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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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whoever bashes McGee obviously isn't watching the games. His post moves have improved 100% and he is definitely a lot more disciplined on defense (I type this after Robin Lopez gets him in the air for the foul and two at the line) still though...JaVale has improved a great deal. I hope he puts as much effort in this offseason as he did this past offseason to improve his game.

---------- Post added February-20th-2012 at 10:03 PM ----------

John just ran into a Wall

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---------- Post added February-20th-2012 at 10:03 PM ----------

[/color]John just ran into a Wall

Wall will not hold up long in this league if he continues to drive the lane as reckless as he does. He needs to get smarter and use his speed/quickness to get around people, not plow into them.

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It is truly amazing how many assists Wall doesn't get simply because his teammates miss wide open shots.

Despite all that, he's on a triple double pace tonight.

---------- Post added February-20th-2012 at 10:12 PM ----------

These refs are making **** up on the fly.

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---------- Post added February-20th-2012 at 10:03 PM ----------

[/color]John just ran into a Wall

Wall will not hold up long in this league if he continues to drive the lane as reckless as he does. He needs to get smarter and use his speed/quickness to get around people, not plow into them.

agree...he needs to practice a floater all summer long. I do think he's done better with slowing down a bit lately and letting the game come to him...but he is still going to have relapses

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I would have given up my left testicle to have been able to land Gortat in that Arenas deal. Would have thrown in virtually any 2 players Orlando would have asked for.

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Anyone else notice the wizards have stopped moving on offense? They are all witnesses... To another loss if they don't start moving there feet again. Suns aren't exactly young and they are running around like they get paid by the step.

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Is there a foul per 48 stat? I'd love to see Vesely on that.

---------- Post added February-20th-2012 at 10:45 PM ----------

That last stretch of play by Nick & JaVale was comical. 55-54 lead to a 62-55 deficit.

The 16 foot hook shot got the face palm. Haha!

But... Everyone else is standing around. Wizards look out of energy and ideas.

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Yep, this one is slipping away.

---------- Post added February-20th-2012 at 10:51 PM ----------

Vesely's gotta work on that fouling problem. He's an asset on defense, but the constant fouls are putting him on the bench shortly after he enters the game.

---------- Post added February-20th-2012 at 10:54 PM ----------

So from 55-54 to losing 85-60...........

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Ernie could have traded for Gortat which would have been a MAJOR asset for this team. Actually no, that would make too much sense and a move that a GOOD GM would make :(

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This game is a coaching and mental breakdown. They just stopped moving and everything was a one man offense or a one pass and up. They were very slow getting back on offense as a result. Coach should have spotted that and players shouldn't have fallen into a lull as soon as they took the lead.

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Jordan Crawford is a cancer to this team. Typical street ball me first shot chucking scrub.

Ahem 7/10 20points

Young on the other hand has 4 points on 11 shots... And turns it over as I type this.

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Jordan Crawford is a cancer to this team. Typical street ball me first shot chucking scrub.

I'd rather have him than Young at this point. At least Crawford isn't one dimensional, he will pass on occasion. He's actually a decent passer when he wants to be, Young is a one dimensional, inconsistent, black hole.

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Ahem 7/10 20points

Young on the other hand has 4 points on 11 shots.

Points don't mean anything. I don't care about points. He plays no defense, constantly turns the ball over, is a ball hog and only plays one on one basketball.He has the basketball IQ of a rock. He scores in meaningless garbage time against bench players and signifies and whines on every non call. I want him off this team or limit his minutes. He's nothing more than a 1 on 1 player. You have plenty of those guys in the league who may be use to "playground ball" and they don't even sniff the court on other teams. Jordan Crawford needs to be in street clothes every game. Give the minutes to a "real" NBA player that actually understands the game of basketball and knows how to run plays.

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Points don't mean anything. I don't care about points. He plays no defense, constantly turns the ball over, is a ball hog and only plays one on one basketball.He has the basketball IQ of a rock. He scores in meaningless garbage time against bench players and signifies and whines on every non call. I want him off this team or limit his minutes. He's nothing more than a 1 on 1 player. You have plenty of those guys in the league who may be use to "playground ball" and they don't even sniff the court on other teams. Jordan Crawford needs to be in street clothes every game. Give the minutes to a "real" NBA player that actually understands the game of basketball and knows how to run plays.

You could literally apply those same characteristics to almost every player on the Wizards right now.

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This is not a team. These are just 5 guys wearing the same uniform on the floor together.

---------- Post added February-21st-2012 at 04:14 AM ----------

Is it comical or sad that some Wizards fans are praying for the return of Ronnie Turiaf?

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