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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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Who's gonna do it. I was hoping it would be Dorsey, but I don't think Mason has too much NFL experience.

One more year of El is just too bad for me to handle.

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ARE will take most of the reps.

Get used to it.

Maybe Devin Thomas and Santana take situational reps as well.

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Jackson gets cut WYnn is on the Team...i predicting 29 sacks this season...Jackson creates a turnover against the Jags..Blache simply dosent want young guys creating TO's he wants old vets getting block and ran over

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Browsing a sports store yesterday, and usually I'm used to no Skins gear way out here. But, they not only had a bunch of Vick jerseys, they also have Crabtree jerseys. WTF? Dude hasn't even signed. This store seriously had jerseys/tshirts from every freakin team, even people who don't play any more- but not one damn thing Redskins. *******s.

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"QB Jason Campbell will be the first to start three consecutive season openers for the Redskins under center since Gus Frerotte from 1996-98."

:(

How sad is this little nugget? lol

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"QB Jason Campbell will be the first to start three consecutive season openers for the Redskins under center since Gus Frerotte from 1996-98."

:(

How sad is this little nugget? lol

It makes me want to :gus:

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"QB Jason Campbell will be the first to start three consecutive[highlight] season openers [/highlight]for the Redskins under center since Gus Frerotte from 1996-98."

:(

How sad is this little nugget? lol

He said [highlight]

[/highlight] hehehehe :twitch:

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I had my first vivid Redskins dream that I can remember last night.

There were two things that stuck out and I remember, of course the game was against the Giants.

The first: the Giants faced a 3rd and short from our 29. Of course they chose to hand it off to Jacobs. As soon as the ball was snapped Haynesworth broke through the line and devoured Jacobs for a 2 yard loss.

The second: I'm not sure the down, I think the Giants were on our side of the field again. Eli dropped back to pass and he was flushed out by Haynesworth, Orakpo, and somebody else. He was running to the right and was able to get the pass off. Out of nowhere (couldn't see him at first because the camera angle), Hall appears, snatches the ball, and takes off for 6.

It was a good dream :)

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:helmet:Its after mid-night on the right coast so its officially game day!!!!! :point2skyThis is also my 1,000th post so I wanted to use it as good karma for our beloved Skins. In the spirit of Karma lets use this thread to post positive things about the Redskins and while we are at it lets send some good vibes out for the Panthers and Bucs.

Its GAME DAY Skins fan:logo:... Campbell will have a phenomenal game 25 of 31 for 356 yards 2 TDs and Portis is gonna run all over Gnats for a buck fitty and another TD. Big Al is gonna eat Jacobs lunch and Los is gonna shut down his side of the field while Hall gonna prove he is worth that 23 million payday.

Bucs D is gonna return to form from the Superbowl days and embarrass the pukes having Romo climbing up from his back all game while Carolina will have Iggles fan screaming for week two so Vick can return cause McNobb can't get the win.

Heres to a 1-0 start to the season and a 1 game lead in the NFC East after week one!!!

:eaglesuck:gaintsuck:dallasuck

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Haynesworth is gonna drive Eli into the ground so many times he's going to think he's a stake by the end of the night. Jacobs will get plastered by Orakpo so hard he'll forget what his name is. Jason will torch the Giants secondary so bad they'll henceforth be known as "Staypuft."

Oh, and Dallas and Philly will lose too.

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HAIL!!!

I love the KRAMA thread. It's as good as the paloffs thread!!!

Just means a great season starts today!

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