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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 23 - 17 Panthers
       
      Will the real Washington Redskins please stand up?
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here, joined by the Spaceman Spiff. 
       
      Seriously, which team will we get to see today. The one solid in all quarters, playing fundamentally sound ball and making us believe that just maybe, this year they could be hanging around at playoff time? Or will it be the one who decides not all receivers should be covered? You know, the one that seems to believe no national embarrassment is too great to suffer.
       
      If I am on this team on this day, I am playing like I have been punked-out on national TV (because I was) and I have something to prove. I am playing with a degree of urgency yet to be seen this year. I am playing like the season is on the line today. Because it literally is as far as I am concerned.
       
      Speak amongst yourselves...
       
      inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 39 CB Adonis Alexander
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 77 G Shawn Lauvao
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
      o   No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley
       
      Ok gang, showtime. Here's to a good game with no injuries. You can follow me live on Twitter @Skinscast. 
       
      See you at the half.
       
      Half
       
      Great start, poor ending. They need to produce in the 2nd half to win.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      This team is consistently inconsistent.
       
      I’m just glad I caught them on the good week. And if there was ever a time to go for two in a row, it’s this week.
       
      I was poised to ask the players how much last week had to do with this. I didn’t have to. Most of the guys I interviewed spoke about getting the bad taste of last week out of their mouth.
       
      To a man they wanted to put it behind them. No better way than to do so with a win against a 3-1 Carolina Panthers. The win preserves Washington’s first place position in the division.
       
      If we are looking for heroes we have to start with Adrian Peterson. Coming in with multiple injuries (shoulder, knee, ankle), all he did was run for 97-yards on 17-carries with a 5.7 yard per carry average. The man is ageless, looking more like a first-year back rather than a guy near the end of his career.
       
      On the other side of the ball was Josh Norman. It was clear in speaking to him following the game that the chatter in the media was starting to get to him. This game was important enough for him that he called a defensive backs meeting this week to get everybody on the same page.
       
      Norman payed like the all-star the Redskins signed in 2016. In fact, the interception was his first since week 16 of 2016. But he wasn’t done. Norman punched out the ball to force a fumble later on a critical drive, robbing the Panthers of an opportunity to score.
       
      Given the talk about Norman and the manner in which the New Orleans Saints bludgeoned Washington last week, it was fitting the game came down to a defensive stand that resulted in Carolina giving up the ball on downs.
       
      This was a total team effort for Washington, with all areas contributing.
       
      Alex Smith went 21-of-36 for 163-yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a passer-rating of 88.1.
       
      Jordan Reed had a relatively quiet five receptions for 36-yards to lead the receivers. Vernon Davis on the other hand, made some noise bringing in 3-receptions for 48-yards to include a beautiful touchdown grab on a seam route that left him largely uncovered.
       
      Smith did such a good job of looking off the safety that by the time he turned back to fire down field, Davis was running free and clear into the end zone.
       
      Another hero on the day was Dustin Hopkins. All he did was kick a 6-yard field goal, the longest of his career. I asked the coach if he had discussed the kick with Hopkins prior to making the decision. Gruden told me it was special teams coach Ben Kotwica who proclaimed Hopkins ready.
       
      “I thought it was a 53-yarder,” said Gruden. “When I heard it was a 56-yarder I thought about calling a timeout.
      He didn’t and Hopkins made him look smart.
       
      The Redskins fare best when they score first. They must be aware of this as they started red hot, jumping out to a 17-point lead before the Panthers got off the snide.
       
      A total of 9-unanswered points later, Washington scored early in the fourth quarter to bring the lead back to 11. That lasted officially 1-drive, as the Panthers marched down with relative ease to score a touchdown and bring the game within 3.
       
      Washington then mounted another drive to register another field goal to take the lead back to 6.
       
      Then a defensive stand was needed.
       
      Carolina was able to move the back to the midfield with relative ease. Washington tightened up and it all came down to a 4th-and-5 at the Redskins 16 with 38-seconds remaining.
       
      That was as far as they would go as Cam Newton skimmed the ball off of the field for a harmless incomplete.
       
