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      ES Coverage Cowboys vs Redskins 2019
       
      9/15/19
       
      Do I look like I'm playing? I'm not playing. This is the Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a fan of this game, and this one does not get you excited you might want to check your pulse.
       
      Hello my friends it is I, JimmiJo, back for another year of this wonderful thing we call Redskins Football. This makes season 14 for me. I am joined by The Spaceman Spiff who will hereafter be known as "The Spaceman Spiff." 
       
      Where's that dude that gets the big tattoos on his back? There's his next one.
       
      So how important is this game? I don't know. What is the different between 1-1 and 0-2? The difference between batting .500 and zippy?
       
      Throw in that this is their 2nd division game to start the year AND a home game and you have a critical match.
       
      And once again they contend with critical injuries to start the year. Last year it was  their rookie star running back. This year its their 2nd year star...well you get the rest.  Darrius Guice is gone and not coming back this year. I think this really hurts him moving forward. Not sure who will build a scheme around him given his first two seasons.
       
      So it is down to the veteran Adrian Peterson. I have no worries of ring rust for hum. None whatsoever. He knows what to do.
       
      Anyway, almost time. Please share your thoughts.
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 31 Fabian Moreau
      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher
      o   No. 67 G Wes Martin
      o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed
      o   No. 93 DT Jonathan Allen
       
      The Cowboys declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Tavon Austin
      o   No. 37 S Donovan Wilson
      o   No. 57 LB Luke Gifford
      o   No. 61 C Adam Redmond
      o   No. 69 G Brandon Knight
      o   No. 79 DT Trysten Hill
      o   No. 97 DE Taco Charlton
       
      Follow along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Head coach Jay Gruden said it is not time to press the panic button when asked if staff changes could occur on the defensive coaching staff. It may not be for him, but he might want to pay attention to the sounds coming from the owners suite at Redskins Park.
       
      For example the sound of shouting and heavy objects striking walls could portend an early offseason for someone.
       
      The Washington Redskins are now 0-2 to start the season. They are 0-2 in the division.
       
      If that is not panic-inducing, they face a Chicago Bears football team (themselves in need of a solid win) on Monday Night Football next. A series they do not typically do well on.
       
      In both games to open the campaign the winning teams had the game well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter, despite Washington taking leads in each of the games.
       
      Against Dallas, the team began well again; taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. This was not quite the 17-0 start they had in Philadelphia. Nor did it take until halftime for the Cowboys to adjust.
       
      It happened on Dallas’ fourth drive. Starting at their own 3-yard line at 9:44 in the 2nd period, the Cowboys employed a combination of runs up the middle and quick outs in the flats and sideline to advance the ball 97-yards in 7 plays and tie the game.
       
      Following a three-and-out by Washington, Dallas went 74-yards on 11-plays to take the 14-7 lead at halftime.
       
      The 3rd Quarter began with the Cowboys receiving the ball at their own 25. Nine plays  and 75-yards later they were leading 21-7.
       
      The Redskins made it interesting with their own 11-play, 70-yard drive to cut he lead to 7.
       
      But Dallas responded with a field goal. And would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 17.
       
      Washington’s consolation score with just under 3-minutes remaining allowed rookie Terry McLaurin to add a touchdown to his debut season.
       
      The Redskins have developed a reputation for not responding well to adjustments. They had little answer for the adjustments Dallas made to their offense. Ditto the game in Philadelphia.
       
      In both, Washington had a lead to protect and could not.
       
      Coming into the season the defense was expected to the be the strength of the team. Yet in two games they have surrendered 910 yards (445 per game) and 63 points. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
       
      Statistically the Redskins defense are near the bottom in points allowed and yards surrendered.
       
      The coach wants to blame injuries. Not only the their excellent young nose tackle in Jonathan Allen, but also to the secondary which has already gone significant realignment to accommodate injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau.
       
      Still, with the specter of a season going off the rails after only two games, the fans want someone to blame.
       
