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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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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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