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      ES Coverage Cowboys vs Redskins 2019
       
      9/15/19
       
      Do I look like I'm playing? I'm not playing. This is the Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a fan of this game, and this one does not get you excited you might want to check your pulse.
       
      Hello my friends it is I, JimmiJo, back for another year of this wonderful thing we call Redskins Football. This makes season 14 for me. I am joined by The Spaceman Spiff who will hereafter be known as "The Spaceman Spiff." 
       
      Where's that dude that gets the big tattoos on his back? There's his next one.
       
      So how important is this game? I don't know. What is the different between 1-1 and 0-2? The difference between batting .500 and zippy?
       
      Throw in that this is their 2nd division game to start the year AND a home game and you have a critical match.
       
      And once again they contend with critical injuries to start the year. Last year it was  their rookie star running back. This year its their 2nd year star...well you get the rest.  Darrius Guice is gone and not coming back this year. I think this really hurts him moving forward. Not sure who will build a scheme around him given his first two seasons.
       
      So it is down to the veteran Adrian Peterson. I have no worries of ring rust for hum. None whatsoever. He knows what to do.
       
      Anyway, almost time. Please share your thoughts.
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 31 Fabian Moreau
      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher
      o   No. 67 G Wes Martin
      o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed
      o   No. 93 DT Jonathan Allen
       
      The Cowboys declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Tavon Austin
      o   No. 37 S Donovan Wilson
      o   No. 57 LB Luke Gifford
      o   No. 61 C Adam Redmond
      o   No. 69 G Brandon Knight
      o   No. 79 DT Trysten Hill
      o   No. 97 DE Taco Charlton
       
      Follow along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Head coach Jay Gruden said it is not time to press the panic button when asked if staff changes could occur on the defensive coaching staff. It may not be for him, but he might want to pay attention to the sounds coming from the owners suite at Redskins Park.
       
      For example the sound of shouting and heavy objects striking walls could portend an early offseason for someone.
       
      The Washington Redskins are now 0-2 to start the season. They are 0-2 in the division.
       
      If that is not panic-inducing, they face a Chicago Bears football team (themselves in need of a solid win) on Monday Night Football next. A series they do not typically do well on.
       
      In both games to open the campaign the winning teams had the game well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter, despite Washington taking leads in each of the games.
       
      Against Dallas, the team began well again; taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. This was not quite the 17-0 start they had in Philadelphia. Nor did it take until halftime for the Cowboys to adjust.
       
      It happened on Dallas’ fourth drive. Starting at their own 3-yard line at 9:44 in the 2nd period, the Cowboys employed a combination of runs up the middle and quick outs in the flats and sideline to advance the ball 97-yards in 7 plays and tie the game.
       
      Following a three-and-out by Washington, Dallas went 74-yards on 11-plays to take the 14-7 lead at halftime.
       
      The 3rd Quarter began with the Cowboys receiving the ball at their own 25. Nine plays  and 75-yards later they were leading 21-7.
       
      The Redskins made it interesting with their own 11-play, 70-yard drive to cut he lead to 7.
       
      But Dallas responded with a field goal. And would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 17.
       
      Washington’s consolation score with just under 3-minutes remaining allowed rookie Terry McLaurin to add a touchdown to his debut season.
       
      The Redskins have developed a reputation for not responding well to adjustments. They had little answer for the adjustments Dallas made to their offense. Ditto the game in Philadelphia.
       
      In both, Washington had a lead to protect and could not.
       
      Coming into the season the defense was expected to the be the strength of the team. Yet in two games they have surrendered 910 yards (445 per game) and 63 points. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
       
      Statistically the Redskins defense are near the bottom in points allowed and yards surrendered.
       
      The coach wants to blame injuries. Not only the their excellent young nose tackle in Jonathan Allen, but also to the secondary which has already gone significant realignment to accommodate injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau.
       
      Still, with the specter of a season going off the rails after only two games, the fans want someone to blame.
       
      Wont be the quarterback. Case Keenum has completed 68.2 percent of his passes. He has thrown 3 touchdowns against no interceptions.
      Ditto other skill positions. Adrian Peterson did not his best outing but the team abandoned the run early. The receivers are doling their own, with guys like McLaurin shining.
       
      And as bad as the collapse was last week and the home loss this, it feels too early to call for the head coach.
       
      That leaves those in charge of the defense. Specifically, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky.
       
      Fan ire seems more and more to be falling on Manusky, if sentiment on twitter and sports radio means anything.
       
      But they don’t decide who stays and who leaves. That is the job of the head coach who so far, is backing his guy.
       
      But there is a higher authority at Redskins Park. Legend has it owner Daniel Snyder once put a gallon of vanilla ice cream outside a Redskins defensive coordinator’s door following a poor performance by the defense.  
       
      Given the start to this season, Manusky could be hearing the ice cream truck in his sleep. And that would be better than what many of the fans are wishing for him.
       
       
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2018 - 19 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals Thread

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Caps fans rooting for the Blues to win a Cup JUST. DON'T. GET IT.

 

Look, here's a quote from the character Syndrome in the movie "The Incredibles" that perfectly illustrates my point:

 

"And when I'm old and I've had my fun, I'll sell my inventions so that everyone can be superheroes. *Everyone* can be super! And when everyone's super...

[laughs maniacally] ...*no one* will be."

