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Hey, he didn't sue him. Snyder is really maturing as an owner.

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Jason Reid writes an article about how the R words might draft MM on ESPN.com. So of course all of the fans are whining how he is a hater of all thinks r words and RGII. Mind you RG3 has looked horrible (I watched the Tampa game and was treated to heaping amounts of schadenfreude... all I could think is "This is the WORST QB performance I have ever seen"), and they are in position to take a top QB prospect high without giving away the farm (for once) that it makes total sense.

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How does Mariota makes sense? What about his game, translates better to the NFL than what Griffin has/does?

 

 

for starters his knees are not broken 

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How does Mariota makes sense? What about his game, translates better to the NFL than what Griffin has/does?

His work ethic, dedication to the game, team first mentality and leadership.

By all reports he's basically everything Bob is not.

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His work ethic, dedication to the game, team first mentality and leadership.

By all reports he's basically everything Bob is not.

 

Griffin's work ethic has been questioned, but not by people in the locker room. It needs more clarification, he is the first player there and the last player to leave. But he spends too much time in the weight room/rehab than he does in the film. Hopefully this changing, who knows. He hasn't tweeted in five weeks so he's at least shown the ability to learn social media isn't his friend. I can understand questioning his leadership skills or team mentality, but not his work ethic or dedication. 

 

Mariota really isn't that different than Griffin. All the positive reports you hear about Mariota were being said by Robert before he was drafted as well. They are very similar in their lack of experience in route trees, footwork in dropping back to pass, and pocket presence. His body has taken less punishment than Griffin, but he also wasn't the athlete Griffin was. 

 

Regardless, all of this is inconsequential. Mariota will be drafted before the fifth pick, and if he isn't, GMSM will pick a pass rusher or trade down. All of this talk that they may pick Mariota if he falls to them is just them trying to generate interest for potential trade partners. 

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Great, he's got a super duper work ethic. Now maybe he can concentrate training for the correct sport

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Albert Breer ‏@AlbertBreer 16m16 minutes ago

The Redskins planned to bring Marcus Mariota to Virginia for a visit. I'm told they couldn't work out a time, so that trip is now off.

:lol:

Well, unless the team directly after them wants MM, they just f'd themselves out of leverage in case any team wants to trade up :roll:

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How did I miss this?

Final 2014 Intelligence Index: Patriots NFL's Smartest Team; Redskins Dumbest

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Jan 03, 2015

Smart, well-coached teams win games and win fans money. Dumb, poorly coached teams lose games and lose fans money. The men who coach those dumb teams also get canned at the end of the season ... as they should.

Those are three lessons we had reinforced again this year by the Cold, Hard Football Facts Intelligence Index, which measures how well teams perform in situational football.

•The 13 smartest teams in the NFL all had winning records; an impressive 11 of those 13 teams also had winning records ATS.

•The 12 dumbest teams in the NFL all had losing records; not one of those 12 teams produced a winning record ATS.

•The 5 smartest teams in football went 52-28 (.650) straight up and 44-33-3 (.571) ATS

•The 5 dumbest teams in football went 16-64 (.200) straight up 28-49-3 (.364) ATS

The Intelligence Index is based upon proficiency in two Cold, Hard Football Facts Quality Stats: Bendability, our measure of defensive efficiency, and Scoreability, our measure of scoring efficiency. Smart, well coached teams are proficient in all phases of the game, as reflected by these two indicators. The Intelligence Index is simply determined by the difference between the two stats, Bendability (which should be a high number) and Scoreability (which should be a low number).

Bendability - Scoreability = Intelligence

Defensively, smart, efficient teams make opponents work hard to score points. Offensively, smart, efficient teams translate yards into points with minimum waste. Many, many factors go into the ranking of each indicator: special teams proficiency, field position, third- and fourth-down success, red zone success, penalties, turnover differential and execution in all phases of the game.

Bendability and Scorebility are team-wide indicators. Each unit, offense, defense and special teams, has an impact on every other unit and on proficiency in these numbers.

