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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/ 5/2011

Statistical analysis: Wrapping up the 2010-11 season

By Brian Burke
Statistical analysis

Analyzing the Redskins each week was more difficult than I imagined. On the field, they were uninteresting in almost every way. All the drama was off the field, with the coach, the quarterback, and a certain defensive lineman taking turns playing lead in the soap opera that was the 2010-11 Redskins season. Still, there were some statistical nuggets to find, and if anything, the numbers underscored what was plainly obvious about a team that got worse as the season went on.

*At the start of the season, I thought the addition of Donovan McNabb would bring a three-win improvement from last year's record, and was off by a game as the team improved by only two.

*The Redskins have been known as the champions of the offseason for several years now. Their misfortune with free agents and high-profile trades can be attributed to what's known as the Winner's Curse.

*Success Rate gave us a very early indication of the Redskins' defensive struggles that would only get worse as the season went on.

*When Clinton Portis was injured, I predicted the Redskins' offense would likely not miss the overrated running back. His replacement, Ryan Torain, performed admirably, averaging 4.5 YPC with 6 TDs in 10 games.

*Safety LaRon Landry led the league in tackles by midseason, and we saw how that highlighted problems elsewhere in the team's defense. The defensive line was particularly silent in 2010.

*Against the Bears, DeAngelo Hall had the game of his life, accounting for 0.99 Win Probability Added (WPA)--figuratively and literally winning nearly an entire game single-handedly.

*When Rex Grossman replaced McNabb for the final 2 minutes of the Detroit game, it was an enormous mistake, no matter what reason was given. McNabb was an excellent quarterback in the clutch in Philadelphia, and Grossman was a disaster in Chicago.

*By mid-season, Chris Cooley emerged as the MVP of the offense, but it was also abundantly clear how bad the offensive line had become.

*Landry and Hall made big plays in 2010, but that highlighted problems with the rest of the defense. London Fletcher had another excellent season under the radar.

*By the end of November, McNabb was throwing for 4.9 Adjusted Yards Per Attempt, just below his career average of 5.2. Three weeks later, he likely took his last snap for the Redskins.

*Returner Brandon Banks was one of the bright spots this season. By the beginning of December, Banks had generated 16 points worth of net score advantage.

*By the time the Redskins were eliminated from playoff contention, they had slid from the fifth-most efficient team (combined offense and defense, adjusted for opponent strength) to the 21st most efficient. The fall highlights two major problems for the team: First, it lacks depth at nearly every position. And second, as the other teams of the league improved, the Redskins were at a standstill. Their weaknesses went unaddressed and were exploited, and they failed to exploit the weaknesses of their opponents. At the end of the post, I added, "it will be interesting to see whether the coaching staff can keep the team's level of performance from sliding further." The answer was no; they couldn't. The Redskins fell to four more spots to finish the season 25th.

*There's absolutely no question where the team's needs are. They begin with the offensive line, which was among the worst in the league. The Redskins were near the bottom in sacks allowed, sack yards allowed, QB hits, tackles for losses, as well as more advanced stats.

*And lastly, watching McNabb's numbers nosedive after he joined the Redskins should be evidence enough that he was not the problem with the offense.

The problem is not the punter's leg or the quarterback's grasp of the two-minute offense. The team needs an all-but-completely-rebuilt offensive line, not finger pointing and musical chairs at quarterback. The Redskins have plenty of individual playmakers on defense, but somehow cannot manage to play as a team. For those who want to take solace in the team's improvement by two wins over last year, don't. This team was headed in the wrong direction all season, and the off-field drama shows no sign of abating.


Brian Burke is the creator of Advanced NFL Stats, a Web site about football, statistics and game theory.

By Brian Burke  | January 5, 2011; 10:32 AM ET
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Not trying to be first, just 6-10.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 5, 2011 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Statistical analysis: Wrapping up the 2010-11 season

The season analysis is too long.

It should read:

They came, they saw, they underwhelmed.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 5, 2011 10:44 AM | Report abuse


Statistical analysis: Wrapping up the 2010-11 season
By Brian Burke
Statistical analysis

Analyzing the Redskins each week was more difficult than I imagined. On the field, they were uninteresting in almost every way. All the drama was off the field, with the coach, the quarterback, and a certain defensive lineman taking turns playing lead in the soap opera that was the 2010-11 Redskins season.


