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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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The 2019 Free Agency Tracker -Added: Landon Collins, Rodgers-Cromartie, Donald Penn, Flowers, Smallwood. Lost:Preston Smith, Nsekhe, Crowder, HaHa

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2 minutes ago, 757SeanTaylor21 said:

Just gonna simply ask guys...there is a completely entire different thread full of collegr prospects that is a few threads below this one. Lets keep this thread for free agency and talks of who may fill voids from the draft and breakdown their film in the other.  Thanks

 

 

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6 minutes ago, 757SeanTaylor21 said:

Just gonna simply ask guys...there is a completely entire different thread full of collegr prospects that is a few threads below this one. Lets keep this thread for free agency and talks of who may fill voids from the draft and breakdown their film in the other.  Thanks

 

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31 minutes ago, LittleTinyUnbornBaby said:

Didnt have a good combine and i think he had the slowest 40 at the combine for a wr but his tape is impressive 

 

Does anyone keep track of players who had a bad combine but were good on tape? How much should each be weighed in other words. 

I feel like there should be a scoring system to make it easy. 

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8 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

Cobb is tempting, but he was injured for a while last year. Before that he played 15 games or more for the most part, but I thought I had heard about him being slowed down by injuries, sort of like Jordan Reed. If in injuries aren't a problem though, I'd definitely be in on it. We don't necessarily need #1s in free agency, just people besides Richardson and Doctson that can compete.

 

He’s certainly not perfect, but - of course - that’s why he’s available. He could teach our younger guys a few things, & he could be a reliable option for Keenum, but there is definitely potential that he’s breaking down at this point in his career.

3 minutes ago, grego said:

 

Does anyone keep track of players who had a bad combine but were good on tape? How much should each be weighed in other words. 

I feel like there should be a scoring system to make it easy. 

 

Here are a few guys, but I don’t know that there exists a comprehensive list. Antonio Brown lacking explosion seems a surprise in retrospect.

 

https://www.sbnation.com/2019/2/25/18233778/nfl-combine-worst-performances-history

 

Josh Norman had an ugly combine

 

https://touchdownwire.usatoday.com/2018/03/05/nfl-stars-who-overcame-poor-combine-performances/

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FYI

Your momma lied to you. You're not special. :bill:

 

Rule 11 applies to everyone.

 

That said, I've cleaned up several posts with Rule 11 in place of the violations. All without any timeouts given. :)

 

At this point my charity is all used up & anyone continuing to violate Rule 11 will be suffering the consequences. :chair:

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So is it true?...no mo Mo Harrison?...I still can't believe he didn't get more play time..I guess there's that dude that got injured in pre season last year..Cobb Simms..Simms Cobb.. something like that ...I would have to imagine with it being quiet on the wr fa part of things one would think we're gonna go wr at 15 orrrr we start hearing visits from fa here in the next week.. pretty thin in the wr dpt of things in fa tho..

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1 hour ago, WelshSkinsFan said:

 

Berry is pretty versatile, not the very best at any specific assignment but there is nothing that a Safety does that he is bad at which is why when fit and productive many considered him the best Safety in the game.  The issue is he is the wrong side of 30 and has played a grand total of 3 games over the last 2 seasons.  He won't be cheap and you are going to be gambling that he can stay healthy and be the player he was in his prime.  Those kind of gambles rarely work and when you factor in our luck with players with an injury history I would rather pass.

 

I think Berry is only going to get one year prove it offers.  He was an incredible player, but I think he has some injuries that are never going to heal.  I also read that he decided against surgery to deal with some leg/foot issue that is expected to have a significant impact on his speed and agility.  He is a very highly respected player and an inspirational person.  I hope Dallas takes a look at him, but there are a lot of doubts that he can ever be a good starter again.  Sad, he looked like a HOF player just a few years ago.

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3 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

So is it true?...no mo Mo Harrison?...I still can't believe he didn't get more play time..I guess there's that dude that got injured in pre season last year..Cobb Simms..Simms Cobb.. something like that ...I would have to imagine with it being quiet on the wr fa part of things one would think we're gonna go wr at 15 orrrr we start hearing visits from fa here in the next week.. pretty thin in the wr dpt of things in fa tho..

Draft at least one in our first 4 picks.

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3 minutes ago, TK said:

 

 

At this point my charity is all used up & anyone continuing to violate Rule 11 will be suffering the consequences. :chair:

 

hey TK is there a way to quote a post with a tweet in it and delete the tweet? Every time I try to do it it erases the entire post?

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Maybe a qarcon reunion?.. idk just a thought..not sure what his health is like ..sure would help having that tough, bad ass, physical in your face wr again..

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1 minute ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Rumor: AJ Green on the trade block?

Thaaaaaaats who I was thinking... another elite receiver being able to be had..

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6 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

 

hey TK is there a way to quote a post with a tweet in it and delete the tweet? Every time I try to do it it erases the entire post?

Hi light it then backspace or hit Delete.

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I would give our second third pick for AJ Green his value has to be less than AB.

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Just now, Ghedrick said:

I would give our second third pick for AJ Green his value has to be less than AB.

I’m not sure I’d agree with that necessarily. AB brings a media circus and could be a locker room cancer if things go south. Green, at least from what I know, is a non diva and just goes to work. Unless I missed something that is. But I’d love to have him here for that price! 

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1 minute ago, Gallen5862 said:

Would Blake Bortles be worth a look now that he has been cut?

Probably so... probably just needs a change of scenery... could we make it the London version of Blake?

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2 minutes ago, Gallen5862 said:

Would Blake Bortles be worth a look now that he has been cut?

Hes not practice squad eligible so I'd pass.

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16 minutes ago, SkinsFootball said:

Draft at least one in our first 4 picks.

 

we've tried to draft a few, haven't had much luck

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8 minutes ago, Ghedrick said:

I would give our second third pick for AJ Green his value has to be less than AB.

 

AJ Green for our third ???!!!???   Yes please!  If Cincy was stupid enough to make that deal I couldn't say yes fast enough...

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16 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Rumor: AJ Green on the trade block?

Trade Reed and a mid to late rounder for him.

 

Fix the TE situation with Hockenson in the draft.

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10 minutes ago, Gallen5862 said:

Would Blake Bortles be worth a look now that he has been cut?

How many average quarterbacks do you think we need on our roster?

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3 minutes ago, ColonialWBSkinsFan said:

 

AJ Green for our third ???!!!???   Yes please!  If Cincy was stupid enough to make that deal I couldn't say yes fast enough...

 

So would the other 30 teams in the league. It would take at least a 2nd round pick to get Green.

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AJ Green is going to be 31 in July.  I wouldn't want him.  We can do better in the draft.  He also is banged up.  JMO. :)

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