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

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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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