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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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Now that Suh is signed watch the Titans and possibly Jets come into play.  

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9 hours ago, SWFLSkins said:

 

Do any of the players live in D.C.,..... or is this based on outlying counties? 

Same can be said with the nyc area. Also factor in the Bronx which property isn’t desireable for an athlete and also the nj area upper that is. Additionally, ct Fairfield county 

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Before J. Allen went on IR, the Skins ranked #13 in yards per rush attempt allowed. They were allowing 3.9 ypa.

 

That was against teams who ended up ranking #1, #3, #7 and #11 in terms of rushing yards per attempt.

 

After J. Allen went on IR, The Skins ranked #30 in yards per rush attempt allowed. They were allowing 4.7 ypa.

 

That was against teams who ranked #1, #3 (two teams), #14, #19, #22 (two teams), #25, and #31

 

EDIT: I didn't count the 49ers on either side of J. Allen's injury because I believe Allen played the first half and then left in the 2nd half injured. If I got that wrong let me know.

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2 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

 

Talib is 32, Suh is 31 It's not like the Rams are signing spring chickens here.

Also Marcus Peters. Again, it doesn’t guarantee wins but better than signing the likes of McNuggets and Pryor.

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1 minute ago, Califan007 said:

Before J. Allen went on IR, the Skins ranked #13 in yards per rush attempt allowed. They were allowing 3.9 ypa.

 

That was against teams who ended up ranking #1, #3, #7 and #11 in terms of rushing yards per attempt.

 

After J. Allen went on IR, The Skins ranked #30 in yards per rush attempt allowed. They were allowing 4.7 ypa.

 

That was against teams who ranked #1, #3 (two teams), #14 (two teams), #19, #22 (two teams), #25, and #31

Nice gather of info, thanks!

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I think dominant interior pressure is the hardest thing to stop so on paper the Rams look tough.  Will see.

 

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4 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

Before J. Allen went on IR, the Skins ranked #13 in yards per rush attempt allowed. They were allowing 3.9 ypa.

 

That was against teams who ended up ranking #1, #3, #7 and #11 in terms of rushing yards per attempt.

 

After J. Allen went on IR, The Skins ranked #30 in yards per rush attempt allowed. They were allowing 4.7 ypa.

 

That was against teams who ranked #1, #3 (two teams), #14 (two teams), #19, #22 (two teams), #25, and #31

 

That's why teams with stacked D lines like the Eagles, Rams, Vikings add another.   If one guy has that much impact on your D line's performance -- you got a serious depth problem.  Especially in a rotational spot like that one.

 

Who knows if true -- but Burgandy blog claimed a pal of his sat next to Tomsula on a plane and among what he learned is Tomsula is concerned about Allen staying healthy.   He also learned that Tomusla loves Vea.  So if so maybe that's why they aren't feeling desperate to play with the other big boys in adding to the D line.

 

 

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Man, McVay went from rags to riches.

 

Now that this Suh deal is over with, we can move on with our lives as Hankins surely goes elsewhere.

22 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Who knows if true -- but Burgandy blog claimed a pal of his sat next to Tomsula on a plane and among what he learned is Tomsula is concerned about Allen staying healthy.   He also learned that Tomusla loves Vea.  So if so maybe that's why they aren't feeling desperate to play with the other big boys in adding to the D line.

 

 

Lisfranc is always scary for big boys.  No telling if this thing is going to last a lifetime.

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3 minutes ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Man, McVay went from rags to riches.

 

Now that this Suh deal is over with, we can move on with our lives as Hankins surely goes elsewhere.

Lisfranc is always scary for big boys.  No telling if this thing is going to last a lifetime.

Moses Mogan had a Lisfranc fracture issue and he's doing well.  

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1 minute ago, RWJ said:

Moses Mogan had a Lisfranc fracture issue and he's doing well.  

Sure, that can happen.  I didn’t say it was guaranteed to go one way or the other.  Just makes sense that it would be a concern for Tomsula.

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1 minute ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Sure, that can happen.  I didn’t say it was guaranteed to go one way or the other.  Just makes sense that it would be a concern for Tomsula.

