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Need to Know: Enemy Intel—Eagles, Giants may go shopping at key positions

Feb 21, 2016, 5:49 AM EDT


Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 21, three days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Enemy intel: A spin around the NFC East and more

On Sundays we’re going to take a look around at what is going on the NFC East including an angle on the Redskins plus what’s up with another team that is on Washington’s 2016 schedule. We’ll try it for a while; if it’s fun and you readers find it interesting we’ll keep doing it.

The East

Eagles want to keep Sam Bradford but won’t tag him—When free agency starts Philly could be in the market for a quarterback or they may be set for the next several years. They won’t apply the franchise tag to Bradford; GM Howie Roseman said that he hopes that they can find a contract that “makes sense on both sides”. Apparently Roseman thinks that the $19.6 million tag tender doesn’t make sense for his side so if a team offers Bradford something close to that in average income in a long-term deal that it will be bye-bye Bradford and the Eagles will be looking for an alternative to Mark Sanchez, who would be their only quarterback under contract.

Giants’ Prince Amukamara won’t hear from Giants until March 9—New York GM Jerry Reese told the team’s first-round pick in the 2011 draft that he shouldn’t expect any contact from the Giants until free agency starts. That indicates a fairly low level of interest in re-signing him. The Nebraska product, who will be 27 before training camp starts, has played fairly well when he has been in the lineup but due to injuries he has played just one complete season in his five years in the league.

Cowboys’ Sean Lee says team could not overcome adversity—Talking on SiriusXM NFL Radio (via, the Dallas middle linebacker said that his team went 4-12 because they couldn’t “overcome adversity” created by injuries to QB Tony Romo and WR Dez Bryant. Lee insisted that the Cowboys players had no issues with DE Greg Hardy, who quarreled with teammates and coaches on the sidelines and generally acted like a fool. He’s very believable on both counts. Few teams can do without a quarterback of Romo’s caliber and still thrive and a locker room can ignore one idiot no matter how much the owner is praising him.

Teammates tweet support for Cousins—There is no indication as of yet that the Redskins tend to try to lowball Kirk Cousins in negotiations for a new contract for the Redskins quarterback. Still, teammates WR Pierre Garçon and DE Chris Baker tweeted that the team brass should “pay the man”. That’s a good sign of solidarity although it won’t have much of an effect on the negotiations.

Around the NFL

Steelers TE Heath Miller retires—The team announced that the 11-year veteran is calling it quits. The Redskins won’t have to deal with the Pittsburgh’s all-time leading tight end in catches (592), yards (6,569) and touchdown receptions (45) when they play at FedEx Field. In two games against the Redskins Miller had four receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown. Miller’s retirement does clear $4 million in cap space for Pittsburgh.


—The Redskins last played a game 41 days ago. It will be about 205 days until they play another one.

Days until: NFL Combine 4; NFL free agency starts 18; 2016 NFL draft 68

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  1. wvredskins - Feb 21, 2016 at 6:32 AM

    I think the eagles would be foolish to let Bradford walk, but then again history shows that he is injury prone and hasn’t played a full season in his career. Seems like a lot of people are starting to doubt cousins due to strength of schedule they played last year and the fact that he dinks and dunks the ball to get his number of completion percentage up. I’m sorry but I’ll say this and I’ll say this again. Cousins has the intangibles and tangibles that you want in a qb. You could say all tom Brady does is dink and dunk the ball as well as alot of qbs who run this type of offense. If we have a running game this year watch out cause I can only imagine how much better cousins could be with play action if in fact the running game is where the team wants it to be. Bleacher report has cousins ranked 28th best qb. Really?! So your telling me Brock, Matt hassleback and who ever else is better?! That’s crazy to me. Altough ive seen alot of people agree with the notion that kirk is nothing better than a back up. Time will tell. #No respect. Httr

    • hail74 - Feb 21, 2016 at 7:34 AM

      Eceryone is entitled to their opinion and that’s all that bleacher report article is, opinions. It reads like a casual observer wrote it and then claimed to arrive there rankings in some scientific manner. Cousins clearly had some bad games early and his interceptions and early ball placement hurt him in this guys eyes. That’s fine but then he goes and ranks Russell Wilson higher with the line ” he’d been more accurate with a better line” or Cam even higher then goes to say” his accuracy is what really jumps out, still makes head scratching throws”. Sounds wildly inconsistent. However I have seen cousins rankings with him all over the place. Florio over at PFT isn’t a fan of his but Evan Silva has him as his number 7 overall FA.

