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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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2018 - 19 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals Thread

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7 minutes ago, DogofWar1 said:

That was some nice puck movement.  And a great little delay by Kuzy, just threw the entire defense out of whack and opened that window for Ovie.

 

When they were coming towards the net I told my son watch this, it should be a goal. And that was a beauty indeed. Flurry was all the way to his right and didn't have enough time to quickly move to his left. Very nice pass indeed. 

 

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Good gracious. The Caps have to practice defending the wrap around play. It's embarrassingly bad. 

Good coaches challenge. Fortunate. 

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Just now, Hersh said:

Good gracious. The Caps have to practice defending the wrap around play. It's embarrassingly bad. 

 

Yup. But that was a damn good wrap around play though. Props for that. Good thing they were offside though and the goal didn't count. 

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1 minute ago, zskins said:

 

Yup. But that was a damn good wrap around play though. Props for that. Good thing they were offside though and the goal didn't count. 

 

It was. Did you see their other wrap around goal? 

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1 minute ago, Hersh said:

 

It was. Did you see their other wrap around goal? 

 

No. I got home around 10 pm. I will have to watch the highlights on that one. 

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Just now, zskins said:

 

No. I got home around 10 pm. I will have to watch the highlights on that one. 

 

It was way worse defense than the one that didn't count. Djoos didn't move his legs, Holtby slid out of position and Orpik didn't get the back post. 

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Too bad Ovi didn't get the empty net for a hat trick. 

 

Good game and a win. :)

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8 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

We got a goal overturned because our video review guys are top notch.

 

Take notes Gruden...

Gruden doesn’t take notes. Or isolate a weakness. Or play to a strength. Or make sure his team is ready to start the season. Or come off a bye. Or show up when it matters. Or how to hire a competent DC. Or not abandon the run at the slightest adversity. Or know what debauchery means. Other than that though...

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Let's not tarnish the Caps thread with talk of other Washington teams ;)

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The Caps are rolling on offense. They look like they can do what they want out there. They do need to work on the defense, but I expect that to come around as the year goes on.

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1 hour ago, Redskin4ever said:

The Caps are rolling on offense. They look like they can do what they want out there. They do need to work on the defense, but I expect that to come around as the year goes on.

Getting Kempny back is a good start.  I look forward to seeing what Siegenthaler does when he gets a shot.

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I thought Holtby looked really good for all but a minute or two.  But those two?  he looked lost.  It was strange.

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8 hours ago, PokerPacker said:

Getting Kempny back is a good start.  I look forward to seeing what Siegenthaler does when he gets a shot.

 

He needs to stay out of the box. Especially after the Caps score. 

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Remember how from 2005-2010 prime Ovechkin was at the point where you could not turn from the screen when he had the puck? I think Kuznetsov has arrived at that level (though he's not as good as Ovechkin was in that era).

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Sticksboi05 said:

Remember how from 2005-2010 prime Ovechkin was at the point where you could not turn from the screen when he had the puck? I think Kuznetsov has arrived at that level (though he's not as good as Ovechkin was in that era).

 

 

 

I love watching the chemistry between Backy and Kuzy on the PP. There isn’t a team with a better first and second line center combo in the league. 

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10 minutes ago, Hersh said:

 

I love watching the chemistry between Backy and Kuzy on the PP. There isn’t a team with a better first and second line center combo in the league. 

 

Pittsburgh is pretty good if we’re being reality

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11 minutes ago, Hersh said:

 

I love watching the chemistry between Backy and Kuzy on the PP. There isn’t a team with a better first and second line center combo in the league. 

 

Tis a joy to behold.

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1 hour ago, Springfield said:

 

Pittsburgh is pretty good if we’re being reality

 

I was careful to say they weren’t the best but there is no one better. Pens centers are more goal scorers and often Malkin will play wing with Crosby too. Two different types of centers.

Copley playing great. Caps currently with no legs and not helping at all

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So far this game has been played in front of the Capital goal 

Need more scoring chances at the Devils end of the ice 

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