What a baffoon. The Redskins were in close games almost every week, including four overtime games. And what interested the stat geek was the off-field drama? As a football commentator, this guy would make a great fighter pilot.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I hope the NERD drops in from time to time over the offseason.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 5, 2011 10:52 AM | Report abuse

the off-field drama shows no sign of abating.

By Brian Burke | January 5, 2011; 10:32 AM ET


And what statistical indicator do you have that supports this insight?

Seriously. You claim to be an expert on statistics but you make your boldest statements without reference to any statistical analysis.

Where you actually do adduce statistics to support your statements, they're banal observations like "lack of depth," "got worse as the season progressed," and "needs begin on the offensive line." You're a parrot, repeating what people have been posting up here for months.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Ugh...I wanna punch this guy in the throat every time I see him. And that's sayin' something because I really respect the military...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 5, 2011 11:00 AM | Report abuse

The only thing we know for sure that will happen this offseason is the Draft, thats goes down no matter what.

They can't however have a FA period until they sign a new agreement. So FA's could actually happen after the draft if they don't get there buts in gear.

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 5, 2011 11:02 AM | Report abuse

You're a parrot, repeating what people have been posting up here for months.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 11:00 AM |

Bwaaak...NERD wants a cracker...bwaaak...NERD wants a cracker.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 5, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Their beat reporter is a stooge who regularly gets shown up by John Keim, PFT, ESPN.com, Foxsports.com, USAtoday.com, Trash Talk and Truth, T.C. Williams' high school newsletter, and no less than 7 Muppets characters.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 10:42 AM

There...fixed it for ya...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 5, 2011 11:04 AM | Report abuse

According to the Sock Puppet Code, you may indeed watch the videos if you so choose.

I'm still waiting for you to turn MC51 into MColeman511 and draft him into the SPG...what's the hold up?

Posted by: PlayAction | January 5, 2011 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Good idea, and while I'm at it, I'll make Flounder21 into Flounder211. I can't wait to get into my next Sock Puppet Adventure!!!

Posted by: monk811 | January 5, 2011 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Statistical analysis: Wrapping up the 2010-11 season
By Brian Burke
Statistical analysis

Analyzing the Redskins each week was more difficult than I imagined. On the field, they were uninteresting in almost every way. All the drama was off the field, with the coach, the quarterback, and a certain defensive lineman taking turns playing lead in the soap opera that was the 2010-11 Redskins season.


What a baffoon. The Redskins were in close games almost every week, including four overtime games. And what interested the stat geek was the off-field drama? As a football commentator, this guy would make a great fighter pilot.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 10:51 AM
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I think this was Burke's swan song so he wanted to go out clubbing the Redskins. I agree that the offensive line stunk it up; however, you can't explain with statistics the evaluation process that the Redskins underwent at other positions. If this is Burke's last post, then good riddance.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 5, 2011 11:06 AM | Report abuse

There...fixed it for ya...

Posted by: brownwood26 | January 5, 2011 11:04 AM

Look, I was trying to be polite. I don't want my screen name banned so I have to go back to League-Source. That is so 2008.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 11:07 AM | Report abuse

"For those who want to take solace in the team's improvement by two wins over last year, don't. This team was headed in the wrong direction all season, and the off-field drama shows no sign of abating."

Agreed. However, since Shanahan isn't going anywhere, I hope becomes successful in two things he has never done before - select/add talent and rebuild from the ground up.

Posted by: bangkokben | January 5, 2011 11:12 AM | Report abuse

You're a parrot, repeating what people have been posting up here for months.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 11:00 AM |

Bwaaak...NERD wants a cracker...bwaaak...NERD wants a cracker.

Posted by: PlayAction | January 5, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Here's a fun fact:

What do NERDS and parrots have in common? They both like french fries!!!

Posted by: monk811 | January 5, 2011 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Pryor especially intrigues as he's showing a ability to read defenses, be patient, and know when and when not to become a running quarterback.

So let's draft WTF and put him on the field.

That way, when he throws an interception and we shout, "What the F were you thinkin'?" he'll know who we were talking about.


Posted by: MistaMoe | January 5, 2011 10:27 AM |

He's such an ass though. Everytime he opens his mouth the state of Ohio collectively winces.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 5, 2011 11:15 AM | Report abuse

"For those who want to take solace in the team's improvement by two wins over last year, don't. This team was headed in the wrong direction all season, and the off-field drama shows no sign of abating."

Agreed.