      • garg8050 - Feb 21, 2016 at 8:33 AM

        The offense was limited during the first half of the year with DJax out, so yes, there were more short passes and “dink-and-dunks” on offense. That was also to allow Cousins a chance to be successful and build some confidence. Once DJax came back, I would guess, the YPA went up considerably, as did the deep shots. DJax being on the field also opened up some of the 15-20 yard seam routes to Reed, as well as some of the deeper crossing routes to Garcon, which Cousins was pretty accurate on.

        • hail74 - Feb 21, 2016 at 9:37 AM

          Agreed and it also seemed like it took Gruden awhile to trust his players to make the plays. The offense clearly started to open up and operate more efficiently as everyone got more comfortable. In the end it only matters what the GM thinks of cousins and fortunately scots our GM, not some guy writing for the bleacher report.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 21, 2016 at 11:28 AM

          There was a moderate increase in deep passes with DJax returning. However overall the offense still didn’t stretch the field enough and the running game suffered because of it.
          –68 percent of Cousins’ passes were either behind the line of scrimmage or less than 10 yards.
          –Comparatively, the NFL average for all 32 teams is 60 percent, according to Pro Football Focus.
          –Cousins had the seventh-most passing attempts but the 28th-highest yards per completion.

          The offense scheme needs to give way by stretching the field more and allowing Cousins the opportunity to open it up passing wise. Yes there could be an increase in sacks or interceptions. However, when the defense can play up tight on an offense the numbers favor them and the running game will suffer.

        • hail74 - Feb 21, 2016 at 2:18 PM

          Cousins is also 8th in yards per attempt tho. Curious as to how he can be so high in one and low in the other. The fact that only .9 yards per completion separates him from being in the top 10 may shed light on that tho it works the other way for attempts. In the end it’s why you pay players based off of game play, not stats. Let’s see what Scot says about that.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 21, 2016 at 3:46 PM

          The difference is probably due to the fact Cousins had fewer incompletions thrown. fewer incompleted passes resulted in his attempts per yards to increase. I view the passing yards per completion as better indicator of success with yards throwing the ball.

        • hail74 - Feb 21, 2016 at 5:40 PM

          Fair enough and to your argument when you compare him to the top performers in completion percentage you immediately see Russel and Ben at over 12 per completion. However Bree’s is at 11.4 and Philips, Ryan,Stafford and bridgewater are all in top 10 and right around him. Your right tho, it’s probably a more accurate tool than per attempts but he’s still only .9 away from top 10.

    • Thetruthis - Feb 21, 2016 at 9:42 AM

      wvredskins official ranking. Kirk Cousins #1 over Cam, Wilson, Brady and whoever else played QB. I’m sorry, I get it, but wvredskins ranking questions sound more like a fan club ranking and nothing more. That I can understand and fully support. But please don’t try to get thinking, people to vote based on your fan club chatter.

      • wvredskins - Feb 22, 2016 at 7:29 AM

        Did I say that he was better than cam and brady?!. You dumb man. I just said he is better than 28th and Def should be ahead of Brock and hassleback. I’ll tell you one thing though he is better than your boy rg!

    • therealistcat - Feb 21, 2016 at 1:37 PM

      wvredskins, you are looking at the wrong data. And I would argue in fact that Cousins does not have the intangibles. The knock on him is that he is a system guy, who was made extremely comfortable by Jay Gruden with an astonishing amount of passes at or below 5 yards. He ranks 28th (out of 32) in yards per completion, lacks good decision making ability in pressure situations—-particularly when it’s time to go off script; his passer rating drops to roughly 60 percent against teams with winning records; he is oft hampered by man coverage; his accuracy is significantly less at long range, where do you want me to stop?!. Look, I get it, you guys truly like what you saw. However, you have to trust the intricacies of evaluating talent at this level not surface level fan evaluation. The attached article is one of the best I’ve seen. This guy breaks down talent for a living and he gives an objective thorough overview of Cousins season beyond the record breaking amount of yards.

