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      ES Coverage Cowboys vs Redskins 2019
       
      9/15/19
       
      Do I look like I'm playing? I'm not playing. This is the Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a fan of this game, and this one does not get you excited you might want to check your pulse.
       
      Hello my friends it is I, JimmiJo, back for another year of this wonderful thing we call Redskins Football. This makes season 14 for me. I am joined by The Spaceman Spiff who will hereafter be known as "The Spaceman Spiff." 
       
      Where's that dude that gets the big tattoos on his back? There's his next one.
       
      So how important is this game? I don't know. What is the different between 1-1 and 0-2? The difference between batting .500 and zippy?
       
      Throw in that this is their 2nd division game to start the year AND a home game and you have a critical match.
       
      And once again they contend with critical injuries to start the year. Last year it was  their rookie star running back. This year its their 2nd year star...well you get the rest.  Darrius Guice is gone and not coming back this year. I think this really hurts him moving forward. Not sure who will build a scheme around him given his first two seasons.
       
      So it is down to the veteran Adrian Peterson. I have no worries of ring rust for hum. None whatsoever. He knows what to do.
       
      Anyway, almost time. Please share your thoughts.
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 31 Fabian Moreau
      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher
      o   No. 67 G Wes Martin
      o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed
      o   No. 93 DT Jonathan Allen
       
      The Cowboys declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Tavon Austin
      o   No. 37 S Donovan Wilson
      o   No. 57 LB Luke Gifford
      o   No. 61 C Adam Redmond
      o   No. 69 G Brandon Knight
      o   No. 79 DT Trysten Hill
      o   No. 97 DE Taco Charlton
       
      Follow along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Head coach Jay Gruden said it is not time to press the panic button when asked if staff changes could occur on the defensive coaching staff. It may not be for him, but he might want to pay attention to the sounds coming from the owners suite at Redskins Park.
       
      For example the sound of shouting and heavy objects striking walls could portend an early offseason for someone.
       
      The Washington Redskins are now 0-2 to start the season. They are 0-2 in the division.
       
      If that is not panic-inducing, they face a Chicago Bears football team (themselves in need of a solid win) on Monday Night Football next. A series they do not typically do well on.
       
      In both games to open the campaign the winning teams had the game well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter, despite Washington taking leads in each of the games.
       
      Against Dallas, the team began well again; taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. This was not quite the 17-0 start they had in Philadelphia. Nor did it take until halftime for the Cowboys to adjust.
       
      It happened on Dallas’ fourth drive. Starting at their own 3-yard line at 9:44 in the 2nd period, the Cowboys employed a combination of runs up the middle and quick outs in the flats and sideline to advance the ball 97-yards in 7 plays and tie the game.
       
      Following a three-and-out by Washington, Dallas went 74-yards on 11-plays to take the 14-7 lead at halftime.
       
      The 3rd Quarter began with the Cowboys receiving the ball at their own 25. Nine plays  and 75-yards later they were leading 21-7.
       
      The Redskins made it interesting with their own 11-play, 70-yard drive to cut he lead to 7.
       
      But Dallas responded with a field goal. And would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 17.
       
      Washington’s consolation score with just under 3-minutes remaining allowed rookie Terry McLaurin to add a touchdown to his debut season.
       
      The Redskins have developed a reputation for not responding well to adjustments. They had little answer for the adjustments Dallas made to their offense. Ditto the game in Philadelphia.
       
      In both, Washington had a lead to protect and could not.
       
      Coming into the season the defense was expected to the be the strength of the team. Yet in two games they have surrendered 910 yards (445 per game) and 63 points. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
       
      Statistically the Redskins defense are near the bottom in points allowed and yards surrendered.
       
      The coach wants to blame injuries. Not only the their excellent young nose tackle in Jonathan Allen, but also to the secondary which has already gone significant realignment to accommodate injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau.
       
      Still, with the specter of a season going off the rails after only two games, the fans want someone to blame.
       
      Wont be the quarterback. Case Keenum has completed 68.2 percent of his passes. He has thrown 3 touchdowns against no interceptions.
      Ditto other skill positions. Adrian Peterson did not his best outing but the team abandoned the run early. The receivers are doling their own, with guys like McLaurin shining.
       
      And as bad as the collapse was last week and the home loss this, it feels too early to call for the head coach.
       
      That leaves those in charge of the defense. Specifically, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky.
       
      Fan ire seems more and more to be falling on Manusky, if sentiment on twitter and sports radio means anything.
       
      But they don’t decide who stays and who leaves. That is the job of the head coach who so far, is backing his guy.
       
      But there is a higher authority at Redskins Park. Legend has it owner Daniel Snyder once put a gallon of vanilla ice cream outside a Redskins defensive coordinator’s door following a poor performance by the defense.  
       
