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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.
       
       
btfoom

Cancer Sucks

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Good luck Chuck. Positive thoughts for you.

 

~John

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8 minutes ago, skinsmarydu said:

Hopefully you get the same results, @jschuck12001...keep fighting!  How you feeling, btw?

 

Thanks for asking,

 

Fortunately they removed the Sarcoma from under my arm about a month ago, unfortunately it had metastasized from my lung which was my first occurrence of cancer back in May 2015, so now we're going full force with chemo and then radiation.

 

The 1st round was ok, got discharged on Tuesday and by Sat there was no nausea so just dealing with indigestion and some stomach issues.

 

2nd round of chemo starts on 3/31.

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2 minutes ago, jschuck12001 said:

 

2nd round of chemo starts on 3/31.

Hang in there, you know we're all most likely around if you wanna scream.;)

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17 minutes ago, daveakl said:

@jschuck12001 our thoughts and prayers are with you. Are you close to Raleigh NC by chance?

Thanks, no I'm in Tampa Florida.  I'm lucky I'm about 30 miles from Moffit Cancer & Research Center, everyone is great there.

 

Glad to hear your daughter is getting excellent treatment, it was very difficult to watch your video as I have a 10-year-old daughter of my own.

 

Kids are resilient and fearless, especially our young daughters.

 

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Man, thoughts and prayers to all of those popping in the thread lately. 

 

georgiaredskin just had a 6 month checkup and so far so good!

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(My wife posted this on her facebook page)

May is brain cancer awareness month. This disease is devastating to every child diagnosed and every family affected.

Our May 2016:
5/2: MRI of brain and spine
5/3: Abby turned 6 years old
5/4: Surgery to have external lines placed in her chest
5/11-5/17: 1st round of in-patient chemo
5/17: Surgery to remove external lines and have port placed in chest
5/21-5/26: Back to Duke for neutropenia and fever from chemo

That is one month of treatment, surgeries, traveling, time away from family, and paying for meals/parking/gas. 
 Please help make a difference to those affected and dealing with this diagnosis. Find wish lists and donation links at abbysarmync.com.

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Posted (edited)

@daveakl

 

came across this thread. My wife is losing her aunt to cancer. Been spending a lot of time thinking about it and life in general.

 

I'm in tears after watching that video of your daughter's journey with cancer.

Im so very sorry y'all had/have to endure that. But you all seem like a very strong family. And what an admirable little girl. 

 

I have a large family myself, 3 daughters and two sons. So I know the joy of having that much life and love in day to day life. 

 

Our prayers will be sent your way. I wish you all a long and prosperous life as a family! There aren't many of us out there (large families) brave enough to take on so many babies! 

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Sorry to hear about your in-law. 

Rest of your words...almost got me to tears. Thank you. 

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5 hours ago, Rattlesnake88 said:

@daveakl

 

came me across this thread. My wife is losing her aunt to cancer. Been spending a lot of time thinking about it and life in general.

 

I'm in tears after watching that video of your daughter's journey with cancer.

Im so very sorry y'all had/have to endure that. But you all seem like a very strong family. And what an admirable little girl. 

 

I have a large family myself, 3 daughters and two sons. So I know the joy of having that much life and love in day to day life. 

 

Our prayers will be sent your way. I wish you all a long and prosperous life as a family! There aren't many of us out there (large families) brave enough to take on so many babies! 

I'm so sorry to hear that. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

 

Big families are constant chaos. Wouldn't have it any other way. Lol

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Man, this thread is tough to read.

 

My best wishes and prayers go out to anyone who is suffering from cancer or knows someone who is.

 

My mom lost her second husband to cancer many years ago and it still hurts.

 

To those battling cancer, keep up the fight.

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Friend/client of mine just passed from her second bout with breast cancer.  She was a hell of a person, has a dog rescue organization that will continue on.  She was in her 50s.  SMH.

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Abby Update: 

 

Full brain and spine MRI was clean and clear again today!! (September 16, December 16, March 17, July 17 so far)

 

Next one is in 4 months.

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13 hours ago, daveakl said:

Abby Update: 

 

Full brain and spine MRI was clean and clear again today!! (September 16, December 16, March 17, July 17 so far)

 

Next one is in 4 months.

Awesome!...my girl!!!

Hubby's been having to use my car a little, trying to fix a leak in his truck...my keys have an Abby's Army wristband on 'em, and he said he's had to explain the pink(for my mom) and purple to everyone, "Abby's a victim of childhood brain cancer, the NFL is in on it, go to the website", so I hope you're getting some more traffic/donations.

 

And @jschuck12001...you got this.  I know the chemo is tough...hang in there one last time.  We're here for ya.

 

 

On 6/27/2017 at 8:52 PM, d0ublestr0ker0ll said:

Friend/client of mine just passed from her second bout with breast cancer.  She was a hell of a person, has a dog rescue organization that will continue on.  She was in her 50s.  SMH.

So sorry, you posted about it last week...she passed safely because she did cool stuff here.  Trust me. :D

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Great news for Abby!!

Chuck, KICK IT'S ASS!!

 

~John

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I finished my 6th and final round of chemo 2 Saturdays ago and went in for follow up and final scan review today.  All is clear now so I guess I have to white knuckle it for the duration as I will get follow up scans every 3 months.

 

Back to life as it was.

 

Thanks for the support.

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13 minutes ago, jschuck12001 said:

I finished my 6th and final round of chemo 2 Saturdays ago and went in for follow up and final scan review today.  All is clear now so I guess I have to white knuckle it for the duration as I will get follow up scans every 3 months.

 

Back to life as it was.

 

Thanks for the support.

CONGRATULATIONS! 

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