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  1. 13 minutes ago, lavar703 said:

    I agree. Doesn’t make it any better though. They’re still losing valuable developmental time. 

    Yes, but the NFLPA represents the current members of the NFL, not the prospective members. As such, they decided to fight for shorter contracts so their players could reach free agency (and hopefully, big bucks) faster. The fact that disadvantages younger players at the most complex position is a side effect. They were the sacrifice.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Outpost31 said:

    No that’s too much.  I’m already a little bored with the game.  I’ll finish it, but there’s not enough reward for all the work.

    It’s a very fun light activity, after work type of game, but I still can’t get past the very little leveling options and how all the weapons break.  That is so irritating to me that I will PROBABLY never play the game.  I guess I might at some point, but if I had known the leveling was so limited and the weapons broke like that I probably would not have bought it because it gets really irritating over time.

    I hear you.

    That said, I'm still anxiously awaiting for any and all BotW2 news.

  3. 4 hours ago, ovfd55 said:

    I think it more of Washingtons fans sense of doom of drafting a QB in 1st since we really haven't had a 1st round QB work,in the Super bowl era we've drafted 5 QBs in the 1st

    Washington (five): Dwayne Haskins (2019); Robert Griffin III (2012); Jason Campbell (2005); Patrick Ramsey (2002); Heath Shuler (1994).

    *thinks to himself* That cannot be right, ovfd55 must mean the free agency era.
    *checks DraftHistory.com* ... holy crap. That's insane.

    Before Shuler, the last time was 1961 (Norm Snead).

  4. 21 hours ago, lavar703 said:

    I wonder how many QBs were ruined because they were just thrown out there? QBs used to sit for a year after being drafted. It was almost gospel and now it doesn’t matter the team surrounding them you just dump them out there and if they fail you replace them in a year or two. Nobody is developing them anymore. 

    QBs used to also be signed for 7-8 year contracts and not have free agency or the ability to change teams easily too.

    Different era, different rules.

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  5. On 4/1/2021 at 9:30 PM, turtle28 said:

    I agree with that, just pointing out where Drafttek had him and they do the average of all the mock drafts & Im pretty sure they have good connections too.

    Minor aside: DraftTek no longer does an average of multiple big boards (hasn't in awhile). They have their own board they maintain.

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  6. On 4/3/2021 at 3:45 AM, e16bball said:

    Worth a watch...

    Is he intentionally channeling Owen Wilson? His analysis is interesting, but his cadence and phrasing make think he's on some sort of substance.

    EDIT: Ah, saw your response later.

  7. On 3/31/2021 at 3:35 PM, ripsean21 said:

    He’s a guy I wouldn’t bet against that’s why I want to go BPA and hopefully bring this guy in. I mean Dallas didn’t know what they drafted in Dak.

    Dallas also tried to do everything in their power not to go with Dak in his rookie year. He just got insanely lucky with injuries to the guys in front of him.

    First, Kellen Moore (the primary backup to Romo) broke his leg during the first week of training camp.
    Then, Cleveland turned down the Cowboys' offer to trade for Josh McCown.
    Then, Dallas named Jameill Showers Romo's backup.
    Then, Dallas decided to put Prescott in as the starter for their first preseason game and saw him go 10-12, 139 yds, and 2 TDs. That didn't bump Showers from the #2 until after Week 2.
    THEN, he needed Romo to hurt his back again.

    And even with all of that, it wasn't clear that Prescott was going to get the starting gig going into the season until right before opening day.

    On 3/31/2021 at 3:35 PM, ripsean21 said:

    Seattle didn’t know what they had with Russ.

    If Washington was to draft Mond, Seattle's situation in 2012 is probably a decent comp from the perspective of the rookie QB being drafted having a chance at getting the starting gig. Seattle had just signed Matt Flynn (who barely had any starting time in Green Bay) and some other random QB I cannot recall (Matt Hasselbeck had just retired). Any drafted QB, even one from the mid rounds, would have a pretty decent shot this season.

