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      ES Coverage: Giants vs Redskins 
       
      12/9/18
       
      DEFEAT!!!
       
      Giants 40 - Redskins 16
       
      Greetings friends, JimmiJo here, and I am joined by my shivering partner, Spaceman Spiff. Together we will bring you this all important NFC East divisional matchup between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants.
       
      When I was last with you the Redskins had command of the division and there was optimism to spare. Since, devastating injuries to quarterbacks, linemen, and cornerbacks has left this team losers in 4-of-5 contests.
       
      But there is still everything to play for, and if they can manage a victory today and the Eagles to the same Washington will once again have a share of the lead.
       
      I can dream can't I?
       
      On paper, the future looks grim. A continued collapse will start the questions about the future of personnel and perhaps leadership. Yes, we can certainly point to injuries as the primary reason the team is struggling. But the record earlier in the year was masking some issues with the squad. No real arial threat. An inconsistent running game. And a defense that has been anything but consistent.
       
      But these are questions for another time. Today, it is just two teams looking for a win.
       
      See you at the half.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 32 RB Samaje Perine
      o   No. 46 RB Kapri Bibbs
      o   No. 52 LB Ryan Anderson
      o   No. 63 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 66 G Tony Bergstrom
      o   No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley
       
      JimmiJo
       
      I was happy to see players like Josh Johnson and Byron Marshall in the game. The marquee guys did not earn the right to play following the disastrous first half. It was historically bad.
       
      Never before had the Washington Redskins trailed by as much as the 34-0 deficit they entertained today at the half.
       
      I remarked to one of the writers that in 13-seasons I had never seen this team so outplayed as today. The offense led by Mark Sanchez was throw-up in mouth bad. At no point did you feel like they would or could score.
       
      I tweeted before the game that it is time for Daniel Snyder to replaced head coach Jay Gruden. Yes injuries are the headline. But the offense was poor before the injuries.
       
      No aerial threat and an inconsistent rushing. They only seemed to score 20-points per game.
       
      What they did do well was hold on to the ball. And the defense was a takeover machine the first half of the year.
      But turnovers tend to even out.
       
      So I was more than glad to see those ‘backups’ play. All they did was show they should have been playing in the first half.
       
      Especially Johnson. Take a look at your Redskins’ starter the rest of the way. From his first snap the offense looked different. There was energy. There was life.
       
      And there was threat.
       
      Johnson played with more command, accuracy and imagination than Mark Sanchez. He looked much more the accomplished quarterback.
       
      A word on Josh Doctson. You are an idiot. Without the stupid penalty you are not letting the safety out-position you to make the pick with 5-minutes left.
       
      Following this game, staring at the standings and considering possible scenarios for getting in the playoffs is fools’ gold. It is all about assessing who it worth keeping for next year.
       
      I don’t believe head coach Jay Gruden is going to make the list. Nor should he. He has had nore than enough time to do something here. He had Kirk Cousins’ starting over 3-full seasons.
       
      He had his chance.
       
      I tweeted before the game team owner Daniel Snyder should let Gruden go and bring in Mike McCarthy. Washington Post writer (and friend) Rick Snider made a great counterpoint to that idea:
       
      “Why would McCarthy want to come here? He has better options,” he said.
       
      That sure feels like the truth. And if so, it may explain why Gruden is fast becoming one of the most tenured coaches in the league.
       
      This was my last game for this season. I would like to thank Extremeskins and the team for the opportunity this year. I will see you guys next year.
       
      Let me go on the record now and say I do not think Jay Gruden's position here is secure. Not with the likes of Mike McCarthy available.

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Car knocked off the Bay Bridge in collision with truck

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BAY BRIDGE, Md -

Anne Arundel County and state officials say a collision with a tractor-trailer pushed a car over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and 40 feet into the water.

The State Highway Administration reported that the accident happened about 8:25 p.m. Friday near exit 32 eastbound, at the Sandy Point overpass.

