The road to a top tier defense may seem long, but not difficult for quick turnaround

January 12, 2018

by Jamual Forrest

For the last six years, the Redskins have had an unimpressive defensive unit that never ranked higher than 18th in yards per game, and 17th in points per game. The investments made on the defensive side of the football have been special team players and backups who were looking for an opportunity to start and earn a better role where Washington needed help the most. Those projects did not work out, in the slightest. The 2017 offseason was a step in the right direction for Washington though. The free agent signings of D.J. Swearinger and Zach Brown, and the drafting of Jonathan Allen in the first round have put pieces in place on each level of the defense that have been game-changers.

The two issues with the Redskins defense is that the unit still lacks speed, especially on the outside, and have depth issues that were mainly on display this past season. Cornerback Josh Norman is a top-tier cornerback but is not known for his speed. His teammate (at the moment), Bashaud Breeland, is no different regarding speed, which makes both these players limited when they defend receivers. The fastest safety on the roster, rookie safety Montae Nicholson, has been often injured but is a difference maker when healthy. However, when he missed time due to injury, one can quickly identify the absence left with Nicholson off the field. Without Montae, inside linebacker Zach Brown is the defense’s fastest player, which just should not be the case. Acquiring speed is not difficult to do in one offseason – if that is done, the onus would then be on the coaches to develop the players and make sure they can use their strengths properly in Greg Manusky’s system.

The go-to example that is currently valid right now is the Atlanta Falcons, who had a defense that ranked 25th in yards per game and 27th in points per game. In Dan Quinn’s third year in Atlanta as their head coach, the Falcons have drafted and developed their guys and found speed on all levels of the defense, which has made a difference. This year the Falcons rank ninth in yards and eighth in points, a complete turnaround from a season ago. The Redskins are undoubtedly capable of completing a similar turnaround and were not too far off from being a solid defense this year if not for injuries. However, a faster defense makes up for many miscues and mistakes, which makes finding quicker and faster players that much more important.

  • Big Buck64
  • Steve Thomas

    Beep-beep, oink-oink, or whatever: We put up an open playoff thread for the weekend for you guys to use: http://www.thehogsty.com/2018/01/13/open-thread-divisional-playoff-weekend/

    • Different_Cat

      Gracias!

  • Hope-18
    • SCamp

      What about Cousins realists?

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        What’s that washingtonpost thingy?

      • Hope-18

        I think this article is realistic… covers the territory… compares Cousins to the other top QB’s and shows how he rates.

  • Flounder

    As the Seahawks try to take their offense to the next level, they could be going down one level.

    There’s talk in league circles that the Seahawks are considering the implementation of a college-style offense, one that takes full advantage of quarterback Russell Wilson‘s mobility.

    In past years, Wilson used his legs when things broke down. Moving forward, the goal could be to make Wilson’s running skills not the last resort but the predetermined plan.

    If that’s the approach, it makes sense. Instead of trying to wedge Wilson’s abilities into a system that fully utilizes them only in the event of emergency, why not unleash them as part of the design?

    The potential plan to use a college-style offense could explain the team’s interest in Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is one of the candidates for the job. The Philly offense has those college concepts, as the Broncos and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. realized the hard way during the regular season.

    • Different_Cat

      One reason not to do that would be the risk of getting your franchise QB killed. Over time RWilson has become a good pocket passer, with the added ability to scramble. Smart thing would be to stick with that and improve their OL.

      That said, it’s just a matter of time before some NFL team tries to go full on spread option.

      • Flounder

        Yeah he is good at not taking big hits.

        • SCamp

          …but that ability will be tested even more if he’s running more.

  • Hope-18

    What force and strength cannot get through, I with a gentle touch can do. And many in the street would stand, were I not a friend at hand.

    What am I?

  • Hope-18

    Just so ya know… Rex Ryan is still available for a coaching job…

  • Hope-18

    RIP Keith Jackson… renowned sportscaster dead at 89.

    • No Punt Intended

      That’s sad.

      – Nellie

  • Flounder

    So Could Nick Foles turn these playoffs into a FA contract?

    • No Punt Intended

      As a backup? Yes.

      As a starter? No.

      • Flounder

        Yeah I agree.

      • SCamp

        Never say never… there are a lot of stupid teams out there

  • AustinSkin

    Reuben Foster busted for marijuana possession in Tuscaloosa.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Meh….

      • HTTRsince65

        Who cares?
        – Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions

        • No Punt Intended

          If it’s not a federal offense, that is…

          But yeah. Who gives a shit?

  • HTTRsince65

    Piece of SpaceX debris washes on shore in North Myrtle Beach area

    https://search.app.goo.gl/ZkmB

    Shared from my Google feed

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Fairing? Though I see guts also.

  • HTTRsince65

    Everyone out and about evidently.

  • HTTRsince65

    Happy Saturday!

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Happy Happy

      • No Punt Intended

        Happah Happah

  • No Punt Intended

    Dipped into the “TI” a minute ago:

    N_A_V_I
    1/12/2018 12:52 PM EST
    This place has dyed,.

    – Flunder

    ———————————
    lol

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Imagine how cool it would be if New England had a meltdown…..stacked on top of the rumors they’re fielding right now.

    • kon, for now

      Did you watch X-Files the other night?

      That shit was funny.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        No. I’ve only managed to watch Vikings and 3 movies.

        • kon, for now

          I fell off during Bladerunner 2 too

          That movie looks great. But god damn it’s boring as fuck

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Yeah, I love the “San Diego” scrap city landscape, fucking awesome. What’s his face is always like that in his roles, though.

        • kon, for now

          There’s a scene, someone in an alternate reality talking about how great it is there. Eats hot dogs all day. Never gains weight. Everyone is awesome. The Pats have never won a Super Bowl…

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Lol, I need to find it and add it to my series manager.

    • Flounder

      I doubt it since the rumors seem to be bull shit.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        But it would be cool, right? To see your beloved Bill Be…… nevermind.

  • kon, for now

    I’ve checked, there is no live chat plugin for this platform. During games, we’ll have to continually click show new comments to see them.

    We saw how that goes during the bama/dawgs game.

    • Flounder

      It will be fine most of the post during games are crap anyway.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Yeah, we know what you mean…….

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Nice avatar, k0n. Set that cup down and walk it!

    • kon, for now

      Disqus is giving me a funny render on it

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        I like it.

      • Different_Cat

        How does kon have almost 20,000 posts? lol

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          More importantly, why are you addressing him in 3rd person?

          • Different_Cat

            Different_Cat shall address others as he deems best!

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            The different_cat has answered, ZigZag has considered his answer and ruled that it is found wanting. To the pit of misery with you, Dilly Dilly!

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            P.S. good morning

          • Different_Cat

            Mornin. 🙂

        • kon, for now

          I’m not new to disqus

          • Different_Cat

            Ah, it didn’t occur to me that the count was for all disqus forums.

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Die Eagles Die

    Rak has most spectacular game of his life, sacks Brady 5.5 times.

  • kon, for now

    Yo

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Yo Yo

  • AustinSkin

    Mornin’ peeps

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    “Me neither… I guess I’m just not a cool enough dork”

    Without creativity, you’d have nothing to sell, nothing I couldn’t harvest for myself.

  • Kelly

    I don’t know about you guys, but I thrive on having a daily routine, and I get stressed and bitchy when I can’t do what I’m used to. Having a newborn fucks you on that front six ways from Xmas.

    • Lbsand

      I remember well, and not fondly. The change in sleep patterns turned me into the exorcist for a few weeks. But then again, my youngest turned 26 last week so maybe I really don’t remember.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      I remember standing next to the crib, exhausted, upper body and face laying on the guardrail, arm outstretched holding a bottle. I also remember napping with my infant daughter nuzzled on my chest, safe and sound.

  • Kelly

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7MY_cdUL1E

    Trance music back in the day

    • Different_Cat

      Theme song from the Exorcist, wasn’t it?

      • Kelly

        Not sure, never watched the Exorcist. I used to listen to this with my mom as a kid.

  • Lbsand

    Welp, signing off here too. Got an eye appt. at 8AM. Catch ya later…

  • SCamp

    Off to the hot tub with a cigar… night gents

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Later SCamp

  • SCamp

    Broncos reportedly interested in Tyrod Taylor now…

  • Lbsand

    ‘The Post’ is really good. ‘The Washington Post’ is really bad. ‘The Insider’ died, long live THS.

