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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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The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

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7 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

 

6 hours ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

I simply cannot imagine anyone ever having the audacity to tell me as a grown ass man, to call them Mr. anything.  
 

I’d love to know the response to that.  I would want to punch him directly in the mouth, better yet just backhand a twerp like Snyder. I wouldn’t of course but I would verbally berate him  without a shadow of a doubt.

 

6 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

The thing is just about every beat guy who covers this team has said they got stories about Dan-Bruce that will show its worse than we even think.  Hoffman alluded to it right there on that tweet. 

 

6 hours ago, Llevron said:

 

What wild is that people capitulate just to be close to that much money. They will say privately how crazy it is but to his face say sorry and correct it. I would bet money thats the response he gets most. Otherwise he probably wouldnt do it. 

 

I hate people like that. I dont understand how you can have that much going for you and be that kind of a dick. 

 

6 hours ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:


It seems as if he’s got two personalities.  The one that is Mr. Nice Guy that tries to be cool with those he deems worthy and a gigantic douche of epic proportions to everyone else.

 

I mentioned this here many years ago, but I worked with a girl who’s father used to be Dan’s CPA.  She would tell me he was an awful person and that her mom would fight with her father to quit regularly because of how poorly he treated him and others.  He eventually did.  This was at a time when I believed everyone was just out to get him and kinda shrugged it off.  But after all these years and reading accounts like that, it’s much easier to believe.


Imagine coming to work for someone like this every day. Imagine. 
 

Imagine just how much, as each day passes, your focus, your ambition, your motivation just wanes furthermore. 
 

This is why we see anyone operating at a high enough organizational level near him severely regress as time goes on, no matter what strengths they bring when they arrive. 
 

The only ones that leave with any semblance of progress are the ones who were shielded from him more by virtue of the (minimal) amount of organizational hierarchy that wasn’t corrupted.
 

So a coordinator or assistant coach or lower level scout can come away unscathed because they were within the span of control of someone infinitely better than Dan. They got to actually improve upon their craft and grow. So long, of course, that Dan or his top exec didn’t undermine the authority of whomever was directly above them and create an obstacle, which happens as well. 
 

It’s truly maddening to see. 

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Many years ago, I worked for a large computer company and a guy told me he had gone to a party where he was there and so was his sister.

He said his sister was very normal and easy to communicate with about most issues.    He had nothing nice to say about the Danny.  He would

fire managers frequently.  

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He wants to be called....Mister.... the possibilities are endless

 

 

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2 hours ago, BringMetheHeadofBruceAllen said:

 

You have to wonder: since Bruce appears to be such a vindictive SOB, if that's the reason the Redskins have stopped wearing their yellow pants altogether since Cousins left. It would not surprise me if Bruce equates those pants with the 'Kurt Cousins' era and feels the fans do too...never mind that most fans prefer that look over the bland white pants. How petty can you get??

We will never be successful in yellow pants!!!!.  Those sorry things were all Bruce.  May he eat a wet fart.

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6 minutes ago, RandyHolt said:

He wants to be called....Mister.... the possibilities are endless

 

 

 

wouldn't be surprised if he preferred the term "Master"

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Charles Robinson from Yahoo sports just on 106.7.  He said he poked around and this is what he discovered:

 

A.  Bruce is mega the stadium guy.  Dan is doing almost none of it.  It's just about all Bruce so he doesn't think he will remove Bruce in the middle of the quest.

 

B.  The top in demand HC's won't come here with the current FO structure.  Bruce would have to at a minimum take himself out of personnel. 

 

C.  The non in demand HC's would probably take a job here regardless of FO structure because ifs it their only offer, then why not?

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2 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

wouldn't be surprised if he preferred the term "Master"

 

And secretly wants to drive a monster truck.

 

And would buy one if he could see over the anti-Napoleon dash.

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57 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

wouldn't be surprised if he preferred the term "Master"

"Lord"

15 minutes ago, BurgundyBooger said:

So he's essentially an old Al Davis stuck in a young Al Davis's body.

