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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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2 hours ago, HTTRDynasty said:

Browns making room for a Williams trade?  Definitely a reach at this point, but they've been aggressive all off-season.  They're in win-now mode during Baker's window.  I would take a 1st or two 2nd's from them without hesitation.

They wouldn't have traded Zeitler if they wanted more money dumped into the OL

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36 minutes ago, PartyPosse said:

They wouldn't have traded Zeitler if they wanted more money dumped into the OL

 

The Zeitler trade helped land OBJ

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2 hours ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

The Zeitler trade helped land OBJ

So if they basically offset salary, spending another 14-16 million on Williams doesn't make a lot of sense. 

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41 minutes ago, PartyPosse said:

So if they basically offset salary, spending another 14-16 million on Williams doesn't make a lot of sense. 

 

They’re $33 million under the cap. They have their franchise QB on a rookie contract without paying $20 million to a QB who will never play another down for them. They’d make it work. 

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8 hours ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

They’re $33 million under the cap. They have their franchise QB on a rookie contract without paying $20 million to a QB who will never play another down for them. They’d make it work. 

Only because of the rollover from 2018. 2020 they’re already over.

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https://www.hookem.com/2018/03/02/watch-former-texas-ol-desmond-harrison-runs-fastest-ol-time-nfl-combine/

 

We should definitely consider Desmond Harrison. He sounds like trouble if he was kicked out of Texas and now missed a flight and didn't show up for camp. Still he is 6'6", has starting LT experience and ran a 4.9 and possible 4.75 at the combine. PFF had him graded pretty highly against the pass, so maybe our QB's won't get killed. Sign him as a camp body, at least. 

 

https://www.hookem.com/2018/03/02/watch-former-texas-ol-desmond-harrison-runs-fastest-ol-time-nfl-combine/

 

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10 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

Weird.  The obvious difference is that Spotrac assumes a $188.2 million cap league-wide, while OTC assumes a $200 million cap.  Not sure what's causing the remaining difference.

The site you posted may not be completely updated as Sportrac has a pretty thorough rundown of the roster including Harrison’s release. Even if the cap does increase 12 mil that would basically negate Williams salary. I’m sure Cleveland would rather have the rollover from this year because there would be no chance they would get Washington to retain any of that salary amid all this animosity.

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8 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

Weird.  The obvious difference is that Spotrac assumes a $188.2 million cap league-wide, while OTC assumes a $200 million cap.  Not sure what's causing the remaining difference.

 

Sportrac is adding up all players contracts, well over 60 players. That's why is a higher number. The OTC number is more reflective as its a 51 player cut off. 

 

Chances are your 20mil number is closer to reality.

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The site you posted may not be completely update as Sportrac has a pretty thorough rundown of the roster including Harrison’s release. Even if the cap does increase 12 mil that would basically negate Williams salary. I’m sure Cleveland would rather have the rollover from this year because there would be no chance they would get Washington to retain any of that salary amid all this animosity.

 

Sportrac number includes an additional 15 or so player contracts. OTC has a top 51 number.

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The Desmond Harrison sweepstakes appear to be over.

 

 

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1 hour ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

Weird.  The obvious difference is that Spotrac assumes a $188.2 million cap league-wide, while OTC assumes a $200 million cap.  Not sure what's causing the remaining difference.

I don't think the salary cap will matter next year, it's probably going to be an uncapped year so we can absorb the remaining $20M but also sign who we want knowing that once the strike ends we will have cap space for the following year since all the bad debt will be off the books.

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14 minutes ago, JSSkinz said:

I don't think the salary cap will matter next year, it's probably going to be an uncapped year so we can absorb the remaining $20M but also sign who we want knowing that once the strike ends we will have cap space for the following year since all the bad debt will be off the books.

 

.......... my memory isn't good enough to remember exactly what happened back then, but this sounds eerily similar to what caused us to get hit with a $36m cap penalty.

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11 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

.......... my memory isn't good enough to remember exactly what happened back then, but this sounds eerily similar to what caused us to get hit with a $36m cap penalty.

I think it's different because back then we restructured contracts so the cap space could be absorbed during the uncapped year.  In this situation we aren't restructuring anything we are just cutting an injured player and absorbing the remaining amount of the cap hit, I guess we could be safe and split it over the next 2 years which still helps.

 

I guess it depends if the rest of the owners feel we are gaining a competitive advantage.  That would be pure crap if they make us spread it out as to say a team couldn't take on a $20M cap hit within 1 year in a normal season but it's possible.

 

 

 

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A gazelle? He looks pretty slow and clunky 

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Posted (edited)
On 6/7/2019 at 6:45 PM, dyst said:

A gazelle? He looks pretty slow and clunky 

 

Certainly in that clip he did, I agree.

 

All those tweets made it seem like he is a stud.  

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Washington signed defensive back Ashton Lampkin. Lampkin has never played a regular-season NFL game.

Lampkin entered the league in 2017 as an undrafted free agent, signing with the Chiefs. But he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in training camp.

Lampkin was injured again during last summer’s training camp, and the Chiefs reached an injury settlement with him.

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5 hours ago, FrFan said:

Washington signed defensive back Ashton Lampkin. Lampkin has never played a regular-season NFL game.

Lampkin entered the league in 2017 as an undrafted free agent, signing with the Chiefs. But he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in training camp.

Lampkin was injured again during last summer’s training camp, and the Chiefs reached an injury settlement with him.

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