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Movie #2, Blade Runner 2.
    I enjoyed the effects.

    • Lbsand

      I liked it quite a bit. Looong, seems to be a ‘tang these days.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Yeah, I need to rewatch it. Think I fell asleep right before he goes to Vegas.

        • Lbsand

          That can happen. I dozed off twice for a couple minutes the first time I screened the last jedi. Liked it better the 2nd go round, which is often the case.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            I believe I missed the Deckard/Wallace scene with the Rachael clone. Gotta rewatch that part.

  • noonefromtampa

    13 Washington Redskins: Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama

    Before his College Football Playoff performance against Clemson and Georgia, Payne was a first-round pick. But his play in those two huge games will not go unnoticed. He’d fit perfectly in the Redskins defense and could help keep Preston Smith and Ryan Kerrigan productive.

  • noonefromtampa

    Everything you are about to read is going to sound like total nonsense, but we assure you it’s real. New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski has teamed up with Tide to warn kids about the dangers of eating laundry detergent.

    This is, inexplicably, a thing. There’s a new viral challenge going around known as the Tide Pod Challenge, in which teens are encouraged to eat a Tide Pod and post video of it online.

    It has apparently picked up enough steam, or at least prompted enough concern, that Tide decided to issue a PSA discouraging people from eating laundry detergent. They enlisted Gronkowski’s help to get the point across.
    =================================================
    our youth are incredibly stupid

    • SCamp

      Well… schools

  • Zig-Zag_BC
  • SCamp

    There is a motherfucking Harlem Globetrotters game on TV…

    …that is all.

    • No Punt Intended

      Ehhhh, I’m on my way Mr. Beefy!

      – Nicky

      • King Kerry

        “Get in the flask!”

        • No Punt Intended

          Dan Marino: C’mon, let me win just one Super Bowl.
          Devil: In return for eternal damnation of your soul? I can’t do that Mr. Marino you’re far too nice a guy.
          Dan Marino: Ya did it for Namath!
          Devil: Yeah, but Joe was coming here anyway.

  • HTTRsince65

    I haven’t seen any episode of GOT. Not even a second’s worth.

    • SCamp

      Me neither… I guess I’m just not a cool enough dork

      • HTTRsince65

        Im just a dork, lol.

        • No Punt Intended

          Me three. Not a minute of it. And yet, the world continues to turn and my life is still just as nice.

          • frediefritz

            I didn’t even know what it was until about a month ago

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            I was a late entry. I thought it was Tudors or some shit for the first few years, never gave it a honest look. Inadvertently watched an episode and got hooked. Walter has some time to put in to catch up on 7 years.

    • Lbsand

      Haven’t gotten into shows at all, imma movie guy though.

  • HTTRsince65

    If you like westerns, the new one with Christian Bale in it is supposed to be really good. I guess we’ll have to wait and see

  • noonefromtampa

    @walter_in_fallschurch:disqus here’s the GOT spoiler if you like someone chances they die and if you don’t like someone chances are they die and if you don’t care either way about them chances are they die

    • No Punt Intended

      Sounds like a Tarrantino flick to me.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Dilly Dilly

    • Big Buck64

      You’re speaking shit to me

  • noonefromtampa

    Ecuador wants WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out, why? questionable hygiene practices

    • noonefromtampa

      I let him become the smelly kid in class, what the hell’s the matter with me.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Didn’t pay for his bride/citizenship?

  • No Punt Intended

    “Yeah, ya know they made a movie about the ’98 Denver Nuggets….it’s called “Black Men Can’t Jump Either.”

    – Norm MacDonald

  • SCamp

    Last comment on TI?

    Glad Thats Over- SCamp
    2:35 PM PST
    This blog has taken a giant sh!t…

    • No Punt Intended

      hole

      • SCamp

        That was actually the last comment on the thread before it. I said… this place is a shithole

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Looks like the cops are patrolling over there.

          • No Punt Intended

            Everyone get a carton of eggs and position yourselves around the ‘hood.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Lol

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Just watched another western called ‘The Duel’. Pretty good, alittle slow but good, raw, down home violence. A very good 1on1 gunfight, IMO.

    • Big Buck64

      I saw that . woody Harrelson

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Yeah.

  • walter_in_fallschurch

    wife’s got the flu. i’m not feeling great. 102 fever earlier. anyway, we’re working our way through game of thrones. on season 2. we have “hbonow” which lets us watch free for 1 month…. so…. we have to watch all episodes w/in a month. later. back to work.

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      don’t. don’t. don’t! say anything about what’s to come. may the dragons forever hunt your house and ancestors’ houses should you go that way.

      • SCamp

        Don’t worry… I won’t spoil anything for you. It would be impossible for me to anyway

      • Kelly

        Dilly, dilly.

        • frediefritz

          I know dilly dilly is from a Bud lite ad, but was it also in GOT?

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            No. Kings kill people in GOT.

          • Kelly

            Walter asked for no spoilers.

          • Kelly

            But no, it wasn’t.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Ain’t nobody gonna talk about 1-7, relax

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Whiskey, water, and sweat.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      You’ll get hooked on GOT, also, if you aren’t already.

  • SCamp

    Now the rumor is that Browns may make a play for Alex Smith

    • Big Buck64

      They don’t want to get in a bidding war with Denver.

      • Big Buck64

        Step aside fuckers .
        Kahn

        • SCamp

          Should be a crazy offseason.

          Will be interesting if there is a run on QB’s in FA that leaves a bunch of openings in the draft or if teams wait for the draft to see who they can get before going after available FA’s. my guess is Alex and Kirk get some decent offers on day 1.

          • Big Buck64

            The FA QB list is supposed to be larger and more talented than normal , but I can’t remember all of them without looking it up.

          • Big Buck64

            I believe perspective teams QB shopping will be focused on all of KC’s passing records /yardage above anything else including his win loss record .

          • SCamp

            Only ones I can think of off the top of my head are Smith, Jimmy G, and Kirky Baby… oh… and Drew Brees.

          • Big Buck64

            Bradford , Bridgewater , Keenum

          • SCamp

            I sure hope the market for QB’s tanks.

      • Flounder

        Denver doesn’t have the money to get in a bidding war.

        • Flounder

          Denver has the least amount of cap space of any team that might be interested in Kirk,

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      That would be fun.

      • SCamp

        The place where QB’s careers go to die

  • Kelly

    WSJ is now reporting Trump paid a porn star $130k hush money in 2016.

    • No Punt Intended

      Then it turns out she was on The Apprentice.

      We now live in ‘Accusation Nation’ and I have zero pity for anyone Trump beats on publicly.

      • Big Buck64

        The story has been circulated before , this isn’t the first time.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      That’s like 26-30 movies, saves a lot of wear and tear, eh?

    • Different_Cat

      She should have gotten $130 million for the psychological damage alone.

    • HTTRsince65

      Who cares

      • Kelly

        Not Trump supporters.

  • No Punt Intended

    Remember the story of some club owner in Hawaii during Pro-Bowl week who hit Trent over the head with a full bottle of Champagne?

    Some witness was quoted as saying something to the effect that people were bouncing off TW and he would not go down and he was like “Jason”. LOL

  • HTTRsince65

    As big as Trent Williams is, he should have knocked Sherman out. Maybe he has no power behind his punches who knows

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      He slapped him, watch it again.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Sherman got bitch slapped.

    • No Punt Intended

      If you note the replay in slo-mo, he hits Sherman so hard, Sherman’s head bounces off some Larry Merchant looking dude behind him which probably kept him from hitting the ground. Also, clearly it takes Sherman a few seconds before he can collect himself. Finally, at the end, did Sherman yell out, “Come see my nuts!”?

      • SCamp

        It’s “Come see ’bout us”

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      i don’t think that was one of trent’s greatest moments. comes off as sore loser to me. love me some trent. hate me some sherman, but fuck him over on the field.

      • SCamp

        Hard for Trent to get to Sherman on the field… I’m sure he wished for a blocking opportunity where that would happen.

