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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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I love urban dictionary. Just learned what a trap queen is.

"A bomb-ass female. 

The baddest female. 

She is loyal to her friends,lives for her family,and gives no ****s to bitter,petty ****es. 

She also enjoys listening to trap music."

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I hate that "it's gonna be a ****ty day" feeling.  I guess the game is going to be the only highlight.

Let's get it done tonight...put a permanent fork in the Ravens.

 

HTTR!

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I love urban dictionary. Just learned what a trap queen is.

 

 

Ummm...kind of.

 

Trap Queen is hot and a ride or die type of woman.

Sometimes bougee, sometimes flat out ignorant.

Either way, trap music is typically about drugs, and the game...

I've known a few over the years.

I don't appreciate those women...trouble for no damn reason.

 

Think...Hood Rat.

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Found out what bud?

Talking about RG3...

 

I don't know why it happened, but like Sin, I hope Kirk takes the starting job. I just wanna ball out. Don't even care anymore.

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Week 3 of preseason in 2015, and were already the laughing stock of the league.

Giving+Up+Gif.gif

Somebody, anybody, please bring some stability here. At this point id settle for a 4-12 season as long as we even show just a glimpse of a respectable professionally ran franchise.

Scot gonna have to clean house, and Im all for it.

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I hear ya.  I'm down to my final debate strategy with Falcons fans:  "Three SB wins > 0."  Seriously.  That's all I got now.

C'mon, Kirk, or Colt...let's look good tonight and WIN BIG!

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Ummm...kind of.

Trap Queen is hot and a ride or die type of woman.

Sometimes bougee, sometimes flat out ignorant.

Either way, trap music is typically about drugs, and the game...

I've known a few over the years.

I don't appreciate those women...trouble for no damn reason.

Think...Hood Rat.

And now I know bougee

"When ghetto folk/white trash/poor people try and act above their station. Offshoot of 'bourgeois'. Usually an insult thrown out by jealous haters."

Thumbs up urban dictionary.

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I just want us to win, a lot and for all the QB bull**** to go away.

I don't care if Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite comes in and throws a football over a mountain as long as it's for a TD and we win.

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I just want us to win, a lot and for all the QB bull**** to go away.

I don't care if Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite comes in and throws a football over a mountain as long as it's for a TD and we win.

LOL...I was thinking Tim McGraw in Friday Night Lights, haha...

(Gotta win State!)

 

Hail!

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I'm glad Kirk is getting first team reps the rest of the way. If he does well from here on out, the RGIII era could already be over. Long shot, but could hypothetically happen. Rob out for week 1? Maybe more?

If Kirk stopped playing catch with cornerbacks in the 4th quarter, he'd be considered a pretty good QB.

Just have the feeling it'll get ugly. Kirk does well but starts throwing more and more Ints, a disgruntled and overly anxious RGIII enters the game in week 4, shows signs of greatness, but gets absolutely murdered in a few of his follow throughs, gets sacked 4 times, be 1-3 with a QB controversy.

I would love to be more optimistic yall, but I gotsta prepare for dat vicious cycle.

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I want Kirk to do well. I just think it's extremely rare for a QB to play so pour with that many oportunities and suddenly get it.

It could happen, I just don't think we are that lucky.

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Just read that Cousins is to start week 1 against Miami. This whole situation is just weird.

 

I'm in a state of shock right now. I have no idea what is going on with this football team anymore.

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I'm rooting for him. I just don't think Cousins becomes a legit #1 QB. He has all the makings of a career back up from what I've seen. Not only has he failed to earn the starring role here, no other teams thought he should be their starter in the offseason.

What QB do I root for on the Redskins? The one that is throwing the ball. I hope Kirk knocks 'em dead.

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Yeah...I'm done with the stadium. Too much bull****, conspiracy and ignorance in there

Welcome to the full time tailgate. 

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Our quarterback's treatment by the media, some fans and some members of the team has been absolutely appalling. I know that this guy comes off as arrogant sometimes, but this entire situation rubs me the wrong way. We are going to see this guy go to another organization and show what he can do while mediocre qb play leads us to 6-7 wins annually.

Disgusting

I agree completely. How you treat people, regardless of what they've done, reflects more upon you then them.

I also find it funny that the typical response from the local media when they are once again called out for being horrible at their jobs and in general, human beings, is that it isn't like this for other teams. They insinuate that this team is special in its ineptitude and drama, yet fail to realize they only cover the local area, and are unique to this situation as well. In other words, they are also a huge part of the drama and refuse to admit it.

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I have come to terms with the fact that we'll be drafting some severely flawed QB in the first round next year. I have never been so indifferent to a Skins season in my life, and I've never wanted the Wiz season to get started so badly.

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