All atwitter will be posted at the beginning of every day (at midnight in Washington, DC). The goal is to give readers a handy spot to check the Redskins beat writers & bloggers, and national sports journalists to keep up on the latest news about the Redskins, the NFL, and sports in general, along with a smattering of other things.
atwitter [ uh-twit-er ]
excited; nervous; aflutter; twittering
The first known use of atwitter was in 1833
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Rivera has signed his contract and it has been filed with the league office a person with knowledge of the situation said. https://t.co/Of2eDnF4xN— Les Carpenter (@Lescarpenter) December 31, 2019
Cooley just reported that they will indeed switch to a 4-3 defense. No more players wearing numbers in the 90’s running 45 yards down field.— Redskins Realm (@SkinsRealm) December 31, 2019
Going from Barry & Manusky to Rivera & Del Rio is going to change our lives.— Redskins Realm (@SkinsRealm) December 31, 2019
Only way you don’t take Young is if you get a monster offer. This team is more than one player away, but you take em one at a time and you start with him.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 31, 2019
Via Jerry Brewer. A name to watch: pic.twitter.com/lOfRosIHBx— Marshall (@MWharam7) December 31, 2019
Imagine sitting in your office, you check your phone and everyone’s saying you’re fired https://t.co/5O76Rl1X7L— DS (@DraftSkins) December 31, 2019
If something indeed is going to happen with him, this is a pretty bad look for the organization. Has been a good employee for 17 years. Multiple Reports of ouster out before he’s told? Not good. https://t.co/2Ej8j4q7bR— John Keim (@john_keim) December 31, 2019
This is nuts. On Monday, he told people without equivocation that he's out. He's apparently telling people he's still in. Sorry for the confusion. https://t.co/cwoASnLOgF— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 31, 2019
So uh... looks like reports on both Santos and Schaffer were wrong. Both are still employed by team as of an hour ago https://t.co/iuTJCYVn3W— Hogs Haven (@HogsHaven) December 31, 2019
On the status of Eric Schaffer, that was said to be a key issue entering Monday's meeting between Ron Rivera and Daniel Snyder. Schaffer was slated to have a major role but Rivera had to feel comfortable with that. He and Schaffer did not know one another.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) December 31, 2019
Furthermore, this heightens the need for Dan Snyder to answer questions.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) December 31, 2019
Most owners do a year end press conference and would certainly speak following changes like this. With the lack of clarity right now regarding important people, he should set the record straight.
So - A few nuggets on Del Rio:— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) December 31, 2019
- Well schooled in both the 4-3 and 3-4 D
- Very aggressive, attacking defense, with lot's of exotic blitzes.
- Disguises coverages well on the back-end but doesn't get to fancy - seems to stick with what works.
- Adapts scheme to fit his talent
Did some film watching on him a month or so ago for an article I did on some potential coaching candidates— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) December 31, 2019
The article I was doing was on HC - and for that I said no, but as a DC - 100% yes— Mark Tyler(Hogs Haven) (@Tiller56) December 31, 2019
Your organization might be in trouble when snagging Ron Rivera feels like the second coming of Vince Lombardi.— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) December 31, 2019
Lowest team totals were the Bengals (just $42M), Vikings, Packers, Bucs, Redskins, Titans, Rams and Chargers.— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) January 1, 2020
Ok no pictures for me but: I started the decade finishing up a crazy chaotic redskins season that resulted in a new coaching staff and FO. And I’m ending the decade...lord, my decade. https://t.co/70iqlTWOXC— John Keim (@john_keim) December 31, 2019
I just discovered the craziest coincidence:— Nolan Hughes (@nolan_hughes24) December 31, 2019
In 2002, the Panthers draft Julius Peppers #2 overall and hire Del Rio.
In 2012, the Broncos draft Von Miller #2 overall and hire Del Rio.