Posted by: bangkokben | January 5, 2011 11:12 AM

If you agree with this can you explain why "the off-field drama shows no sign of abating"? They essentially shut up both McNabb and Haynesworth since both will be gone next season. So what do you see as the remaining signs of "off field drama"?

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 11:16 AM | Report abuse

I can't wait to get into my next Sock Puppet Adventure!!!

Posted by: monk811 | January 5, 2011 11:06 AM

I know...me too...did you have beep-beep sign your permission slip yet?

Posted by: PlayAction | January 5, 2011 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Is it me or does this dude seem to be throwing more and more of his own personal opinions in his "statistical analysis"?

Posted by: ga8085 | January 5, 2011 11:27 AM | Report abuse

"For those who want to take solace in the team's improvement by two wins over last year, don't. This team was headed in the wrong direction all season, and the off-field drama shows no sign of abating."

Agreed. However, since Shanahan isn't going anywhere, I hope becomes successful in two things he has never done before - select/add talent and rebuild from the ground up.

Posted by: bangkokben | January 5, 2011 11:12 AM
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Banger,
I wouldn't qualify his statement with an amen if I were you. The team is improving in a number of areas such as wide receiver where Anthony Armstrong has emerged as a deep threat. I think you can improve this offense immensely just by upgrading the talent on the offensive line. If you threw in a big receiver, you might have a pretty good offense moving forward and I think these fixes are in reach next season with some commitment in free agency and the draft.

The defense is a little trickier. Up front, the defense can be dramatically improved with the addition of a good nose tackle. That is easier said than done. They have some guys at end like Carriker and Jarmin, but there are a bunch fo old guys on the roster serving as backups and that needs to change.

In the linebacker corps, I think they need a few more guys. Maybe Alexander moves inside, Jackson takes over his outside spot, and Fletcher holds down the other inside spot. Fletcher isn't the long term solution, and he is highly paid.

In the secondary, D. Hall may be a pro-bowler but he doesn't fit the requirement of a physical, solo tackling cornerback needed in the Pittsburgh-style 3-4 defense Haslet wants to run. Rogers fits the defense, but may be gone if he can't get a "pay me now" contract to ease his financial burdens. I worry a little about how injury prone he has become and wonder if maybe the team should let him walk. Landry, Doughty and Horton are all decent strong safeties. Moore proved he is not a reliable tackler at free. Maybe Barnes is the answer at free safety, and Moore stays for depth, but we haven't seen enough. The team would do itself a favor by grabbing a legitimate coverage free safety in free agency or in the draft.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | January 5, 2011 11:32 AM | Report abuse

scampbell1975

He's such an ass though. Everytime he opens his mouth the state of Ohio collectively winces.

Every state has a major idiot.

Some states have more than others.

New York makes them and California tans them.

New England gives them breeding while the Bayou makes them think they are Cajun cool.

Texas puts stars on their helmets and in Arkansas, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee, they interbreed and smoke meth.

And when they stop being the object of the nation's scorn and enmity, they come to Florida with bags of book deal money and retire to oranges and Maalox..

They are why the Sunshine State hangs from the scrotum of the map of America like a limp penis looking for one last reason to be a real prick.

At least that's why I came here.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 5, 2011 11:33 AM | Report abuse

He's such an ass though. Everytime he opens his mouth the state of Ohio collectively winces.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | January 5, 2011 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Scamp, good to know you speak for the entire state! I'm not defending he kid on a character level - he clearly has some issues that need to be addressed - but I have quite a few friends from OH that know alot about Buckeye football and think he's a decent kid. I think him getting suspended and Newtown walking scot free is a total joke. In any event, I'd like to get Pryor - even if he doesn't make it as a QB, he will be a stud WR. If he declares (I think it's 50-50 right now), I'd invest a 3rd round pick in him...assuming the secondary compensation for Mcnabb becomes a 4th

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | January 5, 2011 11:34 AM | Report abuse

I watched the Casserly video. Easy to see why he's a TV guy and not a GM. He said it would take several years to fix all the Redskins problems. Several years? Who's got the time to wait that long? Give me a GM who knows how to fix the problems this year. And he doesn't even look good on TV like, say, Lindsay Czarniak.

Posted by: beep-beep

The Redskins had a GM and an owner who believed it could be turned around in one year. And every year they tried--and failed. It didn't work. THIS team couldn't be turned around in one year with Belichick coaching and NE's draft picks, instead of the poor selection the 'skins have.


