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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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Suspended for alleged, charges wtf.

 

Clearly the UFC is paying attention to what's happening in the NFL and doesn't want to look like they're soft on DV.  That being said the charges are real and he turned himself in and was arrested for felony DV.  Whether the charges are based on false allegations is a matter for the court to decide,.

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Where do you get your rankings from ?

Because that doesn't match how the UFC site has it.

Like you, they have Browne at 4 ...... but then they have Miocic next at # 5, above all the others

(plus Arlovski between Hunt & Nelson)

I personally would like to see Cain & Miocic fight.

I try not to use UFC rankings since they are useless & don't mean anything anyways, if a fighter is ranked #6 but is then given a title shot, he instantly shoots up the rankings, sometimes to #1. I also like to use rankings that show fighters from other promotions to see who they might target for a top fight in a weak division, like heavyweight. Mmarankings.com.

You seroiusly think any correction to those rankings matter? That's my point entirely, Cain, then JDS then the rest, most if not all couldn't get by Junior. Junior is now the 265 gatekeeper.

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UFC booked JDS vs. Miocic & Reem vs. Struve for the December FOX card.

Kind of surprised Struve is still attempting to fight.

Even people who dint like the Reem might pick him in this fight, but as (pre horse roids) reem fan, I dont like this fight for him. I don't think he can throw his liver kick high enough to hit Struve unless Struve is crouching. Plus low hand vs. a tall guy with long arms? That doesn't bode well for Alistar.

And why the heck is this fight not headlining the first UFC Amsterdam card? They are both Dutch, & the Dutch love kickboxing so regulation should not be an issue. I want to blaze one IN a UFC arena, Diaz brothers & Matt Riddle will be on the undercard.

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I'm glad Hunt won, I like the guy but I really don't want to see him go 5 vs Cain, he'd be able to take a ton of punishment and probably collapse before getting KO'd, I'm afraid he might die in the days following that fight.

This is what I'm getting at, HW is thinner than MW when Silva was crushing people. Unless Miocic absolutely destroys JDS, the next challenger will have to be proped up. Best thing for the UFC is for Cain to lose to Werdum & Cain getting injured so there is no immediate rematch.

Jury looks to be climbing the rankings with stopping Gomi, good for him, he deserves it. I want to see him fight higher ranked guys in his division anyways, this win obviously helps.

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Well I guess Gus is now completely safe from being forced into fighting Rumble anytime soon......

Rumble suspended by UFC

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/9/19/6567665/anthony-johnson-suspended-indefinitely-by-ufc-mother-of-his-children-threats-abuse

While I'm not a fan of suspensions over unproven accusations, I'm glad to see MMA (unlike boxing) will not be turning a blind eye to domestic abuse.

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While I'm not a fan of suspensions over unproven accusations, I'm glad to see MMA (unlike boxing) will not be turning a blind eye to domestic abuse.

A part of me feels as if the UFC doesn't really care about domestic abuse, but is only doing this to piggy back off the NFL backlash and to appear to its sponsors that they care about domestic abuse. If the NFL wasn't going through what it is going through, i seriously doubt the UFC would of suspended Anthony. 

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Damn man. Starting to get disheartening. Rumble gone, another title fight postponed, and WANDERLEI. Man, I feel like Sonnen smeared Wanderlei bigtime. His legacy has definitely taken a hit. Wand's overbearing pride and sensitivity was tailor made for a condecending prick like Sonnen. To me, Wand is still a legend. Win or lose, the man fought possessed. 1,000 mph, frickin balls to the wall. A true madman in there.

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Dude, the final THREE minutes of this fight on The Ultimate Fighter were of two chicks STUCK in a 69 position. Straight poon to the face, for three minutes.

 

Whoever was sitting in the UFC war room and said "hey why don't we make the next Ultimate Fighter all women?" really deserves a raise and a some sort of award.  Bravo! 

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my picks for tonight:

 

Mighty Mouse over Cariaso by 3rd Round Submission: The only question in my mind is if Mighty Mouse gets the finish.

 

Cerrone over Alvarez by 2nd Round (T)KO: wouldn't be shocked if both guys get dropped in this one. Alvarez seems to always get dropped in his fights, but has supreme recovering abilities. Cerrone is a killer though, once he rocks you, you usually get finished. Alvarez has the better hands, but Cerrone kicking game should give him the edge from distance.

 

McGregor over Poirier by 1st Round (T)KO: Slowly coming around on Mr. McGregor. I think Poirier's history of slow starts will be his downfall in this one. He is very hittable, and McGregor is pretty damn good striker. If Poirier makes it out of round 1, his chances go up considerably.

 

Tim Kennedy over Yoel Romero by Unanimous Decision: Romero has some damn good wrestling credentials, but his striking leads him open to being taken down. I think Kennedy can capitalize when Romero overextends himself on the feet to drag him to the mat and work a decision or a possible submission.

 

Cruz over Mizugaki by Unanimous Decision: Cruz already beat training camp, Mizugaki should be a breeze. Seriously though, I have no idea how Cruz will look. He doesn't have to be the Cruz of old to beat Mizugaki, but I'm hoping he looks good here. Cruz was a dominant champ with a unique style, I was a fan of his game.

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Cruz found some finishing power in his 3 years away

 

dominant **** from him tonight, good to see him back

 

that ref let Mizugaki take about 15-20 unnecessary shots, shame on him

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Cruz found some finishing power in his 3 years away

 

dominant **** from him tonight, good to see him back

 

that ref let Mizugaki take about 15-20 unnecessary shots, shame on him

Man, that was impressive. And yes, Mizugaki took way too many extra shots. I have never been a big Cruz fan, but it was good to see him back in there.

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pretty sure Zingano pulled off a DDT

 

I'm more upset that I missed that than Cruz' win.  Did she do Jake the Snake's little pat on the back before falling backwards? 

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