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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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2018 Season Injury News

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21 minutes ago, TheShredder said:

Why do you want a chronically injured slot receiver whos best year was 2 seasons ago? 

The old philosophy of keeping people around who don't give you what you want needs to go!

Find a replacement and move on.

Lol I’m just a fan, what I want doesn’t really matter much ? i personally would love if Crowder is back, because of what he did 2 years ago. If not, oh well ??‍♂️

 

I just think he’s not as bad as he was last year, and his progress this year has slowed down due to his injury (and the passing game in general not being that good this year). :) 

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****. Trent had surgery on his thumb and it’s a week to week injury....Gruden says he’s out for Sundays game. And Crowder and Thompson also out. UGHHHHHHH. 

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Nobody relishes the idea of going without Trent for a stretch, but let’s bright side this deal.

 

At this point for us, really only the division games matter.  You handle those...playoffs.  And those games kick in at Thanksgiving.

 

So, we’re setting the table to have Trent and CT essentially “September fresh” for the December playoff run.  That’s the luxury of being 5-2 in a soft division.  Just gottta steal a couple wins in the meantime.

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Trent out "about a month"? GTFO. So much for feeling good. Thought the passing game was bad before...

 

Gonna have to redo the playbook a bit- utilize Alex's strength, boots and options. 

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4 minutes ago, benskins26 said:

Trent out "about a month"? GTFO. So much for feeling good. Thought the passing game was bad before...

 

Gonna have to redo the playbook a bit- utilize Alex's strength, boots and options. 

where'd you get the "about a month" timeframe? gruden said in his press conference that they don't have a timeframe yet, but its week-to-week at the moment. 

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2 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

where'd you get the "about a month" timeframe? gruden said in his press conference that they don't have a timeframe yet, but its week-to-week at the moment. 

 

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A bit more on Washington LT Trent Williams: I'm told the expectation is that he'll miss "about a month" following thumb surgery. Washington's next 4 games are vs. ATL, at TB, vs. HOU, at DAL.

My question is- as tough as Trent is, I would be shocked that a broken thumb would sideline him a month. Seems that a hard cast would do the trick? 

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2 minutes ago, benskins26 said:

 

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A bit more on Washington LT Trent Williams: I'm told the expectation is that he'll miss "about a month" following thumb surgery. Washington's next 4 games are vs. ATL, at TB, vs. HOU, at DAL.

My question is- as tough as Trent is, I would be shocked that a broken thumb would sideline him a month. Seems that a hard cast would do the trick? 

well...****. I mean, I guess "about a month" could mean he could be back in 2 weeks, could be back against the bucs, could even be back thanksgiving against dallas. 

 

although the thing that matters most is that he's healthy enough for the stretch of games in December. MNF in philly would be a perfect time to have him back and healthy. that could be a huge game that will decide who wins the division. 

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16 minutes ago, benskins26 said:

 

 

My question is- as tough as Trent is, I would be shocked that a broken thumb would sideline him a month. Seems that a hard cast would do the trick? 

 

Dislocated thumb, not broken.  And with him needing surgery, that means he probably tore ligaments and had other damage they need to fix and post surgery is much different than a broken thumb.  Also, you could be right that it is broken too and I just missed it, but when you dislocate you can also break.

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If the Redskins can go 4-2(or better) vs. NFC East opponents, they most likely are winning the division.  The next 4 games feature only a single division opponent and it happens to be at the very end of the 4 weeks, Dallas on Thanksgiving.  

 

I am seriously doubting this injury keeps Trent out more than a couple of games, but as long as he is back for Dallas on Thanksgiving, I think the team can re-group and weather the storm as long as the defense keeps up their stellar play.

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At this point we must accept that Chris Thompson will never be fully healthy.  

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50 minutes ago, benskins26 said:

 

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A bit more on Washington LT Trent Williams: I'm told the expectation is that he'll miss "about a month" following thumb surgery. Washington's next 4 games are vs. ATL, at TB, vs. HOU, at DAL.

