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  1. Ya know, I had a thought that maybe it's karma for the way the whole Scott thing was done. To me, this game was lost on the 4th & 2 punt. Jay had been calling an extremely aggressive game but instead of cooking up a 2 yard gain he opted to punt it. I think it was about 5 min left on the clock & I'm thinking "You're going to give Drew effing Brees 5 minutes to get a TD, 2 point conversion & an onside kick?"
  2. · The Washington Redskins fell to the New Orleans Saints in overtime, 34-31, in front of an announced crowd of 73,138 people at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. · The game was the 43rd overtime contest in Redskins history and the team’s first overtime game since Week 8 of the 2016 season against the Cincinnati Bengals in London’s Wembley Stadium. · The Redskins are now 25-16-2 all-time in overtime games. · The Redskins scored a season-high 31 points, their highest total since a 41-point effort against the Chicago Bears in Week 16 of the 2016 season. · The Redskins have now scored 30 points in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season. · The Redskins have now scored at least 30 points in each of their last four games against the Saints dating back to 2009. · The Redskins recorded 456 total yards, the team’s second-highest total of the season, trailing only a 472-yard performance vs. Oakland in Week 3. · The yardage total gave Washington its third 400-yard game of the season and its first since a 419-yard game vs. San Francisco in Week 6. · The Redskins have now exceeded 375 yards of offense in back-to-back games for the second time this season and the first time since Weeks 2-3. · The teams combined for 991 total yards, the highest combined total in a game featuring the Redskins since Week 2 of the 2013 season at Green Bay (1,002). · The Redskins recorded exactly 300 net passing yards, reaching the 300-yard net passing mark in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2016 season. · The Redskins rushed for 156 yards, the team’s second-highest total of the year behind a 229-yard rushing day against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2. The 100-yard rushing game was the team’s fourth of the season. · The Redskins scored a touchdown in their 46th straight game, including postseason play, taking sole possession of the fourth-longest touchdown streak in team history. The current 46-game touchdown streak dating back to Week 15 of the 2014 season surpassed a 45-game streak across the 1982-85 seasons. · The Redskins entered the day with the fourth-longest active touchdown streak in the NFL. · The Redskins did not record a giveaway for the second time this season, joining a turnover-free effort against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2. The Redskins are now 8-3 in games in which they’ve recorded zero turnovers since 2014. · The Redskins finished the game plus-one in turnover margin. The Redskins have now won the turnover margin in three consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 4-6 of the 2015 season. · Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-32 passes for 322 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 132.6. · On his 12th completion of the day, Cousins surpassed Mark Rypien (1,244) for the fourth-most career completions in team history. · Cousins’ season-high-tying three touchdowns gave him 13 career games with three or more passing touchdowns, tying Mark Rypien for fourth-most by a Redskins quarterback in records dating back to 1950. Three of his 13 career three-touchdown games have come during the 2017 season. · Cousins added to his team record for career 300-yard passing games (24, including 23 in regular season play). · Cousins recorded his fifth 300-yard passing game of the season to tie Mark Rypien (1989), Jay Schroeder (1986) and Sonny Jurgensen (1967) for the third-most 300-yard passing games in a single season in Redskins history. Cousins already holds the top two spots for 300-yard games in a season with seven in each of the past two years. · Cousins has now thrown for 300 or more yards in back-to-back games for the second time this season and the first time since Weeks 6-7. · Cousins is now 42-of-57 (73.7 percent) for 646 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 150.3 in two career games against the Saints. · Cousins started his 42nd consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, passing Mark Rypien (41 from 1990-93) for the second-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. He now trails only Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84) for the longest streak in that time frame. · Running back Samaje Perine recorded career highs in rushing attempts (23) and rushing yards (117). The 100-yard rushing performance was the first of his career. · Perine recorded the first 100-yard rushing day by a Redskins running back since Rob Kelley in Week 11 of the 2016 season. · Perine’s yardage total surpassed his previous career high of 67 yards, set in Week 2 against the Rams. · Perine recorded the first rushing touchdown of his career on a one-yard run in the second quarter. It was his second total touchdown of the season, joining a receiving touchdown in Week 6 vs. San Francisco. · Perine recorded a career-long 30-yard run in the first quarter. It was the team’s second-longest run of the season trailing a 61-yard rush by Thompson in Week 2. · Running back Chris Thompson scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Cousins in the first quarter. · The touchdown reception was Thompson’s fourth of the season, adding to his single-season career high, and the ninth of his career. · With his fourth receiving touchdown of the season, Thompson became the first Redskins back to catch at least four touchdown passes in a season since fullback Mike Sellers (seven) in 2005. · Thompson, who exited the game with an injury, now has 510 receiving yards this season, 10th-most by a Redskins running back in a single season in franchise history. · Wide receiver Josh Doctson recorded a career-high 81 yards on four receptions. · Doctson recorded 67 yards in the first quarter, breaking his full-game career high (59) in that single frame alone. · Wide receiver Jamison Crowder led the Redskins with seven receptions for 72 yards. · Wide receiver Ryan Grant scored his third touchdown of the season on a 40-yard pass from Cousins in the third quarter. · Grant’s touchdown came in the same stadium in which he played collegiately for Tulane University. · The score was Grant’s third touchdown reception of the season, surpassing his previous single-season career high (two in 2015). · The 40-yard reception was a career-long for Grant. · The touchdown pass to Grant was the culmination of a 12-play, 94-yard drive. The 94-yard drive was the team’s longest scoring drive of the season and its longest since a 96-yard drive in Week 10 of the 2015 season, which was coincidentally the team’s most recent game against the Saints prior to Sunday. · Tight end Vernon Davis caught a 26-yard pass from Cousins on fourth-and-6 in the second quarter. It marked the second straight game in which the Redskins have recorded a pass of 25 or more yards for a fourth down conversion. · Davis later added a 36-yard reception in the fourth quarter. · Tight end Jeremy Sprinkle recorded a touchdown on his first career reception, a seven-yard pass from Cousins in the fourth quarter. · Sprinkle joined Doctson (Week 3 vs. Oakland) and Maurice Harris (Week 10 vs. Minnesota) as the third member of the Redskins to record a touchdown reception on their first reception of the 2017 season. · The Redskins had four different players record at least 50 receiving yards, including Doctson (81), Crowder (72), Davis (67) and Grant (59). The game marks the second time this season the Redskins have accomplished that feat (Week 3 vs. Oakland). · Safety