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The Redskins rhetoric that comes true all boils down to Dwayne Haskins



The Redskins rhetoric that comes true all boils down to Dwayne Haskins

“This is a new era” rhetoric with the Redskins often met with a roll of eyes and skeptics, considering that this franchise last experienced a post-season victory back in 2005 and has had a total of two playoff wins since 1999.

So, forgive this line of thought, but it looks like this could be a new era for the Redskins. New, and improved, remains to be seen. But, finally, stubborn (good) owner Daniel Snyder relents and punishes longtime executive Bruce Allen and gives the team keys to Ron Rivera, a respected former head coach of the Panthers. Kyle Smith was promoted to run a football operation and Rivera would have a lot of power in the new order in Washington.

The following is Redskins 2020

What they are

Friendly head coach Jay Gruden was fired before Halloween and in many ways it was a dismissal of mercy. The rampant report that Gruden did not want Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the 2019 NFL Draft and was rejected by Snyder. Gruden began the journey, Case Keenum in front of Haskins before an injury to Keenum forced Gruden’s hand. Haskins, predictably, fought hard and Redskins finished 3-13, last at NFC East. Bill Callahan, the offensive line coach, took over the 0-5 team as caretaker head coach and led the Redskins to a 3-8 record.

Dwayne Haskins
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Main disadvantage

PL Trent Williams (traded to 49ers), CB Josh Norman (signed by Bills), CB Quinton Dunbar (traded to Seahawks), OL Ereck Flowers (signed by Dolphins).

Key Addition

Veteran: CB Kendall Fuller, LB Thomas Davis, CB Ronald Darby, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, RB Peyton Barber, WR Cody Latimer.

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NFL draft: DE Chase Young (State of Ohio), RB / WR Antonio Gibson (Memphis), PL Saahdiq Charles (LSU).

The prospect

So many Redskins goals depend on Haskins. Are you a believer or a skeptic? His body worked in extraordinary tertiary institutions (50 graduated goals, 70 percent complete) but basically was a one-year explosion to the scene. Even Haskins’ biggest supporters feel he needs a lot of time to adjust to the NFL game. He didn’t get that time and the results were often unsightly and as a result, the Redskins offense was the last in the league, only scoring 16.6 points in one match.

Haskins did improve, though. He completed 54 percent of his operations and was fired 18 times in his first four starts. In his last three matches, Haskins completed 67 percent of his operations, with five goals and only one interception. Haskins refers to a “new sense of urgency” towards his second season. He reportedly lost 11 pounds this season, lowering his body fat by 7 percent, which is a good sign for players who have a howitzer for the arm but need the development of leg movements.

What Haskins lacks is a great supporting cast. The receiving group is thin behind Terry McLaurin. The Redskins will go to the well, once again, with aging (but still a physical miracle) Adrian Peterson runs back and hopes Bryce Love – who spends a whole rookie year on injury reserves – makes a full recovery from knee surgery.

Reasons for hope

Chase Young
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Young’s arrival gave the Redskins the talent to make a frightening line of defense, when Young joined Ryan Kerrigan, Montez Sweat, DaRon Payne and Jonathan Allen. This commitment is clearly seen, because the Redskins were the first team in NFL history to use a first round pick in four consecutive drafts on a defensive line. Young is the favorite to win the Defensive Rookie of the Year award and he can punish the NFC East quarterback for years to come.

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Reason for despair

Early Cornerbacks were Fabian Moreau (third round pick of 2017) and Fuller, signed from Chiefs. Charles, who was taken in the fourth round of the LSU, could better start at one of the offensive tackle points or else Haskins would run for his life in his pocket. Williams did not play in 2019 but losing Pro Bowler seven times is not a good thing.

Last word

Rivera is the NFL Coach twice this year and always makes the Panthers play hard. He is popular with his players and will set the tone throughout the organization. But his background is in defense. As such, he would entrust the violation to young Scott Turner, son of longtime NFL coach Norv Turner.

Prediction is too early

Last place on NFC East.

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Thiago Monteiro in 14th and 15th before the arrival of the WTCR in Portugal – Observer



Thiago Monteiro in 14th and 15th before the arrival of the WTCR in Portugal - Observer

Portuguese driver Thiago Monteiro (Honda) finished 14th and 15th this Sunday in the two World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) races held in Aragon, Spain, which precede the Vila Real race.

The Portuguese rider always rode in the tail, he was hindered by the fact that Honda had more excess weight than his rivals.

“If they told me that I would be in this position, I would not believe it. But the reality is that we have not been able to withstand a number of adversities. From the moment when the pace is much lower than other rivals, we are prepared in advance. It’s heartbreaking,” the Portuguese rider began his explanation after the fourth round of the championship.

The Portuguese rider struggled to find the best balance in his Civic, as did his teammate, Hungarian Attila Tassi.


“We still had problems, and we could not reach the full potential of the car. It was very difficult, unpleasant and discouraging, especially since we are going to Vila Real and this scenario does not suit me. But we will have to continue to look for our own path and believe that everything will work out, ”Thiago Monteiro concluded.

Belgian Giles Magnus (Audi) and Spaniard Mikel Ascona (Hyundai) won both races on Sunday.

