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      ES Coverage Cowboys vs Redskins 2019
       
      9/15/19
       
      Do I look like I'm playing? I'm not playing. This is the Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a fan of this game, and this one does not get you excited you might want to check your pulse.
       
      Hello my friends it is I, JimmiJo, back for another year of this wonderful thing we call Redskins Football. This makes season 14 for me. I am joined by The Spaceman Spiff who will hereafter be known as "The Spaceman Spiff." 
       
      Where's that dude that gets the big tattoos on his back? There's his next one.
       
      So how important is this game? I don't know. What is the different between 1-1 and 0-2? The difference between batting .500 and zippy?
       
      Throw in that this is their 2nd division game to start the year AND a home game and you have a critical match.
       
      And once again they contend with critical injuries to start the year. Last year it was  their rookie star running back. This year its their 2nd year star...well you get the rest.  Darrius Guice is gone and not coming back this year. I think this really hurts him moving forward. Not sure who will build a scheme around him given his first two seasons.
       
      So it is down to the veteran Adrian Peterson. I have no worries of ring rust for hum. None whatsoever. He knows what to do.
       
      Anyway, almost time. Please share your thoughts.
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 31 Fabian Moreau
      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher
      o   No. 67 G Wes Martin
      o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed
      o   No. 93 DT Jonathan Allen
       
      The Cowboys declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Tavon Austin
      o   No. 37 S Donovan Wilson
      o   No. 57 LB Luke Gifford
      o   No. 61 C Adam Redmond
      o   No. 69 G Brandon Knight
      o   No. 79 DT Trysten Hill
      o   No. 97 DE Taco Charlton
       
      Follow along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Head coach Jay Gruden said it is not time to press the panic button when asked if staff changes could occur on the defensive coaching staff. It may not be for him, but he might want to pay attention to the sounds coming from the owners suite at Redskins Park.
       
      For example the sound of shouting and heavy objects striking walls could portend an early offseason for someone.
       
      The Washington Redskins are now 0-2 to start the season. They are 0-2 in the division.
       
      If that is not panic-inducing, they face a Chicago Bears football team (themselves in need of a solid win) on Monday Night Football next. A series they do not typically do well on.
       
      In both games to open the campaign the winning teams had the game well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter, despite Washington taking leads in each of the games.
       
      Against Dallas, the team began well again; taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. This was not quite the 17-0 start they had in Philadelphia. Nor did it take until halftime for the Cowboys to adjust.
       
      It happened on Dallas’ fourth drive. Starting at their own 3-yard line at 9:44 in the 2nd period, the Cowboys employed a combination of runs up the middle and quick outs in the flats and sideline to advance the ball 97-yards in 7 plays and tie the game.
       
      Following a three-and-out by Washington, Dallas went 74-yards on 11-plays to take the 14-7 lead at halftime.
       
      The 3rd Quarter began with the Cowboys receiving the ball at their own 25. Nine plays  and 75-yards later they were leading 21-7.
       
      The Redskins made it interesting with their own 11-play, 70-yard drive to cut he lead to 7.
       
      But Dallas responded with a field goal. And would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 17.
       
      Washington’s consolation score with just under 3-minutes remaining allowed rookie Terry McLaurin to add a touchdown to his debut season.
       
      The Redskins have developed a reputation for not responding well to adjustments. They had little answer for the adjustments Dallas made to their offense. Ditto the game in Philadelphia.
       
      In both, Washington had a lead to protect and could not.
       
      Coming into the season the defense was expected to the be the strength of the team. Yet in two games they have surrendered 910 yards (445 per game) and 63 points. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
       
      Statistically the Redskins defense are near the bottom in points allowed and yards surrendered.
       
      The coach wants to blame injuries. Not only the their excellent young nose tackle in Jonathan Allen, but also to the secondary which has already gone significant realignment to accommodate injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau.
       
      Still, with the specter of a season going off the rails after only two games, the fans want someone to blame.
       
      Wont be the quarterback. Case Keenum has completed 68.2 percent of his passes. He has thrown 3 touchdowns against no interceptions.
      Ditto other skill positions. Adrian Peterson did not his best outing but the team abandoned the run early. The receivers are doling their own, with guys like McLaurin shining.
       
      And as bad as the collapse was last week and the home loss this, it feels too early to call for the head coach.
       
      That leaves those in charge of the defense. Specifically, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky.
       
      Fan ire seems more and more to be falling on Manusky, if sentiment on twitter and sports radio means anything.
       
      But they don’t decide who stays and who leaves. That is the job of the head coach who so far, is backing his guy.
       
      But there is a higher authority at Redskins Park. Legend has it owner Daniel Snyder once put a gallon of vanilla ice cream outside a Redskins defensive coordinator’s door following a poor performance by the defense.  
       
      Given the start to this season, Manusky could be hearing the ice cream truck in his sleep. And that would be better than what many of the fans are wishing for him.
       
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2018 Season Injury News

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Let's hope we get some good news on Trent as well, Ty is fine for a quarter or 2 but we need Trent.

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Just now, JSSkinz said:

 

 

Let's hope we get some good news on Trent as well, Ty is fine for a quarter or 2 but we need Trent.

 

Not to pat myself on the back ... but I did not understand the "nerve issue in his shin" explanation and sd I think it was inaccurate reporting. Shins dont have nerves.

 

Great to hear he may be back. I didnt think we should have relied on him starting as our outside corner but I was wrong. He can play, learning still but he can play. I thought he would get exposed.

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Injury prevention has been a 180 this year.

 

AP knee hyper-extension against Saints would have been a season ender for most RBs but AP is in amazing shape and condition that he is so flexible that he was able to only get a ligament sprain.

