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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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2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

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6 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Judging by early buzz, there might be more in play in this draft as for the front 7 from Bama than last year.   DT, OLB, MLB the whole gamut.  

 

Their defense looks stacked but their offense is ridiculous this year.  They're going to score 40 points a game.  They have future first rounders at every level of the offense for the first time I can remember in the Saban era.

 

They're going to be really hard to beat.  Might be the most well-rounded Saban team yet.

 

Still got to get it done on the field though.

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- My early take on this class is that the five best players are defensive linemen: Oliver, Lawrence, Bosa, Gary, Ferrell.  Each of these guys is special in some way.  None of them have quite put it all together, but their potential is elite.

 

- I like Dalton Risner the most out of the offensive linemen. 

 

- I like Damien Harris the most out of offensive skill position players.  Bryce Love is outstanding too, but I like Harris's running style the most.  Unlike the grinders and sub package guys Alabama has been churning out and making look good the past several years, Harris looks like a potential star NFL RB to me. 

 

Love does too though.  David Montgomery is a good player and he plays hard in the passing game but he's slow.  His ceiling will be the second round.

 

- Not super impressed with the top receivers.  Anthony Johnson looks the best to me but he's playing against guys who can't tackle him.  Doesn't look like there are any other well-rounded outside weapons at the position.

 

- Looks like a strong linebacker year.  No one is as good as Roquan was last year, but I think a couple will go first round and a bunch will go in the second.  TJ Edwards looks like a fringe first rounder.  Instincts look pretty good but not special.  Play strength looks good.  Tackling looks great.  Coverage is a strength.  Hands are ok.  Catches the ball well though.  Closing speed is pretty good but not elite.  You wish he had a little better balance.  He's not a fluid, explosive downhill force like Roquan was.  But we're not likely to see another Roquan for a few years.

 

I really like Mack Wilson and Anfernee Jennings.  Wilson is a blue chipper and Jennings is a king sized enforcer with a nose for the ball.  He's big for an NFL stack linebacker.  He'll be able to play on the outside too.  I see a second round pick in him and Wilson has a good chance to go in the first. 

 

Devin Bush is really good too but he's short.  Probably too short to go in the first round.

 

- For DBs, as others have said, Greedy Williams and DeAndre Baker are very impressive.  I see elite traits in them and if they have good seasons I can definitely see them going top ten.

 

- I don't really like any of these top QBs yet.  Maybe they'll shine this season but to me this looks like a weak year following two strong classes in '17 and '18.  There are no Baker Mayfields and DeShaun Watsons in CFB right now.

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Saturday, August 25

MATCHUP   RESULT     PASSING LEADER    RUSHING LEADER     RECEIVING LEADER
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Duquesne
UMASS 63, DUQ 15     A. Ford 186    B. Ally 109     A. Isabella 131
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Prairie View
RICE 31, PVAM 28     J. Morton 244    E. Esukpa 173     T. Wallace 147
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Hawai'i
HAW 43, CSU 34     K.J. Carta-Samuels 537    C. McDonald 96     P. Williams 188
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Wyoming
WYO 29, NMSU 7     M. Romero 140    N. Evans 190     D. Dan 60

 

 

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Thursday, August 30

MATCHUP   TIME  (ET) NAT TV TICKETS LOCATION
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#21 UCF
7:00 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
$16 Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT  
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New Mexico State
7:00 PM BTN $30 TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN  
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Central Connecticut
7:00 PM ESPN+ $13 Scheumann Stadium, Muncie, IN  
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Kennesaw State
7:00 PM ESPN+ $23 Georgia State Stadium, Atlanta, GA  
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Southeastern Louisiana
8:00 PM ESPN+ $19 Malone Stadium, Monroe, LA  
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Northwestern
8:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
$16 Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN  
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Wake Forest
8:00 PM CBSSN $10 Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA  
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Savannah State
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UAB
8:00 PM ESPN+ $10 Legion Field , Birmingham, AL  
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Missouri State
8:00 PM FS1 $5 Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK  
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Weber State
8:00 PM PAC12 $35 Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT  
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Northwestern State
8:30 PM SECN
WatchESPN
$3 Kyle Field, College Station, TX  
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UC Davis
10:00 PM   $12 CEFCU Stadium - Home of the Spartans, San Jose, CA  

 

