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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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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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