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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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Couldn't disagree more, vis. And listening to Lauren talk about the character's developmental arc to date just confirms my take. :)

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To me Andrea's storyline this season has been ridiculously drawn out and repetitive.

It's made it incredibly hard to watch her stupidly falling for the Governor's crap all season and then waffle back and forth about which side to trust.

Now when she decides to leave, she makes it to the prison but is captured again anyway. Ridiculous and pretty annoying.

Andrea really wants to make peace between the prison and Woodbury. She was giving the Governor leeway, because she's more concerned with the real enemy (walkers) than the battle between the groups. Until she saw that he really didn't care about anyone else and was really a psychopath, she was working toward that end.

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Couldn't disagree more, vis. And listening to Lauren talk about the character's developmental arc to date just confirms my take. :)

I completely agree Jumbo. After listening to Laurie (not Lauren) on Talking Dead, it shines a light on it.

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I'd been thinking of Laurie's (thanks for the correction) description of Andrea's journey to date earlier this season, because I too was initially annoyed by some things, but then when I reviewed the matter as a whole it came together pretty solid, IMV.

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Not sure if this is pertinent or not, but that tune the Governor was whistling might have been something that he whistled to his daughter (like a goodnight song or something)...

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Andrea really wants to make peace between the prison and Woodbury. She was giving the Governor leeway, because she's more concerned with the real enemy (walkers) than the battle between the groups. Until she saw that he really didn't care about anyone else and was really a psychopath, she was working toward that end.

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I completely agree Jumbo. After listening to Laurie (not Lauren) on Talking Dead, it shines a light on it.

I didn't watch Talking Dead, but I can't imagine she said anything that would make up for how badly her character has been handled this season.

I understand her trying to work for peace between the two places, and she had definitely become much more tolerable of late,

Still, far too much time was wasted this season making her look like an idiot.

And when she finally wises up, to have her almost make it to the prison and then get captured like that was a pretty big slap in the face to the viewers in my opinion.

And it seems like they're trying to do something similar with Tyrese.

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Didn't see Talking Dead, did they explain how the governor beat off the hoard of zombies (I counted more zombies than ammo that gun holds) and still have time to catch up to Andrea at the prison? Did she take the scenic route again?

As much as I love this show, this is starting to get frustrating. Just kill him already and move on!

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As much as I love this show, this is starting to get frustrating. Just kill him already and move on!

couldn't agree more.

Love this show. I get the "build up" and everything. But its starting to feel like season 2 at the farmhouse all over again. Each episode has less and less substance and actual plot advancement, and more and more filler/bullcrap.

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Didn't see Talking Dead, did they explain how the governor beat off the hoard of zombies (I counted more zombies than ammo that gun holds) and still have time to catch up to Andrea at the prison? Did she take the scenic route again?

As much as I love this show, this is starting to get frustrating. Just kill him already and move on!

I watched a little of it, but it didn't explain in the part I saw. I would assume that he used the shovel he had to beat off what he couldn't shoot, then drove most of the way back to the prison to catch up to Andrea. Of course, why she approached through the trees and not out in the open so Rick and the group could clear a path for her I can't figure out.

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Of course, why she approached through the trees and not out in the open so Rick and the group could clear a path for her I can't figure out.

because she's Andrea lol. seriously though, a lot of decisions she makes leave me thinking "wtf"

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Sounds like some of you guys need to stop watching serialized dramas and switch back over to Law and Order. Or a movie....

That said, Andrea is pretty ****ing stupid. Who thinks it's an acceptable idea to leave Woodbury and run all the way to the prison with nothing but a pocket knife?

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He took the keys to the truck, I'd imagine. ;)

Also (and this is not a spoiler) Lauren Holden says (on Talking Dead) Andrea never gave up the info about Shane/Rick/Laurie triangle and any question of the who was baby's father. She listed other ways the Gov could have known and even just speculated as a cunning sociopath form what basics she did give him about her former group during their initial closeness.

Thought it was a fine episode. The scenes in the dark building during the Andrea/Gov chase were great and a solid ending. I think they're doing a great job of working up to a finale so far.

