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      The home team fans are at home, these games no longer matter, and it’s probably better for the team to lose than it is to win.  It must be December in Washington.  Welcome to week 15!
       
      Redskins Inactive: 
      Colt McCoy  
      Trey Quinn 
      Quinton Dunbar  
      Josh Harvey-Clemons  
      Ross Pierschbacher  
      Brandon Scherff  
      Caleb Wilson  
       
      Eagles Inactive: 
      Nate Sudfeld  
      Nelson Agholor 
      Jordan Howard  
      Shareef Miller 
      Lane Johnson  
      Sua Opeta  
      Derek Barnet
       
      There are two camps for Redskins fans at this time of year.  Those that want to tank and those that want to win.  If this describes you, I want you to know something important. You’re wrong.  You should probably feel bad about it too, but that’s your business.  The right way to go about this, is simply to embrace the doublethink.  
       
      Before and after the game it’s perfectly reasonable to acknowledge that losing has its advantages.  It does and it is undeniable.  Afterall we could be talking about the difference between Chase Young being in a Redskins uniform, or not.  What we need for that to happen is simple.  Redskins lose out.  Giants beat the Dolphins and Redskins.  Dolphins beat the Bengals.  All of these things are perfectly reasonable outcomes.  We’re that close to having an elite pass rusher.   
       
      Before that happens, we have a game to play.  It is in this moment that we should embrace the other side of our demented doublethink.  While the game is being played, especially against a division opponent, fans should want their team to do well.  Assuming they have a soul and any decency.  There is just no way that I can root for the Eagles to beat the Redskins during a game.  If you are the type of fan that does this, I hope you find someone that can fix what has broken inside of you.   
       
      Pregame Prediction:  Redskins 23 – Eagles 30  
      More interesting game we are missing because we are still watching the Redskins:  Packers – Bears  
      Things I am snacking on:  Brownie.   
      Number of colons used:  Six.  (so far)  
       
      Check back for updates.  I’m going to wander around the room for a while and stretch my legs to get away from a certain well-known ESPN Eagle fan’s boring conversations that my ear phones aren’t blocking out entirely.
       
      1st Quarter Redskins 7 - 3 Eagles
      "The Closer" Haskins showed up for work early today and hit his former college teammate for a touchdown.  He really took the life out of this crowd in *checks notes* Fedex Field. 
       
      2nd Quarter Redskins 14 - 10 Eagles
      This quarter was defined by penalties.  The Redskins made the mistake of lightly hitting an Eagles tight end on the shoulder, and then another by tackling the Eagles QB around the waist.  Refs clearly didn't appreciate the Redskins playing football.
       
      This is the best half of football of Haskins pro career.  The Redskins passing offense as a whole has looked impressive, which... well it just shouldn't be.  Right?  Feels like a trap.  As soon as we start to feel good about it, BOOM they'll tear our hearts out. 
       
      I'll say this much though, Redskins receivers have been running around wide open throughout this first half.  The Redskins should have scored more than 14.
       
      Halftime:  If you had a choice between standing in a relatively long line for ice cream and cookies or nachos and hot dogs which would you choose?  I would go with ice cream.  Unfortunately I didn't realize there were two separate lines, and so I ended up with nachos and disappointment.  Also, I should probably mention Urban Meyer is here.  I bet he got the ice cream.   
       
      3rd Quarter Redskins 14 - 17 Eagles
      Wentz made a good throw, giving his team the lead, and it reminded me that Wentz was once a pretty good QB.  Hasn't looked like it often today.  The Eagles really haven't had a lot of open players for Wentz to throw to, but there is more to it than that.  Wentz looks slow. 
       
      Haskins has out played him through three quarters, and we haven't even reached Haskins best quarter. 
       
      4th Quarter Redskins 27 - 37 Eagles
      Some drunk Redskins fans sitting in front of the press box have recognized a Eagles fan that appears often on CNN and have started knocking on the glass to wave their hands and smile at him now the the Redskins have the lead.  These fans have apparently never learned not to tempt fate.
       
      Redskins defense played fairly well all game but picked the worst possible time to give up a long drive for a touchdown.  The Eagles offense came off the field with a four point lead and less than a minute left in the game.  The fumble return for a touchdown on the aborted hail marry attempt just added insult to injury.  Redskins come up short, for the eleventh time this season. 
       
      End of game thoughts.  Haskins actually looked like a real NFL QB for an entire NFL game.  Not just a drive here or there, but for an entire game Haskins looked like he belonged.  He looked like one of the reasons the Redskins might win the game.  He's shown flashes in the past but nothing like this.  A very encouraging sign for fans that believe he can be a part of the future here. 
       
      The Giants did their part to fall back in the draft, by absolutely dismantling the mighty Dolphins.  May the Giants be victorious, at least one more time this season.  We just need to lose to the Giants and have the Dolphins beat the Bengals, and the Redskins will be sitting alone at 3 wins.  Chase Young could happen.

       
       
       
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23 hours ago, arftech said:

Um, no thank you.  Team already has a similar player and he's a disaster of a linebacker!😂

 

Hail Em Up!

I'm not a big fan of Mason either. My immediate reaction is they need look at another ILB. There are not many decent players available right now and there would be no loss of a player or draft resources to bring him in. Evidently others feel similar or they wouldn't have posted all of the info above. Mason may end out being a starter this year, that is a tough pill to swallow. My understanding is he dropped some weight, hopefully it helps a  little with speed...although it won't make him quick enough to deserve being a starter.

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15 minutes ago, DWinzit said:

I'm not a big fan of Mason either. My immediate reaction is they need look at another ILB. There are not many decent players available right now and there would be no loss of a player or draft resources to bring him in. Evidently others feel similar or they wouldn't have posted all of the info above. Mason may end out being a starter this year, that is a tough nut to swallow. My understanding is he dropped some weight, hopefully it helps a  little with speed...although it won't make him quick enough to deserve being a starter.

