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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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Just now, Riggo#44 said:

 

I honestly feel the same way about Suero. I love his mid-90s cutter.

 

Yeah, I remember saying earlier in the year that he was one of our most talented relievers. He just doesn't have the arm to pitch every night with any degree of consistency.

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4 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

I honestly feel the same way about Suero. I love his mid-90s cutter.

 

i don't trust the goatee

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14 minutes ago, Bacon said:

 

Yeah, I remember saying earlier in the year that he was one of our most talented relievers. He just doesn't have the arm to pitch every night with any degree of consistency.

 

I think he gets away from his cutter too quickly. He gets into trouble with his 2ndard stuff. He has a 3.10 FIP, 10.2 K/9. He has the stuff, just needs to put it together.

 

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Question about calculating our magic number:

 

Does it drop twice if BOTH the Brewers and Cubs lose, or only once? 

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1 minute ago, Bacon said:

Question about calculating our magic number:

 

Does it drop twice if BOTH the Brewers and Cubs lose, or only once? 

 

Just once. We need the Cubs to continue to lose. I don't really care about Home Field in the WC. It's proven to be no advantage at all.

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Just now, CRobi21 said:

Cubs are in a downward spiral. I think we're in the clear.

 

If the Nats go 3-6 in their last 9. Cubs would have to go 6-1.

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19 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

Just once. We need the Cubs to continue to lose. I don't really care about Home Field in the WC. It's proven to be no advantage at all.

 

Thank you. I see now that the magic number only relates to the team and one other at a given time. Basically, whoever it is that could feasibly keep them out. 

 

So, tomorrow we're seeking to get it down to 3. Currently, there are approximately 16 opportunities for that number to drop 5 times. 

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That's why I kept preaching calm when some of you were about to throw yourselves off the ledge.  The odds were ever in our favor.

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9 hours ago, Forehead said:

That's why I kept preaching calm when some of you were about to throw yourselves off the ledge.  The odds were ever in our favor.

Exactly. Also the Cubs just aren't that good and I still think the Brewers are due a bit of a down spiral, although their schedule may not allow it...until we ether them in the Wild Card game. Which like riggo said, makes no difference to me whether its at home or away. In fact, looking at our postseason history, I'd prefer it be away anyway.

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38 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

Exactly. Also the Cubs just aren't that good and I still think the Brewers are due a bit of a down spiral, although their schedule may not allow it...until we ether them in the Wild Card game. Which like riggo said, makes no difference to me whether its at home or away. In fact, looking at our postseason history, I'd prefer it be away anyway.

 

While they're not winning teams the Reds are pesky--they can pitch. And they have to play in Colorado, which is the worst place to play baseball.

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36 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

it would be so nice to clinch a playoff spot while playing that dude

 

Need a few front row RF line folks with signs offering to buy Bryce playoff tickets. 

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Bo Porter talking pregame about adjusting from coach to analyst, watching games in the studio and reacting to decisions being made:

 

"We sit here in the studio and see the moves we make and I'm like "Noooooooooo"."  

 

Davey probably not going anywhere with the run we've made, but I wouldn't mind Bo Porter getting an opportunity.

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36 minutes ago, CRobi21 said:

Davey probably not going anywhere with the run we've made, but I wouldn't mind Bo Porter getting an opportunity.

 

He's had 2 stints as manager that didn't go well. 3rd base coach though

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7 minutes ago, Riggo#44 said:

 

He's had 2 stints as manager that didn't go well. 3rd base coach though

 

Maybe the "Noooo" was from Sendlys decisions...

 

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Suero on 3 consecutive days is going exactly as we might think

davey gotta delegate bullpen decisions to someone else in the postseason

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Why did we pitch Suero three games in a row?

 

Have we learned nothing in 5 months?

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