     

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  8. 35 minutes ago, turtle28 said:

    I don’t like what first Ernie & now Tommy & Brooks have done to this teams front court. It all started with Ernie trading Oubre after trading Porter - which was stupid - then, they had a massive hole at SF. They traded away Markief Morris too who, we can all agree isn’t great but he can be a stretch 4/5. Gortat was about done, I had no problem with moving on from him but I don’t think Thomas Bryant is an above average starter. Then not signing a 3 & D SF & not trading for or signing a defensive minded center & just giving the job to Bryant last December made no sense to me & none of the moves ever will make sense to me.

    The Wizards foremost goal should be to get out of luxury tax zone. Then they could start taking on bad contracts for picks without having to get back equivalent salary to build for the future. Having Wall/Beal or Russ/Beal makes that somewhat difficult, but re-signing Bertans for five years made that impossible.

    This is why a guy like Rui should be nice but irrelevant; by the time they are out from under Russ and Beal's contracts, Hachimura is going to be looking to get paid. If they were out of the give back zone for salary, they could trade Hachimura for a 1st round pick in the next year or so. I could even make an argument that they should be demo'ing Demi solely to trade him in 2023.

    But Bertans's $16M/year prevents any of that from happening, so the only hopes they have are either build almost entirely through the draft (which requires more luck and losses) or that Westbrook gets so sick of playing here that he doesn't execute his player option for the 2022-23 season. Otherwise, more or less everyone under contract right now is wasted and isn't important for the long term plan of the franchise.

    Oh, and they need to fire Scott Brooks. I don't see Tommy Shepherd as the issue. Given the situation he's found himself in, he's done a reasonably good job besides re-signing Bertans. The problem is that all of these moves are somewhat irrelevant due to the luxury tax.

    Here's to the Wizards losing the rest of the way and having the ping pong balls break their way!

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  9. On 4/3/2021 at 4:04 AM, turtle28 said:

    I know many people hate the idea of this, but I’m definitely still in the boat if we can bring back Ryan Anderson to be our 3rd DE on the cheap. Yes, he’s a huge drop off from Kerrigan as a pass rusher but, he can proved in 2019 after Kerrigan was hurt that he could be a serviceable DE as a rotational guy & even if he had to start.

    Rather give those snaps to JSW.

    Besides, Anderson signed with the Giants on a one year deal (vet min plus deal: 1y/$1.23M/$0.14M, but only costs $987.5K against the cap). They can have him.

  10. On 4/3/2021 at 3:59 PM, e16bball said:

    We should have traded him a year ago. Or before that. As soon as we knew he was going to ignore the reality of his serious injury history, refuse to offer us any kind of hometown discount, and still only sign for tip top dollar. Instead, in classic indecisive Redskins fashion, they wanted to keep one foot in and one foot out, and they end up getting split in half in the end. Yet again.

    At this point, I think his trade value will be closer to what we got for Trent than it will be to a 1st. 

    This is why the lack of motion on Jonathan Allen's contract is highly worrisome.

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  11. On 4/2/2021 at 1:27 PM, RSkinGM said:

    What If ,,, Denver drafts a Q B and wants to dump Drew Lock. Any interest ? I don't know him well enough to commen- just looking for the WFT Forum thoughts. 

    Kind of think I'd rather have Rypien, to be honest. Yes, he's probably in the same bucket as Allen and Heinicke as a "most likely never going to amount to anything" QB, but I think he's got a bit more going for him than Lock does.

    EDIT: And yes, I will concede that this is probably due to nostalgic affection for his father.

  12. On 4/2/2021 at 4:23 PM, HTTRDynasty said:

    WFT ranked 3rd in this stat by the end of the season.  

    Chase Young ranked 7th overall at EDGE.  Obviously a great rookie year.

    Nonono, he was a bust and you cannot tell me otherwise.

  13. On 4/3/2021 at 3:54 AM, turtle28 said:

    True and I’m not against taking an OL w/ any pick if they’re the best player available but we’re not in a position where it’s a definite need and we would reach for a G or OT over a better prospect at LB, CB, WR, S or TE.

    I’d go Darisaw, Cosmi or Wyatt Davis at 19 if the top 5 QBs are gone, the top 3 WRs are gone, the top 3 CBs are gone and Parsons & JOK are gone.