Promote from within by moving Anderson to the inside.

 

Hail Em Up!

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https://nfltraderumors.co/raiders-working-out-te-erik-swoope-also-has-interest-from-redskins-buccaneers/

 

Raiders working out TE Erik Swoope, also has interest from the Redskins and Buccaneers

13 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

If Bruce is reading the internet, he will be looking at a trade for Reggie Ragland, seen as a poor fit in the Chiefs 4-3 this year.

 

That's the name I keep hearing in my head as well. also a Bama boy...

 

https://chiefswire.usatoday.com/2018/03/04/alabama-lbs-tell-all-about-former-teammate-reggie-ragland/

 

Alabama LBs tell all about former teammate Reggie Ragland

 

A lot of good info in there and our very own SDH is quoted, talking specifically about how Reggie is like a big brother to him... Though not sure he'd like him too much if he came in and took his position.

 

Ed Sheahin is telling everyone to stay the course, meaning he thinks SDH and the newly draft Combs will fit in well. Noted SDH was taking first team snaps ahead of Reuben.

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Wow, Martrell Spaight just retired from the Chiefs at age 25... Those previous injuries (concussions) must have caught up to him. Hope he's alright

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10 hours ago, arftech said:

Promote from within by moving Anderson to the inside.

 

Hail Em Up!

Funny thing about your idea is that Nick Saban thought Anderson could play ILB.

 

Ryan Anderson played great for us,” Saban said while watching the South team’s Tuesday practice. “I mean the guy had 9-10 sacks and double-digit tackles for loss and was a really good leader on our team. A very, very consistent performer. He can probably play inside backer or outside backer and he’s got some pass-rush ability. I think his versatility as a player creates a lot of value for him.”   

 

https://247sports.com/college/alabama/Article/Alabama-Crimson-Tide-Football-LB-Ryan-Anderson-using-advice-from-cousin-Nick-Saban-at-Senior-Bowl-50861989/

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12 hours ago, arftech said:

Promote from within by moving Anderson to the inside.

 

Hail Em Up!

Hadn't really thought of that but it makes a lot of sense to try him there! He has the size some speed and he is smarts for it.

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5 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

He signed with Oakland.  

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Could he beat Ted Ginn in a foot race though?

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10 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Everyone's going to want to know how fast he is, though.

http://nflcombineresults.com/playerpage.php?f=Jon&l=Bostic&i=10158

Jon Bostic NFL Combine Scores

ILB [] Florida [] Southeastern Conference [] Division I-FBS

 

Player Info

First Name: Jon
Last Name: Bostic
Nickname:  
Position: ILB
College: Florida
Draft Class: 2013
Draft Age: 21.11

Player Dimensions

Height: 72.88 inches
Weight: 245 pounds
BMI: 33.21
Arm Length: 33.08 inches
Hand Size: 9.63 inches
Front Shoulder: (N/A) inches
Back Shoulder: (N/A) inches

Measurables

40 Yard Dash: 4.61 seconds
40 Yard (MPH): 17.75 (MPH)
20 Yard Dash: 2.67 seconds
10 Yard Dash: 1.59 seconds
Bench Press: 22 reps (225 lb)
Wonderlic: 23 (0-50)
QB Ball Velocity: (N/A) (MPH)
Vertical Leap: 32.5 inches
Broad Jump: 118 inches
20 Yd Shuttle: 4.24 seconds
Shuttle Split: (N/A) seconds
Three Cone: 6.99 seconds
60 Yd Shuttle: (N/A) seconds
Four Square: (N/A) seconds

 

 

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3 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Could he beat Ted Quinn in a foot race though?

 

I'm sure he could, because from the sound of your post, Ted Ginn and Trey Quinn must have just had a baby together, so I'd sure hope Bostic could outrace a baby.

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1 minute ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

I'm sure he could, because from the sound of your post, Ted Ginn and Trey Quinn must have just had a baby together, so I'd sure hope Bostic could outrace a baby.

Oh yep I see what I did there lol good eye mate

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I like the pick up!!..there wasn’t a whole lot of options left out there as far as an experience stand point to plug and play and we don’t have the luxury of signing an UDFA to develop in a matter of months..Watching Bostic highlights,the man can cover and plays the line well..No,he definitely is Not RF by no means,but I think he plays better than say,resigning Compton back to the squad!!

It ain’t a super sexy move,but definitely a serviceable pickup IMO...any other thoughts????????

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29 minutes ago, Mr.Will said:

I like the pick up!!..there wasn’t a whole lot of options left out there as far as an experience stand point to plug and play and we don’t have the luxury of signing an UDFA to develop in a matter of months..Watching Bostic highlights,the man can cover and plays the line well..No,he definitely is Not RF by no means,but I think he plays better than say,resigning Compton back to the squad!!

It ain’t a super sexy move,but definitely a serviceable pickup IMO...any other thoughts????????

All things considered, it is a prudent move. He has made plays and is serviceable. Better than many will probably think. What I want though, in all honesty, is for Holcomb to be a draft day "steal". He has physical attributes that may work in his favor. Hope springs eternal. Hail

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5 minutes ago, Riggo'sRangers said:

All things considered, it is a prudent move. He has made plays and is serviceable. Better than many will probably think. What I want though, in all honesty, is for Holcomb to be a draft day "steal". He has physical attributes that may work in his favor. Hope springs eternal. Hail

Yeah,I like Holcomb a lot..at least having Bostic,it’ll let Holcomb learn and develop and hopefully by mid season he’ll be ready to make the move on seeing more playing time!

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Now if we see excellent play from bostic than everything will be ok and will allllllll be over foster..

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