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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.
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2018 Season Injury News

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1 minute ago, TryTheBeal! said:

On the bright side, it’s obviously not a “wrecked knee” or anything like that.  I like Guice’s chances to make a full recovery.

Problem is it's the same knee he had trouble with in college.  Ominous if you ask me.  

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And there goes Guice’s chance of ever reaching his physical potential.

 

This team is cursed.

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I do wonder sometimes if this team is cursed.  Someone told me a long time ago the Redskins can't do two good things in a row.  So after a promising off-season and one of the best rosters on paper that we've had in awhile, we get a crushing blow like this one quarter into the preseason. Can't make this stuff up.

 

Silver lining is another back that would've been cut out of Perine, Bibbs, Marshall, and Kelley can show they belong, and we can make a better decision for 2019 roster.  Even before guice injury, I felt our chances at making a deep run was better in 19 than 18 due to brutal schedule and so much youth. Guice should be fully healthy for season opener next year. 

 

But still, it's a real punch to the gut.  

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Posted (edited)

Yep sounds about right with this team.

 

1. It’s just preseason

2. Its’s too early

3. Let’s not jump to conclusions

4. He’ll be fine, he walked off

5. He’s good because he self-diagnosed

 

They better think about drafting a new RB next year. Can’t rely on an injured RB coming back, not with this staff.

 

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Posted (edited)

The Cowboys training center versus the Redskins.  Who you think gets better care? It's embarrassing really.  But what about this team hasn't been for a long time.

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The size of training centre has zero impact on who tears an ACL and who doesn't. Which is not to say we don't need to invest more in medical staff and facilities for both prevention and treatment.

 

This is gutting news. Real shame for the player more than anything.

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Just now, MartinC said:

The size of training centre has zero impact on who tears an ACL and who doesn't. Which is not to say we don't need to invest more in medical staff and facilities for both prevention and treatment.

 

This is gutting news. Real shame for the player more than anything.

But it does give you an idea of the resources the team puts into player care.  Who's to say a better stretching and prepping regimen couldn't have mitigated our season leading injury position over the last few years.  We have enough trouble just keeping MRSA out of Redskins Park much less being on the cutting edge of player care.  

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4 minutes ago, HOF44 said:

But it does give you an idea of the resources the team puts into player care.  Who's to say a better stretching and prepping regimen couldn't have mitigated our season leading injury position over the last few years.  We have enough trouble just keeping MRSA out of Redskins Park much less being on the cutting edge of player care.  

 

Totally agree about the resources point. But I don’t care how much you spend on medical facilities or programs - freak injuries like this will still happen.

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I don't think any of us are educated enough to diagnose the problem with the Redskins revolving door to the MRI room.  So I'm not about to say that a better facility or training staff would equate to Guice not tearing his ACL or whatever.

 

But it's certainly not a good look when your facility looks like it does and your team is as injured as this one.

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Just now, veteranskinsfan said:

What about the infamous Danny curse that some fans bring up every year?

Its either a curse or just the reality of his ****ty ownership refusing to invest in things to make the team a winner.  Either way **** him.

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This thread (and the previous one posted) is bad juju... I said it before and I'll say it again.  BAD JUJU!

 

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I guarantee some other major player goes down next game. I don't want to say names out of respect but it will be a starter.

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17 minutes ago, veteranskinsfan said:

What about the infamous Danny curse that some fans bring up every year?

It’s true. 

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15 minutes ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

I don't think any of us are educated enough to diagnose the problem with the Redskins revolving door to the MRI room.  So I'm not about to say that a better facility or training staff would equate to Guice not tearing his ACL or whatever.

 

But it's certainly not a good look when your facility looks like it does and your team is as injured as this one.

I don't believe there was anything the Redskins could do about this particular injury.  Torn acls will happen, and usually there is nothing that could be done to prevent them.  Same thing with getting rolled up on like happened to ioannides.  Freak thing.  I'm talking holistically, when looking at all the redskins injuries in recent years, that there has to be some measures that can be done to prevent some of them.  

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Of course, it is the ACL and out for the year.  I blame Snyder.

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2 minutes ago, KillBill26 said:

 I'm talking holistically, when looking at all the redskins injuries in recent years, that there has to be some measures that can be done to prevent some of them.  

Of course it's NFL football, there will be injuries. But the other 31 teams play too.  We are consistently at the top of players minutes lost to injury.  Don't know how you can point to anything other than training and facilities.  

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Posted (edited)

Someone find Daron Payne and wrap his ass in bubble wrap.  This high draft pick/Dan Snyder curse is the damn devil.

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