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      ES Coverage: Giants vs Redskins 
       
      12/9/18
       
      DEFEAT!!!
       
      Giants 40 - Redskins 16
       
      Greetings friends, JimmiJo here, and I am joined by my shivering partner, Spaceman Spiff. Together we will bring you this all important NFC East divisional matchup between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants.
       
      When I was last with you the Redskins had command of the division and there was optimism to spare. Since, devastating injuries to quarterbacks, linemen, and cornerbacks has left this team losers in 4-of-5 contests.
       
      But there is still everything to play for, and if they can manage a victory today and the Eagles to the same Washington will once again have a share of the lead.
       
      I can dream can't I?
       
      On paper, the future looks grim. A continued collapse will start the questions about the future of personnel and perhaps leadership. Yes, we can certainly point to injuries as the primary reason the team is struggling. But the record earlier in the year was masking some issues with the squad. No real arial threat. An inconsistent running game. And a defense that has been anything but consistent.
       
      But these are questions for another time. Today, it is just two teams looking for a win.
       
      See you at the half.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 32 RB Samaje Perine
      o   No. 46 RB Kapri Bibbs
      o   No. 52 LB Ryan Anderson
      o   No. 63 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 66 G Tony Bergstrom
      o   No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley
       
      JimmiJo
       
      I was happy to see players like Josh Johnson and Byron Marshall in the game. The marquee guys did not earn the right to play following the disastrous first half. It was historically bad.
       
      Never before had the Washington Redskins trailed by as much as the 34-0 deficit they entertained today at the half.
       
      I remarked to one of the writers that in 13-seasons I had never seen this team so outplayed as today. The offense led by Mark Sanchez was throw-up in mouth bad. At no point did you feel like they would or could score.
       
      I tweeted before the game that it is time for Daniel Snyder to replaced head coach Jay Gruden. Yes injuries are the headline. But the offense was poor before the injuries.
       
      No aerial threat and an inconsistent rushing. They only seemed to score 20-points per game.
       
      What they did do well was hold on to the ball. And the defense was a takeover machine the first half of the year.
      But turnovers tend to even out.
       
      So I was more than glad to see those ‘backups’ play. All they did was show they should have been playing in the first half.
       
      Especially Johnson. Take a look at your Redskins’ starter the rest of the way. From his first snap the offense looked different. There was energy. There was life.
       
      And there was threat.
       
      Johnson played with more command, accuracy and imagination than Mark Sanchez. He looked much more the accomplished quarterback.
       
      A word on Josh Doctson. You are an idiot. Without the stupid penalty you are not letting the safety out-position you to make the pick with 5-minutes left.
       
      Following this game, staring at the standings and considering possible scenarios for getting in the playoffs is fools’ gold. It is all about assessing who it worth keeping for next year.
       
      I don’t believe head coach Jay Gruden is going to make the list. Nor should he. He has had nore than enough time to do something here. He had Kirk Cousins’ starting over 3-full seasons.
       
      He had his chance.
       
      I tweeted before the game team owner Daniel Snyder should let Gruden go and bring in Mike McCarthy. Washington Post writer (and friend) Rick Snider made a great counterpoint to that idea:
       
      “Why would McCarthy want to come here? He has better options,” he said.
       
      That sure feels like the truth. And if so, it may explain why Gruden is fast becoming one of the most tenured coaches in the league.
       
      This was my last game for this season. I would like to thank Extremeskins and the team for the opportunity this year. I will see you guys next year.
       
      Let me go on the record now and say I do not think Jay Gruden's position here is secure. Not with the likes of Mike McCarthy available.
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Let's All Get Behind Alex Smith! Or Not!! (M.E.T.) NO kirk talk---that goes in ATN forum

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We got a new but proven franchise QB that Snyder and management is committed to coming in on a 5 year deal so let's all get behind him and make him feel welcome.  Let the honeymoon begin!

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What is "What we said about Donovan McNabb 8 years ago"?

 

I'll take "Repeated Extremeskins Beliefs" for $1000, Alex.

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7 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

What is "What we said about Donovan McNabb 8 years ago"?

 

I'll take "Repeated Extremeskins Beliefs" for $1000, Alex.

 

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Like I said in the other thread, my sincere condolences to you. Welcome aboard to the misery train, known as the Redskins.

 

I wish you the best of luck. Sadly, after being our QB for one year; you probably find being our QB, just something to pay the bills. The joy of playing football, will be sucked right out of you.

 

So, welcome Alex.

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This message has my support as well as Alex Smith. When I signed up for this for Life 39 years ago excuse me 40 years ago it means for life... Do I approve of the trade or what happened no I don't I wanted Kirk Cousins to be our long-time quarterback but like many unless I was a mouse in the corner I would have no idea what's going on in the front office or what's going on with players. Is it our front office being complete douchebags again or was it Kirk Cousins being a douchebag? no one really knows... so for me until I am 100% out I will always be 100% in.

