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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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Jeff Fisher Must Be Arrested And Tried For His Crimes Against Football

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Back in November, when the Los Angeles Rams revealed themselves as a legitimately formidable and dominant team, a significant share of the success seemed like it could be credited to simply getting rid of head coach and possible quarterback poisoner Jeff Fisher. Since then, it is clear that I was too lenient on Fisher.

In his time with the Rams, Fisher coached Nick Foles, Jared Goff, and Case Keenum. Foles came to the Rams in 2015 as part of the Eagles’ trade for Sam Bradford. He started 11 games for Fisher as the team went 7-9. After the season, the Rams moved to Los Angeles and drafted Jared Goff, a shiny new quarterback, first overall. Foles was furious and asked to be cut. This season, he talked about how that episode almost convinced him to retire. On Sunday, he was named Super Bowl MVP as the Eagles beat the Patriots,In order to get to the Super Bowl, Foles and Philly had to win the NFC title game against the Minnesota Vikings, who were quarterbacked this season by ... Case Keenum. The University of Houston product had a brief stint with the Rams in 2014 but actually started and played games in the 2015 and 2016 seasons. In those two seasons, Keenum had a 158.0 QB rating in a 31-23 win over the Buccaneers and logged an absurdly high 84.4 completion percentage in a 31-28 loss to the Lions. These performances were impressive but not enough, as he was benched for Goff in Week 10

 

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Yeah, FIsher is pretty much a quarterback Voldemort.

 

The sad thing is that Fisher will probably get one last chance as a HC somewhere. Hopefully in Dallas.

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8 hours ago, ExoDus84 said:

Yeah, FIsher is pretty much a quarterback Voldemort.

 

The sad thing is that Fisher will probably get one last chance as a HC somewhere. Hopefully in Dallas.

Nope, he'll replace Gruden after the Skins flop this year. :facepalm:

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8 hours ago, Taylor 36 said:

Nope, he'll replace Gruden after the Skins flop this year. :facepalm:

I was not aware of his Tampa Bay connections.

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On 2/7/2018 at 8:57 AM, NickyJ said:

And that's not to mention Sam Bradford playing well when healthy for the Vikings...

Shhhhhhhhh, he may tear another ACL just reading this.

 

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On 2/7/2018 at 9:57 AM, ExoDus84 said:

Yeah, FIsher is pretty much a quarterback Voldemort.

 

The sad thing is that Fisher will probably get one last chance as a HC somewhere. Hopefully in Dallas.

Las chance? He's coached plenty. The league recycles the same coaches ,win or lose. They bring them back after long stretches. You make millions  whether you no games  or 16 games.  Fisher does exactly what's expected of him. Just be a coach in the nfl. Winning isn't important,just a cool byproduct when it happens

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On 2/11/2018 at 10:09 PM, Voice_of_Reason said:

That’s one of my biggest fears.  Honestly.

 

Not me. It'll be the surest sign that all the losing has finally driven Snyder insane. Maybe we could get some kind of emergency Owners conference and kick him out, or however the hell that goes ?

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I love all of this. Pretty sure it can all be traced back to that punk ass coin toss. It all fell apart after that. Hope that joke was worth probably never being allowed near a football field ever again. 

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16 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

I love all of this. Pretty sure it can all be traced back to that punk ass coin toss. It all fell apart after that. Hope that joke was worth probably never being allowed near a football field ever again. 

There's no doubt in my mind he angered the Football Gods with that one.  They went 6-10 that year, and was fired the next season.

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22 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

I love all of this. Pretty sure it can all be traced back to that punk ass coin toss. It all fell apart after that. Hope that joke was worth probably never being allowed near a football field ever again. 

 

I never understood Fisher's motive for doing that - why piss off an organization you just happened to have fleeced in a trade deal ? Why would that organization ever one to deal with you again ? 

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30 minutes ago, DCSaints_fan said:

 

I never understood Fisher's motive for doing that - why piss off an organization you just happened to have fleeced in a trade deal ? Why would that organization ever one to deal with you again ? 

 

If I had to guess, it's probably because Snyder has a lot of enemies by now. I mean think about it... Norv, Schotty, Zorns people, Shanahan (despite his own hand in his demise, you know he has a strong backing), and now Scot. There's probably no shortage of people that would want to show us up if they had the chance.

 

Problem is you always open the door for a  classic foot in mouth backfire. Not only did they crumble that year, pretty sure we crushed them at FedEx the next time we saw each other. I remember, because I was howling with vengeance afterwards 

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On 2/20/2018 at 9:37 PM, Mr. Sinister said:

I love all of this. Pretty sure it can all be traced back to that punk ass coin toss. It all fell apart after that. Hope that joke was worth probably never being allowed near a football field ever again. 

 

I don’t remember the punk ass coin toss.  Can you refresh my memory?

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Their fans also came on our board lauding the success of all of their picks.  

 

So us crushing them the next year, Fisher getting ****canned, the Rams being moved back to LA, and then becoming NFC contenders, is pretty much the greatest outcome I could've hoped for.

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23 hours ago, Mr. Sinister said:

Their fans also came on our board lauding the success of all of their picks.  

 

So us crushing them the next year, Fisher getting ****canned, the Rams being moved back to LA, and then becoming NFC contenders, is pretty much the greatest outcome I could've hoped for.

 

...Wrong us, shall we not revenge?

 

-General Chang

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I remember watching an episode of hard knocks. He was reprimanding a player in his office, and I’m pretty sure he was drunk. 

 

Lol

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