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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 20 - 15 Cardinals
       
      Sorry folks, just made it. Plus, all of our photogs are injured.
       
      It must be the end of a bad season with no hope of playoffs.
       
      But I am here, JimmiJo, to bring you all the action.
       
      Here are my thoughts in a nutshell, bottom-line sort of way: win today or coaches could become at risk. 
       
      This is where you see who is who and who will be here next year.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast.
       
      Inactives 
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 19 WR Robert Davis
      o   No. 35 S Montae Nicholson
      o   No. 53 LB Zach Brown
      o   No. 67 G Kyle Kalis
      o   No. 71 T Trent Williams
      o   No. 73 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 97 DL Terrell McClain
       
      Half
       
      Prototypical game for Washington. Jump out to early start, then the offense starts to fade. The bad news with this is Arizona has stuck with the run game and it is starting to pay dividends for them. 
       
      Thanks to a fumble by Vernon Davis and a good defensive stand by the Redskins; the Cardinals were able to muster a field goal to pull within 5.

      Head coach Jay was visibly upset on that last drive and one wonders if he is not going to be lighting this team up in the locker room.
       
      The Redskins get the ball to start the half. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Make no mistake. A win is a win is a win.
       
      But let’s not kid ourselves; any competent quarterback for Arizona and this was likely a loss. Heck, if the tight end holds the ball at the 1-yard line at the end it is likely a loss.
       
      The Washington Redskins got one they had to have. It meant nothing in the overall; there are no postseason aspirations, and this game likely had no spoiler-implications.
       
      But for the Redskins it was about pride and identity. It was also about people’s jobs.
       
      If a football team cannot get up for a much-needed win against a bad team in front of their home crowd; the problems are about more than injuries and dumb-luck. Such a loss would have been an indictment of the coaching staff. Specifically the head coach.
       
      Attitude is a reflection of leadership, as the saying goes. And lately this team has not been showing up.
       
      That’s on the man in charge.
       
      A loss today and ownership could be starting to consider a change at skipper. At a minimum he is wondering who else is out there.
       
      The good news is the team responded and found a way to win. They had help.
       
      Blaine Gabbert finished the day 16-of-41 for 181 for quarterback rating of 52.9. Worse were those moments when he decided to have poor accuracy. His red zone effectiveness was atrocious.
       
      Then there were the dropped balls from the receivers. If the Cardinals tight end catches the ball at the 1-yard line we are having a different conversation.
       
      The Redskins on the other hand didn’t fare much better. They posted just 218 total net yards of offense, and a paltry 31-yards rushing.
       
      The offense benefitted from an opening drive sack-fumble by their defense. Two plays later, Kirk connected with Jamison Crowder for the easy touchdown.
       
      Two drives later the Redskins would again draw blood when Cousins hooked up with Kapri Bibbs fir a 36-yard touchdown.
      But after this the offense went flat. They managed only 15-total plays in the first half. And early in the 2nd half had only amassed 5-yards rushing.
       
      The turnover the start the second half deflated the team and stadium.  Washington would manage to add another two field goals, and it turned out to be  just enough to get the win.
       
      Cousins was by far the best player on offense finishing 18/26 for 196-yards, 2-touchdowns and a QB-rating of 149.07.
      Crowder led all receivers with 5-catches for 55-yards and a TD. Next came Bibbs, with 4-receptions for 47-yards and a touchdown.
       
      Defensively, Washington brought pressure that made a difference at times. Preston Smith had a banner-day; finishing the game with a sack, fumble recovery, and interception. Anthony Lanier had two batted balls and a forced fumble. Kendall Fuller led all tacklers with 6-solo and 2-assists.
       
      The Redskins did just enough to get a win at home. It means they can still to avoid a losing season which would paint a much different picture on the season.
       
      From here on out it’s about who wants to be here next year. Washington has one more home game against the Denver Broncos, who feature a touch defensive group. They will then travel to New York for the final game of the year.
       
      It’s all about character now.
       
       
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Thoughts on episode 2?

Personally I thought it was a little slow.

the end was legit though. gonna be a lot of blasting going on for shane and otis to get out of that situation

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the end was legit though. gonna be a lot of blasting going on for shane and otis to get out of that situation

Yea, that is going to be a tough one to get out of. Also, I wonder where the Emergency Broadcast from episode one was coming from? Maybe from the High School and some people are still alive there but trapped?

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I think the show is perfect. The pacing is important, because there is more to the character development and the drama then just killing zombies.

I also like that the show hasn't followed the comic to the tee. The show has kind of created it's own timeline.

Edited by Pick6

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the end was legit though. gonna be a lot of blasting going on for shane and otis to get out of that situation

Not sure why they didn't keep some flares for their exit. Poor planning, guys!

---------- Post added October-26th-2011 at 11:20 AM ----------

I think the show is perfect. The pacing is important, because there is more to the character development and the drama then just killing zombies.

I agree with this. If the show wants to last more than 1-2 seasons then they have to focus some on character development and relationships.

