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      Landover, MD - Welcome all to the Extremeskins coverage of the second preseason game. I'm TSO in the Press box providing you with the best damn coverage I and Spaceman Spiff, who will be providing coverage from the sidelines, possibly can! 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      1999 Redskins go 10-6 and win the NFC East. The following season? Failure. 
       
       
       
      2005 Redskins go 10-6 and nab a wildcard spot. The following season? Disaster.
       
       
       
      2007 Redskins go 9-7 and sneak into the playoffs. The following season? Zorn. 
       
       
       
      2012 Redskins go 10-6, win the NFC East with their shiny new franchise QB. The following season? Epic collapse. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      So now, here we are. The Redskins are coming off a season that saw a seismic shift occur within the Front Office, where a legitimate talent-evaluating GM was hired to take control of the scouting department and personnel. Gruden got the help he desperately needed and asked for from the Front Office. The Redskins went 9-7 and miraculously won the NFC East on the heels of a young group of draft picks and a ton of personnel hits in general.
       
       
       
      So, the following season? 
       
       
       
      We're going to find out if this is real. 
       
       
       
      Is it? Is our newly and properly structured Front Office as organized and professional as it seems? Is it real?
       
       
       
      Is our energetic and smart coaching staff as good for player development as they were last season? Is it real?
       
       
       
      Is Kirk Cousins the franchise QB we've been so desperately lacking? Is he for real?
       
       
       
      Are the young players truly developing into a core of consistent championship potential?  Are they for real?
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      It might just be the preseason, but these games play a role (albeit a small one) in teaching us who will rise to the occasion and who won't. Who will solidify their spot on the team and who will continue to remain a question. Who will be a part of the new reality we all hope is happening right before our eyes, a hope we continue to question is real?
       
       
       
      The hope that we're witnessing the rise of the Redskins as a perennial contender. 
       
       
       
      Let's start to find out together here on Extremeskins Gameday Coverage!  
       
       
       
       
       
       
         
       
       
       1st Quarter Analysis  
       
       
         
       
       
       
       
       
         
       
       
      Offensively, I think we finally saw the new Matt Jones (7 carries for 31 yards, 4.4 avg) we've heard about all offseason. Though the handoff gaffe was terrible, everything else was very pleasing to see. He had good vision, ran hard, and got whatever he could get on plays that the defense played well. Unfortunately, he got hurt and so his durability issues will, and should, come into question. Let's hope his left shoulder is okay.   
       
       
         
       
       
      Ryan Grant (3 for 3, 27 yards) and Jamison Crowder (3 of 4, 38 yards) also showed up well (well, on offense, Crowder's muffed punt was terrible to see but let's not forget this is his first live action of the year), but you really see why coaches love Grant. He's just very smooth and tough to cover.  
       
       
         
       
       
      Colt McCoy (7 of 9, 66 yards) looked great until the last play of the first drive, which was mind numbingly stupid. I actually think he was trying to throw it away. And that spin? Whoosh. That was fun to see.  
       
       
         
       
       
      As for the defense, the secondary keeps showing up. DHall was in on the first pass break up and Greg Toler had great coverage on the 3rd down.         
       
       
         
       
       
      I've noticed the last two games we've essentially never lined up in a 3-4. We basically have two Dlinemen inside (Reyes, Baker) and 2 OLB (Kerrigan, Preston).   
       
       
         
       
       
      The Oline looks totally different with Lauvao in terms of run-blocking. That is all.   
       
       
         
       
       
      Stay tuned for more after the half!     
       
       
         
       
       
       2nd Quarter Analysis  
       
       
         
       
       
       
       
       
         
       
       
      Dunbar was a busy bee. He gave up a bad pass against Decker on the first drive for Jets O in the 2nd. On their second drive, Dunbar makes up for it with a beautiful pass breakup. Their third drive, Dunbar gives up a 9 yard completion, but had tight coverage. Mixed bag, but certainly improved from last week's performance.   
       
       
         
       
       
      Reyes and Baker were struggling a bit on interior runs initially. 2nd drive for Jets O, Baker made a nice tackle on an interior run, so that was good. Baker also had with nice pressure causing incomplete pass on 3rd down.   
       
