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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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I think I would stay away from Preston Smith. If our line was as good as everyone says it is then there is something wrong with Preston's heart or his talent. Besides, Kerrigan is a great effort, nonstop hustler. We probably need a speed rusher to complement him.

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No way will the all mighty great Steelers let go of the NFLs best running back for nothing other than a 3rd round compensatory pick. 

 

New NFL for time being. 

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Bell has been suspended a few times and wasn't missed when he held out. He's got the all talent in the world but if he want's more than the 70+ million with 33 milion guaranteed that was previously offered, then he's lost his marbles. 

 

 

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I’m told that Giants S Landon Collins cleaned out his locker today at the team facility and said his goodbyes to teammates, coaches and trainers. It doesn’t seem like Collins expects to be a Giant for much longer, per sources.

He played college ball at Alabama for those wondering.... checks quite a few boxes.

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23 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:
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I’m told that Giants S Landon Collins cleaned out his locker today at the team facility and said his goodbyes to teammates, coaches and trainers. It doesn’t seem like Collins expects to be a Giant for much longer, per sources.

He played college ball at Alabama for those wondering.... checks quite a few boxes.

Just read this.  A lot of people I know in another forum think we get priced out on Collins but I think Kyle Smith and the FO love them some Ala. players and I think Collins is a better investment, hands down than Ha Ha.  JMO, though. :)

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10 minutes ago, RWJ said:

Just read this.  A lot of people I know in another forum think we get priced out on Collins but I think Kyle Smith and the FO love them some Ala. players and I think Collins is a better investment, hands down than Ha Ha.  JMO, though. :)

Also grew up a skins fan

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I might change my mind, but as of now, I think safety is the only position deserving serious money in FA.  

I’d outright rule out DT, RB, TE, and QB.  

Corner: we already have an expensive one in Norman, and I like our options across from him - Dunbar, Moreau and Alexander.  Draft also has nice depth at the position... at least up to round 3 or so.  Unless we drop Norman, I don’t see value in a pricey FA.  

Edge:  Clowney might be the exception, but otherwise I think draft is the way to go.  

LG - we already have so much money in the oline, but finding a good player here could really solidify the line... so this is one I might change my opinion on.  

Receiver: like Clowney, Brown is the exception here IMO.  I like the depth in the draft though.  I could see us targeting WR in the 2nd/3rd, and then again in the 5th. 

ILB:  right now we have both Fosters, Brown and SDH.  This likely changes once we hit FA, but I don’t know if the value is there for a high priced FA, or who fits the bill.  Sean Lee would fit the injury risk the FO seemingly likes to gamble on, but it would be a mistake IMO.  

 

Long story short, I wouldn’t mind them pursuing Landon Collins.  My hunch is that they do, but Allen lowballs him.  A lifelong Skins fan, Alabama alumni, who’s a younger, high level player at a position of need (that could mitigate the mistake of cutting Swearinger) makes almost too much sense.  

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59 minutes ago, SemperFi Skins said:
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I’m told that Giants S Landon Collins cleaned out his locker today at the team facility and said his goodbyes to teammates, coaches and trainers. It doesn’t seem like Collins expects to be a Giant for much longer, per sources.

He played college ball at Alabama for those wondering.... checks quite a few boxes.

 

Yes please. Oh my god, who gives a **** about a QB, sign this guy up :ols:

35 minutes ago, RWJ said:

Just read this.  A lot of people I know in another forum think we get priced out on Collins but I think Kyle Smith and the FO love them some Ala. players and I think Collins is a better investment, hands down than Ha Ha.  JMO, though. :)

 

I think he gets what, 8-10mil per year deal easily, probably more. But I'd wager we are favourites to sign him.

