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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
SkinsDude1988

Dear SkinsNation, their is a very high probability that the Redskins will play the Patriots in this upcoming superbowl

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On 8/16/2018 at 9:38 PM, SkinsDude1988 said:

I know this is my first post, but i come in peace. Im a known vegas gambler, and i have correctly predicted the last 3 NFL Superbowls, well last year i was wrong on one of the teams. I had pats vs. vikings( so i was wrong on that)

 

But i know for a fact that the skins will make the playoffs this year and either reach the nfc championship game or superbowl

 

You dont have to believe me, but i would NOT make an account to troll.

 

Just dont be shocked when you're skins are in the the superbowl, and that superbowl will be Brady's last game

 

His first post mentioned that we'd at least reach the NFC Championship game. 

 

So no guarantee of Superbowl by this internet shaman. 

 

That said, we are doing way better than I expected coming into the season. 

 

Still a loooooooooong way to go.

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I came to the board specifically to look for, and bump this post... and UPDATE.

 

HAVE NEVER DOUBTED SKINSDUDE1988 just here to stake my claim in what will be a historic thread. 

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...this feels like 1986 all over again.  We have a really good team, but there are others (1986 - Giants) (2018 - Rams and Saints) that look unbeatable.  Still I am in for the ride....I think David was a 100-1 underdog to Goliath, so who knows.  In 1986, I had a season ticket single in the upper deck endzone (section 526).  I could not see half of the endzone below me, but I was THRILLED to have it.  The Parcells coached/Simms QB'd Giants beat us 3x that year which made the run in 2005 so sweet (beat Parcells (Dallas game), beat the Giants, and beat Simms' son - Tampa Bay Game).

 

 

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6 minutes ago, MarkB452 said:

...this feels like 1986 all over again.  We have a really good team, but there are others (1986 - Giants) (2018 - Rams and Saints) that look unbeatable.  Still I am in for the ride....I think David was a 100-1 underdog to Goliath, so who knows.  In 1986, I had a season ticket single in the upper deck endzone (section 526).  I could not see half of the endzone below me, but I was THRILLED to have it.  The Parcells coached/Simms QB'd Giants beat us 3x that year which made the run in 2005 so sweet (beat Parcells (Dallas game), beat the Giants, and beat Simms' son - Tampa Bay Game).

 

 

So we make it to the playoffs, Colt McCoy relieves Alex Smith and throws 5 touchdowns in one quarter of the Super Bowl? That would be..... interesting.

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On 8/16/2018 at 9:38 PM, SkinsDude1988 said:

I know this is my first post, but i come in peace. Im a known vegas gambler, and i have correctly predicted the last 3 NFL Superbowls, well last year i was wrong on one of the teams. I had pats vs. vikings( so i was wrong on that)

 

But i know for a fact that the skins will make the playoffs this year and either reach the nfc championship game or superbowl

 

You dont have to believe me, but i would NOT make an account to troll.

 

Just dont be shocked when you're skins are in the the superbowl, and that superbowl will be Brady's last game

 

 

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43 minutes ago, MarkB452 said:

...that was 1987.....

 

 

So we don't make the playoffs. Well, now my dreams are shattered.

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20 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

So we don't make the playoffs. Well, now my dreams are shattered.

No I think you had it right. You're referring to the year we made is to the NFC Championship game and lost to the Giants right? That was 1986. We were 12-4. Very good, but that Giants team was pretty elite. The 1987 season was the one where we won it all with Doug at QB. I don't believe the Giants even made the playoffs that year.

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29 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

So we don't make the playoffs. Well, now my dreams are shattered.

...no, we make the playoffs, but get hammered into the ground in the NFC Championship game by the eventual SB winner.

 

https://www.footballdb.com/games/boxscore.html?gid=1987011102

This was also the famous "Jay waved me off" game that soured the relationship between Doug and Jay.