       
         
       
       
      Spaight has been extremely impressive to say the least. It's not just the caused fumble, he's the general of D. I've been watching him between breaks as well and he's constantly communicating with everyone, controlling the huddle. Doesn't look like a 2nd year player coming off of injury. He had a sick read on screen and tackle as well later on in the 2nd.  
       
       
         
       
       
      Jamison Crowder running more north-south on punts it seems.  
       
       
         
       
       
      Ross with a step, Colt throws deeper could've been big play on drive early in 2nd. Rashad Ross two nice plays on first TD drive. Super impressive 2nd TD from Rashad Ross, tackled head first but maintains possession, not easy for a small guy like him.    
       
       
         
       
       
      Safety on Spencer Long, hands seemed more on the shoulders lifting up the jersey right under the chin so it looked bad, nice play to Maurice Harris got nullified, a shame for a young guy like him. But Harris comes back and gets a 19 yard gain on a nice catch off play action.    
       
       
         
       
       
      Ihenacho on ensuing kickoff with nice tackle. Continues to show up on Special Teams.      
       
       
         
       
       
      Another Ryan Grant catch.    
       
       
         
       
       
      Golston veteran move on run with about 3:25 left in 2nd, just goes down to cause pile up and trips RB.   
       
       
         
       
       
      Blackmon savvy INT from Safety, don't know what Geno Smith was thinking, but Trail was close to applying pressure... could be Geno felt it.  
       
       
         
       
       
      Dashaun Phillips and Spaight nice zone trade off on drive late in 2nd quarter.  
       
       
         
       
       
      All in all, a very positive quarter for a lot of Redskins. Spaight (1 FF), Rashad Ross (4 on 5, 58 yards, 2 TD) and Colt McCoy (13 of 16, 159 yards, 2 TD) killed it.    
       
       
         
       
       
      Stay tuned for more!       
       
       
         
       
       
         
       
       
        3rd Quarter Analysis  
       
       
         
       
       
       
       
       
         
       
       
      Not a whole lot to see here, but I was excited about Stephen Paea coming on back to back plays to start the 3rd quarter off. He got good penetration on run and then a sack on the next play.  Then, Paea on the ensuing drive again penetrates nicely on back to back plays with solid rushes. He's a player I was hoping would improve from last game and I discussed that in length here:    
       
       
         
       
       
      Speaking of players I noticed, Anthony Lanier seems to have moved up on the depth chart as he was often playing with 2nd team in the 3rd quarter if my eyes didn't deceive me. 
      Reiter continues to impress. On run play where Marshall went for about 9 yards with slightly under 3 minutes left in the 3rd, he gets his first block accomplished and then passes him off and lands his second block, opening up a nice lane up.    
       
      Stay tuned for the 4th Quarter update!    
       
       4th Quarter Analysis
       
      Again, not much to discuss other than the obvious (Sudfeld with an awesome drive to win the game)... but here are a couple things I thought were interesting. 
      Fuller gives up long pass play to start the 4th but then recovers with three nice plays. He breaks up two passes and then makes the tackle on a 3rd and 2 to stop the Jets drive and force a FG.  
      Garvin continues to make plays, with a nice pass break up and then a pressure that resulted in an errant throw to force a Jets punt. Recovers fumble caused by Deshazor Everett on Jets drive that was moving easily by hustling.  As mentioned in my previous blog, he's been impressive. 
      Anthony Lanier with the sack to finish the game, love that guy!  
       
      Final impressions:
      So today's game clearly didn't go a long way in determining if this Redskins' resurgence is for real (or as much as any preseason game possibly could), considering many of the players who will play a massive role in said resurgence didn't play, but we did get to see who might potentially add their hats to the discussion. 
      And who are those guys?
      Aside from the obvious answers in Rashad Ross, Ryan Grant, Colt McCoy, Matt Jones and Martrell Spaight who absolutely killed it, there were guys like Anthony Lanier (check out the exclusive interview) who seemed to play a bigger role today on the Dline after showing up really well last week.
      Stephen Paea improved significantly upon his performance last week as well, often finding his way in the backfield of the opposition. Other players who improved from last week were Keith Marshall, Will Blackmon, and Morgan Moses. 
      Reiter continued to impress as did Maurice Harris who continues to be used with the second stringers, making him an interesting roster decision to follow considering how much depth there is at his position. 
      Unfortunately, there are some guys who continue to be questions moving forward and are nowhere near a "yes" on the "is it real" scale. Kuandjio continues to be a mixed bag who has a tough time finding any consistency as does Quinton Dunbar, though he had a lot more positive happen than last week. Fuller had himself a mixed bag of a game as well, but his rookie status makes it much more forgiving. 
      So as we move forward and into the third preseason game where we're expected to get a much closer glimpse of the team's "is it real" factor, let's hope to see continued improvement from the players we need to play significant roles in this resurgence... that is, if it's real this time. 
       
