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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as head coach, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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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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