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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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Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

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10 minutes ago, CBass1724 said:

So nervous, anxious, excited, pumped up, and cautiously optimistic about today. Just win, baby!

Me too.  I'm totally freaking out.  :giantssuck::xskins:

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Only the Browns are able to lose the first pick in the draft. ? These fans must be pissed. 

1 minute ago, wilco_holland said:

Only the Browns are able to lose the first pick in the draft. ? These fans must be pissed. 

 

I need to correct myself. They find a way to **** up ? yeah they are back in for Myles Garrett

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Driving home from work tonight the clowns here in Dallas are talking about Tony Romo and his future. Next thing I know they start playing clips from Kirk talking about his percentages and the likely chance that we do not keep him due to cost. Then the announcers start talking about our 17th overall pick and how they think we will give the Cowboys that pick for Romo

 

Now first off hahahah the cowboys nation who listens to this crap and believe that must be the dumbest fans anywhere. 

 

Second ummm **** no that would be a horrible trade for us, Romo is made of glass and would get hurt no doubt plus he's old as hell. No thanks

 

last if anyone running this team thinks this is a good idea please send me a pm and let me know so I can officially quit being a fan of this team for them being so damn stupid. I seriously would turn in my fan card if that went down and lose every bit of faith in this game forever

 

 

 

 

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Bruce Allen. Seriously. I cant judge Scot or anyone else in this organization while you still have your role as the Snyder whisperer/ pseudo G.M. Your nepotism has gotten you so far, and your supposed contract negotiation skills (r.e Hatcher) is overblown.

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9 minutes ago, PapaLazarou said:

Bruce Allen. Seriously. I cant judge Scot or anyone else in this organization while you still have your role as the Snyder whisperer/ pseudo G.M. Your nepotism has gotten you so far, and your supposed contract negotiation skills (r.e Hatcher) is overblown.

 

 Has Allen ever been successful anywhere he's been? I'm asking because I don't know and am too lazy to look.

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Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer 

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The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a deal with guard Jonathan Cooper, who worked out for the team Tuesday, that will last through the playoffs, according to sources. He will be an unrestricted free agent in March and could net the Cowboys a compensatory pick in 2018. Cooper was the seventh overall pick in 2013 by the Arizona Cardinals and was released last week by the Cleveland Browns.

 

How the heck does that work? Sign a guy off the street after the reg season and you get a comp pick?

Why would the browns have released him and not just hold onto him for the comp pick? Did they save $10 doing that? 

Im missing something here. Im guessing the comp pick will be after the 7th round. 

 

Say what you want about Jerry Jones, and he has made a ton of mistakes, but he gets guys on the cheap as well. Still cant believe the La'el Collins situation, basically signed a 1st rounder for pennies. 

 

On Wednesday night, Collins had dinner at Jones' Highland Park home that was also attended by Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin as well as executive vice president Stephen Jones, coach Jason Garrett and offensive line coach Frank Pollack.

"From the moment you get there, you got the leaders of the team that are there -- guys like Tyron Smith, a guy who hosted me on my visit when I went to USC," Collins said. "I looked up to him. When I was in high school, I used to watch him play all of the time. When he got drafted, I was like, 'Wow, I know that guy.' And guys like Tony Romo, you watch him play week in and week out. You watch how, at times, people try to criticize him, but he never once folded, he never once blinked. He stands right back up in the light of adversity. Those are guys who have been faced with challenges throughout life. I fit right in with those guys. ... I am part of something special. This is going to be a powerful thing, man."

http://www.espn.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/12841444/dallas-cowboys-sign-former-lsu-offensive-lineman-lael-collins

 

I think Scot has this ability as well a la Norman and Gallette. 

 

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Wellp...

 

In reference to my previous post from the other day, we blew it. But at the same time, we hit the bar. After having a few days of trying to keep some distance from most Skins related media and the like in order to just gather myself and try to create a viewpoint that isn't hampered by pure emotion, I think I've come to grips with things...

 

As disappointing as Sunday was, we're on schedule. As bad I wanted Sunday to be another example of being ahead, to show the folks still skeptical or even in denial that we have the ability to put the QB issue to bed, and to end the season on a note that shows some real change in ending the back to back postseason appearance drought, that isn't what we got. Instead, we all left FedEx or wherever we watched with a taste in our mouths that was not only foul to begin with, but the foulness was enhanced by familiarity.

 

I'm finding though, that the aftertaste is nowhere near as wretch inducing as the past. Much like the loss to GB in the first round last year, I'm finding myself much more able to soothe the pain of the loss with hope for the future in knowing the rebuild is still moving according to plan. But realistically, I could be wrong since next year will be the biggest test of the bunch without a doubt. Setting a bar for a team digging out of such a deep hole is not necessarily easy, but much more forgiving than it is making a prediction that requires less leeway in the margin for error. By next year, if this train is still on the rails I've predicted it will be, the losses count more, while the wins trend further into the realm of expectation.

