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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 the head coach of the Washington Redskins, 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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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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