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Oops, We Did It Again

Postby DarthMonk » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:35 pm

Jason Reid wrote:Leadership and lack thereof

Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider are the architects of Seattle’s football operation. Although Carroll officially has player-personnel control, he defers to Schneider, one of the league’s savviest talent evaluators, in acquiring talent. Good move.

Schneider, who runs the team’s draft, has performed spectacularly in selecting players. Just consider some of the Seahawks’ picks in the 2010 and ’11 drafts: safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor are stars and the foundation of the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” secondary.

Thomas was the 14th overall pick in 2010. He was considered a can’t-miss prospect. But Sherman and Chancellor were fifth-round picks. Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell was a sixth-round pick.

Often, Schneider and his staff have found low-round draft gems. With a homegrown secondary, the Seahawks used free agency and trades — they acquired the game-changing Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings — to address other roster concerns. In the salary-cap era, that’s the effective way to roll.

Eventually, players who perform can leave in free agency. Schneider, though, also has made sound decisions in rewarding the Seahawks’ cornerstone players such as Sherman. Bottom line, Schneider is really good at his job.

He came up the old-school way, starting out as a low-rung scout and climbing to the top. And for Redskins fans, here’s what should sting: Schneider used to work for the team. In 2001, he was Washington’s vice president of player personnel, helping then-coach Marty Schottenheimer attempt to rebuild the team. They were fired after only one season.


I think we had 22 new players, 13 rookies, and reduced the first $100 M payroll to just over $50 M while going 8-8 with Tony Banks at QB.

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Re: Oops, We Did It Again

Postby Deadskins » Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:16 am

DarthMonk wrote:
Jason Reid wrote:Leadership and lack thereof

Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider are the architects of Seattle’s football operation. Although Carroll officially has player-personnel control, he defers to Schneider, one of the league’s savviest talent evaluators, in acquiring talent. Good move.

Schneider, who runs the team’s draft, has performed spectacularly in selecting players. Just consider some of the Seahawks’ picks in the 2010 and ’11 drafts: safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor are stars and the foundation of the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” secondary.

Thomas was the 14th overall pick in 2010. He was considered a can’t-miss prospect. But Sherman and Chancellor were fifth-round picks. Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell was a sixth-round pick.

Often, Schneider and his staff have found low-round draft gems. With a homegrown secondary, the Seahawks used free agency and trades — they acquired the game-changing Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings — to address other roster concerns. In the salary-cap era, that’s the effective way to roll.

Eventually, players who perform can leave in free agency. Schneider, though, also has made sound decisions in rewarding the Seahawks’ cornerstone players such as Sherman. Bottom line, Schneider is really good at his job.

He came up the old-school way, starting out as a low-rung scout and climbing to the top. And for Redskins fans, here’s what should sting: Schneider used to work for the team. In 2001, he was Washington’s vice president of player personnel, helping then-coach Marty Schottenheimer attempt to rebuild the team. They were fired after only one season.


I think we had 22 new players, 13 rookies, and reduced the first $100 M payroll to just over $50 M while going 8-8 with Tony Banks at QB.

:explode:

But we just had to have Spurrier. Stupidest move the Danny ever made. :evil:
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Re: Oops, We Did It Again

Postby markshark84 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:49 pm

Deadskins wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:
Jason Reid wrote:Leadership and lack thereof

Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider are the architects of Seattle’s football operation. Although Carroll officially has player-personnel control, he defers to Schneider, one of the league’s savviest talent evaluators, in acquiring talent. Good move.

Schneider, who runs the team’s draft, has performed spectacularly in selecting players. Just consider some of the Seahawks’ picks in the 2010 and ’11 drafts: safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor are stars and the foundation of the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” secondary.

Thomas was the 14th overall pick in 2010. He was considered a can’t-miss prospect. But Sherman and Chancellor were fifth-round picks. Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell was a sixth-round pick.

Often, Schneider and his staff have found low-round draft gems. With a homegrown secondary, the Seahawks used free agency and trades — they acquired the game-changing Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings — to address other roster concerns. In the salary-cap era, that’s the effective way to roll.

Eventually, players who perform can leave in free agency. Schneider, though, also has made sound decisions in rewarding the Seahawks’ cornerstone players such as Sherman. Bottom line, Schneider is really good at his job.

