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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 the head coach of the Washington Redskins, 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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5 minutes ago, bobandweave said:

https://www.profootballrumors.com/2018/04/nfc-east-notes-giants-chubb-vernon-lbs-eagles-jeffery-redskins?fv-home=true&post-id=103090

 

Had not seen this before, quoting that link it says we are projected to have the 2nd lowest amount of cap space next year in the league. If that’s right clearly it explains why there is only a one year option on the table for Hankins and why this years free agency was slow

 

Probably the last year that Norman, Colt, Reed play here to name a few

 

While true, there are a lot of moves we can make next offseason to put us at right around league average for cap space.  This should not preclude us from signing Hankins to a multi-year deal IMO.

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6 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

While true, there are a lot of moves we can make next offseason to put us at right around league average for cap space.  This should not preclude us from signing Hankins to a multi-year deal IMO.

 

So like by going by this

 

https://overthecap.com/salary-cap-space

 

To get around 16th in space your talking about freeing up 30 million. Besides cutting some players I already mentioned what moves can they do to do what you said there to get Hankins?

 

I don’t think that makes any sense personally because we are talking about adding another hefty contract in Hankins which drops the cap even lower and then being somewhere near 50 million in free space which means more cuts to make. 

 

Ive been on the record saying we should sign him but after hearing how bad we are gonna be next year I’ve shifted to not being for that. I would rather go with a draft pick. I mean with little space next year does anyone actually think they will be able to resign the big three next year? I don’t. 

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Looking through some of whats coming next year cap wise, it looks easier next year than this year to escape contracts. If I recall for example bailing on Vernon gives u over 6 million in space just like that.  Dumping Reed is another 10 million.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Looking through some of whats coming next year cap wise, it looks easier next year than this year to escape contracts. If I recall for example bailing on Colt and Vernon gives u about 9 million in space just like that. 

 

 

 

Colt is a free agent next year, but cutting Davis, Mcclain, McGee and Scandrick frees up over 14 million

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I also read that next year's cap is counting Scherff's $12 mil 5th year option and that can be lowered with a long term deal.

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2 minutes ago, carex said:

 

Colt is a free agent next year, but cutting Davis, Mcclain, McGee and Scandrick frees up over 14 million

 

Thanks. Yeah I corrected that.  Tandler claims Reed frees 10 million but looking at it myself, it looks like its 6 million unless am reading it wrong?

 

http://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/need-know-2019-salary-cap-may-drive-some-draft-day-decisions

Tight end: You need a crystal ball to figure out this one. Will Jordan Reed ($9.72 million cap charge) stay healthy for enough games in 2018 to warrant that salary? Will Vernon Davis ($6.33 million), who will be 35 next offseason, finally fall to the undefeated Father Time? Even if both play well this year, $16 million for tight ends may be too much for a team that is in a cap crunch. If the right tight end is on the board, the Redskins could grab him at any point after the first round. 

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18 minutes ago, bobandweave said:

I mean with little space next year does anyone actually think they will be able to resign the big three next year? I don’t. 

 

I like Crowder but I don't see him as a must sign.  He's good, not great.   Scherff I think is a must.  They way they have been operating this year, it wouldn't shock me if they let Preston go.  If Ryan Anderson emerges (as some say the team is excited about his off season) -- I got my doubts they give Preston big money.  This off season if anything gives me the vibe that their ammo might be to let guys go versus do whatever they can to keep them in the fold. 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Thanks. Yeah I corrected that.  Tandler claims Reed frees 10 million but looking at it myself, it looks like its 6 million unless am reading it wrong?

 

http://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/need-know-2019-salary-cap-may-drive-some-draft-day-decisions

Tight end: You need a crystal ball to figure out this one. Will Jordan Reed ($9.72 million cap charge) stay healthy for enough games in 2018 to warrant that salary? Will Vernon Davis ($6.33 million), who will be 35 next offseason, finally fall to the undefeated Father Time? Even if both play well this year, $16 million for tight ends may be too much for a team that is in a cap crunch. If the right tight end is on the board, the Redskins could grab him at any point after the first round. 

 

when you cut people early you don't always clear their entire salary from the cap

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Looks like we need to look at a pass catching downfield TE this draft to go along with Sprinkle in a youth movt. 

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Signing Hankins = $16-20 million off text tears already dire cap. Or don’t have him on for $10m next year and roll over our cap this year. That’s a net $20m in next year’s cap. 

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we need a kick ass year from reed so we can trade his butt for something remotely what he shoulda, woulda, coulda  (HTTR!) been worth

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2 minutes ago, RabidFan said:

Looks like we need to look at a pass catching downfield TE this draft to go along with Sprinkle in a youth movt. 