At least Al Davis got a ring

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1 hour ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Charles Robinson from Yahoo sports just on 106.7.  He said he poked around and this is what he discovered:

 

A.  Bruce is mega the stadium guy.  Dan is doing almost none of it.  It's just about all Bruce so he doesn't think he will remove Bruce in the middle of the quest.

 

B.  The top in demand HC's won't come here with the current FO structure.  Bruce would have to at a minimum take himself out of personnel. 

 

C.  The non in demand HC's would probably take a job here regardless of FO structure because ifs it their only offer, then why not?

 

I expect the team will be selecting a coach from C. We heard Shanny had total control but that really wasn't the case. Marty had it but only lasted a year. I don't see Dan or Bruce going that route.

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23 minutes ago, BurgundyBooger said:

So he's essentially an old Al Davis stuck in a young Al Davis's body.

 

dont say that. please little baby football jesus no

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1 minute ago, mcgraw238 said:

 

I expect the team will be selecting a coach from C. We heard Shanny had total control but that really wasn't the case. Marty had it but only lasted a year. I don't see Dan or Bruce going that route.

 

I think you are right.

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Dan is insecure. He wants to believe he's the smartest guy in the room and will always take the view that will protect his ego.

 

There will always be someone else to blame despite the fact that he is the one common link between 20 years of failure. It's the media. Or bad luck. Bad coaches, even though some of them had won Super Bowls or had otherwise been extremely successful in the league. 

 

Nothing about the way this guy has run his businesses, the way he treats people he thinks are beneath him, and his general lack of class leads me to think he's going to look in the mirror/accept his failures/try to do better. 

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1 hour ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

wouldn't be surprised if he preferred the term "Master"

 

A bit older but similar temperament, height, and leadership skills

 

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22 minutes ago, mcgraw238 said:

 

I expect the team will be selecting a coach from C. We heard Shanny had total control but that really wasn't the case. Marty had it but only lasted a year. I don't see Dan or Bruce going that route.

Don't forget Spurrier who seemed convinced Snyder was going to get him a GM only to be double-crossed.

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3 hours ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

I simply cannot imagine anyone ever having the audacity to tell me as a grown ass man, to call them Mr. anything.  
 

I’d love to know the response to that.  I would want to punch him directly in the mouth, better yet just backhand a twerp like Snyder. I wouldn’t of course but I would verbally berate him  without a shadow of a doubt.

 

This was my exact response.  lol  How has he not been cussed out to his face by now?  Especially people that dont work for him.

 

Galdi called it right when he reminded folks how Marty went out of his way to call him "Dan" and when he said it, I thought "oh yeah, he did do that!"  lol  Snyder probably HATED that.  Bet he took it as disrespect.

 

1 hour ago, Skinsinparadise said:

B.  The top in demand HC's won't come here with the current FO structure.  Bruce would have to at a minimum take himself out of personnel. 

 

C.  The non in demand HC's would probably take a job here regardless of FO structure because ifs it their only offer, then why not?

 

I've always thought C was the case.  But I also think you can still get a good head coach from that group.  I never  bought the notion that unless half the league is after you, you cant be a good head coach.

 

I'm not particularly worried about whether somebody is "in demand".  

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Redskins plane yesterday in Pittsburgh.  If its Tomlin he wants it plays into JLC's report.  But isn't it tampering?  I don't know the rules.  One rumor i read is that they can offer a draft pick for Tomlin. 

 

 

 

 

 

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I dont think N904TS is Dan's plane is it? I think he took his plane off all flight trackers

 

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Weird is one evolution I've had relating to Dan.  I've heard-read that he was high strung and a douche.  But a lot of dots connect to the dude being pretty weird, too. 

 

 

 

2 minutes ago, ggarriso said:

I dont think N1904TS is Dan's plane is it? I think he took his plane off all flight trackers

 

 

I got no idea.   Seems a bit odd so maybe its not Dan's but I don't know.  It's getting out there on twitter, though. 

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OK i was saying it would be wise to handcuff Bruce to prevent him from mortgaging our future via moving out draft picks - hey we are close.... little did I know it's Mister Napoleon that is looking to burn another draft pick. Rest assured, it will be our first rounder and very likely to be the #1 overall.

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