D.J. Swearinger recorded an interception on the Saints’ first possession, picking off quarterback Drew Brees. · The interception was Swearinger’s third of the season, matching his single-season career high set in 2016. · Swearinger has now intercepted a pass in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. · Swearinger became the first member of the Redskins to record an interception in consecutive games since Bashaud Breeland in Weeks 5-6 of the 2015 season. · With Swearinger’s interception, the Redskins have now recorded a takeaway on their opponents’ opening drives four times this season, matching the 2015, 2010 and 2003 seasons for their most since 2000. · Swearinger’s interception ended a streak of 111 consecutive pass attempts without an interception by Brees. · The Redskins turned the interception into a 38-yard field goal by kicker Nick Rose on their opening possession. · The Redskins have now scored points on their opening possession eight times this season, tying the 2014 squad for the most opening-drive scores by the Redskins in a single season in records dating back to 1999. · The Redskins’ eight games this season with an opening-drive score are the most in the NFL. · Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan started his 106th consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career. · Kerrigan recorded his seventh sack of the season in the first quarter, pushing his career sack total to 65.5. · Defensive lineman Anthony Lanier II recorded the first sack of his career in the third quarter, dropping Brees for a four-yard loss. · Tight end Niles Paul recorded a first down on a five-yard run on a fake punt in the third quarter. It was the Redskins’ first successful fake punt since Week 3 of the 2016 season against the New York Giants when punter Tress Way completed a first-down pass to cornerback Quinton Dunbar. · The Redskins are now 17-9 against the Saints all-time, with all games coming in regular season play. · The Redskins are 9-4 all-time against the Saints in New Orleans.
  3. ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES NEW ORLEANS – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the New Orleans Saints: The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: o No. 11 WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. o No. 47 CB Quinton Dunbar o No. 60 G Arie Kouandjio o No. 61 C Spencer Long o No. 67 DL Caraun Reid o No. 83 WR Brian Quick o No. 86 TE Jordan Reed No. 14 Ryan Grant is expected to start in place of Pryor at wide receiver. No. 73 Chase Roullier is expected to start in place of Long at center. No. 85 Vernon Davis is expected to start in place of Reed at tight end.
  4. Greetings from the dome that's so Super it should wear a cape. Last time I was here, I was actually in the mist of a four day vacation, sitting in the Club Level in the End Zone watching a former #2 pick tease all of Redskins Nation with what could have been. I vividly remember sitting there a few minutes into the 3rd Quarter & you could hear a pin drop. There was a voice behind saying "I don't understand..." only to be answered by another voice saying "Why is this happening to us..." That was a Week 1 Opening Day game. Today, however it's a completely different team on both sides of the ball. And it's Week 11. The Saints lost their first two games only to have ripped off a seven game win streak since then. Are they due for another loss & that streak to end? Maybe. Will the Redskins be the ones to do it? Well....Here's the Injury Report from Friday: Three are already out, a fourth has joined the IR list, & 13 are Questionable. You have a backup Center ready to go. Trent Williams is still banged up with his knee issue & probably should have been put on IR a few weeks ago. Lauvao is had been limited all week with a stinger. Starting Center, Spencer Long is out with a knee. Pro Bowl Guard & former first round pick, Brandon Scherff has been limited all week with a knee issue that's been going on the last few weeks. Right Tackle Morgan Moses is the only starting OL that's actually been a full go at practice this week. That said, this team also went into Seattle with a patchwork OL, fought like hell & pulled off an upset. Can they do it again this week? We’ll find out in a few hours.
  5. ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES NEW ORLEANS – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the New Orleans Saints: The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: o No. 11 WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. o No. 47 CB Quinton Dunbar o No. 60 G Arie Kouandjio o No. 61 C Spencer Long o No. 67 DL Caraun Reid o No. 83 WR Brian Quick o No. 86 TE Jordan Reed No. 14 Ryan Grant is expected to start in place of Pryor at wide receiver. No. 73 Chase Roullier is expected to start in place of Long at center. No. 85 Vernon Davis is expected to start in place of Reed at tight end.
  6. Anyone going to the New Orleans game?

    They named a street for us.
  7. Anyone going to the New Orleans game?

    Two hour delayed flight trying to leave out to Hotlanta which ate up my two hour layover. So after being moved to a later flight I know have a 3 hour layover in ATL. Delta is seriously cutting into my hand grenade consumption. ****ers.
  8. November 17, 2017 Head Coach Jay Gruden On injuries: “Out will be Spencer Long, knees; Jordan Reed, hamstring; Terrelle Pryor, ankle. He will see a specialist on Monday. Questionable will be the rest of them. We added [Quinton] Dunbar to the list. He missed practice today with an illness and a stomach virus or something. But [Trent] Williams, [Zach] Brown, [Ryan] Grant, [DeAngelo] Hall, [Matt] Ioannidis, [Anthony] Lanier, [Shawn] Lauvao, [Montae] Nicholson, [Ty] Nsekhe, [Niles] Paul, [Brian] Quick, [Brandon] Scherff, [Quinton] Dunbar – all questionable.” On WR Terrelle Pryor Sr.: “He’s going to repeat and go see the specialist on Monday.” On if next week’s Thanksgiving game impacts decisions for injured players this week: “As far as to this game? It doesn’t play into it at all. We have to take care of this game first of all and then we will worry about Thursday [on] Thursday. Get as many guys as we can ready to play and the ones that can play and are able, we’ll play them.” On if T Trent Williams could be too sore to play both this Sunday and next Thursday: “That could be an issue, yes. But, like I said, we are going to try to get him ready for the Saints and then see how he feels for the Thursday game.” On if there is a certain position group that he is concerned about the most with injuries: “It’s always the offensive line right now, without a doubt. The question is if you dress seven or eight of them and that affects your 46-man deal. So we will have to figure that out and get a better gauge tomorrow morning and see how they are doing walking around and go from there.” On if Brian Quick and Ryan Grant still dealing with concussions and how that impacts the wide receiver group: “Yes, and now with Pryor being out, yes... Fortunately we have [Jamison] Crowder and we have Mo [Maurice Harris] and Josh [Doctson]. They are three healthy guys and then I’m hoping to get one or both for the game, Grant and Quick.” On how RB Byron Marshall has practiced this week and the plan for him on Sunday: “[He’s] very smart, very smart. He can also return kicks, which is a plus. We will see if we can get him in the game a little bit, but he picked it up quickly. Randy [Jordan] has done a great job with him.” On Marshall’s versatility and ability to split out wide: “Yeah, that’s what drew us to him, quite frankly. I think this day and age in pro football, you’ve got to have that versatility at running back. We have a good banger in Samaje [Perine] and Rob [Kelley] was that way also. Then to have Chris [Thompson] and another guy like him is a benefit. But he is 220 pounds, so I think he can do a little bit of both.”
