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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, bakedtater1 said:

None of that **** matters, Collins will suck here..wont be used properly,he can't cover, es fans already know it was a ****ty signing... booo

Dude. You might need to seek some help. Your rants are bordering on insane.

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12 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Jets are offseason champs so far...

Yaaa...Crowder, Barr, Mosley,..who am I missing?

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1 hour ago, Reaper Skins said:

Bold Prediction:

"Landon Collins is a box safety" is going to be this year's "Josh Norman is a system corner" when the national media wants to rip on the Skins

 

 

7 minutes ago, 50yrSKINSfan said:

Stop it, you are paying a box safety shut down corner money...

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, max21 said:

Highly doubt it, think that was just speculation before we got Collins. I don’t want Bell personally I’m ready to see Guice shine. 

Guice would still shine with bell here. Bell would be the best receiver on our team as it stands now and as far as Guice he is coming off knee surgery. 

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Landon Collins is my favorite free agent signing since Santana Moss.. probably my favorite of all time. I am extremely happy Landon Collins is a Washington Redskin. 

 

#therealbakedtater1

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Posted (edited)
6 minutes ago, RabidFan said:

 

Our Practice Squad guys have their best shot this year to make active roster and get targets. Here’s hoping they can and do. 

 

I get excited over our young WRs every year and they never do squat!   They get injured, or just can't seem to get on the field. When they do, its minimal snaps and we never get a game changing play from them.  We hang our hat on Josh's 6 TDs 2 years ago, and Crowder's fine season, now 3 years ago.  Sprinkle in a little Ryan Grant and we have bleh.

 

Tre' Quinn should take over for Crowder.  Mo Harris always impresses me when we feature him, and then he is invisible for months at a time.  Getting the ball to a WR always seems so.... forced.   Depending on what happens in FA I am thinking we take a WR at 15 who ends up needing a few years to learn how to run routes with extreme precision, block, the playbook, how to stay healthy... all those hurdles that lets face it, are very difficult to overcome.

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4 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

Dude. You might need to seek some help. Your rants are bordering on insane.

You know I talking 💩..

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1 minute ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Sign Adrian Amos! That's immediately the best tandem safety unit in the NFL

Get Amos and Thomas Davis for the price of Mosley. 

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Updated Needs:

 

Slot receiver - Though I think Quinn will win that when all is said and done

Edge Rusher - Should just re-sign Preston Smith if we can afford. He's the best one still on the market besides Justin Houston. Draft possible

Guard - Can't go the 3rd year + in a row with crap at LG... or draft Chris Lindstrom

FS - Sign Adrian Amos! or Re-sign Haha Clinton-Dix if it must be an Alabama player

ILB - to pair with Ferrari Foster. Maybe keep Mason Foster around or draft.

Outside WR - to pair with Doctson - Draft is heavy with WR talent.

 

missing anything?

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Some really good LGs still on the market. Though they may address that position in the draft.

1 minute ago, bakedtater1 said:

You know I talking 💩..

Lol. My sarcasm meter is broken in this thread. Cant tell who is serious any more. 

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Posted (edited)

Packers signing safety Amos per NFLN

 

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5 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Updated Needs:

 

Slot receiver - Though I think Quinn will win that when all is said and done

Edge Rusher - Should just re-sign Preston Smith if we can afford. He's the best one still on the market besides Justin Houston. Draft possible

Guard - Can't go the 3rd year + in a row with crap at LG... or draft Chris Lindstrom

FS - Sign Adrian Amos! or Re-sign Haha Clinton-Dix if it must be an Alabama player

ILB - to pair with Ferrari Foster. Maybe keep Mason Foster around or draft.

Outside WR - to pair with Doctson - Draft is heavy with WR talent.

 

missing anything?

No and I love the enthusiasm to keep Preston Smith.. I feel I'm the only one on board for that.

Just now, HigSkin said:

Packers signing safety Amos

Damn

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7 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

Landon Collins is my favorite free agent signing since Santana Moss.. probably my favorite of all time. I am extremely happy Landon Collins is a Washington Redskin. 

 

#therealbakedtater1

 

Like I said earlier...

 

 

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Reading some of the comments about Landon being worthless and sucking are incredible. This fanbase needs an enema.

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Just now, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

I think if we are trying to pair someone with Doctson, that essentially means we need two outside WRs. 

 

Kelvin Benjamin anyone?

 

6'5, 243 - 2,000 yards in his first two seasons... former first rounder.

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39 minutes ago, SkinsGuy said:

Here is an article of how Collins' contract works out (courtesy of Wildbunny's breaking news forum):

 

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/if-you-liked-landon-collins-signing-youre-going-love-landon-collins-contract

 

Not too bad a cap hit this year.

Of course not. This is how teams with no foresight operate. A team that's really not among the top 10 of it's own conference constructing a deal that's designed to optimize year one at the expense of everything else.

 

When a GMs only real goal is a #6 seed and he doesn't care about the future at all, something like this looks like brilliant cap management. 

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Tick, tock....I wonder if teams have offered Bell contracts lower than he expected.  You'd think he'd be signed by now...

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14 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

You know I talking 💩..

The voices in my head tells me baker tater is correct in his analysis

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Just now, gooseneck said:

The voices in my head tells me baker tater is correct in his analysis

Please I can't even spell enalysis..

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20 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

Updated Needs:

 

Slot receiver - Though I think Quinn will win that when all is said and done

Edge Rusher - Should just re-sign Preston Smith if we can afford. He's the best one still on the market besides Justin Houston. Draft possible

Guard - Can't go the 3rd year + in a row with crap at LG... or draft Chris Lindstrom

FS - Sign Adrian Amos! or Re-sign Haha Clinton-Dix if it must be an Alabama player

ILB - to pair with Ferrari Foster. Maybe keep Mason Foster around or draft.

Outside WR - to pair with Doctson - Draft is heavy with WR talent.

 

missing anything?

QB

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