Friday, August 31

MATCHUP   TIME  (ET) NAT TV TICKETS LOCATION
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Syracuse
6:00 PM CBSSN 142 tickets as low as $18 Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, MI  
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Monmouth
6:30 PM ESPN+ 109 tickets as low as $2 Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI  
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Utah State
7:00 PM BTN 394 tickets as low as $29 Spartan Stadium , East Lansing, MI  
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Army
7:00 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
290 tickets as low as $12 Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC  
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Western Kentucky
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#4 Wisconsin
9:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
417 tickets as low as $17 Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI  
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San Diego State
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#13 Stanford
9:00 PM FS1 114 tickets as low as $9 Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA  
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Portland State
9:00 PM   262 tickets as low as $9 Mackay Stadium, Reno, NV  
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Colorado
9:30 PM CBSSN 1,761 tickets as low as $31 Sports Authority Field, Denver, CO  

 

 

Saturday, September 1

MATCHUP   TIME  (ET) NAT TV TICKETS LOCATION
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Oregon State
12:00 PM ABC
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1,532 tickets as low as $52 Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH  
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Florida Atlantic
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#7 Oklahoma
12:00 PM FOX 1,022 tickets as low as $5 Memorial Stadium , Norman, OK  
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Southern
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#16 TCU
12:00 PM   783 tickets as low as $6 Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX  
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#23 Texas
12:00 PM FS1 2,760 tickets as low as $18 FedExField, Landover, MD  
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Kent State
12:00 PM BTN 207 tickets as low as $2 Memorial Stadium , Champaign, IL  
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Texas State
12:00 PM BTN 469 tickets as low as $5 High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, NJ  
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Coastal Carolina
12:00 PM SECN
WatchESPN
1,262 tickets as low as $23 Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC  
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Ole Miss
12:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
2,385 tickets as low as $10 NRG Stadium, Houston, TX  
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James Madison
12:00 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
440 tickets as low as $30 Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC  
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Villanova
12:00 PM ESPNN
WatchESPN
344 tickets as low as $16 Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA  
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Houston
12:00 PM CBSSN 805 tickets as low as $31 Rice Stadium, Houston, TX  
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Furman
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#2 Clemson
12:20 PM ACCNE
WatchESPN
293 tickets as low as $25 Memorial Stadium , Clemson, SC  
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Alcorn State
12:30 PM ACCNE
WatchESPN
899 tickets as low as $5 Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA  
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UMass
1:00 PM ACCNE
WatchESPN
567 tickets as low as $11 Alumni Stadium , Chestnut Hill, MA  
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Stony Brook
2:00 PM   242 tickets as low as $14 Falcon Stadium, Usaf Academy, CO  
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Howard
2:00 PM ESPN+ 14 tickets as low as $11 Peden Stadium, Athens, OH  
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Austin Peay
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#3 Georgia
3:30 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
485 tickets as low as $47 Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA  
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#6 Washington
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#9 Auburn
3:30 PM ABC
WatchESPN
2,204 tickets as low as $49 Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA  
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Appalachian State
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#10 Penn State
3:30 PM BTN 1,108 tickets as low as $35 Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA  
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Tennessee
3:30 PM CBS 1,140 tickets as low as $91 Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC  
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Albany
3:30 PM ACCNE
WatchESPN
1,821 tickets as low as $2 Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA  
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Marshall
3:30 PM ESPN+ 241 tickets as low as $24 Yager Stadium, Oxford, OH  
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Central Michigan
3:30 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
1,105 tickets as low as $24 Kroger Field, Lexington, KY  
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Northern Illinois
3:30 PM BTN 547 tickets as low as $35 Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA  
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Washington State
3:30 PM CBSSN 260 tickets as low as $59 War Memorial Stadium , Laramie, WY  
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UNLV
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#15 USC
4:00 PM PAC12 1,045 tickets as low as $15 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA  
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North Carolina
4:00 PM FOX 779 tickets as low as $12 Memorial Stadium , Berkeley, CA  
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UT Martin
4:00 PM SECN
WatchESPN
554 tickets as low as $15 Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO  
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Eastern Illinois
4:00 PM SECN
WatchESPN
1,221 tickets as low as $17 Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR  
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#22 Boise State
6:00 PM ESPNN
WatchESPN
221 tickets as low as $7 Veterans Memorial Stadium , Troy, AL  
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Old Dominion
6:00 PM ESPN3 120 tickets as low as $14 Williams Stadium , Lynchburg, VA  
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Fordham
6:00 PM ESPN+ 59 tickets as low as $17 McColl-Richardson Field, Charlotte, NC  
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North Carolina A&T
6:00 PM ESPN3 223 tickets as low as $24 Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC  
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Elon
6:00 PM ESPN3 1,390 tickets as low as $7 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL  
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Richmond
6:00 PM ACCNE
WatchESPN
1,056 tickets as low as $9 Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA  
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Delaware State
6:00 PM ESPN3 286 tickets as low as $21 UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY  
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South Carolina State
6:00 PM ESPN+ 73 tickets as low as $17 Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA  
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Grambling
7:00 PM ESPN3 244 tickets as low as $42 Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA  
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VMI
7:00 PM ESPN3 331 tickets as low as $2 Glass Bowl, Toledo, OH  
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Southeast Missouri State
7:00 PM ESPN+ 251 tickets as low as $16 Centennial Bank Stadium, Jonesboro, AR  
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Mercer
7:00 PM ESPN3 69 tickets as low as $37 Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN  
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Central Arkansas
7:00 PM ESPN3 191 tickets as low as $2 Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, OK  
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Louisiana Tech
7:00 PM ESPN+ 79 tickets as low as $10 Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL  
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Jackson State
7:00 PM ESPN+ 97 tickets as low as $24 M. M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, MS  
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Cincinnati
7:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
2,055 tickets as low as $18 Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA  
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Indiana
7:00 PM CBSSN 80 tickets as low as $24 FIU Stadium, Miami, FL  
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Nicholls
7:00 PM ESPN+ 516 tickets as low as $17 Memorial Stadium , Lawrence, KS  
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South Dakota
7:00 PM ESPN3 884 tickets as low as $18 Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS  
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#14 Michigan
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#12 Notre Dame
7:30 PM NBC 150 tickets as low as $353 Notre Dame Stadium, Notre Dame, IN  
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Stephen F. Austin
7:30 PM ESPNU
WatchESPN
204 tickets as low as $17 Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS  
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Charleston Southern
7:30 PM SECN
WatchESPN
1,309 tickets as low as $17 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL  
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Middle Tennessee
7:30 PM SECN
WatchESPN
1,138 tickets as low as $9 Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN  
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SMU
7:30 PM   157 tickets as low as $17 Apogee Stadium, Denton, TX  
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Northern Arizona
7:30 PM ESPN3 180 tickets as low as $10 Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX  
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Louisville
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#1 Alabama
8:00 PM ABC
WatchESPN
1,761 tickets as low as $37 Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL  
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Bowling Green
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#24 Oregon
8:00 PM PAC12 1,342 tickets as low as $16 Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR  
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Akron
8:00 PM FOX 680 tickets as low as $42 Memorial Stadium , Lincoln, NE  
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Abilene Christian
8:00 PM   207 tickets as low as $16 McLane Stadium, Waco, TX  
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South Dakota State
8:00 PM   639 tickets as low as $37 Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA  
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Incarnate Word
8:00 PM ESPN3 10 tickets as low as $8 Dreamstyle Stadium, Albuquerque, NM  
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Idaho
10:00 PM   373 tickets as low as $19 Bulldog Stadium , Fresno, CA  
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UTSA
10:30 PM FS1 2,964 tickets as low as $6 Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ  
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BYU
10:45 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
584 tickets as low as $14 Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ  
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Navy
11:00 PM CBSSN 156 tickets as low as $29 Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI  