      • hail74 - Feb 21, 2016 at 2:34 PM

        91.7 rating vs Green Bay, of course their defense isn’t as tough as jets, pats and panthers. That 60 would be a better representation then of his rating vs top defenses. Of course they’re top defenses for a reason.

      • hail74 - Feb 21, 2016 at 2:40 PM

        And his 89 vs Carolina is higher than opposition avg of 79. Just more food for thought.

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 21, 2016 at 3:59 PM

        Hail, I understand your point on the rating but his QBR against Carolina was 53.4 and against Green Bay was 31.1. Both are below Cousins average QBR for the season of 65.4. The bigger issue against better defenses is when you have a team like Redskins that don’t commit (contribute if you must) to the run, Cousins will need to produce more than just one TD each against those defenses.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 21, 2016 at 4:06 PM

          My bad; Cousins average QBR for 2015 was 70.1 not 65.4. As a result, 53,4 and 31.1 are indicators of a significant drop in performance in those two games.

        • hail74 - Feb 21, 2016 at 5:27 PM

          Carolina’s opposing QBs averaged a rating of 79. Cousins achieved 89. Green bays opponents were averaging 80 and he achieved 91.7. Both were definintly below his avg of 102 but he still exceeded what those teams gave up on avg. The run game is the bigger issue, as you stated. Hopefully that area improves next year. There was an obvious drop off as soon as the injuries hit the oline, but I’d say it’s hard to commit to the run when only getting 2 yards a carry.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 21, 2016 at 6:07 PM

          I was reporting on total QBR and not just the pure mathematical calculation on the ratings you provide. The QBR is a better reflection of performance in both games last season IMO. Cousins didn’t play well against Carolina and the 89 rating isn’t an accurate indicator of how he and the offense struggled. I do credit him for limiting interceptions to 1 with the pressure Carolina was able to provide. However, Cousins could not move the ball effectively and only recorded 207 passing yards. Cousins looked really sharp starting out against Green Bay but regressed after the 1st quarter. He was fortunate not to have 2 interceptions in that game.

          I’m not just blaming Cousins for those loses. It is a team lost both time. However, I certainly didn’t see a whole lot of good things he was able to do in either game.

          I also understand committing to the run at 2 yards a pop is not viable but I suggest a major contributing factor was the short field the offense used that allowed defenses to play up tight. I do agree injuries also contributed as well as a young and inexperienced right side. Overall, the running situation could work itself out next season if the line avoids injury and the right side continues to improve. However, I’ll only believe that when I see it. It’s been two years of sub-par rushing. If there is a third year of issues getting yards on the ground then excuses that certain players are to blame for the lack of rushing is going to run out of steam.

        • Trey Gregory - Feb 22, 2016 at 3:09 AM

          @Redskinsname: good point. I think it’s also important to point out that Cousins’ team is just overall not at the level of Carolina, New England, or Greenbay (even though I don’t think GB is as good as those other two).

          All three phases are symbiotic. If your defense can’t get the other team’s offense off the field and allows them to score a lot then it affects moral, field position, playcalling (hard to commit to the run when you’re down 3 TDs), stuff like that. Special teams obviously affects both defense and offense with field position. Cousins could have had the game of his life against Carolima and I don’t think we would have won or even lost close. We’re just not on the same level as them yet. And all that affects his game anway. Especially when your playbook gets limited. Look what happened to Aaron Rogers or Cam (both MVP caliber QBs) when they played a team with a defense that was just in a different class than their team.

