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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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Just now, Riggo#44 said:

 

I honestly feel the same way about Suero. I love his mid-90s cutter.

 

Yeah, I remember saying earlier in the year that he was one of our most talented relievers. He just doesn't have the arm to pitch every night with any degree of consistency.

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4 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

I honestly feel the same way about Suero. I love his mid-90s cutter.

 

i don't trust the goatee

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14 minutes ago, Bacon said:

 

Yeah, I remember saying earlier in the year that he was one of our most talented relievers. He just doesn't have the arm to pitch every night with any degree of consistency.

 

I think he gets away from his cutter too quickly. He gets into trouble with his 2ndard stuff. He has a 3.10 FIP, 10.2 K/9. He has the stuff, just needs to put it together.

 

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Question about calculating our magic number:

 

Does it drop twice if BOTH the Brewers and Cubs lose, or only once? 

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1 minute ago, Bacon said:

Question about calculating our magic number:

 

Does it drop twice if BOTH the Brewers and Cubs lose, or only once? 

 

Just once. We need the Cubs to continue to lose. I don't really care about Home Field in the WC. It's proven to be no advantage at all.

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Just now, CRobi21 said:

Cubs are in a downward spiral. I think we're in the clear.

 

If the Nats go 3-6 in their last 9. Cubs would have to go 6-1.

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19 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

Just once. We need the Cubs to continue to lose. I don't really care about Home Field in the WC. It's proven to be no advantage at all.

 

Thank you. I see now that the magic number only relates to the team and one other at a given time. Basically, whoever it is that could feasibly keep them out. 

 

So, tomorrow we're seeking to get it down to 3. Currently, there are approximately 16 opportunities for that number to drop 5 times. 

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That's why I kept preaching calm when some of you were about to throw yourselves off the ledge.  The odds were ever in our favor.

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9 hours ago, Forehead said:

That's why I kept preaching calm when some of you were about to throw yourselves off the ledge.  The odds were ever in our favor.

Exactly. Also the Cubs just aren't that good and I still think the Brewers are due a bit of a down spiral, although their schedule may not allow it...until we ether them in the Wild Card game. Which like riggo said, makes no difference to me whether its at home or away. In fact, looking at our postseason history, I'd prefer it be away anyway.

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38 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

Exactly. Also the Cubs just aren't that good and I still think the Brewers are due a bit of a down spiral, although their schedule may not allow it...until we ether them in the Wild Card game. Which like riggo said, makes no difference to me whether its at home or away. In fact, looking at our postseason history, I'd prefer it be away anyway.

 

While they're not winning teams the Reds are pesky--they can pitch. And they have to play in Colorado, which is the worst place to play baseball.

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36 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

it would be so nice to clinch a playoff spot while playing that dude

 

Need a few front row RF line folks with signs offering to buy Bryce playoff tickets. 

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Bo Porter talking pregame about adjusting from coach to analyst, watching games in the studio and reacting to decisions being made:

 

"We sit here in the studio and see the moves we make and I'm like "Noooooooooo"."  

 

Davey probably not going anywhere with the run we've made, but I wouldn't mind Bo Porter getting an opportunity.

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36 minutes ago, CRobi21 said:

Davey probably not going anywhere with the run we've made, but I wouldn't mind Bo Porter getting an opportunity.

 

He's had 2 stints as manager that didn't go well. 3rd base coach though

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7 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

He's had 2 stints as manager that didn't go well. 3rd base coach though

 

Maybe the "Noooo" was from Sendlys decisions...

 

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Suero on 3 consecutive days is going exactly as we might think

davey gotta delegate bullpen decisions to someone else in the postseason

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Why did we pitch Suero three games in a row?

 

Have we learned nothing in 5 months?

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