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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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Three little Birds thread, It's gonna be aight. Good ju-ju thread

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2 minutes ago, Csup said:

I take it this assumes Dallas loses to the Saints?

Yes.  That’s my assumption.

 

If Dallas beats the Saints, then they deserve the division anyway.

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I'll be go to Helena Montana... I go in time out for a couple days and this thread slipps clear back to the back page??.. come on boys and girls who's with me...until they tell me were mathematically eliminated I'm not giving up hope.. will pluck feathers Monday night and get the home win against the Giants and the confidence level will be back in all of you just wait..

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Seeeee so much to be positive for for now and the future..can't wait to see him in game action in the regular season..now would be a win in Philly which I'm staying positive is going to happen..go redskins!!

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Gameday Monday!! Let’s shock the world tonight and keep pace with the cowgirls!! It’s us VS. everyone tonight. They reading our obituary already, let’s stop the slide and regain control. Just Win baby..

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Chiefs gonna be fun to watch in the playoffs. Also the rams. Lots of good young QBs playing well, we could have the start of a new brady/peyton rivalry. OFC skins ain’t a part of that, but it’s still fun to watch. 

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Just now, bakedtater1 said:

What does this mean?

Oh tater, here we are again :)

 

It is lingo for "close thread."

 

I said it because the sky is now falling and there is no reason for this thread anymore :kickcan:

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7 hours ago, CaptainJames2004 said:

Oh tater, here we are again :)

 

It is lingo for "close thread."

 

I said it because the sky is now falling and there is no reason for this thread anymore :kickcan:

Bull ****ing **** there isn't..**** ya the season is over but this thread needs to remain open for any positivity for the remainder of the season...just because some of y'all look at it a different way than the rest of us doesn't mean we go taking nice things away... Yes our season is over and there is no playoff to look forward to but I take each game game by game..like last night's game I look at the excellent run by Adrian Peterson the interception by Norman and our excellent special teams play and I like to look at that stuff and it's stuff like that that's going to happen these last four games that keeps me a positive Redskins fan.. be all pissed off as you want about the Redskins season but don't bring the negativity around this thread.. this thread can be used for positive tweets and any positive highlights...yes it absolutely blows holes what are season has turned to and they're technically is nothing to be positive about..but for us who have not turned our fan cards in we need this thread.

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3 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Bull ****ing **** there isn't..**** ya the season is over but this thread needs to remain open for any positivity for the remainder of the season...just because some of y'all look at it a different way than the rest of us doesn't mean we go taking nice things away... Yes our season is over and there is no playoff to look forward to but I take each game game by game..like last night's game I look at the excellent run by Adrian Peterson the interception by Norman and are excellent special teams play and I like to look at that stuff and it's stuff like that that's going to happen these last four games that keeps me a positive Redskins fan.. be all pissed off as you want about the Redskins season but don't bring the negativity around this thread.. this thread can be used for positive tweets and any positive highlights...yes it absolutely blows holes what are season has turned to and they're technically is nothing to be positive about..but for us who have not turned our fan cards in we need this thread.

Hey I hear ya. It's just...ugh. Random highlights here and there just don't cut it anymore. Peterson's run WAS epic though. I was shocked how many records that broke all at once. Something about longest run as a Redskin, his longest run, and then obviously the TD itself helped him move up in the rankings. Too bad we couldn't have been the recipient of his greatness for the last 10 years!

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1 minute ago, CaptainJames2004 said:

Hey I hear ya. It's just...ugh. Random highlights here and there just don't cut it anymore. Peterson's run WAS epic though. I was shocked how many records that broke all at once. Something about longest run as a Redskin, his longest run, and then obviously the TD itself helped him move up in the rankings. Too bad we couldn't have been the recipient of his greatness for the last 10 years!

And ya know I hear ya too..trust me by tommorow this thread will be on page three..I mean really what is there to be positive for..it sucks cuz SWFLSkins dosent even come around much with his good juju vibes but I understand..let's just hold out hope something positive happens leading to Snyder selling the team? Lol..

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The shot of AP running in slow-mo with all of those eagles futilely chasing behind him and some "they can't catch me" music playing was a pretty cool experience. That definitely was the highlight of the night.

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