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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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19 minutes ago, PleaseBlitz said:

So, thoughts on Davey at this point?  

 

I want to be proven wrong, but still don't think he's the guy.  Over reliance on Doolittle is a big red flag imo.

 

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Please prove me wrong

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Niko Goodrum sounds like a character from a pulpy detective story and I thank him for maybe going there. 

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Tigers fans right now..

 

"****ing umpires."

 

Don't think he went. They should outlaw HP umpires from making that call. Always ask for help.

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1 minute ago, bearrock said:

 

I want to be proven wrong, but still don't think he's the guy.  Over reliance on Doolittle is a big red flag imo.

 

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Please prove me wrong

 

You can only get so creative when you have an unreliable bullpen and are desperately trying to make up the ground we need to. 

 

Impact of managers is wildly overstated BUT a team can clearly turn on a manager and just quit... like they did with Matt Williams. This team could have folded after getting swept by the Mets. Instead we’re back to .500 and the team is having fun. I don’t think that happens with a bad manager. 

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That was a pleasantly uneventful 9th.  Felt great.  And weird.  

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Rodney now has twice the amount of good appearances Rosenthal had...

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First time over .500 since April 18 when we beat the Giants.

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6 hours ago, Barry.Randolphe said:

If Zimm gets a hit tonight, I will **** my pants. If he hits a HR, I will eat my **** filled pants.

Don’t eat them. Just drop them into the wash. And wash them twice. 

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Only 1.5 back of the Wild Card.

 

As Stevie Czaban would say...lets go have ourselves a season.

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1 minute ago, Warhead36 said:

Only 1.5 back of the Wild Card.

 

As Stevie Czaban would say...lets go have ourselves a season.

 

Game on boys.

 

Also I think 14 games left against Atlanta. Other than the two frustrating games against them last week that we win with a half decent bullpen, we’ve owned them so far. 

 

Rizzo, you have your orders. Go get us a championship level bullpen. Let’s do this. 

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27 minutes ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

Rizzo, you have your orders. Go get us a championship level bullpen. Let’s do this. 

**** it. Keep playing like this, go get MadBum.

Oh. Ouch.

 

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2 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

**** it. Keep playing like this, go get MadBum.

 

 

I really like our rotation (including depth) so don’t feel like we have a huge need for Bumgarner. Same with position depth and bench, absolutely zero needs there. Credit to Rizzo, our only glaring weakness has been bullpen and that’s generally the easiest to fix. 

 

If we can keep getting consistent quality relief appearances from guys like Rodney and Suero, our list of needs could become literally one: get a closer. A guy that can lock it down in the 8th or 9th depending on Doolittle’s usage (what Rosenthal was supposed to be). 

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I feel like a couple good relief arms, a rock solid #4 SP and one more really seasoned and consistent bat could turn this into a 2015 Mets-esque season for us.

 

That's a lot of work to get done at the deadline, but it could also come in the form of Zimmerman, Fedde, Voth, Suero and Rainey producing at a high level along with a move or two. 

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