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Casserly feels Allen is better than Solomon Thomas

Casserly feels Allen is better than Solomon Thomas

Former Redskins GM and football analyst Charley Casserly joined the Junkies Friday morning, just hours after the first round of the NFL Draft, and had nothing but high praises for the Redskins' first round pick Jonathan Allen. 

"This guy's a heck of a player. This guy is better than Solomon Thomas who went 2," Casserly said. "Ok and I'm not saying that because the Redskins took him, I said that all spring. He's a better player coming out of college than Ndamukong Suh was. Suh was a Saturday night highlight guy, he wasn't consistent, this guy's consistent. Good hands use, quick, plays the run well, rushes the passer well inside. Gerald McCoy, who was better than Suh coming out, is more explosive than this guy."

Casserly then went on to say,

"So this guy is a legitimately a top five player, as a football player when he plays, and he played. 

Casserly recently sat down with the Alabama DE ahead of the draft and reflected on his time with him,

"What I got out of him on that special, and I don't know how much you can pick up because obviously I had him for the whole time a couple hours and obviously a half hour special, but his intelligence and his studying of the game is phenomenal for a rookie. He's going to be way ahead of everybody."

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The Eagles cut Zach Brown but don't expect a Redskins reunion

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The Eagles cut Zach Brown but don't expect a Redskins reunion

Zach Brown had a rough week.

The Eagles linebacker made headlines prior to a Week 6 matchup when he said that Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was the "weak link" on the Minnesota offense. By the time Philadelphia left Minneapolis, Cousins had thrown for more than 300 yards with four touchdowns as the Vikings routed the Eagles 38-20. After the game, Brown got asked about his Cousins' comments, and the linebacker didn't want to discuss his comments at all. 

On Monday, things fared even worse as the Eagles cut Brown. 

In six games this season he registered 29 tackles and two tackles of loss. He was playing fine, but not good, and Philadelphia's management clearly decided the juice wasn't worth the squeeze with Brown after his Cousins' comments.

For Redskins fans thinking about a possible ZB reunion, think again. Last year, Washington's coaches and management came to the same conclusion as Philadelphia just did. 

Brown signed with the Redskins in 2017 and played well that year. He was leading the NFL in tackles for much of the season until he was lost to injury in December. The team re-signed him in 2018 to a three-year, $21 million deal, but things went bad about halfway through the year. Brown lost his starting job to Shaun Dion Hamilton and openly talked about the "writing on the wall" with his role in Washington. 

In March, the Redskins released Brown before free agency opened. Philadelphia signed him later in the offseason to a one-year incentive deal, and he didn't even last half the season. 

Brown has talent. He's a good tackler and has elite speed for the position. In 2016, Brown posted 149 tackles and four sacks with the Bills, but Buffalo elected not to bring him back. He then landed in D.C. before his eventual release. Now he's available again and the Redskins defense has been anything but stellar. 

Don't expect Brown back in Burgundy and Gold though. The team cut him less than a year ago, and while there has been a coaching change, the smart money says Brown won't be back. 

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That time Case Keenum tried to change a run play and Adrian Peterson shut that down (VIDEO)

That time Case Keenum tried to change a run play and Adrian Peterson shut that down (VIDEO)

Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan pledged to reestablish the run game, and on Sunday in Miami, he did just that. Adrian Peterson logged his first 100-yard game of the season and it was also his first game with more than 20 carries. 

One of those carries came with a bit of discussion though. 

The video shows the situation well, where Washington QB Case Keenum went to audible out of a run play and Peterson basically just told him no. Keenum went back to the run play and Peterson then picked up a first-down run. 

In the locker room after the game, Redskins.com reporter Kyle Stackpole asked Peterson about the play. The veteran running back explained that it wasn't just him overruling Keenum but that the Redskins coaches were shouting the same thing from the sideline. That adds up with Callahan's pledge to run the ball more. 

The video is still funny, and at 1-5 with the lone victory coming after the awful Dolphins had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, a good laugh is well deserved for Redskins fans. 

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