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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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19 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Didn't Dion Hamilton take over for Brown late in the season? 

 

Yeah, Brown played us. Went into last offseason needing to resign him. Demoted him in week 13. 

 

I put his contract in the same category of Jordan Reed (still the 3rd highest paid TE in the NFL) and Josh Norman (currently the most expensive CB). Just bad deals that don't look that great now. 

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1 minute ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

 

Was there a weight clause in the contract? 

 

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4 minutes ago, Unbias said:

 

Yeah, Brown played us. Went into last offseason needing to resign him. Demoted him in week 13. 

 

I put his contract in the same category of Jordan Reed (still the 3rd highest paid TE in the NFL) and Josh Norman (currently the most expensive CB). Just bad deals that don't look that great now. 

 

If they just flat out cut him and Foster, it frees up $11 mil plus on the cap.

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1 minute ago, HigSkin said:

 

If they just flat out cut him and Foster, it frees up $11 mil plus on the cap.

 

I'd take that. Foster for his mouth and Brown for failing us. 

 

Reed should really get talked about getting cut more. He'd get us just over $6M in cap space back and last year was actually a 'healthy' season, where he played 50% of the snaps. At this point I look at him as Vernon Davis' backup. 

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Almost has that feel that Bruce had to go shopping at the mall and buy an expensive toy to prove to Snyder he could do it. And while Snyder is preoccupied with new shiny toy, Bruce has slithered off to Dollar Tree to bargain shop. 😆

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4 minutes ago, Unbias said:

 

I'd take that. Foster for his mouth and Brown for failing us. 

 

Reed should really get talked about getting cut more. He'd get us just over $6M in cap space back and last year was actually a 'healthy' season, where he played 50% of the snaps. At this point I look at him as Vernon Davis' backup. 

 

The beat guys are pretty certain Reed comes back and certainly it seems that Jay wants him so I don't see anything happening there.  Foster and Brown are supposedly on the trading block so I do think they are likely to be cut if Bruce fails to get anything for them.

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42 minutes ago, dballer said:

 

I forget about Apke. You would think Horton, who played S and has been around forEVER, would be a good guy to bring Apke along. 

I think they fell in love with his speed. Wasn’t he a combine freak?

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Posted (edited)

We need a guard and much better o line depth.  I don’t really care if this is addressed via FA or draft, but it needs attention. 

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4 minutes ago, Burgold said:

I think they fell in love with his speed. Wasn’t he a combine freak?

4.3 40

41 inch vertical

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2 minutes ago, Burgold said:

We need a guard and much better o line depth. 

 

G Rodger Saffold

G DJ Fluker

G Quinton Spain

G James Carpenter

 

Saffold is far and away the best FA G out there, but he will most likely be paid like a top 5 Guard in the league when all is said and done...

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Combine freak and held behind Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins, and Tyreek Hill...... WR Chris Conley

 

3rd rounder in 2015

highest vertical leap in combine history

6'3, 220

4.35 40-yard dash

highest broad jump in his class

one of the best blocking WR's

 

Est. signing cost - 4 years, 24 mil.

 

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Nsekhe was destined to receive an opportunity to start... he held his own very well here and was more than a quality backup.... Better hope that injury bug doesn't keep hitting our Oline...

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6 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

G Rodger Saffold

G DJ Fluker

G Quinton Spain

G James Carpenter

 

Saffold is far and away the best FA G out there, but he will most likely be paid like a top 5 Guard in the league when all is said and done...

 

Think they'll be shopping in "B" group for Guards since they really can't do anything to unbalance getting Scherff signed.

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2 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

 

Thank God, maybe we'll get serious about online depth now that Bruces favorite used band-aid is gone.

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5 minutes ago, HigSkin said:

 

Think they'll be shopping in "B" group for Guards since they really can't do anything to unbalance getting Scherff signed.

Guessing Cooper comes back on a cheap deal.  

Jordan Hicks would be a good signing right now, I think IF we can sign him at a reasonable deal due to his injuries he's suffered various times of his career.

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1 minute ago, RWJ said:

Guessing Cooper comes back on a cheap deal.  

I would be cool with that. Dude played pretty well the week after being a couch potato. Although it would be another one of those oft injured signings.

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