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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 23 - 17 Panthers
       
      Will the real Washington Redskins please stand up?
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here, joined by the Spaceman Spiff. 
       
      Seriously, which team will we get to see today. The one solid in all quarters, playing fundamentally sound ball and making us believe that just maybe, this year they could be hanging around at playoff time? Or will it be the one who decides not all receivers should be covered? You know, the one that seems to believe no national embarrassment is too great to suffer.
       
      If I am on this team on this day, I am playing like I have been punked-out on national TV (because I was) and I have something to prove. I am playing with a degree of urgency yet to be seen this year. I am playing like the season is on the line today. Because it literally is as far as I am concerned.
       
      Speak amongst yourselves...
       
      inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 39 CB Adonis Alexander
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 77 G Shawn Lauvao
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
      o   No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley
       
      Ok gang, showtime. Here's to a good game with no injuries. You can follow me live on Twitter @Skinscast. 
       
      See you at the half.
       
      Half
       
      Great start, poor ending. They need to produce in the 2nd half to win.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      This team is consistently inconsistent.
       
      I’m just glad I caught them on the good week. And if there was ever a time to go for two in a row, it’s this week.
       
      I was poised to ask the players how much last week had to do with this. I didn’t have to. Most of the guys I interviewed spoke about getting the bad taste of last week out of their mouth.
       
      To a man they wanted to put it behind them. No better way than to do so with a win against a 3-1 Carolina Panthers. The win preserves Washington’s first place position in the division.
       
      If we are looking for heroes we have to start with Adrian Peterson. Coming in with multiple injuries (shoulder, knee, ankle), all he did was run for 97-yards on 17-carries with a 5.7 yard per carry average. The man is ageless, looking more like a first-year back rather than a guy near the end of his career.
       
      On the other side of the ball was Josh Norman. It was clear in speaking to him following the game that the chatter in the media was starting to get to him. This game was important enough for him that he called a defensive backs meeting this week to get everybody on the same page.
       
      Norman payed like the all-star the Redskins signed in 2016. In fact, the interception was his first since week 16 of 2016. But he wasn’t done. Norman punched out the ball to force a fumble later on a critical drive, robbing the Panthers of an opportunity to score.
       
      Given the talk about Norman and the manner in which the New Orleans Saints bludgeoned Washington last week, it was fitting the game came down to a defensive stand that resulted in Carolina giving up the ball on downs.
       
      This was a total team effort for Washington, with all areas contributing.
       
      Alex Smith went 21-of-36 for 163-yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a passer-rating of 88.1.
       
      Jordan Reed had a relatively quiet five receptions for 36-yards to lead the receivers. Vernon Davis on the other hand, made some noise bringing in 3-receptions for 48-yards to include a beautiful touchdown grab on a seam route that left him largely uncovered.
       
      Smith did such a good job of looking off the safety that by the time he turned back to fire down field, Davis was running free and clear into the end zone.
       
      Another hero on the day was Dustin Hopkins. All he did was kick a 6-yard field goal, the longest of his career. I asked the coach if he had discussed the kick with Hopkins prior to making the decision. Gruden told me it was special teams coach Ben Kotwica who proclaimed Hopkins ready.
       
      “I thought it was a 53-yarder,” said Gruden. “When I heard it was a 56-yarder I thought about calling a timeout.
      He didn’t and Hopkins made him look smart.
       
      The Redskins fare best when they score first. They must be aware of this as they started red hot, jumping out to a 17-point lead before the Panthers got off the snide.
       
      A total of 9-unanswered points later, Washington scored early in the fourth quarter to bring the lead back to 11. That lasted officially 1-drive, as the Panthers marched down with relative ease to score a touchdown and bring the game within 3.
       
      Washington then mounted another drive to register another field goal to take the lead back to 6.
       
      Then a defensive stand was needed.
       
      Carolina was able to move the back to the midfield with relative ease. Washington tightened up and it all came down to a 4th-and-5 at the Redskins 16 with 38-seconds remaining.
       