And speaking of turning around. It would have been quicker just tweaking the D and rebuilding the O, instead of requiring a huge personnel revamp of the D by switching from the 4-3 to the 3-4.

Posted by: TheCork | January 5, 2011 11:34 AM | Report abuse

THIS team couldn't be turned around in one year with Belichick coaching and NE's draft picks, instead of the poor selection the 'skins have.

Posted by: TheCork | January 5, 2011 11:34 AM

Okay, Mr. Pessimism, now we see why you're not a GM in the NFL. Next man up.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Flounder21

They can't however have a FA period until they sign a new agreement. So FA's could actually happen after the draft if they don't get there butts in gear.

Maybe FA should come after the draft.



Posted by: MistaMoe | January 5, 2011 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Agreed. However, since Shanahan isn't going anywhere, I hope becomes successful in two things he has never done before - select/add talent and rebuild from the ground up.

Posted by: bangkokben | January 5, 2011 11:12 AM

Not sure where your getting your information from but if you would like me to list the numerous Pro bowl players Shanny drafted, Traded or brought in through FA to Denver I will.

He might not be the best personell guy but he is damn sure better then anyone we have had in the last 18 years.

You are correct on building from the ground up lets hope he can succeed at that.

Posted by: Flounder21 | January 5, 2011 11:40 AM | Report abuse

I watched the Casserly video. Easy to see why he's a TV guy and not a GM. He said it would take several years to fix all the Redskins problems. Several years? Who's got the time to wait that long? Give me a GM who knows how to fix the problems this year. And he doesn't even look good on TV like, say, Lindsay Czarniak.

Posted by: beep-beep

The Redskins had a GM and an owner who believed it could be turned around in one year. And every year they tried--and failed. It didn't work. THIS team couldn't be turned around in one year with Belichick coaching and NE's draft picks, instead of the poor selection the 'skins have.


And speaking of turning around. It would have been quicker just tweaking the D and rebuilding the O, instead of requiring a huge personnel revamp of the D by switching from the 4-3 to the 3-4.

Posted by: TheCork | January 5, 2011 11:42 AM | Report abuse

um, using your statistics the bottom 3 OL's are
32 - WAS 6-10
31 - CHI 11-5
30 - BAL 12-4

And the top 3 are
1 - NE 14-2
2 - SEA 7-9
3 - NYG 10-6

So, the bottom 3 has 2 playoff teams, and the top 3 has 1 playoff team. Have you run a regression analysis on this ranking against winning percentage? It doesn't seem very predictive to me.

Here's a position-by-position breakdown:

LT Williams: Has the physical tools and can be a solid starter.
LG Lichtensteiger: Again a solid guy and will probably start next year.
C Rabach: Overpowered against odd-man fronts and can't make the reach block against even man fronts. Released or renegotiated as a backup
RG Williams: Solid guy
LT Brown: Will be a good RT if he fully recovers. Won't know until next training camp.

They could consider moving Lichtensteiger to center and having Heyer play guard. Heyer can't handle outside speed rushers at tackle, but he had 1 game at guard against TEN and played well there.

It takes at least a full season for a line to gel. I believe the talent is there, they need more time playing together and film study. So much of what was wrong with the line this year was communication: Rabach was the only guy I saw getting physically beat too often. The rest of the pass protection problems were handling blitzes and stunts.

Some of that goes on the QB. Rex should have recognized at least one blitz last week that resulted in a sack-fumble. No way is Cooley going to handle Umenyora.

Some of that is on the coordinator: Martz realized his line couldn't protect long enough so went to 5 step drops and started winning games. Shanahan stuck with 7 steps, and didn't move the pocket. It may be that he didnt' believe that the QB could handle a 5 step.

Anyway, once again it seems that stats are cherry-picked to prove a forgone conclusion, and obvious inconsistencies are ignored.

Posted by: dpc2003 | January 5, 2011 11:45 AM | Report abuse

THIS team couldn't be turned around in one year with Belichick coaching and NE's draft picks, instead of the poor selection the 'skins have.

Posted by: TheCork | January 5, 2011 11:42 AM |

Look, I admire your persistence but posting the same thing at 11:34 and 11:42 is not going to get you the job. Thanks for coming in for the interview, but we're really looking for a more confident GM than you. Sorry. Next man up.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I think him (Pryor) getting suspended and Newtown walking scot free is a total joke.