  9. For Immediate Release November 17, 2017 REDSKINS NAME S DEANGELO HALL AS TEAM’S ED BLOCK COURAGE AWARD RECIPIENT LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have named safety DeAngelo Hall the winner of the team’s 2017 Ed Block Courage Award. The honor is given annually to a player from each National Football League team who displays extraordinary courage in the face of adversity. Hall missed multiple games in each of the last three seasons – including the majority of the 2014 and 2016 campaigns – while fighting Achilles, toe and knee injuries. His 2014 season ended prematurely after three games after he suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon, and last season, he was limited to three games after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee. The Redskins activated Hall from their Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list on Nov. 3, as the 14th-year NFL veteran returned to action in the team’s 17-14 win against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9. “DeAngelo has been remarkably resilient through a number of tough injuries,” Redskins Head Athletic Trainer Larry Hess said. “Throughout various rehabilitation processes in the last few years, he has been a true professional as exemplified by his commitment, his hard work and his dedication to return to the playing field with his teammates.” Hall, who will turn 34 during Sunday’s contest against the New Orleans Saints, has appeared in 103 career regular season games with the Redskins since joining the team in 2008. He is one of nine defensive backs in team history to appear in 100 career regular season games with the Redskins, and he is currently the longest-tenured player on the team’s roster. The Courage Award is named after Ed Block, the longtime head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts who was a pioneer in his profession and a respected humanitarian. The inaugural Ed Block Courage Award was presented in 1978 to Baltimore Colts defensive end Joe Ehrmann. Following the Colts’ departure from Baltimore in 1984, the scope of the award expanded to include one player from every team in the NFL. REDSKINS ED BLOCK COURAGE AWARD WINNERS 2017 DeAngelo Hall 2016 Niles Paul 2015 Morgan Moses 2014 Keenan Robinson 2013 Robert Griffin III 2012 Kory Lichtensteiger 2011 Stephen Bowen 2010 Ma’ake Kemoeatu 2009 Phillip Daniels 2008 Reed Doughty 2007 Marcus Washington 2006 Randy Thomas 2005 Khary Campbell 2004 Brandon Noble 2003 Fred Smoot 2002 Chris Samuels 2001 Cory Raymer 2000 James Thrash 1999 Tre’ Johnson 1998 Darrell Green 1997 James Jenkins 1996 Ed Simmons 1995 Keith Taylor 1994 Mark Schlereth 1993 Art Monk 1992 Anthony Johnson 1991 Donnie Warren 1990 Joe Jacoby 1989 Neil Olkewicz 1988 Doug Williams 1987 Mel Kaufman 1986 Darryl Grant 1985 Ken Huff 1984 Mark May -REDSKINS-
  10. November 16, 2017 Head Coach Jay Gruden On injuries: “Did not participate: [Jordan] Reed, hamstring; [Trent] Williams, knee; Terrelle Pryor, ankle. Spencer Long, knees. Limited were [Zach] Brown, [Ryan] Grant, [DeAngelo] Hall, [Matt] Ioannidis, [Anthony] Lanier, [Shawn] Lauvao, [Montae] Nicholson, [Niles] Paul, [Brian] Quick, [Brandon] Scherff, [Ty] Nsekhe. Returned to practice was [Jamison] Crowder and we put T.J. Clemmings on injured reserve.” On WR Terrelle Pryor Sr.: “I think after the game he felt some discomfort so we sent him to get an MRI and get checked out and that’s where he is.” On plans for the roster spot vacated by T T.J. Clemmings: “We brought back Tyler Catalina.” On LB Zach Brown: “He was limited, if you were listening to the injury report [laughter]. Yes, he’s limited. He has a sore Achilles but he practiced in some team periods today on a limited basis.” On Brown’s injury: “Achilles. So not torn, it’s just sore.” On if defenses have adapted to RB Chris Thompson the past few weeks: “I think different defenses provide different challenges. Seattle was a total different challenge, these guys will be totally different, Minnesota was different – we tried to get him isolated on Barr a couple times. He had some great looks for Kendricks last week. He had a couple opportunities and we missed a couple. This week I think it will be very similar – we’ll try to get him matched up on the linebackers but they do a good job of dropping eight guys in coverage sometimes. It makes it difficult to hit the back, so we’ll have to get other people involved, which is fine.” On how much of that is scheme-related: “A lot of it’s scheme-related and then some of it, they keep an eye on certain guys out of the backfield a little bit more than others and Chris will be one of them.” On preparing for the Saints’ running game this season: “Yeah, I think still you have to be prepared for both, without a doubt. When Drew Brees, you talk about the running game, usually it doesn’t go hand in hand, but if you look at the history of their team, when they’re good, they’ve had some good running games. With them, they’ve got a good power-running game. They’ve got ways to run jet sweeps, outside tosses, toss cracks – they’re very balanced in what they do. A lot of different schemes in the run game, which are very beneficial to them. Then they utilize the screens and obviously the play-actions off them. When you have a very good offense, usually balance is the first thing that comes to mind and they are balanced right now.” On how previous success on the road factors into preparation this week: “I think that plays a little bit of a part of it. They have confidence that we can go on the road and win. This is a heck of a football team. Great environment playing in New Orleans against a team that’s won seven in a row, and we know that we don’t have a lot of margin for error right now. We have to go in there and play our best football. Knowing we’ve won on the road is great. We’ve played well on the road, which is great, but going out and doing it again is a different story. We’ve got to figure out a way to do it, focus on what we do and produce.” On the challenge for a play caller not knowing early in the week if TE Jordan Reed will be available: “Yeah, the hardest thing with him is on Mondays and Tuesdays, we don’t know if he’s going to play or not and he’s a major part of any game plan. When he’s not in, you kind of have to adjust your game plan again, so that’s the most difficult challenge. The big thing is getting him healthy. That’s all we care about. But, it’d be nice to know on Monday if he’s going to play on Sunday because it factors into everything – red zone, short yardage, all your play-action passes. Your personnel groupings are affected, how many plays you carry in each personnel grouping have a major impact, so that’s the most difficult thing. Hopefully we’ll get great news tomorrow. If not, we’ll get him ready for the Giants or Cowboys or whatever it is.” On giving up so many points in the final two minutes of the first half of games this season: “It’s been terrible. It’s been really terrible, to be quite honest. You try to call timeouts, get the ball back to your