        But yeah… not Trent’s finest moment. At least take your helmet off first

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Trip 5’s

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    “she could back the buzzards off a gut wagon”

  • HTTRsince65

    Get that thing healthy

  • No Punt Intended
    • Big Buck64

      That never gets old

      • Big Buck64

        Except for now , because it has been blocked

        • No Punt Intended

          dammit

          • SCamp

            …and blocked

          • No Punt Intended

            goddamnit

  • Big Buck64

    Two guys decided to go duck hunting on Wed before the huge winter storm that arrived that night , in Jamestown . They never returned and the search was called off because of the weather . They resumed the search a couple days ago ; They found the boat overturned and washed ashore near the Surry Nuke plant . That’s rugged terrain , those guys are dead .

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Big ole blue cats nibblin’ the meat from their bones…. turtles too.

      • Big Buck64

        harsh environment . Boat was found on Hog Island . Supposedly they went out there to secure their duck blind for the storm. The wind was already howling by then . 16 ft boat .

        • SCamp

          Sounds like Darwin got a hold of them

          • Big Buck64

            They were fairly young too .

          • Big Buck64

            never been a duck hunter , but because of our environment here , there are quite a bit of them . The nastier the weather , the better it is , but you gotta know your limitations . That was a once in a very blue moon coastal storm . Hurricane snow or whatever they were calling it .

          • No Punt Intended

            Man’s gotta know his limitations….

          • Big Buck64

            I damn sure know mine and there are many . Lol.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          What SCamp said.

  • No Punt Intended

    Trump had just seen “Unforgiven”.

    https://youtu.be/YSkBF7URH98

  • No Punt Intended

    Proximo: If you want to give away the best gladiators in the whole of the empire, I want double the rates.

    Cassius: You will get your contract rates or you will get your contract cancelled. If you don’t like it, then you can crawl back down that shithole that you came from.

    • Flounder

      Great movie.

  • HTTRsince65

    I am so thankful to Alex and the Gang, The Insider is so tired!

    • Flounder

      yeah this place is a lot better.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Amen

      • Big Buck64

        I don’t know what Mo’s deal is .I don’t see the big deal about swapping over . To each his own .

        • HTTRsince65

          Me either? I really like a lot of his posts too.

          • No Punt Intended

            He sucks big, fat, smelly, mis-shapen mule balls.

          • Big Buck64

            75 percent of the hamsters there are dyed in the wool liberals. Just the way it was/is.

          • SCamp

            Sure… but he obviously has some tie to WaPo… so there it is.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          I’m gonna keep my assumptions about Moe’s deal to myself, out of respect for him, as a man. Hard to gauge why some men do what they do.

          • Big Buck64

            You can say the same things here , that you say there . Whatever .

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Yeah, that’s the truth.

          • Big Buck64

            I don’t see the point of blogging to virtually nobody . Doesn’t sound like much fun .

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            If’n when he chooses to come over, I’ll argue with him same as ever, lol

          • SCamp

            He’s pretty stubborn. I wouldn’t expect to see him here.

          • Big Buck64

            Ok , but for what ? I understand being stubborn for a reason .

          • SCamp

            Like I said… he’s a dyed in the wool liberal. He has some sort of backing for the WaPo… probably emotional… but there it is.

          • Big Buck64

            Ahhh, never even crossed my mind .

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Yeah

          • Big Buck64

            If he’s trying to prove a point , I don’t know what it is . If he just don’t give a shit , then I get that . He ‘s spends a lot of time doing it though . Everyday.

          • SCamp

            He’s a WaPo plant…

          • Big Buck64

            Mo is Master T .

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            That’s crossed my mind.

    • Big Buck64

      I agree . Been fun the last few days .

  • smokey

    Breeland will be gone. I though he was so-so. Had a couple of good games in 2016 shutting down Dez.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      The 2014 Dallas game gave him much momentum.

      • smokey

        Fuck, that seems like forever ago.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Ikr

      • smokey

        I think I was wrong about the year Breeland shut down Dez. 2014 was the year…I did a quick google.

    • No Punt Intended

      He will go to Seattle and become a Pro-Bowl CB.

      Book that shit.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        With two triple platinum albums on the side.

  • HTTRsince65

    Test

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Ease

      • HTTRsince65

        When I’m home, I’m on the cell. Doesn’t work as well for me and not sure why

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          What are your settings on? When I use the phone I set it for desktop on my chrome browser. Seems to work better.

          • HTTRsince65

            I’ll try that. Ty

        • Steve Thomas

          If you can’t figure it out, I’ll ask Alex to look into it if he has time.

          • HTTRsince65

            Ty. Im just technologically challenged lol

  • King Kerry

    Redskins D still needs a lot. the safeties from Alabama/Florida State, the Georgia ILB, any one of the top D linemen, would all be good picks if they’re available with our first pick.

    • HTTRsince65

      Defensive lineman please!!!

      • SCamp

        Michigan has a beast of a D lineman

        • HTTRsince65

          I honestly don’t care where they played in college as long as they come to the Redskins and beat everybody’s ass.

  • smokey

    Shithole will be a word of 2018 just like Fidget Spinner and Fake New were some of the words that enjoyed moments in 2017.
    Here is a list of “Words Of The Year” from 2017:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/word-of-the-year-2017-12/#fake-news-1

    • King Kerry

      already looking forward to Dave Barry’s Year in Review for 2018.

      • HTTRsince65

        Wishing your life away eh?

  • King Kerry

    Jacksonville housed Pittsburgh early in the season, but playoffs are different. think Pitt gets the win in blowout fashion. Pitt/NE in the AFC Championship, NE advances to SB.

    i have absolutely no read on what will happen in the NFC, just that Philly will lose their first game. Philly D is tough, but the Falcons still match up well.

    real “out on a limb” stuff, here.

    • noonefromtampa

      hosed Pittsburgh
      unless they bought then a nice place on Ferdinandina Beach

      • King Kerry

        housed = dominated in competition

      • SCamp

        God hosed Pittsburgh

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Right, you better live up there for “nice” to work.

    • Steve Thomas

      There’s no way Ben R. is going to throw 5 interceptions again, and Bell isn’t going to rush for under 50 yards again. Tough, close game; Pittsburgh pulls it out.

      • Big Buck64

        I agree . I do like watching Jax play defense though

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Yes

          • Big Buck64

            Most of them are young , fast as hell. Flying to the ball .

          • Big Buck64

            Calais Campbell was a great pick up

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Yup

  • SCamp

    I just can’t root for Jacksonville… just a shithole city

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      over 6-time champion pittsburgh? easy choice, imo. support poor jacksonville.

      • SCamp

        I don’t know… I guess I’ll try

      • Flounder

        I never got the root for the underdog thing.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Fuck Duval

      • SCamp

        What you got against Robert? What’d he do to you?

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          county…..as it were.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Robert Duval is fucking untouchable.

  • SCamp

    King Kerry • 2 hours ago
    not a political jab, this is just funny to me. it says “Shithole” about 5 times on the WaPo front page. never thought i’d see the day.

    ____________________

    Not only funny but ironic…

    • King Kerry

      just lowering themselves to his level. not the approach i would take.

      • SCamp

        They aren’t lowering themselves… they’ve been down at that level for years.

      • Big Buck64

        Oh they been at his level for years , especially talking about Christians, middle America , the South , plenty of others .

  • No Punt Intended

    “Why Are We Having All These People From Shithole Blogs Come Here?”

    • noonefromtampa

      ^said the primary example of “All These People”

    • SCamp

      To be clear it’s one shithole blog

    • Kelly

      Our new Trump-approved blog partner: https://www.lifeinnorway.net/blogs/

  • walter_in_fallschurch

    do you think the saints or the vikings have a better chance of beating the patriots* in the superb owl?

    • noonefromtampa

      Saints

      based on Brees experience

    • King Kerry

      just based on history, gotta say no one has a chance to beat the Pats until someone actually does it. as long as Brady/Belichick are there, they have to be the frontrunners.

      • SCamp

        Pats are The Man on the Mountain… gotta knock em off

    • No Punt Intended

      stains wil win I already said this dont you pay the f attention idot – Flunder

    • SCamp

      That is indeed a superb owl

  • SCamp

    Oi vey…

    • noonefromtampa

      Mazel tov

      • SCamp

        So much for our brave new world…

        • noonefromtampa

          goodness lasts for about 3 days max

          • SCamp

            I guess it was too much to ask

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      it is silly to think we will go 8, 9 or whatever months of the offseason without mentioning politics. there’s only so many futures contracts and so much coaching speculation and depth charts and so forth in the world. a better rule would be something along the lines of let’s not insult each other over political views. it’s kinda nuanced, but we can do it.