I'm trying to figure out how a kid gets suspended from 5 football games for selling his own personal items.

Yes, the goods were earned at bowl games (rings, jersies, etc.), but how can any entity tell someone he can't sell what's his in the name of 'amatuerism' and 'academia'?

A music major at OH could sell his music over the internet and keep his scholarship, but not and athlete?

That's really triflin'.

Think of a D-1 kid playing an EA Sports NCAA Football game with his likeness making money for someone else but him--that's gotta rub a guy the wrong way.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 5, 2011 11:50 AM | Report abuse

>"When Clinton Portis was injured, I predicted the Redskins' offense would likely not miss the overrated running back."

Oh my F god! how long have I been preaching this same sermon? For year the most overrated.. and overpaid.. back in the NFC!

Posted by: iubiquity | January 5, 2011 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Hello all immmm baaaaccckkkkkk

So after last nights performance anyone still thinking we should take mallet with our top pick??


If he's even there at 10 idk if id take him

He's got a strong arm, mahbe tries to do too much with it

Reminds me of a jay cutler, runs around n thinks he can sling it in anywhere

He's got the arm but IDK bout the smarts the shannys are looking for

I say trade back from teen to 17, grab a third rndr then draft like so

1 pouncey/wisnewski
2wisnewski/hudson
3 sederick ellis/ andy dalton

I think mcnabb will be on board for one last year here, regaurdless of him pay

Were at 40 mil in cap space as of right now, I wonder what it'll be like after he trade hayney n cut AC99 & CP26

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 5, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

So after last nights performance anyone still thinking we should take mallet with our top pick??

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 5, 2011 11:53 AM

I do. You honestly base your opinions on one game? And if you do, you've got to like what he did last night.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I can't wait to get into my next Sock Puppet Adventure!!!

Posted by: monk811 | January 5, 2011 11:06 AM

I know...me too...did you have beep-beep sign your permission slip yet?

Posted by: PlayAction | January 5, 2011 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Screw that, I'm sneaking out.....

Posted by: monk811 | January 5, 2011 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Well I would not broadcast your agreement with Stat-boy.

Portis was on the field for 5 games, and the Redskins won 3 of them.

He was off the field for 9 games, and the Redskins won 3 of them.

After starting with a new offense, he averaged 6.3, 5.0 and 6.4 yards per carry for his last 3 games. I also think that Portis getting hurt in the Rams game probably cost them the win. He was tearing it up.

So, you can have an opinion about Portis: he sucks. How about some facts to back it up?

As far as Stat-boy goes, he presents NO STATS to back up his claim that the offense would not miss the over-rated running back.

Instead, the stats seem to clearly indicate the offense missed Portis a LOT.

Posted by: dpc2003 | January 5, 2011 12:02 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep

And if you do, you've got to like what he did last night.

The kid Mallett has an electric arm. He's a good deep ball thrower.

An obvious weakness, though, is that like most q-backs, he flakes out and makes poor decision while under pressure.

Pryor, actually, is the one that impressed last night as his response to pressure meant a nice long run from the pocket.

Too, Pryor seemed to want to read the field, then run as opposed to just running like Tyrod Taylor did the night before.

Mallett is more like a Rivers/Schaub/Romo guy who needs the prefect pocket.

And increasingly in the NFL, the athlete who reads the field before running is what's desired as you can't stop the blitzing defenders all the time...

....no matter how good your o-line is.

Posted by: MistaMoe | January 5, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

As far as Stat-boy goes, he presents NO STATS to back up his claim that the offense would not miss the over-rated running back.

Instead, the stats seem to clearly indicate the offense missed Portis a LOT.


Posted by: dpc2003 | January 5, 2011 12:02 PM | Report abuse

It's common knowledge that you don't need stats to argue a point here on Redskins Insider. In fact, on here it's mostly schtik, sock puppets, and racists. A grand group of misfits we are!

Posted by: monk811 | January 5, 2011 12:08 PM | Report abuse

beep

He looked solid last night for sure

Stepped up into the pocket, made strong throws, throw balls into tight coverages.

The thing that concerns me is he won't be a day one starter

If so I think wed see a lot of INTs being thrown because in the NFL the defenders are that much quicker and the holes are that much smaller.

