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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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4 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

Far, far too nerve wracking for a 100-loss team...

 

you gotta find your nuts man, and I say that as respectfully as I possibly can.

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1 minute ago, StillUnknown said:

 

you gotta find your nuts man, and I say that as respectfully as I possibly can.

 

Too many years. Too many flukey bull**** bull****tiness.

 

Yes, I am a panic monkey.

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9 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

 

you gotta find your nuts man, and I say that as respectfully as I possibly can.

 

Gonna have to throw some chia seed down there so he can grow new ones in time for the WC

 

#GoodVibes

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Braves clinched the East tonight.

 

Sooooo happy they didn't ciinch on their last trip here in DC.

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Another couple days like today and we're golden. It would be nice if the Brewers would lose.

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Just now, Bacon said:

Another couple days like today and we're golden. It would be nice if the Brewers would lose.

I'm convinced now that we will play the Brewers, in Milwaukee. Cubs aren't great right now and still have a ton of games left against a much better STL team..

 

Brewers are the hottest team out right now. Right at the right time. Don't see them slipping up 

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10 hours ago, mammajamma said:

I'm convinced now that we will play the Brewers, in Milwaukee. Cubs aren't great right now and still have a ton of games left against a much better STL team..

 

Brewers are the hottest team out right now. Right at the right time. Don't see them slipping up 

I'm not convinced it will be in Milwaukee.  I don't believe they're the hottest team, they're the team that's playing the easiest schedule out of all the potential playoff teams.

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Sendley strikes again

 

and Cabrera came up limping after the slide, just great

 

I hate that 3rd base coach

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2 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

Sendley strikes again

 

and Cabrera came up limping after the slide, just great

 

I hate that 3rd base coach

I just don't understand how he's our best option

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Just now, mammajamma said:

I just don't understand how he's our best option

 

he has to be one hell of a person. nobody is putting up with his level of ineptitude if the guy is a jackass

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Just now, Riggo#44 said:

Apparently Sendly has been instrumental in the improved OF defense. Might be a reason why...

 

if true, then much respect. Robles went from potential to gold glove quicker than any of us imagined and Soto has turned into a league average LF which is more than we thought.

 

Give Hendley a new title. don't embarrass that man by sticking him at 3rd.

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Jeter is doing a great service to the community with the outfits the Marlins Girls are wearing around the stadium.

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