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Redskins Twitter unhappy with Gruden, drops, and more after Pats game


Redskins Twitter unhappy with Gruden, drops, and more after Pats game

People really care about the NFL. To borrow a line from Will Ferrell, "It's provocative. It gets the people going." And nowhere is this more evident than on Twitter after a Redskins loss.

Unfortunately, on Sunday, Washington did in fact lose, dropping to 3-5 after a 27-10 result in New England. Throughout the contest, and afterward too, fans of the Burgundy and Gold gave their opinion on what was happening on the field and the state of the franchise as a whole. It was pretty entertaining to watch.

The drops that plagued the 'Skins offense throughout riled up a few of the team's supporters, and even had one questioning whether something sketchy was going on with the footballs being used:

As for the people's opinion on Jay Gruden, well, it's safe to say his stock fell a bit amongst FedEx Field's faithful:

Overall, in the eyes of a few who tuned in for the contest (and probably Allen Iverson, at least according to one viewer), the Redskins' effort just wasn't where it needed to be:

But, because optimism is important during the sometimes-up and sometimes-down pattern an NFL organization follows over the course of a 16-game schedule, one Twitter-er made the decision to look on the bright side:


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Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East


Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East

The Giants shipped out Jason Pierre-Paul for life as a Buccaneer, and in turn, Tampa will send a third and fourth round draft pick to New York.

Moving Pierre-Paul comes at a curious time for the Giants. The team will eat $15 million of dead money in the move, and New York also sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa as part of the transaction. 

What it definitely signals is that Big Blue looks to be moving from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 look. Additionally, with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft in April, maybe the Giants will seriously look at NC State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb. 


For the Redskins, seeing Pierre-Paul leave the NFC East is welcome news. He has 12.5 career sacks against Washington QBs, the same amount he has against the Eagles and Cowboys combined. 

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Looking at the details of Zach Brown's contract with the Redskins

Looking at the details of Zach Brown's contract with the Redskins

The Redskins and linebacker Zach Brown agreed to a three-year contract that will require Brown to continue to play at a high level if he is going to collect all of the $21 million the deal contains.

Brown’s camp reportedly was shopping for a contract that had some $20 million in guaranteed money. The actual deal fell well short of that.

Brown, who was leading the league in tackles before an assortment of injuries forced him to sit out the last three games, got a total of $5.5 million in fully guaranteed money. He got a $4.5 million signing bonus and his $1 million salary for 2018 is fully guaranteed.


After that, the remaining two seasons essentially are team options. In 2019 he has a $6.75 million salary and $4.5 million of that is guaranteed for injury. His 2020 salary is $7.5 million with no guarantees of any kind.

The contract also has per-game roster bonuses available at a rate of $15,625 for each game he is on the 46-man game day roster in 2018 (total of $250,000 for the year) and $31,250 per game in 2019 and 2020 ($500,000 total).

The salary cap hits per year are as follows:

2018: $2.75 million
2019: $8.75 million
2020: $9.5 million

The average annual value of $7 million ranks ninth among inside linebackers.

Brown will need to continue to play well to collect on the contract. The team will be able to save $5.75 million on the 2019 cap if they terminate the deal after one season and $8 million if they do it in 2020.


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