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Washington, posting a QB rating of 77.1. He was demoted to the third-string by Mike Shanahan before the Redskins shipped him off to the Minnesota Vikings for a sixth-round pick the following offseason.• Kevin Kolb, 2011 (Traded to the Cardinals for a 2nd-round pick and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie): Kolb ended up starting just 14 games for Arizona, posting a QB rating of 83.2 in two years there. He suffered a myriad of injuries, including turf toe, a concussion, and a rib injury, before the team asked him to take a pay cut. When the Cardinals and Kolb could not come to an agreement on a restructured deal, they cut him.Gross.In 2010, the McNabb trade (McNabb was 33 at the time) blew up on the Redskins spectacularly. Eight years later, they not only traded with Reid for another 33-year quarterback in Smith, they also handed him a contract extension worth more than $70 million in guaranteed money.Smith had good numbers in 2017, and he's better than Cousins, in my opinion, but there's perhaps some logic in the notion that a mobile quarterback with below-average arm strength may not age well. Smith turned 34 in May.Clearly, the Redskins felt that they were not in a good enough position to select one of the better quarterback prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft at 13th overall. And, well, they were right, as four went in the first 10 picks. By contrast, the Philadelphia Eagles were originally drafting 13th overall in 2016, when they made a pair of deals to put themselves in position to draft Carson Wentz second overall. The Rams made a similar bold move to go get Jared Goff, and both teams are now poised to be perennial contenders for the foreseeable future.Anyway, Smith may very well be a modest short-term upgrade over Cousins, but this is a Redskins team that doesn't look like a Super Bowl contender anytime soon, especially in an absolutely loaded NFC. Handing out $70-plus million in guaranteed money along with forking over a third-round pick and a good player for Smith's services is a move I might make if I were running a team with a great roster, but a big hole at quarterback. This feels a lot like a move by a GM/coach combo that is running out of time to start winning games. Ultimately, however, it should keep them in that mediocre zone that they are so used to.3) The Redskins' instability at quarterback continuesRedskins fans know the names of all the quarterbacks who have started at least one game since the Dan Snyder era began in 1999. For those of you who don't: Brad JohnsonJeff GeorgeTony BanksShane MatthewsPatrick RamseyDanny WuerffelTi... ( reasons the Redskins will be a dumpster fire this season)
The former Republican is now a University of Minnesota law professor challenging U.S. Sen. Tina Smith in the August 14 DFL primary. Painter’s video is drawing a lot of attention on social media, with reactions spanning praise to befuddlement: “Greatest. Ad. Ever.” “WTF DID I JUST WATCH?” The website Hotair even wrote a mocking piece called, “Seven reasons why Richard Painter’s new ad is a glorious dumpster fire.” “The cast of Spinal Tap should immediately option this ad as a concept for a feature film,” wrote John Sexton on the site. “It’s the story of a milquetoast college ethics professor who switches parties and tries to run for office by convincing everyone he’s actually not a milquetoast professor but a hardened American badass.” ... (chard Painter's 'dumpster fire' ad is the talk of social media)
Revolution Plastics just collected its 3 millionth pound of used Minnesota farm plastics for recycling, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Tuesday. The haul is a milestone celebrated by state officials who tried for years to find a way to recycle farmers' crop-covers and fedbags into a new, usable products. Enter Arkansas-based Revolution. It distributed 1,450 collection dumpsters to Minnesota farmers this summer. Finally, miles of used agricultural plastic-sheeting are being collected by Revolution and recycled into new trash bags, bale wraps and crop covers. The new use is a victory and a much better option than seeing the materials getting buried or burned as has been the custom on many Minnesota farms, said MPCA Recycling Market Coordinator Wayne Gjerde in an interview Tuesday. If the state gets its way, the ag recycling program will eventually expand, from 30 counties to 87, Gjerde said. Older PostCenter for innovation opens at University of Minne... (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
A few of those mental mistakes have been obvious. Broken coverages that leave receivers wide open. Ten men on the field to start the season in Minnesota; 12 men on the field too long against New England, long enough for Tom Brady to notice and take advantage of the free play. A few of the other mental mistakes are harder to see in real time.But they stick out like a sore thumb when the defense starts watching film of the game the next day. “I want to say it was more mental again, and those are things that we have to continue to improve on," linebacker A.J. Klein said. "I can’t sit here and sugarcoat stuff. We had mistakes and mental mistakes again, but we've got to move forward."For both Vaccaro and Klein, who entered the season optimistic after the way the defense played throughout training camp, the defense's start to the season has come as something of a shock."I’m a little surprised, but at the same time it’s self-inflicted wounds," Klein said. New Orleans is still breaking in a young defense, the product of three seasons drafting to replenish the depth on that side of the ball. Seven of the top 11 defenders in terms of snaps played have three years or less of experience, but the Saints have been quick to point out that veterans have made their fair share of mistakes, too. "You can attribute that to a lot of things," defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins said. "To sum it up in few words as possible, we just aren’t executing. We aren’t doing everything we need to do to get the stops when we need the stops. We’re on the field too long and the longer we’re on the field the more chances the offense has to attack you."Coverage problems have been the chief culprit, allowing offenses to crack open the defense early and set up the running game. One way to help the secondary is to augment a pass rush that show... (The Advocate)
Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a closing speaker at the conference, also shared thoughts on why this ban isn't getting much attention in political circles.Sit back, relax and crank up the volume. This is Talkin' Trash with Waste Dive. (Waste Dive)