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T Boswell article after the last game

Postby SkinsJock » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:06 pm

IMO - this is an accurate assessment ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/e ... ce2121df22
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Re: T Boswell article after the last game

Postby SkinsJock » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:14 pm

Washington is not a “mediocre” franchise, as its fans like to say, as if that were criticism and showed how clear-eyed they are. Mediocre would be “average,” which would be .500. This franchise is, over any five-year time frame, awful. For example, in the past five years, it is 29-46-1. In the five years before that 33-47. And the five before that: 35-45. The progression, the constant cycling downward, actually gets worse the longer Daniel Snyder owns the team.

When Washington goes 9-7 and makes the playoffs, as it did in 2015, that is glory. When it goes 10-6, as it did in 2012, and gets knocked out in the wild-card round of the playoffs, that is the equivalent of a Super Bowl run.

When it wins 11 games . . . well, it hasn’t won 11 or more in a season in 26 years. Every other franchise in the NFL has had at least one 11-win season, including young franchises that didn’t even exist a quarter-century ago The only one that hasn’t is the team Snyder has owned for 18 years.
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Re: T Boswell article after the last game

Postby SkinsJock » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:39 pm

When your entire vision of your universe is utterly distorted, you make horrid decisions. For example, you worry that if you sign Cousins, one of the dozen best quarterbacks in the NFL and maybe one of the six or eight best, to a long-term, Stafford-like contract that costs $130 million, you will not have enough salary cap room left to “contend for a title.”

This is insanity. You sign Cousins, if you still can, because you haven’t had a quarterback who ranked as highly in passing yardage and quarterback rating over a three-year period . . . ever. You don’t make nonsensical projections about how that impacts your Super Bowl chances.

YOU HAVE NO SUPER BOWL CHANCES. Not until you are a whole lot better. Cousins is essential to “better,” even if that is a five-year period when you are “only” 40-40 or 45-35. You break your back to sign him, do your best to cope with the cap and draft like hell. And hope.

You can’t build a plausible future until you have a sane view of your past and present. Seen in proper context, the previous two years of 9-7 and 8-7-1 with Cousins and Gruden in the two most important jobs were major progress toward escaping Joke Team status. This 5-7 season, with a couple of more wins a possibility, continues that climb to We Really Are Finally Mediocre, especially when you factor in the worst injury blight in my lifetime of watching this team.
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Re: T Boswell article after the last game

Postby welch » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:28 pm

Yes. I fully agree with Boswell.

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Re: T Boswell article after the last game

Postby El Mexican » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:32 am

Yep, the man is right. Yet no one has used the word "reconstruction" in the GM's office for quite some time now.

That's the greatest ploy of all. Until we accept that, there's no way we claw out of mediocrity. A nice QB helps in that rebuilding process.

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