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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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10 hours ago, Koolblue13 said:

Who's 89? He looked good. I was working but trying to watch. 

 

Cam Sims. UDFA from Alabama.

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1 hour ago, SkinsGuy said:

 

Yet we have folks here ready to declare the Redskins' season will be an 0-16 disaster due to this loss last night. :ols:

 

Like you said, gotta love preseason.

Maybe not 0-16 but how about....

 

7-9

8-7-1

9-7

4-12

3-13

 

Their record for the last 5 years. Ah, but wait...this year will be different. Hope you're right.

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7 minutes ago, dyst said:

Maybe not 0-16 but how about....

 

7-9

8-7-1

9-7

4-12

3-13

 

Their record for the last 5 years. Ah, but wait...this year will be different. Hope you're right.

 

How about it's too early to make any solid prognostications?

 

Especially from a game where no starters played.

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Just now, SkinsGuy said:

 

How about it's too early to make any solid prognostications?

 

Especially from a game where no starters played.

I hope they show us something this year, something different than what they have for the past 27 years. Personally, based on their recent history (if you call 27 years recent), it would be foolish to be optimistic for this team. They just haven't shown us any reason to be. It's on them to prove us wrong. One of these years they will. Hopefully year 28 is that year.

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8 hours ago, shakinaiken said:

Can we bring back Nate Sudfeld? Hogan looked incompetent. Like really bad. I'll take John Beck as well

All-in-all the season would be pretty much blown if we have to rely on any 3rd stringer. If Hogan does not show any improvement from here on out, his time in D.C. will be done.

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This offense seems incapable of opening any holes for the running game. I know pre-season disclaimers apply but I didn't see any change from the last few seasons, every single run play seems to go right into a brick wall of defenders.

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2 minutes ago, Supreme Wu said:

This offense seems incapable of opening any holes for the running game. I know pre-season disclaimers apply but I didn't see any change from the last few seasons, every single run play seems to go right into a brick wall of defenders.

 

The Redskins had 120 yards rushing last night behind a make-shift o-line (no starters played).

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15 minutes ago, SkinsGuy said:

 

How about it's too early to make any solid prognostications?

 

Especially from a game where no starters played.

 

Based on our injury history, those guys starting the game will be starting game 15 for us this year.. LOL.

 

Just kidding. I sure hope not..

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Watched the 1st half. Nothing that would reflect on the regular season stood out to me. Really injuries were the biggest concerns. 

 

- McCoy looked like he had his timing down.

- Mo Harris looks solid and dependable. Does he get himself open or are defenses just not worried about him?

- Stroman looked like a competent returner. Looks every bit of 5'11 and 180 though. Not sure he sticks to the 53 as our 6th cb.

- Guice looked explosive. Very small sample size. Sucks he hyper extended the same left knee he had injury issues at LSU last year

 

Craig Hoffman on the junkies:

 

- Geron Christian needs a lot of work and is not where a 3rd rounder should be in terms of being ready. Needs to bulk up.

- Danny Johnson (cb) is playing his way onto the 53.

- Shaun Dion Hamilton looked like the 2nd rounder he was projected to be. Very smart player. Could be a very solid ILB for years to come.

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11 hours ago, Vanguard said:

 

It's passion.  Real Redskins fans don't take any kind of loss well.

 

 

Real Redskins fans remember when Gibbs went 0-4 almost every preseason 

56 minutes ago, Supreme Wu said:

This offense seems incapable of opening any holes for the running game. I know pre-season disclaimers apply but I didn't see any change from the last few seasons, every single run play seems to go right into a brick wall of defenders.

 

120 yards rushing when the Redskins played their 2nd string against NE’s starting front 7 for two quarters is an inabiiity to run?

 

I really wonder what some of you watch. 

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Anyone who cares about the result of a freaking preseason game is...well...I can't say for risk of getting banned but you can figure it out.

 

 

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13 hours ago, Koolblue13 said:

:ols: people getting upset by a second half loss during the first preseason game :ols:

 

You guys are awesome :ols:

 

Why anyone would get worked up over mediocrity in the preseason when there is a long long season of mediocrity before us is beyond me.

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Just now, Lombardi's_kid_brother said:

 

Why anyone would get worked up over mediocrity in the preseason when there is a long long season of mediocrity before us is beyond me.

It took me years to learn to pace myself. I've got weeks to go before I get disappointed. 

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13 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Good or bad, not worried about Settle.

 

I would be happy if they never drafted guys from VT. It turns the board into a bunch of deranged Little League dads.

 

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2 hours ago, dyst said:

I hope they show us something this year, something different than what they have for the past 27 years. Personally, based on their recent history (if you call 27 years recent), it would be foolish to be optimistic for this team. They just haven't shown us any reason to be. It's on them to prove us wrong. One of these years they will. Hopefully year 28 is that year.

 

They have invested heavily (pun intended) in the trenches. Last year we would have seen this begin paying off were it not for an extremely rare spate of injuries. I don't think we'll see nearly so many guys out this year.

 

The addition of Guice will help us present a more balanced offensive game plan which should in turn improve our red zone efficiency.

 

I find these developments encouraging.

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