      That was as far as they would go as Cam Newton skimmed the ball off of the field for a harmless incomplete.
       
      It was a much need win. It keeps the Redskins in 1st place in the division at 3-2 with Dallas coming to town next Sunday.
       
      What’s not to like?  

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Originally posted by Ghost of Nibbs McPimpin

:puke: That's disgusting. I'm not prejudiced but such overt lustful displays are not my cup of tea. ;)

Fine. Then, I'll settle for a Reggie Wayne Inflatable Doll

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Originally posted by fdarugar

He's awesome but that Rock Alexander guy is terrible.

Yes, how dare he disparage the name "Rock". He doesnt deserve the name

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Originally posted by SkinsFanMania

He was drafted the same year Gardner was and I think he went in the 2nd round.

Wayne was a first rounder.

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He was going against a rookie corner with Peyton Manning throwing him the ball. I bet Gardner could get 150 if he was in Wayne's position:rolleyes:

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Originally posted by Skins4SB

He was going against a rookie corner with Peyton Manning throwing him the ball. I bet Gardner could get 150 if he was in Wayne's position:rolleyes:

Gardner could not, and would not, have made the RAC's that Wayne made.

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Originally posted by Mickalino

Gardner could not, and would not, have made the RAC's that Wayne made.

He wouldve dropped 50% of the balls thrown his way too.

Lets not forget that. :doh:

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Fine. Then, I'll settle for a Reggie Wayne Inflatable Doll

Good idea. It would have better hands than Gardner and cost less against the cap! :rolleyes:

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Originally posted by HeHateMe

He wouldve dropped 50% of the balls thrown his way too.

Lets not forget that. :doh:

Manning is smart. If Rod woulda dropped one, then he would have been lucky to see another ball for the rest of the night. Thats the kinda QB Manning is ...

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I don't recall Gardner ever being hailed for his hands when he was coming out... As a matter of fact, all I remember was that catching is his weakness and he is slow. I wanted Koren Robinson out of the big four: Terrell, Robinson, Moss, and Gardner.

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Originally posted by D'Pablo

I don't recall Gardner ever being hailed for his hands when he was coming out... As a matter of fact, all I remember was that catching is his weakness and he is slow. I wanted Koren Robinson out of the big four: Terrell, Robinson, Moss, and Gardner.

He most certainly was hailed for his hands. If it wasn't his hands, then what was it ? It surely wasn't his speed, size, quickness, route running, or ability to elude tackles after the catch, etc. He was supposed to be a posession receiver who could pull down balls in the midst of traffic.....a far cry from what he really turned out to be

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Originally posted by RDSKNfaithfull

Coaching, Coaching, Coaching Rod is physicall and better than anything we have on the team other than Coles.

im sorry but no.

You can "coach up" a player as much as you want but if he isnt firing on all cylinders between his ears, its for naught.

Rod has gianormous mental gaps and lacks concentration. Right now he's no better than a 3rd WR.

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Originally posted by Oldskool

im sorry but no.

You can "coach up" a player as much as you want but if he isnt firing on all cylinders between his ears, its for naught.

Rod has gianormous mental gaps and lacks concentration. Right now he's no better than a 3rd WR.

You hit the nail on the head he lacks concentration:doh: HELLO He has ability.

remember the giants game he dropped balls left and right then in practice they came up with the great idea of making him stay after and catch balls. He went out the next week and had a all pro day.

Don't act like Coles did not drop balls, Thrash, koz, etc.

He makes all the great catches and drops the easy ones somebody needs to stop treating him like Randy Moss in practice and coach him.

Everybody who goes to camp sees his lazy attitutde like he is walking on water.

Point is he is not making Coles money and has more ability than Jacobs, Mcants, Thrash

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Originally posted by RDSKNfaithfull

Point is he is not making Coles money and has more ability than Jacobs, Mcants, Thrash

You had me until right there.

I'll agree about McCants but not Thrash or Jacobs.

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