At the end of the day, smart teams are well-coached teams that play well in situational football and take advantage of opportunities presented to them; dumb teams are poorly coached teams that struggle in situational football and blow opportunities presented to them.

It should come as no surprise, then, that dumb teams fire their coaches.

Three teams have fired their coaches since the end of the 2014 regular season on Sunday; while Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers agreed to part ways after a contentious final season together. All four led dumb, poorly coached teams:

•Mike Smith's Falcons ranked No. 22 on the Intelligence Index

•Harbaugh's 49ers ranked No. 24 on the Intelligence Index

•Marc Trestman's Bears ranked No. 27 on the Intelligence Index

•Rex Ryan's Jets ranked No. 30 on the Intelligence Index

Among the playoff contenders, it should come as no surprise that the AFC No. 1 seed Patriots are the smartest team in football and that the 7-8-1 playoff fraud NFC South champ Panthers are the dumbest team in the postseason field at No. 23.

The rest of the contenders: Baltimore No. 3; Green Bay No. 5; Arizona No. 6; Dallas No. 7; Seattle No. 10; Cincinnati No. 11; Indianapolis No. 12; Detroit No. 13; Denver No. 15; and Pittsburgh No. 18.

The Seahawks have looked powerful down the stretch. But they've been not nearly as Intelligent as they were during their 2013 Super Bowl-winning season, when Pete Carroll's tough but smart, well-coached crew ended the year No. 1 on the Intelligence Index.

Final 2014 Cold, Hard Football Facts Intelligence Index

Team Record ATS Bend Score Intelligence

1 New England 12-4 9-7 17.59 12.49 +5.1

2 Kansas City 9-7 10-6 18.82 14.45 +4.37

3 Baltimore 10-6 7-8-1 17.82 14.27 +3.55

4 Houston 9-7 9-6-1 18.15 14.82 +3.33

5 Green Bay 12-4 9-6-1 15.94 12.72 +3.22

6 Arizona 11-5 11-5 19.7 16.5 +3.2

7 Dallas 12-4 10-6 16.14 13.11 +3.03

8 Buffalo 9-7 9-7 17.26 14.86 +2.4

9 Philadelphia 10-6 9-7 15.02 13.39 +1.63

10 Seattle 12-4 10-6 16.82 15.26 +1.56

11 Cincinnati 10-5-1 8-7-1 16.71 15.25 +1.46

12 Indianapolis 11-5 10-5-1 14.85 14.18 +0.67

13 Detroit 11-5 7-9 17.61 17.04 +0.57

14 Minnesota 7-9 10-6 16.08 15.53 +0.55

15 Denver 12-4 8-8 13.79 13.37 +0.42

16 St. Louis 6-10 7-9 15.89 15.53 +0.36

17 Miami 8-8 7-9 14.73 14.44 +0.29

18 Pittsburgh 11-5 9-7 15.36 15.08 +0.28

19 Cleveland 7-9 9-5-2 17.38 17.37 +0.01

20 San Diego 9-7 7-9 15.55 15.71 -0.16

21 N.Y. Giants 6-10 7-9 15.03 15.46 -0.43

22 Atlanta 6-10 7-9 15.28 15.88 -0.6

23 Carolina 7-8-1 8-8 14.54 16.35 -1.81

24 San Francisco 8-8 6-10 15.13 17.13 -2

25 New Orleans 7-9 6-10 14.34 16.59 -2.25

26 Tampa Bay 2-14 7-9 14.39 16.87 -2.48

27 Chicago 5-11 7-9 13.6 16.3 -2.7

28 Jacksonville 3-13 6-9-1 14.4 18.61 -4.21

29 Oakland 3-13 8-8 12.66 17.85 -5.19

30 N.Y. Jets 4-12 6-9-1 13.05 18.46 -5.41

31 Tennessee 2-14 3-12-1 13.63 19.13 -5.5

32 Washington 4-12 5-11 13 19.06 -6.06

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Jackson suggested in an appearance on SportsCenter that he and McCoy have moved on from Philadelphia and joined better teams in Washington and Buffalo.

