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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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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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I like Fitzpatrick, but is he worth a potential top 5 pick? And we don’t have a 2nd. And why would they in the middle of a tank want old expensive TW? And I can’t imagine he’d go willingly. Just seems so much potential for bad.

 

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Minkah is a beast no doubt and I like that he still has 2 more years on his rookie contract after this one (3 if you include the option) but I'm iffy on whether we should use what will end up being a top 10 pick for a safety. Given the depth of the tackle class, I'd try to save it to find a replacement for Trent. It's going to be hard to find a LT otherwise

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2 minutes ago, desertbeagle85 said:

If we trade a 1sr Rd pick for a DB. This team will forever be doomed. Would be another horrible move by this organization.

 

really?  Cause you know we've got fans complaining about our not getting a pick where we can get a shut down corner and that's what this guy seems to be he's got the three years plus his fifth year option as a former first rounder

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21 minutes ago, carex said:

 

really?  Cause you know we've got fans complaining about our not getting a pick where we can get a shut down corner and that's what this guy seems to be he's got the three years plus his fifth year option as a former first rounder

 

Does he also play on the oline, because that is more important and we don't have a LT. Not to mention our RT has been playing like a bum. So you're right lets trade for a CB that won't fix 90% of this teams problems. You probably wanted Josh Norman and Collins as well. How has that worked out for us. That's right Norman sucks and we're 0-2 with Collins as a Skin. That 1st rd pick needs to be used on a LT next year period. 

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19 minutes ago, carex said:

 

really?  Cause you know we've got fans complaining about our not getting a pick where we can get a shut down corner and that's what this guy seems to be he's got the three years plus his fifth year option as a former first rounder

 

Minkah's not a shutdown corner.  He's a DB who can play every position, but most notably Slot, FS, and SS extremely well.  You want him reading the offense and being around the ball.  You don't want him on an island, that's not playing to his strengths.

 

To put it another well, Minkah is a better version of Jimmy Moreland.  Is it possible to have two of those guys on the field at the same time?  If it works...that'd be some serious playmaking.

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One thing that for certain never count the Redskins out of a race for a bama guy.I know they missed on Mosley but the will attempt to land all top flight bama guys.I only hope they dont go the route of a third and a young player like The big Greek contact extension and all.

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12 minutes ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

Does he also play on the oline, because that is more important and we don't have a LT. Not to mention our RT has been playing like a bum. So you're right lets trade for a CB that won't fix 90% of this teams problems. You probably wanted Josh Norman and Collins as well. How has that worked out for us. That's right Norman sucks and we're 0-2 with Collins as a Skin. That 1st rd pick needs to be used on a LT next year period. 

 

we can go for a free agent LT.  Or we can trade Trent for a first and use that one to pick an LT

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Just now, carex said:

 

we can go for a free agent LT.  Or we can trade Trent for a first and use that one to pick an LT

 

What good LTs come out in free agency? Come on

 

We could've already traded Trent and haven't and Bruce says we won't. 

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1 minute ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

What good LTs come out in free agency? Come on

 

We could've already traded Trent and haven't and Bruce says we won't. 

 

the 2020 offseason could be a different story

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2 minutes ago, HigSkin said:

 

Redskins: "You dudes really want 2 first rounders? For real?"

 

Jaguars: "Totes."

 

Redskins: "lol"

 

 

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8 minutes ago, NickyJ said:

Redskins: "You dudes really want 2 first rounders? For real?"

 

Jaguars: "Totes."

 

Redskins: "lol"

 

 

 

So Josh Norman for Ramsey straight up isn’t likely?

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I'm sure that every team in the league will be reaching out to the jags but agreeing to give up multiple draft picks is another story. 

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