Absolutely. :)  Trying to see if from a positive standpoint.  We have him all year to heal after the injury and hopefully with the time he's had he will be fine. :) 

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Let hankins sign eslwhere for $10M+. We draft Vea or Payne and either extend a guy or use that money to sign Safety(reid or Boston or Vacarro), OL, and LB depth(Bowman). Coukd get 2-3 for $9m.  Still need depth there people and would help our comfort come draft day to go DL and RB with our first two picks. 

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13 minutes ago, RabidFan said:

Let hankins sign eslwhere for $10M+. We draft Vea or Payne and either extend a guy or use that money to sign Safety(reid or Boston or Vacarro), OL, and LB depth(Bowman). Coukd get 2-3 for $9m.  Still need depth there people and would help our comfort come draft day to go DL and RB with our first two picks. 

It also takes some pressure off the rookies coming in to immediately preform-we definitely need quality depth on all fronts..some of our starters are already 2nd tier guys to start off with,at least if we stack up more behind em,the production don’t drop off as dramatically..gives us some flexibility at least!

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1 hour ago, RWJ said:

Now that Suh is signed watch the Titans and possibly Jets come into play.  

I'm not sweating it if Hankins doesn't sign here...I think Allen and Ionaiddis can do a nice job along with whomever else we add in the draft or free agency. I'd rather sign one of the remaining safety's in free agency. Supposedly there are some good, young ones available that we should be able to get. 

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10 minutes ago, kingdaddy said:

I'm not sweating it if Hankins doesn't sign here...I think Allen and Ionaiddis can do a nice job along with whomever else we add in the draft or free agency. I'd rather sign one of the remaining safety's in free agency. Supposedly there are some good, young ones available that we should be able to get. 

 

I think a safety signing would be a surprise.   I recall a little talk earlier about a safety who could play the slot.  But I presume that's gone away after signing Scandrick.  I don't see how any of the big name safety types would play here since we already got two starters in play.  But I don't know maybe a cheap Jeron Johnson, Bruton type for depth?

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2 hours ago, Alcoholic Zebra said:

 

Not going to lie...I checked the schedule and was pleased we don't have to play Suh and Aaron Donald.  The Eagles do though.

I'd love to play the rams...I'd go a thousand on the skins easly..we own them..

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22 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

Enjoyed this:

 

 

Well he can certainly set the edge... Ill take him over jr. at this point, he brings a unique skill set that fits what tomasula is likely trying to do...

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I like that we are signing guys that have been released and not true free agents so they don’t count against the comp picks. Plus, the contracts are friendlier.

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I'd love to get Hankins, but if I had to choose between him and extending one of our core players' contracts, I'd choose extending a contract.  Our players need to know that they will be rewarded if they do well here.  That builds commitment and chemistry.  You can't extend everyone, but players like Scherff and Crowder need to be examples not only for how they play on the field but for how they are rewarded for that work.

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1 minute ago, pjfootballer said:

I like that we are signing guys that have been released and not true free agents so they don’t count against the comp picks. Plus, the contracts are friendlier.

We’re definitely approachin FA a lil different the last couple of years..it’s taking a little of getting used to but looks like the office has seen that the BIG SPLASH,BIG NAME signings do not equal instant success..only cripples the team and sets em back for more years than the contract itself!!..I’m perfectly fine with draft smart and build thru that and add quality,team friendly deals to fill in the gaps..us gaining comp picks are Huge if we continuously use this strategy each year..we can’t sign every FA coming off their rookie contract so those picks we gain due to their loss keeps fresh,cheaper players to plug and play as the older,more expensive leave..the more they’re signed for,not only gives us more 3rd-4th round talent to bring in,but shows that we can actually coach the leaving ones up to get these high priced contracts,in return brings us better talent..and the wheel keeps repeating-I really hope that in the future that this is the philosophy that we will continue to use..isn’t an immediate fix but in the long run it’ll keep paying off..Just gotta remain smart about it!!!

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4 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Has WIll Compton gotten any interest from any teams ?

He went to Tennessee for a visit I think but no contract word yet..kicking the tires I’m thinking so far??

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