          In my opinion, we have to build a team around Cousins before we criticize him too much for how he performs against tough competition.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 22, 2016 at 7:26 AM

          Oh I agree that the Redskins were just beat by better overall teams like Carolina and Green Bay. My key point is that with the way the current offense scheme functions, it places a lot pressure on Cousins to move the ball in the air. I actually think it over burdens Cousins by expecting him to beat very good defenses with a high rate of short passes that lacks effectiveness in running the ball. I really think the coaches need to figure out how to open the offense up more for Cousins. A more effective rushing attack will certainly help. The reasons for it’s ineffectiveness differ for me than most here who point to running backs or line.

        • bangkokben - Feb 22, 2016 at 3:22 PM

          So how much better is Denver than the Redskins? Well, if total QBR is your MAIN criteria, the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos beat Carolina with Peyton Manning’s 9.9 QBR. See line 20 in the link below.

          The point hail74 made and I agree with is that Cousins out performed the average against the best teams. If he continues to do that AND the Redskins can improve in other facets of the game, then we can see improvement. Expecting Cousins to carry the team against elite teams in year one of starting is silly. And if that is not the insinuation when pointing HIS record and not the team’s record against winning teams, forgive me.

        • Trey Gregory - Feb 22, 2016 at 5:04 PM

          @Redskinsname: That’s a great point about the lack of a run game putting a burden on Cousins. That’s also just one more reason for why he had so many short passes. A lot of those were really our run game. I feel pretty confident that his yards per completion would have been a bit higher if our run game was stronger.

          But it does tax a QB to throw the ball that much. It obviously increases his chances of mistakes, the defense will keep more guys in coverage, and it all has to get mentally taxing after a while when that much of the game is put on you. Even some of the elite QBs don’t have their teams put that much on their shoulders.

          You’re right, we HAVE to fix the run game. Get Cousins a longer WR, especially in the redzone, and get him a decent run game. If we do that, and other areas don’t backslide, then I expect big things from him in 2016.

    • Trey Gregory - Feb 22, 2016 at 2:56 AM

      That bleacher report article was moronic. I don’t usually give those guys a hard time, a lot of the stuff they talk about is subjective, but the rankings overall were just off and stupid. I’m not just talking about Cousins. They had guys improperly ranked across the board. It’s not worth taking anything away from that article except that the people who made that list don’t know what they’re talking about (or maybe they did it on purpose to create controversy and get clicks; that is how they get paid).

      It drives me nuts when people say Cousins dinks and dunks but I’ve already explained why multiple times and people still can’t get past it. It’s the system, but whatever. The only thing I’ll add is that Cousins isn’t calling the plays. He may check out of a play from time to time, but most of the plays are coming from the sideline.

      I believe Gruden will open the offense up as he sees Cousins’ confidence grow and as Gruden’s confidence grows in Cousins. But I have no way of truly knowing that. That’s just my opinion. You could see Gruden do that a couple times late in games when he had no other choice.

  2. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Feb 21, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    It doesn’t matter what we think of Cousins’ rankings. The Redskins are bringing him back, either with the franchise tag or a long term contract.

    Might as well fight over our favorite pick in the upcoming draft instead.

    • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Feb 21, 2016 at 10:14 AM

      Here’s seven guys I haven’t heard much of, via Rob Rang:

      E.g. Xavien Howard:

      • Rich Tandler - Feb 21, 2016 at 11:45 AM

        Not a big deal, thunder, but a reminder that multiple links in a post pushes it into the spam folder. I’ll approve but it will take time.

        • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Feb 21, 2016 at 1:47 PM

          Oh thanks, Rich. I forgot that…

    • colmac69 - Feb 21, 2016 at 11:59 AM

      Your quite right…….loads pointless arguments that mean nothing to what skins are going to do

      If both sides agree the numbers for a long term deal great but if it means he get 20 mill on the tag great…….

      In my opinion players playing top level sport anyway get paid way too much money that could pay off the world’s debt but that’s world we live in…….nxt season cousins b well rewarded one way or another

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 21, 2016 at 2:06 PM

        A 20 million dollar cap hit on a franchise tag is not great. It’s frankly too much money. This would significantly impact what players they keep or sign in free agency. The organization has backed itself into a wall with this contract scenario and it mostly has itself to blame. However, if it arrives to that point then Cousins BETTER show significant improvements next season. He hasn’t played anywhere close enough to justify a 20 million dollar cap hit.

