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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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Our defense is not horrible. It's much better than last year. I think if Rak and Hatcher get healthy we have a chance in every game. As long as Kirk plays semi respectively and the special teams don't lose us the game.

We just lost our best corner.  And Merriweather is one hit away from another suspension.  Rak is not 100% either.  Even with all those guys healthy and playing, we still give up big plays on defense.  

 

We gave up a  76 yard TD pass against Houston with a **** QB throwing the ball.  A 63 yard TD pass against Jacksonville.  I know Merriweather was out the first two games, but I'm not gonna make excuses.  

 

Not to mention we let a no name POS TE for the Giants torch us for 3 TDs.......granted, some of that could be blamed on the play calling, but still.

 

I don't know bro, I just don't see this team pulling off a miracle year this year.  I hope we do, but I really just don't see it, especially if we lose tomorrow night.

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I think the Chiefs logo should be banned. Why do Indians have to be represented by an arrow head? Are they trying to say all Indians do is fight, huh?

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Rak has been getting his ass blocked out of the tv screen every damn play. Just give the Redskins a few more years to drain your soul. I promise you that in like 3 years you're going to look back at your posts and say god damn I was an optimist. Join the cynical dark side with the rest of us seasoned fans.

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Rak has been getting his ass blocked out of the tv screen every damn play. Just give the Redskins a few more years to drain your soul. I promise you that in like 3 years you're going to look back at your posts and say god damn I was an optimist. Join the cynical dark side with the rest of us seasoned fans.

 

I can't believe that he had the nerve to whine about being franchised. This guy is nothing more than the updated version of Lavar Arrington.

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Yeah there's something about being a Redskins fan that just beats you down over time.

 

I'll always wear my stuff, but I can't get truly six-year-old kid excited about the seasons anymore.  I thought I could when Griffin lit it up his rookie year, but it's clear that seasons with him will be rough sledding even if the talent is there to get wins when he's healthy.

 

On the plus side I don't get steamed about losses any more.  I can enjoy wins kind of the way you enjoy a sit com.  "Well, that was fun to watch."  But there's always a sense that it isn't headed anywhere greater, just like your average stand-alone TV episode.  Losses are just another Sunday.

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Saw people smoking out of a vaporizer tonight. Didn't seem as satisfying as sparking a bowl. Always liked my pipes. When I'm old, I want a grandfather pipe stuffed with a heap of weed. Smoke that **** in front of the fireplace. Have a jumbo bag of cheese puffs next to me. **** society.

Warming up next to the firepit with my fam was good. I love being outdoors, including in tough conditions. It was chilly tonight bro. Had to get close to that fire. We got it going hot man, but people still succumbed.

Wimps. Bring on the blizzards. Going to dig out snow and build heat reflective walls around the firepit with it. Love winter camping.

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Wtf bron...just go bald man.

No ****. Wow, I still think of him as a youngster, LOL

The new Verizon "half fast" commercial is dumb as **** and a lame copy of the K Mart "shipped my pants" commercials.

I loved those commercials! I must admit, I'm a bit of a marketing weirdo...I like to watch/read/hear what "educated" folks with marketing degrees believe will sway me to buy/use their product. I pay attention to what works for me & what doesn't.

My stepdaughter had a successful appendectomy yesterday. Almost every dog that was boarding yesterday has gone home, and the idiots on last night's shift better have cleaned those kennels, so I'll have more time today to just play with dogs.

I love my job,(been a looooooong time since I've said that, LOL), just wish I didn't work for an a-hole.

 

Hail to the Redskins!  I'm feeling some hope.  May it not be dashed within 10 minutes of kickoff, please.

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My two boy pups got a lot of love last night, but my female chihuahua was protective as usual. Her barking is easier to control nowadays, but she still flies off the handle often. When I try bringing her around new people, she growls ever so slightly, tenses up, and turns her cheek to them. If she were several times larger than 4.5 lbs, I'd have a serious guard dog. She's a fantastic alarm system!

She loves to do this. Leans her midsection against my hand to tell me to hang her upside down.

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man, take my fan card or whatever, but I don't expect to win this game.  I'd at least like to hang in there for a while though, and not get destroyed again on national television...

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man, take my fan card or whatever, but I don't expect to win this game.  I'd at least like to hang in there for a while though, and not get destroyed again on national television...

 

Im fully expecting a 52-6 shellacking 

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yeah....asked the wife to get me a new skins hat.  I like simple burgundy or black, single skins logo  or the R on the front.  Like this:  http://store.redskins.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=9789&catID=23    My taste has been this way for 25 years.

 

she comes home with this:  http://shop.neweracap.com/nfl/washington-redskins/20526348

 

I'm not sure if I like it...I don't wear my hats with straight bills...I bend them over....please tell me I'm just an ingrate and that hat isn't ugly.

 

*fingers crossed*

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I really don't like most of the snap back hats.

 

I certainly don't like the straight bill ones, and I have 3...I just don't wear them.

 

To add, bend that thing. It looks better.

 

 

It is kinda on the ugly side. When I get gifts like that I give them away. Got a hoodie last year...threw it in the trunk and gave it to a buddy, got a windbreaker a few weeks ago...re-gift.

 

At least my wife knows my style. Sorry.

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I'm predicting that I'll stop watching in the middle of the 3rd quarter. Hopefully Trent Williams and Richard Sherman have a fight, or is Trent out? I don't even know.

Seriously. I hope Trent lays his ass out cold. Smelling salts. Or Alfred Morris comes through the hole and baptizes his punk ass

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yeah....asked the wife to get me a new skins hat.  I like simple burgundy or black, single skins logo  or the R on the front.  Like this:  http://store.redskins.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=9789&catID=23    My taste has been this way for 25 years.

 

she comes home with this:  http://shop.neweracap.com/nfl/washington-redskins/20526348

 

I'm not sure if I like it...I don't wear my hats with straight bills...I bend them over....please tell me I'm just an ingrate and that hat isn't ugly.

 

*fingers crossed*

My wife asks me every year, what I want for Xmas and I always say, "I made a wish list on Amazon. Every material object I want is on that wish list." What does she do? Buy me something NOT on the wish list. W.T.F??

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I am wearing it at work today...deep in Seahawks country.  My buddies like it...but I don't.

 

I am appreciative of her and what she did, but next time I'll snag my own cap.

 

I LOVE MRS GOON!

 

Just not her style taste for me lol.

 

Hail.

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My wife asks me every year, what I want for Xmas and I always say, "I made a wish list on Amazon. Every material object I want is on that wish list." What does she do? Buy me something NOT on the wish list. W.T.F??

 

women.  :rolleyes:   they simply cannot follow simple instructions.  :ph34r:

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