 

Scherff - wow, MCL sprain, playing through so much pain especially in that Saints game, playing with that brace .... it looks like he has actually gotten stronger and healthier playing the last few weeks.  Years past I feel like a bad sprain would lead to IR with this team.

 

Richardson - gruden sd hes really tough, wanted to play last few games but they had to force him to sit out, love hearing that.

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37 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

 

 

Let's hope we get some good news on Trent as well, Ty is fine for a quarter or 2 but we need Trent.

 

Williams dislocated is right thumb in a facemask.

Latests news were that it was too soon. But I don't see it as a big deal for him with a cast. At least he won't get flagged for holding.

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1 minute ago, Wildbunny said:

 

Williams dislocated is right thumb in a facemask.

Latests news were that it was too soon. But I don't see it as a big deal for him with a cast. At least he won't get flagged for holding.

 

Wasn't it Jacoby that played with a cast, and played the exact same position LT.

And was it the same injury - the thumb ?

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1 hour ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Wasn't it Jacoby that played with a cast, and played the exact same position LT.

And was it the same injury - the thumb ?

 

Hmmmm

You should ask @kleese

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That is at least hopeful news about Dunbar.  W/ all of the wr threats ATL has, we def need him back...

 

Didn't Jon Jansen play w/ 2 broken thumbs at RT? Trent is a tough hombre - he'll make every effort to play.

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4 minutes ago, Enforcer_FFX said:

That is at least hopeful news about Dunbar.  W/ all of the wr threats ATL has, we def need him back...

 

Didn't Jon Jansen play w/ 2 broken thumbs at RT? Trent is a tough hombre - he'll make every effort to play.

He did, but it was worth it after he won the team thumb wrestling championship.

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1 hour ago, Wildbunny said:

 

Hmmmm

You should ask @kleese

 

I don’t recall the exact injury but he for sure played with a massive club on his right hand. I think it’s easier for a DL than an OL though... especially an OT. Jacoby was the toughest SOB around but that will limit any OT... while they aren’t of course “supposed” to be holding, OL still definitely use their hands a lot for leverage, strength, etc. 

 

IMO, this is why you have Ty on the roster. If Trent will be severely limited I think he should sit and hopefully it’s just a couple of games max. The plus side is that he comes back even more fresh. I have faith that Ty can get the job done in the short term. 

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27 minutes ago, SeanTheHitmanTaylor said:

Confirmed- Jason Pierre Paul

Ioannidis as well last year. Almost forgot it.

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4 hours ago, Why am I Mr. Pink? said:

 

Not to pat myself on the back ... but I did not understand the "nerve issue in his shin" explanation and sd I think it was inaccurate reporting. Shins dont have nerves.

 

They most certainly do have nerves (deep fibular nerve for motor.... and superficial nerves for cutaneous (skin) innervation (sensory).

 

I figured it was compartment syndrome due to the nature of injury (being kicked). That could be extremely dangerous and require amputation. That’s what Jason Taylor had when he was here. Emergency fasciotomy.

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1 hour ago, kleese said:

 

I don’t recall the exact injury but he for sure played with a massive club on his right hand. I think it’s easier for a DL than an OL though... especially an OT. Jacoby was the toughest SOB around but that will limit any OT... while they aren’t of course “supposed” to be holding, OL still definitely use their hands a lot for leverage, strength, etc. 

 

IMO, this is why you have Ty on the roster. If Trent will be severely limited I think he should sit and hopefully it’s just a couple of games max. The plus side is that he comes back even more fresh. I have faith that Ty can get the job done in the short term. 

 

I don't think the next two defenses we face have elite pass rushers, although I could be mistaken. If so, that would limit the impact of having to sit Williams and start Nyseke.

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1 hour ago, bird_1972 said:

 

I don't think the next two defenses we face have elite pass rushers, although I could be mistaken. If so, that would limit the impact of having to sit Williams and start Nyseke.

 

Next two defenses will be the two worst overall D’s we have faced this year. Falcons are OK in front 7 and dreadful on back end. Bucs are just terrible everywhere. 

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Looks like we picked the right DT, Vea has been injured and behind schedule all year and he doesn't look like he's going to make much of an impact this year.

 

JPP is getting to the QB, he has 8 sacks this year but we know him well so there shouldn't be any surprises when we play Tampa.

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One position to watch is 3rd down back.

 

CT messed up his ribs again and was far from 100% even before he got the new injury. Has to be a doubt for this weekend and will be limited if he plays. Meanwhile Bibbs separated his shoulder Sunday and will no doubt be on the injury report this week. We could be thin at running back.

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6 minutes ago, MartinC said:

One position to watch is 3rd down back.

 

CT messed up his ribs again and was far from 100% even before he got the new injury. Has to be a doubt for this weekend and will be limited if he plays. Meanwhile Bibbs separated his shoulder Sunday and will no doubt be on the injury report this week. We could be thin at running back.

 

I think we've seen the value a player like Thompson has to this offense. A back that can turn a short pass into a long gain, and a WR that can do the same would do wonders for Alex Smith, since he seems to manage the game well but is struggling to push the ball down the field. Thompson has demonstrated that he just isn't capable of staying healthy. He is to RB, what Bob Sanders was to the safety position. We need to try to find someone that can fill that role reliably, even if at a lesser level. 

 

I have the same concerns about SDH. I really like him as a player, but players that are always hurt, don't tend to turn that corner and suddenly stay healthy and available. 

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14 hours ago, kleese said:

 

Next two defenses will be the two worst overall D’s we have faced this year. Falcons are OK in front 7 and dreadful on back end. Bucs are just terrible everywhere. 

 

Given this, I say we rest Trent and roll with Nyseke to give him time to heal up.

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