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so what's the consensus on Season 2 so far? Worthy show?

absolutely. i love it!

are we ever going to find out what the CDC guy said to Rick at the end of season 1? Or are we supposed to assume that it was something along the lines of "There is no cure"

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I think the show is perfect. The pacing is important, because there is more to the character development and the drama then just killing zombies.

I also like that the show hasn't followed the comic to the tee. The show has kind of created it's own timeline.

Don't get me wrong, I still LOVE the show, but there was little to no action this past week until the end. That being said, the fact that I get about 1 hour a day to watch TV maybe skews my level of judgement. lol

---------- Post added October-26th-2011 at 03:33 PM ----------

absolutely. i love it!

are we ever going to find out what the CDC guy said to Rick at the end of season 1? Or are we supposed to assume that it was something along the lines of "There is no cure"

I started to think more about that last night when ?Russel? (the vet) was talking about plagues and AIDS and such. Any chance he told him that it was man made? Something like "We Did This"?

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I don't get why the dead people in the cars they came up to on the highway aren't zombies.

This question was brought up to the shows producer, Frank Darabont, on the Talking Dead last week. He said it was possibly because of brain traumas caused by the crashes. I tend to think that a virus cannot spread in a dead body. So if the people died before they were bitten, they wouldn't change in to walkers.

Edited by John Lydon

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Not sure why they didn't keep some flares for their exit. Poor planning, guys!

Or why they haven't swapped the craptastic RV for something a little newer? lol

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Or why they haven't swapped the craptastic RV for something a little newer? lol

I know right, they need to find one of those Madden Cruisers!

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How long can they drag out trying to find the little girl? She wasn't in the woods, not at the church, not in the tent, she wasn't eaten. I mean where could she have possibly gone. We also still don't know about the Dumb Redneck who cut his hand off in Season 1, I wonder if he will show back up. This show is pretty good and it makes me think about playing Resident Evil back in day even more so than the actual Resident Evil movies themselves which I think left alot to be desired.

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I think the show is perfect. The pacing is important, because there is more to the character development and the drama then just killing zombies.

I also like that the show hasn't followed the comic to the tee. The show has kind of created it's own timeline.

Hasnt followed it to a T? The Television show doesn't really follow the comic at all. This is kind of nice though as it does kind of make it's own time line. Sort of like the same results on an alternate time line.

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Hasnt followed it to a T? The Television show doesn't really follow the comic at all. This is kind of nice though as it does kind of make it's own time line. Sort of like the same results on an alternate time line.

I guess it still keeps some major plot points. Like Carl getting shot and finding the farm.

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Two episodes in and its great so far. I like this better than them sitting around the camp site in season 1. Much better.

I am glad they are not following the books to a "T" as I read them for several years and they get rather gruesome, stuff that I would not care to watch.

The show was also renewed for a 3rd season as well... nice!!!!!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Lucaxmen/news/?a=48860

Edited by USS Redskins

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Two episodes in and its great so far. I like this better than them sitting around the camp site in season 1. Much better.

I am glad they are not following the books to a "T" as I read them for several years and they get rather gruesome, stuff that I would not care to watch.

The show was also renewed for a 3rd season as well... nice!!!!!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Lucaxmen/news/?a=48860

The show also opened with the biggest audience in the demo for any drama show. http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/10/17/walking-dead-season-2-premiere/

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I like the show but feel like Season 2 isn't quite as good as Season 1 yet. Just seems like not much has happened.

They got stuck, girl got lost, boy got shot.

Was anyone else cracking up when T-Dawg (sp?) started his rant on whitey? The other guy's look was pretty priceless.

Overall not as good as I was hoping but still good and better than almost anything else on TV right now. I think I might look to see if they have a collection TBP of the comics.

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Or why they haven't swapped the craptastic RV for something a little newer? lol

Like a tank? I still have no idea why dude in the tank didn't try to lay waste to all of the zombies with the 105/120mm and the .50 cal coaxial. I realize AMC might not want to foot the bill for expensive special effects, but a .50 cal? Come on ... at least give us that one.

---------- Post added October-26th-2011 at 02:13 PM ----------

so what's the consensus on Season 2 so far? Worthy show?

Yes. It's a great show, particularly when you consider it's on AMC and not HBO.

Edited by Madison Redskin

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Walking Dead... hmmm totally thought this was a reference to the state of the Redskins offensive injuries list lol

That being said love the show!

Hail!!!

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They get a c'mon man from me for the last episode. The little girl is still lost and hasn't come back zombiefied and eaten her mother yet.

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Yeah, so the wife and I had a Walking Dead marathon on Wednesday night. We sat down for 7 hours straight and watched the entire first season on netflix...then watched the season 2 premiere...

HOLY CRAP DUDE. I'm so glad I decided to hop on the bandwagon of this show. I'M ALL IN. can't wait to see what happens on sunday night..

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Yeah, so the wife and I had a Walking Dead marathon on Wednesday night. We sat down for 7 hours straight and watched the entire first season on netflix...then watched the season 2 premiere...

HOLY CRAP DUDE. I'm so glad I decided to hop on the bandwagon of this show. I'M ALL IN. can't wait to see what happens on sunday night..

Season 2 is two episodes in already.

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