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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

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4 minutes ago, Anselmheifer said:

Any Sentiment for Ryan Finley? Cut colt for the savings. Next year, let Case walk for a comp and run with Haskins and Finley? I might grab him in the 5th. 

Ii like him but too many other holes right now. He is probably about BPA

It would be like the year of Shuler and Gus or RG3 and Cuz

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4 minutes ago, Birdlives said:

 

 

So in other word, rinse, repeat?

 

That makes it sound like a negative. Drafting Cousins was clearly brilliant and could have been a major coup for us, had we managed the whole thing correctly.

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Yeah, Saints have taken McCoy and Gardner-Johnson....two players I had my eye on.

 

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I'm not going to say anything else about who I like. I name Finley, hoping he'll fall to the 5th, and then CGJ and Butler as my targets for the 4th and they all fly off the board. At least the Giants took Daniel Jones. 

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Still don't understand the hype for Gardner-Johnson.  He's touted as being a versatile CB/Nickel/FS hybrid.  But he only transitioned to CB/Nickel after failing at FS.

 

Damnit, Giants finally made a good draft pick.  Taking Julian Love.

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1 minute ago, Alcoholic Zebra said:

Still don't understand the hype for Gardner-Johnson.  He's touted as being a versatile CB/Nickel/FS hybrid.  But he only transitioned to CB/Nickel after failing at FS.

 

Damnit, Giants finally made a good draft pick.  Taking Julian Love.

 

Nothing matters right now beyond the fact that they have The Corpse of Eli as their starting QB, and Much Less Talented Eli waiting to take over for him.  :ols:

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Well the beginning of this 4th round was disappointing.  Pretty much everyone we wanted got picked.

Wow, did not see Bryce Love coming.

Well that was a swing for the fences, BPA type pick.  Can't fault them for honing in on needs, but I think he's going to have to redshirt this whole season.

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Uhh...what are we going to do with 5 RB's?  Talk about a position with zero need.  So he shows up, signs his contract, and then what...immediately goes onto IR?  What a waste of a pick.

 

We could have used depth at safety, corner, ILB...we still don't have a damn LG on the roster.

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1 minute ago, Alcoholic Zebra said:

Uhh...what are we going to do with 5 RB's?  Talk about a position with zero need.  So he shows up, signs his contract, and then what...immediately goes onto IR?  What a waste of a pick.

 

We could have used depth at safety, corner, ILB...we still don't have a damn LG on the roster.

This pick tells me there is nothing left in the draft at o-line....???

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I remember when Bryce Love was a BEAST..........forgot that dude existed, let alone was in this draft. Dont know if its my weed, but this pick is bizarre as hell to me....

 

Get Dan Snyder back in the war room!! Having that WTF feeling I had when we drafted Troy Apke last season........we must really not like the OL talent that's currently available in this draft........

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Just now, Riggo#44 said:

Just go with the best players, regardless of position or need at this point. 

 

Pretty much. If Love can play like he did when he was healthy, great combo with Guice since AP aint running forever.

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1 minute ago, Riggo#44 said:

Just go with the best players, regardless of position or need at this point. 

 

Nah, that's for the first 2 days of the draft.  Day 3 is making sure you've got youth you can develop across all positions.  We have zero youth at IOL.

 

We've now drafted someone who...hopefully can replace Chris Thompson in 2020, but like Chris Thompson, he has a history of nagging injuries as well as a serious one in a torn ACL.

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I would guess that B. Love won't play next year as he recovers from ACL surgery. Not my favorite pick.

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Bryce Love on IR for this year. Then next year we have a fully healthy Guice and Love backfield. I love this pick. I didnt even think of that senerio. Great job Skins!

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2 minutes ago, ejay183 said:

 

Pretty much. If Love can play like he did when he was healthy, great combo with Guice since AP aint running forever.

 

CT can't stay healthy, either

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1 minute ago, Tedskins 21 said:

Unbelievably pumped about Bryce Love.

 

 

Please elaborate..........I remember him being a beast 2 years ago. And from what it sounds, he's gonna miss this season. 

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Just now, LetMeSeeYourWarFace21 said:

 

 

Please elaborate..........I remember him being a beast 2 years ago. And from what it sounds, he's gonna miss this season. 

Yes. Likely to miss this year. Will have best RB tandem in 2020 though.

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Not clear on Love either... there are plenty of Guards and corners still available.. feels like a waste pic

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Not crazy about taking a running back in the 4th but i get why they did it. The reality is A.P Is old , Chris Thompson is a 3rd down back and Darius Guice has yet to play a single down of football for us not to mention this tells me coaches are not 100% sold on a full recovery. Real talk here the Redskins new M.O seems to be to try and take high risk high reward type players. Guice was injured in college and alot of people felt his college injury may have contributed to his pro injury. Then you have Sweat this year the best pass rusher in the draft IMO but alot of risk with his health concern. RG3- Su Cravens was josh doctson injured in college ? I think he was. Anyway the Redskins seem to be trying to take the fast track to success, High Risk High reward...

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