In 2020, the Redskins draft Chase Young (?) #2 overall and hire Del Rio. https://t.co/AsAK8YBP4y
OK so, I just asked the "computer folks" at @PFF if Dave Gettleman's claim is true that the #Giants "led the league in snaps by rookies." A "big analytics guy" checked the "software" and got back to me.— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) December 31, 2019
2019 NFL Rookie Snaps
1. #Dolphins: 5,446
2. #Giants: 5,185
So. Not true. pic.twitter.com/ZtzgJOY4EC
"Computer folks"— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) December 31, 2019
This is the team that Dave Gettleman thinks the Giants hired for their analytics dept. pic.twitter.com/LUQxipkPvt
Football analytics has gone from being openly mocked to an essential prerequisite for every front office and coaching staff, not to mention major media.— Brian Burke (@bburkeESPN) December 31, 2019
Five years ago on stage at Sloan I said 'The war is over. Analytics won. They lost--they just don't know it yet.' https://t.co/plScEVaj9k
That’s one way to get your voice heard. https://t.co/cpIrm2QWNr— Kimberley A. Martin (@ByKimberleyA) December 31, 2019
If the Chiefs lose Bienemy, which could happen, then Andy Reid has his next OC in the pipeline. QBs coach Mike Kafka is very much seen as a rising star in the profession. https://t.co/9NfvG57OEy— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 31, 2019
Dolphins GM Chris Grier says both Fitzpatrick and Rosen will be back next year | VIDEO https://t.co/VRgkazepjH— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) December 31, 2019
John Dorsey is out as the Browns’ GM, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2019
Two sides couldn’t come to an agreement on a future re-structure of the organization.
Just heard @BuckyBrooks make a great point on @ColinCowherd radio: with Freddie Kitchens and John Dorsey out in Cleveland, nobody there including Baker Mayfield, has an ally. All bets are off....This club needs a serious blueprint and somebody, anybody that will stick to it.— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) December 31, 2019
Even if the Browns do hire someone like Andrew Berry, the constant churning of management is a huge problem. Why should we expect the new front office to get more than a couple years to build something before the Browns just turn things over again?— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) December 31, 2019
Statement from Dee and Jimmy Haslam pic.twitter.com/avy57FZ8xK— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 31, 2019
The two most consistent and predictable teams in the NFL are the Patriots and the Browns.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 31, 2019
Just for entirely different reasons.
Some playoff connections to CLE— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) December 31, 2019
Bill Belichick- former CLE HC
Mike Pettine- former CLE HC
Romeo Crennel- former CLE HC
Kyle Shanahan-former CLE OC
Brian Daboll- former CLE OC
The #Browns organization is an absolute clown show. Jimmy Haslam is making a HARD run at Art Modell's title of the Worst Sports Franchise Owner in Cleveland History.— Roberto Shenanigans (@Rob_Shenanigans) December 31, 2019
I'm caving in... I don't know why any GM, coach, or player would ever want to come to Cleveland.
Clown show. pic.twitter.com/KjRqIdPFvh
#Browns assistant GM Eliot Wolf remains in place, sources say. At least for now, anyway.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 31, 2019
Browns, this decade.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 31, 2019
HCs: Eric Mangini, Pat Shurmur, Rob Chudzinski, Mike Pettine, Hue Jackson, Freddie Kitchens.
GMs/scouting chiefs: George Kokinis, Tom Heckert, Mike Lombardi, Ray Farmer, Andrew Berry, John Dorsey.
Football czars: Mike Holmgren, Joe Banner, Sashi Brown.
Malcolm Jenkins played 1,034 of 1,034 defensive snaps this season.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) December 30, 2019
It's the second consecutive season he hasn't missed a defensive snap.
Since he's come to Philadelphia, here are his snap percentages:
The Cowboys are America's Team and there is nothing more American than a series of two-hour meetings where nothing gets decided and another meeting gets scheduled to discuss the previous one.— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) December 31, 2019
New England's defensive DVOA week by week, or "the downward road." pic.twitter.com/HUNN9kABPQ— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) December 31, 2019
On the @MoveTheSticks podcast, DJ and @BuckyBrooks spoke with @BUFootball's head coach @CoachMattRhule about focus and building a winning culture.— NFL Podcasts (@NFL_Podcasts) December 31, 2019
APPLE PODCASTS: https://t.co/mXJuIEfVFJ pic.twitter.com/kPagn8IA3k
How to cold start a dog pic.twitter.com/hn739sDmuo— Dogs are the best people (@_TheBestDogs) December 30, 2019
Floating bridge in China pic.twitter.com/rTJ5ofEvht— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) December 30, 2019
Humanity.— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) December 31, 2019
This young man doesn’t have internet access at home so a store in the mall allows him to use their tablets to do his homework. pic.twitter.com/Xsu3rlEVok
Majestic and rare White Moose pic.twitter.com/s9u5N0neOz— Nature is Lit (@NaturelsLit) December 29, 2019