      Given the start to this season, Manusky could be hearing the ice cream truck in his sleep. And that would be better than what many of the fans are wishing for him.
       
Malapropismic Depository

HH: Coach Speculation Publication: STs Kaczor; DBs Horton; TEs Angelichio; ILBs Rob Ryan; OC OConnell; QBs Rattay; Tomsula $$$

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44 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

 

 

What a creepy graphic.  You've got Ryan looking like the football Lebowski and then in the bottom left you've got this really subtle, ghost like image.  

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5 minutes ago, Mrshadow008 said:

Anyone else hoping for hard knocks at this point just for the pure entertainment value? 

 

I thought the Redskins were already providing dramatic national entertainment year-round, as it is, without Hard Knocks.

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2 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

I thought the Redskins were already providing dramatic national entertainment year-round, as it is, without Hard Knocks.

Oh they do but hard knocks would probably make it so much better. And also as private as Bruce tries to make the organization you know he would absolutely hate having all the cameras around the building because he’d be powerless to hide from it or stop it 

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6 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

 

Please, not Rob Ryan as DC to replace Manusky.

Does anyone remember the fact that it was the REDSKINS who got him fired for his atrocious defense at New Orleans ?

I remember that day. Matt Jones and everybody ran all over the Saints, and the next day Ryan was gone.

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9 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

Yep.  I'd rather have them look outside of the organization If they wanted another DC and Manusky is fired.  But if they are staying inside, I'd rather have Horton as the DC.  

As time goes by and hearing nothing on Zampese, I'm guessing he won't be hired as QB coach.  Maybe O' Connell handles that job.  The Pats OC handles both jobs.

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11 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Please, not Rob Ryan as DC to replace Manusky.

Does anyone remember the fact that it was the REDSKINS who got him fired for his atrocious defense at New Orleans ?

I remember that day. Matt Jones and everybody ran all over the Saints, and the next day Ryan was gone.

Is this why he was hired? Because Jay could interview him and say "you made my offense look good"

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Can't see how an insider LB coach makes that much of a dent.  But for an organization that IMO is a weird combination of sleaze from the FO coupled with mostly boring-players-coaches -- Ryan brings some quotes-personality

 

 

 

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37 minutes ago, RWJ said:

Yep.  I'd rather have them look outside of the organization If they wanted another DC and Manusky is fired.  But if they are staying inside, I'd rather have Horton as the DC.  

As time goes by and hearing nothing on Zampese, I'm guessing he won't be hired as QB coach.  Maybe O' Connell handles that job.  The Pats OC handles both jobs.

Except in New England they have Tom Brady.  Having a QB coach for Tom Brady is pointless, because whos gonna teach the best ever how to play his own position?  

 

That has no relationship to what every other team should do.

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I'm actually alright with this hire. As a DC, not thanks, but as ILB coach I'll take it. I'd suggest, even though he's been out of work for a couple of seasons he could be perceived as being marginally over qualified for such a 'limited' coaching role. 

 

Certainly got some big voices on D. Maybe we'll restore some authority in the building.

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Considering how much Bruce supposedly loathes the media and prides himself on doing things in the dark -- i doubt all these tweets over the last year help Galette's cause with them.

 

 

 

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I also found this.   Lazor spent four seasons with the Washington Redskins, two of which were spent as the quarterbacks coach for legendary head coach Joe Gibbs. During the 2004 and 2005 seasons, Lazor served as an offensive assistant

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The Redskins interviewed ex-Bengals OC Bill Lazor for their QBs coach job on Tuesday, sources said. So the team is planning to backstop new OC Kevin O'Connell with someone taking on his old position

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2 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

Considering how much Bruce supposedly loathes the media and prides himself on doing things in the dark -- i doubt all these tweets over the last year help Galette's cause with them.

 

 

 

 

Well...Jr also recently tweeted that he's the best edge rusher in the NFL, so

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I think I like the move. The dude knows defense and while he was a less than stellar DC, he should be a good hire as a LB coach. What that said, I predict a fist fight on the sideline between members of our coaching staff sometime around Halloween. 

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2 hours ago, Mrshadow008 said:

Definitely true. Definitely a lot of experience on that defensive staff right now. Not all of it good experience but experience none the less. 

 

 

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Not that I think any assistant coach is the be all and end all but Pleasant is an example of the new Redskins way to go at coaches and that is be cheap.  I am gathering its Bruce's influence.  I recall at the time part of the narrative was the Redskins wanted Pleasant but at a bargain price -- Rams were willing to pay to get their man. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Peregrine said:

Except in New England they have Tom Brady.  Having a QB coach for Tom Brady is pointless, because whos gonna teach the best ever how to play his own position?  

 

That has no relationship to what every other team should do.

I used him an example.  You have other quarterbacks that are on your team besides Tom Brady.

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