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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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I've been watching some old vids of the Skins back years ago, and man, I get chills just watching this... . . I'd give about anything to be able to see this excitement the fans show and the comradery the team shows.

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Some amazing talent we have over in the Graphic Library Forum. They got a time machine over there - they can see the future!

Donovan McNabb:

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Larry Johnson:

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*artwork by member MikeSellers45

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Domino's new pizza still tastes like poop!!!!

What?!?!

For the first time ever, I wish Domino's would go back to being the Redskins official Pizza Store. I remember in '99 when we beat the Giants like 50-21, Domino's was giving away free cheese pizzas. I think them idiots took like $1 off for every touchdown we scored.

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Domino's new pizza still tastes like poop!!!!
Good to know, but I don't know what this has to do with football. The Tailgate forum

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Classic typical raiders fan:

Maybe Al's offer for McNabb was better, but Philly...

Nobody can understand why Philly traded McNabb to the Redskins. So far, I haven't read any place where one of the talking heads has figured it out.

So I'll give you the bobbytime scoop. I can make educated guesses too.

It is common knowlegde, IMO, that the GMs expect Tom Brady to get traded after he getds his raise. It is also highly speculated, IMO, that the GMs wouldn't be surprised if Peyton Manning was traded after he gets his big raise.

This season is uncapped. The smart GMs are looking to shed high salary. GMs have to be concerned about getting fired. Fans, on the other hand, are free to demand whatever makes them happy at time 0 and then change their minds at will at a later time.

I suggest that Philly did not want to face Tom Brady or Peyton Manning 3 times a year, and opted for the lesser evil, 3 times against McNabb. Maybe they can beat him - at least they know his tendencies and weaknesses.

Redskin's owner Daniel Snyder had the BIGGEST CHECKBOOK available to sign players during the uncapped season. So now he is out of the QB derby.

IMO, Al Davis surely has this information and played his hand accordingly. I expect that if either Bady or Manning gets traded, the Raiders will be a major player - especially since we have a op ten draft pick (only St. Loius needs a QB and also has a top ten pick).

Bobbytime won't give you the pick... because Al is going to trade it for a veteran player. The handwriting is on the wall. ND QB Tommy Clausen and ND WR George Tate aren't on Al's radar

:ols:

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2010/05/03/DI2010050303966.html

WP: Michael Wilbon Chat (in print 5/11/10):

D.C. vs. Philly: The Donovan question raised a larger point. Why is this area so much more supportive of Redskins players than the Philly area is with Eagles players. Are expectations here just that much lower? Is it something cultural? I'm not just talking Donovan either. Could you imagine if Haynesworth was in Philly? Remember what happened with TO?

Michael Wilbon: Great question...We're not Philly. We're a community constantly in transition and Washington never had the battling personality of Philly. We're different places. Thank God. No place else is Philly. If this was Philly, I wouldn't be living here, I can tell you that.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2010/05/03/DI2010050303966.html

WP: Michael Wilbon Chat (in print 5/11/10):

D.C. vs. Philly: The Donovan question raised a larger point. Why is this area so much more supportive of Redskins players than the Philly area is with Eagles players. Are expectations here just that much lower? Is it something cultural? I'm not just talking Donovan either. Could you imagine if Haynesworth was in Philly? Remember what happened with TO?

Michael Wilbon: Great question...We're not Philly. We're a community constantly in transition and Washington never had the battling personality of Philly. We're different places. Thank God. No place else is Philly. If this was Philly, I wouldn't be living here, I can tell you that.

Wilbon, please don't use "we're" when referring to my town. You are from Chicago and please go back as soon as you can:laugh:

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Wilbon, please don't use "we're" when referring to my town. You are from Chicago and please go back as soon as you can:laugh:

I mean he has been living here for like the past 25+ years, just sayin'

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Wilbon, please don't use "we're" when referring to my town. You are from Chicago and please go back as soon as you can
Thank you. That guy is a DC poser. He represents us in no way.

He's a tried and true Chicagoan and would $)^^@&% Michael Jordan if given the chance.

Plus no true Washingtonian would ever had said what he said about Sean Taylor.

Hail!

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I mean he has been living here for like the past 25+ years, just sayin'

It's funny that the guys criticizing him for not being a "true Washingtonian" are guys way out in the boondocks of MD and VA.

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