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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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2018 - 19 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals Thread

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7 minutes ago, RonArtest15 said:

Honestly, I couldn't care less about what Kuzy does off the ice.

He's got a family now.  Were he just a single guy going out having fun... well I don't personally condone cocaine, but whatever.  But he's got a wife and daughter now; he needs to be more responsible for them if not himself.

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5 minutes ago, RonArtest15 said:

 

He can't be suspended by the Caps or NHL.  He's good in that regard.

 

That being said, coke use around the league is more common than a lot of people think.  And it's been that way FOREVER.  The stories I've heard....LOL

 

Honestly, I couldn't care less about what Kuzy does off the ice.  Folks are quick to point out the down season he had this year and make the connection to his coke usage.  Just remember, there's probably a good chance he was using booger sugar during the cup run when he was on fire. 

 

He's dumb for getting caught seeing as though the drug SHOULD be out of his system within a few days.  If he gets help, great...if he cuts back, great as well.  Just do what you need to do to get yourself ready for the upcoming season. 

 

*Coke is NOT a banned substance in the NHL...which is why there is such high usage amongst MANY of the players. 

Coke use in general is very common these days, that **** is everywhere. 

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35 minutes ago, PokerPacker said:

He's got a family now.  Were he just a single guy going out having fun... well I don't personally condone cocaine, but whatever.  But he's got a wife and daughter now; he needs to be more responsible for them if not himself.

 

I mean, you gotta keep that same energy for parents who go out and get drunk at bars, concerts, other outings etc. while their kids have sitters.  Like I said, I really don't care what he does off the ice.  If it's a full-blown addiction, by all means, get help...but if he was careless w/ recreational use, then he needs to smarten up. 

 

35 minutes ago, max21 said:

Coke use in general is very common these days, that **** is everywhere. 

 

No lies told here...

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On 8/23/2019 at 8:56 AM, purbeast said:

I mean, that could explain a lot about his performance last year.

 

Yeah, really. Thank God he didn't get suspended by the NHL, but the kid is playing with fire. Needs to clean up his act. 

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8 hours ago, Springfield said:

I think that’s a cop out.  I doubt the Coke effected his play at all.

 

The actual effects of the drug probably didn’t but his overall lack of focus and dedication definitely did. The drugs are associated with that but probably not the cause of it. 

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Not saying any of this is true, but I could easily see him having a bender one night and staying up all night, maybe getting a few hours of sleep (if that) and then being underwhelming in game because he's tired as ****.  

 

He's young and dumb as everyone is at that age so hopefully he can clean it up.  At that age you feel invincible and I'm sure being an NHL star makes you feel that way even more.

 

Again, not saying there is definitely a connection, but it seems reasonable.

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On 8/23/2019 at 8:56 AM, purbeast said:

I mean, that could explain a lot about his performance last year.

 

But there's no evidence to suggest that he wasn't using coke during the cup run when he was on fire....We've literally seen him play at a level higher than everyone else on the ice and be "meh" within a span of 15/16 months. 

3 hours ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

The actual effects of the drug probably didn’t but his overall lack of focus and dedication definitely did. The drugs are associated with that but probably not the cause of it. 

 

Just like I said in the above quote, there's literally no reason to not believe he wasn't using prior to coke photo and getting busted recently.  Coke is NOT a banned substance in the league and there are numerous guys on every roster who use it recreationally. 

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31 minutes ago, Springfield said:

Joe B and Locker or death

So you'd rather die than watch a nationally televised caps game?

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1 hour ago, mammajamma said:

some good news going into next season:

 

 

This is a great day for hockey in the US. Pierre is the absolute worst.

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