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Barry Sears

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  1. Hedlund looked good the day I saw him kick at Camp this summer. Hope he's one of the guys they are bringing in today.
  2. Met Barton at Training Camp and he signed my football...nice young man and I wish him well.
  3. Mixed emotions on this, but they at least need to see who's available. I know some of the misses haven't all been AV's fault, but he has missed kicks that an NFL level kicker should miss. He may be the GOAT, but he's not the greatest of right now. We have 3 big divisional games coming up and can't afford to lose any of them due to missed extra points and makeable FG's
  4. Thanks all and I'm good with the name change for the thread. I don't get on here on the weekends, since I'm basically on my phone and not a computer. My weekends are generally busy anyway. Already some Hot Stove activity...some interesting options being exercised and declined. Strasburg could be in a different uniform next season...interesting!
  5. Let me offer my congrats to the Nationals here, too. I'm also happy for Zimmerman and the other veterans on that roster. They have a balanced ball club and can beat you in several ways. I predicted Houston in 7, so I was half right
  6. I'm not a Cubs fan, but former catchers "generally" make good managers since they are the on field managers, of sorts. I see Gerardi is being hired by Philly.
  7. the last quote at the end of the video..."we're just getting started." That's inspiring...not resting on a big win, but looking onward and upward...climb that mountain!
  8. I think we've pretty much covered that big win over Houston on Sunday, so let's look at our next opponent. Denver actually scares me a bit...not saying it's a trap game, but after two big wins against two very good teams, it's possible for a let down against a weak Broncos team. Their offense isn't very good, but they do have some weapons in the backfield. I think if we get pressure on Flacco, then he's going to be ineffective. If they decide to run the ball, then we need to be ready to stuff the running game. Defensively, they aren't terrible...they have some very good DBs, so we may be running the running the ball more this week. Reich has done a very good job designing an offensive game plan to exploit the opponent's weaknesses, so I expect the same this Sunday. Thoughts?
  9. As to the references to "elite QB's" earlier in this thread...all I'll say is we just beat two teams with elite QB's with our "good" QB. I think JB is playing great football. Doesn't make mistakes, doesn't force passes in the red zone that are potential interceptions...he's been cool under pressure in the pocket and is making great decisions. He's a true leader on the field and on the sideline.
  10. I'm fine with the all whites and should have clarified that. It's the all one dark color unis that are an eyesore for me.
  11. Ugh...I am in the VAST minority who dislike the all one color uniforms at all levels. Doesn't look good for any team in college or the pros IMO.
  12. Glad to see him stay. We'll see how he and Myles work together and I'm sure it will take time to figure it all out. Sabonis can't be traded until next summer with this extension, but Turner could be traded anytime. I don't see Turner being dealt before the deadline, unless a team desperate for a big man makes us an offer we can't refuse. But, for now, this distraction is over, so LET'S PLAY BALL!!!
  13. I heard the Astros are the most heavily favored to win the WS in several years. I just don't get that with the pitching staff the Nats have. I guess they'll have to play the games and we'll see what happens.
  14. I can't insert a Poll here, so vote with a comment. Who wins the World Series? Washington or Houston? I vote Houston in a 7 game classic. Both teams have great pitching, but the Astros have the edge on offense overall, and they were just in the WS two year ago, so they won't be intimidated by all the hoopla.
  15. I really like Sabonis and he's made that Paul George deal look even better than expected. I'd like to see Sabonis and Turner play a few games to see how this works before a trade is done or not. They are both too good to platoon for each other, so it's play them both, or deal one of them. Like other have posted, I'd be more inclined to deal Turner with the way the league is evolving now. I guess we'll see what happens.
  16. We kept Clowney in check very well, too!!
  17. I got a free year when I switched to Direct TV last year, but then canceled, because the Louisville, KY market always got Colts games, so I couldn't justify buying it. However, this season, two games have not been shown here, I assume because they were not sellouts. I almost ordered it this week, but glad I checked this first. The price has come down, so if I have to, I'll buy it.
  18. Good news for Colts fans in the Louisville area!!! https://506sports.com/nfl.php?yr=2019&wk=7
  19. If it's the Astros vs. the Nationals....there's not going to be many runs scored. Good to see Maddon get the Angels job and I hope he does well. Mike Trout needs to play in a World Series!
  20. Disappointed in getting swept, but I'm actually happy for the Nationals and it's good to see someone new in the World Series. The Astros and Yankees are like two heavyweights slugging it out, so whoever advances will face a well rested and very potent pitching staff. Almost Hot Stove season and it will be interesting to see what the Cardinals do in the off season. I'm thinking Ozuna is gone...he's a defensive liability now and that money can be better spent elsewhere. Pitching staff will be built around Flaherty and offense around Goldschmidt.
  21. Good point on Harper, and I agree that no one would be hitting Nats pitching in this series, but I think the Braves may have been able to win one of the three games so far. I know Harper's only been in Philly one year and they have other good players, so maybe that big deal will work out. The Padres have some great young talent and a good farm system, so maybe the Machado money will pay dividends at some point, but the Dodgers should continue to dominate that division another year or two.
  22. I haven't seen this twist on here yet: QB (Lamar Jackson - duel threat to eliminate need for top RB) LT (protect the QB) C (strength and line calls up the middle) WR (keeps defenses honest) DE (pass rush and set the edge) MLB (defensive QB) DT (run stuffer) Basically, strong up the middle on offense and defense.
  23. I can believe it and I'm not surprised, even as a Cardinals fan. I knew going in that the Nats pitching was going to be very good to dominant. The Sanchez start surprised me as far as how dominant he was...felt it was our best chance for a win. I'm just hoping we can catch Corbin on a down night, or at least get him early and have a lead in a game for the first time. Playing with a lead changes things quite a bit. If we get swept, I'm still happy with the season and think we got further than expected. I wonder how the Braves would have performed in this series assuming the Nats pitching was at the same level? I think the Braves are more balanced offensively. Whoever plays the Nats in the WS will have their hands full, for sure.
  24. I think Ballard has done an excellent job in addressing the multiple position needs we had when he took over as GM. There haven't been enough picks to fix everything yet, but he's sure done well in fixing some of them. He's acquired additional picks along the way and used some of those to get players that are contributing and developing. If you look at the overall body of work, he's hit much more than he's missed, and I would think he's done better than most GMs in the NFL. There will always be misses in the draft, no matter what sport it is. Some college players just can't adjust to the NFL level, but you don't know that until you draft them and they play on an NFL roster against NFL players. I like where we're going and I'm sure the D-Line issues will be addressed. That didn't seem to be a huge area of need coming into the season, but after 5 games and a poor performance for the most part, then I would think the need there is greater now.
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