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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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15 minutes ago, tshile said:

I feel like if 90% of the non-Biden candidates are going after Biden, they’ll be lost and the headline will be about Biden being attacked. You’re competing with everyone to be better at competing with Biden. 

 

It’s a chance to be the one that did something different and is a different headline that includes only you. 

 

 

 

This debate tonight is Warren's to lose.  She's been running around talking about "I have a plan for that" instead of "I have a plan that's better then Biden's".  This will be her biggest opportunity to date to make clear exactly what you're talking about.

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Tbh, Biden isn’t even the best “white guy who can appeal to the rust belt white working class” candidate in this race. Tim Ryan is far more interesting and impressive than him. 

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58 minutes ago, tshile said:

Why is everyone going after Biden?

 

you can do that later. Right now you need to be better than the field. Go after the field. 

 

Or better yet just pitch yourself

 

Always punch up is the standard, that doesn't prevent you from pitching yourself

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Anyone planning on making a drinking game or have some fun ideas for watching the debates tonight or tomorrow?

 

 

What are you all looking forward to (if anything)?  I'm curious if Beto and Warren can get some separation tonight from the rest of the group out there or if anyone under the radar will surprise us.

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6 minutes ago, twa said:

 

Always punch up is the standard, that doesn't prevent you from pitching yourself

It does when on the average you’re going to get 7 minutes out of 4 hours of debate. 

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My underdog who might gain ground after tonight is Tim Ryan.

 

The biggest dopes on stage are going to be De Blasio and Cory Booker.

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Whose dreams will be crushed today and tomorrow?  Not everyone will still be in the race at next month's debate.

 

Go Lizzie Go!

 

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37 minutes ago, visionary said:

Anyone planning on making a drinking game or have some fun ideas for watching the debates tonight or tomorrow?

 

 

What are you all looking forward to (if anything)? 

 

hopefully thinning the herd

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I want blood spilled. Probably not happening tonight though, tomorrow though will be all out war.

Good opener Lizzie.

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Why did Beto just shoot himself in the face going all in speaking Spanish instead of answering the question?

Booker getting caught backtracking to keep up with Warren. 

 

I wish they would go one by one from left to right, are they going to stay on this topic and give everyone a chance to talk about it or just trying to catch them all in their own double talk?

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1 minute ago, Renegade7 said:

Why did Beto just shoot himself in the face going all in speaking Spanish instead of answering the question?

 

He's a dope. Gave a campaign speech instead of answering the question. Ted Cruz must be terrible to almost lose a Texas senate seat to this guy.

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Tulsi's doing it, too.  I'm losing track of the question is with their answers except for Lizzy, who just doubled down on meaning what she said.

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All the bottom feeders are just giving campaign introductions instead of answering the questions.

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Beto already done.  That was a pathetic response.  

 

I wish Inslee had more traction...  So far its Liz and a bunch of nobodies.

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1 minute ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

This is their chance, they’re gonna use the first question to get their policy ideas out and keep up with the leaders. It’s their only chance 

They have no chance.  Only Lizzie seems like she belongs in the other group.

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90% of this stage needs to gtfo tomorrow.

 

Liz can obviously stay. I want to hear more from Tim Ryan and maybe Jay Inslee. Everyone else, go home.

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From this group, I'd keep Liz, Klobuchar, and probably Inslee.  Rest can be gone tomorrow and I'll never think of them again...

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So proud of Warren owning the idea we won't need private insurance with the health plan she wants.

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2 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

This is the Elizabeth Warren show 

 

Being in this group is the best thing that could have happened to her 

I'm watching baseball.  Counting on your commentary to make me feel good about Lizzie's chances.  Let's do this.

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2 minutes ago, bcl05 said:

From this group, I'd keep Liz, Klobuchar, and probably Inslee.  Rest can be gone tomorrow and I'll never think of them again...

Klobuchar isn't a president.  Maybe, she can be on someone's veep list.

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