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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
Big Weirdo

**** the Cowboys

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Has the NFL Network ever rebroadcast the 1972 NFC Championship game? I know it doesn't mean much outside DC, but it means a lot to Redskins fans here, and most Redskins fans couldn't watch the game on TV because of blackout rules. (In fact, the NFL changed those rules as a direct result of Congressional hearings because of this.) Even though the Redskins would lose the Super Bowl in two weeks to a very good team that was NOT the greatest of all time, this game is still special because we beat the Cowboys and we whipped them good.

 

Anybody know anything at all about this?

I'm sure that TV footage is long gone.

 

I've always wanted to hear the radio broadcast, though. Not sure who was in the booth for the Redskins that day, but I'm sure it was an exciting broadcast.

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Sometimes I try to engage in intelligent conversation on Cowboyszone but it's next to complete impossible.  I engage in talks about the Redskins on several other forums and it's actually quite reasonable at times, but Cowboyszone takes perspective to a whole new level.  They know absolutely ZERO about other teams but love to talk about them.  This one is my favorite regarding Revis.

 

The Pats are afraid of the Broncos so they got Revis, the Broncos are trying to be more like the Seahawks so they got Ware. Both are players past their prime getting over paid. By season end their fans will be rueing these deals. Just like the Cowboys would if they got Allen. List the high value FA's that have ever paid off, Carr being one.

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Sometimes I try to engage in intelligent conversation on Cowboyszone but it's next to complete impossible. I engage in talks about the Redskins on several other forums and it's actually quite reasonable at times, but Cowboyszone takes perspective to a whole new level. They know absolutely ZERO about other teams but love to talk about them. This one is my favorite regarding Revis.

The Pats are afraid of the Broncos so they got Revis, the Broncos are trying to be more like the Seahawks so they got Ware. Both are players past their prime getting over paid. By season end their fans will be rueing these deals. Just like the Cowboys would if they got Allen. List the high value FA's that have ever paid off, Carr being one.

There are a lot of good posters there. Not many of them are posting right now, but they're there. Right now, its high comedy on that site.

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Seen a bunch of tweets about Sean Lee getting hurt in non contact drill and having to be helped by trainers off the field. Do Cowboys fans really think this guy will play more than 5 or 6 games this year?

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Seen a bunch of tweets about Sean Lee getting hurt in non contact drill and having to be helped by trainers off the field. Do Cowboys fans really think this guy will play more than 5 or 6 games this year?

Nope.

Won't even make it through today. Rumored it's an acl.

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Sorry if that's true. I don't even wish that on Cowboys players.

Meh. We're numb to it.

We suffered more injuries than any other defense in nfl history last season.

Why not get started already this year lol.

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Sad news, hat the Cowboys but Lee is a solid guy and great player, looks like injuries may rob him of ever fulfilling his potential.

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Meh. We're numb to it.

We suffered more injuries than any other defense in nfl history last season.

Why not get started already this year lol.

 

Does this mean we get to call him "Sean Knee" now?

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Does this mean we get to call him "Sean Knee" now?

Yeah seriously, I dont wish injury upon anyone but the RGKnee crap is just low class.

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Does this mean we get to call him "Sean Knee" now?

Call him as you please.

Dude needs to retire now before he ends up wheel chair ridden for the rest of his life. Made of glass lol

Yeah seriously, I dont wish injury upon anyone but the RGKnee crap is just low class.

Same as people calling romo - *omo. It's all people can do. Rhyme something similar and think it's clever.

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Like RGKnee?

 

I think it's f'd up. You want to beat a team at their best, not all hurt. I hope the news on Sean Lee turns out to be much better than expected.

 

Sadly, I think this has happened with him before so they kind of know it is bad.

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Call him as you please.

Dude needs to retire now before he ends up wheel chair ridden for the rest of his life. Made of glass lol

Same as people calling romo - *omo. It's all people can do. Rhyme something similar and think it's clever.

I don't see many people on this board calling Romo that?

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I don't see many people on this board calling Romo that?

That's because anyone who does could get banned temporarily.

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I don't see many people on this board calling Romo that?

Not here. Just in general. It's pretty comical watching games with people and there rgknee comebacks and such!

That's gotta hurt.

Chances of sean lee playing all 16 games in a season??

Better chance of winning the lottery 3 times, while being struck by lightning.

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The worst is one of our own called him RGKnee and one guy called him RGMe, I mean wtf is wrong with people. Sorry about the Sean Lee loss. 

 

Besides that though, **** the Cowboys. 

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I'm a huge Penn State guy and loved watching Sean Lee play in college.  Was not happy when he became a Cowboy, but this is beyond what any player deserves.  The guy has had nothing but bad luck in this department since he entered the league.  I'll bet he winds up becoming a great coach once he decides to hang it up.

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Not here. Just in general. It's pretty comical watching games with people and there rgknee comebacks and such!

Chances of sean lee playing all 16 games in a season??

Better chance of winning the lottery 3 times, while being struck by lightning.

Sucks for him. Best wishes to the guy. Cowpoke or not I hate to see a potentially great career jeopardized by injury.

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I'm a huge Penn State guy and loved watching Sean Lee play in college.  Was not happy when he became a Cowboy, but this is beyond what any player deserves.  The guy has had nothing but bad luck in this department since he entered the league.  I'll bet he winds up becoming a great coach once he decides to hang it up.

I agree. SL has the heart of a lion, the body of a pencil. 

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