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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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4 minutes ago, Unbias said:

 

I can't get behind Earl Thomas. 

 

He's always been a bit undersized (5'10, 200 lbs), but his strength is flying around and showing incredible range for a FS. He's had leg injuries the past 3 years and will be turning 30. Players in that mold either keep breaking down or become a step slow and just can't make the plays they used too. He's going to be in the Collins/Honey Badger type contract range and there's too much guaranteed money needed to bring him in. 

 

Oh I agree with you. Just posting what I could see this FO thinking if they really think they're "close" to something. 

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37 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Going through the FA list at guard just now, remaining options look pretty weak.  They've gone two years in a row with a hole at LG with questionable interior depth.   My guess is this time they draft a LG high in the draft but thought the same last year.  Will see.  

I'd hate to feel backed into a corner and force a certain position, where you can be forced to burn an early draft pick on a reach, but how disappointing will it be if we enter next season without seriously addressing LG.  

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Just now, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

Oh I agree with you. Just posting what I could see this FO thinking if they really think they're "close" to something. 

 

Yeah. Imagine having that much money locked up in Collins, Thomas and Norman? We'd be paying $45-50M a season. Everytime a team passes for 300+ yards on us people would lose their minds. 

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7 minutes ago, KillBill26 said:

I'd hate to feel backed into a corner and force a certain position, where you can be forced to burn an early draft pick on a reach, but how disappointing will it be if we enter next season without seriously addressing LG.  

 

Yep,  Agree.    Sort of what happened last year and they explained later they intended to draft a guard but the board didn't work out that way.

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45 minutes ago, bh32 said:

I was just visiting a Cowboys board and i must say they have some of the dumbest fans that i have ever heard talk about football..they are such a jealous fan base and bash every signing that every other team makes,by commenting how much a team over paid.. Yet Jerry the idiot is getting ready to dish out huge contracts to Dak and Lawrence and they will applaud it...lol

 

Funny. I just read through the entire thread there on the Collins signing. They did the usual overpay bash, IE the Redskins overspend every year. Which shows just how uneducated those morons really are. Once the tweet came up about how the contract is structured and the salary cap hits there are maybe 5 more posts after that. they shut up REAL QUICK.  Every single person that posted in that thread looks like an asshat. It is pure gold.

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20 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

 

WOW! Scherff's extension just got incredibly expensive. 

 

Hes got to be getting Zack Martin money, 6/80mil plus easily.

34 minutes ago, markmills67 said:

They must be in on other players, why else would you make Collins cap figure 4m for 2019?.

 

HTTR 

 

Mosley was clearly on the list. Mostly sifted through now, unless we have a late swoop for Bell.

 

more likely it's AP, Haha plus the WR Williams.

 

 

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Skins OL is in danger of taking a large step to the downside with all the unknowns in rehab, LG hole, and losing their swing tackle.  

 

Time for the Skins to address the OL or they're going to screw up any chance at Guice being significant.  

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Posted (edited)

 

In a receiver starved FA but good to get him out of the NFCE.

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15 minutes ago, KillBill26 said:

I'd hate to feel backed into a corner and force a certain position, where you can be forced to burn an early draft pick on a reach, but how disappointing will it be if we enter next season without seriously addressing LG.  

Fortunately LG is deep enough that a reach should be easy to avoid in the first two rounds. There are 2-3 players (if you consider Tackles capable of playing guard as well - ie Smith) that you could legitimately pick at pick 15 without being a reach. 

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The FA class for 

2 minutes ago, TheShredder said:

Skins OL is in danger of taking a large step to the downside with all the unknowns in rehab, LG hole, and losing their swing tackle.  

 

Time for the Skins to address the OL or they're going to screw up any chance at Guice being significant.  

 

Difficult to address this in FA though as the options available really are not better than what we have.  OL has been by far the most overpaid position group in FA in recent times.  Have to believe we look to address this with a couple of our higher draft picks, I am definitely on board with trading back in the first round if we can get another day 2 pick as there is a lot of value there in the 2nd and 3rd round this year.

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3 minutes ago, HigSkin said:

 

In a receiver starved FA but good to get him out of the NFCE.

 

Hmmm. Steelers? Replace cry baby with another?

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1 minute ago, clskinsfan said:

 

Hmmm. Steelers? Replace cry baby with another?

 

Doubt they can manage it with that $21m cap hit for Brown on the books this year, I would imagine the Browns are the most likely as they still have plenty of cap room and picks to be aggressive, also Landry is there and is really close with OBJ.

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I went Beckham gone.  They've quietly been rebuilding their O line, their interior right now is arguably better than ours.    Their weapons way better than ours.   Eli is holding them back otherwise their offense could be killer.  Removing Beckham out of that equation would be a really good thing.  😀

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Interesting....didn’t AP wear 26 last year? Or was that 27? 

26. I remember CP not liking it

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4 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Interesting....didn’t AP wear 26 last year? Or was that 27? 

 

Peterson was 26

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8 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Yep,  Agree.    Sort of what happened last year and they explained later they intended to draft a guard but the board didn't work out that way.

While I'm confident that one of Lindstrom / risner / mcogvern etc are there in the 2nd, I was also confident we would have had better options with our second in last year's draft and interior linemen were flying off the board.

 

At this point, I'd like to see what it would take to sign AJ cann.  He has a lot of starting experience, and although he is not top caliber, maybe we can get him on an affordable short term deal.  I'd rather have him as a stopgap over oft injured vets like Lang, levitre or iupati.  Bc if/when they go down, we are back to square one.  And I'm not sure I trust Arie or Dunn to perform well enough there.  Problem with cann is he has been durable and is only 27.  He could command more than we wish to offer.

 

Fingers crossed that need meets BPA for the skins for a second round guard.

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4 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

I went Beckham gone.  They've quietly been rebuilding their O line, their interior right now is arguably better than ours.    Their weapons way better than ours.   Eli is holding them back otherwise their offense could be killer.  Removing Beckham out of that equation would be a really good thing.  😀

 

 

 

Me too and maybe a haul of picks for him which isn't that great.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

I went Beckham gone.  They've quietly been rebuilding their O line, their interior right now is arguably better than ours.    Their weapons way better than ours.   Eli is holding them back otherwise their offense could be killer.  Removing Beckham out of that equation would be a really good thing.  😀

 

 

 

i'm in agreement here... anything that gets us not having to play against Bechkham twice a year for the next several years is a WIN ... 

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If the Skins are content with Keenum at QB for this season they may just go OL in rounds one and two. Draft your QB next year when the draft is stronger at the position and have him come into a solid young OL. Just a thought.

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8 minutes ago, bowhunter said:

26. I remember CP not liking it

AP and Collins just might have to fight over it, if the skins are able to re-sign him 

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