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      ES Coverage Cowboys vs Redskins 2019
       
      9/15/19
       
      Do I look like I'm playing? I'm not playing. This is the Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a fan of this game, and this one does not get you excited you might want to check your pulse.
       
      Hello my friends it is I, JimmiJo, back for another year of this wonderful thing we call Redskins Football. This makes season 14 for me. I am joined by The Spaceman Spiff who will hereafter be known as "The Spaceman Spiff." 
       
      Where's that dude that gets the big tattoos on his back? There's his next one.
       
      So how important is this game? I don't know. What is the different between 1-1 and 0-2? The difference between batting .500 and zippy?
       
      Throw in that this is their 2nd division game to start the year AND a home game and you have a critical match.
       
      And once again they contend with critical injuries to start the year. Last year it was  their rookie star running back. This year its their 2nd year star...well you get the rest.  Darrius Guice is gone and not coming back this year. I think this really hurts him moving forward. Not sure who will build a scheme around him given his first two seasons.
       
      So it is down to the veteran Adrian Peterson. I have no worries of ring rust for hum. None whatsoever. He knows what to do.
       
      Anyway, almost time. Please share your thoughts.
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 31 Fabian Moreau
      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher
      o   No. 67 G Wes Martin
      o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed
      o   No. 93 DT Jonathan Allen
       
      The Cowboys declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Tavon Austin
      o   No. 37 S Donovan Wilson
      o   No. 57 LB Luke Gifford
      o   No. 61 C Adam Redmond
      o   No. 69 G Brandon Knight
      o   No. 79 DT Trysten Hill
      o   No. 97 DE Taco Charlton
       
      Follow along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Head coach Jay Gruden said it is not time to press the panic button when asked if staff changes could occur on the defensive coaching staff. It may not be for him, but he might want to pay attention to the sounds coming from the owners suite at Redskins Park.
       
      For example the sound of shouting and heavy objects striking walls could portend an early offseason for someone.
       
      The Washington Redskins are now 0-2 to start the season. They are 0-2 in the division.
       
      If that is not panic-inducing, they face a Chicago Bears football team (themselves in need of a solid win) on Monday Night Football next. A series they do not typically do well on.
       
      In both games to open the campaign the winning teams had the game well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter, despite Washington taking leads in each of the games.
       
      Against Dallas, the team began well again; taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. This was not quite the 17-0 start they had in Philadelphia. Nor did it take until halftime for the Cowboys to adjust.
       
      It happened on Dallas’ fourth drive. Starting at their own 3-yard line at 9:44 in the 2nd period, the Cowboys employed a combination of runs up the middle and quick outs in the flats and sideline to advance the ball 97-yards in 7 plays and tie the game.
       
      Following a three-and-out by Washington, Dallas went 74-yards on 11-plays to take the 14-7 lead at halftime.
       
      The 3rd Quarter began with the Cowboys receiving the ball at their own 25. Nine plays  and 75-yards later they were leading 21-7.
       
      The Redskins made it interesting with their own 11-play, 70-yard drive to cut he lead to 7.
       
      But Dallas responded with a field goal. And would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 17.
       
      Washington’s consolation score with just under 3-minutes remaining allowed rookie Terry McLaurin to add a touchdown to his debut season.
       
      The Redskins have developed a reputation for not responding well to adjustments. They had little answer for the adjustments Dallas made to their offense. Ditto the game in Philadelphia.
       
      In both, Washington had a lead to protect and could not.
       
      Coming into the season the defense was expected to the be the strength of the team. Yet in two games they have surrendered 910 yards (445 per game) and 63 points. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
       
      Statistically the Redskins defense are near the bottom in points allowed and yards surrendered.
       
      The coach wants to blame injuries. Not only the their excellent young nose tackle in Jonathan Allen, but also to the secondary which has already gone significant realignment to accommodate injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau.
       
      Still, with the specter of a season going off the rails after only two games, the fans want someone to blame.
       
      Wont be the quarterback. Case Keenum has completed 68.2 percent of his passes. He has thrown 3 touchdowns against no interceptions.
      Ditto other skill positions. Adrian Peterson did not his best outing but the team abandoned the run early. The receivers are doling their own, with guys like McLaurin shining.
       
