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      ES Coverage: Giants vs Redskins 
       
      12/9/18
       
      DEFEAT!!!
       
      Giants 40 - Redskins 16
       
      Greetings friends, JimmiJo here, and I am joined by my shivering partner, Spaceman Spiff. Together we will bring you this all important NFC East divisional matchup between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants.
       
      When I was last with you the Redskins had command of the division and there was optimism to spare. Since, devastating injuries to quarterbacks, linemen, and cornerbacks has left this team losers in 4-of-5 contests.
       
      But there is still everything to play for, and if they can manage a victory today and the Eagles to the same Washington will once again have a share of the lead.
       
      I can dream can't I?
       
      On paper, the future looks grim. A continued collapse will start the questions about the future of personnel and perhaps leadership. Yes, we can certainly point to injuries as the primary reason the team is struggling. But the record earlier in the year was masking some issues with the squad. No real arial threat. An inconsistent running game. And a defense that has been anything but consistent.
       
      But these are questions for another time. Today, it is just two teams looking for a win.
       
      See you at the half.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 32 RB Samaje Perine
      o   No. 46 RB Kapri Bibbs
      o   No. 52 LB Ryan Anderson
      o   No. 63 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 66 G Tony Bergstrom
      o   No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley
       
      JimmiJo
       
      I was happy to see players like Josh Johnson and Byron Marshall in the game. The marquee guys did not earn the right to play following the disastrous first half. It was historically bad.
       
      Never before had the Washington Redskins trailed by as much as the 34-0 deficit they entertained today at the half.
       
      I remarked to one of the writers that in 13-seasons I had never seen this team so outplayed as today. The offense led by Mark Sanchez was throw-up in mouth bad. At no point did you feel like they would or could score.
       
      I tweeted before the game that it is time for Daniel Snyder to replaced head coach Jay Gruden. Yes injuries are the headline. But the offense was poor before the injuries.
       
      No aerial threat and an inconsistent rushing. They only seemed to score 20-points per game.
       
      What they did do well was hold on to the ball. And the defense was a takeover machine the first half of the year.
      But turnovers tend to even out.
       
      So I was more than glad to see those ‘backups’ play. All they did was show they should have been playing in the first half.
       
      Especially Johnson. Take a look at your Redskins’ starter the rest of the way. From his first snap the offense looked different. There was energy. There was life.
       
      And there was threat.
       
      Johnson played with more command, accuracy and imagination than Mark Sanchez. He looked much more the accomplished quarterback.
       
      A word on Josh Doctson. You are an idiot. Without the stupid penalty you are not letting the safety out-position you to make the pick with 5-minutes left.
       
      Following this game, staring at the standings and considering possible scenarios for getting in the playoffs is fools’ gold. It is all about assessing who it worth keeping for next year.
       
      I don’t believe head coach Jay Gruden is going to make the list. Nor should he. He has had nore than enough time to do something here. He had Kirk Cousins’ starting over 3-full seasons.
       
      He had his chance.
       
      I tweeted before the game team owner Daniel Snyder should let Gruden go and bring in Mike McCarthy. Washington Post writer (and friend) Rick Snider made a great counterpoint to that idea:
       
      “Why would McCarthy want to come here? He has better options,” he said.
       
      That sure feels like the truth. And if so, it may explain why Gruden is fast becoming one of the most tenured coaches in the league.
       
      This was my last game for this season. I would like to thank Extremeskins and the team for the opportunity this year. I will see you guys next year.
       
      Let me go on the record now and say I do not think Jay Gruden's position here is secure. Not with the likes of Mike McCarthy available.
KDawg

Gameday Thread: Redskins @ Patriots

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Hello and welcome to a brand new season. A season rife with hope and splendor, while many others are just hoping to avoid the Autumn/Winter depression of a lost season.

 

Closer to game time there will be a much more thorough write up, but for now some of the most intriguing aspects of tonight’s game are how in sync the offense will look, our first taste of the subjective tackling rules, can the D, even the backups, hold up against the run AND most importantly: will TK manage a ridiculous upgrade to our rental car? 

 

These are the important questions.

 

Thoughts? 

 

And I want tonight to be as interactive as possible. Let me know what specific items you want me to watch for from the Gillette press box (on field or off) and follow me on the tweeter @KDawg_ES

 

TAG ME WITH QUESTIONS

 

 

Update 1:

 

depth chart notes (injuries not accounted for):

 

Allen/Payne listed as DT starters, Settle is above Phil Taylor.

 

Ioannidis listed as DE starter

 

WR starters are Doctson,  Crowder and Richardson. Quick, Harris and Davis are respective backups.

 

Kelley, CT, Perine, Guice, Bibbs, Marshall and Carter is RB depth.

 

They have a FB listed for the first time in a long time: Wellman

 

Stroman and Harris are KR. Crowder and Quinn are PR

 

Double Numbers:

 

With preseason comes double numbers and a touch of confusion...

