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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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Antonio Pierce talking smack

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Guy is starting to believe his own press. I mean hell he's been at best good in NY. Not spectacular.

Someone get Freddy Mitchell on the phone, I've found him a bowling partner.

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You know, when he first left, I had no hard feeling towards him. Even though he went to a division rival, I felt that he got the contract he deserved for having a near Pro Bowl season and being one of the NFL's leading tacklers and leading one of the NFL's best defenses.

But now, I am beginning to greatly dislike the guy. I mean, he hasn't stopped whining since he left here.

If you ask me, he just wishes he was still a Skin. ;)

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Guy is starting to believe his own press. I mean hell he's been at best good in NY. Not spectacular.

Someone get Freddy Mitchell on the phone, I've found him a bowling partner.

Ok lets not go that far. Pierce is not Fred-Ex. Pierce is actually GOOD.

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Why can't the guy just take the high road? He is a great player, and he would probably still have a lot of fans here if he didn't run his mouth. Where's the class?

Maybe he loaned it to Coles.

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This was the e-mail I sent him, I wonder if he'll respond back?

"This is my first time being on this side of the playoff picture because in WASHINGTON we never were winning in DECEMBER."

Maybe you should have stayed in Washington because this December we're undefeated and doing fine without you. I mean really what's with all the Redskin bashing, they gave you an opportunity instead of sticking around you left for the money and not what was best for the team. I understand you have to look out for yourself money wise but something tells me a SB ring is coming to Washington before gets to NY.

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LOL at Antonio saying, " When I was with Washington, we were never winning in December."

Funny how things can change so quickly over time.

:gaintsuck

Wonder if it was because he was here? hmmmmmmm

Actually he was a good player here, but you move on both

as a player and a team.

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He did make that so called negative statement when the Skins were 6-6 and the Giants were 8-4 before we beat the Cardinals, Cowboys, and Giants and right after they defeated the Cowboys.

So it just sounds to me like he was saying that this is the first time he has been in contention at this point in the season and he is excited. It's too bad he got injured the following week because he was enjoying the competition.

People need to lighten up.

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Check out Santana's journal. What a striking difference. Santana also was "disrespected" by his old team. But he just moved on and dealt with this as a pro. Maybe this difference in characters influenced somehow Skins FO decision about Pierce. Maybe Gibbs saw this part in AP and decided not to break a bank over him.

As for NFL players’ journal – I would rather read Smooty’s journal. There is probably not much about playoff or a winning team, but lake chapter could make a good reading.

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I just sent him an e-mail : Hey Antonio, We are winning in december now! HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

Hope he reads it.

You sure told him!

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How is it talking smack when its the truth.

While he WAS here, we where not winning in December?

um weren't we 3-1 last December?

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AP was an undrafted FA. If not for the 'Skins and Gregg Williams, he may have never gotten a shot. He needs to just focus on the future an quit looking back here. Reminds of a scorned chick.

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um weren't we 3-1 last December?

um no we where not, we where 2 - 2 last year

13 Sun, Dec 5 NY Giants W 31-7

14 Sun, Dec 12 Philadelphia L 14-17

15 Sat, Dec 18 at San Francisco W 26-16

16 Sun, Dec 26 at Dallas L 10-13

Overall record while Pierce was here in December was

6 - 10

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Maybe it's actually ANTONIO that can't win in December...wonder if he thought about THAT? :D

With our record our last 10 years, except in '99, I dont think its that :o

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Why can't the guy just take the high road? He is a great player, and he would probably still have a lot of fans here if he didn't run his mouth. Where's the class?

Exactly, he seemed like a classy guy when he was here. We gave him a chance here, undrafted guy, we are the reason hes making good money in NY. Ungrateful, classless, giant

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He stated a FACT. I don't understand why you all go nuts everytime a player talks about how bad the teams were when they were in Washington. They're usually speaking the truth.

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He did make that so called negative statement when the Skins were 6-6 and the Giants were 8-4 before we beat the Cardinals, Cowboys, and Giants and right after they defeated the Cowboys.

So it just sounds to me like he was saying that this is the first time he has been in contention at this point in the season and he is excited. It's too bad he got injured the following week because he was enjoying the competition.

People need to lighten up.

I might agree with you if that entry wasn't followed up with one that stated this was the first time anybody appreciated him. The fans in Washington loved AP last year, and while the front office didn't pay him as much as NY they still made a pretty substantial offer for a guy with one good year on his resume. Sack up, Antonio, its just bidness.

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We dumped our AP so we could go with the better CP.......Antonio is showing us he is not part of the new intellectual players in the NFL......Maybe that is the reason why he is on the Giants?

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LOL at Antonio saying, " When I was with Washington, we were never winning in December."

Funny how things can change so quickly over time.

:gaintsuck

Maybe he wasn't so great after all. He's gone and we are winning in December.

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Hey Antonio, looks like the Giants aren't winning in December with you either........douchebag.

:eaglesuck

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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AP is turning into the 2K5-Brian Mitchell. It's interesting how quickly Brian changed course on the team when he wanted to retire a Redskin. Brian still speaks his mind, but the criticism is now constructive. The bashing has stopped. AP will learn that the team and this team’s heritage is much larger than he and the team will be loved long after his NFL tenure is complete.

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