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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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30 minutes ago, Burgold said:

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."

Then he'd be a Hillary appointed cuck.

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33 minutes ago, DogofWar1 said:

 

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.

 

my point is when the AG report is released, if Mueller stays silent you should accept he is satisfied with what was released.

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34 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

Then he'd be a Hillary appointed cuck.

 

That's what he's always been but you won't find anyone standing up for his character and how fair he is more than Trump supporters if Mueller's report says nothing was ultimately found. 

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1 hour ago, Burgold said:

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."

 

Just like McCabe knew early on to make the FBI's case "unkillable," I have to believe that the original copy of the report will exist somewhere safe after being filtered by the DoJ... and I am positively positive that the report will be filtered for Congress and even further redacted for public consumption.

 

No way "we the peeps" actually see a single sentence implicating 45 unless that original copy makes it's way out.

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1 hour ago, Burgold said:

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."

Some of that could probably be said, but the treasonous acts part would likely be at the whims of the DOJ/AG, as that would probably be somewhere between grand jury evidence/results (which are not required to be released), classified, or (arguably) privileged.  If nothing else, there'd be a court fight over whether Mueller could say those things, and undoubtedly Trump would try to prosecute him as a "leaker."

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2 hours ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

Then he'd be a Hillary appointed cuck.

 

And proof of how the crooked deep state FBI has been unjustly targeting an innocent man. Because we all know that the FBI just is a haven for liberal socialists who hate the rule of law. 

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3 hours ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

 

 

my point is when the AG report is released, if Mueller stays silent you should accept he is satisfied with what was released.

 

Not necessarily. Mueller is known as a very "by the book" guy. He knows that the law states he must provide the report to the AG in it's entirety and then it's up to the AG/DoJ leadership on how it is communicated to Congress. I'd like to think that if the DoJ was egregious in what it did with the report he would speak up but he may very well not consider it appropriate to publicly do, even if he thinks that what they did was wrong or misleading. 

 

At that point Congress would need to get involved and start issuing subpoenas.

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17 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

 

 

Nothing short of prison for the rest of his life is acceptable. That was a brutal read.

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2 hours ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

Mueller is demanding guarantee the full report be released, ag probably saying no guarantees, mueller delaying the report?

Maybe he's not finished.

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11 hours ago, Hersh said:

 

Nothing short of prison for the rest of his life is acceptable. That was a brutal read.

He's been almost a cartoon caricature of an evil political operative for decades. I believe he was so reviled in the Phillipeans that his name was used by Cory Aquino when campaigning/protesting/revolting against the Marcos regime. His work with Savimbi was actually worse than this article references. 

And don't forget, most of his lobbying life has been with his firm Black, Manafort, and Stone. Yes, Rodger Stone. Dreadful human beings. 

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