      Wont be the quarterback. Case Keenum has completed 68.2 percent of his passes. He has thrown 3 touchdowns against no interceptions.
      Ditto other skill positions. Adrian Peterson did not his best outing but the team abandoned the run early. The receivers are doling their own, with guys like McLaurin shining.
       
      And as bad as the collapse was last week and the home loss this, it feels too early to call for the head coach.
       
      That leaves those in charge of the defense. Specifically, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky.
       
      Fan ire seems more and more to be falling on Manusky, if sentiment on twitter and sports radio means anything.
       
      But they don’t decide who stays and who leaves. That is the job of the head coach who so far, is backing his guy.
       
      But there is a higher authority at Redskins Park. Legend has it owner Daniel Snyder once put a gallon of vanilla ice cream outside a Redskins defensive coordinator’s door following a poor performance by the defense.  
       
      Given the start to this season, Manusky could be hearing the ice cream truck in his sleep. And that would be better than what many of the fans are wishing for him.
       
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This seems like the most logical approach. Too bad we rwill probably end up doing something crazy instead like taking the Jimmy Winston guy.

Jimmy Winston lmao..

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I think he's still upset that his Braves blew chunks this year

Maybe. :)

But seriously, they all will lose. I'm just calling it like I see it.

1. Maryland sucks.

2. Detroit isn't getting swept.

3. We aren't beating Seattle.

Edit: wtf is with Maryland's uniforms? That has got to be the ugliest helmet in CFB. Seriously, what were they thinking?!

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Drafting a QB this year is a headscratcher. What you do is solidify both lines, and give your QB one final year to prove himself. They'll more than likely take up the fifth year option on his contract. Find a non project RT and 2 guards. Unless theres a safety on our radar that isnt a bum or a non tackling pussie, thats what I'd do

^^this 100%

 

Bringing in 2nd and 3rd stringers from other teams to start on our o-line baffles me.  People kept wanting to argue how Shanny did address the oline, sure, but outside of Trent, all those picks in late rounds don't mean ****.  

 

We need to bring in the best RT in FA and draft the best LG we can and RG either draft of FA.  I'd take a Center over a RG if it came down to it.  At least RGIII or Kirk's blind side would be best protected and one entire side would be protected.  Football starts in the trenches on both sides of the ball.

 

But we probably will probably move down for more picks and waste them on project players and miss on our first round pick too.  Probably will take a guy that would have fallen to the second.

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This seems like the most logical approach. Too bad we rwill probably end up doing something crazy instead like taking the Jimmy Winston guy.

I agree. This is not the year to be drafting a QB. There is no franchise QB in this draft.

Like Sin stated, we need to shore up other areas of the team and give Griffin one last shot to prove himself.

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Baseball sucks

It is hard to get into. I dont watch anywhere near as much as I used to, back when I rooted for the Marlins, but I do watch when there are good matchups and high stakes.

Football has been losing me for about 3 years straight though. Been watching more tennis, NBA, and even baseball combined then I can ever remember

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Drafting a QB this year is a headscratcher. What you do is solidify both lines, and give your QB one final year to prove himself. They'll more than likely take up the fifth year option on his contract. Find a non project RT and 2 guards. Unless theres a safety on our radar that isnt a bum or a non tackling pussie, thats what I'd do

oh I agree wholeheartedly. But doing the logical thing in the draft isn't what this club is known for, sadly. How many years have we needed to address the line(s) in the draft?

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It is hard to get into. I dont watch anywhere near as much as I used to, back when I rooted for the Marlins, but I do watch when there are good matchups and high stakes.

Football has been losing me for about 3 years straight though. Been watching more tennis, NBA, and even baseball combined then I can ever remember

I really don't understand how people are losing interest in the NFL. Goodell sucking isn't ever going to make me lose interest. Neither is my team sucking. I love my team too much. Plus there is fantasy FB.

Now CFB? I've totally lost interest. But the new playoff system could slowly win me back.

oh I agree wholeheartedly. But doing the logical thing in the draft isn't what this club is known for, sadly. How many years have we needed to address the line(s) in the draft?