       
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Man that is crazy. Those fans should all be thrown out. I always heard Philly is the worst place for opposing fans and now I see why.

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Jeez, what a bunch of low class animals. Seriously, what is wrong with those people...I mean animals?

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Jeez, what a bunch of low class animals. Seriously, what is wrong with those people...I mean animals?

Lower than animals because animals don't choose to act upon instinct, they just do.

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The funny thing is that at the Jets game, they did the same thing, in fact, they were throwing snowballs at the Falcons on the last drive of the game.

Several years ago, Giants fans were not only shown doing that, but one of them was actually front page news. This type of thing happens in every where. Yet, as it was anticipated by our media, the national media would say how bad our fanbase is....funny...

Just had to add my two cents.

Enjoy your last two games and your continued attempt to earn some sort of respect around the NFL. We may throw snowballs and what not, but at least we don't have of all people MATT MILLEN ripping us a new one.

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Enjoy your last two games and your continued attempt to earn some sort of respect around the NFL. We may throw snowballs and what not, but at least we don't have of all people MATT MILLEN ripping us a new one.

So you admit the fanbase is classless trash, but your team is better.

Okay.

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So you admit the fanbase is classless trash, but your team is better.

Okay.

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I'm not trash....I admit that some members of the fanbase like all members of most fanbases are classless....

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The funny thing is that at the Jets game, they did the same thing, in fact, they were throwing snowballs at the Falcons on the last drive of the game.

Several years ago, Giants fans were not only shown doing that, but one of them was actually front page news. This type of thing happens in every where. Yet, as it was anticipated by our media, the national media would say how bad our fanbase is....funny...

Just had to add my two cents.

Enjoy your last two games and your continued attempt to earn some sort of respect around the NFL. We may throw snowballs and what not, but at least we don't have of all people MATT MILLEN ripping us a new one.

The lame attempt to condone one wholly wrong action with another.

Why does this come as NO surprise from someone from Philthy?

We'll enjoy the end of our season just fine ty. Change is coming, we have something to hang on to.

You enjoy your continued standing as the poor relations in the East, and console yourselves with that empty trophy cabinet at the Link by abusing some other poor sap that has had the temerity to step foot on enemy turf.

The Philadelphia Eagles: A class apart at making divisional/conference titles worthless.

Hail.

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I'm not trash....I admit that some members of the fanbase like all members of most fanbases are classless....

have to agree with the skins fan there. nobody comes close to being as horribly trashy as philly fans. absolute disgrace. the skins may have a horrible team, but at least the fans can hold their liquor.

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The lame attempt to condone one wholly wrong action with another.

Why does this come as NO surprise from someone from Philthy?

We'll enjoy the end of our season just fine ty. Change is coming, we have something to hang on to.

You enjoy your continued standing as the poor relations in the East, and console yourselves with that empty trophy cabinet at the Link by abusing some other poor sap that has had the temerity to step foot on enemy turf.

The Philadelphia Eagles: A class apart at making divisional/conference titles worthless.

Hail.

Hahahaha...doesn't make me any difference. I would rather have a chance year after year than to hopelessly look into the past to console myself. Funny thing is, from many Redskins fans up here, though you may have 3 titles, they would also like to have a shot in the present.

I often find it comedic when some people use the WE HAVE RINGS arguement....because the fact is no one denies that you have them, it's just that while you have them, the chances of getting anymore are about as slim as a pair of skinny jeans on a stick figure.

I love you guys, I really do.

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The funny thing is that at the Jets game, they did the same thing, in fact, they were throwing snowballs at the Falcons on the last drive of the game.

Several years ago, Giants fans were not only shown doing that, but one of them was actually front page news. This type of thing happens in every where. Yet, as it was anticipated by our media, the national media would say how bad our fanbase is....funny...

