In this special edition of the show, Tae and Todd debate which side of the ball will be most improved in the 2020 season. The offense or the defense? Tae argues on behalf of the defense. Todd argues on behalf of the offense. Shots are fired, things are said, and in the end, it's up to you to decide who won the debate!
We discuss the formal name change to Washington Football Team for the 2020 season and the signing of all rookie contracts. Nicki Jhabvala from the Washington Post joins to discuss her transition from the Broncos beat to the Washington beat. She talks about the similarities she sees between the 2015 Broncos Superbowl defense and Washington's current defense. She also discusses realistic expectations for the team in 2020 and the Washington Post story regarding sexual harassment in the organization, speaking from the perspective of a woman in sports journalism.
In our 12th episode, we discuss the end of the 'Redskins era'. Will we be saying Hail to the Redwolves? Tae talks about his confidence level that we will be. We defend our 2020 stat line predictions for Steven Sims and Dwayne Haskins. Coach Savage joins the show. He's worked with several current and former Redskins player going back seven years and provides great insight into how he's built his training business how he approaches training athletes from the elementary level to the professional level and how his current crop of Redskins trainees are looking going into the 2020 season.
Rick Doc Walker from The Team 980 joins the podcast to talk all things Redskins (for now). We discuss what he told Dwayne during his rookie season, the impact Jack Del Rio can have on the defense, Chase Young's potential and much more! Plus, we talk about our preferred name in the name debate and why we feel that name will be the best option going forward.
Nick Akridge, full time analyst for Pro Football Focus, helps us review the TE and WR positions on the roster. How bad is this TE group? Who has the most potential to take the starting spot. At WR, is there anything stopping Terry McLaurin from being great? Nick's thoughts on Kelvin Harmon and Antonio Gandy-Golden. Also, what can we expect to see from Isaiah Wright?
For first time in a while, it's just the two of us talking Redskins. We discuss our thoughts on the name and if it needs to be changed imminently. We then go through all of the Twitter suggested names and talk about which ones we like and dislike. It's a fun conversation!
In part 2 of our conversation with Mark Bullock, he talks about Christian McCaffrey's usage in Carolina and how that may translate in Scott Turner's offense in DC, who his two favorite picks are from the draft and why the Redskins had to draft Chase Young. He also touches on the debate of coverage vs pass rush while also talking about the current state of the TE position on the roster and how that may affect the offense. Mark finishes by sharing his thoughts on Dwayne Haskins and what Redskins fans have to feel hopeful about for the future. Before that, we look at what stuck out in Ryan Kerrigan and Terry McLaurin's press conferences and also review our stat line prediction for Dwayne Haskins.
Mark Bullock, who has previously written for the Washington Post and who currently covers the Redskins for The Athletic, joins the show and goes into detail about certain things we can expect to see different in Scott Turner's new offensive scheme. In Part 1 he talks about how he got his start in writing, what players are the biggest winners in the new system, what the key differences are between the Air Coryell offense and the West Coast offense, if we should anticipate a run-first or pass-first offense and more! We also review the press conferences of both Ron Rivera and Dwayne Haskins and provide our key takeaways.
As we continue our roster breakdown series, we welcome Robbie Duncan to provide his expertise and answer our questions. We breakdown the entire position group and Robbie provides some in-depth information on Geron Christian's struggles, Wes Martin's versatility and Saahdiq Charles potential. We also talk about who want the week 1 starters to be versus who we think the week 1 starters will be.
We sit down for an exclusive interview with Var Turner who has worked with Le'Veon Bell, Floyd Mayweather, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Allen Iverson, Hollywood Brown, many others and been Dwayne Haskins' personal photographer for some time now. Find out how he started his career and what it's like working with Dwayne. He talks about how he's looked while training, some photography stories, and find out what his advice is for up and comers trying to create something for themselves.
In our fourth episode we review the current state of the RBs on the roster. We go player-by-player discussing what we'd like to see from them and what we anticipate their role being with the team. We also briefly look the draft and free agent classes of 2021. We finish the episode by discussing why we still don't understand the Quinton Dunbar drama but that the Redskins may have won that trade.
As we begin our Roster Breakdown series, we start by reviewing the current QBs on the roster. We dive into where they are currently and what we need to see from them in 2020. We each provide a grade for the current group and finish the episode by talking about some free agent and top college QBs in 2021, should the team be in the market for QB next year.
In the Schedule Release Special, we review each game and examine the match-up against each team after the draft and all off-season moves. We also discuss why not having any prime time games may actually be a positive for this year's Redskins team. To finish it off, we choose what we think will be our biggest surprise victory of the season.
In our first ever podcast, we introduce who we are and how we became fans of the Redskins. We then breakdown the draft picks, talk about our favorite picks, what a former teammate of Antonio Gandy-Golden had to say about Liberty's offensive game plan and what expectations are for some of the draft picks. To finish it off, we discuss how much Ron Rivera means to this organization and what it will take for him to be successful.