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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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The "Remember That Time..." Thread

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On 7/24/2018 at 12:42 PM, OVCChairman said:

 

No you were.  I was referencing the play on Monday Night originally where Taylor lit him up and forced the incomplete pass.  This one was different than the one I was thinking at first.... but still fun to watch :D

 

 

That MNF one was Patrick Crayton.

 

I remember, because of the terrible sound it created, like a hard door slam on a military hummer. Crayton was running, then in a blink, Crayton wasn't running, and the ball was fluttering through the air like debris from an explosion.

 

Iirc even John Madden was like "****, I think he killed him..."

 

The 35-7 game was definitely Glenn, when he got smacked near the sideline. But all their receivers were getting crunched. Pretty sure after the game, he complained that the Skins DB's were headhunting. I was lol'ing hard at my Cowboys fan friends at school the next day (I was 17 back then), because I remember one specific quote, "They were trying to hurt me."

 

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There was a play early in that 35-7 game where Sean Taylor is credited with tackling Jason Witten but Marcus Washington got a 15 yard penalty for something. I seem to recall it being a tone-setting hit though.

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On 7/24/2018 at 12:45 AM, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

Remember the time Chris Cooley caught three touchdowns against the Cowboys to win me the fantasy football championship and $500?

 

We beat the dog **** out of the Cowboys in that game

 

Was this game before or after they made horsecollar tackles illegal?  I saw two on Portis in the first 10 minutes of that video, the second one looked to injure him.  Classic Roy Williams tackling style.

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7 minutes ago, armstrong001 said:

Was this game before or after they made horsecollar tackles illegal?  I saw two on Portis in the first 10 minutes of that video, the second one looked to injure him.  Classic Roy Williams tackling style.

 

I don't think it was a penalty yet...or it wasn't called very often. I think what brought that penalty to the forefront was when Owens was hurt in 2004. I think it was a two-step process though with the rule going into effect for 2005 but being very specific. By 2006 or 2007 it was what we see now. 

 

So, for the plays you saw, it was probably pretty common for them to not be flagged. 

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Just now, TD_washingtonredskins said:

 

I don't think it was a penalty yet...or it wasn't called very often. I think what brought that penalty to the forefront was when Owens was hurt in 2004. I think it was a two-step process though with the rule going into effect for 2005 but being very specific. By 2006 or 2007 it was what we see now. 

 

So, for the plays you saw, it was probably pretty common for them to not be flagged. 

I figured, since they weren't being flagged and they were pretty obvious.  It is amazing more guys didn't get hurt on those plays.  Especially the ones where the defender falls on the back of the legs, pulling the runner down backwards.

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Remember when Kirk kneeled it instead of spiking it at the end of halftime?  Absolutely hilarious in retrospect.  

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On 7/30/2018 at 11:50 AM, SkinssRvA said:

Remember when Kirk kneeled it instead of spiking it at the end of halftime?  Absolutely hilarious in retrospect.  

Someone must have clicked the wrong "special team play" on Madden 14.:ols:

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On 7/30/2018 at 11:50 AM, SkinssRvA said:

Remember when Kirk kneeled it instead of spiking it at the end of halftime?  Absolutely hilarious in retrospect.  

What was the other similar thing he did at the end of a half? It was against the Eagles too, I believe. It was also hilariously stupid.

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On 7/30/2018 at 11:50 AM, SkinssRvA said:

Remember when Kirk kneeled it instead of spiking it at the end of halftime?  Absolutely hilarious in retrospect.  

I remember Brian Mitchell kneeling down for a touchback, but the only problem was he was on the 4 yard line. Forget what game it was but do remember getting up and screaming at the tv "run you idiot, RUN"! 

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1 hour ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

What was the other similar thing he did at the end of a half? It was against the Eagles too, I believe. It was also hilariously stupid.

 

He took a sack and fumbled on a play that started with just a couple seconds. I think it was against NY actually. 

 

But it was basically the type of play where the QB throws it into or through the end zone within 2 seconds so it's either a TD or there's enough time to kick a FG. Not only didn't he throw it, he rolled out, pumped the ball, and ultimately took a sack and fumbled as time ran out. 

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I was at a game at RFK.  We were playing the Giants.  The Giants had the ball first and goal at the 1yd line, due to a penalty.  I was sitting in the end zone between the goal posts when this play happened.

 

Somebody must have pissed off Dave Butz because the grabbed the centers facemask and threw him to the ground.  Then he did the same to the fullback and swallowed the running back for a 3 yard loss.  Unfortunately flags flew, but it was an awesome thing to see.  

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7 hours ago, TD_washingtonredskins said:

 

He took a sack and fumbled on a play that started with just a couple seconds. I think it was against NY actually. 

 

But it was basically the type of play where the QB throws it into or through the end zone within 2 seconds so it's either a TD or there's enough time to kick a FG. Not only didn't he throw it, he rolled out, pumped the ball, and ultimately took a sack and fumbled as time ran out. 

Yes! That was the play!! Thank you! I've been trying to find it. It was so bad.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU_MA8-iIZE

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10 hours ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

Yes! That was the play!! Thank you! I've been trying to find it. It was so bad.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU_MA8-iIZE

 

Not nearly as bad as the knee, but another example of no situational awareness. 

 

I will say, when any QB starts 48 consecutive games, I'm sure you could dig up a handful of these types of plays. 

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11 hours ago, kingarthur65 said:

I was at a game at RFK.  We were playing the Giants.  The Giants had the ball first and goal at the 1yd line, due to a penalty.  I was sitting in the end zone between the goal posts when this play happened.

 

Somebody must have pissed off Dave Butz because the grabbed the centers facemask and threw him to the ground.  Then he did the same to the fullback and swallowed the running back for a 3 yard loss.  Unfortunately flags flew, but it was an awesome thing to see.  

 

I think that man was angry whenever he was on the field. He was a monster. 

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I’m going to go with a bad one here just because I feel I’m too optimistic for the season and I need a bit of a downer lol. Remember when the Redskins were well on their way to beating the undefeated Saints, there was like 2 minutes and change or so left in the game and ALL the Skins had to do was make a FG? Yep Shaun Suisham missed a 23 yard FG attempt to ice the game and of course Drew Brees led them to an OT win. I remember right after he missed the FG, I threw the remote into the floor and said “we just lost.” What makes this even worse is that Shaun Suisham ended up having several good seasons with the Steelers of all the places to play and do well as a kicker... but that’s kind of what happens with a lot of kickers we cut.

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14 minutes ago, dahibachi said:

I’m going to go with a bad one here just because I feel I’m too optimistic for the season and I need a bit of a downer lol. Remember when the Redskins were well on their way to beating the undefeated Saints, there was like 2 minutes and change or so left in the game and ALL the Skins had to do was make a FG? Yep Shaun Suisham missed a 23 yard FG attempt to ice the game and of course Drew Brees led them to an OT win. I remember right after he missed the FG, I threw the remote into the floor and said “we just lost.” What makes this even worse is that Shaun Suisham ended up having several good seasons with the Steelers of all the places to play and do well as a kicker... but that’s kind of what happens with a lot of kickers we cut.

Kareem. Moore.

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