offense, try to sneak in another touchdown or a field goal and then it backfires, you throw a pick and they score. Then they get the ball coming out and score again. We’ve got to do a much better job of taking care of the football in the last two minutes on offense and then figuring out ways to get the opposing teams stopped in the last two minutes of the first half. I remember Bobby Knight always saying, ‘The most important part of a basketball game is the last five minutes of the first half [and] the first five minutes of the second half,’ and we’ve been poor in that regard. We’ve got to do a better job in that. We’ll focus on the two-minute drill again tomorrow and just try to make sure we protect the ball in that critical time.” On what it’s like as a coach to strategize for those final two minutes: “You want to stay aggressive, you’ve got to have faith in your team. The minute you blink and show that, ‘I don’t believe we can get it done,’ then you lose the team. If the team has the ball with 1:40 to go and I have three timeouts left and they’re backed up and they run the ball and are getting ready to punt, I’m calling a timeout. We’ve got to try and get the ball back and get some points. It’s hard sometimes when you play pretty damn good for 28 minutes and then all of a sudden, the last two minutes we give up 14 points and it affects your locker room sometimes and it affects you coming out. It’s just something that we’ve got to continue to focus on and make sure we finish as good as we start.” On the roles for LBs Zach Brown and Martrell Spaight: “We’ve kind of flipped around. Zach’s had the communication sometimes throughout the year and then last week it was [Will] Compton. This week, it will go back to Zach, so it’s no big deal.” On coaching a quarterback on when to give his receivers chances to make plays and not give opposing defenders too much credit: “Yeah, that’s tough. That’s just repetition. That’s just, ‘Got to see it.’ I think a lot of times you see throughout the course of a schematic play and you run the same play three or four times against the same coverage, sometimes the safety’s a little higher, more in the middle, and he can make that play. Sometimes if he cuts the first guy, he can’t make that play and it’s just a matter of seeing it and believing it and making the throws. That comes with repetition, quite frankly. That’s all it is, and belief and then repping it and watching it on tape over and over again. That’s all.” On if he’s hopeful S Montae Nicholson will be able to return this week: “Yeah, we’re hoping. Montae’s had a good day today and hopefully his shoulders are feeling good and he’ll be up and ready.” On how S DeAngelo Hall’s role would be impacted if Nicholson is available: “Well, if he can go, Montae’s our starter, if he can go, and we can utilize D-Hall however we want. And we still have D.J. [Swearinger], obviously. Very important to have three or four safeties nowadays, we’ve learned that. Every week, it seems like we’ve used all three, sometimes four, so we’ll use them all.” On DL Stacy McGee and DL Terrell McClain: “I think when we had the rotation early in the year with [Jonathan] Allen and [Matt] Ioannidis and McGee and obviously other guys, we were better off. Then we lose two and all of a sudden, they’re the main guys and they’re asked to play more and more reps, and we’re trying to get [Anthony] Lanier up to speed, and last week it was [Brandon] Banks… So it’s been a little bit harder on them. And then you play a game where you have 90 snaps against Seattle – that wears them down a little bit. Hopefully their legs are back under them with the addition of Matt Ioannidis hopefully back this week, that’ll help make a strong four-man and Anthony Lanier will be the fifth. Hopefully we’ll be able to utilize a solid rotation, get off the field on third down and keep them fresh and rested. But, I’ve been impressed with them. They play hard and have been a big part of our success, but we’ve still got to ask more from everybody now.” On what he is thankful for: “Well, I’m thankful for the Redskin fans, this organization, my family, obviously. We’ve got a great group of people here. Great organization. I’ve got a great family. There’s a lot to be thankful for.” Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky On if he has gotten much sleep this week trying to figure out the Saints’ offense: “They are very good. Sleep wise? It’s here or there, but overall a good offense. I was with Breesy [Drew Brees] of course in San Diego – good quarterback. They’ve got a good running game. They have a good passing game. They are a very good offense.” On how he thought LB Ryan Kerrigan played last week: “I think from an overall standpoint I thought he played OK. I think from our standpoint overall, we didn’t play good as a unit. We didn’t play good across the board. We didn’t coach well enough. We are taking it from this perspective that we have got to make sure that we spend the time going over those little details that we have and make sure they perform on the field.” On how S Montae Nicholson’s speed changes the defense: “Well, I think it’s really good from our standpoint. I mean, he does a great job when he is in the post. He can cover a lot of ground. And for having him out the last couple of weeks, it’s all right, but I’m just saying we are looking for that speed that he could take those receivers that are going up the field and making plays on the ball, which he has.” On figuring out LB Junior Galette’s snap counts: “Well, I think that is just a rotational thing that we have during the game and sometimes it’s higher and sometimes it’s lower based upon sometimes sub or base. From that standpoint, we are trying to get him as many reps as humanly possible. Especially this week, he is going to be biting at the bone to get after New Orleans. I know that definitely.” On DL Matt Ioannidis’ hand and if it could impact his play on Sunday: “He was limited a little bit today and we will see what he can do. Overall, I am kind of excited to get him back. We had a little bit of better pressure up the middle with him. If he can go, it would be great. If not, then the other guys will make sure to have a part of it.” On LB Martrell Spaight: “He inspires the defense, I think. He brings a little fire to him. The best thing that I think he does is he can see it and then go. From his reaction standpoint, he does a great job. Losing Comp [Will Compton] and then losing Mase [Mason Foster] of course, it’s a little bit of a blow but those guys are always in a backup situation and they are going to be playing and I’m looking forward to his first start in a little bit.” On if the unit has had spirited practices this week: “Yeah. I mean, last week, sometimes when you get in those Fridays [with] red zone and stuff and being inside, we didn’t have a great red zone day. But, overall, we didn’t contribute on Sunday. So we have got to do a better job in the red zone. But overall, it was a good, hearty practice. People were getting ready and looking forward to it.”