“Honestly, I’m further along than that,” Jackson said, via CrossingBroad.com. “It’s been two years since I’ve been removed from the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m just excited and happy where I’m at. I don’t really want to get too caught up in what’s going on over there in Philadelphia. LeSean McCoy is one of my great friends and he’s a great running back – he’s one of the best in the league – and I look at myself as one of the best receivers in the league. So as far as being removed from there, I can’t understand, why would you get rid of your best players on the team? But it’s their loss. Moving forward, the teams we’re with now is the teams that’s winning, the teams that’s gaining more of a respect of having them type of guys on the team.”

:huh: In what world is 4-12 even close to 10-6. Newsflash: you don't pick #5 in the draft because you won a lot of games last year, there, DeSean. :roll:

Oh, you mean "teams that's winning" as in "Washington team that gots a playmaker that can 'get his' and put up stats"? Then yes.

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Not long ago, more than 200,000 people were waiting to purchase season tickets at FedEx Field. Now, the team is waiting for them to come back.

 

In the interim, Washington has reduced the capacity of its home stadium three times in five years. According to Dan Steinberg and Scott Allen of the Washington Post, “thousands” have seats once again have been ripped out of the venue that once was the biggest in the league.

Via Steinberg and Allen, the team said in a statement that the changes are “part of an overall plan based on season ticket holder feedback,” and that details will be unveiled shortly. Steinberg and Allen estimate that another 6,000 seats have been removed. For 2014, capacity at FedEx Field was listed at 85,000.

With the blackout policy suspended for 2015 (and presumably gone forever), it’s no longer as important to shrink stadium size to intersect with demand. But if the demand has taken a permanent dip given the gap between the experience of watching the game at home and venturing to a venue that looks and feels a lot older than 18, it makes sense to shrink capacity, in advance of imploding the whole thing.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/06/01/more-seats-removed-from-fedex-field/

 

So 10K in 2011, 4K in 2012 and another 6K this year?

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I saw that.

Yet they claim this sell out streak :roll:

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Someone on their site brought this up.... Remember when they were horny for Zorny in 2008, were 6-2 going into MNF against the Steelers. Including that game, where the steelers curb stomped them on the field and their fans embarassed washington's fan's in the stands, Washington has gone 34-70 in the regular season.

Team to beat... 67.3% of the time :roll:

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Clinton Portis owes a lot of people a lot of money. And it isn't Maybelline & Lilly Pulitzer.

It Appears Clinton Portis Owes A Lot Of People A Lot Of Money

Court filings unearthed this week reveal that banks, the IRS, and a casino are lining up to collect from former star NFL running back Clinton Portis. Even worse, it looks like the bank is trying to foreclose on the house Portis bought for his mother in 2004.

Just last week, the bank holding the note to a home in Alachua County, Fla.—where Portis starred at Gainesville High School—continued its year-long quest to repossess the property whose deed is held by Portis and his mother, Rhonnel Hearn. That prompted a search into Portis’s other legal troubles, which include:

·The IRS claiming he owes nearly $500,000 in back taxes.

·MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas winning default judgment in the amount of $287,178.56.

·A dealer seeking $157,290 in payments on an Audi S5.

·Foreclosure proceedings on a $512,000 mortgage for a Miami condo.

·Settlement to avoid possible foreclosure on a property in Coffee County, Ala.

·A $20,000 lawsuit from a condo association over assessment money.

Portis avoided foreclosure on the Miami property last year by selling it and thus getting the lawsuit dismissed, but he’s still facing trouble with the bright purple house north of Gainesville, which we believe is the one he purchased for his mother. (Purple and white are GHS’s colors; Portis says the color reminds her of “royalty.”) Court documents reveal Portis has yet to answer to the bank’s complaint—records show a private investigator failed at all attempts to serve Portis with the foreclosure notice, though when contacted by the P.I. the former University of Miami star said he “had a lawyer,” but refused to give the attorney’s name.