      It was a much need win. It keeps the Redskins in 1st place in the division at 3-2 with Dallas coming to town next Sunday.
       
      What’s not to like?  

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Tarhog & TK-IV II I's Redskin's History 101: Sammy Baugh

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Be interesting to get Pat Fischer...

One of the Extremeskins Benefit Auction items are some Pat Fischer autographed 8x10's

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Wow, what can I say. Your article brings spring to my heart. Great work.:notworthy

Put a link in our german forum for the handfull of Redskins here. Hope the´ll enjoy it as much as I do.

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First off, great job there TnT. Really, er um, DYNO-MITE!!

Any way we could get Doc Walker to give Sammy a birthday shout out on the radio?

Observation1: Looks like Bernie Kosar copied Sammy's throwing motion to a tee.

Observation2: With the term "Todays football" being used ad nauseum these days, watching these clips shows that the players might be bigger and faster and stronger, but it's still the same game. You could probably find highlight reels from "Todays NFL" last year that would mirror some of these clips.

Again, great job guys. But wouldn't weekly be more better than monthly?:D

Whattayamean you have other lives?

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TK , Tar great job , just gotta love this place . i can't wait to see who's next on your list. :cool: i never saw sammy play just some highlight reels here and there , this is just awesome , thanks guys :point2sky , :notworthy

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Excellent! Thanks! I grew up hearing stories about Mr. Baugh. A family of ticket holders since 1937. I was raised right!

I'm looking forward to the next ones. Thanks again!

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Excellent work.

Thanks!

Always nice to learn something new about a former Redskins warrior like Sammy.

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Thanks fellas. The clips have excelent quality. Sammy was so accurate with those passes. He looks like he could loft a ball and make it land anywhere on the field he wanted. He truly could step right in today and be one of the most feared QB's in the league. He is the definition of All Time Great.

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Very interesting, thanks. :cheers:

One question though, abouth this line:

In addition to the two NFL championships, Baugh led the Redskins to 5 NFC titles during his first 10 years with the team.

Since the AFC as we know it didn't become part of the league until after the merger with the AFL (after Baugh was retired), giving us American and National conferences, what was the NFC? Was it still the National Football Conference? What were the other conferences?

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This really is great stuff. It gets you in touch with an era most of us weren't around for -- except Jimbo of course :).

Good work.

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Awesome. Just plain awesome.

Can't wait for 102, 103, 201, 202, etc. and the Seminar in RSKN 451: Advanced Topics in Redskins Lore: Legends and Tall Tales.

I'd 've written my thesis on the Skins if these classes were around. :)

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Excellant work TK and Tarhog.

I had the honor of seeing Slinging Sam play, and even got his autograph in 1948. I am sorry to say I have lost it.

Thanks

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EXCELLANT!!!!!!!!!!, VERY WELL DONE AND MUCH APPRECIATED.

SAMMY WAS ONE OF A KIND. ONE OF MANY REASONS I'M A FAN.AGAIN THANKS

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Thank you guys for this. It was a well put together article on Mr. Baugh and I learned a lot about someone that I just heard of.

When a boy was playing dirty, we had something called a "bootsy" play. We'd waste a play where we'd rough up the sonofa**** a little to make him stop playing that way. I remember one game where an end was coming at me with his hands and arms like he was slapping at the ball. Each time, he'd hit me in the face. I warned him to stop it, but he didn't. So I called the bootsy. No one blocked him, he came barreling through, and I threw the ball and hit that sonofa**** right in the forehead with a perfect spiral.

Wow!

:notworthy

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Originally posted by 36HAMMER

EXCELLANT!!!!!!!!!!, VERY WELL DONE AND MUCH APPRECIATED.

SAMMY WAS ONE OF A KIND. ONE OF MANY REASONS I'M A FAN.AGAIN THANKS

Couple things here.

1) Thanks for the kind words.

2) This is the 2nd time I've said something to you about that CAP LOCK KEY. All 6 of your posts are all in caps. That's rude. I suggest you check your PM's.

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