 

So it looks like it will all fall to the Bruins to preserve our legacy. 

 

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San Jose tried to cheat the game of hockey with that hand pass and was punished 

 

Good riddance

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2 hours ago, Mournblade said:

Caps fans rooting for the Blues to win a Cup JUST. DON'T. GET IT.

 

Look, here's a quote from the character Syndrome in the movie "The Incredibles" that perfectly illustrates my point:

 

"And when I'm old and I've had my fun, I'll sell my inventions so that everyone can be superheroes. *Everyone* can be super! And when everyone's super...

[laughs maniacally] ...*no one* will be."

 

So it looks like it will all fall to the Bruins to preserve our legacy. 

 

So you want Marchand's name engraved upon the cup on the same ring as the Capitals, forever dirtying it?

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54 minutes ago, PokerPacker said:

So you want Marchand's name engraved upon the cup on the same ring as the Capitals, forever dirtying it?

 

I don't know how any non-Boston fan could want Boston to get another championship in any sport.

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Rooting for the Blues. Now that we've won a Cup, I want the other droughts to end too. But more importantly, F BOSTON. Those nags have won enough.

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Not sure if I'm allowed to post, but there's a very easy vid to find on social media of Kuznetsov being filmed next to two lines of coke.  NO evidence of him snorting, but reading the meltdown on RMNB etc. has been amusing. 

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25 minutes ago, RonArtest15 said:

Not sure if I'm allowed to post, but there's a very easy vid to find on social media of Kuznetsov being filmed next to two lines of coke.  NO evidence of him snorting, but reading the meltdown on RMNB etc. has been amusing. 

The tweet is gone.

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Is there a big time athlete alive that hasn’t been around people doing hard drugs at a party? 

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3 minutes ago, Hersh said:

Is there a big time athlete alive that hasn’t been around people doing hard drugs at a party? 

 

Kirk Cousins.  Dude is a saint.

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2 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

Kirk Cousins.  Dude is a saint.

He said big time athlete.

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If Boston wins the Stanley Cup then that will mean that there have only been 5 different teams to win a championship in the last 10 years.

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Honestly I'd be disappointed in this team if someone hadn't snorted a line or two.

 

I mean you got the hardest drinking Russians this side of the Atlantic and people gonna get their undies in a bunch over a little cocaine and hookers?

 

DEAR NHL

 

IF YOU DIDN'T WANT COCAINE AND HOOKERS YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE GIVEN VEGAS A TEAM

 

 

 

That being said Kuzy said he bailed and I believe his saintly butt.

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2 hours ago, Hersh said:

Is there a big time athlete alive that hasn’t been around people doing hard drugs at a party? 

Darrell Green

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13 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

Darrell Green

 

You mean Dexter Manly’s Teammate? 😉

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I'm watching the finals and it's really hard for me to care about hockey when the Caps aren't playing.  I can watch any and all NFL games that I have on TV, and NBA I can watch any good matchups or any 2nd+ round playoff game, but man with hockey it's just hard to watch without vested interest in it.  But this game has been a bit fun to watch thus far.  I think a lot of it is cause I don't know anyone.

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4 hours ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

Darrell wasn’t at those parties 

 

As if they only did it at parties. I have no idea, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't around pretty much everywhere with athletes. 

 

Heck, I bet even AC Green saw it and he definitely didn't party. 

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On 5/21/2019 at 7:04 PM, Mournblade said:

Caps fans rooting for the Blues to win a Cup JUST. DON'T. GET IT.

 

Look, here's a quote from the character Syndrome in the movie "The Incredibles" that perfectly illustrates my point:

 

"And when I'm old and I've had my fun, I'll sell my inventions so that everyone can be superheroes. *Everyone* can be super! And when everyone's super...

[laughs maniacally] ...*no one* will be."

 

So it looks like it will all fall to the Bruins to preserve our legacy. 

 

Well the other option is Boston, so, there is no other option.

 

Plus, its good to see the 'Ole Bruiser having some success, and outside of Philthy none-the-less.   

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7 hours ago, purbeast said:

I'm watching the finals and it's really hard for me to care about hockey when the Caps aren't playing.  I can watch any and all NFL games that I have on TV, and NBA I can watch any good matchups or any 2nd+ round playoff game, but man with hockey it's just hard to watch without vested interest in it.  But this game has been a bit fun to watch thus far.  I think a lot of it is cause I don't know anyone.

I can always watch playoff/finals hockey. A random regular season game won’t garner much attention. I can’t watch NBA except the finals, that’s the worst league out of the big 4 IMO. I’ll watch if the wizards are in the playoffs though. 

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7 hours ago, Hersh said:

 

As if they only did it at parties. I have no idea, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't around pretty much everywhere with athletes. 

 

Heck, I bet even AC Green saw it and he definitely didn't party. 

Darrell Green was in the Bible and was a full-on family man when he arrived in DC. They were out partying at the clubs in Navy Yard or Uptown, Green was leading bible studies.

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25 minutes ago, BenningRoadSkin said:

Darrell Green was in the Bible and was a full-on family man when he arrived in DC. They were out partying at the clubs in Navy Yard or Uptown, Green was leading bible studies.

 

So morally straight people never saw it? Okay

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Hopefully he doesn’t get suspended for some games, but last time I checked being in the presence of drugs isn’t a crime. 

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