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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. 
       
HOF44

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Anybody watching this series?? The Cowboys practice facility is just silly. To think we were once the pioneers in team facilities.  I’d bet here are high school teams in Texas that have better practice facilities.  

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All or Nothing is a great series, I’m on episode 5 already! I like that they show the drama of the zeke suspension 

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18 hours ago, MisterPinstripe said:

I cant bring myself to watch a series about the Cowboys, which sucks because I love the All In series.

I hate Dallas. Like, a lot.**** them. I only Wish for bad things for them. But i watched the whole season all in 5 days and loved it :)  it was fun to watch how their season spiraled out of control ??

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3 hours ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

I hate Dallas. Like, a lot.**** them. I only Wish for bad things for them. But i watched the whole season all in 5 days and loved it :)  it was fun to watch how their season spiraled out of control ??

Ehhh maybe Ill give it a try if thats the case, haha... I dont want to watch the Redskins losing to them again though. Painful enough.

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"The Star" complex is extremely impressive. I like the indoor practice field is a small scaled version of their own stadium.

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after watching a few episodes my impression is, Dez is a dip****. Garrett is a cliché/chorus chanting/clapping douchebag which is Dak's sensei, so Dak learns to be a clapping sub par douchebag

Gotta say I like Zeke....he took that "gotta have a **** you" attitude to heart

 

Warms my heart to think what they could have done with Romo calling the plays, Zeke and this line.....warms my heart that either it happened too late or they threw it away with another year or two to go...probably the latter   

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On 5/10/2018 at 9:23 PM, Gibbit said:

after watching a few episodes my impression is, Dez is a dip****. Garrett is a cliché/chorus chanting/clapping douchebag which is Dak's sensei, so Dak learns to be a clapping sub par douchebag

Gotta say I like Zeke....he took that "gotta have a **** you" attitude to heart

 

Warms my heart to think what they could have done with Romo calling the plays, Zeke and this line.....warms my heart that either it happened too late or they threw it away with another year or two to go...probably the latter   

And it makes me sick inside.  Romo is (probably) still better than Dak this far removed from actually playing.

 

Or WR group is loaded with primadonnas that haven't accomplished ****.  The culture in that meeting room, and most others, for that matter, is completely unprofessional.  Everyone slouches, some sleep, few takes notes, and they curse like a bunch of sailors.

 

They are football players.  I get it.  But that show highlights many of the reasons that it's been damned near a quarter century since the Cowboys had any kind of sustained success.

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7 hours ago, pjfootballer said:

Your players are dip****’s, our front office are dip****’s. 

Dallas FO is way too family oriented. Everybody has a job for life...even Garrett has a job for life, cause hes basically family too at this point 

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You think Dallas will go hard in the draft for that Jones grandson playing qb in a few years? :) QB 4 LIFE

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22 hours ago, Gibbit said:

You think Dallas will go hard in the draft for that Jones grandson playing qb in a few years? :) QB 4 LIFE

? that would be perfect. He’d never get benched no matter how many INTs he would throw. Although in the show he does look good. What’s he, a sophomore in HS right now? Junior? 

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