It eventually pays off. Just look at Dallas. Their OL is nasty.

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I really don't understand how people are losing interest in the NFL. Goodell sucking isn't ever going to make me lose interest. Neither is my team sucking. I love my team too much. Plus there is fantasy FB.

Now CFB? I've totally lost interest. But the new playoff system could slowly win me back.

Speaking of which, wings are in the oven and should be ready in time to eat while watching my Noles stomp a mud hole in Wake Forest.  

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Well, I almost made it six years at the job without an injury. Today, I finally got one. Lifting up items from the ground, I sliced my head on a plastic water bottle holder for the pups. People think, "oh, puppy store, easy job." Nah dude, they are filthy little creatures, and we are always working hard and fast to keep it sanitary. Didn't hurt, didn't bleed much at all, I was just really angry at myself. 11 stitches.

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I really don't understand how people are losing interest in the NFL. Goodell sucking isn't ever going to make me lose interest. Neither is my team sucking. I love my team too much. Plus there is fantasy FB.

There's a lot of things to it.

The main reason for me is that the refs can more-or-less determine the outcome of the game. The penalties get out of hand and takes the flow out of the game. Teams regularly get "gifted" scores because of penalties. Teams regularly lose a possession because of penalties. I'm not if favor of taking penalties out of the game but they determine the score of games more than something like "we played without discipline".

In relation to penalties I think that the consequences don't always match the penalty. 10 yard for holding? Aside from killing a play it usually also costs a drive. Pass interference at the spot of the foul? Sure why not give someone 40 yards just like that! I think holding should be 5 yards and PI should have a yardage cap, maybe 15 yards at most.

Then there are the players themselves. The vast majority of the players are in it for the money. They have no allegiance to the team they play for. They are trying to make the most amount of money, sustaining the least amount of injury, in the shortest amount of time. Very few players show a true love of the game (compared to years gone by). I understand that this whole statement is completely subjective.

The excessive celebration and the general culture of the league.

I suggested someone started a thread about this subject but it never materialized.

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Not to mention commercial breaks after every other play, seemingly. Say what you will about sports like baseball and hockey and even soccer, when you're watching them on TV, the commercial breaks are spread out much more and are much less obnoxious. 

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Damn... stroker looks like he caught a hat slice from Kung Lao.

FLAWLESS VICTORY

Jk. I remember slicing the heel of my foot similar to that many years ago, and how much of a **** it was to keep it clean

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Damn... stroker looks like he caught a hat slice from Kung Lao.

FLAWLESS VICTORY

Jk. I remember slicing the heel of my foot similar to that many years ago, and how much of a **** it was to keep it clean

Lmao! Kung Lao's hat slice! Gotta pop in Mortal Kombat II now! ****! Bouta' break every one of those things that cut me with a Liu Kang Bicycle kick. Damn.

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Hahahaha, I love yall man. God damn the girls I work with on the weekends are great. As I was leaving I said, "well no more chicks for me!" One of 'em responded "chicks dig scars!" Then I made a motion to my face as if I were slicing it up. They were like nooooo not that many! Then I thought to myself mmhmm I'm gonna be sexay now. Bigass scar. Chyeah!

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Not to mention commercial breaks after every other play, seemingly. Say what you will about sports like baseball and hockey and even soccer, when you're watching them on TV, the commercial breaks are spread out much more and are much less obnoxious. 

This. The commercials are killing me these days. 

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I suggested someone started a thread about this subject but it never materialized.

 

Wait are you a bot ? With a baby now ??? Mind blown !!!

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Seems like on days that I'm active in the RTT the thread can push 3 pages a day easily. On days when I'm not this thread might get 10 posts


I am the engine!

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Wait are you a bot ? With a baby now ??? Mind blown !!!

Baby making bot. Me and mini me. It's crazy Austin Powers type ****.

Seems like on days that I'm active in the RTT the thread can push 3 pages a day easily. On days when I'm not this thread might get 10 posts

I am the engine!

Stop being a dweeb.

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