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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
Riggo-toni

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 minutes ago, Riggo-toni said:

I wish we would sign Donald Penn.

Me too.

I'm guessing multiple teams have offered vet min type contracts so he realizes that there's no need to sign now and he can just wait until injuries start piling up.

This way he gets to skip camp and maybe hold out for a little more money.

I'd love to have him but not if we have to overpay to get it done.

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40 minutes ago, Riggo-toni said:

I wish we would sign Donald Penn.

 

one of the worst tackles in the league before his injury and was moved to the right side. Wants starter money... 

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56 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

one of the worst tackles in the league before his injury and was moved to the right side. Wants starter money... 

I admit I don't know a lot about him but it's not what I read.

 

He was a prow bowl left tackle and the raiders drafted kolton miller because they wanted to get younger and so Gruden shifted him to the right side where he struggled and then got injured. 

 

This year they brought in brown which made Penn expendable. 

 

I'm sure theres a reason why he's still available but that's what everybody thought about Peterson last year and that worked out pretty good.

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Posted (edited)

Donald Penn coming in for a visit. With Flowers as the best option we have makes good sense to bring him in. Hopefully the Williams situation doesn’t last long but things don’t appear to be improving.

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Robinson signed instead of Penn for now. Figured that should be in the FA thread for people who click here looking for news.

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6 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

Robinson signed instead of Penn for now.

 

They're saying Penn is still not ruled out though, as another possible signing.

You probably knew that, since you used the words "for now", but others may not know.

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Posted (edited)

We signed Penn. One year deal.

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Im wondering how many that complained about no depth at OT is gonna complain about Penn. Me myself, I think it a solid signing. Next year on offense thru free agency and draft we will need O Line, WR, TE on offense and CB, ILB on defense. 

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23 minutes ago, HoggLife said:

Im wondering how many that complained about no depth at OT is gonna complain about Penn. Me myself, I think it a solid signing. Next year on offense thru free agency and draft we will need O Line, WR, TE on offense and CB, ILB on defense. 

It already started back when we first worked out Penn. Apparently our old backup OT has quite the cult following.

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I don't know much about penns talent level, but it's prolly better than signing guys off the couch midseason and with trent being unavailable, we have to do our due diligence. 

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Penn is probably better than any of the guys who are on the team except for Moses and obviously Trent.  

 

This should also allow flowers to actually go back and try guard.  

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21 minutes ago, PartyPosse said:

I can't see the Penn signing as anything but the end of TW in a Redskins uniform.

 

I hope not, I want Trent to retire a Redskin.

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Posted (edited)

I don't pretend this is 2017 but when your options at LT are Flowers, who blows, and Christian, who appears to be a draft miss, Penn  has to be considered a good signing.  

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38 minutes ago, Darrell Green Fan said:

I don't pretend this is 2017 but when your options at LT are Flowers, who blows, and Christian, who appears to be a draft miss, Penn  has to be considered a good signing.  

How are you calling Christian a bust with only one training camp under his belt? Give the kid time to adjust to the rigors of the NFL.

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