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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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6 minutes ago, @SkinsGoldPants said:

 

It's all in for the 8th seed. 

I don't think so.

 

Its all in on developing our young players per Tommy Sheppard.

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17 minutes ago, @SkinsGoldPants said:

 

It's all in for the 8th seed. 

That’s not all in for the 8th seed.  Being patient, drafting good players in the lottery, and letting Ernies bad contracts expire is smart GMing.  Ernie would have already traded picks for an over priced aging player to try to sneak into the playoffs.  We all know this.  Making a bad trade is precisely what this team needs to avoid.

 

Trading Beal with no real guarantees is all in to become utter garbage.  There’s a reason nba teams don’t trade good young stars unless they force their way out.  It’s suicide and you never get equal value back.  Virtually every team that’s ever done it is worse as a result.  Unless a team offer a top three pick, no trade for picks brings back anything close to equal value.  

 

If Beal makes it clear he won’t resign here, then you trade him. 

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23 minutes ago, Destino said:

If Beal makes it clear he won’t resign here, then you trade him.  

 

This is where cultivating a good relationship with Beal has been key.  We need completely open lines of communication so we can suss out his willingness to sign an extension.

 

I honestly get the sense that Beal is happy here.  He's been a lot more open and assertive over the past year and it's been good for the team and he seems at home.  And I think the FO is going to know (if they don't already) whether or not he's sincerely believes in what they're trying to do.  If they don't trade Beal, then I think it's a sign that he's bought in.

 

I also agree with you that what we're doing is focusing on development right now.  This team got very young all of a sudden.  Beal and Isaiah Thomas are the only real vets and they're not really going to make a dent on Ws and Ls.  We've got all of these young role players and this year is largely going to be about figuring out which ones are keepers.

 

Aside from getting Beal to sign an extension, I think there are four key contingencies on whether or not this build can become something good within the next four seasons or so:

 

1 - What does John look like when he gets back?  Where's his game at?  What's his mindset?

 

2 - What does Thomas Bryant become?  He's become a stat-stuffer no doubt.  But is he going to learn to play defense?

 

3 - What does Hachimura become?  I think it's a good bet he's going to be a high level scorer and play mostly PF and be the second option on offense.  But how does the team game come along?  Does the defense and rebounding and situational decision making get good?

 

4 - What do we get from this draft pick?  If Wall comes back in 2020-2021, and Hachimura and Bryant progress on schedule, then this probably becomes the last lottery pick of this phase of the rebuild.  Another guard is a good option.  Becomes necessary if Beal walks.  A defensive center would be great.  If a star wing who can play two positions is available, then that probably gives the most immediate benefit.  There are a lot of directions we can go, but the main thing is that we just have to crush the pick.

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18 minutes ago, BRAVEONAWARPATH said:

 

 

so Thibault is pretty much guaranteed to be our next coach when they inevitably fire Brooks right?

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2 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

so Thibault is pretty much guaranteed to be our next coach when they inevitably fire Brooks right?

That thought crossed my mind too lol

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Wow Rui wasn't just going for a body. That would have been mass genocide.

 

 

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Drew Gooden brought the cringe with the “Rui Srirachamura” nickname tonight.  

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Rui is 1 for 8 at the free throw line

 

 

And Gooden called the Bucks the eastern conference champions.  I thought he could potentially be lovably bad, but he's distractingly bad.

 

They cant allow him 82 games

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Mathews can shoot it.

 

I know they just started working together but Gooden and Generic McGerstein have no chemistry together. At all. 

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17 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

Rui is 1 for 8 at the free throw line

He’s having one of those inexplicable nightmare shooting nights.  He’s missed a bunch of bunnies at the rim too.  

 

17 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

And Gooden called the Bucks the eastern conference champions.  I thought he could potentially be lovably bad, but he's distractingly bad.

 

They cant allow him 82 games

Any of them WNBA ladies need a offseason job?  Has to be one that can talk basketball better than Gooden.  

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Why the Hell is Drew Gooden the best we can do for a former player color man?  What does he even have to do with this organization?  Paul Pierce's cup of coffee with this team had a more lasting impact than Gooden did.

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Rui was 1-8 from the foul line?  Kwame Brown would chuckle at that **** man 😭

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I don't have anything against Drew Gooden. He's just doing the job. However, the Wizards organization or NBC Sports Washington (whoever made the call to drop Buck) needs a sit-down.

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😕

 

Carsen Edwards started and played just under 21 minutes on Tuesday, hitting 10-of-16 shots and 9-of-15 3-pointers for 30 points, three rebounds, a block and one turnover in a preseason win over the Cavaliers.

The rookie from Purdue lit up the third quarter with 28 points on 9-of-12 shooting and hit 8-of-11 3-pointers in the quarter. His teammates have been raving about his ability from beyond the arc and it was on full display tonight. He's got a real chance to provide the Celtics with instant offense off the bench and while there's some risk involved with drafting him, using a late-round flier on Edwards makes sense, especially after tonight's awesome shooting show.

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He'll never be able to defend anybody, but he's got the shooting and scoring ability that jimmer fredette was supposed to have.

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On 10/13/2019 at 6:11 PM, StillUnknown said:

5 minutes into the Wizard broadcast and I am muting my television

 

I wish there was a way to watch the game with the audio from the stadium and not the broadcast team.  I've seen that during commercials breaks for streams. 

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different sports completely, but 36 year old Howie Kendrick rebounding from a ruptured achilles to have a career best year and win the NLCS MVP is giving me some much needed hope regarding Wall's injury

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On 10/14/2019 at 1:20 AM, -JB- said:

Rui was 1-8 from the foul line?  Kwame Brown would chuckle at that **** man 😭

Let me reiterate by saying anybody who isn’t Shaq or Ben Wallace or Dennis Rodman that shoots 1-8 from the foul line at any point is a certified SCRUB.

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3 hours ago, -JB- said:

Let me reiterate by saying anybody who isn’t Shaq or Ben Wallace or Dennis Rodman that shoots 1-8 from the foul line at any point is a certified SCRUB.

Deandre Jordan?

 

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