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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 head coach, 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!   
       
       
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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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19 hours ago, MariusVT said:

 

That's the type of move you make if you're a couple of pieces away from contention.... which we most certainly are not.

 

NFCEast leader and well in the playoff hunt before Alex went down.... yea, i'd say we're pretty close... 

 

Those types of statements don't make sense anymore. It's anyones game

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14 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

NFCEast leader and well in the playoff hunt before Alex went down.... yea, i'd say we're pretty close... 

 

Those types of statements don't make sense anymore. It's anyones game

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Could it be? King wrote:

A smart guy in the league told me the other day: “Look for the desperate teams with Brown.” What team is more desperate than Washington, which is hemorrhaging fans, has no idea who the 2019 quarterback will be, has no idea who the 2020 coach will be, hasn’t won a playoff game in 14 years, and has an embattled owner searching for anything that will get his team out of the muck and mire of mediocrity? This also fits the Pittsburgh plan of wanting to send Brown out of the AFC. The problem, obviously, would be finding a quarterback to get the ball to Brown. But Washington’s a team that loves to win the offseason and hasn’t done so in a while. I’d be surprised if Bruce Allen and Kevin Colbert don’t talk about Brown.

Inside the Beltway, folks want to know if Brown's availability is the exact answer to the Redskins' lack of playmakers. A case can be made either way.

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/case-and-against-redskins-trading-antonio-brown

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3 hours ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

NFCEast leader and well in the playoff hunt before Alex went down.... yea, i'd say we're pretty close... 

 

Those types of statements don't make sense anymore. It's anyones game

Yeah, but now we’re most likely going to have McCoy or josh Johnson start at QB for next season. we went from close to wayyyy off 😂

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Just now, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Yeah, but now we’re most likely going to have McCoy or josh Johnson start at QB for next season. we went from close to wayyyy off 😂

 

I don't believe they will move forward with those options as the starting QB. Not saying what we do end up with will be much better, but i think our defense and supporting cast can still take us pretty far. We will see how FA and the draft go. 

 

Unless it's Tom Brady, defense still wins championships.

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https://nfltraderumors.co/bengals-looking-to-trade-wr-john-ross/

 

Bengals looking to trade WR John Ross..... I remember people calling him the next Desean Jackson but he's oft-injured and hasn't yet lived up to the hype.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/26/dolphins-expected-to-part-with-robert-quinn-and-likely-andre-branch/

 

Dolphins expected to part with Robert Quinn.... salary cap cut. Still only 28 years old. Seems to have lost a step but maybe he needs a change of scenery?

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Plenty of moves being made by other teams, releases, potential cuts, trade candidates etc, yet nothing from Redskins world. Even the stories of the Scherff extension and AP talks have tailed off.

 

I mean, it's a guess, but Bruce and Co must be in the process of conjuring up their latest major move. Something 'significant' has to be just around the corner.

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23 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

Plenty of moves being made by other teams, releases, potential cuts, trade candidates etc, yet nothing from Redskins world. Even the stories of the Scherff extension and AP talks have tailed off.

 

I mean, it's a guess, but Bruce and Co must be in the process of conjuring up their latest major move. Something 'significant' has to be just around the corner.

And we still haven't signed Josh Johnson either...

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1 hour ago, SemperFi Skins said:

https://nfltraderumors.co/bengals-looking-to-trade-wr-john-ross/

 

Bengals looking to trade WR John Ross..... I remember people calling him the next Desean Jackson but he's oft-injured and hasn't yet lived up to the hype.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/02/26/dolphins-expected-to-part-with-robert-quinn-and-likely-andre-branch/

 

Dolphins expected to part with Robert Quinn.... salary cap cut. Still only 28 years old. Seems to have lost a step but maybe he needs a change of scenery?

John Ross would be a pretty cool addition.  One of our 3rd round picks could probably get it done.  But I would love to get KD Metcalf in the draft.

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I'd rather the Skins use a 3rd on WR Isabella from UMass then a 3rd on Ross.  Ross has injury issues and will be MUCH more costly.

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4 hours ago, RWJ said:

I'd rather the Skins use a 3rd on WR Isabella from UMass then a 3rd on Ross.  Ross has injury issues and will be MUCH more costly.

 

I think Ross goes for a 4th or 5th, and I'd pay that. You don't give up on a 1st round pick so quickly and get good value. You've already shown your hand by wanting to give up on him in the first place, you're just trying to salvage the situation. He's the type of deep threat woth potential we need, and at the price I mentioned I'd go for it. Similar deep threats in the draft will go much higher. This would be a great use of one of our later comp picks. 

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Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster, Ryan Anderson, Hamilton & Landon Collins... Alabama reunion in full force!!

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3 minutes ago, Bonez3 said:

Daron Payne, Jonathan Allen, Reuben Foster, Ryan Anderson, Hamilton & Landon Collins... Alabama reunion in full force!!

And if we brought back Ha-Ha which I don’t foresee happening but if we did man that’s an insane amount of Bama players

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26 minutes ago, Redskinzfan30 said:

And if we brought back Ha-Ha which I don’t foresee happening but if we did man that’s an insane amount of Bama players

Personally, I don't want Ha Ha back.  He was a waste of a 4th round pick.  

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We could potential draft another Bama defensive player this year too. Maybe Christian Miller OLB Alabama with our first 3rd round pick?? Preston is likely gone so there is a good chance we look at that position in the draft.

 

 

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12 hours ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

I think Ross goes for a 4th or 5th, and I'd pay that. You don't give up on a 1st round pick so quickly and get good value. You've already shown your hand by wanting to give up on him in the first place, you're just trying to salvage the situation. He's the type of deep threat woth potential we need, and at the price I mentioned I'd go for it. Similar deep threats in the draft will go much higher. This would be a great use of one of our later comp picks. 

 

Agreed. Max i'm dealing is a 4th. Start with a 5th and negotiate. If someone comes in higher and scoops him up, so be it.

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Richardson is already locked in as the Skins deep threat and is being paid well to do so next year. Don’t see the match with Skins and Ross. 

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Corner Josh Norman ($8.5 million savings)

Tight end Jordan Reed ($6 million)

Linebacker Zach Brown ($5.75 million)

Tight end Vernon Davis ($4.9 million)

Linebacker Mason Foster ($4 million)

Defensive end Stacy McGee ($2.275 million)

 

I'd be okay with any of these except Norman and if they draft a stud TE.  You'd have to pay that or more to replace Norman with a good vet and our TE's can't block or stay healthy.

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We won't resign Preston Smith or Crowder and it is NOT because of talent or price.  It is because both were from the 2015 draft (first Scott) and Scherff is too good.  Norman was a 2016 FA, so he might find himself at risk.  Since another TE with injury history is a FA, Reed could find himself expendable.  Hey,if by some miracle (or Snyder listens to Wormtounge 2.0) Bruce is GM next year, he also gets to get rid of Doctson and possibly Ionniadas.  That would pretty much eliminate Scott's direct work which is a huge goal for Bruce. 

 

Morse is a FA.  He is the guy we'd probably have taken if we'd gone after Leonard Williams.  That would be an in-your face Scott move that Bruce might like and Kujo won't even be in the running for backup (the last 2015 draft pick besides Scherff).

 

Tyler Eifert has an injury history but is pretty good when not injured.  He'll be cheap and a guy with injury history is Bruce's style.

 

We need an edge too.  Is there a guy out there with an injury history who we can get?

 

 

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