He came up the old-school way, starting out as a low-rung scout and climbing to the top. And for Redskins fans, here’s what should sting: Schneider used to work for the team. In 2001, he was Washington’s vice president of player personnel, helping then-coach Marty Schottenheimer attempt to rebuild the team. They were fired after only one season.


I think we had 22 new players, 13 rookies, and reduced the first $100 M payroll to just over $50 M while going 8-8 with Tony Banks at QB.

:explode:

But we just had to have Spurrier. Stupidest move the Danny ever made. :evil:


I think hiring (and keeping) Cerrrato may even trump the Spurrier move......

I'll never forget the Spurrier interview when he stated --- with total sincerity and equal disbelief --- that NFL teams had different gameplans in the preseason vs. the regular season....

In Spurrier's defense, Danny boy was our GM at the time. Danny was the one that championed the drafting and playing of Ramsey his rookie year when he got pummled.
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Re: Oops, We Did It Again

Postby SkinsJock » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:04 pm

Deadskins wrote:
DarthMonk wrote:
Jason Reid wrote:Leadership and lack thereof

Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider are the architects of Seattle’s football operation. Although Carroll officially has player-personnel control, he defers to Schneider, one of the league’s savviest talent evaluators, in acquiring talent. Good move.

Schneider, who runs the team’s draft, has performed spectacularly in selecting players. Just consider some of the Seahawks’ picks in the 2010 and ’11 drafts: safeties Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman, Thomas and Chancellor are stars and the foundation of the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” secondary.

Thomas was the 14th overall pick in 2010. He was considered a can’t-miss prospect. But Sherman and Chancellor were fifth-round picks. Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell was a sixth-round pick.

Often, Schneider and his staff have found low-round draft gems. With a homegrown secondary, the Seahawks used free agency and trades — they acquired the game-changing Harvin from the Minnesota Vikings — to address other roster concerns. In the salary-cap era, that’s the effective way to roll.

Eventually, players who perform can leave in free agency. Schneider, though, also has made sound decisions in rewarding the Seahawks’ cornerstone players such as Sherman. Bottom line, Schneider is really good at his job.

He came up the old-school way, starting out as a low-rung scout and climbing to the top. And for Redskins fans, here’s what should sting: Schneider used to work for the team. In 2001, he was Washington’s vice president of player personnel, helping then-coach Marty Schottenheimer attempt to rebuild the team. They were fired after only one season.


I think we had 22 new players, 13 rookies, and reduced the first $100 M payroll to just over $50 M while going 8-8 with Tony Banks at QB.

:explode:

But we just had to have Spurrier. Stupidest move the Danny ever made. :evil:


at that time maybe ... took him a little while to reload and start shooting himself in the foot again

there are times that I wish he'd look down the barrel and pull the trigger ....
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Re: Oops, We Did It Again

Postby SkinsJock » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:49 am

So, we had Marty and things were not so bad ... :lol:
markshark84 wrote:
Deadskins wrote:But we just had to have Steve Spurrier. Stupidest move the Danny ever made. :evil:
I think hiring (and keeping) Cerrrato may even trump the Spurrier move. In Spurrier's defense, Danny boy was our GM at the time. Danny was the one that championed the drafting and playing of Ramsey his rookie year when he got pummled.

Snyder just continues to think that he can make things better here and he wants the credit for making it happen ...

here we go again - the draft is fast approaching and the spin will be in full effect - the fans will start to buy into the possibility that all we need is some defensive upgrades and everything will be fine again ...

WAKE UP PEOPLE - in the last draft he managed, Snyder finds a way to draft Robert Griffin III - possibly the worst NFL draft trade-up value for a QB in NFL history - now, we have a QB and Snyder, the QB guru, is not sure he's worth keeping :shock:



as the season gets closer, many will buy into the "Snyder is just the owner, he doesn't really affect the product on the field ... "
why is it that this franchise can have good players and good coaching but never play to their potential?

Dan Snyder's lack of leadership and terrible management skills is a reality check for all Redskins fans - all of the more successful franchises have owners that allow people with NFL knowledge to manage their franchises - all of the less successful franchises (including the Redskins) can point to their lack of competent leadership as the biggest reason that they fail to make the playoffs each season
Dan Snyder is the reason for the Redskins' lack of success - Redskins fans deserve better leadership
each season we hope we're playing meaningful games in December, then hoping we'll be better next season - good teams know they're good

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