Meanwhile, the Clark County court in Nevada just last month declared default judgment in total of $287,178.56 to MGM Grand in a case we believe deals with Portis’s unpaid gambling debts. Court records show no attorney of record for Portis, and the default judgment implies he never responded to the lawsuit. Previously, Portis had been an investor in a failed casino that lost as much as $43.6 million. The lawsuit over the Audi S5 was dismissed without prejudice; we don’t know its final outcome, but a settlement is likely.

You can read the court filings and other documents below. Do you have more information on Clinton Portis’s legal or money problems? Contact us anonymously through our SecureDrop system.

Personal aside: Rhonnel Hearn assaulted a female eagles fan during a game (2006?), so.....

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History repeats itself

Washington Redskins' name hinders D.C.'s efforts for stadium site lease

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service won't grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins' old stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team's name.

Jewell reiterated that position during a meeting in late April with Mayor Muriel Bowser, Interior Department spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw said.

Bowser's administration has been in preliminary talks with the Redskins about moving the team back to Washington and building a new stadium. The team currently plays its home games at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, but the Redskins' lease there expires in 2026.

"Secretary Jewell has been clear that she considers the Washington football team's name a relic of the past and believes it should be changed," Kershaw said.

The Redskins previously played at RFK Stadium in Washington. The stadium sits on land owned by the National Park Service that is leased to the city. The lease expires in 22 years. The city would need an extension to build a new stadium there.

Altering the lease would require an act of Congress, and the city could seek Congressional support for a change in the lease without the Park Service's blessing. Kershaw said the department has not received a specific proposal to extend or modify the lease and that any such proposal would be evaluated on its merits.

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Nothing earth shattering, just something we have been saying for decades.

Time for some straight talk: Redskins most likely will be bad for a while

This week while in my car I thought about the Women’s World Cup semifinal between the United States and Germany that I planned to watch that night. So I tuned to a D.C. sports radio talk show, hoping to learn more about the game.

Also, the Nationals were going for their ninth win in 10 games, the Wizards just traded up to get a 6-foot-7 swingman with a 7-2 wingspan and the Capitals drafted a goalie from Russia in the first round. So lots of strong topical subjects.

Instead, the radio protozoa were discussing crummy former Washington NFL quarterback Mark Brunell, who had just decided to change his opinion of current crummy quarterback Robert Griffin III — from thumbs sideways to thumbs down. They talked. They took calls. They talked more.

Who knows the exact moment when we finally go insane?

What is the mass delusion that engulfs Washington and allows it to continue to obsess about one awful team in one sport — endlessly, year-round? When will this town face the NFL facts: When a franchise gets as bad as ours has become over an extended period of time — 32-64 in the past six seasons, outscored by 457 points — it usually stays bad for years and years. And years.

I’ve analyzed every team since 1983, the first post-strike season. I’ve screened for really, really, bad teams comparable to Washington now. I’ll give you data later. But what we need to face are the conclusions.

●The average outcome for teams in Washington’s position is that, over the next four years, they will go 26-38, without a single winning NFL season, and be outscored by 217 points. And in 2019, they still be losers, outscored by 47 points.

●Is there any hope? Yes, if the team gets a new coach such as Marv Levy, Bill Parcells, Jimmy Johnson or Andy Reid. They turned around teams just as bad as Washington is now, or worse. Is that who Jay Gruden looks like to you? Getting a Jim Kelly or Troy Aikman would do it. Do you see one of those?

●If Washington doesn’t get such a transformative force at coach or a headed-to-Canton quarterback, dark days likely will last past 2019. Given the history of teams that fall as low as our city has plummeted, a reasonable guess of their next year with a record better than 8-8 is 2021. Digest 2021. Could be even worse.

