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      Good afternoon Redskins nation!  I’m in beautiful Landover, MD with Spaceman Spiff who has been pulled away from Instagram models and tailgating and sent down to the field to do what he does best (roll around in the mud).
       
      Let’s get down to business...  Can we block them?  There are other story lines entering into this game but worrying about them feels largely academic.  The Texans have two terrifying pass rushers and the Redskins intend to block them with optimism and underdog stories.  Alex Smith isn’t a statue but he does take time in making decisions and getting the ball out.  This combination looks disastrous.  The sort of thing that has us all after the game consoling each other with things like “well, it was just a bad matchup" and “we caught them at the worst possible time.” 
       
      Or... we could walk away wondering just how the heck this team managed to pull off another improbable win.  Last week the gave up something like twelve thousand yards of offense to the Bucs, I’ll have to check those numbers to be sure, but only three points.  That’s not supposed to happen.  Maybe we can enjoy an outrageously unlikely result again.  Not probably, not likely, but you know... maybe.  I’m saying there’s a chance.   
       
      I’m here for that chance.  (and you know... the free food and climate controlled free seats) 

      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins are running their bend and break defense, and I’m not sure a little over three quarters is enough time for the Redskins offense to close a 10-point gap.  I’m having flash backs of week nine, but having human emotions is considered “disruptive behavior.”  I'm fine.  Everything is fine. 
       
      That Quinn celebration, whatever that was, was the highlight of the 1st quarter. 
       
      2nd Quarter Update
      Is there a better way to start a quarter than by scoring a touchdown?  There is, if you follow that TD drive with a forced turnover on defense.  Things are looking good! 

      So much for that.  A great start was quickly ended up canceled out by the Redskins offense.  With a chance to take a lead Alex Smith throws a pick six in the red zone and takes the air out of the stadium.  He followed that up by throwing another interception on the very next drive.  Alex Smith almost made me forget about Vernon Davis dropping that pass.  Almost. 
       
      Texans missed a field goal attempt and the lead remains frozen at 10. 
       
      This quarter feels like a giant blown opportunity.  
       
      Halftime Update. 
      I should have stopped at one hotdog.  I deserve this.
       
      3rd Quarter Update
      You know the feeling where you say and think all these bad things about a player and then he breaks his leg and you immediately feel bad about it?  I live there now.
       
      Colt McCoy has freed me from that place of sadness! 
       
      As much as I love this defense, they have to start forcing teams to punt at some point.  Is there a stat for defense tha thas forced the fewest punts?  We have to be near the top of that list.  Texans have punted just once today.  Holding them to three was good, though.   
       
      The lead is down to six and Colt McCoy has arrived to save us.  (Please let that be true.) 
       
      Personal Note:  Someone just stomped, loudly, out of the press area like a while muttering at his phone.  Laughter and comparisons to toddlers followed him.  The media's laugh is an evil laugh!  Good times. 
       
      4th Quarter Update
      Colt has brought us back.  Welcome to the first lead change of the season, Redskins fans.  You like that?!  (Yeesh, was that always so lame?)  I guess you could say Adrian Peterson contributed by actually scoring the touchdown.  I bet Colt told him to score though, so you have to factor leadership into things.
       
      Once again, the defense cannot force a punt, hard to feel great about holding a team to a field goal when that field goal gives them the lead in the 4th quarter 
       
      Remember that whole "can we block them" thing?  The answer was absolutely not on the Redskins 2nd drive of the 4th quarter.  Watt and Clowney each sacked our man Colt, and ended that drive before it really had a chance to begin. 
       
      Horrible, no good, very bad holding called on Norman gifting Houston a first down at the worst possible time for it.
       
      Colt chooses to throw deep at an inopportune moment resulting in a 60+ yard attempt for an injured kicker.  Heartbreaking end to a game that cost this team entirely too much (via injury) yet still seemed to be within reach several times. 
       
      I'm off to the post game press conference and locker room, check back later for updates.
       
      Final Thoughts
      I’ve always found it preferable to watch my favorite team simply get destroyed, than to feel that they were the better team and still managed to lose.  The Redskins gave this game away with mistakes in the 2nd quarter.  Fred Davis makes a routine catch and Alex Smith doesn’t throw a pick six, and the scoreboard shows at least 7 fewer points for the Texans.  Even if the Redskins had settled for field goals, that’s a 13 point swing in 2 point game.   
       
      Losing the game wasn’t even the worst part.  Losing Alex Smith, for at least the remainder of the season, is likely enough to push the Redskins past the point where they can continue toughing their way through key injuries. 
       
      We'll all feel better after a win against the Cowboys next week. 
       

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Blade, you showed remarkable self-restraint.

Don't let this low point define your philosophy towards the team. Remember, the team outlasts individual players, coaches, and yes...even owners.

