In the short term their fortunes will ride with Jay Gruden and Cousins and I think both will hinder them. It'll be interesting to see if/when Gruden gets replaced whether McCloughan will have a major say in the new hire. But I think their drafting has been much better now.
2013 DCC Fantasy Football Champeen
Didn't wade thru it all but here's the highlights:
The redskins just ruined Christmas. And the ****ing Wizards lost tonight at the buzzer. **** DC sports. **** em.*
WHAT THE ****?!?!?!?!?
But truth is most rookies just aren't ready for big time contributions. We really lucked out with our last draft class. Not just Dak and Zeke but Brown and Collins are basically starters too. That sort of stuff isn't normal.
I saw a tweet from Jaylon yesterday on ESPN...man it sure looks like that guy will never play a meaningful down for the Cowboys.
Kirk Cousins: New deal will help me emerge as a leader
Posted by Darin Gantt on February 3, 2017, 8:55 AM EST
Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins was always a laid-back guy, but the ďYou Like That?Ē side sometimes emerges.
And if he gets a long-term deal from his team, he thinks it will come out more often.
Via the Washington Post, Cousins said in an interview on ESPN 980 that a contract would allow him to be himself.
ďThereís a side of me that people donít understand,Ē Cousins said. ďI remember in the Vikings game, when I reacted to what I thought was a pass interference and was all emotional about it, I got a lot of questions after, ĎWhy so much emotion?í I thought to myself, well, thatís who I am. Thatís how I would normally react. I think what Iíve shown for years now really isnít me, partly because thereís so much on my mind and so much Iím trying to do that I try not to get distracted by anything. But when Iím rolling and Iím feeling good, thatís the Kirk that comes out. . . .
ďThat is the benefit to the long-term deal. Itís, okay, Iím the guy, Iíve got, you know, full freedom to lead, full freedom to just be the guy, to make this mine, and to get that permission, if you will. Thatís where I think the leash comes off and youíre able to fully go, and Iím excited for that day to come, whether it comes this year or down the road. I canít wait.Ē
Playing under the franchise tag again remains a possibility, though itís not an appealing option for either side. But if he helps ďYou Like That?Ē Kirk come out more often, it may be worth it.
Now, if you don't give me a longterm contract, then no leader for YOU!
2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion
There's been alot of rumblings here in the DC area that there is a power struggle between gump Bruce Allen and McLoughlan, the overrated yet still much better personnel guy than they're used to having in Washington. It sounds like Allen is winning with McLoughlan being muzzled and not allowed to speak to the media recently and presumably in the coming months.
Also sounds like if the Skins struggle this year and have another poor draft McLoughlan would be out, along with Gruden and possibly Kirk if franchised.
Can't see the Skins winning more than 7 or 8 games next year after losing McVay, firing their DC and only promoting their LB's coach, and then of course both Jackson and Garcon are free agents. Their team was built basically on their deep group of receiving targets and now they won't even have that anymore.