Okay what am I missing? What does the governor know that we are speculating whether or not andrea gave up info about the Shane/Rick/Lori love triangle? I must have missed that part in the episode last night

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Okay what am I missing? What does the governor know that we are speculating whether or not andrea gave up info about the Shane/Rick/Lori love triangle? I must have missed that part in the episode last night

Not last night, but two episodes ago, when Rick and the Governor met in the shed (barn?). Governor mentioned to Rick something about "saving his people, his son, his baby girl".

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Not last night, but two episodes ago, when Rick and the Governor met in the shed (barn?). Governor mentioned to Rick something about "saving his people, his son, his baby girl".

Good call, that totally went over my head

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Who thinks it's an acceptable idea to leave Woodbury and run all the way to the prison with nothing but a pocket knife?

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Sounds like some of you guys need to stop watching serialized dramas and switch back over to Law and Order. Or a movie....

That said, Andrea is pretty ****ing stupid. Who thinks it's an acceptable idea to leave Woodbury and run all the way to the prison with nothing but a pocket knife?

What choice did she have? They took her gun. She decided to risk her life to warn the prison instead of sitting idly by and waiting for the Governor to slaughter them. Geographically, the prison is only a couple miles from Woodbury. Its not like she was going very far.

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She's an idiot if she didnt steal the truck/slash the gov's tires.

Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

Even if she couldn't steal the truck (and dammit, hotwiring cars should be a basic survival skill at this point) she was pretty simple to just assume he croaked. Slash the tires, yank the wiring out under the hood, something.

Of course when the script demands she get to try out Michonne's chair first these kind of things are irrelevant. Wonder what little Milton Muffin does when he peeks thru that window and sees her strapped in. He already showed me more cojones than I thought he had just torchin' the pit.

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She's an idiot if she didnt steal the truck/slash the gov's tires.

If youre going to call Andrea an idiot for what she did, dont propose alternatives which are even more idiotic.

How could she steal a truck? the only way vehicles can get in and out of woodbury is through the main gate, which is heavily guarded. Similarly, the vehicles are by the gate and heavily guarded. Even if she could have slashed a few tires, it wouldnt have stopped anything. Theyd kill Andrea, repair the tires and be on their way to massacre the prison. Andrea did the only thing she could do - she went to a potential exit that was only guarded by two of the newbies, who would be the least suspicious of her and most inclined to let her go. She asked them to come with her. They didnt.

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If youre going to call Andrea an idiot for what she did, dont propose alternatives which are even more idiotic.

How could she steal a truck? the only way vehicles can get in and out of woodbury is through the main gate, which is heavily guarded. Similarly, the vehicles are by the gate and heavily guarded. Even if she could have slashed a few tires, it wouldnt have stopped anything. Theyd kill Andrea, repair the tires and be on their way to massacre the prison. Andrea did the only thing she could do - she went to a potential exit that was only guarded by two of the newbies, who would be the least suspicious of her and most inclined to let her go. She asked them to come with her. They didnt.

I think he is talking about the Gov's truck that he parked outside the abandoned warehouse. Even then, she couldn't steal it if he had the keys. Why slash the tires if she thinks he's dead?

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Also, how about not wanting to even take time to try to slash those big mudder tires with her medium-sized knife and risk the SOB getting out past the walkers in time to take a shot? Of course, parsing all the plot details like this so obsessively is more the territory of we rabid viewers more than writers. :)

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I think the governor just found his way of obtaining M from Rick.

He'll use Andrea as trade bait. And if Rick doesn't do it, Andrea dies. If Rick gives up M, then M pretty much dies.

Ultimately, I think Rick will end up deciding which one will die by the end of the next episode. Might make him lose it, who knows.

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I think the governor just found his way of obtaining M from Rick.

He'll use Andrea as trade bait. And if Rick doesn't do it, Andrea dies. If Rick gives up M, then M pretty much dies.

Ultimately, I think Rick will end up deciding which one will die by the end of the next episode. Might make him lose it, who knows.

I could see this happening

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