Though, if they ever move or change their name, f*** them.

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Originally posted by Tom [Giants fan]

You all know you will be excited about the offseason and anxious to see what the Redskins do from free agency, to the draft, to training camp.

The offseason is the only good part of the Redskins year. And I am sure fans on here will get pumped off the offseason moves. But the track record is pretty apparent. As long as Danny Boy is making the personnel calls, the Skins will continue to suck.

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Blade, my Dad was "politely removed" too after a Cowboys fan (two rows below) repeatedly turned around and directed his cheers and jeers at my Dad. Dad gave as good as he got but it got heated before halftime. I warned the guy to stay put, turn around, and cheer for his team. He kept sticking his hand in my face saying shake my hand brother. I told him I wasn't his frickin brother and he had better get his hand out of my face and turn around. Well, no punches were thrown but there was physical contact between my Dad, this guy, and this guys wife. Then this drunk girl beside me (named Meredith for Don Meredith, if you seen the girl showing the tatto of a star just above her panty line, you know who I'm talking about) was pushing on me telling me to stop the ruckus. I held my right arm out stiffly to keep her off me. Well, ushers and officers showed up and took me and my Dad to one tunnel and this guy and his wife to another. I told them it was a bunch of BS. We are there all the time and this moron is there for one game and ruins it for us. The ushers agreed but the officer took my Dads ticket stub and wrote his name on the back of it and told him he had to leave. The other guy and his wife were kicked out too but I got to stay because I didn't initiate any contact. Did they take your ticket stub?

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Blade, sorry for the b.s. you had to endure on Sunday in the stands and from the field below. :( But don't give up the fight, sir. You do good work here and would be sorely missed. :)

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My thanks to everyone who replied here with encouraging words... you dont need to worry about me (or Extremeskins) going anywhere. The satisfaction I get from being a part of this community extends beyond Redskins or football.

However, if this crap keeps up dont be surprised if every image containing a Redskin logo or player ends up with a bag over its head until things get turned around. I might even change the name of the site to ExtremelyPISSEDskinsFANS.com....

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Blade you are a much better man than me. In the south a comment about ones mother just doesn't sit well. I have been in more than my share of fights because some a**hole has decides to bring my mother into it. If it had been me I would still be in jail, there is no room for talking like that, especially since your mother was sitting right there. I have always said, "If I'm gonna get thrown out, lets make it for a good reason, I'm gonna get my moneys worth."

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Originally posted by Tom [Giants fan]

You all know you will be excited about the offseason and anxious to see what the Redskins do from free agency, to the draft, to training camp. This season has hurt a lot of people but we will all be here during the offseason talking about what our teams are doing and what we hope they do. And next season you will be right back here again with the same emotion every new season brings. You may not think it now but you know you will.

And Blade, look what you have done with this site as a Redskin fan. Someone with that kind of passion for football and their team isn't someone I ever see abandoning their team or fandom.

Tom, why are you on this board? Do you get pleasure out of listening to us hapless Redskin fans week after week gripe about how sh!tty the team plays? You are the only non-Redskins fan that I have come across that doesn't make fun of them (or maybe you do when you're not on here...). Gotta give you props, man. But I guess your team is maybe in a worse situation than ours right now...at least you KNOW your coach is getting fired! Maybe you should change alliances and become a 'Skins fan...I promise that it is better that being a Giants fan!!!!

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Xanathos kindly:stfu: Here Tom is trying to talk us Skins fans out of jumping off a ledge while his Gints are doing no better than we are and you're giving him:pooh:

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Originally posted by Blade

My thanks to everyone who replied here with encouraging words... you dont need to worry about me (or Extremeskins) going anywhere. The satisfaction I get from being a part of this community extends beyond Redskins or football.

However, if this crap keeps up dont be surprised if every image containing a Redskin logo or player ends up with a bag over its head until things get turned around. I might even change the name of the site to ExtremelyPISSEDskinsFANS.com....

Blade, I think we all (opposing teams fans and Redskin fans) appreicate the that job you and the rest who maintain this site do. It just wouldn't be the same if this site didn't exist. I mean, I wouldn't be getting all these nasty looks from people the couple of times when I walked by them wearing a hat labeled 'extremeskins'. I've heard the "youth these days" comments immediately followed by extensive head shaking more than once from oblivious bystandards. Anyway, if your fandom survived the Norv years (just like us Eagles fans with Kotite), I doubt your support will be wavering anytime soon.

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Originally posted by Yusuf06

Xanathos kindly:stfu: Here Tom is trying to talk us Skins fans out of jumping off a ledge while his Gints are doing no better than we are and you're giving him:pooh:

I was giving the guy a compliment...I was asking Tom why he bothers on here while being a Giants fan...read it again, and tell me where I seemed to be calling him out. Take your awesome 8th grade smiley-guy and sitck it up your ass.

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