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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.
NickyJ

2018 Embrace [Insert QB name here] Thread

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14 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

And you played QB in the NFL the following year, after that ?

 

:D

 

Obviously not. But I had full normal function in my leg in about 9 months. He has No ligament or tendon damage at all. Once the bone heals it is actually stronger than it was before it broke. The only issue I have with the leg is some nerve damage. But it doesnt effect its use at all. Just feels weird when I touch it. And lets not forget Smith will be rehabbing EVERY SINGLE DAY with the best in the business. Rehab will be his full time job. He will be ready to play.

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30 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

Alex Smith will be our QB next year. I have no doubt in my mind about that as I have had the same injury. 

 

Shows that everyone heals differently, my son who had the same two broken bones (and it wasn't a compound fracture like Alex so Alex's version is more serious) was just cleared to run, 8 months after the injury.  And they don't want him playing even flag football for another few months, yet.  And the doctor told me kids his age heal quicker than adults from it.

1 hour ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

It’s pathetic.

 

Tell you what, Mark Sanchez can give a heck of a press conference.  I’m actually kinda fired up after witnessing his charming, easy-going swagger.

 

DAMN YOU, SANCHEZ!

 

Agree, he killed it with the press conference.  Really the last dude we have with some obvious charm at that position was RG3 -- didn't know Sanchez had that in him. 

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2 hours ago, Thinking Skins said:

 

Its not 10k its up to 10 times the amount. 

The difference between a minimum salary Player and min salary PS player is a bit less than 22K for one week. And again, the team you're trying to poach said player from could easily match that amount of money if they want to keep him.

 

The Kaaya stuff you posted really doesnt have anything to do with what we were discussing.

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On 12/5/2018 at 3:29 PM, Skinsinparadise said:

Agree, he killed it with the press conference.  Really the last dude we have with some obvious charm at that position was RG3 -- didn't know Sanchez had that in him. 

 

I agree.  I almost feel like we may win a game after watching that.  Loved the return fire on the butt fumble dig.

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Good article here about Haskins, likely the top QB in this draft.  Article from NY Daily News -- angle of the Giants need a QB 

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-haskins-future-in-newyork-20181207-story.html

 

Haskins is two semesters shy of earning a degree in journalism. His post-NFL ambitions include opening a quarterback training facility; becoming a studio or game analyst on TV; creating a clothing line; helping Tamia with her acting career; and assisting girlfriend Savhana Cousins with her fashion endeavors. (Savhana Cousins is related to NBA star DeMarcus Cousins; in fact, they are cousins.)

Can you think of a better place to launch such endeavors than New York?

Reminded of the eighth-grade science project, Haskins spoke in technical terms beyond the capacity of a mere sportswriter. He compared throwing motions of celebrated quarterbacks such as Drew Brees, Tim Tebow (don’t laugh), Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. His takeaway: An over-the-top motion produces the cleanest release, tightest spirals and highest velocity. He got an A on the project.

“Finished third,” he said.

Springs can envision Haskins shattering stereotypes of African-American quarterbacks. He will use his mind more than his feet.

“He is closer to Peyton Manning,” Springs said, “than he is to Cam Newton.”

Haskins’ parents have the utmost faith their son is ready for whatever comes next.

About 12 hours before he threw the last of his 34 completions against Northwestern, Tamara says: “He is a leader and understands his role. He is a distributor. He is a servant. Everybody wins and looks good together.”

Dwayne Sr. puts it like this: “He is well-mannered. He loves people. He loves the Lord. He has so much to offer. … He is an alpha male of alpha males. He doesn’t overwhelm you or try to manipulate you to believe in what he does. He will say two or three words and then he goes out and represents it. Then you follow him and you want to respond to him.

“He doesn’t need to kick over a Gatorade cooler. Doesn’t need to throw his helmet down. If you watch his mannerisms when he quarterbacks, it’s with confidence. He has been around it. He has NFL friends that mentor him. He is not your average college football player. He does not get overwhelmed. He is emotionally intelligent. He is built for this moment.”

 
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Eli could be included in the embrace the noodle thread and we could conserve web space. Sounds like the right move.

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17 minutes ago, WelshSkinsFan said:

So NY can sign Haskins and we can trade our 1st rounder for Eli is what you are saying? 

 

Bruce just might do it but hopefully he's gone before he has that chance.  😀

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47 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

 

In steps the hero, Josh Johnson.

 

 

 

Someone tweeted that Gruden will get Josh ready for next week. Good thing the OP put in [ ] for this thread or there could have been an Embrace The Johnson thread.

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I think everyone in here knows Jaguars are going to look at this tape and focus on keeping him the picket to see what happens. 

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1 hour ago, Renegade7 said:

I think everyone in here knows Jaguars are going to look at this tape and focus on keeping him the picket to see what happens. 

IIRC, Bortles is due a $16+Mil bonus if he’s on the roster at the start of NFL business season in March. That may force their hand.

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4 minutes ago, Long n Left said:

IIRC, Bortles is due a $16+Mil bonus if he’s on the roster at the start of NFL business season in March. That may force their hand.

Was talking about JJ, a mobile QB out the league, we better be ready for Jax not letting him run around like Giants did

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1 minute ago, Renegade7 said:

Was talking about JJ, a mobile QB out the league, we better be ready for Jax not letting him run around like Giants did

Gotcha, my bad, didn’t follow. Let me just add, that if JJ is on this roster next season as anything other than QB3, we’re ****ed.

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