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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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Its damn costly but I like the way parts of our D is shaping up.  If we can get some more pressure from the ends this Defense....

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1 minute ago, volsmet said:

 

I have more than one family member who has, or is currently, running the cap for NFL football teams. Little did I know, their jobs were meaningless. The cap is largely meaningless.

 

The things I pick up here rarely cease to amaze. 

 

 

 

The cap is only meaningless if you have an owner who's willing to put his money there in place of the cap.   You still have the cap obviously.   You can't do a big free agency spend every year.   But you can do one and then recycle with a soft off season.   We have largely been a quiet team in free agency with Allen and always so with Gruden.   I was surprised we were willing to essentially go all in this year, but we are.   I suspect it won't go exactly as planned and the recycle will come super hard for us, but, one can always dream :).

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2 minutes ago, KillBill26 said:

Agreed, I am not thrilled with the move, and I am not defending overpaying for a player to try and get the fanbase off their back due to years of mismanagement.  It only puts us in a worse situation in the long run.   

 

The fact that his strength is v the run is not ideal in a pass happy league, though it must feel like a larger need in a division with Barkley & Elliot. Everyone knew Washington was going to go hard this offseason, I hoped that this is a move they’d avoid — those who care for more analytical analysis are not high on Collins at all. Such is football life in the DMV.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Idaho fan said:

Its damn costly but I like the way parts of our D is shaping up.  If we can get some more pressure from the ends this Defense....

 

Almost like not waiving DJ & still having all of that dough. 

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Love the signing, not going to sweat the money until the full breakdown is available.  Sucks to think we could have had Eric Reid for pennies on the dollar last year and now with this signing we would finally convert safety to a real position of strength. 

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19 minutes ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

6 year deal to spears the opening year cap hit. Back to the old days :806:

 

Not really. Collins is only 25 years old. We should be getting all of his prime years out of him. Yes. It is expensive. But this isnt signing some 31 year old worn out vet.

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5 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

Excellent player and supremely versatile.

 

Suck it, Giants.

 

Is he truly versatile?

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Cap is meaningless in the sense that you can spend over the limit and structure the deals to fit the cap whilst on the flip you have teams like the Bucs who basically underspend every year because the Glazers are cheap.  

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1 minute ago, volsmet said:

 

The fact that his strength is v the run is not ideal in a pass happy league, though it must feel like a larger need in a division with Barkley & Elliot. Everyone knew Washington was going to go hard this offseason, I hoped that this is a move they’d avoid — those who care for more analytical analysis are not high on Collins at all. Such is football life in the DMV.

 

 

 

 

He's actually good at all plays coming down hill... even the pass game.  I think he's very VERY good in the intermediate passing game where he can prowl.  He's NOT nearly as good in man to man coverage vs Slot / TEs.  If he can play a true down hill game, even in the pass game, it'll be where he excels..  

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1 minute ago, volsmet said:

 

Is he truly versatile?

 

It would appear that he’s considerably more versatile than you.

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3 minutes ago, Art said:

 

The cap is only meaningless if you have an owner who's willing to put his money there in place of the cap.   You still have the cap obviously.   You can't do a big free agency spend every year.   But you can do one and then recycle with a soft off season.   We have largely been a quiet team in free agency with Allen and always so with Gruden.   I was surprised we were willing to essentially go all in this year, but we are.   I suspect it won't go exactly as planned and the recycle will come super hard for us, but, one can always dream :).

If the cap is meaningless if owners who do that, why have a cap.  I mean, isnt the NFL rigged so you can be drunk 365 days a year and still make a ton o f money?  So why not get everyone and build an all star team

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5 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

 

Jones is 137 years old, decent company, I wager we could have him for just 83 million, or 83 tacos. 

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Don’t really like this move, I think they overpaid for a Safety, I’m really concerned about the garbage heap that is the receiving corps, hopefully this doesn’t put Reed as a cap casualty, losing him and Crowder might give this team the WORST receiving corps in NFL history. Also what does this do to the cap? The one good thing from this is that Manusky should be out of excuses if his D underperforms with all the cash spent on it, Manusky should be in the unemployment line

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2 minutes ago, WelshSkinsFan said:

Cap is meaningless in the sense that you can spend over the limit and structure the deals to fit the cap whilst on the flip you have teams like the Bucs who basically underspend every year because the Glazers are cheap.  

 

Interesting.

 

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2 minutes ago, WelshSkinsFan said:

Cap is meaningless in the sense that you can spend over the limit and structure the deals to fit the cap whilst on the flip you have teams like the Bucs who basically underspend every year because the Glazers are cheap.  

 

Don't the Bucs have the least amount of cap space..something like $2 MiL? 

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2 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

 

It would appear that he’s considerably more versatile than you.

 

With wit like that, you may soon be in the mnf booth.

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So we got Collins and Scherff.. if I remember correctly we were high on Collins and the Giants wanted Scherff .. we all know what happened in that draft 4 years later we have both 😁😀😁😀😀😁😀😀😀

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1 minute ago, bakedtater1 said:

So we got Collins ...if I remember correctly we were high 

 

That checks out.

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1 minute ago, bakedtater1 said:

So we got Collins and Scherff.. if I remember correctly we were high on Collins and the Giants wanted Scherff .. we all know what happened in that draft 4 years later we have both 😁😀😁😀😀😁😀😀😀

 

 

We need to resign Scherff... like yesterday. 

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