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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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2 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

PFT's Mike Florio believes the Chiefs' signing of Tyrann Mathieu "likely means" the team will release Eric Berry.

Mathieu landed a contract that counts $14 million per year as the league's highest-paid safety. And with Berry making $13 million annually, it just doesn't make a whole lot of sense for the Chiefs to pay a combined $27 million per year to its safety tandem. Berry has played three games over the last two seasons due to Achilles and heel issues. He doesn't need surgery this offseason, but Berry is looking like damaged goods and on the wrong side of 30. If the Chiefs were to release Berry, it will likely happen this week before over $7 million of his salary becomes guaranteed.

Mar 11, 2019, 11:31 PM

 

Has Berry dropped off that much?  If he's still in his prime, that would be a sick pairing.

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Just now, jsharrin55 said:

 

Has Berry dropped off that much?  If he's still in his prime, that would be a sick pairing.

 

He's older now and only played 3 games in last two seasons. Still, depending on the price i'd at least give him a tryout. Always been a huge fan of his.

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1 minute ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

He's older now and only played 3 games in last two seasons. Still, depending on the price i'd at least give him a tryout. Always been a huge fan of his.

 

3 is certainly limited.  I could see why they wouldn't want to pay 13 mill.  Shame, he was exciting.  Hopefully he does make it back to solid contributor.

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8 minutes ago, DCtoSC_SKINS_LIFER said:

Wait a minute. You’re saying you don’t use lol to denote sarcasm in your posts???

 

I’ve been misreading all your posts for years. My bad. 

 

😂😂😂

 

lol

 

I usually use "lol" because I'm either actually laughing or just in a good mood...there's a reason I picked the avatar that I did 😎..sarcasm loses it's bite if you're laughing during it lol..

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Just now, SemperFi Skins said:

 

....will be re-signed by Broncos. Roullier does a good job there anyways.

Heard the Jets are very interested in him

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5 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

He's older now and only played 3 games in last two seasons. Still, depending on the price i'd at least give him a tryout. Always been a huge fan of his.

He's got a genetic bone condition in his heal like a bone spur preventing him from running without pain. He is a once was.

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Just now, Califan007 said:

 

I usually use "lol" because I'm either actually laughing or just in a good mood...there's a reason I picked the avatar that I did 😎..sarcasm loses it's bite if you're laughing during it lol..

 

So if you don't use lol it is probably sarcasm...easy enough

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1 minute ago, SemperFi Skins said:

D.J. Fluker.... OG

 

Mauler. Set the tone for Seattles ground game last year. Alabama product. First rounder in 2013.

 

The guy just cant stay healthy. And we have enough of that on our OL :)

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26 minutes ago, FrFan said:

 

Yeah I saw that, apparently playing here isn't one of the desired spots, a few even ranked this place near the bottom. 

 

I think that's part of the sneaky upside to signing someone like Collins.  I am not one of those people who believe in signing people for a splash but I recognize and sympathize with the idea that running a team is also a business and star power sells.   Even a team like the NY Giants are relevant in national conversations with their bad records of late because they have players that fans want to see and get national hype. 

 

I'd guess Collins isn't a through the roof type of sell with the typical fan but he'd be pretty high in comparison to the typical signing here.  It's rare for them to sign a FA which brings any national buzz.   They ran about 30 minutes or so on ESPN on the Collins signing.  They aren't doing that for the Stacy McGees and Jeron Johnsons.  it adds some intrigue to the team.  And for fans like us, we'd live and die with anything they do.  But like any team, Dan's customer base is contingent on more than the live and die with football types. 

 

Like I said on another thread when Good Morning Football spoofs on the idea of covering teams that no one is interested in and the two teams that are featured are the Titans and the Redskins -- you know you got some marketing issues.   Heck, we didn't even get a Sunday Night Football game last year.

 

When you play the higher end of the FA market, you got to pay a price for it.   I've criticized Bruce plenty for his mostly junk FA signings.  I've also said his style has contributed this team to be one of the most yawn boring teams in the NFL -- not for us but for casual fans-national attention.   The fact that its not a desired location for players to go I think is partly because the team doesn't get much national attention or is on the radar screen. 

 

A team that isn't relevant and isn't talked about nationally, I'd doubt would be high on the typical FA's list.  So I think that reflects why the Redskins aren't ranked high.  Also some of that could be Bruce's rep for being cheap.  Signing Landon Collins goes against type on that front.

 

My liking of the signing has nothing to do with buzz-hype, etc.  But I don't blame them if that is a bonus that they like.   

 

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4 minutes ago, OVCChairman said:

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Anyone seen contract details yet?  

 

 

 

 

 

Yes.... See below

Essentially... we signed him to a 3/50M deal if we cut him after 3 years. If he returns to form as an All-Pro caliber safety, then we have him for an additional 3 years with very little guaranteed money and high base pay... This is good because it essentially allows us to do the following after 3 years:

 

Is Collins worth the money?

If No, Then you cut him and only have 6M in dead money

If yes, you can restructure some of his base pay as a signing bonus and lower his cap hit

 

Lots of flexibility.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/washington-redskins/landon-collins-16757/

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1 hour 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?

Nope...that's pretty much an entire football roster minus the replacement we need to draft to groom at LT in the next couple years.

 

Oh yea, another little position called QB

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10 minutes ago, dballer said:

 

So if you don't use lol it is probably sarcasm...easy enough

 

You're forgetting condescension lol...I'm a complex man.

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13 minutes ago, rumplestilskin said:

HICKS AND Gipson for the price of Mosley.

Gipson Gone to Houston. Safeties are dropping like flies.

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18 minutes ago, Momma There Goes That Man said:

 

This is insane

My opinions are not insane..I on the other hand might be but my opinions are not

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Galdi is going on about how elite Collins is at defensive stops:

 

2018 defensive stops

Collins - 34

Entire Skins safety corp - 36

 

 

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Collins is a blue chip signing for a player in mid 20's. This is what a non-playoff team should do to bolster talent. His contract growth over the years will be mitigated by the void he fills. I get he's regarded at niche, but he's elite at that role and that's the value. Very excited by the signing. 

 

Would go WR, edge, Oline in draft in first 3 rounds

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