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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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Official 2018 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

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Our corners always get INTs during training camp, then during the season, nothing happens. Hope it translates this year.

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1 hour ago, The Mayor of Fed Ex Field said:

 

 

 

Not going to lie, this Pete Robertson cat has caught my attention after doing some reading up on him. Had no idea he was Trent William's cousin. Also had no idea he had 12.5 sacks his junior year to lead the big 12. Speed rusher was a concern of mine with galette not resigning, so Robertson might be able to push to fill that void.

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What a cool dude Guice is.  

 

Just listening to multiple segments from reporters covering camp -- lots of praise for Crowder while Richardson is being beat up some.  I'd give Richardson some slack new offense, etc.

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6 hours ago, justice98 said:

 

I'm really excited about seeing Guice in action. I just hope he isn't sabotaged by the TEs.  Cuz we can say what we want about the upgrade at RB, but we didn't do jack to address the blocking.  It's the same cast of characters on the OL and at TE.  I don't wanna see Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis torpedo anymore run plays by not being able to do the bare minimum.

 

You mean T.J. Clemmings, Tony Bergstrom, Kyle Kalis, Tyler Catalina and Demetrius Rhaney?

 

I think we can expect better between the tackles this year.

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6 hours ago, justice98 said:

 

I'm really excited about seeing Guice in action. I just hope he isn't sabotaged by the TEs.  Cuz we can say what we want about the upgrade at RB, but we didn't do jack to address the blocking.  It's the same cast of characters on the OL and at TE.  I don't wanna see Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis torpedo anymore run plays by not being able to do the bare minimum.

 

it's really not, because Lauvao only had nine starts and Roullier seven last year.  There were times we were down to third and fourth string on the OL last year

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1 hour ago, carex said:

 

it's really not, because Lauvao only had nine starts and Roullier seven last year.  There were times we were down to third and fourth string on the OL last year

 

I don't think it matters in this context.  Everybody has to be doing their job, and the TEs flat out don't do theirs on a regular basis. I don't think the starting 5 being in has anything to do with Reed getting blown up or whiffing on the edge and killing a play.

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16 minutes ago, justice98 said:

 

I don't think it matters in this context.  Everybody has to be doing their job, and the TEs flat out don't do theirs on a regular basis. I don't think the starting 5 being in has anything to do with Reed getting blown up or whiffing on the edge and killing a play.

 

Have heard many times from analysts in the media that looked at our running game last year and they always mentions how the TE's are always making mistakes in run blocking. That doesn't mean that O-linemen were always perfect, especially when backups were in, but the TE blocking was consistently mentioned as being atrocious. 

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2 hours ago, dyst said:

Our corners always get INTs during training camp, then during the season, nothing happens. Hope it translates this year.

 

I think a lot of this is the offense trying to get in sync, getting their timing down, and seeing what they can get away with. You always see more INTs in camp, especially early on.

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Things I really want to know

 

Is anyone challenging Shawn Lauvao

Who's getting the most snaps at NT?

When Payne was playing DE, who was NT next to him?

Who are the main backup OL?

Is anyone trying to learn a new position?

Do Mo Harris and Robert Davis still have PS eligibilty because it may be tough to keep everyone who deserves it? 

Any UDFA players looking good?  I've heard about Danny Johnson, but other than him we don't seem to be hearing much

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Sorry, Crowder has done nothing to get paid in the Diggs range, if teams use that as any kind of template to measure his value next off-season, then...Trey Quinn, come on down. 

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18 minutes ago, carex said:

Things I really want to know

 

Is anyone challenging Shawn Lauvao

Who's getting the most snaps at NT?

 

Yes, I was excited about them bringing Kalis back from Indy, but I haven't heard much about him.

Great question. I dunno if we have enough roster spots for Payne, Taylor, and Settle. Tough choices across the roster. Settle would get stolen and Taylor doesn't have PS eligibility. So if all 3 look good, I'd guess that we have 2 dedicated  NTs on the roster.

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10 hours ago, justice98 said:

 

I'm really excited about seeing Guice in action. I just hope he isn't sabotaged by the TEs.  Cuz we can say what we want about the upgrade at RB, but we didn't do jack to address the blocking.  It's the same cast of characters on the OL and at TE.  I don't wanna see Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis torpedo anymore run plays by not being able to do the bare minimum.

 

Finally, this chicken-or-the-egg debate can be put to rest! Many believe that our rushing weakness was due to poor blocking while others believe it was due to the lack of talent at RB. Being that the vast majority of this board believes that this is the most talented back that we've had in a long time, this season will be an excellent case study. Same system, same returning blockers, upgraded RB, we shall see. I 100% hope that I'm wrong.

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7 hours ago, SWFLSkins said:

 

 

 

Soon as I saw Kyshoen Jarrett, glad they're taking care of him. Gonna be interesting how he develops as a coach seeing he only got one year of experience and he was still learning himself.

 

 

6 hours ago, The Mayor of Fed Ex Field said:

 

 

 

I wanna see CT in 1 series the entire preseason, then give him the James Brown treatment, cover him with the cape, tackle him and get him off the field immediately and save him for the regular season..

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