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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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49 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

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...

 

Got to imagine that team will be all over him in FA. 

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21 minutes ago, rumplestilskin said:

1st round pick for Collins and they said no? Baloney. Fake news.

Either that, or they are bat **** crazy.  Something here doesn't make sense.

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23 hours ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

Guess we should remember that we only have a reported approx 16mil in cap space. In reality that means we've only got 8-10 we'd want to utilise now. Collins would easily eat away 2/3rds of that.

 

So, we simply have to make some roster/contract moves. I'd suggest at least two players on significant contracts will need to be moved on, either cut or traded, or we see a raft of contract restructures. 

 

Dont see how we can retain all of Norman,Reed, Z Brown, Davis, Kerrigan on their current money.

I would release everyone on your list apart from Kerrigan.  Free's up around 24m cap space. 

 

HTTR 

 

 

What's the hold up with the new deal for Brandon Scherff, thought they would have had it sorted by now. 

 

HTTR 

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I'm kind of souring on Collins, honestly. It's not exactly a secret that he's a liability in coverage. I know he'd be playing SS, and not FS, but I think it might be a good thing to sign a safety that can cover, especially if we're going to have to fork over $10-12M per to sign him. No safety is worth that kind of money if they can't even lock down RB's and TE's.

 

For similar money, I'd rather have Earl Thomas/Weddle.

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1 minute ago, ExoDus84 said:

I'm kind of souring on Collins, honestly. It's not exactly a secret that he's a liability in coverage. I know he'd be playing SS, and not FS, but I think it might be a good thing to sign a safety that can cover, especially if we're going to have to fork over $10-12M per to sign him. No safety is worth that kind of money if they can't even lock down RB's and TE's.

 

For similar money, I'd rather have Earl Thomas/Weddle.

Earl Thomas is going to break his leg for the Dallas Cowboys. i'll pass!!!!

Weddle, maybe, depends on the asking price.

 

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1 hour ago, SemperFi Skins said:

This is a trade I would make, depending on the cost...

 

https://nfltraderumors.co/browns-could-also-move-on-from-g-kevin-zeitler/

 

Browns G Kevin Zeitler possibly on the trade block...

 

It doesn't make sense for the Browns to trade a G like Zeiter unless he's included in a package deal to get someone big in return.  G/C/G combos are important, especially for a shorter QB like Mayfield.  They won't trade him just because they like Corbett.  

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Earl Thomas is a much better football player than rest of the safety market. If going to spend, get the future hall of Famer on a contract that pays him big money in first two years with ability to get out easily after. 

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26 minutes ago, drowland said:

 

It doesn't make sense for the Browns to trade a G like Zeiter unless he's included in a package deal to get someone big in return.  G/C/G combos are important, especially for a shorter QB like Mayfield.  They won't trade him just because they like Corbett.  

 

New GM, they don’t want to pay his salary... at least that’s what the article makes it sound like

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Must be the year of Safety or something...

 

Makes a lot of sense.

-Joyner (fits, but pricey)

-Amos (fits probably the best)

-C. Geathers (more of a SS only; No)

-Glover Quinn (fits well; might want to be on a contender)

-Darian Stewart (fits well)

-Adrian Phillips (stud this year only, young--sounds like Bruce signing)

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And I’m going to go out on a limb and say the Browns are going all in for Odell Beckham...

 

just a hunch ;)

 

prime opportunity to get Zeitler

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17 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

New GM, they don’t want to pay his salary... at least that’s what the article makes it sound like

 

They only save $1.7M in cap and would have to eat $7.2M.  Releasing Collins I get.  He was a good LB getting paid elite LB money and they saved almost $10M in cap space.  Zeitler's playing to his contract.  Again it only makes sense if they're getting someone equal in return, like Dee Ford who Dorsey drafted in KC.  

 

Edit: saw your post, or a package deal for OBJ, and maybe they'd take Oliver off their hands as well.  

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10 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

And I’m going to go out on a limb and say the Browns are going all in for Odell Beckham...

 

just a hunch ;)

 

prime opportunity to get Zeitler

 

I saw this was the big rumor yesterday and it's got all the Browns fan slobbering over news.  😂 

 

Wouldn't surprise me.  It does really weaken an NFC east team so that's good!

 

 

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2 hours ago, rumplestilskin said:

1st round pick for Collins and they said no? Baloney. Fake news.

 

If you recall, the Skins were offered a 1st round pick for Patrick Ramsey...twice...by two different teams...and we said "No" both times lol.

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17 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

If you recall, the Skins were offered a 1st round pick for Patrick Ramsey...twice...by two different teams...and we said "No" both times lol.

 

so instead we didn't protect him and got him murdered and ruined his careers.  Makes sense.  Thanks Ball Coach.  5-11, Not too good.

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4 minutes ago, RabidFan said:

 

so instead we didn't protect him and got him murdered and ruined his careers.  Makes sense.  Thanks Ball Coach.  5-11, Not too good.

 

IIRC it was Gibbs who turned down trade offers for him.  Ole' Ball Coach didn't really want him to begin with.  He was content with his former Gators.  

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8 minutes ago, drowland said:

 

IIRC it was Gibbs who turned down trade offers for him.  Ole' Ball Coach didn't really want him to begin with.  He was content with his former Gators.  

 

really?  I guess you're right since StevO loved him some former gators in Danny and Shane.  But we did have Ramsey with him, prob just in his 2nd year. 

 

Why would Gibbs keep Ramsey then trade up for mediocre Jason Campbell?   God was a hot mess this QB position has been since Gibbs 1.0.

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33 minutes ago, drowland said:

 

IIRC it was Gibbs who turned down trade offers for him.  Ole' Ball Coach didn't really want him to begin with.  He was content with his former Gators.  

 

I think the first trade offer was by the Bears in 2002, before Gibbs. But they offered a 2nd round pick and the Skins wanted a 1st. And this was before Ramsey ever played a down for the Redskins lol...I think the next offseason the Bears made another attempt and that time they offered a 1st (I think), which the Skins decided to turn down.

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1 hour ago, RabidFan said:

 

really?  I guess you're right since StevO loved him some former gators in Danny and Shane.  But we did have Ramsey with him, prob just in his 2nd year. 

 

Why would Gibbs keep Ramsey then trade up for mediocre Jason Campbell?   God was a hot mess this QB position has been since Gibbs 1.0.

 

Gibbs saw more value in having Ramsey as a backup to Brunell then draft picks.  Gibbs always valued veteran players over draft picks.  

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