      • SCamp

        I’m no defender of Donald Trump… but there ARE some here that are. And by just blindly insulting him right off the bat I think it would be safe to say you are offending those people with zero regard for their thoughts and feelings. I know that might be hard to understand coming from me… but it’s why I am refraining… because I typically feel the same way about almost all liberal politicians and news sources, as well as the President and a majority of Republican representatives.

  • walter_in_fallschurch

    trump’s done a great job minimizing airplane crash deaths. high fives all around! he’s also great at preventing deadly volcanic eruptions, and tandem bicycle deaths. is there anything he can’t do?!?!

    • noonefromtampa

      prevent your snarkiness for one

      • walter_in_fallschurch

        he is seriously taking credit for lack of airplane deaths. seriously. it would be funny were it not true.

        trumpo: “Since taking office I have been very strict on Commercial Aviation. Good news – it was just reported that there were Zero deaths in 2017, the best and safest year on record!”

        • noonefromtampa

          Trump is an idiot and has been since around 1975

          • walter_in_fallschurch

            alright, alright. i just started paying attention to him as a presidential candidate. i gave absolutely zero fucks about him prior to that. so this idiocy is still jarring to me.

          • noonefromtampa

            worked for a company that had some dealings with him in the 80’s
            we walked away because of his interference and stupid demands

          • Kelly

            It was easy to ignore him until he had a legit shot at becoming president.

  • noonefromtampa

    Bills fire OC Rick Dennison

  • noonefromtampa

    BREAKING NEWS
    20-year-old Pasco County, Florida man who claimed Mega Millions jackpot, dies from Meth overdose after choosing to receive one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999.00.

    • noonefromtampa

      Missler’s attorney said the 20-year-old recently “retired” from his job at a Tampa Bay-area background screening company, saying he looks forward to a future taking care of his family and wants to try to remain grounded.

      He also plans to move out of the Tampa area, Blenner’s statement said.
      ——————————————-
      you have to leave because otherwise chances are you’ll be killed

    • No Punt Intended

      First purchase: vasectomy

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      No way

      • noonefromtampa

        yes I’m joking

    • Zig-Zag_BC
    • SCamp

      Who’s shocked???

  • Kelly
    • Kelly

      Grrr… I want it to show up.

    • MJ45

      Hope there was no arm or neck hair transfered into the dough.

      • walter_in_fallschurch

        impressive, and agree. how generous is he with toppings? – that’s really the key.

    • SCamp

      Wow

    • Lbsand

      I hope ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ is playing in the background.

  • No Punt Intended

    People forget….Moe is not here.

    Oh wait, no we didn’t.

  • walter_in_fallschurch

    i’m not saying, but i’m just saying that conditions are right for a snow (4″? or so) late next week. i’m not predicting it, but it is not completely crazy to think it might happen.

  • Kelly

    Ambassador to Panama has resigned, citing that he can no longer work for Trump.

    • Different_Cat

      Yeah, but that’s a shithole country anyway, so….

      • alex35332

        But they make great canals

    • No Punt Intended

      Jump back… what’s that sound

  • Kelly

    OAKLAND RAIDERS

    Verified account

    @RAIDERS
    4m4 minutes ago
    More
    We have named Greg Olson Offensive Coordinator.

    • Flounder

      Isn’t he still playing?

      • Kelly

        You’re thinking of Greg Olsen.

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      “offensive coordinator”?

      did he say “shithole” or something?

      • Kelly

        I see what you did there

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Which twin is he again?

      • Kelly

        Greg.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Oh yeahhhh.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      So he was there right before Del Rio?

  • King Kerry

    not a political jab, this is just funny to me. it says “Shithole” about 5 times on the WaPo front page. never thought i’d see the day.

    • Squinns

      Are they self-references to the paper itself?

      • King Kerry

        you know they’re not…

      • No Punt Intended

        Shitholes Die In Darkness

        • alex35332

          Well sometimes greenish brownness.

    • Kelly

      I found this clip hilarious – Wolf Blitzer had been keeping decorum by saying “S-Hole”, but then he turned to this dude, who gave zero fucks.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/PublicFreakout/comments/7psmgr/so_this_just_happened/

      • walter_in_fallschurch

        preach it, phil. however, trump has so successfully given us all outrage and scandal fatigue, that this is just, “oh, trump’s just being idiotic trump again. must be thursday.”

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Titans Pats is the longshot, Jax can’t fill those shoes.
    Saints Vikings seems to be the only close game…….. theoretically

    • Flounder

      Jax already destroyed Pitts.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Tomlin won’t let ‘um do it again.

  • walter_in_fallschurch

    predict:
    falcons, patriots*, steelers, saints

    prefer:
    falcons, titans, jaguars, saints

    (though i’d be happy with a viking s win, too. really, this playoffs is about anybody but patriots* or steelers)

    • Flounder

      Saints will have all sorts of troubles with Minny’s defense.

    • Squinns

      any but the Wiggles

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Don’t see how they win, unless a certain someone says they’ll lose.

      • walter_in_fallschurch

        sorry. eagles was implied. i didn’t even mention them in my “anybody but” list because i figure they have no chance.

    • No Punt Intended

      I alredy said Minny will have troouble with the Stains defence so that meens the Stains will win dont you know how this works pay the f attention. – Flunder

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        It’s Staints! Learn how to fucking spell!

      • Flounder

        There he is stalking me again.

  • Squinns

    Who is LT Jim Dangle posting on the TI Blog?

    He’s a reg.

    • No Punt Intended

      TI Blog? Never heard of it. What’s that?

    • alex35332

      BC

      • kon, for now

        Dude

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Never heard of him.

      • Squinns

        You don’t want to. Real dooshebag. Assmunch of the highest order.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          What’d he do? Make you blush?

          • Squinns

            He raped and pillaged my Blog.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            I thought you were one of US?! Oh, the betrayal!

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          I just went and looked……Hope seems to tolerate him.

          • Flounder

            Well Hope is an assmunch also.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Sounds like a high ranking guy.

  • Rick Deez

    ABC News

    Verified account

    @ABC
    44m44 minutes ago
    More
    NEW: 20-year-old Florida man claims Mega Millions jackpot, choosing to receive one-time, lump-sum payment of $281,874,999.00.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      See, he gets paid…. – Kirk

    • alex35332

      After Taxes he can still afford 1 Kirk Cousins.

      • Squinns

        And no state taxes!

        • alex35332

          And he can get out of Florida before it sinks.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        29% goes to taxes. In Va, anyway.

    • Rick Deez

      If Florida pays this guy, they won’t be able to build around him. No roads, civic buildings…no nuthin.

    • kon, for now

      Must not plan on making it to 40.

      Annuity payments is the way to go. That is, assuming you plan on still being around in 20 years.

      • Flounder

        Have it all and let it make more money for you.

      • Squinns

        What interest they giving on the annuity?

  • Rick Deez

    The same argument that is made about Kirk, can be made about Kerrigan. His stats look GREAT, but when we need a game changing play, he’s inconsistent.

    • Flounder

      yeah well Kerrigan doesn’t want 30mil a year.

      • alex35332

        I mean, if we offered I don’t think he would say no.

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      jeez, rick… did ryan kerrigan kick your dog or beat up your kid or something?

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Shit no, I’m too fast for him! – Wentz

      • Rick Deez

        No…just sayin’. I happen to like da’ guy.

  • Rick Deez

    Ryan Kerrigan is not “dominant”.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      No, I agree. Dominant means manhandling Tackles, seeing them driven before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women. Not getting held and not making a play.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        He’s consistent and has a huge motor.

        • Rick Deez

          Yeah

    • smokey

      Not mediocre either

      • Rick Deez

        He’s an EXCELLENT player….far from mediocre

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Hope is getting hit on by Lt. He seems uncomfortable with the prospect.

    • Different_Cat

      You bad.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Lol

  • noonefromtampa

    the next Giants coach will come from the group including Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, or Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur

    • alex35332

      why can’t the jints just screw this up for a few seasons and end up hiring Norv as their head coach?

      • Different_Cat

        I hope they hire Patricia or McDaniels. Other than Saban in college, BB’s former coordinators don’t have a great record.

        McDaniels was fired in his second year coaching the Broncos.

        Weis was canned from Notre Dame.

        Crennel was awful in Cleveland and KC.