 

Cooley and Finlay were talking about this the other day.   Vernon Davis is likely in his last year and Reed has to show he can stay healthy.   Cooley doesn't seem impressed with Sprinkle.  Cooley (not saying he's right but the dude I presume knows this position) thinks the team should be desperate for a pass catching TE who can also block.

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2 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Looking through some of whats coming next year cap wise, it looks easier next year than this year to escape contracts. If I recall for example bailing on Vernon gives u over 6 million in space just like that.  Dumping Reed is another 10 million.

 

 

Trading or Releasing Norman would open up another 8 mill or more too.

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2 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Cooley and Finlay were talking about this the other day.   Vernon Davis is likely in his last year and Reed has to show he can stay healthy.   Cooley doesn't seem impressed with Sprinkle.  Cooley (not saying he's right but the dude I presume knows this position) thinks the team should be desperate for a pass catching TE who can also block.

Sprinkle hopefully can block and so we draft a downfield type. Warren&Didier type setup

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19 hours ago, bobandweave said:

The thing you have to like about Howard is his contract. Two more years on that 5th round deal. And his age, 23. His production has been solid.

 

The thing is why the hell would they get rid of him? They only have T Cohen who is much too small to be an every down back and Bennie Cunningham back there. Even if they were gonna draft someone why give up on Howard and open a question mark that’s not there? He is young and cheap and has a history. They ain’t trading him for a third or a fourth

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/ct-spt-bears-mailbag-jordan-howard-draft-brad-biggs-20180405-story.html

 

Never say never but makes no sense to me to get rid of him baring some behind the scenes issues we don’t see and that says it’s just based off his Instagram photos so smells fishy

 

For the record I wouldn’t trade for him, Demarco is there and only costs money and no comp picks surrendered or I would draft someone. Both makes more sense to me.

 

Bears RB Jordan Howard has AMAZING 'Vision'!!! 

 

 

I LIKE Him! Hail! 

 

Don't WE have OL's Who are 'PERFECTLY Suited' for a 'ZONE Scheme'?!?

 

*How 'Bout an RB Group of:

-- Chris Thompson...

-- Jordan Howard...

-- Kapri Bibbs/Samaje Perine/Keith Marshall/Byron Marshall...

-- Derrius Guice/Nick Chubb/Sony Michel/Rashaan Penny/Ronald Jones/Other?!?

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Swearinger gets it regarding the trenches: 

 

 

 

 

I’m BPA all the way so I don’t necessarily agree with the following tweet, but I’m totally with his overarching theme here: 

 

 

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1 hour ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

^^^ Allen giving up #95......:kickcan:

 

come on ES, guess who wore #95 for the Colts last year :rofl89:

seems legit :P 

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1 hour ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

^^^ Allen giving up #95......:kickcan:

 

come on ES, guess who wore #95 for the Colts last year :rofl89:

That was my first thought when I read the post.  I sent him a response back about Hankins and never heard anything back.  Hope it happens though.

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2 hours ago, thesubmittedone said:

Swearinger gets it regarding the trenches: 

 

 

 

 

I’m BPA all the way so I don’t necessarily agree with the following tweet, but I’m totally with his overarching theme here: 

 

 

 

If he communicates like this internally as well, I am not sure anyone will be able to understand what he tries to say.

On a more serious note though: While everyone here agrees that our rushing defense needs work, the chargers were ranked 31st and the Rams were ranked 28th FWIW. Texans ranked dead last in points allowed. Maybe he should check stuff like that before going on a rant.
And I personally am not a fan of posting things like that on twitter. First of all it puts your teammates down, second of all it's not his position to determine who has to be drafted where. We lost 2 of 5 starting defensive backs to free agency/trade, why would it be out of the picture to draft a DB if a blue chip talent falls? It's not like we are stacked at any position on the defensive side of the ball.

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3 hours ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

^^^ Allen giving up #95......:kickcan:

 

come on ES, guess who wore #95 for the Colts last year :rofl89:

Stop it you ******? your getting my hopes up again ????

 

HTTR 

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13 hours ago, bobandweave said:

 

So like by going by this

 

https://overthecap.com/salary-cap-space

 

To get around 16th in space your talking about freeing up 30 million. Besides cutting some players I already mentioned what moves can they do to do what you said there to get Hankins?

 

 

Interesting that we are the only team to have 51 players counting against the 2019 cap, whereas most teams have 30-40 players. I don't know how much that enters into the equation when making that projection more of an apple-to-apples comparison. 

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2 hours ago, RWJ said:

That was my first thought when I read the post.  I sent him a response back about Hankins and never heard anything back.  Hope it happens though.

RWJ, thanks for turning on the lights at my house.  I had know idea what UK SKINS FAN '74 was talking about until I read your post.  I was just groping around in the darkness.  FWIW, I haven't had my coffee yet.:)

 

Definitely food for thought and I hope it's true.

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