Authorities say the female driver of the car was able to get out of the vehicle and swim to a jetty where she was subsequently rescued.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22889570/car-goes-into-water-after-crash-at-bay-bridge#ixzz2ZY3MXPBn

Amazing she's alive.

~Bang

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Wow! Glad she's ok.

As I understand it, there are people who are frightened to death of that bridge. Also, I understand that people are paid to drive other's cars over the bridge.

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how she survived this is a miracle.  I ususally travel with  my daughter to the beach around that time on fridays and cant imagine that happening as it would be nearly impossible to rescue myself but i keep thinking how would I be able to save her since she is all strapped in her car seat......

 

this woman is just lucky it didnt happen in the middle of the bridge.

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that beach is just not designed for cars going at high school without a high guardrail.  it doesn't take too much for a car to over in certain areas.  

 

if this happened to me, i wouldn't have survived. 

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What worries me is how to get my kid or kids out in the event this happens. 

 

how to get out of car sinking in deep water:

 

"POGO"

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Yeah, definitely one of my top fears, although it helps that the water was only 8 feet deep.

 

that beach is just not designed for cars going at high school without a high guardrail.

 


Seriously, the truck driver had no business taking his 18-wheeler onto that beach. But to be fair, you're right, everyone knows this was one of those beaches that's designed for cars with at least a college-level education.

 

:P

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that beach is just not designed for cars going at high school without a high guardrail.  it doesn't take too much for a car to over in certain areas.  

 

if this happened to me, i wouldn't have survived. 

 

 

Autocorrect Post of the Week.

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Amazing.  Someone was born under a lucky star.  I've driven over that bridge many times and never really felt unsafe.  Just shows how short the distance is between normal and tragedy.

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Amazing.  Someone was born under a lucky star.  I've driven over that bridge many times and never really felt unsafe.  Just shows how short the distance is between normal and tragedy.

 

Living next to the Bay Bridge, there is plenty of tragedy there.  Bad stuff happens ALL the time.  Accidents, jumpers, deaths, bridge pieces falling off, etc.

 

There are plenty of people who drive it tend to fear it.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2331679/Chesapeake-Bay-bridge-The-Maryland-bridge-terrifying-locals-pay-25-company-shuttle-car.html

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Wow! Glad she's ok.

As I understand it, there are people who are frightened to death of that bridge. Also, I understand that people are paid to drive other's cars over the bridge.

 

 

I get nervous going over that bridge.

 

 

I get nervous as hell on that bridge.  Not to the point where I'd consider paying someone to drive me across, but still, it's scary as ****.  Honestly can't believe that this is the first incident.  I've often thought that those rails aren't big/strong enough looking to hold a car going back at a decent speed.

 

Going across to the Eastern shore is the worst, IIRC because it's two lanes, you're up against the rail no matter what.  Coming back is better because it's three lanes.  I sit in the middle.

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Wow! Glad she's ok.

As I understand it, there are people who are frightened to death of that bridge. Also, I understand that people are paid to drive other's cars over the bridge.

 

 

>I get nervous going over that bridge.

 

 

I get nervous as hell on that bridge.  Not to the point where I'd consider paying someone to drive me across, but still, it's scary as ****.  Honestly can't believe that this is the first incident.  I've often thought that those rails aren't big/strong enough looking to hold a car going back at a decent speed.

 

Going across to the Eastern shore is the worst, IIRC because it's two lanes, you're up against the rail no matter what.  Coming back is better because it's three lanes.  I sit in the middle.

 

Sometimes west bound is 3 lanes. A lot of times it's two lanes. With 1 lane dedicated to east bound traffic. I like to drive eastbound on the westbound side to freak out my wife.

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for some reason, i'm not freaked out by the bridge at all, even though i have a pretty normal fear of heights. 

 

i was on the bridge this weekend and was looking for the spot where the car went over, but couldnt see anything. i expected some kind of scrapes or damage to the concrete wall. weird. 

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Someone mentioned the Nice Bridge. I remember driving across that abut 5 years ago, in a full on downpour, barely being able to make out the bus in front of me. One of the freakiest moments I've ever experienced driving.

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