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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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15 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

 

Anibal might get to unleash the butterfly on the world stage friday night

Yea, man.  Anibal game 3 & Corbin game 4.

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14 minutes ago, mammajamma said:

So... any move at 2nd for tomorrow? I love Cabrera, but that was pretty bad at the plate tonight

 

Dozier for extra defense in a pitching duel. 

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26 minutes ago, mammajamma said:

So... any move at 2nd for tomorrow? I love Cabrera, but that was pretty bad at the plate tonight

He did get a base hit.  And also made a good play defensively at 2nd.  I fully expect him back at 2B in game 2.  Especially considering he actually has put up good career #’s vs Verlander.

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1 minute ago, Bacon said:

 

Dozier for extra defense in a pitching duel. 

I mean, Dozier used to be a good hitter right? Or am I imagining that

3 minutes ago, -JB- said:

He did get a base hit.  And also made a good play defensively at 2nd.  I fully expect him back at 2nd in game 2.  Especially considering he actually has put up good career #’s vs Verlander.

Good stuff, and forgot about his base hit. I wouldn't be pissed either way, just curious. I just had some of his terrible swings seared into my brain

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15 minutes ago, mammajamma said:

I mean, Dozier used to be a good hitter right? Or am I imagining that

 

He's always been more of a power hitter, with his best average ever being a good but unspectacular .271. Some good OPS figures though: he's cracked .850 twice, once en route to 42 homers and 99 RBI. He was an all-star once and also has a gold glove. 

 

This was 2-3 years ago at this point, his best years are past him, but he still has some pop and a solid glove. Highly unlikely to be a game changer, but you keep him around for his defense and the distant possibility of a timely home run. 

 

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1 hour ago, Warhead36 said:

I am sooooo glad our couples double date got pushed to Thursday lolol

 

But you'll miss the Redskins game...

 

It's the Cousins Bowl on Thursday and no one cares.  How pissed is Snyder?

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5 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

But you'll miss the Redskins game...

 

It's the Cousins Bowl on Thursday and no one cares.  How pissed is Snyder?

Oh **** it’s Thursday? Snyder trying to slide that Skins game in on the Nats off day lolol

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“George Springer's double went 377 feet. It was hit at a 102.5 mph exit velocity with a 31 degree launch angle. Similar batted balls went, on average, 394 feet during the regular season.”

 

^^^^ That’s some computer nerd, analytical, superimposed bull****.

 

If the balls are suddenly not juiced, like in the regular season, Juan Soto’s HR probably would have “on average” traveled 503 feet LOL

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4 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

But you'll miss the Redskins game...

 

It's the Cousins Bowl on Thursday and no one cares.  How pissed is Snyder?


I forgot that was the Vikings and I honestly thought to myself for a second are we playing West VA or something? 

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I'm so happy for all you DCers.... I'm out west but I'm rooting  for the Nats.

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So apparently I can’t watch live this series either. Game tied 2-2 when my wife and I moved to bed to watch the rest. Brushing teeth, laying down... boom 5-2. Didn’t watch another second of the live broadcast until I was sure the game is over. I’m literally DVRing this whole series so I can rewatch it since my superstitions are a tangible thing!

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Lurch: "You mean you don't want to discuss Case Keenum vs. Kirk Cousins?"

Svrluga: "I'll hang up, I swear to God."

 

Baseball. Town.

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9 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

Lurch: "You mean you don't want to discuss Case Keenum vs. Kirk Cousins?"

Svrluga: "I'll hang up, I swear to God."

 

Baseball. Town.

I tuned into Sheehan when I arrived at the office around 9 and its been all Nats the entire hour.

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24 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

The what?

You stole my line. 

 

Though I typically add a “now.”

 

”The what now?”

 

try it.  It’s contagious.

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1 minute ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

You stole my line. 

 

Though I typically add a “now.”

 

”The what now?”

 

try it.  It’s contagious.

 

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