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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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2 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

Bye Bye Cavanaugh, Hello Zampese.  I remembered that O' Connell was down in Mobile with Allen and Smith.  Think he's the next OC.  Gruden becomes the new Jason Garrett of the Redskins.  Who knows, if Gruden has another .500 season O' Connell might become our new HC.  Just speculation on my part.

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Soooo lemme get this straight...Cavanuagh out the door replaced by Zampese(?) and O'Connell becomes o coordinator?

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On one hand, you'd like to say its good we are bringing in a coach who isnt tied to Tampa.  On the other, its very Bruce Allen to bring in a guy who has now been fired 2 times in the past 2 years, by the Bengals and Browns.

 

Building an all-star staff I see.

 

Also, at what point do they realize its beyond weird to keep interviewing people for jobs that dont exist?

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6 hours ago, Peregrine said:

On one hand, you'd like to say its good we are bringing in a coach who isnt tied to Tampa.  On the other, its very Bruce Allen to bring in a guy who has now been fired 2 times in the past 2 years, by the Bengals and Browns.

 

Building an all-star staff I see.

 

One thing’s for sure: they’ll be cheap... 🤣

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6 hours ago, bakedtater1 said:

Soooo lemme get this straight...Cavanuagh out the door replaced by Zampese(?) and O'Connell becomes o coordinator?

Except O'Connell and Cavanaugh haven't been fired yet. So I don't know which QB coach vacancy they are talking about. 

 

O'Connell's contract may be up maybe. Like Tomsula. Or it may be Torrian Gray part 2...

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9 hours ago, bakedtater1 said:

Soooo lemme get this straight...Cavanuagh out the door replaced by Zampese(?) and O'Connell becomes o coordinator?

 

 

i would expect Cavanaugh gone  / O'Connell promoted to OC / Zampese replaces O'Connell as QB coach. 

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Russell said yesterday that O'Connell might take over play calling duties so it wouldn't surprise me if he is leaving the team to do that elsewhere.  LOL.

 

Him being at the combine for us gives me hope as he's heralded as a great young mind for the league.  So if he starts getting praise Bruce will find a way to sack him.  

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The buddy system is literally how every team operates. Relationships matter. There are organizations with multiple family members on staff lol. 

 

This isn’t a Redskins only way to operate. 

 

#Rooneyrule 

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4 minutes ago, wit33 said:

The buddy system is literally how every team operates. Relationships matter. There are organizations with multiple family members on staff lol. 

 

This isn’t a Redskins only way to operate. 

 

#Rooneyrule 

No doubt the buddy system is in play across the NFL.  Unfortunately for us, our buddies typically have lackluster experience.  And even if they don’t, Ashburn will rub off on them.

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2 hours ago, wit33 said:

The buddy system is literally how life operates. Relationships matter. There are organizations with multiple family members on staff lol. 

 

This isn’t a Redskins only way to operate. 

 

#Rooneyrule 

 

Fixed it for you

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13 hours ago, bakedtater1 said:

Soooo lemme get this straight...Cavanuagh out the door replaced by Zampese(?) and O'Connell becomes o coordinator?

I can run with that so long as Jay is not calling the plays.

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6 hours ago, FrFan said:

 

The never ending buddies list.

 

 

Its hard to argue with success.  lol

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5 hours ago, OVCChairman said:

 

 

i would expect Cavanaugh gone  / O'Connell promoted to OC / Zampese replaces O'Connell as QB coach. 

That is a nice theory that I could envision with almost every NFL team.

 

But we are the Redskins... Likely is that we are going to let O'Connell go, keep Cavanaugh and hire Zampese.

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1 hour ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

 

I'm thinking more about the link to Dalton.

He did a good job with Dalton but then kaboom "On September 15, 2017, Zampese was fired by the Bengals after the team started the season 0-2 and did not score a single touchdown."

Good luck to him knowing our QB situation.

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20 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Listening to Hoffman talk about this now, he hears Jay still assumes play calling

My lord.

 

Senior Offensive Assistant sounds like Dan doesn’t want to pay the guy for nothing.

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23 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Listening to Hoffman talk about this now, he hears Jay still assumes play calling

I'd rather see what O' Connell could do with play calling but that's just me.  O' Connell could be gone next year though.  

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I don't want to mess everything up in here by posting too much positivity but this was nice to see even if it's from Torrey Smith.

 

Future HC?

 

 

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26 minutes ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

My lord.

 

Senior Offensive Assistant sounds like Dan doesn’t want to pay the guy for nothing.

 

According to Hoffman in another segment, he thinks Jay knows its a win or else season so he'd want to go down swinging and that means calling his own plays.  Russell thinks they might give O'Connell some play calling responsibilities eventually.

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I am listening to this interview right now.  Not my first listen of an O'Connell interview.  Definitely comes off very knowledgeable -- not a lot of personality though.  Some talk O'Connell up as the next McVay but multiple people who know McVay say the biggest part of his coaching prowess is his personality.  He's charismatic with great people skills.  Don't know if O'Connell has those skills -- judging by his interviews it doesn't seem to be the case as to the charisma part.  But who knows.    

 

 

 

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As long as Gruden calls the plays it doesn't really matter. Like it didn't matter for the Browns that they had Kitchens in-house until they booted Hue and gave the guy full reign over the offense. Even if O'Connell is a genius we won't know it. Maybe if Gruden gets canned at the bye. 

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