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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.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
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1 minute ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Not a good game for Smith.  But you can do a hell of a lot worse with your top 3 receivers out.

 

Give him a generous C+ and enjoy the win.

 

No C+. That was a D performance. 

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Just now, clskinsfan said:

 

They still make mistakes. Even the good ones. I think the last rookie QB that protected the ball was RG3 in all honesty. So yeah. I guess you could play a rookie. But we werent in any position to take one of the top guys last year regardless. And this years QB draft is looking pretty pathetic.

Dak looked like Troy Aikman as a rookie when they ran the ball down everyone’s throat.  We aren’t at where they were as a running team but have been close to it in the wins.

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3 minutes ago, rumplestilskin said:

Keenum would have 100 fumbles and interceptions if he ended up with us.

 

"Keenum was a major reason the Vikings were able to halt their playoff woes and reach the NFC Championship Game after posting an 11-3 record as a starter in 2017. Keenum threw for 3,547 yards and set career bests in completion percentage (67.6), touchdown-to-interception ratio (22-7) and passer rating (98.3), which was 22 points higher than he had the year before." -ESPN

 

Guess he only fumbled and threw a lot interceptions to an 11-3 record last year instead after taking over for Bradford. 

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Just now, zskins said:

 

"Keenum was a major reason the Vikings were able to halt their playoff woes and reach the NFC Championship Game after posting an 11-3 record as a starter in 2017. Keenum threw for 3,547 yards and set career bests in completion percentage (67.6), touchdown-to-interception ratio (22-7) and passer rating (98.3), which was 22 points higher than he had the year before." -ESPN

 

Guess he only fumbled and threw a lot interceptions to an 11-3 record last year instead after taking over for Bradford. 

How is he doing this year? CRICKETS

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15 minutes ago, zskins said:

 

 

So you guys are saying that Colt would have been a better choice to start the season then? Who would have been the backup QB then? 

 

Im saying that a better front office would have got us something better than Alex Smith.  He’s a journeyman QB that isn’t winning anyone a super bowl.

 

Alex Smith held form in SF until Kaepernick took over and took them to a super bowl and it looks like KC is much improved uber Mahomes.

 

He’s just a guy.  He’s not winning you any games on his own.

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1 minute ago, rumplestilskin said:

How is he doing this year? CRICKETS

 

Who is the coach? He would have done better with Gruden and the running game that we have with our D on top of that. 

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Just now, JSSkinz said:

Did anyone notice how slow Alex looked when trying to run today?

 

I was thinking the same thing. Especially when Gregory tracked him down.

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Just now, rumplestilskin said:

I was thinking the same thing. Especially when Gregory tracked him down.

That last drive where he bailed and ran around the left on 3rd down looked miserable, like he was hurt or just not interested.

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1 minute ago, zskins said:

 

Who is the coach? He would have done better with Gruden and the running game that we have with our D on top of that. 

Not so sure I agree with this. Denver stacks up with us in all those categories as we are unprooven. So I dont know how Keenum with his bad decisions would be an upgrade.

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2 minutes ago, Springfield said:

 

Im saying that a better front office would have got us something better than Alex Smith.  He’s a journeyman QB that isn’t winning anyone a super bowl.

 

Alex Smith held form in SF until Kaepernick took over and took them to a super bowl and it looks like KC is much improved uber Mahomes.

 

He’s just a guy.  He’s not winning you any games on his own.

 

I never liked Alex. Never understood why Reid took him. Reid made him a just a little better than San Fran. I guess with Colt we could have had a better 1st round pick in 2019. That is the only silver lining with Colt. 

1 minute ago, rumplestilskin said:

Not so sure I agree with this. Denver stacks up with us in all those categories as we are unprooven. So I dont know how Keenum with his bad decisions would be an upgrade.

 

HE would have still been better than Alex when it comes to throwing down the field. I am not saying he would have been Rodgers type of upgrade. 

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58 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Man, he was off target all day long. Throwing high, wide, all over. It's odd since he's generally known as a very accurate QB (when he actually throws the goddamn ball). Not sure if it's the chemistry not being there or what.

 

Yeah, unfortunately I think you're right. Unless Jay gets ****canned, Alex will be here for another couple of years. Maybe they'll draft a developmental QB in the 2nd or 3rd next year but who knows. 

The worst part is every time he misses someone poorly, the camera zooms in on his face and that stupid "I can't believe I missed that" smirk .

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3 minutes ago, PartyPosse said:

The worst part is every time he misses someone poorly, the camera zooms in on his face and that stupid "I can't believe I missed that" smirk .

The Aaron Rogers's retarded brother smirk? I know it well.

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14 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

That last drive where he bailed and ran around the left on 3rd down looked miserable, like he was hurt or just not interested.

Definitely not interested in getting hit ever.  I think that’s a lot of the problem.

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1 minute ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Definitely not interested in getting hit ever.  I think that’s a lot of the problem.

The look on his face after AP tossed him back the ball was priceless.

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11 minutes ago, zskins said:

 

I never liked Alex. Never understood why Reid took him. Reid made him a just a little better than San Fran. I guess with Colt we could have had a better 1st round pick in 2019. That is the only silver lining with Colt. 

 

Except our front office will never let us have a down year and always tries to throw something together.  Hence we got Alex Smith, but hey he’s got nice stats!

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I'll keep beating this dead horse until Alex shuts me up but think of how much better shape the team would be cap wise, money to spend on skills players or a LG, and Kendally Fuller as a slot corner if the team would have just went with Colt for this year.  If not for the big salary I truly believe that Jay would make the switch to Colt.  If Alex can't run any more then what are we doing here?  Fire BA and start Colt.  Trade Alex to whomever and eat the salary. 

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2 minutes ago, Springfield said:

 

Except our front office will never let us have a down year and always tries to throw something together.  Hence we got Alex Smith, but hey he’s got nice stats!

 

Like when Mom could whip something up with whatever’s in the kitchen, but goes to the store anyway for ingredients, and the casserole is still bland AF.

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