who knew!?!?
 
2012-11-06 09:06:04 AM  
Why is this foolish? They'd have to run the table to have a realistic shot at the post season. And the only players who's jobs should be safe are Griffin, Morris, Williams, Kerrigan, and Orakpo.
 
2012-11-06 09:21:43 AM  
Local sports reporters trying to mill something up. Shanahan sucks, don't get me wrong, but for way better reasons than this.
 
2012-11-06 09:22:06 AM  

facisto: Why is this foolish? They'd have to run the table to have a realistic shot at the post season. And the only players who's jobs should be safe are Griffin, Morris, Williams, Kerrigan, and Orakpo.


This.

Also if I were anyone in the secondary I'd start packing my bags now. I have never seen a secondary be so predictably and laughably gouged on such a consistent basis. I'd also update my resume if I was Jim Haslett. I've heard a lot of folks bash the Shanahans but the offense is no longer the major problem with this team. Having said that I do realize that last weeks game against the Panthers was probably their worst offensive performance score wise.
 
2012-11-06 09:25:35 AM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2012-11-06 09:29:03 AM  

the biggest redneck here: Thing is, most folks still believe in him and the Griffin trade (good player, but they gave up too much).


The Griffin trade was good, and their are a lot of teams who would love to give up that much for a guy like Griffin. What's really hurting the Redskins is the 36 million cap penalty. That money could have bought a cornerback or two. Maybe shore up the O-line.
 
2012-11-06 09:36:50 AM  

facisto: Why is this foolish? They'd have to run the table to have a realistic shot at the post season. And the only players who's jobs should be safe are Griffin, Morris, Williams, Kerrigan, and Orakpo.


Then why did Shanahan say that his statements weren't meant to give the impression that he had given up on the season?
 
2012-11-06 09:41:34 AM  

Fark Griswald: I have never seen a secondary be so predictably and laughably gouged on such a consistent basis.


Devin McCourty and the New England "secondary" are insulted by your never having watched them.

\so's Ike Muthafarking Taylor.
 
2012-11-06 09:58:54 AM  

Robert1966: Your blog sucks.


This
 
2012-11-06 10:05:17 AM  
Shanahan when benching Jake Plummer, who had the Broncos in the 6th slot in the AFC at the point he was benched (yeah, it was a bad game prior to that): "It's not about making the playoffs, it's about winning the Super Bowl." or something to that effect (might've been something along the lines of making the playoffs isn't what matters. We play to win the Super Bowl.)

Number of times Shanahan has been to the playoffs since: 0

/someone should remind him that you have to make the playoffs in order to have a chance at winning the Super Bowl
 
2012-11-06 10:11:38 AM  

IAmRight: ***snip***

We play to win the Super Bowl.

**snip***


memedepot.com

www.theclevelandfan.com


///Sorry, couldn't resist.

///Also, Shanalamadingdong needed a HoF QB, O-Line, a RB having his best season ever, and pay off the refs to do diddly poo in the postseason. He's not a good coach.
 
2012-11-06 10:12:54 AM  
Epic.

Shanny breezes into town from out of nowhere, thinking the 'Skins have downed their last cup of sorrow, and making the rest of Redskin Nation believe it as well. Instead - Surprise! You're dead, Redskins. After last season's dismal performance, Mike and the gang were saying "We care a lot about winning," and the Griffin trade sort of put some oomph behind it, but this season started falling to pieces with all the injuries. It'll be a little victory if they finish at .500 or better, and the ricochet into next year hopefully means fandom won't fall off the edge of the world.

// but will he be King for a Lifetime?
 
2012-11-06 10:30:12 AM  

facisto: the biggest redneck here: Thing is, most folks still believe in him and the Griffin trade (good player, but they gave up too much).

The Griffin trade was good, and their are a lot of teams who would love to give up that much for a guy like Griffin. What's really hurting the Redskins is the 36 million cap penalty. That money could have bought a cornerback or two. Maybe shore up the O-line.


I read somewhere that RGIII would have to have Tom Brady's career to justify what the Skins gave up to get him. Anyone know if that makes any sense at all?
 