So as July 4 arrives, can we clam up about this clown-car team and focus on local or national athletes who actually know how to play their sports? Just please let me off the Ashburn Train to Nowhere for a few weeks in summer. September will come soon enough.

At the end of last season, I tried to point out, tactfully, that this city’s beloved 11 is historically putrid, multi-generationally pathetic and so bad (the worst Washington team in back-to-back seasons since 1960 and ’61) that any honest evaluation must begin from one premise: They stink.

No one listened. The delusion-fest continues. Now it is a new general manager who is promoted as the latest savior. We also hear the NFL is the sport of parity; teams that go 3-13, then 4-12, can go to the playoffs in a year or two.

This is just nonsense.

Parity helps mediocre teams. Parity helps below average teams. Parity helps unlucky teams that have a bad year or two because they lose a lot of close games or have bad takeaway-turnover ratios that distort our view of their basic talent.

Parity does not help the genuinely awful NFL franchises like Washington.

How bad is this team? To guess its future, what should we compare it to?

The past two seasons, Washington was outscored by 144 and 137 points. That’s huge. In fact, it is even more indisputable proof of the team’s true status than its 7-25 record, which could be distorted by close losses. This team loses close, but it also gets crushed repeatedly. Spot ’em two touchdowns and they still wouldn’t have won 11 of those games, including the 44-17 drubbing that closed last season. The majority of those were at home.

This team’s stats aren’t distorted by a 73-0 loss. They get beat down regularly by two, three or four touchdowns.

Since ’83, half of all NFL teams — 16 — have never had back-to-back seasons in which they lost by more than 100 points. And Washington didn’t just inch over the line. They’ve lost by whopping 281 points.

What happened to the franchises that did have back-to-back minus-100 years? On average, they needed four more losing years (4.14) before getting over .500. That’s why 2019 would be a sensible guess for Washington’s next winning year. But a simple “average” doesn’t capture the wide range of outcomes. Washington is the 19th example since ’83 of a team with back-to-back minus-100 years. The fates of the first 18 fall in three categories.

●Four of those teams were “saved” by Levy (Bills), Parcells (Jets), Johnson (Cowboys) and Reid (Chiefs). Or maybe drafting Hall of Famers, such as Kelly and Aikman, helped more. In any event, lucky lightning struck.

●Another 10 didn’t find such a catalyst quickly. As a group, starting with their first super-stinker season, it took them more than eight years in the wilderness (8.3 years) to have a season over .500. At that rate, you get an estimate of 2021 as the next over .500 year for ol’ D.C.

●The remaining four have not yet escaped with a winning season. It is ugly company. The Raiders, 12 straight non-winning years and counting. St. Louis, 11 years and counting. Jacksonville (seven) and Tampa Bay (four).

Everyone outside Washington sees our franchise clearly. Only we are in denial. Last year, the NFL preview magazines nailed how bad Washington would be. This year, they predict the same: It will be the 14th- or 15th-best team in the 16-team NFC. One magazine listed no Washington player — none — among the 50 best in the sport.

In September, out of civility, maybe I’ll get glasses with one rose-tinted lens. For now, I’ll just be clear-sighted and side with the late Dorothy Parker. She wasn’t talking about Daniel Snyder’s team, though she might as well have been, when she said: “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”

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Starting to get really difficult for the Redskins. Federal District Court has upheld the Trademark Cancellation. Last time the Trademark was cancelled it was overturned by the District Court. However, this time seems the new Texas Confederate Flag case may have changed the position of the court. 

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Pigskins is a much cooler name anyways, but then 20 years from now that will get struck down by animal rights activists. :P

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Pigskins is a much cooler name anyways, but then 20 years from now that will get struck down by animal rights activists. :P

Perfect, 20 years from now they'll need some reason for people to talk about them again.

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Quote from Extremeskins:

"I've got two opinions. If we get bad quarterback play from RG, I suspect us to go third in the division (just because the feebles are gonna suck

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