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      ES Coverage Cowboys vs Redskins 2019
       
      9/15/19
       
      Do I look like I'm playing? I'm not playing. This is the Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a fan of this game, and this one does not get you excited you might want to check your pulse.
       
      Hello my friends it is I, JimmiJo, back for another year of this wonderful thing we call Redskins Football. This makes season 14 for me. I am joined by The Spaceman Spiff who will hereafter be known as "The Spaceman Spiff." 
       
      Where's that dude that gets the big tattoos on his back? There's his next one.
       
      So how important is this game? I don't know. What is the different between 1-1 and 0-2? The difference between batting .500 and zippy?
       
      Throw in that this is their 2nd division game to start the year AND a home game and you have a critical match.
       
      And once again they contend with critical injuries to start the year. Last year it was  their rookie star running back. This year its their 2nd year star...well you get the rest.  Darrius Guice is gone and not coming back this year. I think this really hurts him moving forward. Not sure who will build a scheme around him given his first two seasons.
       
      So it is down to the veteran Adrian Peterson. I have no worries of ring rust for hum. None whatsoever. He knows what to do.
       
      Anyway, almost time. Please share your thoughts.
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 31 Fabian Moreau
      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher
      o   No. 67 G Wes Martin
      o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed
      o   No. 93 DT Jonathan Allen
       
      The Cowboys declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Tavon Austin
      o   No. 37 S Donovan Wilson
      o   No. 57 LB Luke Gifford
      o   No. 61 C Adam Redmond
      o   No. 69 G Brandon Knight
      o   No. 79 DT Trysten Hill
      o   No. 97 DE Taco Charlton
       
      Follow along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Head coach Jay Gruden said it is not time to press the panic button when asked if staff changes could occur on the defensive coaching staff. It may not be for him, but he might want to pay attention to the sounds coming from the owners suite at Redskins Park.
       
      For example the sound of shouting and heavy objects striking walls could portend an early offseason for someone.
       
      The Washington Redskins are now 0-2 to start the season. They are 0-2 in the division.
       
      If that is not panic-inducing, they face a Chicago Bears football team (themselves in need of a solid win) on Monday Night Football next. A series they do not typically do well on.
       
      In both games to open the campaign the winning teams had the game well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter, despite Washington taking leads in each of the games.
       
      Against Dallas, the team began well again; taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. This was not quite the 17-0 start they had in Philadelphia. Nor did it take until halftime for the Cowboys to adjust.
       
      It happened on Dallas’ fourth drive. Starting at their own 3-yard line at 9:44 in the 2nd period, the Cowboys employed a combination of runs up the middle and quick outs in the flats and sideline to advance the ball 97-yards in 7 plays and tie the game.
       
      Following a three-and-out by Washington, Dallas went 74-yards on 11-plays to take the 14-7 lead at halftime.
       
      The 3rd Quarter began with the Cowboys receiving the ball at their own 25. Nine plays  and 75-yards later they were leading 21-7.
       
      The Redskins made it interesting with their own 11-play, 70-yard drive to cut he lead to 7.
       
      But Dallas responded with a field goal. And would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 17.
       
      Washington’s consolation score with just under 3-minutes remaining allowed rookie Terry McLaurin to add a touchdown to his debut season.
       
      The Redskins have developed a reputation for not responding well to adjustments. They had little answer for the adjustments Dallas made to their offense. Ditto the game in Philadelphia.
       
      In both, Washington had a lead to protect and could not.
       
      Coming into the season the defense was expected to the be the strength of the team. Yet in two games they have surrendered 910 yards (445 per game) and 63 points. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
       
      Statistically the Redskins defense are near the bottom in points allowed and yards surrendered.
       
      The coach wants to blame injuries. Not only the their excellent young nose tackle in Jonathan Allen, but also to the secondary which has already gone significant realignment to accommodate injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau.
       
      Still, with the specter of a season going off the rails after only two games, the fans want someone to blame.
       
      Wont be the quarterback. Case Keenum has completed 68.2 percent of his passes. He has thrown 3 touchdowns against no interceptions.
      Ditto other skill positions. Adrian Peterson did not his best outing but the team abandoned the run early. The receivers are doling their own, with guys like McLaurin shining.
       
      And as bad as the collapse was last week and the home loss this, it feels too early to call for the head coach.
       
      That leaves those in charge of the defense. Specifically, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky.
       
      Fan ire seems more and more to be falling on Manusky, if sentiment on twitter and sports radio means anything.
       
      But they don’t decide who stays and who leaves. That is the job of the head coach who so far, is backing his guy.
       
      But there is a higher authority at Redskins Park. Legend has it owner Daniel Snyder once put a gallon of vanilla ice cream outside a Redskins defensive coordinator’s door following a poor performance by the defense.  
       
      Given the start to this season, Manusky could be hearing the ice cream truck in his sleep. And that would be better than what many of the fans are wishing for him.
       
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LONG way to go yet. City will need more than one to win this.

Hail.

I think Alex Ferguson could have headed that ball away. However, yeah its gonna be long game. We've only had two games this year where we didn't score a goal. All I know is Utd better make sure the next goal is theirs or the lights may go out on their season.

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*waits for Alex to make some changes.....Still waiting*

Changes in personnel and some urgency on the park. City are coasting through this.

Hail.

*Edit* And that's what I hate about Mancini. Italian mentality. FAR too early to start sitting and inviting Utd back into this.

Edited by Gibbs Hog Heaven

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I can't believe how easy that was for City. No urgency, no quality, no nothing from Utd.

Not to rub it in Richmond, but if City now see this through this is the biggest single Premiership collapse for me that rivals anything Newcastle did. Honestly had Utd as champions back in February. A few weeks back when City lost at Arsenal and it was 7 points I officially called it. Still can't believe that's looking so wrong now.

