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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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It is great to have Allen with the team, because it will make a difference. Dan did not get the team for nothing and now that he have the best supporting staff that have there in many years as time go on they will just keep on winning. As a fan for over 50 years they will always to me be the team to beat. There is no way they can think of changing their name because it represent greatness in the NFL. They have did something no other team has or can do to represent the nation. They are the only one to take a Q.B to the Super Bowl and win, in which each one of them represent the three races of people that built this nation. Because of the changing of time and of people uniting together through blood, it will never happen again. To change their name would have a very long long negative effect on this country. Just keep on keeping on Redskins.

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@TN.Skins.Fan, I am not up-set about what you want or the way you think, no no. Keep on being who or what-ever you are because it just make the team that much better. It would be great to have them in Virginia but still as the REDSKINS. I watch them at the training camp in Richmond only 4 miles from where I live. It was cool to be there and meet them. One day you will understand I hope, if not keep being your-self and have a REDSKINS day.

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I'm relieved to hear about Shawn Lauvao in the story above. It tells a little about his on going rivalry with JJ Watts and Lauvao's mean streak that he will bring to the line. Just the kind of signing I like, another guy with a mean attitude like Trent Williams. Welcome and HTTR!!!

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The comment I made yesterday was more about Snyder screwing up things since he bought the team. Instead of another 10 or so years of bad idea's just go all out and change everything.

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The comment I made yesterday was more about Snyder screwing up things since he bought the team. Instead of another 10 or so years of bad idea's just go all out and change everything.

 

Please stay on topic.

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So far the big move of bringing in Hatcher is the big signing, now if we can bring along some of our injured defensive players for depth and a possible starter we will be competitive. Hoping Carriker gets healthy and resigns on the cheap.


Dear Daniel Snyder please move the team to London, change the name, and stop ruining what was once a great football team.

Can't always dwell on the past...time to move on or you start being as depressed as a Raider's fan.

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So far the big move of bringing in Hatcher is the big signing, now if we can bring along some of our injured defensive players for depth and a possible starter we will be competitive. Hoping Carriker gets healthy and resigns on the cheap.

Can't always dwell on the past...time to move on or you start being as depressed as a Raider's fan.

 

The Redskins cut Carriker.  He isn't going to be on the team.  We need to move on, and we are.

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The Redskins cut Carriker.  He isn't going to be on the team.  We need to move on, and we are.

Yes, I know that but some reports have stated that he may (if healthy) come back and have a chance to compete in training camp. Have you not heard the same? We've wasted enough money on him the last 2 years, if it doesn't work out then...meh.

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Hatcher was a great signing. Skins need to grab at #34 Tuitt which will further help our pass rush. Have Coefield and Baker in rotation or as backups. Skins most desperate need is further solidifying the DLine and get Safety help. Draft Tuitt then get OLine or Safety in 3rd Round.

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