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      Good afternoon Redskins nation!  I’m in beautiful Landover, MD with Spaceman Spiff who has been pulled away from Instagram models and tailgating and sent down to the field to do what he does best (roll around in the mud).
       
      Let’s get down to business...  Can we block them?  There are other story lines entering into this game but worrying about them feels largely academic.  The Texans have two terrifying pass rushers and the Redskins intend to block them with optimism and underdog stories.  Alex Smith isn’t a statue but he does take time in making decisions and getting the ball out.  This combination looks disastrous.  The sort of thing that has us all after the game consoling each other with things like “well, it was just a bad matchup" and “we caught them at the worst possible time.” 
       
      Or... we could walk away wondering just how the heck this team managed to pull off another improbable win.  Last week the gave up something like twelve thousand yards of offense to the Bucs, I’ll have to check those numbers to be sure, but only three points.  That’s not supposed to happen.  Maybe we can enjoy an outrageously unlikely result again.  Not probably, not likely, but you know... maybe.  I’m saying there’s a chance.   
       
      I’m here for that chance.  (and you know... the free food and climate controlled free seats) 

      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins are running their bend and break defense, and I’m not sure a little over three quarters is enough time for the Redskins offense to close a 10-point gap.  I’m having flash backs of week nine, but having human emotions is considered “disruptive behavior.”  I'm fine.  Everything is fine. 
       
      That Quinn celebration, whatever that was, was the highlight of the 1st quarter. 
       
      2nd Quarter Update
      Is there a better way to start a quarter than by scoring a touchdown?  There is, if you follow that TD drive with a forced turnover on defense.  Things are looking good! 

      So much for that.  A great start was quickly ended up canceled out by the Redskins offense.  With a chance to take a lead Alex Smith throws a pick six in the red zone and takes the air out of the stadium.  He followed that up by throwing another interception on the very next drive.  Alex Smith almost made me forget about Vernon Davis dropping that pass.  Almost. 
       
      Texans missed a field goal attempt and the lead remains frozen at 10. 
       
      This quarter feels like a giant blown opportunity.  
       
      Halftime Update. 
      I should have stopped at one hotdog.  I deserve this.
       
      3rd Quarter Update
      You know the feeling where you say and think all these bad things about a player and then he breaks his leg and you immediately feel bad about it?  I live there now.
       
      Colt McCoy has freed me from that place of sadness! 
       
      As much as I love this defense, they have to start forcing teams to punt at some point.  Is there a stat for defense tha thas forced the fewest punts?  We have to be near the top of that list.  Texans have punted just once today.  Holding them to three was good, though.   
       
      The lead is down to six and Colt McCoy has arrived to save us.  (Please let that be true.) 
       
      Personal Note:  Someone just stomped, loudly, out of the press area like a while muttering at his phone.  Laughter and comparisons to toddlers followed him.  The media's laugh is an evil laugh!  Good times. 
       
      4th Quarter Update
      Colt has brought us back.  Welcome to the first lead change of the season, Redskins fans.  You like that?!  (Yeesh, was that always so lame?)  I guess you could say Adrian Peterson contributed by actually scoring the touchdown.  I bet Colt told him to score though, so you have to factor leadership into things.
       
      Once again, the defense cannot force a punt, hard to feel great about holding a team to a field goal when that field goal gives them the lead in the 4th quarter 
       
      Remember that whole "can we block them" thing?  The answer was absolutely not on the Redskins 2nd drive of the 4th quarter.  Watt and Clowney each sacked our man Colt, and ended that drive before it really had a chance to begin. 
       
      Horrible, no good, very bad holding called on Norman gifting Houston a first down at the worst possible time for it.
       
      Colt chooses to throw deep at an inopportune moment resulting in a 60+ yard attempt for an injured kicker.  Heartbreaking end to a game that cost this team entirely too much (via injury) yet still seemed to be within reach several times. 
       
      I'm off to the post game press conference and locker room, check back later for updates.
       
      Final Thoughts
      I’ve always found it preferable to watch my favorite team simply get destroyed, than to feel that they were the better team and still managed to lose.  The Redskins gave this game away with mistakes in the 2nd quarter.  Fred Davis makes a routine catch and Alex Smith doesn’t throw a pick six, and the scoreboard shows at least 7 fewer points for the Texans.  Even if the Redskins had settled for field goals, that’s a 13 point swing in 2 point game.   
       
      Losing the game wasn’t even the worst part.  Losing Alex Smith, for at least the remainder of the season, is likely enough to push the Redskins past the point where they can continue toughing their way through key injuries. 
       
      We'll all feel better after a win against the Cowboys next week. 
       
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Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith! Or Not!! (M.E.T.) NO kirk talk---that goes in ATN forum

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We got a new but proven franchise QB that Snyder and management is committed to coming in on a 5 year deal so let's all get behind him and make him feel welcome.  Let the honeymoon begin!

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What is "What we said about Donovan McNabb 8 years ago"?

 

I'll take "Repeated Extremeskins Beliefs" for $1000, Alex.

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7 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

What is "What we said about Donovan McNabb 8 years ago"?

 

I'll take "Repeated Extremeskins Beliefs" for $1000, Alex.

 

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Like I said in the other thread, my sincere condolences to you. Welcome aboard to the misery train, known as the Redskins.