        And Mangini basically had one decent year.

  • alex35332

    AP Story: A British butcher got himself locked in his walk in freezer, and ended up using a 3 lb sausage as a battering ram to break out.
    This man should be made the next king of England, clearly.

    • noonefromtampa

      so I post about women

      you post about men and sausage

      hummmmmmmmmmmm

    • Steve Thomas

      Wasn’t this the plot to an I Love Lucy episode?

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Yeah, he handed the sausage to Lucy to hold as he finished opening the door. She stood there, mouth agape, holding his sausage.

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      maternity ward!

  • SCamp

    I see what Elway sees in Cousins… a little bit of himself. A guy that couldn’t get it done for years… but has the work ethic to eventually make it there in the right circumstance.

    • Big Buck64

      I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they made a play for him, nor would it surprise me if he did well there .

  • SCamp

    I see the PFF discussion below… FWIW many scouts, coaches and players have bashed PFF on Twitter…

    …but hey, what do they know right?

    Also, Kerrigan doesn’t get the credit on our team for a few reasons:

    1) The rest of our defense is typically atrocious so he’s just “mediocre” because he can’t change a whole game singlehandedly
    2) Most people only see highlight reels of other teams edge rushers; subconsciously they wonder why Kerrigan doesn’t play that way THE WHOLE GAME
    3) Easier to make game changing plays when YOU’RE ACTUALLY IN THE GAME. Hard to make them when you’re 17 points down.

    • Different_Cat

      4) Easier to generate big rush numbers when your team has a big lead and the opposing team is forced to pass all the time.

      • SCamp

        Yes

  • noonefromtampa

    GM Brandon Beane says Bills are ‘still in the process’ of finding a franchise QB

    so Cousins short list is AZ, DEN, BUF, CLEV, NYJ

    • SCamp

      You wouldn’t put Jacksonville on there?

      • noonefromtampa

        Yes

        and no time limit on edits, another WaPo feature beater

    • Big Buck64

      Which one can afford a Stafford deal is the question .

    • Squinns

      No Jets, No Cleveland, IMO. Don’t think either of those teams would interest him.

    • Kelly

      Washington

  • noonefromtampa

    RIP Doreen Tracey, a former child star who played one of the original cute-as-a-button Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s, has died, according to Disney publicist Howard Green. She was 74.

    She had really large personalities too

    • noonefromtampa

      her and Annette fueled a lot of adolescent fantasies way back in the day

      • alex35332

        Gross.

  • Different_Cat

    Like Kelly said below, Allen made a huge difference for the D. Big part of that was that he often drew double teams. IO is good but he’s not drawing that kind of attention. Add a guy like Vea, Payne, Hurst, or Wilkins, and opponents won’t be able to double that guy AND Allen.

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Wrasslin’ is fake…..

  • Different_Cat

    Suggs: 0 INT, 4 PDs, 4 FFs, 11 sacks, 37 tackles, 12 assists
    Kerrigan: 1 INT, 1 PD, 3 FFs, 13 sacks, 34 tackles, 12 assists

    • C. Dub.

      For peeps that think the grass is greener on the other side…

      • kon, for now

        They do have nicer grass than we do

        • Kelly

          Who doesn’t?

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Presently, the Raiders

          • alex35332

            the Rams don’t

        • C. Dub.

          Most importantly, is it good to smoke?!

  • Rick Deez

    But here’s the thing….remember the Seahawks game….Manusky was dialin’ it up pretty good and without our best lineman and with an injured Zach Brown. Give Manusky some more “horses” and I think we can have a LEGIT D.

    • kon, for now

      It was our field goal defense that won that game.

  • Different_Cat

    PFF counts sacks differently from the NFL. I think the main difference is that, if two guys converge on the QB and either one would have gotten the sack, both get credit for a full sack. By their reckoning Kerrigan led the league in sacks with 18.

    • Steve Thomas

      PFF is a fraud. A few of their statistics are very good, which is why everyone subscribes, but their rankings are without any value. They’ve conned the public into thinking they are valid. It’s best to ignore PFF completely.

      • Squinns

        There’s the Steve we know and love!

        • Steve Thomas

          PFF’s Redskins guy won’t follow us on Twitter, and I’m convinced it’s because I keep bashing them on the air. Good.

          • Squinns

            Ha!

      • Different_Cat

        yeah yeah yeah

        Their way of counting sacks makes perfect sense to me. Why take credit away from a guy who slams into the QB just because someone else got there at the same time.

        • Kelly

          Yeah, I agree with giving full credit. Why should Kerrigan’s stats suffer if, say, Ionnaidis reached the QB at the same time?

  • Rick Deez

    Terrell Suggs is a DIFFERENCE maker

    • Big Buck64

      I hate him , but you’re right .

      • Rick Deez

        He’s ugly as hell too….but that’s what we need.

        • Big Buck64

          I know , Dude has some chompers on him. Scares guys to death when he grins at them

          • Rick Deez

            BWAHAHAAAA

          • Big Buck64

            Ray Lewis is a first ballot lock . can’t deny that guy .

          • Squinns

            If you do, you just may end up dead.

    • Kelly

      Terelle Suggs is 35

  • Different_Cat

    How do you justify using a 1st rounder on an edge guy when we tied for 7th in the NFL in sacks?

    • Rick Deez

      Easily, because you can NEVER have too many pass rushers.

      • Different_Cat

        They say the same thing about good CBs.

    • noonefromtampa

      cause you need some good to play opposite Kerrigan
      too many plays it was only Kerrigan getting any sort of pressure

    • alex35332

      7th a’int 1st!

    • Kelly

      If you want more sacks, apply more pressure up the middle. Winning games begins with controlling the middle of the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.

  • noonefromtampa

    Statistically Kerrigan is one of the top 5 OLB since he was drafted

    • noonefromtampa

      and his stats are like what about 7 people have done in NFL history

      • Different_Cat

        Yeah, calling him “steady” is crazy talk. He’s dominant.

    • Squinns

      Dude sucks. Gets manhandled in the NFL.

    • Rick Deez

      I know. He’s good….but is he a difference maker?

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    It’s the incredible hulk. Lou Ferrigno.

    • Different_Cat

      That makes more sense.

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      a “google search” of the image only returns andre.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        That was my first guess, Lou is my second. I didn’t search it, just looked at his face. Truthfully, I was more interested in the girls.

      • Kelly

        It’s Andre. You can find a bunch of other pics of him with the same haircut.

    • Kelly

      Nah – Ferigno was a competitive body builder. That is not the body of a competitive body builder.

  • Rick Deez

    Not sure if guys knew, but after Lanier wreaked havoc in the first half of the Cardinals game, they Double teamed him.

    • kon, for now

      I want to see him do it vs starters. Not backups.

  • Big Buck64
    • Big Buck64

      The Claw would put you to sleep.

  • Rick Deez

    We’ve had this argument before….Kerrigan is steady, and there’s nothing wrong with that. He doesn’t draw double coverage and I doubt OC’s have to plan for him. THAT’S what we need.

    • Kelly

      The entire defense played on another level when Allen was healthy. I say take another Allen.

      • Squinns

        THIS

    • Different_Cat

      He’s a helluva lot more than that, IMO.

      • Rick Deez

        He’s more that steady??? How?

        • Different_Cat

          He puts up double-digit sacks almost every year, which is extremely rare. Anyone who has double digit sacks is more than just steady.

        • Kelly

          He stays healthy, he gets to the quarterback. Isn’t that what you want in a pass rusher?

  • Kelly

    My beef with Dunkin’ Donuts continues. Entenmann’s, long regarded in my family as the best brand name baked goods available, is calling their doughnuts “donuts” now. I blame Dunkin’ Donuts for this nonsense.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Entenmann’s with the berry filling, it’s like a big rectangle.

    • noonefromtampa

      Entenmann’s is now part of a Mexican conglomerate called Bimbo Bakeries

      Other Bimbo Bakeries USA holdings include companies such as Thomas’, Brownberry, Boboli, Arnold, Oroweat, Freihofer’s, and Stroehmann

      • Kelly

        Damn it all!

      • alex35332

        Which is why Entenmann’s and Freihofer’s chocolate chip cookies are the exact same!!!

        • noonefromtampa

          Entenmann’s also OEM some products for chain stores

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      it’s a travesty! it’s a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham.