So your response is to tell us that New York like Philly is similarly full of douchebags? Well Number5 I can assure you that most people already knew that. Natives of both cities have a well earned and long proven reputation.

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So your response is to tell us that New York like Philly is similarly full of douchebags? Well Number5 I can assure you that most people already knew that. Natives of both cities have a well earned and long proven reputation.

Actually, my point is that this happens in every stadium, yet, it is only talked about when Philadelphia does it. When the Raiders fans dump beer on women and children, nothing gets talked about.....When a Ravens fan is verbally attacked and has half eaten food thrown at him in Pittsburgh, nothing is said about it....yet, when snowballs, not bullets or knives or food or beer, but childish snowballs....everyone is up in arms....

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Enjoy your last two games and your continued attempt to earn some sort of respect around the NFL. We may throw snowballs and what not, but at least we don't have of all people MATT MILLEN ripping us a new one.

exactly WHAT does that have to do with Eagles Fans??

So trying to lash out to insult the Redskins, will somehow change the facts eagle fans are classless?

by your response you're promoting the stereotype of Eagle fans.

:hysterical: oh the irony

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Actually, my point is that this happens in every stadium, yet, it is only talked about when Philadelphia does it. When the Raiders fans dump beer on women and children, nothing gets talked about.....When a Ravens fan is verbally attacked and has half eaten food thrown at him in Pittsburgh, nothing is said about it....yet, when snowballs, not bullets or knives or food or beer, but childish snowballs....everyone is up in arms....

No, it doesn't. I've been to snow games in several stadiums. I've never seen anything like that video. And it would be possible to see something like that happening from virtually anywhere in the stands.

EDIT: Just to clarify, yes, of course other fans throw snowballs. A few were thrown last night between Giants and Skins fans. That video is much different. It's continuous barrage from an entire section.

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Actually, my point is that this happens in every stadium, yet, it is only talked about when Philadelphia does it. When the Raiders fans dump beer on women and children, nothing gets talked about.....When a Ravens fan is verbally attacked and has half eaten food thrown at him in Pittsburgh, nothing is said about it....yet, when snowballs, not bullets or knives or food or beer, but childish snowballs....everyone is up in arms....

Then your point is weak and your logic flawed. Saying that bad things have happened in every stadium is simple minded. Every situation in which 50,000+ people and alcohol are placed is going to experience bad behavior. Just as every city has a crime rate however, some places are worse than others. The Eagles are notorious for horrible fan behavior for a reason. It isn't some random event that is plucked out of the ether by the media - visiting fans routinely have a terrible experience in that stadium.

The media didn't create that reputation. NFL fans did by noticing the tremendous volume of complaints coming from anyone dumb enough to go there not dressed in Eagle green. The eagles aren't alone of course, there are other cities with similar reputations... but the eagles are certainly a strong candidate for worst in the league in this regard.

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exactly WHAT does that have to do with Eagles Fans??

So trying to lash out to insult the Redskins, will somehow change the facts eagle fans are classless?

by your response you're promoting the stereotype of Eagle fans.

:hysterical: oh the irony

Hello Bubba, I didn't notice the strench of your posts lately.....oh wait, there it is....lol

j/k

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This is always a fun time of year. Its the time of year when the Eagles fans start pounding their chests with how good they are and the media jumps on with both feet slurping this championless bunch of pansies. They'll continue to beat up on weaklings, dancing, and showing off while they destroy inferior opponents, talking abou how they are the Gold standard in a division where there are eleven titles and they don't have one of them.

Thsi is the time of the year when everyone will start to think about how scary good they are, and how this is the year they pull it off. This is the time of the year where fans like number 5 will go into other fans boards and kick a team that is laying in the fetal position waiting for its rebuilding process. Because that's what they are. They are bullies. They kick helpless people. They beat up on the weak. They show off and talk smack even though they have NEVER won anything of consequence. But what happens when someone hits them back?

They're fans are just like their team. 50,000 strong they will beat up on children wearing an opponents jersey. They'll get drunk to forget the fact that their entire lives are wrapped up in this franchise that is always second best. They drink to forget. They get belligerent. Their pride, not in their children, or their careers, or their families. . . but in being on ESPN throwing batteries. . or snowballs. . .or having to have a court in their stadium. . . or dragging out a 55 year old Sylvester Stallone to pump up their crowd. Their biggest idol is a fictitous boxer in a movie from the 70's.

