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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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Love this show, but its turning into how I used to feel about Survivor back in the day...almost as much about rooting for someone to get "voted off" as it is rooting for someone to win challenges and such...I want the useless mother to just die. Just go away, whether they find the girl or not.

Whereas in this last episode, when the blond chick and Daryl were out in the woods alone, I started actually liking her...I can see her being the one ****ing woman on this show that learns how to defend herself and act like a leader, rather than useless dead weight. This is her rough period, but I see her coming through and being kind of a bad ass, with that tortured past.

On that note: they've got all this down time (before the events of this season) while they're traveling, why the hell aren't the women and less skilled men getting constant self-defense lessons, lessons on how to shoot (idk how to do this without wasting ammo, but still), how to handle yourself in a 1-on-1 close encounter with a zombie, and quietly stab it in the brain, etc. I mean, you're living in a world overtaken by these mother****ers, and you're gonna fall on the ground screaming when one gets close? Come on. Especially the blond chick who wanted to die anyways. Part of the reason why I think she'd eventually make a great fearless leader-type is because she doesn't give a **** if she dies...and yet the episode where she's contemplating shooting herself in the head, she ****s her pants and starts having a mental breakdown while being attacked by a zombie? Idk, maybe they wanted to show that she DID want to live, she just didn't know it till then.

I'm not saying I want a group full of elite zombie-hunters where they're all badasses, but come on. They should all be more competent than they are, outside of Sherrif and Shane and Daryl.

I kind of disagree with you last paragraph. Think about it. These are normal people in a world that has gone to ****. They are not going to just step out of their shell shock and become skilled with melee weapons. Sorry not going to happen. At least last night started the talk about weapons trainiing. This is still very early in the zombie era world. The thing you always have to remember in this show is that the characters are the most important and the zombies are just a set piece.

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If anyone is interested in reading the comics, I see that the opcinhumor.com site is back up. The site was taken down in July. Copyright issues? Its back now though and all issues except for the last three are on there.

The comic is a much better story than the TV show...but by reading the comic you will spoil most of what you are watching the show for.

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...I knew that dumb **** was going to do something like that...(the blonde female who begged for a gun)

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...I knew that dumb **** was going to do something like that...(the blonde female who begged for a gun)

My girlfriend and I are sitting here pissed. And the smirk she had on her face

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My girlfriend and I are sitting here pissed. And the smirk she had on her face

yeh, i actually had to go post as a vent...that happens about once a year :ols:

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well...now I knew something was going to up with the head of that house...like hiding that he's some cult type leader with a dark side...but i didn't figure it would involve the rhythmically challenged group...

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Hershel may think there is still hope for them

He doesn't seem to be that stupid. It's got to be for something else.

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Anyone have an explanation for why they would keep the walkers?

why do i try to be subtle and not to give stuff away in case someone didn't see it tonight when we have guys like you :D

and yes, i can immediately think of an explanation...but i'm not going to tell you :)

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well...now I knew something was going to up with the head of that house...like hiding that he's some cult type leader with a dark side...but i didn't figure it would involve the rhythmically challenged group...

same! i knew there was something seriously suspect going on there

---------- Post added November-13th-2011 at 10:04 PM ----------

i also wonder if Darrel is going to go off the deep end

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why do i try to be subtle and not to give stuff away in case someone didn't see it tonight when we have guys like you :D

and yes, i can immediately think of an explanation...but i'm not going to tell you :)

Anyone coming in here after it's aired should know we will obviously be talking about the most recent episode. Anything that has aired is fair game. This is common knowledge.

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Anyone coming in here after it's aired should know we will obviously be talking about the most recent episode. Anything that has aired is fair game. This is common knowledge.

I was messin with ya in a friendly eway, iggy, but don't tell me what's "common knowledge" on this site ;) :evilg: :D

(and I an just kidding again in case the smiley's don't let ya know) :)

---------- Post added November-13th-2011 at 07:18 PM ----------

Ninja it!

I'll Pm ya... watching Hell on Wheels now :)

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No wonder he's been so eager to get the "guests" away. Now Glen will tell everyone their secret next episode. Speaking of whihc, how lucky is Glen? Only **** during the zombie apocalypse getting laid. Must be nice. haha

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I'll Pm ya... watching Hell on Wheels now :)

Only took two episodes for HoW to surpass this show.

A bit sad. So much promise flushed away.

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Okay...im getting kinda bored.

Im all for character development and all, but things have slowed WAY down. First season of this show was a non-stop adrenaline rush. All out chaos.

And now, for the third episode in a row, they're walking the woods looking for the girl. Yawn.

Can anybody who has read the comics tell Me if things pick up anytime soon without spoiling anything?

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Only took two episodes for HoW to surpass this show.

A bit sad. So much promise flushed away.

Hell on wheels is excellent. My only concerns is there seem to be a few too many storylines thus far. But so far I love it

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