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OrioleMagic

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  1. I'm in favor of trading down to take the best cornerback in the draft and add more picks. If our new GM is as good a talent scout as he is cracked up to be, those extra picks will net us some good linemen and more depth in our secondary.
  2. My big question is how will they rebuild or build out this team. I'd almost like to see the Skins trade one or more of their valuable players for draft picks, and then back fill that position from free agency. It has to make sense though and that is where I get leery. I hope Dan Snyder does not back up the Brinks truck and over pay veteran big names that are on the decline. I'd rather be patient and build for a couple years from now. I do think that one can rebuild/retool an NFL franchise quicker than an MLB franchise. Indianapolis being an example.
  3. I am a bit surprised to see Snyder's role in all of this glossed over by most posters. How many head coaches do we have to hear the same story from? RGIII, talent and all, is still enjoying a direct line to the owner just like Portis did a few years ago. I don't dispute RGIII's talent, but I was not in favor of giving up a king's ransom for him then or now. I think if RGIII would have stayed out of the press during the offseason, Shanahan may have brought him along a little slower, and in the process given Kirk Cousins enough playing time to see if he had trade value. What irks me the most is thinking that the Giants owner and possibly other owners are sitting back and chuckling at what is happening to the Washington Redskins. Snyder seems to be his own worst enemy.
  4. Does anyone see the trade with the Angels as precursor to a trade for Hardy?
  5. What is the negative side of giving up the #32 pick to KC for Albert and signing him to a long contract with a cap friendly first year? I think the value is smart and a key need, but I don't know if the money situation is right.
  6. Anybody know who will throw the "opening pitch"? Maybe a Raven?
  7. Hall just released. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2013/03/11/redskins-release-deangelo-hall/
  8. Kind thoughts and prayers to his family and all Oriole fans.
  9. I don't really like the tone of this author. He is seeing things through a very black and white perspective. RGIII left his heart on the field. In retrospect, it was not the right decision considering the outcome, but I see it as a cheap shot from a desk jockey. I know it's just football, but I admire RGIII's commitment and pray he can recover by the first game of next season. This author needs to read this, and he needs to remember the Bela Kerolyi and Kerri Strug situation and many others where athletes played injured and overcame great odds to claim victory.
  10. It has been a great year! I hope both the O's and Skins can continue to build themselves into dynasties.
  11. I see the sense in the numbers, but this would bother me almost as much as Deion Sanders in the Redskins secondary. I still hope we go a different direction.
  12. Prayers for strength for your entire family...
  13. Just checked this thread again. I learned a lot. (I think.)
  14. I concede that the park factor has not been considered. I wish I had time to look it up. :laughlol:
  15. You are skewing the conversation here, my friend. I agree Headley was much better in 2012. I am challenging whether he was clearly better pre-2012 and then logically, can we project he will be better in the future merely because of an outstanding 2012 season. We can all list players who were outstanding for a half a season, or even a season or two. I'm just saying it isn't as simple as the equation CA-Oriole posted.
  16. Please read the prior posts. We quoted each other.
  17. I'm not sure how you are coming to this conclusion. Machado has no prior history to compare regardless of whether he is paired with Hardy or Headley. I did not examine defensive metrics, but offense sure gives the edge to Hardy, even if it's close. Certainly not the position you have in that Headley is clearly the better option (paired with Machado). 2011 OPS: Hardy .801; Headley .773 (Headley only 113 games) 2010 OPS: Hardy .714; Headley .702 (Hardy only 101 games) 2009 OPS: Hardy .659; Headley .734 (Hardy only 115 games) 2008 OPS: Hardy .821; Headley .757 (Headley only 91 games) I am not sure, but I think the lack of games for both was due to injury.
  18. I agree with this. Headley is at his peak in value right now. It's not a good time to buy him in a trade. It would be this simple if the second half of 2012 was in a vacuum. It is not. I think a huge question remains as to whether Headley can sustain this level of performance or whether he regresses back towards the player he has been leading up to the second half of the 2012 season.
  19. His loyalty to the O's was clear when the last out was made of the wildcard game. The OP is baseless drama in my opinion.
  20. Bottom-line, Haslett's zone was inexcusable! What the hell happened!!?!!
  21. Maybe a bird with a gray beard for being a plus member for ten years.... Weams' superior photoshop skills can easily make this happen. I am not sure, but I don't think anyone can be eligible until September 2013.
  22. What a statement made by the O's tonight! Go O's!!!!
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