Why is this my favorite time of the year? Because it is the beginning. . . and the end is always so much fun! I can't help but wonder what fate will deliver to these losers this year. How will the football gods crush them this year? Some of the past ways seemingly can't be topped but the gods always find a way. After all "Tampa has never won in over 35 degrees". . .remember? . . . "Hell, we are 14 point favorites at home against Carolina". . . . "Hey its the last game at the Vet. . . ", "Finally, the superbowl, . . . is that Donovan throwing up on the game winning drive? " . . . . "Thank God TO is going to play . . . what a warrior!" . . . . "Cmon, guys, its ARIZONA!!" . . . .Personally, I can't wait to see how the gods do it to you guys this year. Tis the season... Someone always eventually stands up to the bully. Thsi year will be no different and personally. . . I can't freakin wait! :eaglesuck

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Hahahaha...doesn't make me any difference. I would rather have a chance year after year than to hopelessly look into the past to console myself. Funny thing is, from many Redskins fans up here, though you may have 3 titles, they would also like to have a shot in the present.

I often find it comedic when some people use the WE HAVE RINGS arguement....because the fact is no one denies that you have them, it's just that while you have them, the chances of getting anymore are about as slim as a pair of skinny jeans on a stick figure.

I love you guys, I really do.

Really!?! You all don't have a past at all! The Eagles have been around as long as we have and have NOTHING worth a damn to show for it. If you guys were to put together a DVD of the Philadelphia Eagles history, it would ALWAYS end in heartbreak. Get a grip. We may suck right now but at least our history isnt riddled in failure.

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I often find it comedic when some people use the WE HAVE RINGS arguement....because the fact is no one denies that you have them, it's just that while you have them, the chances of getting anymore are about as slim as a pair of skinny jeans on a stick figure.

I love you guys, I really do.

So, you are saying that you are satisfied with having the opportunity now to do something in the playoffs even though the Eagles have failed ever since Reid has taken over rather than actually having Super Bowl trophies???

Ummmm, ok.

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Number5's argument is one I've heard from a philly fan here in AZ (him and his family are from philly.) He agrees that his fanbase does things like assault fans from other teams, he acknowledges philly fans booing irvin when he was injured, chuckles at throwing battery-laden snowballs at santa and his response is "5% of every other fanbase is just like ours..."

Congrats on the fact that the majority of your fanbase is as good as the 5% of trash from every other fanbase. I'm sure that, and the warm feeling you'll get from losing again before the superbowl will comfort you as long as you can look down on the lowly Redskins.

I just wonder what's going to happen when McNabb retires, Andy leaves, and you go back to the seller of the NFC east just like the rest of the NFC east when it was our turn.

It's been a long time for the Skins, but we do have glory to look back on to give us hope. Eagles fans will be able to look back at 4 nfc champ games, one superbowl appearance, an empty trophy case and a fanbase that is the equivalent of gutter trash with pride that only someone from philly could have.

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Actually, my point is that this happens in every stadium, yet, it is only talked about when Philadelphia does it. When the Raiders fans dump beer on women and children, nothing gets talked about.....When a Ravens fan is verbally attacked and has half eaten food thrown at him in Pittsburgh, nothing is said about it....yet, when snowballs, not bullets or knives or food or beer, but childish snowballs....everyone is up in arms....

Well I'm not sure whether there was another Giants snowball incident, but the famous one I know about was during a Chargers game in '95 where one of the Chargers equipment managers got hit. So yes, you are correct, no one talked about that game on extremeskins.com. Probably b/c it took place ~6 years before the site existed. But at the time it was in most major media outlets and everyone was talking about it. The Giants even took out an ad in a San Diego paper apologizing for the incident.

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yet, when snowballs, not bullets or knives or food or beer, but childish snowballs....everyone is up in arms....

I seem to remember some trashy chick from philly trying to sue Portis' mother after Portis' mother decked her for pouring a beer on her.

I'm sure eagles fans have covered all the bases you mentioned.

Classy.... But at least you're better than the Skins this year, right?

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