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I believe we have 20 mil in cap space.If cut Mcgee Brown and Foster we could easly free up about ten million Sign Collins to deal with a low cap hit in year one. He could replace these 3 scrubs and plus have a few million to spare.Ruben Ferrari Foster is a stud and will transform this defense's weak points to strengths with his ability to shut down the outside runs with sideline to sideline speed and blanket TE's and backs. Collins and Foster will improve this teams ability to tackle.Swearinger gets alot of credit around here for a guy that missed a ton of tackles.Foster in the middle and Collins at Safety make this Defense formidable.

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Why have Giants lost faith in Collins? Seems like a slam dunk resign from outsider perspective? Is he just a name and had a bad year or something?

 

Hoping Zach Brown stays in the mix and Reuben Foster continues positive trend towards playing. Then if Collins type signing occurs, wow... talk about some talent and speed flying around on all levels. 

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42 minutes ago, skinny21 said:

Corner: we already have an expensive one in Norman, and I like our options across from him - Dunbar, Moreau and Alexander.  Draft also has nice depth at the position... at least up to round 3 or so.  Unless we drop Norman, I don’t see value in a pricey FA. 

I agree. I feel corner is the one position that doesn’t need to be elite so long as the front 7 does their job. As long as we get adequate play and a decent amount of consistent pressure up front were set. Problem is we haven’t proven we’re capable of that. Dunno why we didn’t or don’t bring back Gallette tbh.

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Why have Giants lost faith in Collins? Seems like a slam dunk resign from outsider perspective? Is he just a name and had a bad year or something?

 

I think they know they’re in full rebuild mode right now with a new QB on the horizon and not a ton of individual talent. No sense in dumping 10 to 12 mil a year on a safety who will be 30 when the team competes again.

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We got nothing at safety.  If the idea (and i don't know if it is) is to create a killer defense and run game and hang on with the passing game.  Then Collins would be a good get.  Plus if they want to go crazy with the Alabama angle from a marketing angle or whatever -- Collins helps that narrative.  I recall he's good friends with Clinton-Dix both of whom worship Sean Taylor.   So you probably get Clinton Dix in the fold too if they still want him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Should we be freaking out he hasn't cleaned out his locker or should we be excited he hasn't cleaned out his locker... Get Landon Collins here!!!

I hear Vinny is in town visiting...we goin after clowney, Collins,bell and Antonio brown.

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Fire up Redskin One and load it with all the bama boys on March 13 Landon here we come !! Dreams come true!

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4 hours ago, SemperFi Skins said:

I'd like to see the cost difference from re-signing Preston Smith to getting someone like Clowney...

I think it would be double the cost.  I think Preston would come back for 9M and Clowney is going to be close to 16-17M.

 

But I think I would rather have Landon Collins for 9M a year and draft an edge rusher in the draft or get Aaron Lynch or Shane Ray in free agency.  

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1 hour ago, PartyPosse said:

I agree. I feel corner is the one position that doesn’t need to be elite so long as the front 7 does their job. As long as we get adequate play and a decent amount of consistent pressure up front were set. Problem is we haven’t proven we’re capable of that. Dunno why we didn’t or don’t bring back Gallette tbh.

 

To be clear, I want better corner play, I just don’t think FA is the route to get there.  I do like the potential we have on the outside though (and Stroman in the slot), so trying for help in the draft makes sense.  

 

As for Galette, I’m right there with you - a 1 year deal would have been smart.  He would have added a speed rush element, and if he planned out for us, we either re-sign him or perhaps get a comp pick if he walked this year.  

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For the life of me why is everyone hyped about Shane Ray?? When he's not injured he's been a disappointment.

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3 hours ago, PartyPosse said:

I agree. I feel corner is the one position that doesn’t need to be elite so long as the front 7 does their job. As long as we get adequate play and a decent amount of consistent pressure up front were set. Problem is we haven’t proven we’re capable of that. Dunno why we didn’t or don’t bring back Gallette tbh.

 

I think they know they’re in full rebuild mode right now with a new QB on the horizon and not a ton of individual talent. No sense in dumping 10 to 12 mil a year on a safety who will be 30 when the team competes again.

Collins will be 26 when the season starts.  He just reaching his prime.  

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