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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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Random "Thot" Thread (Stadium Edition)

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I figured I would start this senseless thread so all rumors could be put here.

1. Rumor has it yet another Campbell Colt thread will be started by day's end.

2. Old Fan will start a thread with more statistical analysis than anybody can comprehend.

3. This thread will be closed.

4. A "closer look" at the last preseason game will be started before the game ends.

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I figured I would start this senseless thread so all rumors could be put here.

1. Rumor has it yet another Campbell Colt thread will be started by day's end.

2. Old Fan will start a thread with more statistical analysis than anybody can comprehend.

3. This thread will be closed.

4. A "closer look" at the last preseason game will be started before the game ends.

This is getting out of control. MODS HELP! :hysterical:

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The line began this week with Jax favored by 3 pts.

In the last 48 hours, it has gone up to 6 1/2 pts.

That is probably Vegas telling you that the ticket scandal will cause the players to be unfocused, and likely to lay an egg tonight.

Over/Under 35 points.

http://www.therx.com/lines/lines.php?sport=nfl&period=0

In other news.....with the timing of ticketgate, maybe it is better that this game is on the road.

Edited by McD5

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Only if we can get Randy and then we'd have all the Moss WRs on one team! Then it would be ok if all Campbell threw to was Moss!

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I think we have 5 quality receivers already.

Moss

Kelly

El

Thomas

Mitchell

And Thomas has looked quick on ST returns.

So...no...Sinorice would be redundant.

:P

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If we had roster space, I'd have a hard time turning down any WR who's last name was Moss.

But, we already have about 18 WRs so I think we're set for now.

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Can he outperform Randle El? That's the only WR roster spot that I would give up. He'd have to be able to be #3 slot reciever and punt returner. What I've seen (albeit limited) has not convinced me that he is a 1-3 NFL receiver, BUT, sometimes a scenery change does wonders...

I also wonder at Mannings ability to throw to undersized receivers? Eli is always throwing to larger receivers who use their body (Burress, Tyree, Toomer, Smith, etc.) Getting the ball to a guy like Moss (either one) may not be something that he is good at? Just a thought, I'm not sure it holds much water.....

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I dare to say that anybody that gambles on the 4th preseason NFL game might have a slight gambling problem.

I would probably agree with this.

But it is interesting to see how the line moves, and how something off the field, non-player related, can change gambler's views tremendously.

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I would probably agree with this.

But it is interesting to see how the line moves, and how something off the field, non-player related, can change gambler's views tremendously.

What sites do you use?

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Maybe it has something to do with Portis, Rogers, Haynesworth, and Fletcher not playing?

Edited by MattFancy

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That is probably Vegas telling you that the ticket scandal will cause the players to be unfocused, and likely to lay an egg tonight.

Do you think that's really going to influence guys who are fighting for a roster spot?

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What sites do you use?

www.therx.com

Ticketgate is all they are talking about with this game.

A few weeks ago.....the Giants were supposed to walk all over Chicago.

Then the Plaxico incident happened, and they walked right into a buzzsaw.

Many are predicting the same thing tonight.

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