20 hours ago, SkinsDude1988 said:

how are you skins fan enjoying your season so far

 

I have never been wrong on a preseason prediction, i have a good feeling you guys will play tom brady in the superbowl 

 

YOU GO HAN SOLO!

 

http://themoviemensch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/solo-slide.jpg

 

 

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8 minutes ago, VeroViper said:

The 1987 season was the one where we won it all with Doug at QB. I don't believe the Giants even made the playoffs that year.

 

Correct.  The Giants went 0-3 during the strike, 6-9 on the year, and dead last in the NFC East.

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On ‎8‎/‎16‎/‎2018 at 11:51 PM, Renegade7 said:

Very encouraging.  Can you tell us who our starting RB is going to be?  Inquiring minds want to know.

 

I bet he knew... but would we have believed him if he told us? Would we have persecuted him and driven him from the board as a false prophet?

 

Let’s review the timeline...

 

1/31/1988- Doug Williams leads the Reskins in a record breaking performance to a blow out Super Bowl upset

 

30 years pass...

 

08/16/2018 - SkinsDude1988 predicts the Redskins will win the Super Bowl on  02/03/2019 (or at least get to the Championship game)

 

08/21/2018 - 5 days later, Doug Williams goes rogue and brings in Adrian Peterson for a “surprise visit.” The Redskins sign him.

 

08/21/2018 to 10/31/2018 - Adrian Peterson plays like John Riggins and the Redskins are 5-2 and 1st place in the division

 

02/03/2019 - ???

 

1988... the Doug Williams connection... what is going on? Only time will tell.

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twilight-zone-rod-sterling.jpg?fit=1280,

 

..and there was that episode about the planet where everybody has a hog face....

 

True fact : Rod Sterling once lived in an apartment across the hall way from my grandmother. Not sure where or when though...

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This season reminds me of the 85 Bears, AP instead of WP, Alex instead of Jim, our "D" could very well be as dominate down the stretch. Well guys we need a damn fridge. Can Daron run short and goal?...lol

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On 8/16/2018 at 6:38 PM, SkinsDude1988 said:

I know this is my first post, but i come in peace. Im a known vegas gambler, and i have correctly predicted the last 3 NFL Superbowls, well last year i was wrong on one of the teams. I had pats vs. vikings( so i was wrong on that)

 

But i know for a fact that the skins will make the playoffs this year and either reach the nfc championship game or superbowl

 

You dont have to believe me, but i would NOT make an account to troll.

 

Just dont be shocked when you're skins are in the the superbowl, and that superbowl will be Brady's last game

 

 

 

 

Look who's using the SkinsDude1988 username!

 

Let His light guide our way........  HTTR

 

 

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On ‎10‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 5:08 PM, SkinsDude1988 said:

how are you skins fan enjoying your season so far

 

I have never been wrong on a preseason prediction, i have a good feeling you guys will play tom brady in the superbowl

I thought your post was a joke at first but now of course in usual Redskins fashion I have some weird type of hope that maybe your weird formula for gambling is right and we have a shot.  So now this is usually when this team lets me down, only when I have hope :( 

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You guys are set up to control your own fate, but most likely, you may have to come through LA to get where ya wanna go.  Best of luck this week. 

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Funny. I was literally laughing when I saw this thread over the summer.....Now I want this dude to pick some power ball numbers for me. 

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10 hours ago, JRobinson said:

You guys are set up to control your own fate, but most likely, you may have to come through LA to get where ya wanna go.  Best of luck this week. 

 

 Well you have a pretty tough game yourself this week. The Saints at home are nearly impossible to beat when they get on these rolls and their fans are sloppy drunk and dressed in raggy Mardi Gras costumes, screaming at the tops of their lungs.

I'm still a little ticked off that McVay is there instead of where he was. He can definitely find ways to get Smith more comfortable in the pocket and throwing to those guys that are called wide receivers.

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10 hours ago, Riggo-toni said:

I would love to see the Rams go undefeated.

And have Jay top McVay in the NFCCG at their place.

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