        • Trey Gregory - Feb 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM

          I hope Cousins doesn’t take a 20 mil contract. Maybe one where he can get to 20 mil with incentives, but not one where his average pay is 20 mil. Because people are going to lose their mind if he doesn’t live up to it. I don’t think he’s there yet. He could have a pretty decent year and still not live up to that kind of a contract. But if he takes something even like 18 mil that could appease some fans, it would still probably be a little much for where he is, and that’s still a great payday. He could renegotiate after two years if he become Joe Montana reincarnate….

        • colmac69 - Feb 22, 2016 at 8:39 AM

          In a perfect world your right the 20 mill for the tag price is too high but that’s the number if he plays nxt season under the tag…

          If your a fan of the team and you think cousins is the guy you pray they can get long term deal where the numbers benefit both parties (rgiii was 16 mill so if cousins gets tagged it’s basically 4 mill xtra)

          But all those fans who come on here and moan,,criticise and basically think skins should let cousins leave where or what is the alternative? Yeh it b real gd if cousins signs contract with say a Base salary of around 12 mill for talking sake but most people live in real world and that simply isn’t happening….

          Where is the alternative? Come on here and enlighten us please

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 22, 2016 at 11:48 AM

          There are few commenting here about letting Cousins walk. That’s a small minority.

          The alternative is the post I provided here on cap hit percentage. Looking at other QBs and where they were in 2015, Cousins should be consuming anything near 12% on the overall cap for next season. Hopefully he’ll agree to a contract that is between 9% to somewhere hovering over 10% (~15 million). If the team has to resort to a Franchise tag with a ~20 million dollar cap hit then that is a clear indication that Cousins’ camp wasn’t being very flexible on their end and forced the organization’s hand on a less than enviable deal.

        • colmac69 - Feb 22, 2016 at 3:14 PM

          Think there more on here who would b glad to see the back of cousins to b honest

          I’m not disagreeing with your numbers…..

          My point is where is the better alternative if cousins leaves as many on here would like to see….they come on shouting the odds about how bad/average cousins is, in their opinion, but don’t offer up a better alternative player who is available to do a better job than cousins

          If there someone available that could do a better job than cousins I’m all eyes and ears

    • Mr.moneylover - Feb 21, 2016 at 4:05 PM

      Franchise tag him it might also hurt the redskins next year because if kirk cousins play great on a franchise tag redskins gotta pay him over 21 mill a year on a long term deal and we cant forget about other guys in the future like Jordan reed…if kirk cousins play great on a franchise tag kirk cousins can ask for 25 mill per year and scot m. Motto is not all about giving one player the big bucks when there’s others guys contracts coming up

    • Trey Gregory - Feb 22, 2016 at 3:19 AM

      Andrew Billings is who I want in the first. I will be the happiest NFL fan on the planet if we land him.

      Xavioen Howard is interesting. You’re the first person I’ve ever seen bring him up. I’ve been wondering where people would project him. That article said he would go in the second round. Hmmm, that’s where I have a problem.

      As a Baylor alumni/fan I watched him close. I would just rewind and rewatch over and over because he wasn’t very good in 2014 but he blew up in 2015. The improvement was remarkable and I had to convince myself it wasn’t a fluke. Great length and I think he has good instincts. However, I think he got by with length and instincts. Not so much technique. He doesn’t have bad technique but he needs some works. I was thinking he’s the kind of guy who would be a steal in the later round and maybe contribute as soon as year 2. Not that I’m a scouting expert, that’s just how I see him. Drafting him in the 2nd round is too rich for me. But maybe he falls or maybe he does something to raise his value and someone decides he is worth a second. I just don’t see it right now.

