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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!
KDawg

Gameday Thread: Redskins @ Patriots

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Hello and welcome to a brand new season. A season rife with hope and splendor, while many others are just hoping to avoid the Autumn/Winter depression of a lost season.

 

Closer to game time there will be a much more thorough write up, but for now some of the most intriguing aspects of tonight’s game are how in sync the offense will look, our first taste of the subjective tackling rules, can the D, even the backups, hold up against the run AND most importantly: will TK manage a ridiculous upgrade to our rental car? 

 

These are the important questions.

 

Thoughts? 

 

And I want tonight to be as interactive as possible. Let me know what specific items you want me to watch for from the Gillette press box (on field or off) and follow me on the tweeter @KDawg_ES

 

TAG ME WITH QUESTIONS

 

 

Update 1:

 

depth chart notes (injuries not accounted for):

 

Allen/Payne listed as DT starters, Settle is above Phil Taylor.

 

Ioannidis listed as DE starter

 

WR starters are Doctson,  Crowder and Richardson. Quick, Harris and Davis are respective backups.

 

Kelley, CT, Perine, Guice, Bibbs, Marshall and Carter is RB depth.

 

They have a FB listed for the first time in a long time: Wellman

 

Stroman and Harris are KR. Crowder and Quinn are PR

 

Double Numbers:

 

With preseason comes double numbers and a touch of confusion...

 

Here are the double numbers listed:

 

Danny Johnson (CB)/Rob Kelley (RB) #20

 

Martez Carter (RB)/Deshazor Everett (S) #22

 

Chris Thompson (RB)/Greg Stroman (CB) #25

 

Samaje Perine (RB)/Ranthony Texada (CB) #32

 

Adonis Alexander (CB)/Byron Marshall (RB) #34

 

Kapri Bibbs (RB)/Montae Nicholson (S) #35

 

Joshua Holsey (CB)/Elijah Wellman (FB) #38

 

Quin Blanding (S)/Matt Flanagan (TE) #41

 

Casey Dunn (C)/Dadi Nicolas (LB) #55

 

Dante Sawyer (DL)/John Kling (OL) #63

 

Geron Christian (OL)/Anthony Lanier (DL) #72

 

Cameron Jefferson (OL)/Ondre Pipkins (DL) #78

 

 

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Seriously, though, I am so happy Redskin football is back. :815:

 

Most important thing tonight, right at the top of the list, is NO INJURIES!!!!

 

After that, I am very interested in seeing the rookies and young players play.

 

Lastly, further down the list, is cohesion. Since the starters will barely play tonight (some not at all), this isn't as big a deal for me. Tonight, anyway. :)

 

Looking forward to a great game. :229:

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Posted (edited)

IT'S GAMEDAY. 

 

Tonight is obviously pretty irrelevant, but it does mean it's nearly time for the real deal season again.

 

For me, I want to see Guice get some carries, I want to see what the DBs look like (especially the backups in this case) and I want to see how the 1st string WR group looks for the few snaps they'll play, and I want to see what some of the new guys have got, especially Tim Settle who might well get a decent number of minutes.

 

Mostly, I want to see a Redskins team led by Alex Smith - I've been sick of KC for a couple of years now. It's been so refreshing to have an off-season free from QB drama, so now it's time for Alex to start putting it on the field (for at least one possession :rofl89:)

 

Hail to the Redskins.

 

EDIT - Agree with SkinsGuy, the most important thing to see is a clean bill of health at the end of the game though.

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Players of interest tonight:

 

Guice

Sprinkle

Christian

Settle

JHC

Pete Robertson/Ryan Anderson

Dunbar/Moreau

Ladler

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Greetings from Baaaaaawlston, Humanoids. :)  

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So pumped!! Going to the game with a friend (patriots fan). Hopefully patriots fans won’t give me TOO much trouble :P 

 

not sure how I’ll be able to see what’s happening on the field, cause i lost my glasses the other night, but whatever 😂

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I wanna see this Danny Johnson kid peeps are talking about....maybe do some PRs too.

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2 hours ago, KDawg said:

AND most importantly: will TK manage a ridiculous upgrade to our rental car? 

 

It does 185....

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Who’d you blackmail for that beauty? 

 

It rides wonderful.

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I'd be interested to see if we incorporate more read option with Smith, i pretty sure they will.  Have a feeling we won't know how much until the season opener though.  

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Not sure we’re gonna get a good read on Alex Smith with him likely only playing a series.

 

This game is meant to showcase our rookies/depth guys.

 

Looking forward to that.

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4 minutes ago, Rogue Jedi said:

Not sure we’re gonna get a good read on Alex Smith with him likely only playing a series.

 

This game is meant to showcase our rookies/depth guys.

 

 

Not to mention our 2 starting OT's being possibly too hurt to play at all, for the protection Smith needs.

Though I havn't heard a recent update on if they can get in for 1 series.

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4 hours ago, KDawg said:

AND most importantly: will TK manage a ridiculous upgrade to our rental car? 

 

Getting upgrades for car rentals is for tourists.

I'm commonly getting hotel upgrades when travelling :P

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2 hours ago, TK said:

It does 185....

 

 

To a Boston driver that screams "Cut me off! I am vulnerable because I actually care if my car gets dinged up!!!"

 

I hope you flew in through TF Green...

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Lets play a drinking game tonight!  🍻🍹🥤

 

One shot for these sayings:

 

-He WILL be a superstar in this league

-It's only preseason, doesn't matter

-Terrible player! Cut tomorrow!

-Starters did not play enough tonight

-I could see us going 11-5 or 12-4

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2 hours ago, TK said:

It does 185....

I’ve lost my license, now I cant drive

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5 hours ago, KDawg said:

Thoughts? 

If Guice gets a series with the starters, id like to see several runs where he gets to the 2nd level despite not having our starting tackles. It’s asking a lot, but Guice still performed well in 2017 despite LSU loosing three starting OL from 2016. I want to see that my beliefs of who and what Guice is, are true.

 

The other thing I’d like to see is few penalties. That tells me players are focussed, tight, and well coached. 

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First string Offense needs to score a touchdown. So sick & tired of seeing them go 3 & out & never get in the end zone until after halftime in the regular season. 

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Fashion Nerd Alert:

 

Skins wearing burgundy pants

3 hours ago, RabidFan said:

I wanna see this Danny Johnson kid peeps are talking about....maybe do some PRs too.

 

Listed third on depth chart behind Dunbar and Moreau

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