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      ES Coverage: Giants vs Redskins 
      Giants 40 - Redskins 16
      Greetings friends, JimmiJo here, and I am joined by my shivering partner, Spaceman Spiff. Together we will bring you this all important NFC East divisional matchup between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants.
      When I was last with you the Redskins had command of the division and there was optimism to spare. Since, devastating injuries to quarterbacks, linemen, and cornerbacks has left this team losers in 4-of-5 contests.
      But there is still everything to play for, and if they can manage a victory today and the Eagles to the same Washington will once again have a share of the lead.
      I can dream can't I?
      On paper, the future looks grim. A continued collapse will start the questions about the future of personnel and perhaps leadership. Yes, we can certainly point to injuries as the primary reason the team is struggling. But the record earlier in the year was masking some issues with the squad. No real arial threat. An inconsistent running game. And a defense that has been anything but consistent.
      But these are questions for another time. Today, it is just two teams looking for a win.
      See you at the half.
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast 
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 32 RB Samaje Perine
      o   No. 46 RB Kapri Bibbs
      o   No. 52 LB Ryan Anderson
      o   No. 63 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 66 G Tony Bergstrom
      o   No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley
      I was happy to see players like Josh Johnson and Byron Marshall in the game. The marquee guys did not earn the right to play following the disastrous first half. It was historically bad.
      Never before had the Washington Redskins trailed by as much as the 34-0 deficit they entertained today at the half.
      I remarked to one of the writers that in 13-seasons I had never seen this team so outplayed as today. The offense led by Mark Sanchez was throw-up in mouth bad. At no point did you feel like they would or could score.
      I tweeted before the game that it is time for Daniel Snyder to replaced head coach Jay Gruden. Yes injuries are the headline. But the offense was poor before the injuries.
      No aerial threat and an inconsistent rushing. They only seemed to score 20-points per game.
      What they did do well was hold on to the ball. And the defense was a takeover machine the first half of the year.
      But turnovers tend to even out.
      So I was more than glad to see those ‘backups’ play. All they did was show they should have been playing in the first half.
      Especially Johnson. Take a look at your Redskins’ starter the rest of the way. From his first snap the offense looked different. There was energy. There was life.
      And there was threat.
      Johnson played with more command, accuracy and imagination than Mark Sanchez. He looked much more the accomplished quarterback.
      A word on Josh Doctson. You are an idiot. Without the stupid penalty you are not letting the safety out-position you to make the pick with 5-minutes left.
      Following this game, staring at the standings and considering possible scenarios for getting in the playoffs is fools’ gold. It is all about assessing who it worth keeping for next year.
      I don’t believe head coach Jay Gruden is going to make the list. Nor should he. He has had nore than enough time to do something here. He had Kirk Cousins’ starting over 3-full seasons.
      He had his chance.
      I tweeted before the game team owner Daniel Snyder should let Gruden go and bring in Mike McCarthy. Washington Post writer (and friend) Rick Snider made a great counterpoint to that idea:
      “Why would McCarthy want to come here? He has better options,” he said.
      That sure feels like the truth. And if so, it may explain why Gruden is fast becoming one of the most tenured coaches in the league.
      This was my last game for this season. I would like to thank Extremeskins and the team for the opportunity this year. I will see you guys next year.
      Let me go on the record now and say I do not think Jay Gruden's position here is secure. Not with the likes of Mike McCarthy available.


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why are you arguing after 2 games into the season what others have predicted for the end of season? lets see??you barely beat chicago. now theres a powerhouse. and you in desperation threw 2 bombs into double coverage in last minutes to overcome dallas. who incidentally was predicted to finish just above you in the nfc rankings. so far id say rankings are pretty much on schedule.



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Guys, we're 2-0. We haven't proven anyone wrong yet. Remember 2003?

Let's not get ahead of ourselves.

You're right but in 2003 we didn't have a pro bowl running back, a O line that was well coached, a Hall of Fame head coach, nor a defense to keep us in games.

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Gosh the list would be endless. I have yet to hear anyone pick them to do anything this year as far as the experts go.

Of course the players always have their say.

Theisman picked us to go to the superbowl... :laugh:

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if you were these guys what would you honestly think, yes we as fans see something different, but untill the skins can show differently we are going to be taking very lightly

I agree, but only partially. A little bit of research on their part would help make their predicictions a little more realistic. That being said, the guys who had us picked at 2-14 or 3-13 are just stupid and no amount of research would have helped them. They just spout the same negative information that they hear elsewhere.

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but untill the skins can show differently we are going to be taking very lightly

Taking a Joe Gibbs coached team lightly just isn't smart...

We will have atleast 5 wins by mid season.


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I think Om has taken care of this one. Check this thread:


It's too bad that things get pushed off the front page so fast. I made a post in a thread less than 24 hours ago and it's alread on page 8. :doh:

Wow, this guy was wrong about almost everything. But since we won three more games than seven, does he have to eat 3 value meals? Shame no one can find an email address for this bozo.

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S&S: prediction: last in NFC east (don't have the mag to get a name)

Don't know if anybody pointed this out yet, but S&S actually has us 3rd in the NFC East, behind Dallas at #1 and NY at #2, which is still a poopy prediction. Oh, and the author is Don Pierson of the Chicago Tribune.

He predicted the Cowboy's to win because of the addition of Owens.:doh: He did say this though, which I think is right on:

No other division has such top-to-bottom balance, so one or two players, one or two injuries, one or two plays can make the difference. From first to worst is such a short slide in the NFC East that nobody should be surprised to finish in either spot.

Other noteworthy aspects of this year's S&S:

-They have CP as the 5th ranked fantasy player, pointing out that his per game rushing average is second all-time (among players with 50+ games) behind only Jim Brown and Emmitt Smith.

-In a section where they had a computer compare present-day teams to teams of the past and project their futures, they said the 2005 Redskins are like the 1978 Eagles (a team that preceded a boom period in Philly going 11-5, 12-4, and 10-6 in subsequent years) and the 1993 Packers (who would go 57-23 over the next 5 seasons). The same computer gives us a 58% chance of making the playoffs, the highest percent chance in the division. Apparently, Don Pierson didn't read this article before making his prediction.:silly:

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LMAO. Just realized this is an OLD ASS THREAD. That's what I get for doing a search before posting.

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