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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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Welcome to the Washington Redskins Tim Settle DT Virginia Tech

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Hey, welcome to the team big guy! There's some roster spot for you to take really!

 

TIM SETTLE

 

DT Virginia Tech

 

 

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Height: 6' 3"

Weight: 329 lbs

Arms: 33”

Hands: 9 1/8”

 

Prospect Grade

5.86

Chance to Become NFL Starter

 

40 Yard Dash

5.37 Seconds

 

Vertical Jump

23.5 INCHES

 

Broad Jump

96.0 INCHES

 

3 Cone Drill

7.95 Seconds

 

20 Yd Shuttle

4.83 Seconds

 

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/tim-settle?id=32462018-0002-5601-905d-2aba6fe19f35

 

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Player Bio

Named as one of the top 40 overall prospects in the 2015 class by multiple high school recruiting services, Settle was a great in-state hold (Manassas) for Virginia Tech. The Washington Post All-Metro pick redshirted his first year in Blacksburg to improve his build and conditioning, and was a reserve for all 14 games in 2016 (17 tackles, blocked kick) before making his impact as a sophomore in 2017. Settle used his quickness off the snap and wide shoulders to earn second-team All-ACC honors at nose tackle. He started all 13 games inside, posting 36 stops, 12.5 for loss, and four sacks.

 

Overview

Settle has rare gifts for a big man with good mass, play strength, quickness, and agility. His substantial jump in production in 2017 was due to weight loss and additional conditioning that allowed him to play more snaps and play faster. He's a disruptive, versatile defensive lineman who offers enough pass rush potential to warrant reps on passing downs. Settle is a natural 4-3 fit but can play in a 3-4 as well. He has the potential to become a very good starter with a Pro Bowl ceiling if he controls his weight and maintains his conditioning.

 

Strengths

  • Accepted his coaches challenge to lose weight and improve conditioning and has done just that
  • Thick and broad across lower body
  • Rare agility for a man his size
  • Plays with infectious energy
  • Built low to the ground
  • Blasts out of his stance to capture the neutral zone
  • Able to play under and through the edge of blockers
  • Can be destructive along the interior when he has his wind
  • Power in upper body for quick punch and shed at point of attack
  • Good pursuit motor around the field
  • Locates ball early in the snap and plays off blocks to make tackles
  • Pad level is good
  • Has ability to penetrate and two-gap
  • Arm over can get early wins
  • Legitimate pocket pusher who can force quarterback to throw from unbalanced platform

 

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Welcome to the nuthut Tim, c'mon down!

 

I gotta say, I like this pick. This is a kid that seriously seems to enjoy playing and appears to have have some moves and mobility for his size.

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16 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

How does he fit into the plan, with Allen and Payne ?

Are we switching to 4-3, or is this a depth move, or rotational player, or what ?

We're gonna play 6-1:

Smith - Allen - Payne - Settle - Ionnadis - Kerrigan

And Zach Brown behind these guys.

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1 hour ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

How does he fit into the plan, with Allen and Payne ?

Are we switching to 4-3, or is this a depth move, or rotational player, or what ?

 

We don't really play a 3 or 4 man front exclusively, like a lot of teams now we switch looks all of the time and so the true value is in finding guys that can fill a role in both.  Settle is another guy like Payne that can actually play as a traditional NT but has the ability to play in different alignments and that means we finally have 2 credible players at NT after years with 0 and we didn't box ourselves into 1 dimensional guys who can only play a handful of snaps.

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John KeimESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins defensive tackle Tim Settle expressed confidence in what he can do. "If it's 1 on 1, I'm [going to] win every time. If it's 2 on 1, I'm still going to win the majority of them."

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This is a WOW pick, that he was there and that we chose him. Love this pick, and doubling up with a bigger bodied DL is music to my ears. Settle, Iaonnidis, Allen, Payne, is a really solid foundation on the DL. HTTR 

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I was out all day and checked ESPN to see what picks we had made and I was honestly shocked that we got Tim Settle in the 5th round.  Wow.  Beast draft.

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I know nothing about the guy except he gets Jim Tomsula as a coach, so he will probably be good.  On a related note, I love Settles quote about what Tomsula told him: "He's honest, you know? He told me, ‘If you come here, you’re going to work.’”

 

I love that, hes like if you show up here its going to be ugly, nasty, gritty, grinding.  Essentially you'll probably hate practice, but you're gonna get good.  If we make the playoffs, I feel like 50% of our success is going to be all due to him, might be our most important pickup in years.

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When I saw that we landed him in the 5th,was like when Allen was there at 17 last year!!..He was player that if we missed on Vea & PAYNE at all,he would’ve been our back-up pick!!So landing him and still grabbing the other caliber players that we managed to pull off as well,just made this draft oh so much better..I went in with low expectations on how this weekend was to play out and came out extremely surprised the way it did..I can’t wait to see our newest additions come in and contribute on game day-should be extremely exciting for a change!!!

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4 minutes ago, Peregrine said:

I know nothing about the guy except he gets Jim Tomsula as a coach, so he will probably be good.  On a related note, I love Settles quote about what Tomsula told him: "He's honest, you know? He told me, ‘If you come here, you’re going to work.’”

 

I love that, hes like if you show up here its going to be ugly, nasty, gritty, grinding.  Essentially you'll probably hate practice, but you're gonna get good.  If we make the playoffs, I feel like 50% of our success is going to be all due to him, might be our most important pickup in years.

I know right..He’s bout my favorite pick up to our staff!!..I think he’s gonna be our difference maker coaching the line!!..Both of our line coaches have been HC elsewhere,so they have the knowledge and understanding as to what it takes to bring the best out of their groups!!

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1 hour ago, Warhead36 said:

Allen. Payne. Settle. Ion.

 

I call our DL: The Four Horsemen.

 

 

 

Bartender make me a 4 horsemen. :)

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Watching that highlight video, he is an absolute MONSTER. I love him already!

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