2012-11-06 10:32:54 AM  
The thing is, as bad as they have looked at times this season, they still seem infinitely better than they did during Jim Zorn's last year. I mean, that guy ran the franchise into the ground unlike anyone else I had ever seen. The lack of depth across the board was staggering, the playcalling was bush-league (farking swinging gate, are you for real?), there was obviously zero effort put into instilling a culture of hard work, and instead the local media had neverending stories about Danny's "favorites" (Portis was the poster child here) who wouldn't even show up for practice, and it all resulted in just terrible football games week-in week-out.

At least now there are decent backups along the offensive and defensive lines (defensive secondary and WR are admittedly thin), lots of youth competing at RB, elite outside LB's, and a QB that makes the offense fun to watch even when the game is realistically out of reach. The thing that gives me the most hope is that, at least based on what comes out to the public, there is a complete shift in the locker room culture that hard work, being a team player, and personal accountability are not only desireable, but absolutely necessary for success.

I guess what I am saying is...that while the Redskins record still puts us last in the division, the team is light-years ahead of what is was during Zorn's final days. A lot can happen year-to-year in the NFL, and for the first time many years, I think the Redskins are poised to be a legit contender in the division, and maybe the league, for years to come. Injuries have really hamstrung an already sketchy defense, and the lack of receivers limits the effectiveness of Griffin, but to me, an admitted homer who has been skeptical since the 2nd Gibbs run, the team is looking closer to being a competitive NFL team than any time since the early 90's.
 
2012-11-06 11:28:40 AM  
Frankly, for this Redskins fan, success this season will be not finishing in the NFC East basement, getting at least one win against the Cowboys and Eagles (neither of which are outside the realm of possibility) and doing something to shore up the secondary in the off-season so that the team is semi-competitive when Garcon, Davis, Brown, Orakpo, Carriker and Meriweather get back from their injuries.

/also, cutting MeAngelo Hall's useless ass.
 
2012-11-06 12:22:07 PM  
Hah. Next thing you know, he'll be wondering out loud about where to spend his January vacationing.

/I know
 
2012-11-06 12:51:33 PM  
We were saddled with Shanahan for years in Denver. I was glad to see him go. His opinions on personnel are terrible.
 
2012-11-06 01:37:18 PM  
Your blog sucks. Your website blows.
 
2012-11-06 01:44:15 PM  

keypusher: facisto: the biggest redneck here: Thing is, most folks still believe in him and the Griffin trade (good player, but they gave up too much).

The Griffin trade was good, and their are a lot of teams who would love to give up that much for a guy like Griffin. What's really hurting the Redskins is the 36 million cap penalty. That money could have bought a cornerback or two. Maybe shore up the O-line.

I read somewhere that RGIII would have to have Tom Brady's career to justify what the Skins gave up to get him. Anyone know if that makes any sense at all?


Not gonna happen. Griffin is a stand-up guy in that way, and would not leave a women he just knocked up.
 
2012-11-06 01:46:19 PM  
Shanahan, the only 38-50 coach over the past 6 seasons to be considered a good coach
 
2012-11-06 03:56:35 PM  
Your blog sucks.
 
2012-11-06 04:03:09 PM  
Your blog sucks.

LucklessWonder: Frankly, for this Redskins fan, success this season will be not finishing in the NFC East basement, getting at least one win against the Cowboys and Eagles (neither of which are outside the realm of possibility) and doing something to shore up the secondary in the off-season so that the team is semi-competitive when Garcon, Davis, Brown, Orakpo, Carriker and Meriweather get back from their injuries.

/also, cutting MeAngelo Hall's useless ass.


After last night's game a win against the Eagles is looking pretty likely.
 
2012-11-06 06:12:51 PM  
The fool was whoever hired Shanahan.
 
2012-11-06 07:26:12 PM  

oryx: The fool was whoever hired Shanahan.


That would be Daniel Snyder who is not only the court jester, he owns the team.
 
2012-11-07 09:33:00 PM  
Dunno. I parsed it as "I'm going to be taking note of the players who give up".
 
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