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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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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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Antonio Brown trade expected to take place by this Friday... Asking price is a first round pick. Hope it's not us...

 

Raiders most likely landing spot

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4 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Antonio Brown trade expected to take place by this Friday... Asking price is a first round pick. Hope it's not us...

 

Raiders most likely landing spot

 

Regardless of how crazy narcissistic he is, a first round pick for a 30 year old WR is almost never a good idea. 

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4 minutes ago, Anselmheifer said:

 

Regardless of how crazy narcissistic he is, a first round pick for a 30 year old WR is almost never a good idea. 

 

Especially when they let go/traded a much younger 1st round WR pick of their own (assuming it's the Raiders)

 

I have a ton of respect for Mike Mayock, I just can't see him making these boneheaded moves

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9 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Oh please dear lord raiders take the burden off our back!!

Are you talking about the burden of resigning HHCD or signing AB for a 1st round pick? If Raiders do both that could save us some grief although, HHCD back on the cheaper rate in a buyers market for safeties wouldn't be too bad if he was paired with Collins.

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1 minute ago, rumplestilskin said:

Are you talking about the burden of resigning HHCD or signing AB for a 1st round pick? If Raiders do both that could save us some grief although HHCD back on the cheaper rate in a buyers market on safety wouldn't be too bad if paired with Collins.

I would like hhcd gone .me no likey .

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2 hours ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Antonio Brown trade expected to take place by this Friday... Asking price is a first round pick. Hope it's not us...

 

Raiders most likely landing spot

Hope it is not us. I would not take either of the Steelers WR or RB even if they paid me. 

2 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

Raiders, please take him and L Collins.

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Another Safety being shopped, Tashuan Gipson. Jags making him available for trade.

 

Going to be a tough market for any Safety (Earl Thomas) to get big bucks...

 

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Raiders reportedly in on WR Tyrell Williams as well as the Colts

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14 hours ago, LetMeSeeYourWarFace21 said:

 

Hmmm......thoughts anyone?

My thoughts are that L Collins is a box safety and if you play that kind of D then fine, get him but do not expect him to cover and not at big money. He has a good rep in the locker room but he has been hurt the last 2 years and the rep around NY is that he is reclining.

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1 hour ago, 50yrSKINSfan said:

My thoughts are that L Collins is a box safety and if you play that kind of D then fine, get him but do not expect him to cover and not at big money. He has a good rep in the locker room but he has been hurt the last 2 years and the rep around NY is that he is reclining.

Reclining? Are you saying he is a La-Z-Boy?

 

Image result for lazy boy

 

 

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Landon Collins makes me nervous.  Isn't he 25 years old and a 3-time pro-bolwer?  Why would the Giants let him walk.  Its not like they have an over-abundance of defensive talent.

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2 hours ago, bakedtater1 said:

I would like hhcd gone .me no likey .

I wonder what happened to him. He was definitely good early on in his career. He was even PFF number two safety around 1/3 in on in on last season. I remember DJ  being pissed that they had Clinton Dix picture up ahead of his even though he was number one. Then he just fell of a cliff. Strange.

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Just now, Whiskeypeet said:

Landon Collins makes me nervous.  Isn't he 25 years old and a 3-time pro-bolwer?  Why would the Giants let him walk.  Its not like they have an over-abundance of defensive talent.

 

They wanted him to play more coverage, which is not his strong suit and thus why his numbers look worse the last two years. Gettleman is known for undervaluing defensive backs.... ex: Josh Norman

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Washington has to get out of the bad habit of signing players and trying to mold them into something they aren't.  I remember watching them try to turn Jeremiah Trotter into a coverage linebacker and he went from a beast to looking average at best, then goes back to Philly to end his career back in the same role he had and magically he looked like a beast again.  

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2 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

Washington has to get out of the bad habit of signing players and trying to mold them into something they aren't.  I remember watching them try to turn Jeremiah Trotter into a coverage linebacker and he went from a beast to looking average at best, then goes back to Philly to end his career back in the same role he had and magically he looked like a beast again.  

Yep, and this is one reason why the Patriots are successful. If we had Edelman...we try to make him a linebacker.

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23 minutes ago, Whiskeypeet said:

Landon Collins makes me nervous.  Isn't he 25 years old and a 3-time pro-bolwer?  Why would the Giants let him walk.  Its not like they have an over-abundance of defensive talent.

 

For some reason, apparently the Giants were offered a 1st round pick for Collins...and they declined lol...

 

So just throw that into the mix.

Here's the tweet, in case it wasn't posted...

 

 

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Market for top-tier Safeties this year should round out to about 9-10 million/per year.

 

Earl Thomas is seeking 13m/per year, and as the top Safety, will probably get close to it

 

Expect to see the top pass rushers in the 13-15m/per year

 

Slot receivers in the 9-10m/per year

 

..... more reason to keep those draft picks and possibly pick up 1 or 2 upper tier guys in FA

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Raiders only team realistically in the AB discussion, although, with his deal I see it as very difficult to do... wouldn't put it past Jon Gruden but it's a foolish move, IMO

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