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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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how long before CP3 forces his way out of OKC? They gonna get even more picks when they flip him lol. might as well rename their team to the Oklahoma City Assets

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I know the thunder are Scrooge McDuck diving into a vault of 1st round picks right now but can it be said one last time how hilarious the thunder failed to now have to trade Westbrook to his preferred destination with harden when they had both of them already together and blew it because they were cheap.   

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3 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Chris Paul just cemented his status as a great player who'll never win a ring.

 

i could see him hanging around til like 40, sitting on the end of the bench ring chasing

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and they will add to it when the inevitably flip CP3 around the deadline

 

they could be set up really nice 23-26. No telling what houston or LAC will look like then, those could easily be high picks

 

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48 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

SIXTY WINS

This is like smacking a running blender with a baseball bat.  I may get league pass now.

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Before NFL Training Camp can even start, I'm ready for the NBA Season. Gonna be a long few months. lol If the Redskins are trash, it's going to be even longer.

 

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The players ran roughshod over OKC.  That is an unfavorable trade for them.  They did it to make Westbrook happy rather than do what was best for the organization.

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2 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

The players ran roughshod over OKC.  That is an unfavorable trade for them.  They did it to make Westbrook happy rather than do what was best for the organization.

 

Westbrook's a declining player who's game probably won't age well. I think they did about as good as could be expected. They're clearly not interested in competing for anything in the short term

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55 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

they could be set up really nice 23-26. No telling what houston or LAC will look like then, those could easily be high picks 

 

The Clippers picks could be good, but Houston never picks in the lottery.  OKC will probably be worse than them because they're probably going to rebuild the hard way, so the swaps won't come into play.

 

Houston getting protections on those firsts was a win for them.  They'll convey and be 20s picks probably.  So the final score of this will be OKC trading an All-NBA player who won an MVP award two seasons ago, signed to a long term deal, for a worse player and worse contract and a couple of late firsts that won't convey for five years.

 

It was a sweetheart deal for Westbrook.  He's probably earned it, but it's a kick in the balls.

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The Rockets' style of basketball is already unwatchable, I can't imagine what its going to look like with two shot jackers fighting over shots. Can Russ defer to Harden since it's his team?

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

I think Rockets will be better than people expect. They got two MVPs maybe Russ will get his shot back. Hopefully, at least his ft. 

 

I'm hoping they don't go straight Highlander on each other talking about "there can only be one".  I'm sure they are friends, but they haven't had to share the ball with each other in years.

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8 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

The Clippers picks could be good, but Houston never picks in the lottery.  OKC will probably be worse than them because they're probably going to rebuild the hard way, so the swaps won't come into play.

 

Houston getting protections on those firsts was a win for them.  They'll convey and be 20s picks probably.  So the final score of this will be OKC trading an All-NBA player who won an MVP award two seasons ago, signed to a long term deal, for a worse player and worse contract and a couple of late firsts that won't convey for five years.

 

It was a sweetheart deal for Westbrook.  He's probably earned it, but it's a kick in the balls.

 

Do the Houston picks have protections?  I haven't see that.

 

By 2024, Houston is still going to be in trouble.  Who knows what 2026 brings.  Even the 2025 pick swap might end up having value.

 

People talking about them getting more for Paul, I think are wrong.  If they can find somebody to take his contract, they'll be happy.

 

The only way they get much for Paul is if they take some bad contracts back.

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7 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Westbrook's a declining player who's game probably won't age well. I think they did about as good as could be expected. They're clearly not interested in competing for anything in the short term 

 

There is just no way that two late firsts 5 years from now is the best they could get for Westbrook.  That is a pathetic haul for an All-NBA player locked up on a long term deal.  They did this to make Westbrook happy.  They succumbed to pressure to move him and sold bottom dollar on him.

 

Teams like Minnesota and Phoenix and Chicago and Orlando and even Miami could have easily beaten that Houston offer.  But Westbrook ran the show on this move, not Presti.

 

For all the success they've had in drafting and developing players, Presti is a weak GM and he is hampered by very weak ownership.  I can respect a front office that treats its best players like partners, and i think this can be a healthy approach to running their business.  But you're never supposed to be the junior partner.  That organization got preyed upon and exploited by their star players and their competitors.

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10 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

It was a sweetheart deal for Westbrook.  He's probably earned it, but it's a kick in the balls.

 

I'm sure someone brought up Boston showing its possible to have too many assets and that having all those picks by itself isn't actually a plan.  I agree they coulda got more, but a second haul like they got for PG would've been straight overkill.  I respect them for not banishing him to the Knicks and instead giving him a last chance to win a ring with his boy.

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1 minute ago, PeterMP said:

Do the Houston picks have protections?  I haven't see that.

 

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27171170/sources-okc-trades-russ-rockets-paul

 



The Rockets will send guard Chris Paul, two protected first-round picks (2024 and 2026) and two pick swaps (2021 and 2025) to the Thunder, league sources told ESPN.

17 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

I think Rockets will be better than people expect. They got two MVPs maybe Russ will get his shot back. Hopefully, at least his ft. 

 

They made out like bandits in this deal.  They gave up minimal draft value to turn a legitimate problem into an All-NBA player who is three years younger.  This was an incredibly fortunate turn of events for a team whose window was effectively closed a week ago.

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4 minutes ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

 

Yeah, really would have pushed for at least the later one not to be protected.

 

Though, I think Russ also has limited value out there.

 

It would be interesting to know what other options they had.

 

Russ has been MVP, but I think most teams would give up more for Beal because he has more flexibility on where he fits in and so has move value (for example).

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48 minutes ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

The Rockets' style of basketball is already unwatchable, I can't imagine what its going to look like with two shot jackers fighting over shots. Can Russ defer to Harden since it's his team?

 

Its worth it just to to see Beal's head explode when Westbrook passes up Harden, going for glory, then proceeds to throw up a Roaring '20s brick

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Maybe in a vacuum Westbrook is better than somebody like Beal, but I think Beal actually would have more demand so actually gets you more.

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