 

I wish you the best of luck. Sadly, after being our QB for one year; you probably find being our QB, just something to pay the bills. The joy of playing football, will be sucked right out of you.

 

So, welcome Alex.

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This message has my support as well as Alex Smith. When I signed up for this for Life 39 years ago excuse me 40 years ago it means for life... Do I approve of the trade or what happened no I don't I wanted Kirk Cousins to be our long-time quarterback but like many unless I was a mouse in the corner I would have no idea what's going on in the front office or what's going on with players. Is it our front office being complete douchebags again or was it Kirk Cousins being a douchebag? no one really knows... so for me until I am 100% out I will always be 100% in.

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I support him 100% until he throws a 2 yard pass on 3rd and 10. 

 

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1 hour ago, Riggo#44 said:

What is "What we said about Donovan McNabb 8 years ago"?

 

I'll take "Repeated Extremeskins Beliefs" for $1000, Alex.

Its incredible to me. Its literally the exact same trade except we also lost a talented stud young CB.

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After his first practice with us when he realizes we don't have a Kelce, Hunt, or Hill to throw to I fully expect to run into him at a local tavern some point this Fall, slumped over the bar.

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2 minutes ago, BurgundyBooger said:

After his first practice with us when he realizes we don't have a Kelce, Hunt, or Hill to throw to I fully expect to run into him at a local tavern some point this Fall, slumped over the bar.

 

You act like we have no weapons at all? Thompson, Reed and Crowder can all play the game.

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This is nice to see from the OP who we all know is a stout KC supporter. I'll have Alex's back the minute he is officially a Redskin. 

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So there is already a trade thread to discuss if this was the best/worst trade in the history of the Redskins and people are debating the relative merits of Alex over there and prognosticating on if he will win 3 games or 13 games.  Can we not just have a thread to welcome the guy to his new team without all of the snark?  

 

Once the season begins bash away to your hearts content if he is not performing but can we try not to act like the ****ty fanbase the media says we are for just a couple of months. 

 

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Willing to give the guy a shot. Wasn't overly impressed with his career numbers, but he is safe and doesn't turn the ball over, so that's good. At least he WANTS to be here as opposed to that other guy who shall not be named.

Who knows, maybe he will light it up with Reed and Thompson. The guy does know how to win games and has done far more good than bad, so I'm ok with it. In any event he's what we got going forward so he's got my support.

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28 minutes ago, WelshSkinsFan said:

So there is already a trade thread to discuss if this was the best/worst trade in the history of the Redskins and people are debating the relative merits of Alex over there and prognosticating on if he will win 3 games or 13 games.  Can we not just have a thread to welcome the guy to his new team without all of the snark?  

 

Once the season begins bash away to your hearts content if he is not performing but can we try not to act like the ****ty fanbase the media says we are for just a couple of months. 

 

 

My thoughts exactly!  We had thoughts and attitudes about his predecessor and about the trade, it’s time to let those thoughts go and embrace our new champion and get some enjoyment out of the FA and draft.  

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This thread is more like it!!! :cheers:

 

We have a franchise quarterback with playoff (and superbowl) experience locked down for years.  Finally stability at the position by someone who wants to be here!

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Sure. 

 

Welcome Alex. I hope you do well in the uni.

 

Unfortunately we are not a patient fan base, so I guess I'm saying I really hope you do well... 

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1 hour ago, BurgundyBooger said:

After his first practice with us when he realizes we don't have a Kelce, Hunt, or Hill to throw to I fully expect to run into him at a local tavern some point this Fall, slumped over the bar.

 

Reed, Crowder, Thompson and now Richardson are some nice weapons if healthy. Don't sleep on Vernon he can still play at a high level and played with him in SF. Doctson develops and draft a bellcow at RB I could get optimistic about that.

Doesn't seem like a bad place to be for Alex. 

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First you couldn’t use a calendar & now you misspelled “Vikings”. :silly:

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6 hours ago, Veryoldschool said:

We got a new but proven franchise QB that Snyder and management is committed to coming in on a 5 year deal so let's all get behind him and make him feel welcome.  Let the honeymoon begin!

 

With all the Shotgun formations Jay likes to run, I believe you'll only have 1 RB behind Alex Smith at a time...

 

So no sure we'll be allowed to stand behind him when he plays.

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53 minutes ago, TheBlueIndian said:

 

Reed, Crowder, Thompson and now Richardson are some nice weapons if healthy. Don't sleep on Vernon he can still play at a high level and played with him in SF. Doctson develops and draft a bellcow at RB I could get optimistic about that.

Doesn't seem like a bad place to be for Alex. 

 

Honestly, "If healthy" has been kicking our ass for years now. I'm over Reed, and as much as I love the little Seminole, he's had do many brutal injuries I'm not sure what's left. Gruden basically had him under what amounts to football quarantine for 3 seasons, and when he finally decided to put the team on his shoulders, he bit the big one again. Just seems like we have a ton of question marks surrounding Smith right now.

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10 hours ago, Veryoldschool said:

We got a new but proven franchise QB that Snyder and management is committed to coming in on a 5 year deal so let's all get behind him and make him feel welcome.  Let the honeymoon begin!

 

Pretty sure you'd get behind him, knife in hand, wearing a nice purple Cousins jersey :rofl89:

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