      • noonefromtampa

        hey now your stealing my stolen Woody Allen quotes!

    • C. Dub.

      They should call them Donots,because they sure do tie your gut up in knots.

  • Rick Deez

    Steve brings up a good point earlier on Murphy…I said we should bring him back on a 1-year deal. No, we already have three of the same player. Murphy, Kerrigan, and Smith are nearly the same players. We need an upgrade.

    • Kelly

      Kerrigan is in another class. I think you have three of the same player in Murphy, Smith and Junior.

    • Squinns

      Kerrigan is much better than either of the other two.

      • Different_Cat

        Yes he is. He tied for 4th among edge rushers in pass rush productivity. Tied with? Karl Lawson, who I said we should draft in the 3rd round. 🙂

    • Big Buck64

      In fairness to Murphy , they keep asking him to change positions . Loses weight , gains weight , loses weight …

      • kon, for now

        Not fail the wiz quiz

        • Big Buck64

          Right

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Did the same thing to PSmith, the very same thing.

  • noonefromtampa

    @disqus_Q1qhbjISah:disqus yes I’ve heard from several people that Gallette wants more snaps and we see him more as a role player

  • smokey

    Meh. The French Angel would’ve kicked Andre’s ass. hahahaha

    • Big Buck64

      Ricky Steamboat , Black Jack Mulligan , Chief Wahoo McDaniels ,

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      “The French Angle would’ve…. ”
      ———————

      well, she is acutey.

  • Rick Deez

    Ioanndis, Lanier, Allen

    • Different_Cat

      Ioanndis, Lanier, Allen, Vea

  • kon, for now
    • walter_in_fallschurch

      a young fezzik?

      • Kelly

        Looks like him, but he doesn’t seem big enough

        • walter_in_fallschurch

          maybe he’s just 12 in the pic?

        • kon, for now

          He was only 19 in that pic.

    • Different_Cat

      Afraid to ask what you were looking for.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Takes 10 girls to quell the giant.

      • C. Dub.

        Are you sure,doc.? Yes. Take ten of these and call me in the morning.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          LOL!

  • Big Buck64

    I have a hard time believing they didn’t expect a 2nd round pick for Bama to show more than he did .Doubting very seriously they thought he would play second fiddle to Junior . Anyhow , this will be his breakout year it seems . Looking forward to that .

    • Different_Cat

      According to Scot, Anderson was the one pick where BA deviated from his board. Just sayin’.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      You’re being nice. Tell ‘um how you really feel.

    • Kelly

      OLB was one of the few positions that wasn’t riddled with injury.

    • btg

      Anderson got hurt and didn’t get much pt
      Give it a rest

      • Big Buck64

        Anderson is a bust . Anderson is a bust , Anderson is a bust . Anderson is a bust .

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      I think you make a fantastic point, Buck.

    • Steve Thomas

      Anderson is good against the run, a zero in pass rush.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Maybe he could be a fat ILB 🙂

      • Different_Cat

        Meh, I don’t think he’s even that great against the run, tbh.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Because you like RG3, no doubt!

          • Different_Cat

            You spotted my ruse!

        • Steve Thomas

          We asked Bullock about it on the show last week. Mark’s film study showed that Anderson was pretty good in run def.

          • Big Buck64

            That’s good . I hope so . I never understood the lack of PT when he was healthy . I expected more , that is all.

          • Big Buck64

            and Junior sucks vs the run .It’s all a big conundrum .

    • kon, for now

      But do you believe aliens from space create crop circles?

  • Kelly

    Riddle Answered by Cdub!

    People come at me too fast.
    And leave me too slow.

    What am I?

    Answer: A hospital maternity ward.

    Dudes be driving there (with a pregnant woman) like Mario Andretti
    Then they leave (with a new baby) crawling along at 15 MPH and fuck anybody behind them, fragile cargo.

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      the BEST jokes are the ones you have to explain… 😉

      • Kelly

        IT’S A RIDDLE, WALTER

        • Different_Cat

          Would have been funnier with a white background.

    • kon, for now

      There’s got to be an application for a snorkel and bubble wrap that would make the trip home less nerve racking.

    • C. Dub.

      Can also be said about a pregnant mom.Dudes be hurrying up to put it in her and gotta wait 9 months for someone to come out.

      • Kelly

        I liked BC’s psychiatry ward idea. You race in there like a maniac, and get wheeled out after a lobotomy.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          I kept thinking about Jack Nicholson’s demise.

  • Rick Deez

    Fuller 4.4
    Moreau 4.3
    Nicholson 4.3
    Dunbar 4.4

    • Different_Cat

      DHall 7.7

  • Different_Cat

    In the last 5 drafts there have been a total of six DTs drafted in the first 15 picks: LWilliams, DShelton, SRankins, ADonald, SRichardson, and SLotulelei, so about one per draft. No reason to think this year will be much different.

    So if you’re determined to draft a DT in the first round, and not super high on one particular guy out of Vea, Wilkins, Payne, and Hurst, it would make sense to move back a little and pick from the 2 or 3 who are still on the board.

  • kon, for now

    Riddle:

    What’s hot, brown and smells like Kelly’s riddle?

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Pudding! – Bill

    • Squinns

      People from Shithole countries!

      Trump

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Nailed it

    • Kelly

      Rashida Jones

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Psychiatric Ward.

  • Rick Deez

    I’d bring back Murphy on a one-year, prove it deal.

    • btg

      Agreed

    • Steve Thomas

      I’d let Murphy walk. Never should’ve drafted him.

  • Rick Deez

    The Roullier pick looks like genius….To find a 6th round C that can step in right away and start is impressive…and dude is only 24.

  • noonefromtampa

    Anderson should get a lot more play next year Gallette is not expected back

    • smokey

      Not expected back? I hadn’t hear that.

      • kon, for now

        He wants more snaps

        • btg

          Then EARN them
          It’s not like PSMITH was tearing it up

          • smokey

            An incentive laden contract with a decent base is what I see in his future here. I think they eased him into his role. Perhaps he’ll earn more snaps with two years to recover.

    • btg

      Sources tell you that

  • Big Buck64

    When does it leak out why Ryan Anderson didn’t do shit ? Somehow they’ve managed to keep that quiet . They either drafted him too high or he wasn’t what they thought he was . That’s kind of the same thing though.

    • btg

      Rookie with injuries and not a lot of playing time

      • Big Buck64

        I know he didn’t get any playing time , that’s the point .

        • btg

          I’m not concerned

          • Big Buck64

            Ain’t passing my smell test . Time will tell

          • btg

            Did MMoses after his rookie season
            Murph?

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        If he turns out like PSmiff, I’ma ride you like a rented mule.

    • alex35332

      Rookie at one of the few deep spots where people were healthy most the year, couldn’t get passed Junior on the depth chart.

      • Big Buck64

        Then they took him too high .

    • Different_Cat

      He was drafted too high.

      • frediefritz

        let’s reserve that judgement until at least another year

    • Squinns

      Give him some time. Didn’t get a lot of playing time. Was never fond of the pick in the first place, but deserves another year or two to find his groove.

  • Rick Deez

    The Redskins need to get a few “is” players to mix in with “could be” players.

    • walter_in_fallschurch

      swearinger, brown, norman seem like “is” players. don’t know what the hell happened to swearinger and norman as this season progressed. kerrigan and allen are “is” players.

      sure don’t want to let brown get away.

      • Kelly

        Norman cracked his ribs and messed up a lung

  • Different_Cat

    Said before, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we trade back 5-8 spots in round one. Should still get a very good DT plus a high 3rd rounder or equivalent.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      No

      • Different_Cat

        YES

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          NO!

          • Different_Cat

            Damn. Check mated.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            HA!

    • C. Dub.

      You never know with BA.

    • btg

      Agreed
      Unless certain guys are at 13

    • kon, for now

      We need top three talent. Which we’re barely looking at at 13. Everything has to go right for us to get crazy ass lucky two years in row.

  • Kelly

    Riddle:

    People come at me too fast.
    And leave me too slow.

    What am I?

    • Different_Cat

      Toaster oven?

      • Kelly

        No! But close.

        • btg

          Womb

          • Kelly

            Also close!

    • kon, for now

      Interstate exchange lane

      • Kelly

        No! Not as close.

        • kon, for now

          pfft

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      An asshole. This is clearly a trick question.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Kelly

        LOL most riddles are trick questions!