  11. The Official "Marvel" Thread (Movies,Comics etc)

    Punisher hit Netflix today. Unfortunately it's not downloadable so now I'm going to have to find something else to watch on the flight to NOLA tomorrow.
  12. Anyone going to the New Orleans game?

    One thing about Johnny White's. I recommend getting there a few hours early. It's a small, long hallway of a building. It fills up FAST. Last time we had a Rally down there, it spilled out into the street & a lot of us couldn't get in as they had already exceeded the fire code limit. It's near the end of the "fun" part of Bourbon Street.
  13. For Immediate Release November 16, 2017 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following free agent: G Tyler Catalina The Redskins placed the following player on their Reserve/Injured list: T T.J. Clemmings
  14. All Things Star Wars Thread

    Chewy not replacing that damn low profile radar dish on the Falcon with much cooler original dish.
  15. For Immediate Release November 14, 2017 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following free agent: DL Caraun Reid The Redskins signed the following player to their active roster from Philadelphia’s practice squad: RB Byron Marshall The Redskins placed the following players on their Reserve/Injured list: LB Will Compton RB Rob Kelley The Redskins waived the following player: DL Brandon Banks The Redskins released the following player from their practice squad: DL Tavaris Barnes
  16. League Leaders After Week 10

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  17. For Immediate Release November 15, 2017 REDSKINS MAKE ROSTER MOVES LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have made the following roster moves: The Redskins signed the following free agent: LB Zach Vigil The Redskins signed the following players to their practice squad: RB LeShun Daniels S Orion Stewart -REDSKINS-
  18. November 15, 2017 Head Coach Jay Gruden On practice participation: “Did not participate was: non-injury for Crowder, personal reasons; and then Jordan Reed, hamstring; and Trent Williams, knee. I have a bunch of limiteds. You’ll get the report here in a minute. If you have any questions about anybody, I’ll let you know how they’re doing. [Ryan] Grant is still in the concussion protocol, [Zach] Brown with his Achilles, so on, so forth.” On if he expects WR Jamison Crowder to return tomorrow: “Yeah, he’ll be back.” On TE Jordan Reed’s progress: “He’s progressing. He was with the trainers today for the most part. Said he had a good day, we’ll see how he does tomorrow.” On T Trent Williams’ status: “Yeah, it’s going to be a week-to-week thing for him, for sure. The challenge will be Sunday, Thursday, Thursday. The next three weeks will be a challenge. Hopefully we’ll get him this week, then take it week by week.” On planning practices for three games in a short span, especially for a team with so many injuries: “Yeah, we’re OK right now. We have guys on a limited basis but we have enough bodies [that] we’re having good practices. And then after this game, we’ll adjust the schedule – probably shorten practice, maybe a walkthrough-type tempo and go from there, get ready for the Thursday night game.” On RB Samaje Perine’s improvements: “Well, I think he’s getting better looks. The more you see in practice and the more you get in a game, the better you’re going to get. He’s a guy that never ran out of the I-formation in college, so this is all new to him. He’s good out of the shotgun, but we’ve just got to keep giving him the ball. Like I said the other day, I think he’s a guy that’ll get better with more carries. He’s such a physical guy that I think the more carries he gets, he’ll wear down a defense. He’s not so much a spell guy, he’s more of a ‘run it, run it, run it,’ type guy. Hopefully we get him some reps, get a great look at him, and he performs well, which we think he will.” On Perine’s ball security: “He’s had two missed hand-offs. I think the exchanges are the issue, the tracks. Not necessarily all his fault, sometimes the quarterback might’ve been a little bit too tight. But we’ve got to get that cleaned up. Time will tell on that but I think we’ve got it fixed, hopefully.” On if there are benefits in facing a difficult early schedule: “Well, I don’t know. We’ll see. I think every team in the NFL has serious weapons and things to… you have to prepare for, work toward. Just when you think you’re not playing somebody that’s not very good record-wise, they have a lot of talent and good coaches. This is a week-to-week league, for sure. We know we’re playing against a team that’s won seven in a row, and they’re playing excellent football on both sides of the ball and special teams. But as far as how that will treat us later in the season, we’ll have to wait and see.” On the decision to sign RB Byron Marshall: “Yeah, we did some work on him. Our scouts did a good job on him and sent the tape to [Running Backs Coach] Randy [Jordan] and made the decision that he was our top guy. He does a little bit of everything. He can catch the ball out of the backfield, he’s thick, he’s 215, 220 pounds. He played running back in college, played receiver in college, did some good things on tape in Philadelphia in the preseason, so that’s the guy we went with.” On the difference in New Orleans’ offense: “They’re balanced and I think they’re running the ball extremely well. They have two powerful guards in [Andrus] Peat and [Larry] Warford and [Max] Unger is doing a good job at center. And then the backs. They have a good combination with [Alvin] Kamara and [Mark] Ingram, obviously. They do a good job of mixing it up, and that opens up the play-action passes with [Ted] Ginn, taking the deep shots and [Michael] Thomas across the middle, and obviously [Coby] Fleener. So they have some great weapons across the board. Kamara is another great threat out of the backfield. They do jet sweeps, screens, all that stuff. Very balanced football team. They’re playing with a lead this year a lot more as opposed to last year and the year before. They were playing from behind because their defense wasn’t very good, so they were very pass-happy. You see the same situation with us from time to time. But when they play with the lead or close, they’re very balanced and Sean Payton does a great job of calling plays.” On DL Matt Ioannidis’s hand: “He had a nice club on today at practice. Limited basis but he looked good. Hopefully uses that to his advantage… Be like ‘The Longest Yard’ [laughing].” On if Ioannidis could be available Sunday: “Yeah, we hope so. We’ll see. He’s trying it out, felt pretty good today. We think he’s got a chance.” On New Orleans’s defensive success this year: “They’re doing a good job in the running game and they’re getting you in third down and they’re very good on third down. Third-and-short, they’re excellent. Third down, they’re doing good. They’re very multiple in what they do. They jam fronts, double-As, and a lot of different fronts that you have to deal with. And then they’re playing great man coverage. [Ken] Crawley, I don’t know how to pronounce it, him and the first-rounder over there, they’re very good. They’re very good corners and they’re getting good secondary play along with