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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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2018 Comprehensive NFL Draft Thread

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Just now, clskinsfan said:

 

Agreed. Mayfield going number one overall does nothing but help us. No doubt about it. Still the Browns are just.......LMAO.

 

All the projections were Darnold #1, Barkley #2, Mayfield #3.... other than a small switch, nothing has disrupted the apple cart :-)

 

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3 minutes ago, Die Hard said:

 

Nope. Not yet. Mayfield was always going to go at 3 to the Jets. So the draft order is still in play. All depends if Allen falls into the top 10.

Interesting. I didnt have him in the top 20....But what do I know? LOL

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WOW! Ward???? AT 4??? You have to love the Browns man.

 

They have a chance to have bookend DE's for the next decade. We are talking ELITE pass rushers....LMAO

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well one of the long shots the Skins were interested in is gone.  Glad to see it.  I want the Skins best options t take a need

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Just now, clskinsfan said:

Interesting. I didnt have him in the top 20....But what do I know? LOL

 

The last time that Mayfield was projected that low in the first round was probably January :-) He scooted up the draft rankings real fast in the past couple of months. That always happens... and it concerns me.

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14 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

Giants made a huge mistake not taking a QB. I would have gone Rosen, but any QB they liked would have done. They aren't gonna be in such a sweet position to replace their mediocre 37-year old QB for a long time. Barkley is gonna be a stud, but its a poor usage of resources. Plenty of good RB's to grab later

 

The fact that first few historically poorly run franchises haven't selected Rosen is because the league that forever was about a certain template, the Peyton Manning template, the standard rhythm offense, decided to adopt the playground football, ad lib QB, because some small percentage of teams won a Superbowl with rare talented ad libbers. 

 

But for any team running tried and true, 40 year, 30 year, 20 year old templates of QB'ing and Offense, Rosen is going to be another Manning. 

 

I've seen Rosen's footwork already at UCLA rival that of NFL Peyton Manning. Subtle **** like sprinting to his drop step, staggering his dropback speed in order to give himself an extra second to reach his back step and process one second earlier. **** Peyton did with precision. And Rosen's already got it. 

 

I've also never seen a college QB identify and call out the inequity of the NCAA system and ruffle the feathers of the most prestigious monuments of the college game like Nick Saban, with Rosen's intelligence to cut right through the bull**** and call out the disproportionate monopoly and dichotomy that the NCAA shows outwardly versus reality. 

 

I was so impressed when he did that. 

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If nothing else this draft is ALREADY CRAZY....How many of you had Mayfield and Ward at 1 and 4......Be honest??????

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And there (ie. Ward) it is. One of the elite talents will fall to us. Now hopefully we don't pass on it.

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Cleveland being Cleveland. They have the #1 and #4 and come away with the 2-3rd best QB and the 4-5th best Defensive player. 

 

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Vonn Miller and Bradley Chubby coming off the edges...  ****ing gift from Cleveland.

 

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Just now, Rdskns2000 said:

Denver, doesn't pick QB.   

 

Apparently, a QB only if Darnold or Mayfield was available.

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That's a savage pass rush for Denver. Elway obviously sticking with his prior QB picks and wanting to give Lynch as much time as possible to develop under Keenum.

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4 minutes ago, Rdskns2000 said:

Denver, doesn't pick QB.   

 

BPA in action....They couldnt have thought he would be there. Lucky ****s.

 

Rosen is still there. If he is there at 13 WE HAVE TO PICK HIM....We are talking a fall like Rodgers. And I think the best QB in the draft. We cant pass on him if he is there.

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1 minute ago, Cypress said:

That's a savage pass rush for Denver. Elway obviously sticking with his prior QB picks and wanting to give Lynch as much time as possible to develop under Keenum.

 

He went for the sure thing vs the major ? mark. 

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1 minute ago, gatito said:

 

He went for the sure thing vs the major ? mark. 

 

I guess his ego got in the way 

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If they are ballsy enough to think they like different guys, or be content with either, BUF and MIA can just stay put and each get a QB unless ARI jumps one of them

 

Edit: Bills trading up with Bucs to get their guy. MIA gets the leftover QB if they want, unless ARI jumps up

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11 minutes ago, Die Hard said:

And there (ie. Ward) it is. One of the elite talents will fall to us. Now hopefully we don't pass on it.

 

Oh, we'll  probably trade down...

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Just now, Mr. Sinister said:

 

Oh, we'll  probably trade down...

 

Trust me.... nothing would surprise me.

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