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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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Thoughts on episode 2?

Personally I thought it was a little slow.

the end was legit though. gonna be a lot of blasting going on for shane and otis to get out of that situation

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the end was legit though. gonna be a lot of blasting going on for shane and otis to get out of that situation

Yea, that is going to be a tough one to get out of. Also, I wonder where the Emergency Broadcast from episode one was coming from? Maybe from the High School and some people are still alive there but trapped?

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I think the show is perfect. The pacing is important, because there is more to the character development and the drama then just killing zombies.

I also like that the show hasn't followed the comic to the tee. The show has kind of created it's own timeline.

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the end was legit though. gonna be a lot of blasting going on for shane and otis to get out of that situation

Not sure why they didn't keep some flares for their exit. Poor planning, guys!

---------- Post added October-26th-2011 at 11:20 AM ----------

I think the show is perfect. The pacing is important, because there is more to the character development and the drama then just killing zombies.

I agree with this. If the show wants to last more than 1-2 seasons then they have to focus some on character development and relationships.

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so what's the consensus on Season 2 so far? Worthy show?

absolutely. i love it!

are we ever going to find out what the CDC guy said to Rick at the end of season 1? Or are we supposed to assume that it was something along the lines of "There is no cure"

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I think the show is perfect. The pacing is important, because there is more to the character development and the drama then just killing zombies.

I also like that the show hasn't followed the comic to the tee. The show has kind of created it's own timeline.

Don't get me wrong, I still LOVE the show, but there was little to no action this past week until the end. That being said, the fact that I get about 1 hour a day to watch TV maybe skews my level of judgement. lol

---------- Post added October-26th-2011 at 03:33 PM ----------

absolutely. i love it!

are we ever going to find out what the CDC guy said to Rick at the end of season 1? Or are we supposed to assume that it was something along the lines of "There is no cure"

I started to think more about that last night when ?Russel? (the vet) was talking about plagues and AIDS and such. Any chance he told him that it was man made? Something like "We Did This"?

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I don't get why the dead people in the cars they came up to on the highway aren't zombies.

This question was brought up to the shows producer, Frank Darabont, on the Talking Dead last week. He said it was possibly because of brain traumas caused by the crashes. I tend to think that a virus cannot spread in a dead body. So if the people died before they were bitten, they wouldn't change in to walkers.

Edited by John Lydon

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Not sure why they didn't keep some flares for their exit. Poor planning, guys!

Or why they haven't swapped the craptastic RV for something a little newer? lol

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Or why they haven't swapped the craptastic RV for something a little newer? lol

I know right, they need to find one of those Madden Cruisers!

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How long can they drag out trying to find the little girl? She wasn't in the woods, not at the church, not in the tent, she wasn't eaten. I mean where could she have possibly gone. We also still don't know about the Dumb Redneck who cut his hand off in Season 1, I wonder if he will show back up. This show is pretty good and it makes me think about playing Resident Evil back in day even more so than the actual Resident Evil movies themselves which I think left alot to be desired.

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I think the show is perfect. The pacing is important, because there is more to the character development and the drama then just killing zombies.

I also like that the show hasn't followed the comic to the tee. The show has kind of created it's own timeline.

Hasnt followed it to a T? The Television show doesn't really follow the comic at all. This is kind of nice though as it does kind of make it's own time line. Sort of like the same results on an alternate time line.

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Hasnt followed it to a T? The Television show doesn't really follow the comic at all. This is kind of nice though as it does kind of make it's own time line. Sort of like the same results on an alternate time line.

I guess it still keeps some major plot points. Like Carl getting shot and finding the farm.

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Two episodes in and its great so far. I like this better than them sitting around the camp site in season 1. Much better.

I am glad they are not following the books to a "T" as I read them for several years and they get rather gruesome, stuff that I would not care to watch.

The show was also renewed for a 3rd season as well... nice!!!!!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Lucaxmen/news/?a=48860

Edited by USS Redskins

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Two episodes in and its great so far. I like this better than them sitting around the camp site in season 1. Much better.

I am glad they are not following the books to a "T" as I read them for several years and they get rather gruesome, stuff that I would not care to watch.

The show was also renewed for a 3rd season as well... nice!!!!!

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Lucaxmen/news/?a=48860

The show also opened with the biggest audience in the demo for any drama show. http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/10/17/walking-dead-season-2-premiere/

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I like the show but feel like Season 2 isn't quite as good as Season 1 yet. Just seems like not much has happened.

They got stuck, girl got lost, boy got shot.

Was anyone else cracking up when T-Dawg (sp?) started his rant on whitey? The other guy's look was pretty priceless.

Overall not as good as I was hoping but still good and better than almost anything else on TV right now. I think I might look to see if they have a collection TBP of the comics.

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Or why they haven't swapped the craptastic RV for something a little newer? lol

Like a tank? I still have no idea why dude in the tank didn't try to lay waste to all of the zombies with the 105/120mm and the .50 cal coaxial. I realize AMC might not want to foot the bill for expensive special effects, but a .50 cal? Come on ... at least give us that one.

---------- Post added October-26th-2011 at 02:13 PM ----------

so what's the consensus on Season 2 so far? Worthy show?

Yes. It's a great show, particularly when you consider it's on AMC and not HBO.

Edited by Madison Redskin

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Walking Dead... hmmm totally thought this was a reference to the state of the Redskins offensive injuries list lol

That being said love the show!

Hail!!!

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They get a c'mon man from me for the last episode. The little girl is still lost and hasn't come back zombiefied and eaten her mother yet.

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Yeah, so the wife and I had a Walking Dead marathon on Wednesday night. We sat down for 7 hours straight and watched the entire first season on netflix...then watched the season 2 premiere...

HOLY CRAP DUDE. I'm so glad I decided to hop on the bandwagon of this show. I'M ALL IN. can't wait to see what happens on sunday night..

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Yeah, so the wife and I had a Walking Dead marathon on Wednesday night. We sat down for 7 hours straight and watched the entire first season on netflix...then watched the season 2 premiere...

HOLY CRAP DUDE. I'm so glad I decided to hop on the bandwagon of this show. I'M ALL IN. can't wait to see what happens on sunday night..

Season 2 is two episodes in already.

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