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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
Makaveli

The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...

 

Looking like Allen got fleeced by Reid again. That trade is 100% on him.

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A GM with real vision and foresight would have realized that this was the ideal time to rebuild. We're seeing a revolution now in the NFL in that the teams that are winning have talented young QBs on dirt cheap rookie contracts. See: Eagles last year. Chiefs, Bears, Rams, Jags, etc.

 

Once it was clear we weren't keeping Cousins, the smarter move would have been to start clearing cap space and getting younger at other spots instead of committing $20 Mil+ for a QB like Smith. Now, I don't think Smith is bad, but I just don't think this current team is gonna win a championship with Smith at QB making that kind of money over the next 3-4 years.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Makaveli said:

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice...

 

Looking like Allen got fleeced by Reid again. That trade is 100% on him.

 

No the problem is that this team isn't good enough to win with anyone other than a elite QB. The defense is garbage and they are proving it tonight. I mean it is what it is guys. This team has been garbage from the time Snyder bought the team. I don't expect anything to change with him being the owner. 

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Galdi just now with a killer line.  Bruce Allen might be the most unpopular figure in DC sports history.  Then he corrects himself and says maybe Dan beat him though.  He was saying based on his years in call in radio, twitter exchanges.

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Facebook John Keim so i can't put a link up

 

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Thoughts and observations after the Washington Redskins 23-17 win over the Carolina Panthers:

1. Last week was one of the more unusual weeks for the Redskins. There was a good deal of self-inspection by many inside the building, the head coach included. He needs to definitely look at what he does and what he demands of his team if the Redskins want to make the playoffs this season. There was a heightened sense of urgency. That’s not to say they’re overly lax in other weeks, but Monday’s game vs. the Saints left many embarrassed and, in year five of a regime, acutely aware of reality. That’s why Sunday’s win was so huge. One former Redskins player last week said he knew they’d lose to New Orleans because of the bye and because they probably felt too good after beating Green Bay. They need to maintain a level of anger this week. It’s also about consistent preparation.

2. I don’t think anyone there wanted to see how life might have been with another loss. It’s clear what this season means to more than a few people; more than a few are on notice. They're well aware of the stakes.

 

 

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1 minute ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Man, a player saying he knew they were going to lose, that’s damning.

 

To be fair, did it surprise anyone?

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4 minutes ago, Morneblade said:

 

To be fair, did it surprise anyone?

No, but I just read it back and realized it says ‘former’ player.  Thank god.

 

That said, it’s a culture thing when you have a history of this regime after regime, to the extent former players see it coming a mile away.

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