the pass rush.” On differences in LB Martrell Spaight’s performance last week: “He just came in, he was fresh-legged, had a lot of energy. That’s Spaight’s strength is he comes in and provides spark with great energy, plays fast and he’s a physical guy. Now it’s a matter of him and Zach [Brown] meshing well together from here on out because those are our two linebackers. And Josh Harvey-[Clemons] is now number three, we signed [Zach] Vigil to be number four. Vigil helps out on special teams quite a bit, but Spaight and Brown, they’ve got to lead the show, run the show.” On what he remembers about QB Kirk Cousins’ performance the last time they played the Saints: “I don’t remember anything about that game, quite honestly. I didn’t even watch that tape. I know he played well in that game. We had a great day. That was a great afternoon here at our home game and guys played well, but they’re a totally different team as we are, and they’ve improved greatly.” On what he’s seeing from WR Maurice Harris now that eyes are on him: “Yeah, he’s always been a great competitor in practice. In training camp, he was making plays. It just went unnoticed by a lot of people, but not by us. He’s a great all-around football player – very quarterback-friendly. He’s where he’s supposed to be. He just doesn’t there quite as fast as a lot of guys, but he’s got great change of direction. He knows how to set up the DB. He knows how to read zone/man. He can play everywhere. And he’s a great blocker, so he’s another great weapon for us to throw in the mix.” QB Kirk Cousins On if he has a relationship with Saints QB Drew Brees: “I just had an opportunity to get to know him at the Pro Bowl last year, which was a fun experience. I’ve just always admired his career going back to his days at Purdue – the way he has handled adversity, the way he’s carried himself with class, the consistent production year-in and year-out. He’s stayed healthy. He’s just been a consistent force there for the Saints. I love his game and the way he plays and I’ve been able to learn a lot from him, just from a distance, watching film and studying his game.” On if he can model his career after what Brees has done in New Orleans: “I think the goal is to just watch other guys and how they’ve had success and study their game. He plays with such a good base and he’s got great accuracy. He sees the field well, has good athleticism, moves around well, avoids sacks, completes a lot of passes. And so all of those things are things you say, ‘That’s a good recipe for success, a good model for success.’ I think in that sense, you do try to pattern your game after great players like that.” On how he can simulate a live pocket: “Good question. That’s the question I’ve asked myself a lot, because you can’t go to the local park and play 11-on-11 football, unfortunately, like you can if you’re an NBA player … you can go to the gym and play pick-up basketball and still get a decent feel of the flow of going up and down the court and playing the game. Not the case in football, and so your best chance away from practice is to have a coach throw a bag at your feet and get as close as you can, which still isn’t very close. That’s why practice is so valuable. That’s why two-a-days are valuable. That’s why OTAs are so valuable. You try to get a feel for it – and why game experience is so valuable and why as players play more in real-time games, they play better and better and better, because it’s hard to simulate that in other situations.” On if he sees his throw to WR Josh Doctson any different after watching it on tape: “I saw it correctly on the field in the moment, but what I did was, I was nervous about the safety being able to redirect – I call it a baseball turn – and go back and intercept it and he really wasn’t able to when you watched the film. That’s maybe a situation where I’m being overly cautious trying to prevent the critical error by throwing the ball deep enough to where I know the safety can’t make a play, but our receiver also can’t make a play. Had I left the ball shorter where I would have wanted to throw it, the safety wasn’t going to be there and you’d like to think it could have been a touchdown. And on the field, I didn’t throw it there because I was nervous about the safety getting over there, so that’s where you go back and watch the film and realize, ‘I’m giving them too much credit,’ and you can put that ball in there and it would have been a potential six points.” On the progression he’s seen from RB Samaje Perine: “I think confidence is always going to be a big trait as you play longer in this league and he’s become a more confident player as he’s gone through different experiences. I think he’s always run the ball really hard and I think he does a great job with that – I told him so after the game against the Vikings. Catching the football, he’s going to get more and more opportunities to do that and gain more experience. He had a great play down the right sideline against the Vikings on Sunday. So just continue to give him those opportunities, those experiences, and I think the pass game is really the growth that a running back needs to take when he first shows up in the NFL because of how many pressures are being thrown at them and how much responsibility we place on a running back in pass protection, and those are the places where he can grow and will grow. He has all of the tools, all the hardware, to be able to do that and become a really complete back in this league.” On if exchanges with Perine will improve now that he is getting first-team reps: “I would think that that will get better as we work together longer, that he’ll get a better feel for how each exchange looks and I’ll get a better feel for what he needs. Those are certainly the kind of errors that can quickly change the course of a game and so they need to be avoided at all costs.” On WR Maurice Harris and what it means to be a “QB-friendly receiver”: “I think QB-friendly receivers are guys who make a quarterback more accurate by the way they track the football in the air. They attack the football with their hands. When they’re covered, they can still come down with the ball in a way that the stat line shows that it was as if he was wide open. I think I’ve always felt that Maurice is that, as well as another guy who stands out in that way uniquely is Jamison Crowder. I’ve always felt like Jamison at times makes me a more accurate quarterback with the way that he tracks the football in the air. Those are skills that have to be developed and take time and some guys have it a little more naturally than others, and I think Maurice and Jamison do have a unique trait there in the way they can be QB-friendly. But we have a lot of guys that, you know, you think of Josh Doctson and you think of our tight ends – Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis – we’ve got a lot of guys that can make a quarterback look pretty good.” On if there is a benefit to having a tough early schedule: “I think time will tell if that challenge that we’ve had the first nine weeks of the season, 10 weeks of the season, if that will benefit us in the second half. I don’t know, but we’ve stood toe-to-toe with a lot of good teams in this league. We