• Blog Entries

    • By Destino in ES Coverage
         1
      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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

kiingspadee

Teams in "the red" (under 2 million in space) as of week two

Recommended Posts

Just trying to keep guys updated on what your cap space looks like. Since you are under 2 million I suggest that you start looking at the contract year players and seeing where that money may be going or not going.

Rams - 1,673,000

Vikings - 453,062

Chargers - 153,000

Chargers and Rams I looked through and you have quite a bit of guys in contract years so you may need to start saying your good-byes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When it was the point system they were over the cap. I changed it back to the NFL style deals and they had alot of space.

It gave me a bit of space, but ive traded almost all my older big names and went younger, so that helped.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My team is the Texans, I need help. I'm under 1 million. I can't re-sign Mario Williams or A. Foster. Wanted to know, if at the end of year will teams cap go up? If not I'm screwed!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My team is the Texans, I need help. I'm under 1 million. I can't re-sign Mario Williams or A. Foster. Wanted to know, if at the end of year will teams cap go up? If not I'm screwed!

Lm suggests it and Imean am doing that with my league. It wont go up much so a chance you may have to let go one of them. It sucks but even irl sometimes they can't keep their guy they want to because too much money

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you give me some advice on how to get my salary under controll, since you have more expierence w/ this. I thought I got it, but apparently not. I have 21 players in a contract year. Most I plan on not resigning, like Mcnabb for 7.3. So I dont plan on making anymore roster moves for the rest of the season. There are a few players that I would like to resign. I thought that LM would at least give me the available salary for next season totaling the amt of the salaries for the players that are in a contract year, to allow me to resign players, but it doesnt. (did I explain that so you understand?) So if I want to resign some players do I cut all the ones I dont plan on keeping, right after I play my last game for this season. Would that open up the available cap space? There are a few players I dont want to hit the open market, and would like to lock up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Seriously....Does LM ever work?

yeah I was on there quite a bit this evening. You gotta cut the guy some slack - it's one guy trying to make Madden better. Top notch servers cost $$

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How much do you think the cap will go up for next season.

Honestly I need to talk to Lavar. I am seriously interested in just adjusting back to the Point Based system. it is much easier to maintain and in another test league I have we are testing out the actual salaries and a lot of issues come up for us.

For instance we have a player in his contract year and the person is trying to resign them - his contract right now is 1.5 million but to resign him he'd have to spend 10 million? Just becoming a headache. I feel much more comfortable running with the point based

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Honestly I need to talk to Lavar. I am seriously interested in just adjusting back to the Point Based system. it is much easier to maintain and in another test league I have we are testing out the actual salaries and a lot of issues come up for us.

For instance we have a player in his contract year and the person is trying to resign them - his contract right now is 1.5 million but to resign him he'd have to spend 10 million? Just becoming a headache. I feel much more comfortable running with the point based

I see what you mean, I have a guy that has a salary or 300k. and when I go t resign him, he wants over 3 million, 10x his current salary, and he's like a 60. Any insight on how to open up availbe cap space to resign people. See above post.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.