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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.

      It is about that time. Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
      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. 
      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.
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The NFL Bennett Brothers

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I feel they both are beyond any responsibility or integrity. 


Martellus, in the latest of the 'everything we do is righteous', publicly defamed a physician. However, there are already reports by players on the team along with reports in the press refuting everything he says. Oh yea, and he continues to play with another team in the midst of this.


Earlier in the year, his brother acts like a lunatic and blames law enforcement in the latest of 'those damned cops again'. 


ESPN did a piece regarding their eclectic ways... PATHETIC. I've pretty much always disliked them and felt like this was a fine time to demonstrate why. 


So, bottom line, he quit on his current team. Fine, at least just walk out like Blount did with Pitt (and sign with NE). But defame people on your way out and contradict yourself in the process (if you're still playing than WTF IS YOUR POINT???) is soft. They both just come off like a bunch of punks. 


Side note, when is somebody gonna call out NE for constantly signing other teams trash. The are the worse scavengers of filth in the league. Seriously, I think they would resign the zombie of Aaron Hernandez if he were to arrive tomorrow.


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So is it a conspiracy now that former Patriots players seem to regularly get paid by another team, then released by their new team, then not get picked up on waivers by any other team because they only want to play for the Patriots and claim they'll retire otherwise.


Somebody on the radio was saying that a team like KC or Pitt should have signed Bennett and forced him to retire rather than allow the Pats to get stronger and basically get a starting TE back for almost nothing.


If this keeps happening every year then it's just another Bill Belichick Cheatriots scheme.



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Im pretty sure both of the Bennett brothers can be a pain in the ass and shoot stupid BS out of their mouths alot....


But I would put both of them in B&G in a New York minute.  I was was a little disappointed that we didnt go after Bennett when the Packers let him go.


Like Doc Walker says all the time....  "You're not gonna win with a team full of choir boys.  We need some thugs on this team."


I fully agree with that.

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