Discussion in 'Washington Capitals' started by hockeykicker, Mar 13, 2021.
Well that explains it! Puck the Flyers! Haha.
Was thinking that this move means the Panthers like Darnold better than Fields/Jones/Lance or they know/have a good hunch that the QBs could all be gone by the time they pick at 8. Very curious indeed.
First off, I get it.
Second off, there is a lot to unpack here.
Third off, I think we are mostly in the same place, however maybe from some different prism angles.
Personally, I’ve let the whole DanSkins thing go. I cannot fix any of it, so I either let it go, or I find a new team. I don’t mean that dismissively towards you, that’s where I sit on this (45 yr DC football team fan).
RR has done some things that anger me. I don’t like his insecure need to add everyone that he was with in Carolina. It’s never a recipe for success unless you’ve won it all before and are “bringing the band back together” type thing.
However our “lows” as a team are over for now. I don’t see the same despair being applicable to this group. Sure, it could happen. But the odds are finally against it. Seemingly.
There wasn’t a strong path to QB solutions this year. Not unless they gave up “massive” draft capital to do so. Look at that SF did, to simply move to 3....which is not exactly a spot I’d covet as a fan. Top 2 guys are gone, so you mortgaged your future (in a big way) for another question mark.
DC would need to give 19, 2 future firsts, PLUS something to get to 3 or 4 or 5. 12 is arguably a future 1st better than 19. So they should have done however many firsts (3?) to go from 19 to 3/4/5 for the 3rd/4th/5th best QB option in this draft?
I’m just not sure what you expected here
I doubt it’ll happen but a QB could slip to the point where we don’t have to entirely mortgage the future to move up. Three QBs will be off the board in the first three picks but I see Atlanta and Detroit as wild cards. Do they go for QBs or build around their veteran guys? Will they trade out to a QB-needy team? Carolina just got Darnold, and then you wonder about Denver too. It’s entirely possible that four or five QBs go in the top seven picks but it’s possible that a QB slips out of the top 10, at which point you’re probably “only” looking at an extra first or maybe even a second to move up. The tough part is that the NFCE teams draft 10, 11, and 12 so a QB would probably have to fall to 13 in order for us to trade up for him since none of our division competitors are going to be excited about potentially letting us draft our QB of the future.
@BobbyClarkeFan16 I get your frustration but what would you like them to do? SF just gave Miami an RGIII-type haul and they were sitting at #12, so it would certainly require extra picks or players to do something similar for us. I was a big advocate for trading the moon for Watson but that’s not going to happen at this point. I wanted Dak but we never got a chance to negotiate with him. Fitz is the best short term fix they could have gone after, and now they need to figure out the future. I also have been critical of some of Ron’s decisions but I don’t really see what you’re so upset with when it comes to the QB position.
Well that reads like “Teddy we couldn’t find any takers, can you guys try?”......seems like a pending release to me....
They’re making this a bit dramatic lol. Just throw the stripes back on the helmet and be the Washington Football Club and be done with it. But I’m somewhat warming up to the Washington Wolves, could be pretty cool
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