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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!   
       
       
-JB-

Allen/Ioannidis/Payne = D-Block

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Has a ring to it (Lox aka D-Block aka Sheek Louch, Styles P & Jadakiss) LOL

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I see the Redskins official social media team selling ‘Flight Marshalls’ for the secondary as well.

 

Nicknames almost always equal a kiss of death here.  However I believe in this DBlock’s potential to live up it it more than the others. 

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All I'm gonna say is this............

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come back to me with this in a season and we'll see where we are at.

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11 minutes ago, Koolblue13 said:

It's when they give themselves a nickname that it all goes to ****. 

 

Yep stay medium.  I'd love to see 2 back to back wins against good teams.  I can't recall the last time they did it.  Big victory almost always followed by either a tease loss or just a straight out loss.  This game to me against the Saints is huge for that reason - lets see if they can prove they can deal with some prosperity.  I am not saying they can't.  Just don't know.   But by that I mean the team not the D line. 

 

Jonathan Allen, Ionnaidis in particular looking like All-Pros.   Having said that surprised, PFF didn't have Allen ranked highly from what i recall they did have him ranked high the previous 2 games.

 

The Top Graded #Redskins defensive players in Sunday's win over the #Packers (minimum 15 snaps):

Matt Ioannidis - 78.7

Ryan Kerrigan - 69.1

Fabian Moreau - 67.2

Josh Norman - 66.0

 

Zach Brown - 64.7

 

 

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You can't give yourself a nickname, that's just lame.

 

And yeah, I'm definitely surprised Allen wasn't ranked higher. It seems like in general our D guys were rated pretty low this week. I know the Pack dropped some balls that would have extended drives, but still.

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2 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

You can't give yourself a nickname, that's just lame.

 

And yeah, I'm definitely surprised Allen wasn't ranked higher. It seems like in general our D guys were rated pretty low this week. I know the Pack dropped some balls that would have extended drives, but still.

Sure you can!

 

Method Man aka Johnny Blaze aka Hot Nickels aka Mr Mef aka John Blazini aka Tical aka Hot Nix aka The Panty Raider etc etc Seems to have worked out pretty well for that guy ?

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To me the most peculiar aspect of the D-line/Pass rush is the stark 180 they have done from previous seasons.


Before, we would get good Defensive End play, but the middle got no push so the QB could just step up into the pocket to avoid rushers coming from the corners.

 

Now it is the exact opposite, there is this big push in the middle, the D-line is throwing guys backwards, the QB has to retreat on a lot of plays....however there is no Kerrigan or Preston Smith (or whoever) to clean up the play.  Rodgers was constantly having to work behind the pocket last Sunday, but because the DE's were absent from the area, he could just kind of shift back and forth left to right on so many plays.

 

Things change so quickly. 

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That's why it would be nice to have just one speed edge rusher aka Junior G. I know his comments where dumb and his social media is worse but for situational speed pass rush I think he's worth it. 

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3 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

And yeah, I'm definitely surprised Allen wasn't ranked higher. It seems like in general our D guys were rated pretty low this week. I know the Pack dropped some balls that would have extended drives, but still. 

 

Irish teenagers with laptops.

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1 hour ago, SkinsFootball said:

That's why it would be nice to have just one speed edge rusher aka Junior G. I know his comments where dumb and his social media is worse but for situational speed pass rush I think he's worth it. 

 

I'd still bring him in. At this point, he'd work for Pop Tarts.

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1 hour ago, SkinsFootball said:

That's why it would be nice to have just one speed edge rusher aka Junior G. I know his comments where dumb and his social media is worse but for situational speed pass rush I think he's worth it. 

Leave the thirsty guys with Twitter fingers alone bro

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4 hours ago, SkinsFootball said:

That's why it would be nice to have just one speed edge rusher aka Junior G. I know his comments where dumb and his social media is worse but for situational speed pass rush I think he's worth it. 

 

Okay, but seriously, Junior did nothing to prove that he's still the edge rusher that he once was.  I'm sorry.

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24 minutes ago, Vanguard said:

 

Okay, but seriously, Junior did nothing to prove that he's still the edge rusher that he once was.  I'm sorry.

:(

Didn't I read somewhere that he was actually one of the most effective edge rushers in the entire league last year? Something like pressures per play or some unique stat like that?

EDIT. a quick google search and I cannot find that stat anywhere. Either it was an inside stat or I'm just wrong. If someone has that stat, share it .....or I'll just admit to my senility.

There is this:

Galette did not get more than 30 snaps until the second half of the season, and even then, his snap total slipped below 20 for consecutive NFC East games in November. 

The statistical production wasn't particularly impressive, Galette registered just three sacks in 16 games, but Pro Football Focus graded him a +16.2 on the season, landing in the Top 15 among 3-4 outside linebackers. 

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/junior-galette-hinting-possible-return-redskins-maybe

 

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10 minutes ago, bowhunter said:

Didn't I read somewhere that he was actually one of the most effective edge rushers in the entire league last year? Something like pressures per play or some unique stat like that?

 

It's possible.  I just remember that when he did play, he didn't get a single sack.  And I never heard his name called.

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2 minutes ago, Vanguard said:

 

It's possible.  I just remember that when he did play, he didn't get a single sack.  And I never heard his name called.

See my edit above. It's possible that I'm wrong here.

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14 minutes ago, Mooka said:

How many times have ya'll watched this play? ****ing awesome.  

Not enough. Looks like he's going to swim, Beluga goes to counter and he just bullies him into Rodgers. It's awesome. 

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8 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Yep stay medium.  I'd love to see 2 back to back wins against good teams.  I can't recall the last time they did it.  Big victory almost always followed by either a tease loss or just a straight out loss.  This game to me against the Saints is huge for that reason - lets see if they can prove they can deal with some prosperity.  I am not saying they can't.  Just don't know.   But by that I mean the team not the D line. 

 

 

I think 2016 Minny then GB.  Minny ended up 8-8, but they started the season 5-0, so I’m willing to give it to them.  

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33 minutes ago, Mooka said:

 

 

 

How many times have ya'll watched this play? ****ing awesome.  

When I saw that play out during the game I was all over the man cave going nuts...Ion hit a decent lineman and basically picked him him and dumped him on Rogers-that’s one of my top D-plays for the year so far

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1 hour ago, Vanguard said:

 

It's possible.  I just remember that when he did play, he didn't get a single sack.  And I never heard his name called.

I agree he didn't produce the sack numbers but in terms of an pressures and hits based on his number of attempts looked pretty good. I could be wrong..but regardless he could get back to the an quickly based on an explosive first step..hand fighting and a spin move. Third and long he could create more of a rushing impact then our current Olbs..IMO.

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