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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!   
       
       
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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Since we start a new GoT thread for every new season, it seems as though we should do the same for football.  Granted, the Snyderskins aren't as fun to watch as Game of Thrones, but almost 420 pages (coincidence, not a reference to anything that might make watching a Skins game more tolerable) with a thread title that proudly announces things like Quick re-signed seems unwieldy as well as obsolete.

I suppose the first announcement will be when we re-sign Josh Johnson.

 

Landon Collins aka Sam Spade part deux signed.

DRC signed.

AP re-signed.

LT Donald Penn signed

RB Wendell Smallwood

Ereck "Dead" Flowers.

 

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I hope to never see an entry in this thread that Alex Smith's contract was extended! This however would not be a total shocker.

I wouldn't be shocked to see an interior OL like Cooper and perhaps Haha are resigned by early March.

Thinking they look hard at G/C, TE and not so good QB's along with DB's and edge.

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We should start this thread by listing all of the 2019 Redskins FA:

 

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/all/washington-redskins/

 

Here they are:

WR:

Michael Floyd - 29

Maurice Harris - 26

Carlos Henderson - 24

ArDarius Stewart - 25

 

RB:

Adrian Peterson - 34

Byron Marshall - 25

Rob Kelley - 26

 

QB:

Mark Sanchez - 32

Josh Johnson - 33

 

OT:

Austin Howard - 32

Ty Nsheke - 33

 

OG:

Jonathan Cooper - 29

Arie Kouandjio - 27

 

OC:

Tony Bergstrom - 33

Luke Bowanko - 28

Zac Kerin - 28

 

OLB:

Pernell McPhee - 30

Preston Smith - 26

Marquise Flowers - 27

Zach Vigil - 28

 

DE:

Marcus Smith - 27

 

FS:

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix - 26

 

That's it for the Redskins. The full list of FA can be found here:

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/all/

 

@Riggo-toni since you started the thread, I would strongly suggest you to update the title with signings and the OP to keep it up to date :P

You might as well add a list of the most notable FA throughout the NFL to watch ;)

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What a crop of free agents. I'm not sure how hard I'd try to retain any of 'em. Maybe Adrian Peterson? Cooper flashed as a guard for the game and a half he played. I think Josh Johnson earned a shot to compete for a back up role.

 

I really wanted Maurice Harris to emerge, but he's been given so many shots and hasn't. Every so often, we'll see a highlight catch from him, but it's just not enough. As for Marshall, he's too often injured and what's he done on the field when he gets there?  We should never have cut Bibbs who wasn't nearly as flashy, but produced and was dependable.

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Just now, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Why not AP? 

in a season where we are going to go 3-13 to 6-10, time to give every rookie the chance to shine

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You guys can't see me... but I'm waving good bye to the entire list.

 

I'd hear a case for AP as a mentor for Guice if he REALLY wanted to be around. But if he has some doubts, let him spread his wings and go get a Lombardi with New England splitting carries with Sony.

 

The next on the list I'd bring back is Michael Floyd. How depressing is it that he's second on the list of FAs to retain? Yikes.

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Jonathan Cooper is worth bringing back. He's a cheap depth signing and did well until his injury. I don't know if we are going to have a better option than HaHa at FS, but I would love it if we found one. 

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Gruden loves Crowder, but I'm hoping that one doesn't happen. Couple of the scrub OL will back. Personally I'd want AP back in the fold.

 

Elsewhere, Collins if the Giants let him loose. Doubtful.

 

ZaDarius Smith over Preston Smith perhaps. We will need edge.

 

Plus I like Luke Stocker, cheap vet TE, excellent blocker. 

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19 hours ago, skinfan2k said:

in a season where we are going to go 3-13 to 6-10, time to give every rookie the chance to shine

I look at it as, I would like to look at the rookies and see how well Guice can perform at the NFL level, but at the same time, I don't want to waste too much of the tread on those tires in a wasted season so letting AP take a bulk of the carries seems smart.

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Just saw on NFL.com that the Jets cut Spencer Long.  Not sure if I prefer Long over Cooper, but it's worth thinking about.

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8 minutes ago, dswerdlw said:

Just saw on NFL.com that the Jets cut Spencer Long.  Not sure if I prefer Long over Cooper, but it's worth thinking about.

 

Agree, Jets realised he wasn't worth over 6mil per year and his OC player got nailed. But there'd be worse options at LG. Would need a 50% drop in money though for me to consider it.

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33 minutes ago, dswerdlw said:

Just saw on NFL.com that the Jets cut Spencer Long.  Not sure if I prefer Long over Cooper, but it's worth thinking about.

 

I dont think we showed any interest in resigning him before he left via FA. I doubt the FO is going to be looking at him again unless we get him for vet min.

Also, not a FA, but we'd save $5M if we ditch Vernon Davis. I'd get rid of either him or Reed, or even both, and find some younger talent. Reed isn't worth his contract, and Davis underperformed last season.

 

For Davis, the cap hit would be $1.3M to save $5M

For Reed, the cap hit would be $3.6M to save $6M

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2 hours ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

 

Seems like we've held early talks with him. I'd hope to see him back.

What would you say is a good contract that is good for both Peterson and the Redskins? Does 2 years 5m with half guaranteed sound about right?. 

 

HTTR 

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Though I want them to do nothing this off season to tank.  If they have to make a move, how about this guy.   Big dude and 4.42 speed. 

 

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-top-10-free-agent-wide-receivers-in-2019

2. TYRELL WILLIAMS

Cast into a primary role in 2016, Los Angeles Chargers’ Tyrell Williams caught 69-of-111 targets for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns en route to a 75.6 overall grade. Yet, Keenan Allen’s return from injury and the addition for first-round Clemson product Mike Williams pushed Williams into the backseat in 2017 and 2018. Listed at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, the soon-to-be 27-year-old Williams should have ample suitors willing to bet on his potential in free agency. 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Mrshadow008 said:

Per Keim the skins are in negotiations with Scherff for an extension and to resign AP.

Good news on both players, especially Scherff. 

 

HTTR 

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The Jets let Spencer Long go.  He is only 27 he could play Guard for the Redskins.

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On 2/4/2019 at 6:59 AM, Burgold said:

What a crop of free agents. I'm not sure how hard I'd try to retain any of 'em. Maybe Adrian Peterson? Cooper flashed as a guard for the game and a half he played. I think Josh Johnson earned a shot to compete for a back up role.

 

I really wanted Maurice Harris to emerge, but he's been given so many shots and hasn't. Every so often, we'll see a highlight catch from him, but it's just not enough. As for Marshall, he's too often injured and what's he done on the field when he gets there?  We should never have cut Bibbs who wasn't nearly as flashy, but produced and was dependable.

definitely resign Cooper and AP...

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32 minutes ago, Stefanskins said:

definitely resign Cooper and AP...

I would resign Cooper and AP. I would also release Luvao and go after Spencer Long and Alford at corner whose getting released by the Falcons neither would count against comp picks 

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