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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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NFL.com: Browns waive Manziel (and other Browns related stuff--MET)

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100% Jabrill peppers hasn't signed his rookie participation agreement yet because once he does the NFL will make him submit to a drug test. Gotta clean out the ol' system first. VERY suspect. Only first rounder in the NFL to miss rookie camp because he hasn't signed a very standard post-draft agreement.

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That's messed up...Gregg W's defenses only work with a top notch safety to roam the field. Peppers would be a big part in revamping that D.

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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000836994/article/cleveland-browns-release-veteran-corner-joe-haden

 

Solid Cornerback, leader whose just 28 yrs. old, and a hometown kid, Fort Washington, MD to be exact, which is up the road from where I live. I think we should take a look at Joe Haden; at least to improve our CB depth, or at the most upgrade the CB position.

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Cut by the Browns this morning. Eligible to be signed at 4 PM. Got an NFL alert at about 4:15 that he was signing with the Steelers for basically the same amount the Browns wanted him to reduce his salary to. :rofl89:

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Meanwhile, in scenic Hamilton, Ontario...

 

ESPN: Johnny Manziel, eager to play in CFL, still in talks with Tiger-Cats

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20519200/eager-play-cfl-johnny-manziel-continuing-talks-hamilton-tiger-cats

 

Hamilton is currently 0-8, at the bottom of the East Division, and the entire league. The Ti-Cats have been my favorite CFL team for a while, but that could change if they sign Johnny Sleazeball.

 

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9 hours ago, MassSkinsFan said:

Meanwhile, in scenic Hamilton, Ontario...

 

ESPN: Johnny Manziel, eager to play in CFL, still in talks with Tiger-Cats

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20519200/eager-play-cfl-johnny-manziel-continuing-talks-hamilton-tiger-cats

 

Hamilton is currently 0-8, at the bottom of the East Division, and the entire league. The Ti-Cats have been my favorite CFL team for a while, but that could change if they sign Johnny Sleazeball.

 

Holy crap......he is still alive?  Surprised the hell outta me.

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PFT: Why won't Kaepernick, RGIII, Manziel consider CFL?

 

http://www.nbcsports.com/video/why-wont-colin-kaepernick-rgiii-johnny-manziel-consider-cfl

 

FYI - CFL rights to all 3 of these unemployed QBs are owned by the Hamilton Tiger Cats.

 

Plans to bring one of these guys to Hamilton may be on hold since the Ti-Cats have now won two in a row (pure speculation on my part) but I see Brandon Banks is on their roster. Maybe that could convince RGme to go to the armpit of Lake Ontario...

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Contrary to popular belief by American football fans, you need to know how to throw in the CFL. With only 3 downs, you also have to make fast reads and quick decisions. So...

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MANZIEL UPDATE: CFL CAREER SO FAR

 

Signed to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats prior to 2018 season

Played in 2 preseason games for Ti-Cats

First preseason series versus Toronto Argonauts:

 

After sitting on the bench for six games, traded to the Montreal Alouettes

So far, has played in 2 games for Montreal

Game 1 (against his old team) was a total disaster:

 

The second game versus the Ottawa Red Blacks was a big improvement (no INTs):

 

The Alouettes are dead last in the East division with a 1-7 record. There are still 10 more games for them to play. They have been cellar-dwellers 2 of the last 3 seasons. So far with Manziel at QB they are 0-2. Can Johnny save them?

 

The next game is on Saturday at the Edmondton Eskimos. This is kind of fun to follow.

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Browns would be 3-0 if Huey Dewey had had enough brains to sign a healthy kicker. Baker Mayfield looked like Russell Wilson in his debut...which means Jackson will name Tyrod Taylor the starter....

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Thing is if they had a kicker the first two games and a questionable replay yesterday, they'd be undefeated. However, good teams find ways to win and not lose. They're so close though. Also, if Mayfield didn't have 4 turnovers, that game wouldn't have been a contest. 

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On 10/1/2018 at 8:33 AM, Busch1724 said:

Thing is if they had a kicker the first two games and a questionable replay yesterday, they'd be undefeated. However, good teams find ways to win and not lose. They're so close though. Also, if Mayfield didn't have 4 turnovers, that game wouldn't have been a contest. 

 

They are really close to getting over the hump. They have a SB quality defense right now and a good young QB on a cheap contract. If they can get their offense to be a little more efficient, they are going to start rolling. 

 

Also, they must find a kicker. Or screw it, everybody hates kickers, I think they should be removed from the game personally, so just go for it every 4th down inside the 45. 

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On 10/10/2018 at 9:10 AM, Momma There Goes That Man said:

They are really close to getting over the hump. They have a SB quality defense right now and a good young QB on a cheap contract. If they can get their offense to be a little more efficient, they are going to start rolling. 

 

Browns are better than us and will be for the foreseeable future. I’m not even a huge fan of Baker but they are ready to make some noise. 

 

Depends on who their head coach is next year but if they get a good one, they could take a big step next year 

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