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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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1 hour ago, NickyJ said:

The Eagles have needed a good slam dunk game to get them out of their slump. Sadly, I think this game is the one that does it for them.

Idk about that. They face the panthers next week. I could see the panthers winning that (although i could also see Philly wining). Then they go to London to fave the jags. Then the bye week. Next two games after are Vs cowboys on SNF and then @ saints. I could see them being 5-5 after that 4 game stretch. Losses to panthers and saints, wins against jaguars and cowboys 

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8 hours ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Idk about that. They face the panthers next week. I could see the panthers winning that (although i could also see Philly wining). Then they go to London to fave the jags. Then the bye week. Next two games after are Vs cowboys on SNF and then @ saints. I could see them being 5-5 after that 4 game stretch. Losses to panthers and saints, wins against jaguars and cowboys 

 

What makes you think that? This is a team that has only added pieces from a dominating Super Bowl run last year -- not to mention they got their all-world QB back. This is their division to lose and I can't see them losing more than 2 games the rest of the way.

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19 minutes ago, skinsfan834 said:

 

What makes you think that? This is a team that has only added pieces from a dominating Super Bowl run last year -- not to mention they got their all-world QB back. This is their division to lose and I can't see them losing more than 2 games the rest of the way.

 

The dominating SB run where they got past the Falcons by the skin of their teeth?

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Just now, TryTheBeal! said:

 

The dominating SB run where they got past the Falcons by the skin of their teeth?

 

They also went 13-3, beat the Vikings by 30, took down Belichick and Tom Brady, all without their best player. So yeah... I'd say it was pretty dominant and spectacular what they did last year. 

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13 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

The Giants are awful but you just KNOW against us they'll play with every fiber of being in their body, their absolute hearts out, and will beat us at least once if not twice.

 

Yep, by the time they play us, whether it's the 1st or the 2nd game or both, they're season could be locked up as completely lost or completely saved, and then play us in a completely meaningless game for them, and they will give it everything they got, which is usually more than we got.

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On October 11, 2018 at 8:47 PM, GhostofSparta said:

Riddle me this, Batman: You take a running back #2 overall. The guy shows he can make some amazing plays. You have 1st and goal inside the 5, and you throw the ball twice to settle for a FG?

 

Why? Even the Giants have to know Eli is washed up by this point, why not run Barkley 4 times inside the 5?

 

I wonder about this.  There are comparisons with Barkley and Barry Sanders regarding highlight plays.  For all of Barry Sanders' great plays and statistics, it is easy to forget that he often had to be taken off the field on obvious run downs.  When coaches tried to use him inside the ten or on 3rd and one, way more often than not, he would kill the drive.  I dont know enough about Barkley to know if he will be a good short yardage back.  I really think he is a special player, and I think he will be considered the best RB in the NFL in the near future.  But his stats from last week at Carolina may be a reason that the Giants didn't try to run inside the 5.  Last week, Barkely ran for 48 yards on 15 carries.  Those numbers include runs of 30 yards and 20 yards.  So, his other 13 carries went for a total of negative 2 yards.  He has a horrible offensive line, and even with his talent, there is a low chance of success for each run.

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On 10/12/2018 at 9:53 AM, skinsfan834 said:

 

beat the Vikings by 30

 

If you peruse the Kirk thread, you will understand that the Vikings currently have the worst O-line, worst defense and worst running game in the NFL.

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the more I see of Kirk in Minny, controlling huddles, dancing in the end zone, etc, the more convinced I am he never wanted to be here. It’s two different personas. Reminds me of Kirk when he was at MSU. We got the other guy. No emotion. 

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Mike Evans is 25 years old.  He is also the all time leader in receiving yards for Tampa Bay.  My god, that is just strange.

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I’ll never understand why coaches play for FGs. They deserve to lose more than the dolphins for that **** play calling 

Just now, Nerm said:

Mike Evans is 25 years old.  He is also the all time leader in receiving yards for Tampa Bay.  My god, that is just strange.

 

Well you wouldn’t know it looking at him on my fantasy team today 

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6 minutes ago, Nerm said:

Mike Evans is 25 years old.  He is also the all time leader in receiving yards for Tampa Bay.  My god, that is just strange.

Mike Evans is good, but can anyone think of a receiver from Tampa who actually was notable? Not just an FA signing that was supposed to turn them around like Vincent Jackson or DeSean. I honestly can't think of one.

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Cowboys have an ex-Cowboy announcing their game.  Never would have guessed it

And they had Conor McGregor on the field with them pre-game.  Love it

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That is not a TD (Cowboys game) they better overturn it.

 

Also, I thought a player cannot recover their own fumble and keep running with it? I thought the play is dead once a player recovers their own fumble?  Dak fumbled the ball, it bonces back up in the air and he grabs it and runs for a 1st down.  

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5 minutes ago, BigDibbs31 said:

Cowboys have an ex-Cowboy announcing their game.  Never would have guessed it

And they had Conor McGregor on the field with them pre-game.  Love it

 

Romo is a great broadcaster and so is Aikman. They are both fair and impartial when covering games 

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Just now, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

Romo is a great broadcaster and so is Aikman. They are both fair and impartial when covering games 

Don't disagree.  But now the premier CBS color guy is Romo, FOX color guy is Aikman, and MNF color guy is Witten.  Too much Cowboys for me

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4 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

That is not a TD (Cowboys game) they better overturn it.

 

Also, I thought a player cannot recover their own fumble and keep running with it? I thought the play is dead once a player recovers their own fumble?  Dak fumbled the ball, it bonces back up in the air and he grabs it and runs for a 1st down.  

 

Only after 2min warning. 

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29 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

Mike Evans is good, but can anyone think of a receiver from Tampa who actually was notable? Not just an FA signing that was supposed to turn them around like Vincent Jackson or DeSean. I honestly can't think of one.

 

Keyshawn Johnson?  Not sure how long he played in Tampa though.

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1 hour ago, benskins26 said:

the more I see of Kirk in Minny, controlling huddles, dancing in the end zone, etc, the more convinced I am he never wanted to be here. It’s two different personas. Reminds me of Kirk when he was at MSU. We got the other guy. No emotion. 

Complete BS

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