    • C. Dub.

      Bathroom?

      • Kelly

        LOL no

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      An inflatable doll?

      • Kelly

        Not at the moment

    • alex35332

      The Shining
      boom, nailed it.

    • C. Dub.

      Toll booth?

      • Kelly

        No, but I like that answer.

        • C. Dub.

          Hospital?

          • Kelly

            YES – But what part specifically?

          • C. Dub.

            Emergency room?

          • Kelly

            Nope

          • C. Dub.

            Operating room?

          • Kelly

            Nope again, but I have faith in you.

          • Kelly

            Look at the other guesses and see which ones I said were close 😛

          • C. Dub.

            Radiology room?

          • Kelly

            Haha nooo

          • C. Dub.

            Delivery room?

          • Kelly

            YES – I was thinking maternity ward, but same thing. I’ll explain in a new post 😛

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            God dammit

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Psychiatric Ward

          • C. Dub.

            Incubator?

          • C. Dub.

            The morgue?

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Psychology Ward!

  • Rick Deez

    The Redskins do not have a GAME CHANGING, HAVOC WREAKING player on defense. I think it needs to be on the “edge”.

  • kon, for now

    GIFs that demonstrate Will Compton’s speed, are surprisingly difficult to find.

  • btg

    Preston Smith is a different player when he’s got someone talented next to him

    • alex35332

      the loss of allen impacted him a lot

      • frediefritz

        You can say that again.

  • btg

    Almo ran for a buck fiddy on us
    The gmen ran for two hundred

    Draft DL early and often

  • noonefromtampa

    if we want to fix the defense we need to take one of these guys in round 1
    Payne, Wilkins, Ferrell, Landry

    • btg

      Agreed

    • noonefromtampa

      and then take the opposite in round 2

    • Different_Cat

      Good choices. IMO there are more than that, though. Vea, Hurst, Derwin James, Roquan Smith, Minkah, Chubb….

      • frediefritz

        Minkah and Chubb will most likely be gone by 13. But we should have a good shot at S Derwin James or DT’s Payne and Wilkins

  • btg

    We don’t need another edge rusher
    Interior guys are what we need

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Poppycock!
      We need Interior guys AND a fast edge guy.

    • btg

      Payne or wilkins

  • C. Dub.

    Here is a dead horse to pound.I wonder if fixing the field at FedEx might help with the injury situation? Investment needs to be done there.Can’t hurt. The man has the money.

    • Steve Thomas

      Don’t hold your breath waiting for a turf field.

    • noonefromtampa

      Danny is not going to spend a nickel of his money on a nice new turf field like in Philly or GB

      his dreams are of new stadium that costs him little of his own money but rakes in tons of cash all year long for him

      • C. Dub.

        Injuries are hurting his team and in turn hurting his product. Bad product = no support from the fans.

        • Kelly

          yet here we are

          • C. Dub.

            IKR ! I’m a lifer !

      • Steve Thomas

        all year long for him
        __________

        Depends on the deal. It’s pretty likely that title to the land will end up being held by a quasi-governmental entity, not an entity owned by Snyder. If that happens, his income will depend on the deal he cuts, but it won’t be the same as the Fed Ex deal.

    • kon, for now

      We had non-contact injuries?

  • kon, for now

    The edge guys don’t necessarily need blazing speed. Make the middle impossible to push backwards and your outside rush becomes a lot more effective.

    We saw that come undone when Allen went down.

    This draft is too deep at DL to not go ahead and get greedy at the position in the early and middle rounds. Too good of an opportunity to not get that unit fixed and go from bad to bad ass overnight.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Sound logic. I’m more after a 3rd down type speed guy (not trying to take a top pick), but raw. Besides one of those Safeties, you’re right about cashing in.

    • Different_Cat

      If we re-sign Galette I don’t think we need to spend big for edge guys. Junior was really coming on strong in the second half and it usually takes a full year to recover from major leg injuries. He obviously had two major injuries back-to-back. He should be back to dominating next year, assuming nothing else falls off him.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Where’d you buy the duct tape?

        • Different_Cat

          Achilles’ Ace Hardware

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            That’ll work!

    • Steve Thomas

      Yes, I agree, but I do think this defense would be more effective with a speed rush guy coming off the edge, whether that’s Galette or somebody they draft.

    • Squinns

      ^This.

  • frediefritz

    JP Finley discusses how Skins FA’s worked out in 2017:

    http://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/did-redskins-get-bang-their-free-agent-bucks-2017

    good article

  • noonefromtampa

    We have the basics of a good secondary DJ, Nicholson (provided he can stay healthy), Norman, Dunbar/Moreau/Fuller

    it’s the front 7 that need beefing up

    need another Allen dominant-type DL

    resign Brown, Foster and draft/sign another ILB

    the scheme is OK (10x better than Barry), they need to execute better though

    • No Punt Intended

      …And don’t forget about the young and sensational, Fizz Smisson.

      – Theismann

    • Kelly

      100% with you. Build the D-Line. Being able to stop the run and put pressure on the QB without committing guys to the blitz can improve a lot of the rest of your game.

    • noonefromtampa

      Best 3-4 edge guys in draft are Key (some off field issues), Ferrell, Landry, Bryant, Hubbard

      • noonefromtampa

        ^these guys will all be top 50 picks

    • alex35332

      I think that on paper, we have an okay D, until injury at least. Need more depth across the board there.
      I actually loved the scheme early on, when guys were healthy and the system was basically all situational defense, I dug that.

      • noonefromtampa

        depth is good but when you lose 3/4 ILB no amount of depth works because you are only carrying 4 or 5 guys on the roster and maybe 1 on the PS

        with the cap those last 2 guys are rookie/UDFA deal type guys not vets with tons of experience

  • No Punt Intended

    Just like the liberals to leave The Insider without any sort of exit plan to “win the Piece”. There is now a vacuum that must be filled and the trolls, formerly scoffed at, will seize control of that space and proliferate….proclaiming The Insider as their caliphate!

    • Kelly

      Yeah, stupid liberals! It’s JUST LIKE THEM!! Dumb liberals, sheesh, I mean really. Now The Insider will become a seething den of trolls! Its so exactly like the stupid liberals to do that.

    • alex35332

      I wen’t and looked, right now the vacuum seems to be Tampa, 65 and Squinns telling people that THS is better.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Don’t forget the cop I got patrolling over there.

        • alex35332

          Was wondering who it was

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            😉

          • frediefritz

            OK, Lt. LOL

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      The “liberals” had a big hand in your new digs…..

  • Big Buck64

    Still need a FS . I don’t think they will ever find one that sticks .

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Jaaaaaammmmeeesssss……..Fiiiiitttzzzzzpppaaaaaaatttrrriiiiccckkkkkk.

      • Squinns

        Who? Come again?

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          I need a drink of water first.

      • kon, for now

        Either of those cats at 13 is the only way I don’t go DL in the 1st

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Word

    • No Punt Intended

      RGIII

  • alex35332

    Also, I am always kinda looking for new T-Shirt ideas.

    • HTTRsince65

      A strip club called Barely Legal and their T-shirts say,
      “Straight from daddy’s knee, to your lap!”

      -Roy Moore

    • kon, for now

      puppies and kittens

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Puppies mauling kittens, brilliant!

    • Squinns

      Hamsters attacking a hog.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Hamsters riding a hog.

        • Squinns

          Even better, BC!

        • noonefromtampa

          Hamsters fucking an Insider

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            A pile of hamsters boosting each other up to fuck an Insider, like minions. Lol

    • No Punt Intended

      “West Virginians LOVE Cousins!”

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      If I ever have the time, I’ll draw you some stuff. I need to get the IMac operational again. Free, of course, no strings.

      • alex35332

        I’ve been using all this as an excuse to keep my photoshop skills and indesigned skills fresh.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          You can always clean up a pen drawing on your computer 🙂

    • C. Dub.

      Women in Redskins bikinis wrestling in a Hog Sty!

  • kon, for now

    We saw what happened to a speed defense in last year’s Super Bowl

    It got gased

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      I don’t think anybody’s saying we should go get all small, fast linemen.

      • No Punt Intended

        Did Chris Chester play in the Super Bowl? Nick Williams?

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Fuck Chester. I mean DTs anyway.

          • No Punt Intended

            You should be nicer to the homeless. Be glad you don’t live in a cardboard box.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            I’ve been homeless, not ‘cardboard box or old ice cooler’ homeless, but homeless non the less.

