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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 the head coach of the Washington Redskins, 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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Like Keim alluded to. They are giving him a redemption chance at Guard. 

 

The market is pretty weak there this offseason. Fine with the move for the cost. 

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6 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

I'm the opposite...I feel like it's gonna be a perfect storm of "obvious dumpster fire" moments that, when taken as a whole, somehow propel the team to 10 wins and division champions lol...

Reverse psychology... This is how I went into last year.. and when we won the way we did in Arizona I was pretty excited..

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24 minutes ago, BRAVEONTHEWARPATH93 said:

I usually have no issue taking chances on former top 10 picks...but this man has zero redeeming qualities 

 

god bless Case when Trent/Morgan miss their designated 4-5 plays a game due to injury 

 

I think you are overreacting.  When does our O line depth ever even come into play?   :ols:

 

Looks like to add to the Alabama angle -- we got an ex-NY Giant one cooking. Every acquisition thus far having a NY Giant angle -- maybe we shouldn't sleep on Ei being a possibility next? 

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26 minutes ago, BRAVEONTHEWARPATH93 said:

....this man is going to actually be on the field a decent amount lol

 

Please don’t tell me this is the LG solution. 

 

No way 

 

no ****ing way lol 

4 mil is definitely more than we should've paid him.  Hopefully incentive laced.  But I don't think they want to be done at LG, I would assume they will pull the trigger at guard if a decent one is there in the 2nd or 3rd, but this is probably their safety net if they don't walk away from the draft with a guy who is plug and play.  And with the injury bug and just overall lack of talent we've had at LG the past few years, I'd rather take a look at a young, durable guy with first round traits.  I know he has been awful, but maybe Callahan turns him into a serviceable guard.  We all know lauvao/Cooper/Bergstrom/Arie/Howard/Bowanko ain't working out too well.  And the remaining free agents are too injury prone and/or too old to rely on.  

 

But man oh man I hope we come out of day 2 in the draft with a well respected prospect at LG.  

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I'm okay with the Flowers signing. I was banging the table for a new, cheap, and hopefully healthy guard. If there's one thing Flowers has covered, it's that he's been healthy.

 

Go get us another guard, and I'll be downright not-dissatisfied with our line.

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7 minutes ago, goskins10 said:

I see people reacting to $4M for Flowers. It reminds me of when people got all pissed about Scandrick and his initial contract - 2yrs $7M. Then it turned out all of $1M was gauranteed. Need to see th full contract deals. These reports are always full potential deals not the important details of guaranteed money. 

 

...What we do know is Bruce Allen is a ****ing moron. He is not trusted by agents, players, or owners - well except one unfortunately. He has destroyed every NFL team has has been to. Totally inept. 

 

Agree with this.  But I see some humor in this as well because if Trent misses his usual time, I think the odds are we will might see some Flowers at LT.  So its not so much a slam at Flowers but the realization that he might get some action at that spot and its not been pretty for him.  But agree beggars can't be choosers.  If they draft a LG and Flowers is just depth.  Then this signing is more than fine IMO.

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12 minutes ago, Alcoholic Zebra said:

Is Flowers going to count against one of the Compensatory Pick's we might be getting?  Trying to find out if he was straight up cut by the Jags, or if he was a UFA.

HE was traded from NY to JAX, then not signed by JAX.

Just like what we did with Clinton-Dix.

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He has to make the team so I'm not too worked up about this Flowers signing....Maybe guard will work for him and if it doesn't we send him home? Let's see what our coaches can do with him.

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just keep him away from tackle, even as a backup IMO.  Hopefully guard is his future.  You need quick feet to play tackle.  So maybe guard is his best spot. 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Skinsinparadise said:

just keep him away from tackle, even as a backup IMO.  Hopefully guard is his future.  You need quick feet to play tackle.  So maybe guard is his best spot. 

I saw that first tweet a few minutes ago... Why was he even playing Tackle?

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3 minutes ago, CrypticVillain said:

I saw that first tweet a few minutes ago... Why was he even playing Tackle?

 

I believe he played tackle for Jax.  Looking at his PFF grades, according to them he was OK for Jax. 

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I can see guard maybe being a better spot for him and or maybe there is something to PFF's grade of him in Jax.  Though I can appreciate the humor on it, too. 😀  But I'll give it a ride and see how it goes.  And again hopefully they draft a LG.  And if they do its a harmless acquisition aside from losing the 6th round pick.

 

 

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3 hours ago, BRAVEONTHEWARPATH93 said:

I can’t see the team with the worst QB situation in the division (and probably worst offense overall) competing for anything. 

 

But it’s still early. Maybe they luck out and have a once in a lifetime draft 

I don’t know if the Giants really are in a much better situation than the Redskins  as far as QB goes.  That being said,unless there are some good moves from here on out it will be hard to compete with Dallas or Philadelphia .

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I went back and checked his draft profile. NFL.com called for him to be moved to guard and the same guy also called for it for Scherff and La'el Collins who started out at LG.  So hopefully it will be good for him.  I would like for the Skins to bring in more potential help at LG, but for the space we had and what was available this isn't a bad thing

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13 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

 

So what I'm reading is that he hasn't allowed any sacks or pressures at guard.

 

I like it.

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Not sure how much meaning this has. He was projected to move to G out of college but NY insisted on him being played at T. Not saying he will be good at G, but just because he has not played a snap there yet really doesn't mean he can't. They desperately needed him to be T - but he was not.

 

 

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I think if we sign Jonathan Cooper

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So what I'm reading is that he hasn't allowed any sacks or pressures at guard.

 

I like it.

lol....I like your attitude.  I think this is a sold signing and i'm positive Bruce and Schaeffer have worked out a team friendly contract as well.  This kid might even turn out to be a pro bowler or at least be a serviceable backup.

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We'll be shopping from the $1 bin for the rest of the offseason, its a 1 yr deal so it's not the end of the world, there are no true impact players left in free agency so we probably wouldn't have used the cap space anyway.

 

With all these holes on offense, we have set ourselves up perfectly to make a run at one of next years elite QB's.

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53 minutes ago, kingdaddy said:

He has to make the team so I'm not too worked up about this Flowers signing....Maybe guard will work for him and if it doesn't we send him home? Let's see what our coaches can do with him.

 

It will be interesting to see if there is any guaranted money.  If there anything more than 50k guaranted, then this seems like an overpayment.  Most people thought he would get a vet minimum offer with no guarantee, for a chance to land on a roster.  4 mill seems very steep, you almost have to cut him if he doesn't win the starting spot (or if the competition is even close).

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The thing about offensive linemen is that their play is really dependent on teamwork. So, the question then becomes is Flowers as terrible as he seems or was supporting cast just that bad. The other thing, as if others have wondered about, is whether a move to guard resuscitates his career. We have seen bums suddenly become good players by moving them inside.

 

It's probably too much to hope for, but hope is all we got.

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I think that we should address OL in the draft, as quickly as possible.  This does not sound like a good signing, unless he suddenly realizes that he's been wearing his shoes on the wrong feet since he was drafted.

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