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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
Riggo#44

2019 Washington Nationals Thread - ***2019 NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS*** (Nats Sweep 4-0)

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10 hours ago, CRobi21 said:

Don't think any fastballs were strikes...

 

It was weird.  He was just yanking his fastballs outside.  Thank goodness Suzuki saw that early and called for a bunch of sliders. 

 

 

9 hours ago, StillUnknown said:

 

Parra about to see extended time at 1st

 

 

With Adams AND Zimm out, do we see a little bit of Soto at first base?  Too early?

 

He's been seen taking grounders at first during BP this season, and last month the WP's Jesse Dougherty reported Soto was talking with Zimmerman, Parra, and coach Tim Bogar about the details of fielding the position.

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I would love for the 4 game series with the Phillies next week to have season changing implications (heck, it may already have that as it stands)

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Just looked up who the White Sox starting pitcher is for tonight.  His last half dozen games he's averaging like 5 runs allowed in 4 innings pitched.  How do they have a (slightly) better record than us?

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Robles ran a loooooong way to track that ball down

 

that man started in right center, caught the ball in left center

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The classic offensive struggle the day after scoring double digit runs..

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Just having one of those feelings about this upcoming home stand that it will kill the season, like going 2-9. What I really don't want is a 5-6 stand where it isn't good enough to really get back into the race, but it isn't bad enough to start selling. I just want a decision!

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8 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

Just having one of those feelings about this upcoming home stand that it will kill the season, like going 2-9. What I really don't want is a 5-6 stand where it isn't good enough to really get back into the race, but it isn't bad enough to start selling. I just want a decision!

 

a couple of 0-4 2k outings by Harper should cheer you up though ;)

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9 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

Just having one of those feelings about this upcoming home stand that it will kill the season, like going 2-9. What I really don't want is a 5-6 stand where it isn't good enough to really get back into the race, but it isn't bad enough to start selling. I just want a decision!

 

They'll go 6-5, but 4 of the wins will be against the Dbacks, all of the losses to Philly and the Barves. 

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2 hours ago, PleaseBlitz said:

 

They'll go 6-5, but 4 of the wins will be against the Dbacks, all of the losses to Philly and the Barves. 

 

Meanwhile at my therapist's office: "Show on this doll where PleaseBlitz hurt you" 😢 

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8 minutes ago, CRobi21 said:

No bueno.

 

Morse sucks too.

 

Yeah, pains me to say...

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This is why I can't stand Davey. There is no reason to PH here. Save the reliever for when it matters.

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1 hour ago, StillUnknown said:

who's the guy in the booth with Bob?

 

That was Michael “Take on Me” Morse.  

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