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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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The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

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Buck has been dying to call that **** all year. lmao

From Gilbert to Mo ****ing Evans.

Edited by No Excuses

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Now don't start that again.

I've been following the Skins/Caps/Wizards my entire life, but I just haven't gone out of my way to watch the Wizards this year.

that's because they are bad...which would make you a bandwagon fan ;)

I'm a bandwagon baseball fan....if you even want to call it a fan...at least I admit it.

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Ted was lucky enough to get handed a couple of all stars. It wasn't magic.

Every successful rebuild requires a good deal of luck. We could definitely use a lucky man in charge. Hell I hope he buys the Redskins.

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that's what happens when your team is bad and you commit to rebuilding....you get all stars in the draft and build around me.....if it wasn't Ovi and Nicky B...could have been Crosby or Stamkos.....

Caps committed to building through the draft after failing "the redskins way" and now we are a cup contender after adding pieces via free agency and trade.

Wizards will do the same....it isn't going to happen over night though...might take a couple more years before we see the process starting to work. We really need a new head coach though

The problem is, in the NBA, the lottery kind of throws you a wicked curve ball.

Look at next years draft. Wizards have to hit the jackpot in the lottery to have a chance at a decent building block. Or be lucky as hell.

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Every successful rebuild requires a good deal of luck. We could definitely use a lucky man in charge. Hell I hope he buys the Redskins.

there is a rule against that...not sure which league has it....but an owner can't own three major franchises....Ted wouldn't be able to buy the skins....danny is never giving that **** up anyway!

---------- Post added March-28th-2011 at 11:32 PM ----------

The problem is, in the NBA, the lottery kind of throws you a wicked curve ball.

Look at next years draft. Wizards have to hit the jackpot in the lottery to have a chance at a decent building block. Or be lucky as hell.

I somewhat agree with you....I think we can get a decent building block regardless...but we will need to hit the jackpot to get an all-star to run w/ Jwall

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that's because they are bad...which would make you a bandwagon fan ;)

I'm a bandwagon baseball fan....if you even want to call it a fan...at least I admit it.

If I started rooting for another team I'd be a bandwagon fan.

Want to call me a fair weather NBA fan? Fine, I'm not totally against that.

With the way I fervently follow Tech Football/Basketball, the Caps and the Redskins I hardly have enough time for the Wizards. I still love them, I still want them to be successful but its just too painful to watch a team that's this awful.

So no, not a bandwagon fan. I could never call another NBA team "my team". The Wizards are my team, I love Wall and what he brings to the table but I don't have the energy or emotional patience to get caught up in a team that's so god awful.

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Boy these DC teams sure make sure you watch every second of a game.

I am not saying that the Wizards are going to be a championship team, but I think every team who competes for championships has a guy like Evans on their team. Last night I think I heard Buck say that there might not be a spot for him on the team next year. I say why the heck not??

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If I started rooting for another team I'd be a bandwagon fan.

Want to call me a fair weather NBA fan? Fine, I'm not totally against that.

With the way I fervently follow Tech Football/Basketball, the Caps and the Redskins I hardly have enough time for the Wizards. I still love them, I still want them to be successful but its just too painful to watch a team that's this awful.

So no, not a bandwagon fan. I could never call another NBA team "my team". The Wizards are my team, I love Wall and what he brings to the table but I don't have the energy or emotional patience to get caught up in a team that's so god awful.

tru that...my bad....fair weather you are....not bandwagon.

---------- Post added March-28th-2011 at 11:35 PM ----------

WTF did Buck just say....I'm sorry...I went to VB public schools...that isn't in my vocabulary

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there is a rule against that...not sure which league has it....but an owner can't own three major franchises....Ted wouldn't be able to buy the skins....danny is never giving that **** up anyway!

Does Ted have any kids? Maybe he could give one of his teams to them and take the Redskins over.

Yeah the only way Snyder sells the Redskins is if he goes broke. The man is clearly snakebit though, maybe it will happen.

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Boy these DC teams sure make sure you watch every second of a game.

I am not saying that the Wizards are going to be a championship team, but I think every team who competes for championships has a guy like Evans on their team. Last night I think I heard Buck say that there might not be a spot for him on the team next year. I say why the heck not??

Well he's a FA. But yeah, I'll be hot if they resign Howard and let Evans walk. I'm down with a modest little 2 year deal. I like what he brings.

BTW, Julie Donaldson is a pig.

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Boy these DC teams sure make sure you watch every second of a game.

I am not saying that the Wizards are going to be a championship team, but I think every team who competes for championships has a guy like Evans on their team. Last night I think I heard Buck say that there might not be a spot for him on the team next year. I say why the heck not??

dude played like ass for 97% of the game tonight

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The tank is strong in the Wizards but the Jazz just wanted it more(lottery balls that is). Some of those kids on the Jazz must have been on the take, they were airballing left and right.

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dude played like ass for 97% of the game tonight

Mo Evans is garbage. Give him the vet min but if he wants even a penny more, show him the door.

We swept the Jazz this year lol. Pretty embarrassing for them.

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Well he's a FA. But yeah, I'll be hot if they resign Howard and let Evans walk. I'm down with a modest little 2 year deal. I like what he brings.

Yeah, I know that, but I just can't imagine letting a player with that kind of motor walk out the door.

As for Julie Donaldson:

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Swear she wasn't this bad when she joined a few months ago.

Maybe Chick knocked her up.

I like that Evans at least tries. More than I can say for a lot of the team.

Edited by G.A.C.O.L.B.

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dude played like ass for 97% of the game tonight

Never said he was Kobe. I just think he should have a spot on this team next year. Wouldn't max out if we let him go...

Why are you in here anyway? I will tease you plenty enough come playoff time

Edited by MLSKINS

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Thank God we finally won on the road again. I didn't want to hear us dragged out every time a team threatened to go winless on the road.

Hard to believe that we're still only third in the lottery rankings after this kind of year.

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Thank God we finally won on the road again. I didn't want to hear us dragged out every time a team threatened to go winless on the road.

Hard to believe that we're still only third in the lottery rankings after this kind of year.

I am telling you all, just because this draft looks kind of weak, the Wizards will win the lottery again.

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we WILL win the draft again this year. sadly it doesnt look like there is a franchise type big man

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we WILL win the draft again this year. sadly it doesnt look like there is a franchise type big man

I'm leaning toward Kanter.

Go watch vids of him. Dude is just big as hell. Not tall and lanky and like Javale. Tall and as thick as a tree trunk. He's got great touch around the basket. And he's mean. He's not some soft, ***** euro like a Baragani in Toronto or even Dirk. He loves to bang down low. He's got a decent and still developing mid range game. Put him at the 4 and Javale at the 5 and see what happens.

Edited by G.A.C.O.L.B.

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