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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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42 minutes ago, KillBill26 said:

I made a comment about how the skins needed more dysfunction, but honestly, I dont hate the hire.  I'm not too excited about it either.  Let's see if his fiery personality makes an impact.  Just like with the KOC promotion, we've got nothing to lose, so sure let's give it a shot.  I still am betting we clean house with the coaching staff next year.  

 

As far as rob Ryan being a hell of a defensive coordinator, he did have some good defenses in new Orleans and Dallas. And I laugh remembering when he got fired from Dallas, he said "so what, I'll be unemployed for about five minutes.". And he was right.  But the stats show a guy who had awful defenses his first seven or so years in the league, and then with each of his next two stops, his defenses got worse as his tenure wore on until he was fired.  Nothing to get too excited about.  

I am thinking more about his success as a LB coach. He has helped develop some really good yet athletically limited LB's in his career. He isnt our DC.

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39 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

I am thinking more about his success as a LB coach. He has helped develop some really good yet athletically limited LB's in his career. He isnt our DC.

 

A lot of the critics are evaluating both him and us, as if we just made him our DC.

Far from it.

He isn't even really a position coach. He's half of a position coach.

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41 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

I am thinking more about his success as a LB coach. He has helped develop some really good yet athletically limited LB's in his career. He isnt our DC.

Im curious, which athletically limited LBers was it that he helped develop?  Who should he get credit for helping improve their game?

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Any word on a Qb Coach? I know they interviewed Bill Lazor and Ken Zampese, but no  word. Either one is that appealing. The guy I wish they will bring in to talk to is Bill Musgrave.

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2 hours ago, MEANDWARF said:

Any word on a Qb Coach? I know they interviewed Bill Lazor and Ken Zampese, but no  word. Either one is that appealing. The guy I wish they will bring in to talk to is Bill Musgrave.

 

I'm guessing it's going to be hard to get a good QB coach, if you don't have a good QB

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7 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

I'm guessing it's going to be hard to get a good QB coach, if you don't have a good QB

True, but a job is a job. Plus hopefully working with one of the young qbs coming out of the draft may make the job more appealing.

 

WHAT AN I SAYING, WORKING FOR SNYDER AND ALLEN WILL SUCK!!!!

PROMISE YOU I AM NOT DELUSIONAL!!!!!

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27 minutes ago, MEANDWARF said:

True, but a job is a job. Plus hopefully working with one of the young qbs coming out of the draft may make the job more appealing.

 

WHAT AN I SAYING, WORKING FOR SNYDER AND ALLEN WILL SUCK!!!!

PROMISE YOU I AM NOT DELUSIONAL!!!!!

 

Which one of you is talking ?

You...or Warf ?

I guess you said the first part of the post, and Warf said the 2nd part, since they each reflect different opinions ? ;)

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We still have to fill the vacant QB coach slot.  I was looking over the SB rosters and was wondering if the Skins might want to interview Jerry Schuplinski, assistant QBs coach of the Patriots after the SB.  It's been quite on that front.

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44 minutes ago, RWJ said:

We still have to fill the vacant QB coach slot.  I was looking over the SB rosters and was wondering if the Skins might want to interview Jerry Schuplinski, assistant QBs coach of the Patriots after the SB.  It's been quite on that front.

Cavanaugh can do it. HE used to be QB coach and he's a senior assistant or something. Sure they can dump QB coach in this...

 

It's not like Jay was HC, OC and QB coach all at the same time...

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can we have Alex Smith do an injury settlement at a team favorable amount and then hire him as the QB coach immediately upon retirement at the highest salary possible so he recoups any lost money from settlement.... eh I am sure Mara would fine use heavily and take draft picks for a move like that.

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Why would Smith ever consider this and give up his guaranteed money?  You have to force his hand so what are you going to do?  Go mob style and send some goons over to brake....whoops.  Get better Alex.

 

Alex didn't get injured intentionally and deserves to get all the money he is due.  Sucks but is what it is.  If only there was a rule where the player gets his money but the team's cap isn't strangled by an injury preventing a player from playing his contract out.

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2 hours ago, Wildbunny said:

Cavanaugh can do it. HE used to be QB coach and he's a senior assistant or something. Sure they can dump QB coach in this...

 

It's not like Jay was HC, OC and QB coach all at the same time...

 

Actually i believe that was Cav's original position with us, the QB coach.

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The need to officially make announcement on who's going to.  Doesn't matter to me.  O' Connell might still be along with the OC title.

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1 hour ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Actually i believe that was Cav's original position with us, the QB coach.

Exactly. That's what I was thinking, though I explained myself poorly.

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10 hours ago, slinky said:

can we have Alex Smith do an injury settlement at a team favorable amount and then hire him as the QB coach immediately upon retirement at the highest salary possible so he recoups any lost money from settlement.... eh I am sure Mara would fine use heavily and take draft picks for a move like that.

 

Well, yeah. Because it would be cheating. 

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Rams D did all they could.  Rams O was pitiful.  

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11 hours ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

Well, yeah. Because it would be cheating. 

 

Yea, per the CBA (based on overthecap.com who is typically spot on), injury settlements are for minor injuries. For major injuries the player gets their entire salary - which also means it counts against the CAP. 

 

From overthecap.com: 

The CBA protects players who are injured performing football activities. Essentially if you are injured your salary is protected, but it is only protected to a point. Remember there are various extents of injuries that occur in the NFL. An ACL tear is devastating and will cause a player to miss the entire season. That is a major injury and the player will earn his entire Paragraph 5 salary for the year. But many of the injuries that land a player on IR are minor and are classified as such when placement on IR occurs. Those players, as soon as they are healthy enough to play football, are released from the team. Once released they may not re-sign with their former team for the duration of the season.

 

Injury settlements do not reduce the salary per se. It allows the team and player to part ways due to a minor injury before the player is fully cleared to play to allow that player time to get with another team instead of waiting until they are 100% cleared. 

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On 2/1/2019 at 12:02 PM, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

I'm guessing it's going to be hard to get a good QB coach, if you don't have a good QB

We have a very good reputation with taking a job as a position coach.  Sean McVay was part of the Tampa connection when he was brought in as Assistant Tight End coach back in 2012 and ended up getting the OC job here in 2014 which many people believed was due in part because of his Tampa connection. When he took the OC position, we had no QB (or at least none whose future was known). Matt Lafluer just got a HC position, remember he was our QB coach from 2010-2013 (probably got fired due in part to no Tampa connection), he had no QB to work with. Kyle Shanahan was our OC (not a position coach, I know). There is speculation that O'Connell might be next.

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47 minutes ago, Darth Tater said:

We have a very good reputation with taking a job as a position coach.  Sean McVay was part of the Tampa connection when he was brought in as Assistant Tight End coach back in 2012 and ended up getting the OC job here in 2014 which many people believed was due in part because of his Tampa connection. When he took the OC position, we had no QB (or at least none whose future was known). Matt Lafluer just got a HC position, remember he was our QB coach from 2010-2013 (probably got fired due in part to no Tampa connection), he had no QB to work with. Kyle Shanahan was our OC (not a position coach, I know). There is speculation that O'Connell might be next.

 

 

This is going back further and probably no Tampa connection, but related to QB or position coaches of ours that go on to become HC is Mike Martz

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Always felt the biggest key to having anything resembling consistent playoff contender is the right combo of head coach and QB...so promoting QB coaches to OCs to head coaches makes sense imo.

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