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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
Burgold

Redskins receiving corp is beginning to shape up

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1 minute ago, DiscoBob said:

How much did McLaurin play, I watched bits and pieces and didn't hear his name a single time?

I don't think he, Doctson, Quinn, or Richardson played at all. But to be fair seemed like every Keenum pass was to Vernon Davis.

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Seems difficult to get a read on this WR corps when what seems to be the top 3 guys arent playing. 

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1 hour ago, dyst said:

Was Doctson the one who was homesick his rookie year or was that Sua? 

 

Nah it was Doctson.

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Feels like a numbers game will see somebody I like out of Davis, Harmon, and Cam Sims not make the team.  Unless they dump Doctson.  

 

They can try and stash somebody on the PS, that might work. I think they're safer on the PS than most do.  

 

What I dont want is Quick wasting our time taking snaps from any of these guys.

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13 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Robert Davis has had both a good camp and a good 2 Preseason games.

 

Okay everyone but Davis. He has been good, but that's it. 

18 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

My ideal scenario :

 

Trade Doctson

 

Keep on the 53 :

McClaurin

Quinn

Richardson

C Sims

Davis

Harmon

 

Place on the PS (any 1 or 2 of these, obviously not all 3) :

S Sims

Kidsy

Chesson ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are we trading Doctson for a bag of chips?

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3 minutes ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

Okay everyone but Davis. He has been good, but that's it. 

 

What are we trading Doctson for a bag of chips?

Package him with Trent to make sure we get a first

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7 minutes ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

What are we trading Doctson for a bag of chips?

 

I would feel sooooooooooooo guilty taking a bag of chips for him... 

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41 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

He ain't even worth a Sour Cream and Onion at this point.

 

So disrespectful....to sour cream and onion.

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11 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

As excited as they are about McLaurin, they're just as excited about Trey Quinn.  He called Trey Quinn a dog, plays mean and aggressive and is going to get a ton of looks this year.  The reason you're not seeing him, according to Lewis, is that they want to keep him under wraps.  He's got hands, runs excellent routes and they plan to use him a lot.  Lewis thinks 70-80 catches for Quinn is certainly possible.  

The rest of your post had me up until here. The seemingly fragile last pick in the draft is being sat because he's a super secret weapon and totally not because he seems fragile. I'm pressing the Doubt button on this one.

 

5 hours ago, dyst said:

Was Doctson the one who was homesick his rookie year or was that Sua? 

Originally our medical staff thought Doctson injured his Achilles, which ended up putting him on IR. Upon further review, Doctor Chris Cooley disproved that assessment and revealed that Doctson suffered from an acute case of Homesickness of the Knees. Cooley has been spearheading the research into homesickness, a currently incurable disease.

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Not sure if this has been covered here yet, but they were saying on the radio last night that Doctson liked the instagram post by Su'a that was slamming the medical staff.  Then somebody must have got to him about it and he deleted it.

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4 hours ago, NickyJ said:

The rest of your post had me up until here. The seemingly fragile last pick in the draft is being sat because he's a super secret weapon and totally not because he seems fragile. I'm pressing the Doubt button on this one.

 

 

Why can't both statements be true, or at least partially true ?

Any good lawyer will tell you that "The truth, no doubt, lies somewhere in between the 2 stories"

So maybe he's a "Somewhat Fragile, Slightly Secret Weapon"

 

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1 hour ago, FunBunch7 said:

 

I would feel sooooooooooooo guilty taking a bag of chips for him... 

 

Lmao 

 

How about a 99 cent bag?🤔

2 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

Package him with Trent to make sure we get a first

 

That would hurt Trent's value. 

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36 minutes ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

That would hurt Trent's value. 

Depends on the partner.  Couple articles out of Boston saying Docston could be a trade option because of what's going on at WR for them, low risk high reward.  Considering they already want Trent, I dont see how that will hurt.

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2 hours ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

What are we trading Doctson for a bag of chips?

 

The Vikings look like they are going to cut Laquon Treadwell, who I think was drafted one pick before or one pick after Doctson.  They are shopping him, but he will probably be cut.

 

If the Skins know Doctson is not going to make the team, maybe they could swap WR busts to see if a change of scenery helps him at all.

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Its tough not to fall in love with the rookies bubble and depth guys when the projected starters don't even play.

 

Conversely I don't think it bodes well for the starters.... Mystery Man McLaurin, aside.

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Right now all 3 starters are hurt.  Richardson, McLaurin and Quinn.  

 

Thats not great.  It seems as though Quinn and McLaurin will be fine.  Richardson seems more serious.

 

I do think a skill position group which includes AP, Reed, VDavis, CT (if healthy), McLaurin and  Quinn could be pretty good.  

 

If Guice gets cleared soon, that’s a boost.  If Richardson can play, that’s good too.  

 

And that’s not even counting on the second group of guys like Cam Simms, Davis, etc. 

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If Richardson can't get healthy before the season it might be wise to bite the bullet and go with an injury settlement. That's two years in a row with injuries severely limiting production/game time. I actually did like his fight when he was on the field, but given that this in all liklihood is a loser year it might just be wiser to trim the fat.

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3 hours ago, Burgold said:

If Richardson can't get healthy before the season it might be wise to bite the bullet and go with an injury settlement. That's two years in a row with injuries severely limiting production/game time. I actually did like his fight when he was on the field, but given that this in all liklihood is a loser year it might just be wiser to trim the fat.

 

i'm cool with an injury settlement, but that's gonna be an EXPENSIVE bullet to bite. Can we really afford it though?  If we do, I'd like them to trade Doctson also. Clean house with the WR core and let the young guys play.

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52 minutes ago, ksun247 said:

 

i'm cool with an injury settlement, but that's gonna be an EXPENSIVE bullet to bite. Can we really afford it though?  If we do, I'd like them to trade Doctson also. Clean house with the WR core and let the young guys play.

 

An entire team of rookie WRs? It can't fail! Okay, Trey Quinn did get 10 targets over 3 games his rookie year. So not technically a rookie. He'd be the "veteran" of the bunch since no else has registered an NFL target.

7 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Why can't both statements be true, or at least partially true ?

Any good lawyer will tell you that "The truth, no doubt, lies somewhere in between the 2 stories"

So maybe he's a "Somewhat Fragile, Slightly Secret Weapon"

 

 

Maybe he's a double secret weapon?

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And presume been big for big Mike Quick,   I guess that is pointing towards Harmon/Sims not being teams aces.

 

Have we ever carried 7? I think the magic number is 5 and rare occasion, 6, or maybe even 4 mid season for a game or 2. With 2 hands TEs I just don't see 7 WRs short of becoming a pass first spread offense.  Lets pencil Davis in for fun....

 

Doctson Richardson Quinn | McLaurin Davis. Bubble guys are Sims Harmon and Kidsy

 

A fantasy guy I follow said Doctson is one of the few Redskins of interest to him, probably based on the super value he may provide. He hardly has much vet competition for targets that's for sure.

 

Just like a bubble back needs to be able to pass pro, bubble wides need to play teams. Heck CT was PS'd for 3 years.

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