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      And we are back!
       
      Hello boys and girls, welcome to another year of Washington Redskins football, home-team style.
       
      My name is JimmiJo and I am joined by my shuttered compatriot, Spaceman Spiff. Together we bring you the sights and sounds of Redskins preseason football. Tonight represents the first home installment for Washington. I will be looking for fan enthusiasm, tho it is difficult to gauge interest-level from the preseason. These are the games that the season ticket holders give to their siblings and coworkers.
       
      Tonight may be different as we expect Alex Smith to play. The pundits keep telling me he is Kirk Cousins only better. That will be awesome if so. 
       
      We are quickly filling the list with season-ending injuries, with Washington losing three projected contributors in the first week of preseason. This wince-producing stat is made worse when we consider the projected contributions of Derrius Guice, now lost for the year.
       
      All he was brought here to do was resurrect the Redskins' rushing game. 
       
      This for me is the biggest area of concern for me. The running game has got to get better for this team to have any reason success this year.
       
      Stand by for Inactives...
       
      An hour later I remember they don't do inactives in the preseason. Hey, it's preseason for us too!
       
      Not much to report. Very sparse crowd so far. But given it is a work-night and rush hour is just wrapping up on the beltway I am not surprised we are not overflowing with people yet.
       
      The Redskins appear to be wearing burgundy tops and mustard bottoms, for those keeping score at home. The Jets meanwhile, are sporting white tops and green bottoms.
       
      So far just the kickers and long snappers are warming up from both teams. 
       
      The hot, sunny day is giving way to a warm, breezy evening. Should be fairly pleasant viewing conditions for those coming out.
       
      Kickoff

      It is about that time. Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Alex Smith looked sharp, going 4-6 for 48-yards and a 91 passer-rating. 
       
      But that's not the story of this game.
       
      The story is the injuries that continue to mount to running backs. Samaje Perine had an impressive 30-yard run. Then limped off to be evaluated for an ankle sprain. Next was Byron Marshall.  A lower leg injury they say.
       
      The Redskins are suffering the worst run of injuries this early maybe ever. 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      I am not sure how much we learned tonight. I take that back.
       
      Kevin Hogan, whom I had taken to calling ‘Nogan,’ somehow produced a lovely comeback victory with no time to spare. Way to send them home happy.
       
      Beyond the excitement at the end I am not sure we learned much.
       
      Alex Smith is exactly who we thought he was. Smith went 4-for-6 for 48-yards and a passer rating of 91. There was some excitement on his first call from scrimmage, when Smith play actioned the handoff and kept the ball on a bootleg, he turned to setup to hit Paul Richardson and instead received a face-full of Jets’ linebacker Jordan Jenkins. Smith completed the pass to Richardson and Jenkins was handed a 15- roughing call.
       
      The offense are exactly who we thought they are. Feckless in the redzone; unable to produce anything but field goals. Even when the stars did align, with Colt McCoy connecting Cam Sims, area spectacular touchdown catch; cruel fate intervened with a chickenscratch procedure call.
       
      The injuries are exactly what we feared they could be. Why is it every running back who goes for 30-yards on a single play comes up limping? Samaje Perine ran for 30-yards on his one carry on the night.
       
      The next time he was seen was on the way to the locker room to have an ankle looked at.
       
      Then there was Byron Marshall. He barely got into the game before coming out with a leg injury.
       
      After the first few drives Washington did very little offensively until they had to at the very end.
       
      And as little as this preseason game meant, it was nice to see the valiant stop at the goal line. It was even nicer to see Mr. Hogan lead the team down the field and to victory.
       
      Oh yea, we learned one more thing - Dustin Hopkins can kick field goals.
       
      Hail!
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2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

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Would have taken the Saints action on our pick had they offered. They traded an '18 5th and a '19 1st as well as the 27th pick to the Packers at 14. 

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Just now, carex said:

 

our run D is what was bad.  Besides, maybe he learns

Oh.  Convinced me.  Lol

 

hoping for the best 

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5 minutes ago, bh32 said:

Honestly how many years have the Redskins drafted DB's and it had no effect on the defense? None of these DB's were in the same class as Taylor or landry..I mean hell what about champ bailey? Redskins have neglected the DL for so long that i remember people on this board begging for them to draft DL,so what has happened to that thought?

 

the Redskins actually did it.  A good chunk of fans on here would prefer to have things to complain about rather than anything else

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4 minutes ago, PushingTomorrow said:

Would have taken the Saints action on our pick had they offered. They traded an '18 5th and a '19 1st as well as the 27th pick to the Packers at 14. 

