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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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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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