said it before we ever played a game that the margin for error is very small and the difference between teams that go 10-6 and 6-10 is very little. We knew that going into the season and, unfortunately, in some of those tight games we’ve come out on top and some of them we haven’t. Hopefully here in this stretch of seven games, we can be the ones that come out on top.” On the change in the Saints’ defense this year: “Well, I think they’re well-coached. I think it’s a good scheme. I think they’re creating pressure. It seems like they’re getting after the quarterback, batting a lot of passes down at the line of scrimmage. It seems that their secondary is covering very well. They’re creating confusion. They’re changing up their looks and just kind of creating chaos and that’s what good defenses do. It is going to be a challenge, especially in their environment and their stadium, to be on the screws and make sure we’re all on the same page.” On if he needs to change any part of his game when a team is adept at batting down passes: “No, I don’t know that I change a whole lot. I think the things that you want to do to try to help with that are the things you do every week – negotiate arm angles, hold your eyes, don’t stare down where you’re throwing, have a quick release. I think those are all things that I do pretty well. I think I have a quick release. I think I can move my arm angle to make those throws and so I think those are the same things you try to do every week.” New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton On keeping the team focused during the winning streak: “Well, look, I think each team, each game you play presents a different challenge in the type of team you’re playing. We have got a lot of young guys playing in our starting lineup, a lot of guys from this draft class and some younger guys that have had maybe one or two years of experience. But we’ve got, I would say, a good presence leadership-wise. We get through that Monday and it’s on to the next week. Now, I think still the process Wednesday through Friday is the key and the preparation and attention to detail.” On RB Alvin Kamara: “He’s got some versatility. Both he and Mark [Ingram] are guys that can block the blitz. They are guys that are comfortable in the passing game. We felt when we evaluated him coming out of college, he was someone that we knew was very intelligent. He has comfortable hands and he’s picked things up, a number of these young guys have. When you look at [Marshon] Lattimore and [Ryan] Ramczyk and Marcus Williams, there are four or five of these guys that are playing a lot of snaps as rookies. I think their football instincts have served them well.” On the success of the defense and if it is a function of a few years of building or if it was more overnight: “Well, look, it’s probably somewhere in the middle. Obviously the influx of players this offseason we are relying heavily on. Part of it is gaining confidence after the second loss against New England and I thought our road trip to Carolina was really one of our better defensive games. We took the ball away and then you can talk about confidence and you hope for confidence, but it generally starts with some demonstrated ability. I think then over in London against Miami and each week trying to correct the things that are still hurting us and improve overall as a unit. I think that that two-week road trip was important for us.” On if he has noticed a difference in how QB Drew Brees manages games: “Well, I think collectively between what we do and how we are approaching the game each week it can vary to some degree. What’s most important – for him and any one of us – is winning. He understands that and I think that… Look, each week you want that balance and there are some weeks where it may tilt one way or the other, and I think that you are prepared to play and adjust during the course of a game. I think he is smart enough to do that.” On concussions and how difficult they are to manage during a game: “Look, we have got a great medical staff. Of course, it has happened over the years here and I would say we are definitely on the conservative side. It’s happened in the playoffs. It’s happened where any sign of a player being dinged or nicked, we are going to follow the procedures and be smart about that. Obviously it’s an important topic right now concerning our game and I think that the players themselves are a big help that way as well. Fortunately, when something like that comes up, we’ve been on top of it and able to get the proper diagnosis.” On if he has ever had to get personally involved to keep a concussed player from playing: “That’s come up occasionally because in a critical moment, a player might at that moment feel like he needs to… but I think we are passed that with our current protocol. I think that we rely heavily on our group here on the sidelines and the spotters but our guys do a great job that way.” On if he thinks there is a difference in the NFL today in how rookies have been able to make an immediate impact: “I think there are a lot of differences between today and 15 years ago and yet I think one thing that would be constant would be [that] you’re always hopeful when you have a draft that this class can contribute early. I would say over the years, the players that have that football instinct and the makeup that learn quickly probably have an advantage. Yet there are some players that might take a couple of years and we’ve seen that happen where all of a sudden they come on and become real big contributors. So you’re measuring that in the evaluation process and I don’t think that in itself has changed, but certainly the way rosters change today versus 15-20 years ago, that’s entirely different.” On what was special about the Saints’ draft class this year: “Well, the first four or five were grouped in a position where you rarely… it’s not often that you’ll take four players that were graded in your first 32. I think to your point, the rhetoric after the draft is always interesting. You hear the head coaches and the GMs, you always got who you wanted and yet you wait until you really have a chance to evaluate them. This year’s class – having two first-round picks, Lattimore was one and then Ramczyk in the [Brandin] Cooks trade. Marcus Williams was the safety we had real high grades on from Utah. Kamara, Alex Anzalone, who actually started for us at the beginning part of the year until his injury in Week 4, Trey Hendrickson, these guys are guys that when we selected them at the time we felt real strong about and to their credit they have come in and picked things up and contributed.” On how high Kamara was on their draft board: “He was real high. We had… The runner right up the road here, shoot, is playing extremely well in Jacksonville. There’s these tiers of players but we knew that he was going to get taken early. I think for us having been at the workout myself personally and having a private workout that there were a few targeted players at running back. He was one of them. The young player up at Chicago, Tarik Cohen, was another guy we liked, but Kamara certainly was high enough to where we traded back into the third round to get