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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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I dunno, Rock was pretty bad last night. Maybe thats because we hold his promos to such high standards that anything beyond amazing seems like a let down. But to be honest, he hasnt been all that great through this entire build up for their match. Fruity Pebbles? Kung Pao chicken? Cena has lady parts? Come on Rock, youre so much better than that... "Insert lame diss" is now trending worldwide.... Oh how the mighty have fallen... I thought Cenas promo last week was pretty damn good, hell even his little rap about Rock last year was entertaining. So Id give the edge to Cena so far. I dunno, Im just ready for one of them to hit the other, let the war of words get physical already. April 1st cant get here soon enough.

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I dunno, Rock was pretty bad last night. Maybe thats because we hold his promos to such high standards that anything beyond amazing seems like a let down. But to be honest, he hasnt been all that great through this entire build up for their match. Fruity Pebbles? Kung Pao chicken? Cena has lady parts? Come on Rock, youre so much better than that... "Insert lame diss" is now trending worldwide.... Oh how the mighty have fallen... I thought Cenas promo last week was pretty damn good, hell even his little rap about Rock last year was entertaining. So Id give the edge to Cena so far. I dunno, Im just ready for one of them to hit the other, let the war of words get physical already. April 1st cant get here soon enough.

Actually, even as Rock's biggest fan (:ols: I'm such a nerd), I'd agree that Cena's promo LAST week was outstanding. This week, neither guy was great.

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They're both saying the same crap over and over again when they're in the ring. John Cena is overplaying the arm thing, and repeating the same crap. Rock keeps saying he's gonna make Cena his *****...

Rock wins last night only because his pre recorded stuff was better than Cena's. I was entertained, but at some point, they're both going to need to get more creative with the stuff they do.

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After thinking it over I think the WWE made a huge mistake by not tuning the Rock heel. We all know Cena should be the heel, but the company is too damn scared to take a chance these days so right now Rocky should be a mix of his Nation persona when he wore the $700 shirts and Hollywood Rock. We all know the fans would still love him, but right now there seems to be something missing with him.

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They're both saying the same crap over and over again when they're in the ring. John Cena is overplaying the arm thing, and repeating the same crap. Rock keeps saying he's gonna make Cena his *****...

Rock wins last night only because his pre recorded stuff was better than Cena's. I was entertained, but at some point, they're both going to need to get more creative with the stuff they do.

I only saw that segment with Dwayne and I have to admit it had me laughing. Didn't see Cena's response so I can't say who won either way, but yeah, Dwayne was funny.

See. Just like the 'skins, I call it like I see it.

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It would be very hard for The Rock to be the heel in Miami. If he doesn't win, there might be a riot.

My bold prediction is that Cena turns heel at WM.

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Rock crushed Cena last night. Wasn't even close.

I hate how much of a poser Cena is. With the way he was holding his arms and hands, to his walk, to his facial expressions... He looks like a jackass playing the Thuganomics character.

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It would be very hard for The Rock to be the heel in Miami. If he doesn't win, there might be a riot.

My bold prediction is that Cena turns heel at WM.

The E is well aware at how much the fans want to see Cena as a heel but they are too afraid that they are going to lose out on that money from him being the uber Hulk Hogan (80's Hulkamania) kind of face. It's like they forgot how much money Hogan brought in as Hollywood.

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TNA's Victory Road was pretty good. Angle and Hardy STILL got it. That was an incredible match. Sting took a wicked bump from a steel chair and Roode just elavated himself as the #1 heel in wrestling.

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TNA's Victory Road was pretty good. Angle and Hardy STILL got it. That was an incredible match. Sting took a wicked bump from a steel chair and Roode just elavated himself as the #1 heel in wrestling.

I still wonder if Roode will stay with TNA (I don't watch it much, I don't even watch WWE much, I DVR it and fast forward to all the parts I find interesting) but when I see TNA flipping through the channels, Roode has the "it" factor. I think he'd flourish in WWE, and I really don't think Vince would bury him. He'd add a legit contender to the title and make things fairly interesting. I'd like to see Punk vs. Roode or Jericho vs. Roode.

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Flight to Miami in the am... I'm ****ing pumped to be going to Wrestlemania for the fist time. Staying on South Beach and taking a limo to the show Nature Boy Style. Rumors of Batista or Lesnar showing up too.

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RAW last week sucked. One of the worst final build up shows I've seen.

RAW before WM usually sucks....they all mail it in making sure not to get injured.

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If you haven't seen it yet, go search YouTube for "Stone Cold roasts Zakk Wylde"

Definitely NSFW & do NOT post it here.

That said, it's one of the greatest promo's in a very looooong time. Viking! :)

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I'm hearing WWE is trying hard as **** to get Brock Lesnar in Miami for Sunday. They want to set up either Rock-Brock II next year at WM 29 or Brock-Taker again.

---------- Post added March-30th-2012 at 11:36 PM ----------

also Batista is in Miami as well

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With all the working that I've been doing lately, I haven't had the time to keep up with stuff. I can't believe it's here already.

I just wanna see a great match from these guys. It's sort of lost it's luster for me considering that the storyline did not play out like I wanted it to, but maybe things get interesting. And I'd love for Brock to come back. That dude had some of the best moves I have ever seen. Very innovative/aggressive. To this day, I am still stunned at how Summerslam '02 ended, with Rock losing the Undisputed Title, and then leaving (with WWE subsequently dropping the storyline Shanghai style, like it never even happened). That storyline kinda had a Rocky/Clubber Lang feel to it. I think it had some potential.

Regardless, depending on how Sunday, and next weeks Raw goes, I am probably done with wrestling once and for all, unless a lot of things change (which they probably won't)

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This will be the first Wrestlemania I've tuned in to since the mid 90s. Hope we get a surprise return or two. Would love to see Brock come in and F5 Cena. Or ground and pound him MMA style :ols:

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This will be the first Wrestlemania I've tuned in to since the mid 90s.

Wrestlemania XX was the last one for me. Lots of great matches. The tiple threat match with HHH/HBK/Benoit stands out, along with the return of Takers deadman gimmick. I remember being pissed at how the Rock N' Sock Connection handicap match ended, and kind of thought that Rock/Foley got slightly disrespected, but they were pushing that Evolution stuff pretty hard back then. Seems so long ago.

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If they get Brock, then they really need to get Heyman back with him.

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If they get Brock, then they really need to get Heyman back with him.

I guess he has been talking' trash about The Rock on twitter. Could be a potential storyline for Brock/Rock for next years WM.

Even when I didn't watch wrestling for a period of, oh, 7 years (Rock's absence), I still got WrestleMania pretty much every year.

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