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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       

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4 minutes ago, zoony said:

Just kidding guys!

 

 

 

 

???

 

Well we DO have some serious 2nd half offense issues. 

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2 minutes ago, Chachie said:

 

 

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Well we DO have some serious 2nd half offense issues. 

Yeah, the Maryland team is the only one that's supposed to look like a turtle. Defense held up well and got lucky with a few well timed drops. That strip-fumble though was nice as were the sacks.

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6 minutes ago, JoggingGod said:

That was a bad game overall. We got lucky with 8 drops by the Packers receivers and BS calls.

This offense we hate so much put up 31 points.

 

We just can't have nice things around here.  

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Here's a hard truth, if you jump to conclusions after 1 week and go on 4-day rants you should powder your hand and then pimp slap yourself.

 

So much douchebaggery took place on ES last week and those of you involved deserve this.

 

That Colts team didn't look too bad against Philly today, maybe we need to let this season play out before we decide who's terrible and who isn't.

 

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There's still time for some hard truths here, let's go with two good ones: The Redskins ran on first down every time in the 2nd half, and they completed two passes in the 2nd half, one for 0 yards and another for 6.

 

We won, but that was one of the worst wins I've seen in ages. I saw no deep routes aside from Richardson's at the start. I saw no play action at all on first downs after setting it up so 'brilliantly' with runs on every first down. It was a playcall nightmare today for the second half.

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9 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

**** **** **** **** 

 

Is it just me or does anyone elses browser have trouble translating whining little **** coming off a double diget win ? 

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5 minutes ago, bedlamVR said:

 

Is it just me or does anyone elses browser have trouble translating whining little **** coming off a double diget win ? 

If you're happy with winging it and relying on other teams to fumble, drop, and penalize themselves out of games, then you're probably looking for a thread that isn't called "Hard Truths".

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1 minute ago, NickyJ said:

If you're happy with winging it and relying on other teams to fumble, drop, and penalize themselves out of games, then you're probably looking for a thread that isn't called "Hard Truths".

 

This.

 

I'm happy we won, but we will need to be much, much better in the second half of games if we're going to compete. I love the fast starts at ARZ and GB, but our second half offense has been atrocious all season. For some reason, the team is coming out flat as hell after the break. I don't know what the deal is, but it needs to be corrected.

 

Gruden's play calling needs to be better. It's infuriating to see a Peterson run up the gut for 2 yards every single first down. How about some play action? How about some PA bootlegs? How about literally anything else?

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24 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

Here's a hard truth, if you jump to conclusions after 1 week and go on 4-day rants you should powder your hand and then pimp slap yourself.

 

So much douchebaggery took place in here last week and those of you involved deserve this.

 

That Colts team didn't look too bad against Philly today, maybe we need to let this season play out before we decide who's terrible and who isn't.

 

Amen! It’s almost as though critical thinking and patience have value. 

38 minutes ago, JoggingGod said:

That was a bad game overall. We got lucky with 8 drops by the Packers receivers and BS calls.

Oh shove off. We put up 31 points and looked great in the first half. The defense played well overall. Of course there are issues they can fix, but that’s every team in the ****ing NFL. Enjoy the win. 

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41 minutes ago, JoggingGod said:

That was a bad game overall. We got lucky with 8 drops by the Packers receivers and BS calls.

 

Whenever you Win you are lucky, lol.....

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The biggest hard truth when it comes to this team is not making final judgements over one game.

 

This game went about the same exact way the Cardinals game did.  One half of dominating football and then thing just stalled after half time. Luckily the opponent was not quite up to the task of making up the gap and the Redskins held on, but I am not going to throw a parade after this game because I saw this same team go out and dominate Arizona only to be dominated by the Colts.

 

The fans are riding high today but will do a 180 if they got stomped by New Orleans.

 

What this team needs consistency.  They barely exhibit consistency during a single game let alone from week to week.  The first three weeks of this season is why most people predicted them to be 8-8ish.......

 

Not that I am not happy about the win, of course I am, but it's still too early in the season to make any final conclusions about what this team is or isn't.

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3 minutes ago, SkinsHokieFan said:

Zoony’s OP was closer to being right then wrong. 

 

Even after the GB win 

 

We are who WE thought WE are, only healthier so far and with a RB that actually can hurt teams when Reed and Thompson can't.

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Kirk 40 for 55 290 yards 6 yards a throw?  Can you say check down when things do not go your way. Some things never change and Nothing like padding the stats.   Diggs 4 recs 17 yards, Overrated and has been up and down since he came in the league.  Nice defense the management gave the Viking fans today , they got blown out by buffalo who were on tract to be the worst team we have seen in a while.  Just saying!  Looks like the over the hill gang has a little in the tank left.   

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6 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

The fans are riding high today but will do a 180 if they got stomped by New Orleans.

 

What this team needs consistency.  They barely exhibit consistency during a single game let alone from week to week.  The first three weeks of this season is why most people predicted them to be 8-8ish.......

 

Not that I am not happy about the win, of course I am, but it's still too early in the season to make any final conclusions about what this team is or isn't.

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Exactly, this game doesn't really mean anything, it's just a win and our team is far from looking dominating or even playoff caliber but let's see what happens.

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8 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

The biggest hard truth when it comes to this team is not making final judgements over one game.

 

This game went about the same exact way the Cardinals game did.  One half of dominating football and then thing just stalled after half time. Luckily the opponent was not quite up to the task of making up the gap and the Redskins held on, but I am not going to throw a parade after this game because I saw this same team go out and dominate Arizona only to be dominated by the Colts.

 

The fans are riding high today but will do a 180 if they got stomped by New Orleans.

 

What this team needs consistency.  They barely exhibit consistency during a single game let alone from week to week.  The first three weeks of this season is why most people predicted them to be 8-8ish.......

 

Not that I am not happy about the win, of course I am, but it's still too early in the season to make any final conclusions about what this team is or isn't.

If we are consistent,  we will come out flat against New Orleans. Today's win is nice but we need to put up a string of games.

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12 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

Not that I am not happy about the win, of course I am, but it's still too early in the season to make any final conclusions about what this team is or isn't.

Believe its fair at this point to say we can compete and win football games.  Some teams want to and still can't do it.

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10 minutes ago, skinsfan66 said:

Kirk 40 for 55 290 yards 6 yards a throw?

 

He had 55 attempts and still didn't break 300 yards.  How is that even possible?

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16 minutes ago, skinsfan66 said:

Kirk 40 for 55 290 yards 6 yards a throw?  Can you say check down when things do not go your way. Some things never change and Nothing like padding the stats.   Diggs 4 recs 17 yards, Overrated and has been up and down since he came in the league.  Nice defense the management gave the Viking fans today , they got blown out by buffalo who were on tract to be the worst team we have seen in a while.  Just saying!  Looks like the over the hill gang has a little in the tank left.   

 

It was all garbage time check downs. Kurt had 75 yards on 26 attempts in the 3rd quarter before he starting accumulating trash. He also threw a pick and fumbled twice.

 

Welcome to our experience. Good Kirk one week. Bad Kirk the next.

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4 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

 

He had 55 attempts and still didn't break 300 yards.  How is that even possible?

 

Minny's OL completely fell apart. And the Bills went after it hard.

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