 

Sunday, September 2

MATCHUP                   TIME  (ET) NAT TV TICKETS LOCATION
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#8 Miami
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            #25 LSU
                7:30 PM ABC
WatchESPN
2,193 tickets as low as $43 AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX  

 

 

Monday, September 3

MATCHUP   TIME  (ET) NAT TV TICKETS LOCATION
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#20 Virginia Tech
8:00 PM ESPN
WatchESPN
1,218 tickets as low as $44 Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL  
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Posted (edited)
10 hours ago, Koolblue13 said:

FS, ILB, DT, OG, OT, QB, TE is probably my priority order if I had one. 

Like every other year. :cheers:

 

I'm gonna lose so much money on that Vanderbilt game, I might have to quit my job at ES and get a real job.

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Need to start building O line again IMO. Definitely top tier OG. Unfortunately, WR probably gonna be a need along with CB.

 

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Best to focus on the players rather than positions on the Redskins.  You can spin your wheels forever trying to figure out the roster needs and it won't matter at all in April.

 

My initial impression of Dalton Risner is that he's a classic dancing bear OT who has good quick twitch speed and light feet and a good build for the position.  Columnar body with vine arms and the belly is not sloppy.  He's built just like Scherff.  I don't know that he has the functional power that Scherff had as a senior at Iowa though.  He moves his feet a little better than Scherff did though.

