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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.
       
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bringing back Sullivan would be very good for the Skins and we should grab a WR.  I think it might be best to go for a pass rusher there to

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Honestly, I would be shocked if Philadelphia doesn’t still draft a running back with one of their first 3 picks. Howard is vet presence. 

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I completely forgot the colts got Devin funchess..that's one player I really wish the Skins would have been in on....damn..colts and browns bringing something different to the AFC...that would be awesome to see the browns in the Superbowl..hell I'd watch even if they played the pheagels..

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12 hours ago, Fresh8686 said:

Damn, that's interesting. I didn't know that players signed 2 weeks after the draft don't count against your comp. picks.

 

Only if they're not tendered. The Pats tendered Blount a few years back, though that moves was a bit unusual:

 

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19352288/new-england-patriots-issue-rare-9-tender-legarrette-blount

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, carex said:

so.....anyone scouting the AAF?

 

I watched Johnny football get some action the other night. He looked good. Looked like he was playing faster than the other guys on the field. 

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Posted (edited)
15 hours ago, carex said:

so.....anyone scouting the AAF?

 

I’m a season ticket holder to the Salt Lake Stallions. It’s been fun so far. From the Stallions I’d say DE Carter Schult is worth a look. He reminds me of a lesser version of Kerrigan. Their TE Nick Truesdell has been playing well. DB Will Davis has improved throughout the season and is also worth a look.

 

League wide there have been a few intriguing players, but I haven’t seen enough of them to say for sure. There’s a receiver on the Hot Shots, Rashad Ross, that everyone has been saying should move up. And I liked what I’ve seen from the Iron’s QB Luis Perez. He apparently taught himself how to play by watching tutorials on youtube.

 

Im no scout, but that’s my from the stands opinion.

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1 hour ago, B.A.M.F. said:

 

I’m a season ticket holder to the Salt Lake Stallions. It’s been fun so far. From the Stallions I’d say DE Carter Schult is worth a look. He reminds me of a lesser version of Kerrigan. Their TE Nick Truesdell has been playing well. DB Will Davis has improved throughout the season and is also worth a look.

 

League wide there have been a few intriguing players, but I haven’t seen enough of them to say for sure. There’s a receiver on the Hot Shots, Rashad Ross, that everyone has been saying should move up. And I liked what I’ve seen from the Iron’s QB Luis Perez. He apparently taught himself how to play by watching tutorials on youtube.

 

Im no scout, but that’s my from the stands opinion.

You know, rashad ross used to be a skin if im not mistaken.

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3 hours ago, 757SeanTaylor21 said:

You know, rashad ross used to be a skin if im not mistaken.

 

he was

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I'm also seeing the skins are in the works to make Suh the richest d linemen in history on a 5 year 110 million dollar deal?!?!??

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Ian Rapoport

 

The #Browns are expected to waive safety Derrick Kindred today, source said. He was slated to be a starter. Cleveland had shopped Kindred, who was due more than $2M in salary. He should generate considerable interest on waivers.

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1 hour ago, bakedtater1 said:

Kenny Britt in for a visit today..

Please tell me that’s an April Fools prank...

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5 minutes ago, mojo said:

Please tell me that’s an April Fools prank...

Nope

No ****...why no interest in Dez?.. I thought I've read a few things here about him not a good route runner not good at this or that whatever..but I think he's at least worth bringing in and checking out work him out wouldn't you think?...I'm definitely upset we didn't make any push for a wide receiver especially Devin funchess...ohhhh I know thiiiis is the year for doctson...god damn Redskins ****in love to hate ya I tell ya that..

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1 hour ago, bakedtater1 said:

I'm also seeing the skins are in the works to make Suh the richest d linemen in history on a 5 year 110 million dollar deal?!?!??

 

They want to move him to QB though. Bruce thinks Jay can "Coach him up". 

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39 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Nope

No ****...why no interest in Dez?.. I thought I've read a few things here about him not a good route runner not good at this or that whatever..but I think he's at least worth bringing in and checking out work him out wouldn't you think?...I'm definitely upset we didn't make any push for a wide receiver especially Devin funchess...ohhhh I know thiiiis is the year for doctson...god damn Redskins ****in love to hate ya I tell ya that..

Dez didn't make it through 2 practices before going on IR. I don't think our FO is interested in beating that record.

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i say bring Britt and Dez in also draft a wr early in the draft we need bodies. if they dont work out simply release they a$$e$

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59 minutes ago, VaK9Trainer said:

 

They want to move him to QB though. Bruce thinks Jay can "Coach him up". 

I heard it was an experimental deal, that must mean what they were talking about..

29 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

Dez didn't make it through 2 practices before going on IR. I don't think our FO is interested in beating that record.

I imagine he's all healed up by now.

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1 hour ago, bakedtater1 said:

Nope

No ****...why no interest in Dez?.. I thought I've read a few things here about him not a good route runner not good at this or that whatever..but I think he's at least worth bringing in and checking out work him out wouldn't you think?...I'm definitely upset we didn't make any push for a wide receiver especially Devin funchess...ohhhh I know thiiiis is the year for doctson...god damn Redskins ****in love to hate ya I tell ya that..

 

Cause I don't think he fits the culture the team is trying to build, plus the first thing he did on getting signed last year was get hurt

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2 hours ago, carex said:

 

Cause I don't think he fits the culture the team is trying to build, plus the first thing he did on getting signed last year was get hurt

And Britt does? He’s had constant character concerns and criminal charges going back to his HS years. Would be a terrible fit in our locker room, but when your WR corps is this paper thin and talentless, I guess this F.O. feels you can’t he choosey. 

 

I hope he doesn’t get an offer. 

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