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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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Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith!

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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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