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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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NFL.com: Kirk Cousins tops biggest contracts (Special rule---you can refer to the Redskins in this thread---M.E.T.)

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13 hours ago, TheShredder said:

 

Bro, the Rams are stacked. Was this sarcasm?  

 

 

I don't know anything about their OL, but if you're right, Cousin's will get hurt. 

 

1) *points to nose and then to TheShredder*

 

2) Kirk is one tough s.o.b....doubt he gets hurt.

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Kirk really doesn't take many nasty hits. Hence no concussions and major injuries. God knows he's had a line capable of it at times with all the injuries on the OL. 

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2 hours ago, Busch1724 said:

Kirk really doesn't take many nasty hits. Hence no concussions and major injuries. God knows he's had a line capable of it at times with all the injuries on the OL. 

 

Yes, Kirk was really in a chuck and duck situation with all the injuries to the Skin's line last season.  As I understand it the Vikings are hoping to get all of their starting OL on the field opening day.  As for the quality of their OL, I will have to see.   Viking fans criticize the quality of their OL because their QBs have been injured.  I understand Case Keenum was very patient in the pocket whereas Kirk Cousins has a quick release.  

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9 hours ago, Califan007 said:

 

1) *points to nose and then to TheShredder*

 

2) Kirk is one tough s.o.b....doubt he gets hurt.

Yeah he's tough but when you play behind this type of OL...it's a long season bro!  I don't wish for anyone to get hurt, just don't like his odds.  Teams are going to go after him.  He puts the ball on the ground and throws INT's historically.  With a more then suspect OL, the formula for beating the Vikes will be to go after Cousins.  You can be the toughest SOB in the league, but Cousins is no Brett Favre. 

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7 hours ago, Busch1724 said:

Kirk really doesn't take many nasty hits. Hence no concussions and major injuries. God knows he's had a line capable of it at times with all the injuries on the OL. 

 

Captain Backfoot!

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1 hour ago, TheShredder said:

Yeah he's tough but when you play behind this type of OL...it's a long season bro!  I don't wish for anyone to get hurt, just don't like his odds.  Teams are going to go after him.  He puts the ball on the ground and throws INT's historically.  With a more then suspect OL, the formula for beating the Vikes will be to go after Cousins.  You can be the toughest SOB in the league, but Cousins is no Brett Favre. 

 

It was safe to charge after Kirk when he was a Redskin because the Skins didn't have a running game, they have one in Minnesota and Cousins releases quicker that Keenum.  Kirk started 48 straight for the Skins and I expect him to start 16 for a much better and more balanced team.  Can't wait for the season to start!

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1 minute ago, Sandy Monk said:

 

It was very underwhelming, yes. 

Actually, the running game wasn't bad it was the passing game that was off.

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8 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

Actually, the running game wasn't bad it was the passing game that was off.

Kirk was also back at throwing to a well-covered receiver 2 yards behind the LOS on 3rd and 5. Hopefully, we will see less of that.

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Six Vikings exit preseason game with injuries, some season-ending

 

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24411188/minnesota-vikings-lose-6-players-injury-preseason-game

 

Cowboys offensive guard Zack Martin leaves with knee injury

 

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24411433/zack-martin-dallas-cowboys-knee-injury

 

1 hour ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

I wonder if we'll see another one of those highlight videos, "Every throw by Kirk Cousins"

Nope, you have to settle for every run by Mike Boone, pay attention, this guy could be on our team in a few weeks.

 

http://www.nfl.com/videos/minnesota-vikings/0ap3000000949107/Every-Mike-Boone-touch-Preseason-Week-2

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6 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

Nope, you have to settle for every run by Mike Boone, pay attention, this guy could be on our team in a few weeks.

 

http://www.nfl.com/videos/minnesota-vikings/0ap3000000949107/Every-Mike-Boone-touch-Preseason-Week-2

 

Interesting, I was actually thinking of another guy on the VIkings squad, with a similar name, who they actually stole from us : Mack Brown.

I really liked him, when he was with us, and wonder what happened to him.

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13 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Interesting, I was actually thinking of another guy on the VIkings squad, with a similar name, who they actually stole from us : Mack Brown.

I really liked him, when he was with us, and wonder what happened to him.

He's 3rd on the depth chart ahead of Boone, he didn't play today for whatever reason.

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2 hours ago, JSSkinz said:

He's 3rd on the depth chart ahead of Boone, he didn't play today for whatever reason.

 

Actually looks like he's below Boone and Roc Thomas, at 5th or lower

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000949099/article/what-we-learned-from-saturdays-preseason-games

 

"The preseason battle for the Vikings' third tailback job is heating up between a pair of undrafted rookies. Bruising back Mike Boone showed off Saturday. The Cincinnati product ran with bombastic power, good speed to the edge and violent finishes. He finished with 91 rushing yards on 13 carries (7.0 average) and a TD, looking like an early-career Chris Ivory. Roc Thomas, who flashed last week, looked solid again. The versatile tailback compiled 25 rushing yards on five carries and two receptions for 12 yards. Thomas' dual-threat capabilities might give him an edge to play the Jerick McKinnon role behind Dalvin Cook and Murray. The two rookies should get plenty of reps the rest of the preseason in a battle to see which will make the roster. Saturday's tilt, however, showed that each should be on an NFL team somewhere."

1 hour ago, Fat Stupid Loser said:

Same reason he never played here I'd guess.

 

He did play in the regular season, and had a huge game against the Bears a couple years ago, for us.

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9 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

 

 

He did play in the regular season, and had a huge game against the Bears a couple years ago, for us.

But only because everyone else was injured?  I don't remember. If you can't seriously challenge Rob Kelley for playing time, how good can you be? Fat Rob is a marginal NFL RB on his best day.

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8 hours ago, Fat Stupid Loser said:

 Fat Rob is a marginal NFL RB on his best day.

 

On his best day - Rob rushed 24 times for 137 yards for 5.7 ypc and a 66-yarder and 3 TD's.

And that was without Trent WIlliams.

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7 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

On his best day - Rob rushed 24 times for 137 yards for 5.7 ypc and a 66-yarder and 3 TD's.

And that was without Trent WIlliams.

Weird stuff happens once in a blue moon.  Timmy Smith?  Take out his 66 yard fluke and he had 71 yards on 23 rushes. That's him on his best day. 

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12 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Why take it out ?

Generally I wouldn't. He earned the 66 yards. Just pointing out its far from his norm and an outlier. Our running backs are crap. Crap. Its why we've been a one trick pony offense for the last 3 plus years. Even when our one trick was really good it was beatable because nobody had to seriously defend our run game. Focus on shutting down our one strength and chuckle a little when we hand off. Rob is a 3rd string, emergency running back. We are all excited because he slimmed down a little this season. That's how bad its been.

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