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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
TK

Game Day Thread - Philthy at Redskins

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@CraigHoffman

This is too stupid to make up:

Upon parking and starting my walk towards the stadium I saw nothing but Eagles fans. As I turned towards the main lots, I saw a Giants jersey before any Redskins gear.

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13 minutes ago, TK said:

@CraigHoffman

This is too stupid to make up:

Upon parking and starting my walk towards the stadium I saw nothing but Eagles fans. As I turned towards the main lots, I saw a Giants jersey before any Redskins gear.

It’s all Lafamina’s fault.

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Dan and Bruce wanted to play these games... this is what happens.  This is going to be an outright embarrassment regarding the optics and the sound on TV... on national television too being the 4:25 game on Fox.   Whats the over / under on how many times the play by play guys comment about saturation of Eagles fans in an away field.... thus giving them love about how 'well they travel'

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If the stadium is loaded with Eagles fans, it will be a slap to Snyder's face; too bad he still has the NFL pool fund to bail him outta some of the dollar stuff, but it needs to be constantly thrown in his face. The madder he gets the better chances Allen is gone.

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On a ratio basis, I won't be surprised if this is worse than the MNF Steeler debacle.

 

There will be far fewer attendees for certain, but the split between Eagle and Skins fans might be extraordinary.

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So, who wants to set an over/under on 1st down runs for <=2 yards?  I say the 'Skins run 18 times on first down and of those 18 runs, 16 net yards or less.

 

I also think they will pass on only 2 first downs the entire game.

 

The one thing which night change this is if they are getting blown out early, Gruden might be inclined to pass more on first down. Probably not, given the circumstances.  But possibly.

 

 

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES

 

LANDOVER, Md. – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles:

 

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 46 LB Marquis Flowers

o   No. 52 LB Ryan Anderson

o   No. 67 G Zac Kerin

o   No. 79 T Ty Nsekhe

o   No. 82 TE J.P. Holtz

o   No. 85 TE Vernon Davis

o   No. 98 DL Matt Ioannidis

 

No. 87 Jeremy Sprinkle is expected to start in place of No. 85 Vernon Davis at tight end.

No. 92 Stacy McGee is expected to start in place of No. 98 Matt Ioannidis at defensive end.

 

On your flip card for the Redskins, please omit No. 13 WR Maurice Harris and add No. 82 TE J.P. Holtz

On Friday, the Redskins placed Harris on their Reserve/Injured list, and on Saturday, the Redskins promoted Holtz from its practice squad.

 

NO.     PLAYER                   POS    HT      WT     AGE   EXP.   COLLEGE

            82        J.P. Holtz                    TE       6-3       240      25        1          Pittsburgh

 

The Eagles declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 11 QB Carson Wentz

o   No. 14 WR Mike Wallace

o   No. 18 WR Shelton Gibson

o   No. 22 CB Sidney Jones

o   No. 57 LB D.J. Alexander

o   No. 73 G Isaac Seumalo

o   No. 98 DT Bruce Hector

 

No. 9 Nick Foles is expected to start in place of No. 11 Carson Wentz at quarterback.

No. 61 Stefen Wisniewski is expected to start in place of No. 73 Isaac Seumalo at guard.

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Is Ioannidis hurt?

14 minutes ago, skins island connection said:

If the stadium is loaded with Eagles fans, it will be a slap to Snyder's face; too bad he still has the NFL pool fund to bail him outta some of the dollar stuff, but it needs to be constantly thrown in his face. The madder he gets the better chances Allen is gone.

He will blame Lafamina for restricting tickets to the secondary market.

 

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Just now, Voice_of_Reason said:

Is Ioannidis hurt?

I believe he's been dealing with a hamstring issue the last few weeks

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Just now, TK said:

I believe he's been dealing with a hamstring issue the last few weeks

Right right.  Though didn't he play last week?  I guess there's no reason to push it since the season is over and it's an away game...

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

Right right.  Though didn't he play last week?  I guess there's no reason to push it since the season is over and it's an away game...

 

 

I thought Redskins were at home...... Oh, I see what you did there.  LOL

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True story, I had a dream last night that we will threw a pick six out of our endzone and the Eagles will fumble a FG, recover it and score 2. I'm not saying this to be negative, I'm saying this for if it happens, I can start my psychic business.

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God I love this.  Hopefully Snyder is humiliated by attendance at the stadium -although if you don’t have a soul I’m not sure if you have the capability of feeling humiliation....

3 minutes ago, Simmsy said:

True story, I had a dream last night that we will threw a pick six out of our endzone and the Eagles will fumble a FG, recover it and score 2. I'm not saying this to be negative, I'm saying this for if it happens, I can start my psychic business.

If it happens I need to talk to you before the next big lottery....

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There are redskins fans on the train, but only ones with little kids are Eagles fans.  Most skins fans I've seen so far are like me, by myself.

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Back in the days of the bouncing stands at RFK, who'd have thought that a Redskins stadium full of Eagles fans could ever be a thing?

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2 hours ago, TK said:

Well clearly someone heard about #FireBruceAllen this week & decided passively aggressively throw both middle fingers up at the fanbase.

 

Sunday best. 👌

#PHIvsWAS | #HTTR⁠ ⁠

 

 

Yes, the Prince of Darkness is letting everyone know who is still in charge.  He has given orders that we lose this game to keep Kirk out of the playoffs and has maximized the suck by bringing back the yellow pants. 

Eat a wet fart Bruce. Then burp it up a little and eat it again.

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Just now, profusion said:

Back in the days of the bouncing stands at RFK, who'd have thought that a Redskins stadium full of Eagles fans could ever be a thing?

It’s been a long painful fall.   From a proud strong franchise to this.  The Resskins are among the most disappointing and difunctional consistently every year now.  It’s what we expect.  

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1 hour ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

 

 

The one thing which night change this is if they are getting blown out early, Gruden might be inclined to pass more on first down. Probably not, given the circumstances.  But possibly.

 

 

 

 

If they are getting blown out early maybe they switch to the Minnesota Chicago game

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I'm sitting in the press box surrounded by real live professionals that get paid to cover football, listening to the wisest among them explain to the rest that one knee equals two feet (in relation to the Dallas game).  There was a great deal of disbelief and argument.  Amazing.

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