Ascona leads the league with 129 points, while Thiago Monteiro is 16th with 12 points.

The WTCR competition in Portugal will take place next weekend in Vila Real.

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Joao Almeida became the champion of Portugal in cycling



Joao Almeida became the champion of Portugal in cycling

This Sunday, Portuguese cyclist João Almeida (UAE-Emirates) became the Portuguese champion in cross-country cycling for the first time, winning the elite national championships held in Mogaduro.

In his first online race since Joao Almeida was forced to pull out of the Vuelta Italia after testing positive for the coronavirus, he won his first national title since becoming time trial champion in 2021.

Almeida crossed the finish line in Mogadora, covering the 167.5 km distance in 4:08.42 hours, 52 seconds behind Thiago Antunes (Efapel) second, Fabio Costa (Glassdrive-Q8-Anicolor) third, and Rui Oliveira (UAE). – Emirates), fourth.

In the end, João Almeida stated that he was “very pleased” with the victory, admitting that the race “went very well” and thanking his teammates.

Former national champion José Neves (W52-FC Porto) did not finish the race, as did Rafael Reis (Glassdrive-Q8-Anicolor) who won the time trial title on Friday.

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Portuguese military admits ‘it will take time’ until territory is taken under control



Portuguese military admits 'it will take time' until territory is taken under control

The “path” chosen for about a year in the fight against rebel groups in the province of Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique is “the right one,” Brigadier General Nuno Lemos Pires said in an interview with Lusa.

“Now, while the situation is not fully under control, we all understand that, as in any other counter-terrorism situation in the world, it will take a lot of time,” added the head of the European military training mission, although he acknowledged that this “ does not mean that sometimes there are no fears and failures.

However, “this is part of what constitutes an action taken against terrorists who operate in a very wide area, who in themselves have the initiative and the ability to hide in a very wide area,” he said.

In fact, he stressed, many of the recent attacks that have taken place in the south of Cabo Delgado in recent weeks are due to the fact that Islamist extremist rebels had to “flight from the north” of the province.

“Because this was a consolidated military operation carried out in close cooperation between the Mozambique Defense and Security Forces (FSS), [e com as forças d]Rwanda and SAMIM (Southern African Development Community Mission (SADC) in Mozambique), who were clearing out the intervention areas that existed in the area, the reaction of many terrorists was to flee the area, go further south, where they were not pursued. , and make new attacks,” he explained.

“In such cases, the initiative almost always belongs to the terrorists. There are few of them, they hide among the population, they move over very large territories, with a lot of dense vegetation, it becomes very difficult to find them, but you can easily move,” he continued.

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On the other hand, the Portuguese general emphasized, “it is now difficult for these groups” “to concentrate power and forces for large-scale operations, as was the case three years ago during the conquests, such as Mocimboa da Praia or Palma.” ,” he said.

“They don’t have that ability. Many of these attacks even demonstrate [estratégias] survival [clássicas das guerrilhas]. They’re looking for food, they’re looking for supplies, they’re searching deep down for a place where they can survive, because the area is already under quite a lot of control. [por parte] Mozambique FSS, Rwandan forces and SAMIM,” he explained.

In this context, Nuno Lemos Pires highlighted the “quick response” of the Mozambican authorities to each of these developments, starting with head of state Filipe Nyusi.

“I think it is exemplary that the moment there is a movement or a series of significant attacks in other areas, we immediately see the President of Mozambique heading north, linking up with his Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces (CEMGFA). , with the Minister of Defense, with the Minister of the Interior, and outline plans on the ground for a quick change of equipment and the ability to respond to such movements,” he said.

During one such trip to northern Mozambique in mid-June, Mozambican Interior Minister Arsenia Massingue said that Mozambican police were informing the “enemy” – the rebel forces in Cabo Delgado – about the positions of the FDS and allied forces on the ground.

However, Lemos Pires downplayed the situation. “We must be aware that there are infiltrations in any political system. It’s happening everywhere. Ignoring this dimension is tantamount to ignoring what is happening everywhere,” he said.

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“I don’t know of a single case of insurgency, counterinsurgency, terrorist or counter-terrorist combat where these leaks didn’t happen frequently. You need to be careful. .

In addition to the vastness of the territory that has been the scene of conflict and the topography favorable to insurgent guerrilla strategies, the porous borders with Tanzania to the north of Cabo Delgado and Malawi to the northwest also pose a danger. challenges the SDF and allied forces of SAMIM and Rwanda.

Lemos Pires also relativized this question. “We are talking about transnational terrorism, and it is good to understand that the situation in the north of Mozambique, in Cabo Delgado, is not limited and is not limited – and has never been limited – exclusively and exclusively to this region. A phenomenon that exists throughout Africa. , namely in Central Africa,” he said.

The UETM commander even took advantage of this circumstance to formulate an “extended response” to “a broad problem, a regional one, and the solution must also be a broad regional one.”

Therefore, “it’s very good what we see here on the ground, in fact, this is the unification of the efforts of regional African forces to try to deal with a problem that really worries everyone,” he concluded.

“What happens in one region can affect another. That is why it is in everyone’s interest that these groups be fought, detained and that the narrative that they are currently spreading can be counteracted – we hope that there are fewer and fewer successes,” the Portuguese general stressed.


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