      And as bad as the collapse was last week and the home loss this, it feels too early to call for the head coach.
       
      That leaves those in charge of the defense. Specifically, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky.
       
      Fan ire seems more and more to be falling on Manusky, if sentiment on twitter and sports radio means anything.
       
      But they don’t decide who stays and who leaves. That is the job of the head coach who so far, is backing his guy.
       
      But there is a higher authority at Redskins Park. Legend has it owner Daniel Snyder once put a gallon of vanilla ice cream outside a Redskins defensive coordinator’s door following a poor performance by the defense.  
       
      Given the start to this season, Manusky could be hearing the ice cream truck in his sleep. And that would be better than what many of the fans are wishing for him.
       
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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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AB is a flippin nutjob.

Anyone who gives anything up significant for him is insane.

Whoever ends up with him will have the same situation as pittsburgh on their hands in a year. No thanks.

 

As for all this Rosen talk.. I'm awfully hesitant when it comes to socal qb's.. at least he's not from USC but UCLA...

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I feel like people in this thread are just bidding against themselves driving up the theoretical price of Rosen. The market for him won't be that robust. He was only "worth" the 10th pick last year and now he's worth less since: (1) he sucked; and (2) the Cards may want to dump him. Not to mention you've lost one year of his rookie contract. While I'm sure there will be some interest league wide, there's not that many teams searching for a QB and willing to pay a high price. Sure, it only takes one to drive it up, but sometimes you just got to let it go if the price gets crazy (and there' no indication it will)

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Rosen is a legit first round talent at Qb in any draft.Guys like Haskins and Jones who we are likely to be drafted in round one this year are second or third round talents.Haskins is a Leftwich clone at best.If Haskins was in last year draft he would have the 6th Qb at best.Great Qbs have had awful first years in the league like Peyton and Troy Aikmen.Brett Farve was traded after his first yeae so evaluating Qb on their rookie year has proven to be inaccuarate. Rosen is better than the Qbs we have shot at at 15.If we want Kyler to start negotiating it starts at three 1st round picks.To get Lock we will have to trade up from 15 into the top ten costing us additional draft capitial. Our best bet to get a young Qb this year with first round talent is getting Rosen.

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Dwayne Allen being released by the pats.  I'd like to take a look at him as a lower cost alternative after we hopefully part ways with Reed.  I know this article is a little old, but it references how Allen still did well as a blocker in 2017, and he still can be somewhat of a receiving threat.  He will be 30 on opening day 2019.  Could be useful as we look to transition at tight end to a draft pick in the next year for two. Also, bc he was cut, he would not count towards comp pick calculation.  

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.patspulpit.com/platform/amp/2018/8/23/17772338/new-england-patriots-2018-roster-breakdown-83-tight-end-dwayne-allen

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1 hour ago, Jericho said:

I feel like people in this thread are just bidding against themselves driving up the theoretical price of Rosen. The market for him won't be that robust. He was only "worth" the 10th pick last year and now he's worth less since: (1) he sucked; and (2) the Cards may want to dump him. Not to mention you've lost one year of his rookie contract. While I'm sure there will be some interest league wide, there's not that many teams searching for a QB and willing to pay a high price. Sure, it only takes one to drive it up, but sometimes you just got to let it go if the price gets crazy (and there' no indication it will)

Another factor in support of your argument would be teams may choose to wait for 2020 QB crop rather than give a premium draft pick for a guy who was less than impressive.

 

I was intrigued by the idea of acquiring Rosen, but after reading a few reviews if his rookie season from Cardinals fans/media, coupled with consussions/attitude, I find myself in the camp that I mentioned above: I'd rather address QB in 2020 (unless Lock falls to 15).  

 

That being said, I would bet Rosen still went for a 1st.  A good QB will make or break your franchise, so someone will pay that price.

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Count me as among the intrigued by Rosen. I also think the "attitude" issue is fairly non-consequential. QBs who know they're the dude are pretty common, after all, and I want an alpha under center. Some of the draftniks last year described him as the most pro-ready in the 2018 class, so I'm prepared to get behind a reasonable trade.

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GOOD!