 

they probably didn't

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4 minutes ago, goskins10 said:

 

So if I follow them correctly, they will take Ronald Jones at 44. Unbelievable. With James and Edmunds on the board you cannot take Payne. We had gold drop to us. Either trade out - then take Payne or take one of those two. 

 

 

 

I would actually LOVE Jones at 44. But he wont be there. He is my number 2 RB in this draft. And rotating him and Thompson would be SICK.

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We did this because we panicked. I can guarantee Vita was our pick at 13 but he was taken at 12. So we reached and took Payne. 

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1 minute ago, carex said:

 

the Redskins actually did it.  A good chunk of fans on here would prefer to have things to complain about rather than anything else

Nah, just looking for a semi sex pick or an impact player.  Good pick not sexy or smart to not use to board to our advantage.  More disappointed that we didn't move back especially with Edmunds and James still on the board.

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1 minute ago, skins4 said:

sounds like the same bunch of "know it all" that hated the Brandon Scherff pick......

 

 

Not even close. I loved the Scherff pick. Solid player and one of the best players on the board. This time you had at least 4 guys that were head and shoulders above Payne in talent. At 13 you can't be about position unless it's QB. James makes the middle of this D instantly better - much better. Payne makes us marginally better. And you could have him or someone like him at 44, easily. 

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1 minute ago, skins4 said:

sounds like the same bunch of "know it all" that hated the Brandon Scherff pick......

 

Different situation. Actually one could argue the "hate" was warranted. It was all about not drafting Leonard Williams. Both very good players and I love Scherff but The Big Cat is more valuable imo...

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It's just s bad value pick.  It's a reach, that's he problem most have here.  We could have traded back a few picks if there were reasonable offers.  If there weren't you have to take he bpa, and I have a hard time believing Payne was this high on their board.  

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6 minutes ago, bh32 said:

Honestly how many years have the Redskins drafted DB's and it had no effect on the defense? None of these DB's were in the same class as Taylor or landry..I mean hell what about champ bailey? Redskins have neglected the DL for so long that i remember people on this board begging for them to draft DL,so what has happened to that thought?

 

Its not the position for me. It is the PLAYER. Payne can play the run. He is awful against the pass. No other way to put it. Can he learn to rush the passer? Well. I guess we are going to find out.

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1 minute ago, Dexter said:

Nah, just looking for a semi sex pick or an impact player.  Good pick not sexy or smart to not use to board to our advantage.  More disappointed that we didn't move back especially with Edmunds and James still on the board.

 

Agree but New Orleans traded up and they are still on the board and then Oak took a LT. 

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1 minute ago, carex said:

 

the Redskins actually did it.  A good chunk of fans on here would prefer to have things to complain about rather than anything else

thats fine in a value slot, but theres more to the draft then being safe. Leaving blue chip players on board to reach for a d-lineman that is just a run stopper is just like the scheriff pick... > see we fixed that, were all good, keep giving me money....

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Even if you set aside this specific pick, its the principle of the thing. We never ever ever take advantage of falling talent that "shouldn't" be there in order to steal talent and get playmakers on the roster, with the exception of Allen last year who lined up with our needs anyways. We go in knowing what we need and we draft that. Regardless of what's on the board tomorrow I'm sure we go RB or CB. 

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Just now, clskinsfan said:

 

Its not the position for me. It is the PLAYER. Payne can play the run. He is awful against the pass. No other way to put it. Can he learn to rush the passer? Well. I guess we are going to find out.

When i looked at his cut ups i saw a player when he wanted to penetrate he did..his 10 yard split is elite..

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13 hours ago, clskinsfan said:

 

I would actually LOVE Jones at 44. But he wont be there. He is my number 2 RB in this draft. And rotating him and Thompson would be SICK.

 

You and I usually agree but I see Jones as the 4th or 5th back. Really good in space. Good speed when there is a hole. Struggles finding small holes on the inside. Not so bad outside can slide through defenders. But he goes down too easy and can't create against better competition. I hope I am wrong as I am certain that's who we take. 

 

My nightmare draft was Payne at 13 and Jones at 44. So book it. That's what will happen. 

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If the Cowboys get Edmunds or James i'm going to loose my mind

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PAYNE TRAIN always been our pick over Vea!  He's the better player and the better long-term prospect.  Only way I could be happier right now is if Holtby didn't give up 3 goals in last period!

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