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      ES Coverage: Giants vs Redskins 
       
      12/9/18
       
      DEFEAT!!!
       
      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 
       
      Inactives
       
      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
       
      JimmiJo
       
      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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What should we do with the donations?

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Steve,

We've actually decided to go with an alternate suggestion which is to request that people that want to donate to something ES related send their donations to a charity related to supporting young kids playing football. See Die Hard's posts in the "April Fools" thread.

Of course, it's up to those people who made pledges/bets whether they want to pay, and if they don't that's absolutely their prerogative--and no judgment will be made by any of us in any way no matter what each person decides.

Thanks to everyone for their ideas. :)

Schweet!!!

Maybe we can get together every year and see if we can't get enough money together to sponsor his team every year.

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Schweet!!!

Maybe we can get together every year and see if we can't get enough money together to sponsor his team every year.

As wonderful a sentiment as that is... and as much as I appreciate it... fortunately, it won't be necessary. The ExtremeSkins donations thus far have REALLY helped us out and increased the likelihood we will be able to achieve our fundraising goals this year.

What we're trying to achieve (Canadian currency):

- 34 Youth Schutt DNA helmets $5100 ($170/each plus tax)

- 14 pairs Schutt ProMaxx Shoulder pads $1200 (approx. $85/each plus tax)

After purchasing this... we will have achieved our goals. The kids will also be fundraising to buy their end of years team gifts (ie. jackets, hoodies, whatever).

I'm confident we can achieve our goals this season... and we won't need to fundraise any more :) We will have gotten it all done in 2 years.

Just some background info. Anyways, thanks again. And if you want to help out... please PM me.

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Lets send the Team and Coaches some good luck flowers for up coming season. Send thenm right after the dust from the draft settles. Coach Gibbs would be proud to show case those in the lobby at Redskin Park. Don't think so ? Okay I'll send the flowers, I sent them last year addressed to the team. Well then lets give Redskin One a complete over haul. Or we could purchase a huge Banner to hang from the Stadium that says The 12th Man !

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Let Extreme Skins sponsor a kids day by buying tickets for kids to go to a home game.Maybe make a pregame or post game time to meet the players.A great way to introduce some young fans to the Redskins and walk away feeling good about it.The number and group of kids would have to be figured out.Just a thought.

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There was a post on here a while back by jimster about one of our member's brother being in a coma and selling memorabilia to raise money for doctor bills. I think you should buy some of the memorabilia to help RavenSuck then maybe you could donate the memorabilia to Die Hard's boys to sell

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Guys, thanks for the additional input, but we've made the decision. If you want to donate to other causes, obviously, feel free. :)

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Guys, thanks for the additional input, but we've made the decision. If you want to donate to other causes, obviously, feel free. :)

Okay just let us know and we'll be glad to support....and thanks ES for the site. We have what a lot of people wish they did.

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Okay just let us know and we'll be glad to support....and thanks ES for the site. We have what a lot of people wish they did.

See my post earlier in the thread about Die Hard's charity. :)

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