I think many here may also be surprised by one of our vets. Pilares is a guy with some speed and twitch, and although he has been used very sparingly other than kick returns (in part due to injuries), he generally delivered when he had opportunities on offense.
He could be our sleeper in the WR corps this year as a slot option.
Forget the Buffalo game. Forget the Chicago game. That kind of stuff can happen to any young player.
On the other hand, there was the game later in the season when Norman was in as a blocker on ST's during a kick return. So what does he do? He grabs his man by the shoulder pads and throws him to the ground, negating a decent kick return. That is just sheer stupidity and shows a total lack of discipline.
Norman's problems are all between his ears. I hold out very little hope he will ever really get it.
Marty screwed us in many ways, but I have to take my hat off to the man for picking Cam and Kuechly. Neither one were consensus picks, but Hurney rolled the dice and gave us our cornerstones for the next decade.
Not because I hate him (which I do), but as a player, he is pretty much washed up. Whether it's Lester or someone else, it's hard to believe there isn't someone better than him on the roster right now.
For those of us that can't be there, it gives us a way to follow the action at close to real time. Sure, you have to filter out the bs, but that is still better than waiting until the evening when someone finally gets around to posting a report.
I would be willing to bet that the 1st few days of camp "tweet threads" are very highly viewed.
Gettleman knows what Wharton brings. Wharton knows what he has to do to get ready for the season.
My guess is they already have a handshake agreement to bring him back, but will wait until close to season start to bring him in officially. That gives the coaches time to evaluate the youngsters and Wharton stays fresh for the season.
Some of the comments I have read in this thread make me embarrassed to be part of this community.
Fortunately, the majority of people here still have some morals and integrity, but too often they are being drowned out by those that apparently never learned much about right and wrong, and what is an appropriate comment and what isn't.
But carry on with your cute little jokes and your generalizations about athletes and the women they associate with if that is the type of thing that makes you feel better or more manly.
I would give up those 8 players for Cam Newton... I would not give up those 8 players for a Cam Newton wannabe.
And that's just it.
If you can get a Manning or Brady, or yes, a Cam Newton, then it's worth it to give up a king's ransom. But you'd better be right or it will cripple your franchise for years. I just don't see RGIII having a long shelf life in the NFL, so it is unlikely the Skins will come out on the positive side of this transaction.
Time will tell, but the Skins have to stop chasing instant gratification to avoid more years of mediocrity. Patience is a virtue, something that seems to escape D. Snyder.
At minimum, Benjamin will instantly improve our red zone offense.
Kony and Turner are both studs at their respective positions.
There is no doubt we have improved our 53 man roster through the 1st three rounds, so I am not going to freak out because we still have some weak positions on the team. Every team (including Seattle, San Fran, Denver, etc) has weaknesses. That's just the way it is given the cap and the mechanisms the league has established in it's quest for parity. Gettleman has been true to his word and has selected what he feels are good football players regardless of need.
So KB ran 40 yards one-hundredth of a second slower than Cam fuggin Newton...
How many of us have fantasized about seeing Cam line up at WR or TE and trucking defenders on his way down the field? Granted, KB may not have Cam's vision or cutting ability, but very few people that size do. I think KB will be just fine.