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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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3 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Yep, who was that chiefs RB that we signed prior to that first regular season game? Actually i think we signed whoever it was in year 2 of zorn. I remember he was awful. 

 

Larry Johnson. "Fast" Willie Parker was the other vet.

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14 minutes ago, Morneblade said:

 

Larry Johnson. "Fast" Willie Parker was the other vet.

Yep. Signed them both in April 2010, so yeah would’ve been for year 1 of Shanahan instead of year 2 of zorn as i originally thought :P one of those two RBs was let go on final roster cutdown day, the other was let go in late September. 

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54 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Yep. Signed them both in April 2010, so yeah would’ve been for year 1 of Shanahan instead of year 2 of zorn as i originally thought :P one of those two RBs was let go on final roster cutdown day, the other was let go in late September. 

Willie was the first one to get cut, Larry was the one to get cut later. I think we picked up Ryan Torain after that.

 

We should never have let Quinton Ganther go for those two. Worst decision ever.

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Gruden said Simms was out of practice because of injury, but why is Quick out.  He didn't do anything...?  

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1 hour ago, NickyJ said:

Willie was the first one to get cut, Larry was the one to get cut later. I think we picked up Ryan Torain after that.

 

We should never have let Quinton Ganther go for those two. Worst decision ever.

Ah man, flashback city.  I was "that's a big running back", but that just made it easy for defenses to hit him and injure him because he stood up like he was getting his height measured every play : /

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AP visiting the skins.  ackward!  coming to the team that took out his knees, courtesy of London.  hopefully coming here will bring him back to when he was in his prime.

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6 hours ago, ultravin said:

AP visiting the skins.  ackward!  coming to the team that took out his knees, courtesy of London.  hopefully coming here will bring him back to when he was in his prime.

I thought that was Dejon Gomes IIRC. I’m sure he’s no longer holding a grudge. 

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17 hours ago, Morneblade said:

 

Or maybe move Iloka to SS, he played there in college. At 6'4 and 225, he could handle it.

This makes no sense. Swearinger is a garbage FS. 

18 hours ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

Financial reasons

Ian Rapoport

 

A stunner: The #Bengals are releasing starting safety George Iloka, per @MikeGarafolo and me. He’s started every game he’s played in since 2013. Purely a financial decision, but a 28-year-old safety hitting the market at this point is good news for interested teams.

Hell yeah. Get this man in here. The last question mark on our defense answered! 

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53 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Sounds like the Cowboys are in desperate need of Safety help..... Hopefully they don't get both Iloka and E. Thomas...

Why would anyone sign 2 FS? 

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2 minutes ago, Koolblue13 said:

Why would anyone sign 2 FS? 

 

Iloka can play SS... he's used at both in Cincinnati and stacks the box well against the run.

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TW blocking for AP, who he trains with in the offseason and both went to Oklahoma together.... yes please. Even if he doesn't have 'IT' anymore, it still moves the needle quite a bit for me. 

 

Looks to be in great freaking shape, to say the least. Maybe he has a little "Vernon Davis" left in the tank and will surprise us all. 

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I think the reason so many seem wary of signing AP is Deion Sanders and the ghosts of preseasons past. I think I’d be okay with it. It’s been a long time since we signed an over the hill superstar and even though that hasn’t worked well for us in the past I don’t we should be haunted by the year 2000 and the legacy of Vinny. 

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  20 hours ago, Morneblade said:

 

Or maybe move Iloka to SS, he played there in college. At 6'4 and 225, he could handle it.

 

3 hours ago, Koolblue13 said:

This makes no sense. Swearinger is a garbage FS. 

Hell yeah. Get this man in here. The last question mark on our defense answered! 

 

Did you even read? Guess you missed the part about moving him to SS, like he played in college.

 

1 hour ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

Iloka can play SS... he's used at both in Cincinnati and stacks the box well against the run.

 

 

1 hour ago, Koolblue13 said:

Why would anyone sign 2 FS? 

