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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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9 hours ago, Jericho said:

 

So basically another coach?

Yes I guess so but one that has played in the system. That is exactly what McCoy would be if Case or Haskins are starting. 

 

If they indeed are playing to win this year I don't see Colt starting. He is a great guy, sideline coach, on field coach and leader but he doesn't win. His arm  is too weak and is forced to run and that's where he gets injured. 

 

With all the cap space used on QB's they can use the savings off cutting him to fill a need. Like I said I would try holding him for camps which would help the other QB's but eventually cut him.

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8 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Zach Brown signing with the Eagles

Of course, they want him for that first game and his D Intel.  😕

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"So right about here is where the TE would be blowing past me"

 

"And where would the safety be?"

 

"The what now?"

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No hot takes on Zach Brown signing with the Eagles and how this move will haunt the Skins for the next 10 years? I'm disappointed!

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5 minutes ago, fordranger76 said:

No hot takes on Zach Brown signing with the Eagles and how this move will haunt the Skins for the next 10 years? I'm disappointed!

 

If they are asking him to be an early down LB then it will go fine for them. I remember going into last year he was one of the guys that was a priority and I thought $24M over 3 years was about right. 

 

For the Eagles it's a smart move. He's probably taking the vet minimum and they had a hole where Hicks used to be. I'd add in because he was cut he doesn't count against the compensatory pick formula, so again not a bad move by them. 

 

We'll see how it plays out. As much intel as he can provide Jay Gruden will know exactly how to attack him when he's on the field. That side is probably a wash. 

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Just checked and according to PFF after being cut he was the best LB available.  Note the weirdest part of his PFF rating is that he actually graded out better against the pass in 2018 then 2017. Is that right? Anyway, he had a 89.2 overall grade, which is good. 

 

Weird enough when I look at the Eagles picks from this past draft PFF graded their selections very highly. Seems like as a franchise they are going deeper into the analytics. 

 

Anyway, I'm not a fan of PFF, but I'm wondering how he can based on their measurements be better than the season that earned him a payday while still getting fired for sucking? 

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Something I just remembered - We are in a running division. Weather it's the Cowboys, Giants or us Skins we want to establish the run. When you look at the Eagles LBs they were small and they were missing someone who's good against the run. That's sort of Brown's strength. 

 

Anyway, with Foster filling in I don't think we'll regress any and we'll probably be better, but I know it will help the Eagles.  

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Will the Skins make play for Tre Boston on Tuesday after Compensatory draft picks are no longer part of the equation? 

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Does Zach Brown signing with the Eagles help us in terms of compensatory picks?

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2 hours ago, tchrpe1 said:

Will the Skins make play for Tre Boston on Tuesday after Compensatory draft picks are no longer part of the equation? 

Hope so. 

 

HTTR 

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1 hour ago, dswerdlw said:

Does Zach Brown signing with the Eagles help us in terms of compensatory picks?

 

Nope, not since we cut him. 

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On 5/2/2019 at 10:06 AM, Califan007 said:

Does anyone think, with the roster we currently have now, that coaching the Redskins might be a more attractive option should we be in the market again in January?

 

 

I think so. Maybe Ryan Day?

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2 hours ago, JaxJoe said:

I think so. Maybe Ryan Day?

Might be the QB coach or OC but I think O Connell is the new HC IF Gruden gets his walking papers.  Just a guess.

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8 hours ago, RWJ said:

Might be the QB coach or OC but I think O Connell is the new HC IF Gruden gets his walking papers.  Just a guess.


I could see this happening, with a great new DC, given the talent on that unit. Gruden has been a decent offensive coach, but we are reportedly very bad statistically in terms of down/distance play calling trends and clock management. We don't look good coming out of a bye, and I rarely see us make in effective game adjustments. Cutting Swearinger was a sign of poor coaching. He was one of our top 3 defenders last year, was on a team friendly contract, and was cut for speaking the truth publicly without ever having been fined or suspended. I would absolutely have fined and suspended him first to try to save the player asset. 


I'm not sure if I would mind letting Gruden bring Haskins along a bit before moving on to a championship caliber coach. Gruden did a good job with Kirk, and Haskins could use a little continuity and development. 

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I think it's a bit early to call our OC who hasn't been an OC for more than 5 months a prime head coaching candidate.

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10 hours ago, RWJ said:

Might be the QB coach or OC but I think O Connell is the new HC IF Gruden gets his walking papers.  Just a guess.

What's in his resume to make him the leader of men?

 

Hail Em Up!

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Saw a rumor that 49ers DE Solomon Thomas was being offered for trade. I didn’t think he was that great coming out of Stanford. More interesting is that he and Rueben Foster were both their first round picks in, what? 2016 draft?  The GM later denied the trade rumors but still, very underperforming 1st round pick. 

 

https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/04/49ers-shopping-solomon-thomas

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1 hour ago, JaxJoe said:

Saw a rumor that 49ers DE Solomon Thomas was being offered for trade. I didn’t think he was that great coming out of Stanford. More interesting is that he and Rueben Foster were both their first round picks in, what? 2016 draft?  The GM later denied the trade rumors but still, very underperforming 1st round pick. 

 

https://www.profootballrumors.com/2019/04/49ers-shopping-solomon-thomas

 

I remember that pick as being a weird one. They were going from a base 3-4 to Seattle's 4-3 under scheme. They had two bigger 3-4 DLs who were not outside rushers in DeForest Buckner and Arik Armstead. When they added Thomas they added a DT/DE hybrid that probably projected best as a 3 technique DT in a 4-3. 

 

I thought it was just a weird pick. They needed a speed rusher for that scheme and sort of added to what they already had in a bunch of bull rushers. I remember looking at that roster thinking no one player has the individual pass rush skills to have more than 6 sacks, but I was wrong because they still had Elvis Dumervil who got 6.5. Granted, I'm now wrong because Buckner got 12 this past season, but that's sort of a crazy projection considering outside of one college season he's a sub 6 sack/season guy. 

 

Anyway, I think Thomas is not a good fit for what we do (a base 3-4) and our current roster. I still think he's projects better as a 3 technique DT than a DE. We've got a bunch of good, young DTs, so adding there and giving up future draft capital doesn't make much sense. 

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On 5/2/2019 at 10:06 AM, Califan007 said:

Does anyone think, with the roster we currently have now, that coaching the Redskins might be a more attractive option should we be in the market again in January?

 

 

If the Skins fail to achieve under Gruden  for the 2019 season,  and Gruden is let go .What are the chances  Snyder turns to Urban Meyer as head coach ?

Obviously, Meyer is well acquainted with Haskins and  Mclaurin  from The Ohio state and the Skins are  infusing youth in to the roster.

I am not  a Urban Meyer fan to say the least and Meyer will probably not coach a collegian football team ever again. But Myer has football coaching in his blood and the next step would be the Pros. I am playing the Devils advocate in this query. Hail

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On 5/4/2019 at 7:13 PM, BTBIRD 227 said:

If the Skins fail to achieve under Gruden  for the 2019 season,  and Gruden is let go .What are the chances  Snyder turns to Urban Meyer as head coach ?

Obviously, Meyer is well acquainted with Haskins and  Mclaurin  from The Ohio state and the Skins are  infusing youth in to the roster.

I am not  a Urban Meyer fan to say the least and Meyer will probably not coach a collegian football team ever again. But Myer has football coaching in his blood and the next step would be the Pros. I am playing the Devils advocate in this query. Hail

 

Hey, you never know lol...

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