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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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1 hour ago, Silvernon said:

I would guess diet and leg strength are the two keys for him right now.

It'll be interesting to see how he progresses. He's not the biggest, strongest guy in the room anymore and is surrounded by hungry young workers with more talent, that thrive on improving backed by one of the best position coaches. He's also not being asked to do it every play. 

 

It's a best case scenario if he wants to become great. 

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On 5/10/2018 at 7:06 PM, carex said:

 

next season maybe.  Kerrigan converts to DE, Smith leaves as a FA and OLB is a main FA and draft concern.  Allen takes the other DE, Lainier rotates in with them, Payne, Ionnaddis and Settle are the DT.  We need one more decent guy for a top level modern NFL rotation

 

Allen needs to be at the 3. That is where he's truly special. He's still a really good DE, but he belongs at the 3 for sure.

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7 late-round NFL draft picks likely to exceed expectations in 2018

 

Tim Settle, DT, Washington Redskins

 

Drafted: Round 5, No. 163 overall out of Virginia Tech.
Analysis: With Da'Ron Payne and Jonathan Allen anchoring the defensive line, there will be substantial competition for snaps up front. However, Settle has the size and talent to find reps and make his mark if he can keep his weight down. He offers some position versatility on the D-line and he flashed impressive quickness to disrupt for being such a big man (6-3, 329 pounds). Players that are big, quick and disruptive can find playing time early on.

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Posted (edited)

When is the last time you can think of a team drafting a 5th rounder and being sure that they're definitely gonna make the team and likely contribute from week 1.

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11 minutes ago, Bonez3 said:

When is the last time you can think of a team drafting a 5th rounder and being sure that they're definitely gonna make the team and like contribute from week 1.

 

 

It's been a long time if it's ever actually happened.  

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As the draft drew I was saying my eyes don't deceive me, Settle is a football player. I was most glued to the draft in that round. When the Skins took him that's when I felt we had a solid draft no matter what. They'll be some misses, but with him, Payne and Guice I felt very good about this years stock. He was the difference between a B and an A IMO

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27 minutes ago, Bonez3 said:

As the draft drew I was saying my eyes don't deceive me, Settle is a football player. I was most glued to the draft in that round. When the Skins took him that's when I felt we had a solid draft no matter what. They'll be some misses, but with him, Payne and Guice I felt very good about this years stock. He was the difference between a B and an A IMO

 

Settle's highlights just look so dominant to me. I know the knock on him was maintaining his weight but damn, he is huge and a handful to block. 

 

I'm hoping Swearinger's comments about teammates not taking care of their bodies is a clarion call and things change in the locker room. It would be very important for a young buck like Settle who already has weight maintenance issues.

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On 5/23/2018 at 8:59 AM, bird_1972 said:

 

Settle's highlights just look so dominant to me. I know the knock on him was maintaining his weight but damn, he is huge and a handful to block. 

 

I'm hoping Swearinger's comments about teammates not taking care of their bodies is a clarion call and things change in the locker room. It would be very important for a young buck like Settle who already has weight maintenance issues.

 

I'd imagine Tomsula, as well as the group being pretty young, will have these guys all busting it in camp.  I can't remember the last time we had this much beef up front, at such a young age.  4 guys who have legit starting potential are going to be playing real NFL snaps, so if anyone isn't motivated or on top of their game, they very well could get left behind.  

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On 5/23/2018 at 8:14 AM, Bonez3 said:

When is the last time you can think of a team drafting a 5th rounder and being sure that they're definitely gonna make the team and likely contribute from week 1.

 

Tyreek Hill and Jay Ajayi are the ones that were "obvious" steals at the time imo (due to being a ****bag and injured, respectively). But I get your meaning. 

 

The 5th round name that should give us the most hope? Kyle Williams. Another player who fell due to being seen as too one-dimensional, who turned into one of the leagues best NT. 

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1 hour ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

The 5th round name that should give us the most hope? Kyle Williams. Another player who fell due to being seen as too one-dimensional, who turned into one of the leagues best NT. 

 

Seriously...you couldn’t come up with the most obvious 5th round gem...and he was even drafted by the Skins. 

 

Somewhere Dallas Sartz is shaking his head in disgust. 

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I know it's early, but what have the reports been (if any) on Tim Settle and how he is looking during OTAs?

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1 hour ago, bird_1972 said:

I know it's early, but what have the reports been (if any) on Tim Settle and how he is looking during OTAs?

Im going to guess....Fat and Slow.

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28 minutes ago, NeverSurrender said:

Im going to guess....Fat and Slow.

 

So .... you're an optimist, are you? 

 

;)

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2 hours ago, bird_1972 said:

I know it's early, but what have the reports been (if any) on Tim Settle and how he is looking during OTAs?

 

This is pretty much all I've heard on him so far:

 

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2 hours ago, NeverSurrender said:

Im going to guess....Fat and Slow.

 

Settle may be fat but he's got a good burst off the line. He ain't slow...extremely athletic for his size.

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3 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

Settle may be fat but he's got a good burst off the line. He ain't slow...extremely athletic for his size.

 

Seems to go along with what Kerrigan was quoted as saying. 

 

Hopefully, he wasn't just throwing bull**** out there.

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8 hours ago, mistertim said:

 

Settle may be fat but he's got a good burst off the line. He ain't slow...extremely athletic for his size.

 

He's got a GREAT burst off the line..........

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18 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

I love the positivity, but everyone looks great in spring.  

(excluding Kirks accuracy in Minny so far)

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31 minutes ago, bowhunter said:

(excluding Kirks accuracy in Minny so far)

 

Word?

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Never get excited for training camp news on players, especially considering they go up against other Redskins.

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