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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 head coach, 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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18 hours ago, Califan007 said:

 

The Raiders aren't pushovers, either...If Kirk starts worrying too much about throwing an INT things could get messy.

 

Kirk will go for 350+ 4tds today.  Late September is his happy place.

 

Sets the table nicely for a miserable November.

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1 hour ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Kirk will go for 350+ 4tds today.  Late September is his happy place.

 

Sets the table nicely for a miserable November.

 

Normally I'd agree with you...Kirk's MO while here was to have two mediocre games to start the season and then go on a 3-4 game stretch where he plays really well. Not so sure that happens this time, though.

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34 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

Normally I'd agree with you...Kirk's MO while here was to have two mediocre games to start the season and then go on a 3-4 game stretch where he plays really well. Not so sure that happens this time, though.

 

If he can’t get this done today, he really is toast.

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3 hours ago, Califan007 said:

His 4,000 yd season streak is in jeopardy...

And your criptic post made me look it up.

 

174 yards..  to go with 98 and 234. That’s 502 yards in 3 games.  That’s a 2,667 pace, that is.  

 

You know what the Vikings should have done?  Kept Case.  

 

 

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2 hours ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

And your criptic post made me look it up.

 

 

 

Califan is anything but cryptic...If there's no "lol" at the end of any of his posts, then there's no question whether he's being serious/literal.

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19 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Califan is anything but cryptic...If there's no "lol" at the end of any of his posts, then there's no question whether he's being serious/literal.

If Califan trashes someone and doesn't drop a lol, **** just got serious.

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8 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Califan is anything but cryptic...If there's no "lol" at the end of any of his posts, then there's no question whether he's being serious/literal.

What I meant is the lack of details to support the post.

 

btw, I agree. Kirk is going to struggle to get to 4K yards.  Which won’t matter if the Vikings are winning.

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9 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Califan is anything but cryptic...If there's no "lol" at the end of any of his posts, then there's no question whether he's being serious/literal.

 

9 hours ago, NickyJ said:

If Califan trashes someone and doesn't drop a lol, **** just got serious.

 

 

Word.

 

 

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It would seem that the Vikings have come to the conclusion that the best way to win with Kirk is to minimize the amount of impact he has on the offense.

 

And I find that to be fairly amusing.

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21 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

It would seem that the Vikings have come to the conclusion that the best way to win with Kirk is to minimize the amount of impact he has on the offense.

 

And I find that to be fairly amusing.

Most everyone here that didn’t hate him said the way to win with Kirk is to run the ball because he’s at his best with play action.  Not sure where he stands today, but while here and at some point last year with Minnesota he was the highest rated PA passer.

 

Edit: On a side note, when I think about it, both Kirk and Robert were really good with disguising play action.  Must have been something Shanny emphasized.

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52 minutes ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Edit: On a side note, when I think about it, both Kirk and Robert were really good with disguising play action.  Must have been something Shanny emphasized.

 

Thats Shanny's whole game, for sure. Make you play the run then make you pay for it. And with Griffin he was exceptional at it because thats literally all he did in college and he has that 3 way option that defenses at the time didnt know what to do with. Once they figured out to hit him regardless that was over. With Cuz though, hes just too good when things go according to plan and you play the wrong defense. So if they bite on the PA and hes expecting it, you are dead in the water unless he misses. And despite what folks say about him, he doesnt miss the wide open guys often.

 

It makes me sad, thinking how good of a coach shanny was and the version we got of him here. He and his son would have made it work, but pops was too soft in his old age. He could have made it work with either guy, too.  

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30 minutes ago, BleedBNG said:

I guess after Keenum's last night performance, the Vike fans feel pretty good by now.

Doubt it, because most see that our coach didnt game plan for Mack...oh and Keenum isnt an 84 million dollar average game manager.

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20 hours ago, BleedBNG said:

I guess after Keenum's last night performance, the Vike fans feel pretty good by now.

Are you kidding me? Cousins would've put in the exact same performance under the lights given those conditions - Keenum was getting his ass kicked every time he dropped back.  Please... don't try to rewrite Cousins' time here - he put up great stats but couldn't win or completely under performed when we needed him most.

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49 minutes ago, Rex Tomb said:

Are you kidding me? Cousins would've put in the exact same performance under the lights given those conditions - Keenum was getting his ass kicked every time he dropped back.  Please... don't try to rewrite Cousins' time here - he put up great stats but couldn't win or completely under performed when we needed him most.

 

I know, I take it back. He wouldn't have even had a decent comeback in the last half. :P

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On 9/12/2019 at 1:09 PM, NickyJ said:
On 9/3/2019 at 9:40 AM, NickyJ said:

 

 

Best option I see now is to replace Laquon Treadwell's replacement, Laquan Treadwell, with Laquan Treadwell.

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Vikings/Bears this weekend right?

 

Gonna be so goooooood

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I come to this thread about the same time every week and I’m starting to understand why. 

 

Greetings folks

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3 minutes ago, Llevron said:

I come to this thread about the same time every week and I’m starting to understand why. 

 

Greetings folks

 

I mighta thought I saw some “garbagetiming” out there.  

 

I’d like a second opinion.

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4 minutes ago, Llevron said:

I come to this thread about the same time every week and I’m starting to understand why. 

 

Greetings folks

 

Literally thought the same. Same time next week? 

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37 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

I mighta thought I saw some “garbagetiming” out there.  

 

I’d like a second opinion.

 

Oh for sure. Chronic case of it, in fact. Could be fatal for the Vikings again this season. At this rate he could choke to death 💀 

 

 

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