Hail.

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embarrassing. No heart and no adjustments. Embarrassing.

---------- Post added April-30th-2012 at 04:58 PM ----------

I can't believe how easy that was for City. No urgency, no quality, no nothing from Utd.

Not to rub it in Richmond, but if City now see this through this is the biggest single Premiership collapse for me that rivals anything Newcastle did. Honestly had Utd as champions back in February. A few weeks back when City lost at Arsenal and it was 7 points I officially called it. Still can't believe that's looking so wrong now.

Hail.

Man Utd shouldn't have even gotten on the bus to the stadium if that's the way they wanted to play. Champs don't screw the pooch like this. They didn't deserve anything. If they had a gotten a draw they would have basically stolen the game.

Edited by RichmondRedskin88

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Americans distraught over ESPN airing soccer

Worst part about soccer on espn. Can't understand a damn word the announcers are saying lol
No, ESPN it's soccer not football. Football is played by men. #stupideuropeans
What is this country coming to... I'm watching soccer on ESPN and a 100% Spanish AT&T commercial comes on. Don't you know we speak American!
Look at @espn acting like it likes Soccer. You would think that Tebow was playing for Manchester United.

The notion of Americans being frustrated because they can't watch footbawl analysis shows in the off-season is hilarious.

Just ignorant trash. Makes me sick.

Edited by ixcuincle

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BTW, well done on clinching third and taking something out of this season. (Can't see you not picking up at least one win from the final two so I'll congratulate you now.).

Get outta here with that. You proclaimed Utd champs weeks ago, and look what happened. :D

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Despite angry Americans taking to twitter and complaining about their inability to watch the 100th rerun of Sportscenter or another offseason episode of NFL Live, ESPN's coverage of the Manchester Derby garnered record ratings.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57425934/champs-semis-manchester-derby-get-big-us-ratings/

Manchester City's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Monday drew 1,033,000 viewers on ESPN, the largest U.S. audience for a Premier League match on cable. The previous high was 610,000 for Arsenal's win over Chelsea on ESPN2 on Dec. 27, 2010.

....a Monday afternoon soccer match gets over 1 million viewers.

Lotta people are going to have to get used to it, because that is a HUGE number.

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awesome. I hope they start showing more EPL and La Liga games on ESPN.

DC United (#2 in the East) plays tonight vs San Jose (#1 in the West). Kick off is 10:30pm EST. I'll be up watching!

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I often trash ESPN and their lack of journalistic integrity, but props to ESPN for their EPL coverage. Ian Darke is basically one of the best reasons to watch ESPN.

More EPL for ESPN is a good thing.

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awesome. I hope they start showing more EPL and La Liga games on ESPN.

What? And interrupt coverage of World's Fattest Man, or whatever else would be running on a weekday afternoon?

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DC United (#2 in the East) plays tonight vs San Jose (#1 in the West). Kick off is 10:30pm EST. I'll be up watching!

Good luck man. GO DCU!

Another noteworthy game tonight takes place in the North West of England when Bolton play 'Spurs. Noteworthy as Bolton's Fabrice Muamba will be making his first public appearance at the game since the 23 year old collapsed on the pitch and his heart stopped beating for 78 minutes 6 weeks ago in the game in north London between the same two sides.

Remarkable recovery to see him now in a great feel good story.

Hail.

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I want to start seeing more of Borussia Dortmund. I saw them once against Arsenal and they looked good. Fast/fit/skillful counterattacking football, er, soccer.

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I want to start seeing more of Borussia Dortmund. I saw them once against Arsenal and they looked good. Fast/fit/skillful counterattacking football, er, soccer.

Plus, they have this

borussia-dortmund-fans.jpg

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yeah, they're insane! Plus they don't have that evil empire vibe. One of their stars, Götze, lives at home with his parents.

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yeah, they're insane! Plus they don't have that evil empire vibe. One of their stars, Götze, lives at home with his parents.

I don't think Gotze will be at Dortmund or his parents house for long...

(yes, I know they have won the league two years in a row)

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I think he just re-signed, two ways to look at that he re-signed as a favor to BD so they could get a bigger transfer fee OR that he actually plans on staying. Could be a little of both. I THINK Kagawa is the one that wants out.

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I think he just re-signed, two ways to look at that he re-signed as a favor to BD so they could get a bigger transfer fee OR that he actually plans on staying. Could be a little of both. I THINK Kagawa is the one that wants out.

plus, it helps with his wages. He will get (more) interest from the superclubs and the transfer fees and wages will be too much to pass up

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'We're on the march with Kenny's army ..... '

Cup Final day.

Another trip to Anfield South to see the redmen send the rent boys packing and complete another double.

Not to sound arrogant, but not concerned about Chelski in the slightest. As poor as we've been, Liverpool don't do losing finals 9 times out of 10. Time to show the plastic flag waving, National Front supporting, small club with Russian money ****ney no-marks once again just what a proper football club with proper support look's and sounds like.

' **** off Chelsea FC,

Yuse 'aint got no his-to-ry;

5 European Cups, and 18 Leagues,

That's what we call his-to-ry ..... '

YNWA. Hail.

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'We're on the march with Kenny's army ..... '

Cup Final day.

Another trip to Anfield South to see the redmen send the rent boys packing and complete another double.

Not to sound arrogant, but not concerned about Chelski in the slightest. As poor as we've been, Liverpool don't do losing finals 9 times out of 10. Time to show the plastic flag waving, National Front supporting, small club with Russian money ****ney no-marks once again just what a proper football club with proper support look's and sounds like.

' **** off Chelsea FC,

Yuse 'aint got no his-to-ry;

5 European Cups, and 18 Leagues,

That's what we call his-to-ry ..... '

YNWA. Hail.

On the other hand .......

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