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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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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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