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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
Riggo#44

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1 hour ago, Riggo#44 said:

Welp, another managerial search incoming...

Rendon will be gone. Strasburg will continue to decline...

Referring to the first, this is most likely the case, sadly. 82-80 last season and 9-9 this year.

 

I was going over all of the hot and cold streaks under Davey. There is only one positive stretch (one!) when they went 22-6 last May. The Nats are 69-83 in all of the rest. It's safe to say that the 22-6 run was the aberration.

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Just now, Metalhead said:

This is most likely the case, sadly. 82-80 last season and 9-9 this year.

 

I was going over all of the hot and cold streaks under Davey. There is only one positive stretch (one!) when they went 22-6 last May. The Nats are 69-83 in all of the rest. It's safe to say that the 22-6 run was the aberration.

 

They'll probably go back to the "veteran" manager well again. I don't think it'll make much difference...

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6 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

They'll probably go back to the "veteran" manager well again. I don't think it'll make much difference...

We are in purgatory.

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1 minute ago, Metalhead said:

We are in purgatory.

 

We are. This is kind of the worst place to be in--expensive, aging, mediocre roster. We have Soto and Robles, with Kieboom on the cusp. We have no pitching in the minors--and our rotation is old. Garcia is interesting, but young. I just don't see us breaking through in the next several years.

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Tomorrow is Scherzday against Urena with a 6.35 ERA. We'll lose 2-0. Marlins score 2 unearned runs.

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Nah we'll win tomorrow and Strasburg will **** the bed in the rubber match to get us back to even. This is a  .500 team until we get a legit bullpen and Trea gets healthy. 

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8 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

They'll probably go back to the "veteran" manager well again. I don't think it'll make much difference...

 

If they’ve decided after the Bud Black incident, which directly led to geriatric Dusty and wet-behind-the-ears Davey, that they will pay their managers reasonable salaries then I’m all for bringing someone else in. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

If they’ve decided after the Bud Black incident, which directly led to geriatric Dusty and wet-behind-the-ears Davey, that they will pay their managers reasonable salaries then I’m all for bringing someone else in. 

 

 

 

Until the Lerners do it. I don't believe they'll pay big for a manager. If they are finally willing. Then you throw money at Joe Girardi.

 

I don't what Davey's deal is. It just seems that he's along for the ride and most of his decisions even up being the wrong ones. Like he has the worst luck in the world because you'd have to try to mess up more.

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2 hours ago, skinsfan_1215 said:

 

If they’ve decided after the Bud Black incident, which directly led to geriatric Dusty and wet-behind-the-ears Davey, that they will pay their managers reasonable salaries then I’m all for bringing someone else in. 

 

 

 

This is actually a narrative that isn't accurate. Dusty made $2m, Davey makes more than Alex Cora.

 

But yes, they need to stop fiddle-farting around with sub-par managers. I had an inkling they might go after Buck Showalter if they can Davey.

1 hour ago, @SkinsGoldPants said:

I don't what Davey's deal is.

 

There is never a sense of urgency from him--and I think it reflects on the team. He is just whistling through the graveyard.

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2 hours ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

This is actually a narrative that isn't accurate. Dusty made $2m, Davey makes more than Alex Cora.

 

 

 

Ok, the money is THAT low. But the years have been. A guy like Girardi is going to want like $7M per year for 5-6 years min.

 

and I think they should do it.

 

Here is a novel idea. Spend bigger on your manager, coaches, trainers, scouting. It doesn't put you into any kind of luxury tax situation and it puts you in even a stronger foundational situation. 

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41 minutes ago, @SkinsGoldPants said:

 

  Ok, the money is THAT low. But the years have been. A guy like Girardi is going to want like $7M per year for 5-6 years min.

 

and I think they should do it.

 

Here is a novel idea. Spend bigger on your manager, coaches, trainers, scouting. It doesn't put you into any kind of luxury tax situation and it puts you in even a stronger foundational situation. 

 

I don't disagree--but Dusty's $2m salary would have put him 11th last year. Davey's is on par with other 1st time managers. I totally agree with you--go big or go home. Manager and coaches salaries are not included in the luxury tax. They need to shoot Lillequest to the moon. I can't stand him and just about every pitcher has regressed under him.

 

They also need to look at how they develop pitchers--specifically relievers. Treinen, Vazquez (FKA Rivero), Gott, and others have been excellent since leaving here. They need to find out why. They haven't developed an in-house reliever since Clippard? A starter since Roark? That needs investigating.

 

I'd be all for Girardi, Showalter, coaxing Bochy out of retirement. If they went the 1st time route and didn't go after Beltran, I'd be pissed.

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5 minutes ago, CRobi21 said:

Ballgame?

 

We'll get shutout by a 6.35 ERA pitcher 

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FP just said the highlight of the entire 2018 season for the Nats was the fact the ballpark hosted the All star game....

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7 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

team that fired its hitting coach last night is 4-7 so far against Max

 

I guess they found a better hitting coach :ols:

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