him.” New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees On Saints RB Alvin Kamara: “Well, I think he’s obviously a great talent, but he’s a guy who is very intelligent and he’s mature beyond his years. I think he just understands his role and the opportunity that he has here. We do a lot with our running backs, and both him and Mark [Ingram] are very versatile players that can play in a lot of different situations and do just about anything for us. So it’s kind of plug-and-play with both of those guys.” On if rookies are fitting into systems better now than they did previously: “Yeah, I think everybody, and whatever you want to credit that to – 7-on-7 passing academies to just the style of offenses that they run in college, I’m not sure – but guys seem to come in even more prepared now than they ever have been. I think just the… what they’re able to do, I think their versatility is something that you see with so many of these young backs that come in. They can run the ball between the tackles, they can catch the ball out of the backfield, you can split them out and almost treat them as receivers sometimes. Just really talented players.” On how having two versatile running backs helps him: “Listen, it’s great. Obviously what they’ve been able to do in the run game and also the pass game, I think they’re matchup problems when you get them out on the perimeter and obviously they’re very effective at running it as well.” On the biggest difference in the Redskins’ defense since the last time he faced them: “Well, it’s obviously a new defensive coordinator, Greg Manusky, who I know from my Charger days. I’ve got a lot of respect for him and the defense that he runs. The times that I’ve played against him, I think they’re very talented, think they get good pressure with their pass rush, I think they’re very active in the secondary, lot of guys that have good ball skills, very opportunistic. You turn on the tape and you see them making a bunch of plays.” On CB Josh Norman: “I think he’s a very instinctive player. He’s very talented. Again, very opportunistic. You see him punching the ball out a lot and obviously he’s got great ball skills and instincts. Played against him in Carolina for a long time. I’ve always had a lot of respect for him.” On how much it helps having played against Norman so many times: “Obviously the schemes are different, you know, but then again, you know the player. You know he’s just a smart football player. He’s a smart, instinctive football player that’s going to study film and I think he’s going to try to anticipate what’s happening at times. So you’ve just got to be aware of that and ready for that.” On concussion protocol in the NFL and improvements the league could make in the protocol: “Well, it’s obviously changed pretty significantly over the last three or four years. I think you see more and more guys going into the protocol just because that has become more of an emphasis. And I think that there is a much better system in place to make sure that guys are cleared to play and that they’re healthy and ready to come back and not come back too soon. In many cases, you’ll see guys even sit out for a week, two weeks, three weeks, sometimes four weeks or more before they’re able to come back and play. Again, I think you just… Different than when I first entered this league and certainly before that where I think the mentality was, ‘Just get back in there, you’re fine. Don’t worry about it.’ There’s obviously a system in place to make sure that guys are doing the right thing for their health – their short-term health and long-term health – when it comes to that.” On how having an improved defense changes practices: “It’s been highly competitive all offseason and into training camp and certainly during the season here. We’ve got a great mix of veteran guys, great leadership and some really talented young guys. Guys are competing, guys are flying around, there’s a lot of energy, a lot of excitement and enthusiasm. And obviously, the more that you win, the more that builds.” A
  19. For Immediate Release November 13, 2017 REDSKINS TO CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING WITH FANS, SEASON TICKET MEMBERS EASY TWEET: .@Redskins to celebrate Thanksgiving at game vs. Giants with #Redskins fans and season ticket members. LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins will celebrate Thanksgiving with their fans and season ticket members at the Thanksgiving Game Presented by Loudoun County Economic Development on Nov. 23. Kickoff for the game against the New York Giants is set for 8:30 p.m. “The Redskins are excited to host the first ever Thanksgiving game in Washington,” said Chief Marketing Officer Terry Bateman. “We appreciate our fans spending their holiday with us, and we want to create new traditions and special experiences that Redskins fans and families are sure to remember.” The day kicks off at 12 p.m., when all FedExField parking lots open. There will be seven large HD video boards throughout the parking lots for fans to watch both the 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. games. All season ticket members will be invited to an exclusive private party in the Bud Light Party Pavilion. Attendees of the party will have the opportunity to win tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota. The Bud Light Party Pavilion will also feature a performance by D.C.’s all-90’s band, White Ford Bronco, at 5:30 p.m. The area is open to all guests with a game ticket. Prior to the game, fans can enter the “HTTR Tailgate Contest,” where Redskins fans who think they have the best tailgate on gameday will compete for a Grand Prize of two tickets to Super Bowl LII in Minnesota. Fans can enter their submission at In addition to gameday entertainment, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is hosting a “Virtual Food Drive” funded through the gameday 50/50 Raffle. All proceeds will support the Capital Area Food Bank’s programs in Prince George’s County including the Community Marketplace, a monthly farmer’s market-inspired food distribution center which delivers fresh, seasonal produce at no cost to more than 300 households with need. Fans can purchase a 50/50 Raffle ticket in the parking lots or at kiosks in the stadium to support the Virtual Food Drive and for the chance to take home half the jackpot. Information regarding all Thanksgiving game activations can be found
  20. The Skins RB situation....

    @thesubmittedone & I were talking about this the other week in Seattle. This is one of those spots where Scott shined when he was here. He always had lists of guys to bring in mid season when injuries started to mount up. For example, remember Pierre Thomas? He was a huge addition at RB at time when the team needed a reliable RB.
  21. Stop. And before you get it twisted, know this. I'm not a big BA fan. "We" didn't get rid of them. Both were FAs. Garcon wasn't coming back because he wanted to play for Kyle. Hell, he had even requested to be traded during last season. As far as Alf, his production was dropping, he wasn't a consistent pass catching RB, & his pass pro was iffy. And as a general PSA, some of you need to quit spouting nonsense because it fits an agenda. You're dumbing down the board.