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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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5 hours ago, KDawg said:

 

Oh. You weren’t? I was totally serious with my post. No worries at LG. Tyler Catalina will save us. If not I’m sure there’s someone that is on shift at Wal-Mart somewhere that can fill in.

Arie Kouandjio had it man. It was in the bag, and it would have been the best Make a Wish Foundation story yet.

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Missed in the Ionnidis news is the signing of a camp "arm".  Local guy who grew up in Roanoke and played in the AAF.

 

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2 hours ago, HigSkin said:

Missed in the Ionnidis news is the signing of a camp "arm".  Local guy who grew up in Roanoke and played in the AAF.

 

 

After days of Bruce scouring prospects named Josh.

Seriously though, what is it with players named Josh lately ?

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21 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Yes, the 2018 heated training camp competition at LG, could best be summed up as "an epic battle of Walmart proportions"

 

I dunno...Walmart stores are HUGE lol...

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I'm not sure if this is real or not--couldn't find it on Collins' timeline--but would love this lol...

 

 

LANDON COLLINSVerified account @TheHumble_21

@jalenramsey if you don’t want to be on a team where your VP.... is all in the media, all in your mentions, talking about voluntary workouts and questioning your work ethic...then come to the Redskins (Suge Knight voice) #HTTR (24 + 23 + 45 + 20 = 🔒🔒🔒🔒)

 

 

 

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IMO, highly likely Ramsey gets traded. A transition from JNO to Ramsey financially is all good. 

 


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Ramsey oh boy! I think that will cost us 15 more than likely. I wonder if Coughlin is high on Dunbar or Monroe so we package one of them and a second.This guy with Norman gives us two top ten corners.

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5 hours ago, Ghedrick said:

Ramsey oh boy! I think that will cost us 15 more than likely. I wonder if Coughlin is high on Dunbar or Monroe so we package one of them and a second.This guy with Norman gives us two top ten corners.

 

just give them norman and call it a day. though i'm sure contracts and such conflict with that

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9 hours ago, Ghedrick said:

Ramsey oh boy! I think that will cost us 15 more than likely. I wonder if Coughlin is high on Dunbar or Monroe so we package one of them and a second.This guy with Norman gives us two top ten corners.

 

I think there is no way they trade him. It’s just not realistic.

 

Although, if I were them, I would take the Skins 2020 1st for Ramsey, thinking that 1st is likely to be a top 10 pick. 

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14 minutes ago, Anselmheifer said:

 

I think there is no way they trade him. It’s just not realistic.

 

Although, if I were them, I would take the Skins 2020 1st for Ramsey, thinking that 1st is likely to be a top 10 pick. 

Would the skins give up that pick though?.. what would everybody's thoughts be if that happened?

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I mean if we can get Ramsey keep Norman and get an edge rusher at 15 that makes an immediate impact..one would think the skins would have almost a good enough defense to win some games...hmmmmm Matt i, Allen, Payne, Kerrigan,stud rookie OMG I keep forgetting about Foster.. Collins..wow oh wow!!...lol and than to come here and read well I guess the front office did ok but heads still need to roll hahaha..

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1 hour ago, bakedtater1 said:

I mean if we can get Ramsey keep Norman and get an edge rusher at 15 that makes an immediate impact..one would think the skins would have almost a good enough defense to win some games...hmmmmm Matt i, Allen, Payne, Kerrigan,stud rookie OMG I keep forgetting about Foster.. Collins..wow oh wow!!...lol and than to come here and read well I guess the front office did ok but heads still need to roll hahaha..

I completely agree with you if they can add Ramsey and keep 15 to draft an outside linebacker like Sweat or Ferrel this starts to look like a championship caliber defense on paper. Norman and Ramsey would give Kerrigan ,Allen ,Payne,The Big Greek and our rookie olb time to get home.Not to mention Ferrari Foster is excellent in coverage.

 

One thing I feel worth mentioning  Allen and Payne will go from an above average combo last year to an absolute dominate tandom this year. I feel this is the year where they start turn into a force like the Williams BROTHER, Sapp and Mcfarland or Short and Star.Allen is on the verge of becoming a perennial pro bowler and double digit sack guy along the lines of Geno Atkins.Payne is an absolute beast in the run game with freak athletic  ability and work ethic to continue to grow as pass rusher.Payne has it all and would not be shocked if he becomes a player along the lines of Fletcher Cox.These two guys are about to make their mark in this league and with the way they work there is no reason to believe they won't reach their potential. With these two guys when it is all said and done they will be among the greatest DT tandems ever.Yes I said ever these guys are for real.Could you imagine Geno and Fletcher on the same line in their primes that's  what we are about to experience with these bama boys.

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4 hours ago, bakedtater1 said:

Would the skins give up that pick though?.. what would everybody's thoughts be if that happened?

 

I'd be pissed, that's a qb heavy draft and we should value our draft picks more than that. 

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3 minutes ago, Burgundy Yoda said:

 

I'd be pissed, that's a qb heavy draft and we should value our draft picks more than that. 

Soooooo let's play pretend that keenum is our quarterback and has an actual Good year...the skins win ten games(majority of the wins from the double headed monster)do the skins go qb rnd 1 next year or extend keenum and do something else with the pick?...my personal opinion is that gruden is canned in season and the skins win 3 games.. complete rebuild and that's when a QB heavy draft comes in next year

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14 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Soooooo let's play pretend that keenum is our quarterback and has an actual Good year...the skins win ten games(majority of the wins from the double headed monster)do the skins go qb rnd 1 next year or extend keenum and do something else with the pick?...my personal opinion is that gruden is canned in season and the skins win 3 games.. complete rebuild and that's when a QB heavy draft comes in next year

 

I think your opinion on the season is majorly wrong but the Skins could easily re-sign Keenum and draft a QB for the years after

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Jalen is less then $8 million against the cap right now and team already picked up 5th year option, theyd be crazy to trade him

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18 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

Jalen is less then $8 million against the cap right now and team already picked up 5th year option, theyd be crazy to trade him

This. 

1 hour ago, Burgundy Yoda said:

 

I'd be pissed, that's a qb heavy draft and we should value our draft picks more than that. 

 

Yeah. I mean, since when is a super sized 24yo CB with elite measureables and 2 pro bowls and an all pro on his resume worth a future 1st? 🙄 

 

The reality is, that Jalen Ramsey is probably worth as much to a defense as Khalil Mack and would likely command a higher price than a 2020 1st. 

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1 hour ago, carex said:

 

I think your opinion on the season is majorly wrong but the Skins could easily re-sign Keenum and draft a QB for the years after

You mean his opinion that Gruden gets fired and the redskins win 3 games? You don’t think that’s a possibility at all? 

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On 4/19/2019 at 12:52 PM, HigSkin said:

Missed in the Ionnidis news is the signing of a camp "arm".  Local guy who grew up in Roanoke and played in the AAF.

 

 

He may be a camp arm, or maybe that could be just a slight exaggeration.

I don't see any reason why he couldn't be a 3rd string.

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42 minutes ago, Anselmheifer said:

This. 

 

Yeah. I mean, since when is a super sized 24yo CB with elite measureables and 2 pro bowls and an all pro on his resume worth a future 1st? 🙄 

 

The reality is, that Jalen Ramsey is probably worth as much to a defense as Khalil Mack and would likely command a higher price than a 2020 1st. 

Jalen Ramsey isnt close to the player Mack is, I hope you're joking. The asking price would be too high and it most definitely wouldn't be worth it. A CB doesnt impact the game like a pass rusher can, that's why the Raiders got the return they did for Mack. This would be a Dan Snyder type of move 

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