          • HTTRsince65

            I grew up couch surfing…house to house of friends etc…

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            That’s ideal, if you can swing it.

          • HTTRsince65

            not really…really sucked bad

          • C. Dub.

            Try living in a tent for a while.I lived in one, not fun.

          • No Punt Intended

            Down by the river?

          • C. Dub.

            Little Patuxant River in Laurel.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Rick’s hood.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Nope, not at all.

          • Steve Thomas

            Lived in a tent for weeks and months at a time, including in an unnamed war zone, courtesy of the U.S. military. Not fun.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            As compared to a box on a steam vent, c’mon man 🙂

    • Big Buck64

      It didn’t help that their offense cashed it in .

  • Steve Thomas

    As to Jamual’s point above, I’m usually the one who’s a bit leery of drafting edge guys high in the draft, but in this case this year, I think the Redskins would be wise to add an uber- athletic speed demon edge guy, probably a 3-4 OLB, but maybe another very athletic 3-4 DE.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      You can get very athletic guys that are raw mid to late, it’s a relatively low risk try, imo. The fit and finished ones go so early.
      Last year was Derek Rivers and Josh Carraway, for me.

      • Big Buck64

        Zach Brown showed how slow we were as a team , once he arrived . I don’t think folks even realized it until then .

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Mornin’ Buck, I sure as hell did.

          • Big Buck64

            He was glaringly faster and more athletic than everybody around him. He’s running past his own guys to make a play

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Yeah. He and that one other guy were FAs that year (that had great years). I can’t remember the others name but they are very similar.

          • frediefritz

            Mason Foster?

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            No, he was from the chargers or something. I’ll remember.

          • Kelly

            Compton?

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Nope, we didn’t get him. He was the cheaper Zach Brown.

          • HTTRsince65

            me too

    • Kelly

      We have four edge guys already, although they’re not all Kerrigan.

  • Steve Thomas

    If you want to help us more, click on the ads every once in awhile.

    • kon, for now

      Can’t go wrong with Costco’s Kirkland Signature boxer briefs.

      But I did open Explorer to click that Mack Weldon ad.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Lol

  • alex35332

    2 skins in top 10 least targeted CB’s this year:
    4. Fuller 12.8%
    10. Norman 14%

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      I swear Norman busted up his diaphragm or spleen on that broken rib thing. I had that happen, cracked ribs and bruised spleen. It made me not confident to even do pull-ups for awhile. Always thinking about protecting it afterwards. Maybe like how an animal reacts to something hitting their flank. (Horse, deer, ect.)

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        It’s definitely a button, once it’s folded you up.

      • Squinns

        Wasn’t there also a potential lung puncture (or close)? Remember he said he had some trouble breathing for a while after the incident.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Yeah. When it happened to me, I hyperventilated and my blood pressure dropped to 90/60, started shutting down. I sipped air for a couple weeks.

  • Bad Reputation

    So do all our comments help you guys? Pardon my ignorance about such matters. Is it building a popularity of sorts? What does our commenting actually do for The Hog Sty?

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Market share of internet traffic, or hits?

      • alex35332

        Yes in a sense they do that, though when it comes to ads & stuff, that’s a small thing (we are talking a few bucks here & there, according to Google it’s something like 50 cents a day). There’s a bigger picture too, think about this, anyone who comes and reads something here, notices there’s a comment section that people respond too, that looks a lot better than going to a site and seeing an empty comment section. So it helps Que rating type things.

        • Zig-Zag_BC

          Roger that, El Capitan.

        • Bad Reputation

          Cool man.

          • alex35332

            All I’d say is if folks want to help us financially, when we announce our sponsor that’s coming out soon, use them!

          • C. Dub.

            OK sir.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Will do, also, can I get any of the designs on any of the t-shirts?

          • Steve Thomas

            I’m not sure that you can switch stuff around, if that’s what you’re asking. You can order anything that’s showing there.

            As an aside, we do a really bad job of advertising that stuff.

          • alex35332

            you should be able too, if you can’t let me know I will go in there and set it up for ya.

        • Steve Thomas

          Every time you open the site, it helps us a tiny bit in ad revenue.

          • Bad Reputation

            Well shit, if this is where we all come now, you guys are gonna get some good numbers then.

    • Kelly

      Not to speak for THS, but rather as a person with a lot of years of online industry experience: community matters.

      Having a robust community gives legitimacy to any venture. It sends the message that people appreciate and enjoy what’s being put here.

      That feels good for the people who make the content, but it also helps them make more and better content. Being able to show great community numbers in terms of size and retention opens doors that are otherwise closed. Things like joint ventures or sponsorships become possible, but more importantly to us as consumers, it means that higher profile players, coaches or other personalities may find that doing an interview with THS is a great way to improve their profile with a dedicated fan base, or promote whatever it is they’re interested in.

  • Flounder

    Nice post.

  • Bad Reputation

    Is this the newest B-Oink?

    • Steve Thomas

      Yes, this is the latest. This will be it for today unless something strange happens or we get a press release from the team. We’ll put up a weekend playoff game thread for you guys, though.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        We’ll drop another 1,300 on her for ya.

        • Steve Thomas

          Love it.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            Ditto!

    • alex35332

      yes. you can always refresh the page and it shows you the last article and next article above the comment section. If there’s no next article, then you are on the latest.

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    We have some depth at Corner. Safety is a different animal. James or Fitzpatrick as our first round pick would be spectacular.

    • alex35332

      adding depth at S would be nice, we’ve got 2 good starters I think in Nickels and DJ. But Everette’s a ST player not a starting S.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        Nicholson hasn’t proven he can not ring his own bell. I think he has awesome instincts, but he needs to learn he’s not a battering ram. Either of those two would make us better immediately, IMO. Plenty of DTs to go around.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        And yeah, I’ve come to terms with Everett’s ceiling, though he does make some good clutch pass defenses from time to time.

  • Kelly

    I’m going to look it up, but I think it was Don Shula who said that the key to a good defense was to make sure you had fast players at every position, and that the way to do that was teach people the right positions.

    For example:

    If you have a slow cornerback, teach him how to play as a fast safety.
    If your safety is slow, teach him to be a fast linebacker
    Slow linebacker becomes a fast lineman

    It’s not always possible, of course – some people have the wrong body type, others just don’t learn new positions well, but where possible, it makes sense.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Why I always look at players for who they are (or who I think they are), instead of what job title they currently have.

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      An example would be Tremaine Edmunds OLB, VaTech. Think Hightower.

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Junior ain’t gettin’ it. Cheap or not, he’s not gettin’ it. PSmith can’t get it like that. Murphy won’t be much different.

    • HTTRsince65

      Unfortunately, you’re correct!

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        I’ve been told otherwise, but thanks! I feel right.

        • HTTRsince65

          The guys you mention lack suddenness. They of course benefit with J. Allen and Ion in the lineup, but still we need to improve there imo.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            We don’t have a guy that can beat legit Tackles around the bend. Think of how much more return you’d get from RK’s consistency with that on the other side.

          • HTTRsince65

            Yes sir! I also must have missed the modification to the ‘holding’ rule, as every tackle ‘holds’ edge guys on every play. Hard to tell when it will be a call unless the tackle, well, tackles him.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            But fast guys get around that. Stiff Tackles can’t bend enough to get a hand on them. Yeah, holding “sometimes”, smh.

          • Kelly

            So much holding goes uncalled

    • Steve Thomas

      Junior had a better season than alot of people realize.

      • Zig-Zag_BC

        I still don’t think he’s that “speed guy” anymore. Know what I mean?

        • Steve Thomas

          I hear you, and I’m not sure that he has 100% of what he had in NO, but he proved he can still turn the corner in a manner that most edge guys can’t, particularly the Redskins big ‘ole slow guys. The team would be wise to try and re-sign him, IMO.

          • Zig-Zag_BC

            I agree with that 100%, just don’t use him as that guy. I still think he’s got great potential stunting and whatnot. We need to dedicate a roster spot to one speed freak, imo.

          • frediefritz

            I’d like to resign JG, but I don’t want to break the bank for him

  • Zig-Zag_BC

    Other than the omission of Fuller, Mr. Forrest is a man after my own heart. Nice post!

    • Zig-Zag_BC

      Everybody’s first.