I like him but only in the 3rd. He's not a Day 1 starter who can impact the team immediately. If we grab him at 10 he's gonna ride the pine for a year, at that point we coulda waited till next yr n try to grab luck or barkeley

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 5, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Look, I admire your persistence but posting the same thing at 11:34 and 11:42 is not going to get you the job.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 11:47 AM

Let him toot his own horn; this is the first thing he has said in months that makes sense--even if you disagree.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | January 5, 2011 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Moe

I agree with Pyror

He looked like a playmaker with his feet, after his passes weren't there.

If you think mallett could be rivers than I may need to investigate further. But throwing Romo in there?? Man I been hoping that dude gets injured everytime he dances around back there. I think I'm just hating cuz its Romo n the cowgirls.

I still think Pouncey blocking for Grossman is better than Rabach Blocking for Mallet tho.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 5, 2011 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Moe

I agree with Pyror

He looked like a playmaker with his feet, after his passes weren't there.

If you think mallett could be rivers than I may need to investigate further. But throwing Romo in there?? Man I been hoping that dude gets injured everytime he dances around back there. I think I'm just hating cuz its Romo n the cowgirls.

I still think Pouncey blocking for Grossman is better than Rabach Blocking for Mallet tho.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 5, 2011 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I can't see us gambling like that on a subpar QB prospect. I just can't fathom taking one of these less than stellar QB prospects over a prospect like Marcell Dareus, A.J. Green, or Patrick Peterson. I mean there's at least 10 guys that have no questions and are legit top 10 prospects. If we really need a QB Pat Devlin and Christian Ponder should still be around in round 2 and they are much worse than Mallet or Pryor.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 5, 2011 12:16 PM | Report abuse

If we grab him at 10 he's gonna ride the pine for a year, at that point we coulda waited till next yr n try to grab luck or barkeley

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 5, 2011 12:09 PM

He can be a day one starter. He'd have the same growing pains as any other rookie QB. Are you looking for a guy who will take us to the playoffs NEXT YEAT?

But more important the Redskins will never draft as high as 10 again while Shanahan is here. If they can get a franchise QB like this with only one pick, then they do it.

But, they can't. He's not going to be there at 10. And you can forget Luck or Barkeley. Redskins won't be able to get them without a massive trade of #1 picks that they can't afford.

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 12:18 PM | Report abuse

oops, meant aren't much worse...

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | January 5, 2011 12:19 PM | Report abuse

beep-beep

Posted by: beep-beep | January 5, 2011 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Beep

I agree that mallet prob won't be there. I think hell be in cincy, marv lewis needs a qb to extend his job life. I think we should trade down from 10 and grab o lineman pick one and pick two.

If we can sustain drives, run the ball effectively, everything else with look better. Give our defense a rest instead of putting them on the field all game.

Id love to see our Time of Possession VS Opponents for the season.

I'm in the camp of if we can't get luck then I say grab Andy Dalton, he could be a sleeper pro prospect. Proven winner and has drive to be good. We have too many guys with talent n no heart.

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | January 5, 2011 12:25 PM | Report abuse

I've got a couple of gripes this morning:

--Michael Jackson is back in the news.

--Lebron has proclaimed his team the "Heatles". Does this guy know how F-ing idiotic he sounds? What a tool.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | January 5, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

--Lebron has proclaimed his team the "Heatles". Does this guy know how F-ing idiotic he sounds? What a tool.

Posted by: smokeybear2 | January 5, 2011 12:30 PM | Report abuse

So who is going to be their Yoko?

Which one is the Walrus?.....and the Eggman?

Posted by: filmchis | January 5, 2011 1:29 PM | Report abuse

I love how all you fat, old, balding sissy pansy girls are calling Brian a nerd.

Posted by: nuzuw | January 5, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

"I love how all you fat, old, balding sissy pansy girls are calling Brian a nerd."

Posted by: nuzuw | January 5, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

LMAO!! Me too, nuzuw, me too!

Posted by: lacy41 | January 5, 2011 6:18 PM | Report abuse

I think that the 6-10 record is deceptive because the Redskins were successful in close games, winning 3 of 4 overtime games. Take them away and we were 3-9 for the rest of the season and 0-4 in games decided by more than a touchdown. If you look at a very basic stat, points scored versus points allowed, we were a very bad team (bottom quarter of league). I actually think the coaches got a lot out of most of team. However, I don't see us contending for a division title in the next two years.

Posted by: Sigma60 | January 5, 2011 6:33 PM | Report abuse

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