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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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When Comey was fired and Rosenstein was questioned before the committee, I remember thinking “now Trump is just gonna skate with this guy in charge”. Soon he appointed Mueller.

 

Hoping the same thing will happen with Barr. Somebody has to stop this atrocity. Might as well be Bill.

 

 

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1 hour ago, NoCalMike said:

Question for everyone:  If Mueller report can't find a *direct* connection to the specific collusion issue, will it even matter that else the investigation, or the other investigations going on (all have to do with dirt, likely illegal, money practices) find him to be guilty of, or were too many "Collusion" eggs been put in the basket where if he isn't charged with that specifically, any hope of ousting the President over with as far as support from enough GOP members backed by the American people?

 

Oh, "no collusion" was created from the outset as a shorthand for "well, the government does not have a recording of Trump personally, and Putin personally, agreeing to an explicit quid pro quo, which they then carried out". (We hope.)

 

And from what I've seen of the GOP voters, they'd deny it even if there was. 

58 minutes ago, twa said:

If Mueller finds no direct evidence of collusion or obstruction Trump will certainly benefit.

 

Assume you mean "evidence of obstruction over and above firing the head of the FBI because he failed to promise to keep Trump's staff from being mentioned in the counterintelligence investigation that was just getting started"?

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17 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

 

 

Assume you mean "evidence of obstruction over and above firing the head of the FBI because he failed to promise to keep Trump's staff from being mentioned in the counterintelligence investigation that was just getting started"?

 

I assume you think you don't need real evidence that that was the reason.

 

what is your quote from?

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I'm not worrying about Trump coming out of this investigation looking clean until I hear what Gates, Flynn and Cohen gave up for leniency. The number of lies already exposed should be enough for most thinking people anyhow. MAGA people will go to their graves believing whatever Trump tells them, so the effect on them is Irrelevant.

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1 hour ago, twa said:

 

I assume you think you don't need real evidence that that was the reason.

 

 

I assume you think you can sell the notion that the fact that he made the demand, then within days instructed his staff to start generating a cover story for firing him, then within days of the firing announced that it was a cover story, taken in context of two years of his other actions, isn't enough. 

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Stone left the courthouse looking so smug. Judge probably did the right thing, but she ought to have thrown the book at him. He is a prime definition of "contempt of court"

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2 hours ago, twa said:

I assume you think you don't need real evidence that that was the reason.

I don’t know what you’re responding to but definitely agree that I hate when people claim things to be true with no supporting evidence.

 

edit: WAIT!!! YOU SAID THAT?!?!?

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1 hour ago, Larry said:

 

I assume you think you can sell the notion that the fact that he made the demand, then within days instructed his staff to start generating a cover story for firing him, then within days of the firing announced that it was a cover story, taken in context of two years of his other actions, isn't enough. 

 

Any proof it was a demand?

 

Odd the Dems haven't gone all in on impeachment IF what you say is provable.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Any proof it was a demand?

 

Odd the Dems haven't gone all in on impeachment IF what you say is provable.

 

 

You believe they aren't going to impeach him? They have said they will wait until they have Mueller's report. Plus having the damning testimony closer to the election makes sense politically.

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3 minutes ago, twa said:

Any proof it was a demand?

 

Other than the fact that the decision to fire him was made within days of him failing to agree?

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2 minutes ago, Larry said:

 

Other than the fact that the decision to fire him was made within days of him failing to agree?

 

That is not proof

3 minutes ago, RedskinsFan44 said:

You believe they aren't going to impeach him? They have said they will wait until they have Mueller's report. Plus having the damning testimony closer to the election makes sense politically.

 

I'd imagine it will depend on new information.

 

You are claiming they are delaying removing a genuine threat to the country in hope of political benefit? 

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3 minutes ago, twa said:

 

That is not proof

 

I'd imagine it will depend on new information.

 

You are claiming they are delaying removing a genuine threat to the country in hope of political benefit? 

They are waiting to be fully locked and loaded. And yeah, it's politics. For that reason Republicans in the Senate have and will prevent him from being removed even though it's obvious he should be.

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Just now, RedskinsFan44 said:

They are waiting to be fully locked and loaded. And yeah, it's politics. For that reason Republicans in the Senate have and will prevent him from being removed even though it's obvious he should be.

 

and if Mueller adds nothing much new ?

 

I was fine with impeaching him immediately after confirmation.

Don't blame Republicans for Dem inaction.......what the Dems want is political cover.(same as the never Trumpers) :ols:

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, twa said:

 

and if Mueller adds nothing much new ?

 

That depends is this "Mueller" Mueller or Unreasonably Redacted Mueller.

 

Because Mueller Mueller has a lot.

 

Unreasonably Redacted Mueller will have less, because, you know, of bad people trying to bury things.

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Think they can muzzle Mueller from disclosing anything important? :ols:

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3 minutes ago, DogofWar1 said:

 

That depends is this "Mueller" Mueller or Unreasonably Redacted Mueller.

 

Because Mueller Mueller has a lot.

 

Unreasonably Redacted Mueller will have less, because, you know, of bad people trying to bury things.

 

 

Mueller won’t be redacted unless he allows himself to be.

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2 hours ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

 

 

Mueller won’t be redacted unless he allows himself to be.

 

I don't think Mueller will have that power. IIRC the law says (paraphrasing) that he has to turn in his full report to the AG. Then the AG/DoJ decide on what to do and how to report to Congress. If they wanted to they could probably write "no collusion" on a piece of toilet paper and send it to Congress and say "done". But with a Dem House they'll do everything they can to get it out into the light. However that will mean some major court battles when they try to subpoena the full report.

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1 minute ago, mistertim said:

 

I don't think Mueller will have that power. IIRC the law says (paraphrasing) that he has to turn in his full report to the AG. Then the AG/DoJ decide on what to do and how to report to Congress. If they wanted to they could probably write "no collusion" on a piece of toilet paper and send it to Congress and say "done". But with a Dem House they'll do everything they can to get it out into the light. However that will mean some major court battles when they try to subpoena the full report.

 

 

He is perfectly capable of giving his opinion on the AGs report without releasing classified information.  The AG can’t, for example, stop Mueller from saying “The AGs report is incomplete” 

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5 hours ago, twa said:

 

and if Mueller adds nothing much new ?

 

I was fine with impeaching him immediately after confirmation.

Don't blame Republicans for Dem inaction.......what the Dems want is political cover.(same as the never Trumpers) :ols:

 

 

 

This is an absolute joke and you know it. Try to do better.

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7 hours ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

 

 

He is perfectly capable of giving his opinion on the AGs report without releasing classified information.  The AG can’t, for example, stop Mueller from saying “The AGs report is incomplete” 

 

Yeah, sure, but if he can't elaborate on how it's incomplete, then it doesn't do anyone much good.  The Trump/GOP plan is to use any tiny amount of plausible deniability, no matter how tiny, to brush off issues with Trump as merely crazed rantings of the left.

 

Even if Mueller said something so far as "Our investigation indeed covered the President, was a counter-intelligence operation, made numerous suggestions as to actions to DOJ, and the DOJ has released an incomplete report and not taken those actions" that too would just be brushed off, unless the underlying stuff could be brought up too.

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What if Mueller says, "The report being distributed by the DOJ is incomplete. Seven hundred and ninety three acts of treasonous behavior have been forcibly removed from the document to create a false narrative. They have cobbled together a Devin Nunes fabrication which in some cases attempts to suppress the facts and in others attempts to paint a picture that shows the opposite of what actually happened."

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