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      The home team fans are at home, these games no longer matter, and it’s probably better for the team to lose than it is to win.  It must be December in Washington.  Welcome to week 15!
       
      Redskins Inactive: 
      Colt McCoy  
      Trey Quinn 
      Quinton Dunbar  
      Josh Harvey-Clemons  
      Ross Pierschbacher  
      Brandon Scherff  
      Caleb Wilson  
       
      Eagles Inactive: 
      Nate Sudfeld  
      Nelson Agholor 
      Jordan Howard  
      Shareef Miller 
      Lane Johnson  
      Sua Opeta  
      Derek Barnet
       
      There are two camps for Redskins fans at this time of year.  Those that want to tank and those that want to win.  If this describes you, I want you to know something important. You’re wrong.  You should probably feel bad about it too, but that’s your business.  The right way to go about this, is simply to embrace the doublethink.  
       
      Before and after the game it’s perfectly reasonable to acknowledge that losing has its advantages.  It does and it is undeniable.  Afterall we could be talking about the difference between Chase Young being in a Redskins uniform, or not.  What we need for that to happen is simple.  Redskins lose out.  Giants beat the Dolphins and Redskins.  Dolphins beat the Bengals.  All of these things are perfectly reasonable outcomes.  We’re that close to having an elite pass rusher.   
       
      Before that happens, we have a game to play.  It is in this moment that we should embrace the other side of our demented doublethink.  While the game is being played, especially against a division opponent, fans should want their team to do well.  Assuming they have a soul and any decency.  There is just no way that I can root for the Eagles to beat the Redskins during a game.  If you are the type of fan that does this, I hope you find someone that can fix what has broken inside of you.   
       
      Pregame Prediction:  Redskins 23 – Eagles 30  
      More interesting game we are missing because we are still watching the Redskins:  Packers – Bears  
      Things I am snacking on:  Brownie.   
      Number of colons used:  Six.  (so far)  
       
      Check back for updates.  I’m going to wander around the room for a while and stretch my legs to get away from a certain well-known ESPN Eagle fan’s boring conversations that my ear phones aren’t blocking out entirely.
       
      1st Quarter Redskins 7 - 3 Eagles
      "The Closer" Haskins showed up for work early today and hit his former college teammate for a touchdown.  He really took the life out of this crowd in *checks notes* Fedex Field. 
       
      2nd Quarter Redskins 14 - 10 Eagles
      This quarter was defined by penalties.  The Redskins made the mistake of lightly hitting an Eagles tight end on the shoulder, and then another by tackling the Eagles QB around the waist.  Refs clearly didn't appreciate the Redskins playing football.
       
      This is the best half of football of Haskins pro career.  The Redskins passing offense as a whole has looked impressive, which... well it just shouldn't be.  Right?  Feels like a trap.  As soon as we start to feel good about it, BOOM they'll tear our hearts out. 
       
      I'll say this much though, Redskins receivers have been running around wide open throughout this first half.  The Redskins should have scored more than 14.
       
      Halftime:  If you had a choice between standing in a relatively long line for ice cream and cookies or nachos and hot dogs which would you choose?  I would go with ice cream.  Unfortunately I didn't realize there were two separate lines, and so I ended up with nachos and disappointment.  Also, I should probably mention Urban Meyer is here.  I bet he got the ice cream.   
       
      3rd Quarter Redskins 14 - 17 Eagles
      Wentz made a good throw, giving his team the lead, and it reminded me that Wentz was once a pretty good QB.  Hasn't looked like it often today.  The Eagles really haven't had a lot of open players for Wentz to throw to, but there is more to it than that.  Wentz looks slow. 
       
      Haskins has out played him through three quarters, and we haven't even reached Haskins best quarter. 
       
      4th Quarter Redskins 27 - 37 Eagles
      Some drunk Redskins fans sitting in front of the press box have recognized a Eagles fan that appears often on CNN and have started knocking on the glass to wave their hands and smile at him now the the Redskins have the lead.  These fans have apparently never learned not to tempt fate.
       
      Redskins defense played fairly well all game but picked the worst possible time to give up a long drive for a touchdown.  The Eagles offense came off the field with a four point lead and less than a minute left in the game.  The fumble return for a touchdown on the aborted hail marry attempt just added insult to injury.  Redskins come up short, for the eleventh time this season. 
       
      End of game thoughts.  Haskins actually looked like a real NFL QB for an entire NFL game.  Not just a drive here or there, but for an entire game Haskins looked like he belonged.  He looked like one of the reasons the Redskins might win the game.  He's shown flashes in the past but nothing like this.  A very encouraging sign for fans that believe he can be a part of the future here. 
       
      The Giants did their part to fall back in the draft, by absolutely dismantling the mighty Dolphins.  May the Giants be victorious, at least one more time this season.  We just need to lose to the Giants and have the Dolphins beat the Bengals, and the Redskins will be sitting alone at 3 wins.  Chase Young could happen.