  3. KD - Feb 21, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    Pay the man but don’t overpay him because he still needs to prove to himself to Redskins Nation. HTTR

  4. redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 21, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Paying the man shouldn’t be the issue. Paying the man that eats up a huge percentage of the salary cap is the issue. The biggest impact of that cap hit comes in the way of guaranteed money. It’s the guaranteed money is what most believe to be where the sides differ. Cousins played well in the second half of the season and provided some promise. However, he left the team with some concerns/questions as well. If Cousins’ agent is pushing for an elite QB contract loaded with guaranteed dollars that drive up the percentage of the cap consumed to over 12% then Cousins’ camp may be asking for too much. Just because you have to structure the contract at market value doesn’t mean the team must bet the house on Cousins by getting strapped cap wise for many seasons. This is especially true if Cousins has an injury or his performance doesn’t meet expectation.

    If you look at the below chart in terms of salary cap hit where does Cousins belong among the group?

    Personally I see him somewhere between Sam Bradford and Cam Newton right now. However accounting for the current market it probably places him around 15 million as a possible cap hit for 2016. I’m basing this on the fact that the franchise tag for a NFL QB was 18.54 million in 2015 and is expected to drive up to about 20 million in 2016.

    Quarterback——–Team——–2015 cap hit—% of cap
    Drew Brees———Saints ——-$26,400,000—-18.43
    Eli Manning———Giants ——-$19,750,000—-13.78
    Matt Ryan———–Falcons—–$19,500,000—-13.61
    Aaron Rodgers—–Packers—-$18,250,000—-12.74
    Matthew Stafford–Lions——–$17,721,250—-12.37
    Peyton Manning—Broncos—-$17,500,000—-12.21
    Philip Rivers——–Chargers—$17,416,668—-12.16
    Ben Roeth———–Steelers—-$17,245,000—-12.04
    Jay Cutler————Bears ——-$16,500,000—-11.52
    Alex Smith———–Chiefs——$15,600,000—-10.89
    Colin Kaepernick– 49ers ——-$15,265,753—-10.65
    Tony Romo———-Cowboys–$14,973,000—-10.45
    Joe Flacco———–Ravens—-$14,550,000—-10.15
    Tom Brady———–Patriots—-$14,000,000—–9.77
    Cam Newton——–Panthers–$13,000,000—–9.07
    Sam Bradford——-Eagles—–$12,985,000—–9.06

    So many will suggest why would Cousins agree to less guaranteed money then what the franchise tag would provide?

    It’s because its not a good for Cousins career as a QB to just take largest guaranteed amount. Typically the QB success is tied to the team’s success. A franchise tag could mean the team can’t acquire a key piece for the team to succeed. He needs to come to a common ground in the negotiations that is not only what is best for him but for the team. Quarterbacks commonly sign and renegotiate signed contracts so that the team can’t get cap relief.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 21, 2016 at 11:33 AM

      “Quarterbacks commonly sign and renegotiate signed contracts so that the team CAN get more cap relief.”

    • berniebernard666 - Feb 21, 2016 at 10:35 PM

      your numbers, research, and your information don’t matter about 2015. This is 2016 and Tony Romo has a cap hit of nearly 21 MILLION DOLLARS for the Cowboys….Drew Brees is 30 MILLION DOLLARS. The teams that have put themselves into Cap Hell with the QB position are having difficulty in making the playoffs. Just ask the N.Y. Giants who signed Manning to a 100 million dollar contract and haven’t made the playoffs since then. As well as the Falcons are having difficulty and the Ravens with Flacco. all that money in one position tends to top the franchise over on its back like a dying roach.

      Notice TOM BRADY keeps his salary and cap low so as to give himself a chance for the playoffs and the S.B. every year. The lesson is that selfish QB’s have less chance of going to the playoffs or S.B.

      • Rich Tandler - Feb 22, 2016 at 5:41 AM

        Should note that Brady has already made a ton of money and that he could sign for $40 million a year and his wife would still make more than he does. That’s an unusual case and not something that should be used to call another players “selfish”. If a GM/cap manager can’t work around a $20 million QB contract the team should find one who can.

    • Chad - Feb 22, 2016 at 9:42 AM

      Hes more along the line as above Alex smith and cutler, if not by earning but by mear inflation. He should get around 17 to 18 mill yearly.