 

Reading comprehension. Or just maybe some more coffee. No one wants to move Swearinger to SS. Actually, since Manusky likes to flip safety assignments and have both safeties do both, to disguise coverages, one plays one spot, and the other takes the other spot, and the do what the play tells them, not a pure "box" SS or a free roaming pure FS.

1 hour ago, SemperFi Skins said:

TW blocking for AP, who he trains with in the offseason and both went to Oklahoma together.... yes please. Even if he doesn't have 'IT' anymore, it still moves the needle quite a bit for me. 

 

Looks to be in great freaking shape, to say the least. Maybe he has a little "Vernon Davis" left in the tank and will surprise us all. 

 

Vernon Davis was horrible in Denver......................before he came here, and everyone that he was washed up. Just sayin'.

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I just don’t see how signing AP could be a bad thing.  We know damn good and well this FO isn’t going to break the bank on him, or atleast I think so.  If he looks washed, oh well.  If he’s 75% of who he used to be, he’s already better than anyone else we have.

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Swearinger is a pure SS. He's crap outside of the box. Football comprehension. 

 

Saying the DC likes to have both safeties do everything is such a tired cliche. It's also not remotely true. 

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35 minutes ago, Burgold said:

I think the reason so many seem wary of signing AP is Deion Sanders and the ghosts of preseasons past. I think I’d be okay with it. It’s been a long time since we signed an over the hill superstar and even though that hasn’t worked well for us in the past I don’t we should be haunted by the year 2000 and the legacy of Vinny. 

 

At least it's not 2009 and 2010.  Trade a 2nd and 5th for a washed up Jason Taylor, and then trade a 2nd and 5th for a washed up Donovan McNabb.  The McNabb trade made me so angry when it happened (but then as the months ensued I "bought in").

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38 minutes ago, Burgold said:

I think the reason so many seem wary of signing AP is Deion Sanders and the ghosts of preseasons past. I think I’d be okay with it. It’s been a long time since we signed an over the hill superstar and even though that hasn’t worked well for us in the past I don’t we should be haunted by the year 2000 and the legacy of Vinny. 

 

The issue with AP and his child has never sat well with me, which is why I don't want him here.

 

But in regards to the whole bringing in old superstars issue, I think the difference here would be AP isn't being brought in to be AP, but rather to help the team if possible.  In years past those aging superstars were expected to still be superstars and lead the team.

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1 minute ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Good segment on RB's now with @RyanWilson_07. Speculated that names like Mike Gillislee, Charcandrick West, Jeremy Hill could be cut soon. All better options than AP in my opinion.

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lol I just posted this in the RB thread... great minds! :cheers:

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34 minutes ago, Master Blaster said:

 

The issue with AP and his child has never sat well with me, which is why I don't want him here.

 

But in regards to the whole bringing in old superstars issue, I think the difference here would be AP isn't being brought in to be AP, but rather to help the team if possible.  In years past those aging superstars were expected to still be superstars and lead the team.

Honestly, I'd forgotten about that.. Ugh. 

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41 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Good segment on RB's now with @RyanWilson_07. Speculated that names like Mike Gillislee, Charcandrick West, Jeremy Hill could be cut soon. All better options than AP in my opinion.

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Maybe because they're used to that compliment role.  

 

FWIW, washed up AP had almost as many 100 yard games (2) last year as all of those guys have in their careers (3).  

1 hour ago, Burgold said:

I think the reason so many seem wary of signing AP is Deion Sanders and the ghosts of preseasons past. I think I’d be okay with it. It’s been a long time since we signed an over the hill superstar and even though that hasn’t worked well for us in the past I don’t we should be haunted by the year 2000 and the legacy of Vinny. 

 

I feel like it's completely different scenario with AP.  We're just looking for competence at the position to get through the season.  AP wouldnt get a fat multi-year deal like he's still in his prime with high expectations.

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