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I support him 100% until he throws a 2 yard pass on 3rd and 10. 

 

:)

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1 hour ago, Riggo#44 said:

What is "What we said about Donovan McNabb 8 years ago"?

 

I'll take "Repeated Extremeskins Beliefs" for $1000, Alex.

Its incredible to me. Its literally the exact same trade except we also lost a talented stud young CB.

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After his first practice with us when he realizes we don't have a Kelce, Hunt, or Hill to throw to I fully expect to run into him at a local tavern some point this Fall, slumped over the bar.

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2 minutes ago, BurgundyBooger said:

After his first practice with us when he realizes we don't have a Kelce, Hunt, or Hill to throw to I fully expect to run into him at a local tavern some point this Fall, slumped over the bar.

 

You act like we have no weapons at all? Thompson, Reed and Crowder can all play the game.

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This is nice to see from the OP who we all know is a stout KC supporter. I'll have Alex's back the minute he is officially a Redskin. 

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So there is already a trade thread to discuss if this was the best/worst trade in the history of the Redskins and people are debating the relative merits of Alex over there and prognosticating on if he will win 3 games or 13 games.  Can we not just have a thread to welcome the guy to his new team without all of the snark?  

 

Once the season begins bash away to your hearts content if he is not performing but can we try not to act like the ****ty fanbase the media says we are for just a couple of months. 

 

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Willing to give the guy a shot. Wasn't overly impressed with his career numbers, but he is safe and doesn't turn the ball over, so that's good. At least he WANTS to be here as opposed to that other guy who shall not be named.

Who knows, maybe he will light it up with Reed and Thompson. The guy does know how to win games and has done far more good than bad, so I'm ok with it. In any event he's what we got going forward so he's got my support.

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28 minutes ago, WelshSkinsFan said:

So there is already a trade thread to discuss if this was the best/worst trade in the history of the Redskins and people are debating the relative merits of Alex over there and prognosticating on if he will win 3 games or 13 games.  Can we not just have a thread to welcome the guy to his new team without all of the snark?  

 

Once the season begins bash away to your hearts content if he is not performing but can we try not to act like the ****ty fanbase the media says we are for just a couple of months. 

 

 

My thoughts exactly!  We had thoughts and attitudes about his predecessor and about the trade, it’s time to let those thoughts go and embrace our new champion and get some enjoyment out of the FA and draft.  

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This thread is more like it!!! :cheers:

 

We have a franchise quarterback with playoff (and superbowl) experience locked down for years.  Finally stability at the position by someone who wants to be here!

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Sure. 

 

Welcome Alex. I hope you do well in the uni.

 

Unfortunately we are not a patient fan base, so I guess I'm saying I really hope you do well... 

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1 hour ago, BurgundyBooger said:

After his first practice with us when he realizes we don't have a Kelce, Hunt, or Hill to throw to I fully expect to run into him at a local tavern some point this Fall, slumped over the bar.

 

Reed, Crowder, Thompson and now Richardson are some nice weapons if healthy. Don't sleep on Vernon he can still play at a high level and played with him in SF. Doctson develops and draft a bellcow at RB I could get optimistic about that.

Doesn't seem like a bad place to be for Alex. 

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First you couldn’t use a calendar & now you misspelled “Vikings”. :silly:

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6 hours ago, Veryoldschool said:

We got a new but proven franchise QB that Snyder and management is committed to coming in on a 5 year deal so let's all get behind him and make him feel welcome.  Let the honeymoon begin!

 

With all the Shotgun formations Jay likes to run, I believe you'll only have 1 RB behind Alex Smith at a time...

 

So no sure we'll be allowed to stand behind him when he plays.

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53 minutes ago, TheBlueIndian said:

 

Reed, Crowder, Thompson and now Richardson are some nice weapons if healthy. Don't sleep on Vernon he can still play at a high level and played with him in SF. Doctson develops and draft a bellcow at RB I could get optimistic about that.

Doesn't seem like a bad place to be for Alex. 

 

Honestly, "If healthy" has been kicking our ass for years now. I'm over Reed, and as much as I love the little Seminole, he's had do many brutal injuries I'm not sure what's left. Gruden basically had him under what amounts to football quarantine for 3 seasons, and when he finally decided to put the team on his shoulders, he bit the big one again. Just seems like we have a ton of question marks surrounding Smith right now.

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10 hours ago, Veryoldschool said:

We got a new but proven franchise QB that Snyder and management is committed to coming in on a 5 year deal so let's all get behind him and make him feel welcome.  Let the honeymoon begin!

 

Pretty sure you'd get behind him, knife in hand, wearing a nice purple Cousins jersey :rofl89:

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