 

Playing style is clean and active.  Aggressive punch and he plays like a leader on the OL, looking to set the tone for the other guys.  Pretty good anchor in pass protection but I wouldn't say elite.  Very nimble run blocker who can get pretty far out in front of plays.  Has no trouble reaching the wide rusher.  Not really a power driver like the kid from Alabama.

 

Bottom line for me is he's a high quality OT prospect with the speed to hold that position down, and that if he has a good season again, he will probably go top ten.

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We need an Edge rusher with speed.  That should be #1 priority.  Even if Anderson develops, he's more of the same as we have with Smith(who we should let go and not give big money to).  We need that damn speed!

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24 minutes ago, Area51 said:

We need an Edge rusher with speed.  That should be #1 priority.  Even if Anderson develops, he's more of the same as we have with Smith(who we should let go and not give big money to).  We need that damn speed!

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, stevemcqueen1 said:

Bottom line for me is he's a high quality OT prospect with the speed to hold that position down, and that if he has a good season again, he will probably go top ten.

 

Any OT/OG prospects you like that aren't top 10?

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@Skinsinparadise.. that board has him at no.7.  I'd imagine a team taking him at 7 would be doing it to keep him at T... but we took Scherff where we did and moved him inside... is he worth it?  

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1 hour ago, OVCChairman said:

 

 

@Skinsinparadise.. that board has him at no.7.  I'd imagine a team taking him at 7 would be doing it to keep him at T... but we took Scherff where we did and moved him inside... is he worth it?  

 

He's 6 "5 but at 300 pounds that's undersized for an NFL LT but I read he put on some weight on in the off season.   Miller mentioning length I presume he's referring to his wingspan might be more suited to guard.   I haven't paid enough attention to formulate an opinion on him but If I go to Saturday's game I'll pay attention.  

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10 hours ago, bird_1972 said:

Any OT/OG prospects you like that aren't top 10?

 

Boise State:

John Molchon (#77 | LG) RsJr

Ezra Cleveland (#76 | LT) RsSo

 

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22 hours ago, bird_1972 said:

Any OT/OG prospects you like that aren't top 10?

 

Boston College:

Chris Lindstrom (#75 | RG) Sr

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David Edwards (#79 | RT) RsJr

 

David Edwards had a steady, ok game. Still kind-of waiting for him to be dominant in all phases, rep after rep, which I haven't seen yet. 

He had one called false start penalty in the 1st half, and a second false start, not called, in which he moved early on but was flagged on the center. Edwards also botched a delayed blitz pick-up in which a LB slashed to his inside and sacked the QB, Hornibrook, as Edwards laid prostrate on the ground watching it unfold. 

 

His size and frame are undeniable, though. And for what he may lack in twitch and redirection, but more specifically staying balanced over his feet, which is not a pronounced negative attribute, nonetheless noticeable, his sheer length can overcompensate.  He'll bail from his balance point and reach, nose over toes, to push a passrusher wide on the edge. And he's got the length to do that. So he'll diverge from pure technique and rely on genetics. (*Footnote about the Northern Illnois kid's footwork inserted here*). Counterpoint to that Edwards has got decent straight line speed and quality first step to explode outward. So, certain negatives are mitigated with positive physical traits. Just a huge human being.

 

More than a few times I was able to easily imagine that an NFL team might try him on the inside. One question mark in his game is whether he can handle pure speed, NFL speed, on the edge. Lesser passrushers that can't turn the corner will just be enveloped by his length and large mitts. And he handled strength on strength bullrush just fine last night. So, that's not an area of concern there. 

 

At the end of the day, his size and frame are just too enticing for any evaluator, particularly when it comes to trying to consistently fill the Tackle position. So, he's going to be selected early. There are however minutiae to go over. 

 

 

 

I thought Deiter disappointed last night, particularly so against lesser competition. On at least two occasions in the 1st half he was driven back on rollerskates from pure bullrush and on one of them he ended up on his fanny. That really stood out. Our lens of focus for the team in adding an interior o-lineman needs to start with plus attributes in both pass protection and run blocking. Have some real questions about physicality and anchor for Deiter moving forward. 

 

He was moved from LT to LG, not the most auspicious start. His frame really dictates that move, and that's where the NFL would use him. But you got to be next level strength to handle the inside in the NFL. 

 

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Texas Tech kid, wr TJ Vasher, made an O. Beckham-esque catch that Texans HC Bill O'Brien was seen applauding from the sidelines (game in Houston). Broadcast said the kid was a sophomore. He's actually a redshirt Soph, had a medical hardship 1st year. Uncle is Nathan Vasher. 

 

T.J. Vasher (#9 | WR) RsSo

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