My question is- as tough as Trent is, I would be shocked that a broken thumb would sideline him a month. Seems that a hard cast would do the trick? 

 

Oh WTF! Well that changes things a bit. Vic Beasley just got a whole lot scarier.

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20 minutes ago, -JB- said:

At this point we must accept that Chris Thompson will never be fully healthy.  

Well, his injury this year was for the most part on Gruden for even having Thompson out there for a meaningless 2 point conversion try against the saints. Gruden should be in jail for such assault. If we don’t throw a meaningless pass at him with guys all around him, in a game we had already lost, his ribs would be fine right now. 

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That TW injury hurts.  Nsekhe has done well replacing him before, so I hope he is ready.  And let's pray for his and Moses health, bc Christian in the game scares me.

 

It's a bummer about CT and JC missing the ATL game, but if they are not close to 100%, I agree with the decision to sit them.   As someone mentioned, having these guys healthy for the stretch run vs division opponents while essentially shortening their season is a good thing.  

 

We need to take 2 out of next 3, or else we run the risk of being 6-4 at best going into Dallas on Turkey day where we've rarely had success.  And at that point, any advantage we had in the division is flushed down the toilet.  

 

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I might get killed for this but Trent was inconsistent and not having his best season this year, don't get me wrong I want him out there and Ty has scared the death out of me based on his play on the right side but go back and watch the film from when he came in last week.

 

He played well, the good thing is the next 2 games are against meh defenses, the Bucs have JPP who is ballin but for the most part, the Falcons and Bucs are 2 of the weakest defenses we will play all year.

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48 minutes ago, dswerdlw said:

Here's my fear: Our backup swing tackle is now Geron Christian, ready or not.  Hmmm.

 

39 minutes ago, KillBill26 said:

That TW injury hurts.  Nsekhe has done well replacing him before, so I hope he is ready.  And let's pray for his and Moses health, bc Christian in the game scares me.

 

 

I think he's a better option than what he had in there during last year's injury bug - TJ Clemmings.

Which is exactly why we spent a 3rd round pick on him. Credit the FO for spending a relatively

high pick for a backup, which in this particular position was needed.

And not many teams have better options as a 3rd string LT anyway, IMO

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Pretty sure Trent has played with his knee about to snap in two. Can't be a month for this, right. Hopefully a couple of games maximum.

 

Crowder is having a nightmare in his contract year. Might actually make his return more viable at this rate.

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Yes, I can't see this thumb injury keeping Williams out a month.

 

Trent is tough as nails. He's probably throwing a fit now about not being allowed to play.

 

I have no worries about Ty. He is an excellent back-up left tackle. I can think of several offensive lines (giants) where he would start over pretty much everyone playing on that line now.

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Not so much worried about missing Trent because of Nsekhe. Definitely worried about CT, we need him in high scoring affairs when we are forced to pass the ball, such as potentially this week against Atlanta. Hopefully Bibbs can be that security blanket for Alex. 

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4 hours ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

****. Trent had surgery on his thumb and it’s a week to week injury....Gruden says he’s out for Sundays game. And Crowder and Thompson also out. UGHHHHHHH. 

 

I mean I'm barely worried in the least, Ty's been fantastic filling in for him in the past..And its probably his previous efforts that afford Gruden the luxury of benching Trent to heal. Maybe if this was the playoffs Trent plays, but in week 9 Ty's proven his worth and Jay can think long term..

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2 hours ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Well, his injury this year was for the most part on Gruden for even having Thompson out there for a meaningless 2 point conversion try against the saints. Gruden should be in jail for such assault. If we don’t throw a meaningless pass at him with guys all around him, in a game we had already lost, his ribs would be fine right now. 

Doesn’t help that Alex Smith left him out to dry, on that pass...

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4 minutes ago, -JB- said:

Doesn’t help that Alex Smith left him out to dry, on that pass...

Exactly. I bet we’d have a perfectly healthy CT right now if that hadn’t happened.

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