  5. James McFullan - Feb 21, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    Cut RGIII, Andre Roberts, Kory Lichtensteiger, Jason Hatcher, and DeAngelo Hall. Then sign Tashaun Gipson to play free safety then move Dashon Goldson to the strong safety. Then sign Lamar Miller to play running back, Damon Harrison to play nose tackle, and then trade this year’s second round and fourth round and next year’s third round pick for the 20th pick this year, only if Robert Nkemdiche and Jaylon Smith are both available at 20, then draft both

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Feb 21, 2016 at 2:10 PM

      Should Rich just add this as a “sticky comment” so that you’ll no longer have to copy and paste it on almost every article?

    • Mr.moneylover - Feb 21, 2016 at 3:58 PM

      You want us to add busted players that had no impact on the teams that they was with…there’s better free agents out there…I don’t see the guys you named bein a redskins…Dhall not going no were he got it more comfortable playing the safety as the year went on and improve he came into the season playing CB before he got injured he should be way better next year…Charles woodson started off playing OK his first year at safety but he started playing great to the point were Dhall is gonna reach out to him to ask him for tips about making the transition from CB to saftey Dhall…how I agree with you on Jason hatcher by him not practicing wensdays and everybody was is not good you need as much work together playing D-line at first the beginning of the season he was great but he started to fade away as the year went on and wasn’t a impact at all

  6. Mr.moneylover - Feb 21, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    The players that’s been apart of this losing organization are the only ones supported kirk cousins…not all guys support the move of giving kirk cousins big money and its because he haven’t show much….and I thought about this franchise tag kirk cousins will be a bad idea because the following year you have to give him over the amount per year…so franchise tag kirk cousins this year will be 20 mill if he plays well then next year for a long term deal they have to give him over something like 24 mill per year witch is bad for a team with so many needs then you got Jordan reed contract next year along with desean Jackson…if redskins waiting on Denver to give Brock osweiler a contract then that’s bad because they on record saying hey we will just bring in rg3 and let Brock osweiler test free agency…Adam schefter also reported that its not a for gone conclusion that they will use the franchise tag on kirk cousins so somebody close to the situation made sure to get that out also and scot m. Said he using the franchise is a option but he rather get a long term deal done…jay gruden said during the season we like kirk cousins but its gonna be up to kirk cousins if he wants to stay we want him to stay….kirk cousins ” we gonna see how much they want me to stay the ball is in they court ” ….Bruce Allen messed up by saying rg3 is going so they don’t have leverage in contract talk they know its BS so really kirk cousins can get whatever he want in his long term contract…if we don’t hear nothing after the combine then that’s bad…

    • ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Feb 21, 2016 at 5:04 PM

      The players that’s been apart of this losing organization are the only ones supported kirk cousins…

      So you’re saying the rookies don’t support Kirk Cousins? I need a link…

      • Chad - Feb 22, 2016 at 3:35 AM

        The entire team supports kirt, really easy to see that. The fans that aren’t still in love with rg3 also support him. I will never understand why fans of the redskins root for some players to fail to satisfy their own self. ROOT for the team to win and the players that are here. I like rg3 as well, but I am a redskin fan first.

    • Chad - Feb 22, 2016 at 3:41 AM

      Really a long message, but in short…didnt matter about saying rg3 was gone or not. After the season kirk had he has the leverage, period! AND I think your kinda adding 1 and 1 and getting 3. Just because you franchise a player doesn’t mean you have to beat that in the per year in the following contract. He could play for the almost 20 mill, and then sign a contract for around 18 to 20 million per including signing bonuses. Kirk will be a redskin 100% chance. He’s not leaving this year. According to the redskins after rg3 release and a few other moves could have around 33 million to work with. A few restructuring and could be close to 45- 48 million.

