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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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Leonard needs to find away to get other people involved in the offense earlier.  He does it all early, and now he's out of gas.  They need to run plays for other people and use Leonard as decoy some.

 

They also need to play better defense.

 

Also Raptors bench is caving again, like last year.  Sixers are generally considered to have a bad bench, but it has out scored the Raptors bench the last 2 games.  And their 6th man didn't has even been hurt (playing today, but a total nonfactor).

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2 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

Lowry is such a fraud. 

 

Gotta dump him this summer and blow this thing up.

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Basketball is the only game where I wonder how current players would stack up against stars from the past.  And yet it's the sport I'm the least into amongst baseball and football.  When I'm watching baseball, I never wonder if Mike Trout would have done well against Nolan Ryan or Steve Carlton.  I never wonder if Joe Montana would be a good qb today.

 

But watching Embiid, I can't help but wonder how he'd have done against Shaq, Ewing, Hakeem, Malone, Wilt, Russell, etc.  

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4 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Basketball is the only game where I wonder how current players would stack up against stars from the past.  And yet it's the sport I'm the least into amongst baseball and football.  When I'm watching baseball, I never wonder if Mike Trout would have done well against Nolan Ryan or Steve Carlton.  I never wonder if Joe Montana would be a good qb today.

 

But watching Embiid, I can't help but wonder how he'd have done against Shaq, Ewing, Hakeem, Malone, Wilt, Russell, etc.  

 

At the moment, I'm fairly confident, they would all shut him down. He would test them with his range if his jumper is falling, but if his first move fails, he doesn't have counters in his game right now.

 

he needs to slim down some and add some counters in the post to take his game to the next level. it is pretty damn scary that his game still has more levels to go to

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8 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

At the moment, I'm fairly confident, they would all shut him down. He would test them with his range if his jumper is falling, but if his first move fails, he doesn't have counters in his game right now.

 

he needs to slim down some and add some counters in the post to take his game to the next level. it is pretty damn scary that his game still has more levels to go to

 

The game was different then.  Conventional post-counters are essentially irrelevant today.  Skyhooks that were the staple of Hakeem's and Kareem's offense are not good post-offense today given the amount of lower body contact allowed.  It is hard to shoot a hook like that when somebody's got a forearm on your hip and is pushing you away from the basket.  Balance is key. 

 

Certainly, any 1st move is going to bring considerable (legal) lower body contact that's going to push the big off their spot that makes a 2nd move that much harder.  They've also changed the illegal defense rule.  Today, you got one move and then if you don't get rid of the ball you are surrounded by 3 people that are all pushing on your lower body.  Kevin McHale's offense would be useless today.

 

The only player that is playing in a comparable game to Embiid was Shaq and even Shaq played under the old illegal defense rules. that limited the ability to double and triple team him. 

 

Embiid's biggest problem in terms of post-offense is he's actually trying emulate those guys, and he doesn't pass (quick) enough when he can't get a quick/easy shot.  He turns the ball over too much or ends up taking a bad shot because he doesn't see double and triple teams coming that those guys never had to deal with.

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We're gonna witness a murder tinight, imo. All 4, or 3/4 Dubs will be feeling it tonight, and the Rockets  will be put down hard

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6 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

We're gonna witness a murder tinight, imo. All 4, or 3/4 Dubs will be feeling it tonight, and the Rockets  will be put down hard

 

tomorrow night

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6 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

We're gonna witness a murder tinight, imo. All 4, or 3/4 Dubs will be feeling it tonight, and the Rockets  will be put down hard

 

That game is Saturday.  Maybe there’ll be a murder in Boston tonight, tho.

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1 hour ago, Warhead36 said:

The Raptors are gonna suck when Kawhi leaves in the summer

 

Time for Ujiri to jump ship and take over the Wizards.

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2 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

What are y'all gonna so with Beal. Lotta chatter about him potentially moving on

 

Depends on if he makes all-pro or not, he wouldn't turn down supermax anymore then Wall did.  The word on the street is he wants to come back, he'd essentially be taking over the face of the franchise with what's happened to Wall (they don't even really run ads with Wall in them anymore).

 

Wizards fans have their different opinions on what they want to do, but I see our owner is obsessed with having one big 3 to the next one, so he's not going to want to let Beal go, imo.

51 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

Time for Ujiri to jump ship and take over the Wizards.

 

Even after seeing him build one team collapse in the playoffs after the other?

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56 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

Time for Ujiri to jump ship and take over the Wizards.

 

8 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

Depends on if he makes all-pro or not, he wouldn't turn down supermax anymore then Wall did.  The word on the street is he wants to come back, he'd essentially be taking over the face of the franchise with what's happened to Wall (they don't even really run ads with Wall in them anymore).

 

Wizards fans have their different opinions on what they want to do, but I see our owner is obsessed with having one big 3 to the next one, so he's not going to want to let Beal go, imo.

 

Even after seeing him build one team collapse in the playoffs after the other?

 

Exactly what I was saying, if he couldn't build a winner in Toronto what makes you think he would build a championship team here. Would the Wizards finally break that "Not going to the ECF since 1979" curse??? 

 

1979, people. 🤣 That is 4 decades. 1980's, 1990's, 2000's, 2010's, 

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20 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

Even after seeing him build one team collapse in the playoffs after the other?

 

I put that more on Lowry's competition anxiety

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30 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

I put that more on Lowry's competition anxiety

 

One player?  Most of the team acts like him sometimes.

4 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

Y’all acting like y’all are more successful than the raptors now?

Beggars can’t be picky 

 

I don't want just any culture here just because ours was so bad.  I prefer the rumor of the Pacers gm, see what they did without their best player.

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2 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

One player?  Most of the team acts like him sometimes.

 

DeRozan has fraud tendencies too even in San Antonio....it's contagious 

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1 minute ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

 

DeRozan has fraud tendencies too even in San Antonio....it's contagious 

 

That last possession 😐

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