 

Here are the double numbers listed:

 

Danny Johnson (CB)/Rob Kelley (RB) #20

 

Martez Carter (RB)/Deshazor Everett (S) #22

 

Chris Thompson (RB)/Greg Stroman (CB) #25

 

Samaje Perine (RB)/Ranthony Texada (CB) #32

 

Adonis Alexander (CB)/Byron Marshall (RB) #34

 

Kapri Bibbs (RB)/Montae Nicholson (S) #35

 

Joshua Holsey (CB)/Elijah Wellman (FB) #38

 

Quin Blanding (S)/Matt Flanagan (TE) #41

 

Casey Dunn (C)/Dadi Nicolas (LB) #55

 

Dante Sawyer (DL)/John Kling (OL) #63

 

Geron Christian (OL)/Anthony Lanier (DL) #72

 

Cameron Jefferson (OL)/Ondre Pipkins (DL) #78

 

 

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Seriously, though, I am so happy Redskin football is back. :815:

 

Most important thing tonight, right at the top of the list, is NO INJURIES!!!!

 

After that, I am very interested in seeing the rookies and young players play.

 

Lastly, further down the list, is cohesion. Since the starters will barely play tonight (some not at all), this isn't as big a deal for me. Tonight, anyway. :)

 

Looking forward to a great game. :229:

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Posted (edited)

IT'S GAMEDAY. 

 

Tonight is obviously pretty irrelevant, but it does mean it's nearly time for the real deal season again.

 

For me, I want to see Guice get some carries, I want to see what the DBs look like (especially the backups in this case) and I want to see how the 1st string WR group looks for the few snaps they'll play, and I want to see what some of the new guys have got, especially Tim Settle who might well get a decent number of minutes.

 

Mostly, I want to see a Redskins team led by Alex Smith - I've been sick of KC for a couple of years now. It's been so refreshing to have an off-season free from QB drama, so now it's time for Alex to start putting it on the field (for at least one possession :rofl89:)

 

Hail to the Redskins.

 

EDIT - Agree with SkinsGuy, the most important thing to see is a clean bill of health at the end of the game though.

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Players of interest tonight:

 

Guice

Sprinkle

Christian

Settle

JHC

Pete Robertson/Ryan Anderson

Dunbar/Moreau

Ladler

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Greetings from Baaaaaawlston, Humanoids. :)  

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So pumped!! Going to the game with a friend (patriots fan). Hopefully patriots fans won’t give me TOO much trouble :P 

 

not sure how I’ll be able to see what’s happening on the field, cause i lost my glasses the other night, but whatever ?

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I wanna see this Danny Johnson kid peeps are talking about....maybe do some PRs too.

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2 hours ago, KDawg said:

AND most importantly: will TK manage a ridiculous upgrade to our rental car? 

 

It does 185....

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Who’d you blackmail for that beauty? 

 

It rides wonderful.

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I'd be interested to see if we incorporate more read option with Smith, i pretty sure they will.  Have a feeling we won't know how much until the season opener though.  

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Not sure we’re gonna get a good read on Alex Smith with him likely only playing a series.

 

This game is meant to showcase our rookies/depth guys.

 

Looking forward to that.

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4 minutes ago, Rogue Jedi said:

Not sure we’re gonna get a good read on Alex Smith with him likely only playing a series.

 

This game is meant to showcase our rookies/depth guys.

 

 

Not to mention our 2 starting OT's being possibly too hurt to play at all, for the protection Smith needs.

Though I havn't heard a recent update on if they can get in for 1 series.

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4 hours ago, KDawg said:

AND most importantly: will TK manage a ridiculous upgrade to our rental car? 

 

Getting upgrades for car rentals is for tourists.

I'm commonly getting hotel upgrades when travelling :P

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2 hours ago, TK said:

It does 185....

 

 

To a Boston driver that screams "Cut me off! I am vulnerable because I actually care if my car gets dinged up!!!"

 

I hope you flew in through TF Green...

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Lets play a drinking game tonight!  ???

 

One shot for these sayings:

 

-He WILL be a superstar in this league

-It's only preseason, doesn't matter

-Terrible player! Cut tomorrow!

-Starters did not play enough tonight

-I could see us going 11-5 or 12-4

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2 hours ago, TK said:

It does 185....

I’ve lost my license, now I cant drive

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5 hours ago, KDawg said:

Thoughts? 

If Guice gets a series with the starters, id like to see several runs where he gets to the 2nd level despite not having our starting tackles. It’s asking a lot, but Guice still performed well in 2017 despite LSU loosing three starting OL from 2016. I want to see that my beliefs of who and what Guice is, are true.

 

The other thing I’d like to see is few penalties. That tells me players are focussed, tight, and well coached. 

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First string Offense needs to score a touchdown. So sick & tired of seeing them go 3 & out & never get in the end zone until after halftime in the regular season. 

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Fashion Nerd Alert:

 

Skins wearing burgundy pants

3 hours ago, RabidFan said:

I wanna see this Danny Johnson kid peeps are talking about....maybe do some PRs too.

 

Listed third on depth chart behind Dunbar and Moreau

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