    I just think at 19 you are going to not find a better need/value/long-term improvement proposition than OL. I see few scenarios where any of the people you mentioned outside of JOK are available at 19.

  14. On 4/1/2021 at 7:47 PM, Thaiphoon said:

    To be fair. I kinda want the DL to be in rounds 1 or 2. I think the propensity to do well in the league at that position comes in those rounds (and interestingly enough, I think in like round 4 or 5 it pops back up). So get an DL sometime in the first 2 rounds and then a OL (if one is good enough to get in that draft spot) in the same space. It's just been harder for us to get quality OL than DL lately.

    Well, they have been investing A LOT of premium capital in the defensive line over the past four years. So the quality is there, as is the depth. Focusing on the OL with the same usage would make a lot of sense. If they draft as well on the offensive line anywhere near the level of success they have on the defensive of the ball, the trajectory for this franchise will be looking very good going forward.

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  15. On 4/1/2021 at 4:45 AM, turtle28 said:

    My view on Christian & Martin are they aren’t busts bc they are back ups currently. We draft a 3rd round LT back up and a 4th round guard as a back up, they make the team two/three years in a row and they’re busts? 

    Washington invested the 2018 74th pick in Christian. If he's still a backup at the end of his rookie contract, he's a bust. The fact that they had to go sign Cornelius Lucas to backfill him, and then had him replace Christian emphasizes how much of a bust Christian actually is. Lucas received a 2y/$3.8M/$1.0M contract last year. Is Christian worth that? Keep in mind that a significant number of mocks have us looking to left tackles like Samuel Cosmi or Christian Darrisaw (due to where the value/need matches up). If Christian wasn't a bust, we would be projected elsewhere.

    Martin is perhaps less of a bust, but has looked worse when playing. He's on his third year of his contract but has barely showed anything that he's worth keeping beyond the fact he's cheap. He too was replaced by a free agent in Wes Schweitzer (3y/$13.5M/$4.0M/$3.0M signing). Like Christian, his free agent replacement has a contract length that will last as long as his rookie contract.

    Oh, and then there's the question of Saaddiq Charles who could theoretically take either player's spot (probably more a threat to Martin than Christian).

    So, yes, they're busts.

    On 4/1/2021 at 4:45 AM, turtle28 said:

    Man that’s some damn high bar to not be called a bust by NFL fans, you can’t be a mid round pick and be back up, damn it! You gotta be a good starter at the least or else you’re a bust as a mid round pick!

    3rd round picks should be adequate starters by their third year in the league. 4th round picks should show some semblance of actually able to play the position without a massive fall of in talent.

    The good news is that Washington has started aggressively drafting linemen, so whiffing on these picks isn't that bad. That doesn't mean they aren't busts though.

    On 4/1/2021 at 4:45 AM, turtle28 said:

    That’s a hell of a murderers row for a young inexperienced left side of the OL to face in their first month starting together w/ no real off-season and no preseason to develop chemistry, work on technique and improve to the point where they could be better starters as first time starters.

    Problem for both guys is that they were replaced with competent veterans who immediately solidified that line with none of that chemistry or off-season either. That means going into this season they're going to be relegated to backups and not getting enough snaps to take a step forward barring injury. Sure, they will have time to get chemistry now but they will be doing it with the 2s and 3s.

    The draft investment in them didn't pay off. It happens.

  16. I was going to give my thoughts on how the Wizards might be able to break out of the "caught in the suck" spiral they're in, but realized that they squandered the opportunity when they re-signed Bertans.

    Basically all they can hope for now is a top four pick, get that center out of USC (or some other true center), and ride out Beal and Westbrook's contracts (maybe hope that Russ passes on his player option to go to a team with a fighting chance of competing).

    Yes, that effectively means letting everyone on the roster walk. Maybe not Deni, but yes to Rui. They need to get under the luxury tax threshold and then start building a team up with draft picks. No, not free agents because they won't be able to entice the top tier to come to DC because it's a tank effort and no not the mid tiers as they'll have to pay them like Bertans or Mahimni, which will take up cap space for overpaid players. Maybe some cheap vets, or short term deals.

    They have no chance otherwise. And even this path is risky.

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