      • Mr.moneylover - Feb 22, 2016 at 7:39 AM

        They said by franchise tag standard you gotta pay the guy over the franchise tag if he plays well…its been out there that kirk cousins agent is the kinda guy that will go threw hell and back to get what he thinks kirk cousins is worth and that might not be in the redskins range…I would rather get a deal done and set it up to the point were we won’t be stuck with him if he plays bad next season or the season after that

    • Mr.moneylover - Feb 22, 2016 at 7:32 AM

      Im sorry I don’t think kirk cousins deserve to get paid the big bucks yet

      • Chad - Feb 22, 2016 at 9:50 AM

        I agree, tag him and see what happens with another year, but neither you nor I are at any practices and film study and don’t see how much he grew except his play on the field. As fans that’s all we really base anything on, how well they play. Kirk is young still, and the GM knows football better then both of us put together. I know alot about football and I’m sure you do as well. I’m sure a long term deal will have some kinda out after a few years in case it doesn’t work out.

        • Trey Gregory - Feb 22, 2016 at 6:22 PM

          But tagging him would be paying him the big bucks. Then say he plays lights out in 2016. We will have to negotiate all over again this time next year and we will really have to pay him. Like a Flacco situation. If you sign him now to something around 18 a year it could really save us money in the long run.

          Because say we sign him for 18 a year and he only plays okay. Do you believe that he would be so bad that we couldn’t even win 8 games with him? Wouldn’t he be good enough to get us through a rebuild for a couple years (until we could cut him) while we maybe draft the new guy, without over reachin, and allowing that guy to develop on the bench for a year or two? Isn’t that reasonable and better than playing QB draft roulette every year?

  7. Lawrence - Feb 21, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    Scot is in Washington! He is arguably the best football guy in the N.F.L. I’ve been a redskins fan since I was 6 years old. I am ecstatic about his arrival. As long as Snyder stays out of the way and does his job of writing checks. The Skins will continue to grow and become a great powerhouse. Keep Scot and it will stay that way.

    • Trey Gregory - Feb 22, 2016 at 6:18 PM

      McCloughan is great and all, but I don’t know a whole lot of people who would argue that he’s the best “football guy” (I’ll assume you meant GM/scout) in the NFL. He’s certainly in the top half. But he wouldn’t be my first choice if I could have any GM.

      But this guy is not infallible. Every GM has a miss from time to time. But my #1 worry with him is that I haven’t seen a single indication that this guy knows how to scout QBs. He was in charge of scouting for the team that took Alex Smith over Aaron Rogers. And if he was the guy that gave Matt Flynn a giant contract then drafted Russell Wilson, in the third round, to be Flynn’s backup. If he had any indication as to how good Wilson was going to be, then they would have drafted him earlier.

      But to talk about his recent work. Overall, great 2015 draft right? I think so, but he did have some misses. First: he was on the clock in the 3rd round and Tyler Lockett was available. As much as I like Jamisom Crowder, I believe Locket is just better. Better on ST (which is really what Crowder was supposed to do this year) and I think Lockett is a better overall receiver. I knew this before the season. If you watched Lockett in college he was maybe the best rout runner you’ll ever see. Or one of the best. So, Scott traded back for more picks. Okay, not bad. But Second) He takes Matt Jones in the 3rd. Not that I don’t like Matt Jones, but Jeremy Langford was still there. This kid just unseated one of the better RBs in the league right now. We’re not even sure if Jones is capable of EVER being a #1 RB. Also, a lot of people think we could have gotten Jones in the 4th, that we reached for him. That’s a miss. I get he wanted to get bigger and more physical, but sometimes you just have to take talent. Build your lines like that and you’ll be fine with some smaller skilled position guys; some. Then to add insult to injury we draft Crowder in the 4th and Langford was drafted with the very next pick. We could have taken Lockett and Langford instead. How many of those extra draft picks actually made the roster? Remember Mitchell AND Spencer? I just don’t think he nailed those rounds. That’s just an example of how he’s not infallible. Only time will tell if it truly was a good call or not, it’s too soon to know, but right now it looks like he could have done better. And don’t even get me started on Rashad Ross. Complete waste of a roster spot.

  8. Chad - Feb 22, 2016 at 3:32 AM

    Best news on the net for redskin fans. Love this and the ask and answer he does. Fans wanna know mostly the same things, tandler brings us that plus more. Besides hes on redskins nation so I feel as though I know him!! Lol Archives

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