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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.
Simmsy

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Yes Ozark is awesome! This is why we're all friends. I'm going to throw "Mindhunter" in there as well.

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I'm gonna keep ear to ground on when Wentz coming back, because that's perfect opportunity to steal a game in Philly.

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4 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

I'm gonna keep ear to ground on when Wentz coming back, because that's perfect opportunity to steal a game in Philly.

Well, the refs might have something to say about that if this game is precedent so far. Yes, I'm being that guy.

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That body weight rule is stupid. Absolutely impossible for defenders to maneuver their body in less than a second after hitting a QB.

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6 minutes ago, Simmsy said:

Well, the refs might have something to say about that if this game is precedent so far. Yes, I'm being that guy.

If we look as ugly in the redzone as Atlanta tonight we deserve to lose, that ain't all refs, imo.

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2 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

If we look as ugly in the redzone as Atlanta tonight we deserve to lose, that ain't all refs, imo.

Not all refs, but I can see that the Eagles are getting some calls. Thats one thing I miss about RG3, we used to get some calls...

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2 minutes ago, TheShredder said:

sloppy offenses ...normal week 1 crap game

 

64 million dollar question: How late do we stay up on a Thursday to watch this game?

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1 minute ago, MisterPinstripe said:

It's real football that matters, even if it's sloppy. I'm watching every second I can, especially if the Falcons win.

I'm down with that...just don't know if I start drinking beer at 10 am....hmmmmm?

Am I correct is viewing Foles passes as wobbly?  

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4 minutes ago, TheShredder said:

I'm down with that...just don't know if I start drinking beer at 10 am....hmmmmm?

Am I correct is viewing Foles passes as wobbly?  

Its 5 pm somewhere. 

I've heard the Eagles looked inept during preseason...and the announcer just said Foles threw a wobbly pass.

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1 minute ago, Simmsy said:

Its 5 pm somewhere. 

I've heard the Eagles looked inept during preseason...and the announcer just said Foles threw a wobbly pass.

I watched their games and Foles looked like the Rams Foles and not an MVP.  

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Foles has been a trash QB outside of one year and a couple of games this last year. That's just who he is, he's not a guy who will play like he did in the playoffs.

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3 minutes ago, TheShredder said:

I watched their games and Foles looked like the Rams Foles and not an MVP.  

Unfortunately we play then late in the season. That gives them time to either settle on Foles or get Wentz in a groove, we never catch a break.

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I really don't know how that wasn't a catch.

 

Seriously one of the worst calls I've ever seen.

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