 

. I wouldn’t rule out Adrian Peterson re-signing with the Redskins as soon as this week. A couple of teams have shown preliminary interest in the veteran who turns 34 later this month, which is what could push things along and get Jay Gruden and company some insurance for the returning Derrius Guice early in the offseason.

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Forgive me if this is the wrong thread to ask this question: Does anyone think Jerry Jones would take Josh Norman and Jordan Reed straight up for Demarcus Lawrence? The Cowboys aren't close on contract terms with the pending free agent and they'll have to franchise him again. Lawrence will hold out if tagged again. I'd do this deal in a heartbeat assuming the Cowboys have any interest in Norman and Reed or some other package. I'd also dangle our #15 pick to them for Lawrence as they don't have a 1st this year. He'd be a great get to go with the rest of our d-line.

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12 minutes ago, kingdaddy said:

Forgive me if this is the wrong thread to ask this question: Does anyone think Jerry Jones would take Josh Norman and Jordan Reed straight up for Demarcus Lawrence? The Cowboys aren't close on contract terms with the pending free agent and they'll have to franchise him again. Lawrence will hold out if tagged again. I'd do this deal in a heartbeat assuming the Cowboys have any interest in Norman and Reed or some other package. I'd also dangle our #15 pick to them for Lawrence as they don't have a 1st this year. He'd be a great get to go with the rest of our d-line.

 

With Witten coming back, no... He's actually durable. Reed, not so much.

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27 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

With Witten coming back, no... He's actually durable. Reed, not so much.

 

I wonder what league wide statistics are of guys playing full 16 games. I put it at 30% when eliminating QB, Kicker and punter. 

 

I think theres levels to it and Reed gets a poor rating in durability area, but I think perspective is lacking greatly with rate of injuries for majority of players. 

 

***With that said, I’d be happy if Reed average 13 games over next 4 seasons and feel value would be had by team if that were case. 

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17 hours ago, Anselmheifer said:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001020572/article/antonio-brown-i-dont-even-have-to-play-football

 

Jesus ****ing Christ. No thanks. Not at any price. You have to watch the video. 

 

 

Bruce is gonna love this, the trade price is coming down all the time. Said yesterday, can't wait to see if Collins gets tagged by the Giants, if not Bruce will have a shopping list of Rosen, AB and Landon Collins.

 

Win now mode and self preservation with a dash of desperation for good measure.

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RE: Cyprien...coming off torn ACL...

 

Was excited when he came out on draft day... would love to see how that injury is holding up

 

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Clowney with the franchise tag.....

 

https://nfltraderumors.co/texans-franchise-olb-jadeveon-clowney/

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The market is set for OLB... no ones going to get more than the franchise tag number between 15-17mil/per year that Clowney will get. 

 

Assume Dee Ford will get the same number if also tagged. 

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10 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

RE: Cyprien...coming off torn ACL...

 

Was excited when he came out on draft day... would love to see how that injury is holding up

 

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Clowney with the franchise tag.....

 

FYI - of course we don't know that yet based on new D coaches philosophy.

 

 

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1 hour ago, HigSkin said:

 

FYI - of course we don't know that yet based on new D coaches philosophy.

 

 

Still got to think Skins try hard to get Collins if he remains a FA and doesn't get tagged by tomorrow at 4pm.

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Washington Redskins

They'll be kind of active because they have gaps to fill, but it won't be about high-priced players and will mostly be about seeking a few good bargains. That has been their M.O. under president Bruce Allen. Washington does have around $17 million under the cap right now and will release some players to free up more space. They will sign a veteran quarterback, although it might be a low-cost one such as Josh Johnson. They could sign an inexpensive veteran left guard and get more help at inside linebacker. They could use help at safety. And the team won't find all its answers in the draft. But the Redskins now are keen on adding compensatory picks, so they will have to sign some bargain players but likely allow their high-priced guys to leave (such as LB Preston Smith). -- John Keim

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26076476/rating-how-active-every-nfl-team-2019-free-agency

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36 minutes ago, RWJ said:

Still got to think Skins try hard to get Collins if he remains a FA and doesn't get tagged by tomorrow at 4pm.

 

without doubt he'd be #1 priority. I really believe he'd sign here too.

 

Gettleman is maybe nervous to use the tag. Didnt end well when he tried that with Josh Norman back in Carolina. 

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