       
       
       
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Welcome to the Washington Redskins Derrius Guice RB LSU

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Welcome to the Redskins young man. Happy running. :) 

DERRIUS GUICE 

RB LSU

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HEIGHT 5' 11"
WEIGHT 224 lbs
ARMS 30 3/4”
HANDS 9 3/4
 

Prospect Grade

6.14

SHOULD BECOME INSTANT STARTER

 

40 Yard Dash

4.49

SECONDS

 

Bench Press

15

REPS

 

Vertical Jump

31.5

INCHES

 

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/derrius-guice?id=32462018-0002-5601-017c-b2cb76f248b4

 

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Analysis

In most cases, it would be tough for a team to lose an excellent backfield talent like Leonard Fournette. Fournette's injuries in 2016, however, gave Guice the opportunity to prove he could handle the starting job. He used his exceptional balance, violent running style, and speed to lead the SEC in rushing (1,387 yards) and rushing touchdowns for running backs (15) despite starting just six of 12 games played. The first-team All-SEC pick set a school record with 285 yards against Texas A&M and ranked fifth in the country with 7.6 yards per attempt on the year. He was named MVP of the Citrus Bowl with 138 yards and a score in the win over Louisville. Guice was banged-up himself early in the 2017 season, but managed to start 11 of 12 games played, receiving second-team All-SEC notice after rushing for 1,251 yards and 11 touchdowns on 237 carries (18 receptions, 124 yards, two touchdowns receiving). The five-star prospect from Baton Rouge (all-state pick with 1,341 rushing yards, 21 touchdowns, 617 receiving yards as a senior) plays with anger stored in his body since his father was murdered when he was seven. He played in every game as a true freshman in 2015, averaging 8.5 yards on 51 carries and scoring three times when Fournette was unavailable. Guice has produced as a kick returner in his two years with the Tigers, gaining 472 yards on 20 attempts in 2015 and 223 yards on 11 tries in 2016.

Overview

Evaluating Guice requires settling in for two full seasons of tape study as he was only healthy a fraction of the 2017 season. While Guice has some elusiveness and long speed, much of his success comes from his furious running style and ability to create yardage after contact. Guice's yards per touch was two yards higher over his first two seasons compared to last year. Like Leonard Fournette the year before, teams may be willing to lock in on his sophomore tape to create their evaluations and grades. Guice's running style could lead to a shorter career, but he has a chance to make a big splash early.

Strengths

 

Completely different talent on healthy 2016 tape as opposed to injured 2017

Well built combining powerful lower body with good overall size

Winning combination of speed, power and balance

Good recognition of early trouble from penetration and makes alterations

Has quality vision and is able to make sudden cuts without rolling into low gear

Rarely rushes as interior runner

Sets up blocks and follows the plan

Gathers weight quickly after cuts and re-establishes his base

Exceptional contact balance carrying power to punish second-level tacklers

Can create his own fortune

Has footwork and athleticism to spin out of tackle attempts

Able to push piles

Shows ability to impose his will in the fourth quarter

Angle tackles won't get it done

Possesses homerun capability when he finds open field

Not a classic third-down back, but can pick up patches of yards out of backfield

 

 

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Run and stop the run.  Trade down and still get what should be a major, and sorely needed, upgrade at running back.  Good draft through two rounds.  

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Ok... who’s the one making these draft picks for the Redskins? We got Da’Ron Payne in the 1st used our extra 5th round pick and traded back in the 2nd to recoup our lost 3rd round pick AND still got Derrius Guice? I’m shocked but very pleased.

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Ghaaaaalllly sure makes being a Redskin fan nice seeing all the positive posts about the draft...shoooot if y'all are ok with it than things must be going ok...

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Could not be happier we got him! I wanted him at 13 and to grab him that late is just unbelievable to me. He’s goi g to be a superstar in this league. He’s just as good as Fournette, if not better. We are all in for an awesome next 5-7 years with this guy running the ball for us. He is a savage. I’ve seen a lot of great RBs come through LSU and he’s the best I’ve  seen along with Fournette.

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I am stoked. We got a big, nasty NT and we've somehow managed to trade back, pick up a 3rd for a 5th and still got the guy I wanted to pick at #13. Guice is going to be a bonafide stud.

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The fact we were able to trade down and still nab this guy is amazing.  I wanted him before trade down!  Certainly instilled aome

confidence in me in regards to the front office.  Let’s go Guice!

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Knowing we wouldn't get Saquon Barkley, this is the guy I wanted. I'm not a very savvy college ball guy so I'm sure there's good reason he went late but I would have (foolishly) grabbed him at 13. I sweat my way thru the second round until we got him. I hope this goes well.

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20 minutes ago, BayouBrave86 said:

Could not be happier we got him! I wanted him at 13 and to grab him that late is just unbelievable to me. He’s goi g to be a superstar in this league. He’s just as good as Fournette, if not better. We are all in for an awesome next 5-7 years with this guy running the ball for us. He is a savage. I’ve seen a lot of great RBs come through LSU and he’s the best I’ve  seen along with Fournette.

Right there with you!  This is a value pick if I’ve ever seen one.  The nfc east is loaded at running back and we’ve got one of our own!

6 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

Love this from the article, "I already ran angry," he said on the radio. "This just heats it up 10 times more. Everybody that passed on me, it's going to be crazy when I get back on the field."

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6 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Happy we got him.  Seems like a good kid, hopefully the nasty rumors about him are exactly that...just rumors.  

 

 

I got no problem with a mean streak.

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