 

This upcoming offseason is without question the most important for Scot, Jay, and the franchise as a whole in a really long time. The holes in the play on the field are not just readily apparent, they're constant. Miss addressing them and you create the mentality of the "same old story" and greatly hinder the potential balance of performance between offense, defense, and the bits in between that affect the two. Yet, ignore one unit completely to focus on the other, and you risk a shortfall of output and the security of depth to maintain a good performance that keeps you in ball games.

 

I firmly believe that we're on the right track and are on pace to bring this team to a level that hasn't been seen by anyone in my generation, often called "The lost generation", due to having come on the scene at the start of the decline with not much more than a few 10-6 years and short lived playoff appearances to show for it. I don't necessarily mean multiple SB titles. I mean a team that's good on the level of garnering constant respect. On a level of always being a test for anyone coming to town. And on a level of exorcising many of the demons brought forth from the past couple decades of futility.

 

Time will only tell y'all.

 

 

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16 hours ago, The Mayor of Fed Ex Field said:

I think by April, Desean Jackson will be Redskins enemy #1

If true I believe We're fine. Norman Will handle him

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People need to stop taking everything Cooley says as the gospel. Duke went on twitter to refute the accusations that that Cooley made, calling him unprofessional and causing s rift in the DB group that lasted half the season. Duke said it was resolved in OTAs and not brought up again. 

 

And despite Cooley saying he didn't have a source for his information, posters in here still ran with it like it was solid, verified info. 

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3 hours ago, Gamebreaker said:

People need to stop taking everything Cooley says as the gospel. Duke went on twitter to refute the accusations that that Cooley made, calling him unprofessional and causing s rift in the DB group that lasted half the season. Duke said it was resolved in OTAs and not brought up again. 

 

And despite Cooley saying he didn't have a source for his information, posters in here still ran with it like it was solid, verified info. 

 

I trust very very little of anything Cooley has to say.

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Cooley was an entertaining player, with some good moments.  As an analyst, or whatever he is, I do not read a word of it-ever.  He wants clicks as every "writer" does.  By what I read on here I'm glad I don't.  Hail

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3 hours ago, Gamebreaker said:

People need to stop taking everything Cooley says as the gospel. Duke went on twitter to refute the accusations that that Cooley made, calling him unprofessional and causing s rift in the DB group that lasted half the season. Duke said it was resolved in OTAs and not brought up again. 

 

And despite Cooley saying he didn't have a source for his information, posters in here still ran with it like it was solid, verified info. 

Why should I trust Chris more than Duke or otherwise???

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19 minutes ago, Hail2theSkins24 said:

 I still can't believe it's not the Skins playing in Seattle tonight. Such a bummer 

Yep. Although I guess they would have blown us out...would have sucked. Still would have been a fun buildup to the game during the week though 

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2 hours ago, Wildbunny said:

Why should I trust Chris more than Duke or otherwise???

 

All I'm saying is not everything that comes out of his mouth is 100% accurate. So people need to stop running with some of the things he says. This isn't the first time he has claimed some knowledge of something happening in the locker room and it turned out to be wrong. That is why I am inclined to believe Duke, who responded quite well to being accused of being unprofessional. 

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3 hours ago, Riggo'sRangers said:

Cooley was an entertaining player, with some good moments.  As an analyst, or whatever he is, I do not read a word of it-ever.  He wants clicks as every "writer" does.  By what I read on here I'm glad I don't.  Hail

 

Cooley isn't writing anything -- its just him spewing things on his radio show.  My take on Cooley is he's around Redskins Park so he's exposed to gossip all day long.  I don't think he ever makes anything up.  But like most gossip -- some of it is dead on the money true, some is sort of true but embellished and some is wrong. But I don't think he's purposely trying to mislead anyone.  

 

For example, Cooley has given multiple examples of dysfunction with players in the secondary.  Most of it was focused on Breeland, not Duke.   John Keim kicked in saying he's heard for awhile about problems behind the scenes with Perry Fewell's unit.    Maybe whatever gossip Cooley is being fed about it isn't 100% accurate -- but the idea that there are some behind the scenes issues doesn't seem far off.   

 

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3 hours ago, Hail2theSkins24 said:

 I still can't believe it's not the Skins playing in Seattle tonight. Such a bummer 

 

That was my random thot as well. Frustrating. 

 

Still excited for the changes this week.  But would be nice to potentially be getting the rematch in Dallas next weekend. 

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