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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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Spurrier can get away with a comment like that due to Synder's reputation, which is deserved, however let's not pretend for one second that Spurrier had a good strategy for winning in the NFL.  He came into the league basically scoffing at the work other coaches were putting in to get their teams prepared and almost always got it handed to him against those same coaches.  

 

The guy was not cut out to be a winner in a league where he didn't always get the privilege of the top players coming to his team. 

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Steve Spurrier and Ben McAdoo should start a reality show. "Football: How I Flopped and It's Not My Fault". At least Jim Zorn had the good sense to keep his mouth shut when he coached the Polynesian Bowl. Yes, that's a thing.

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Spurrier in NFL terms was a joke and frankly he won more games than I thought he would.  The move by the owner to get him was the first to make me think-this franchise is in trouble.  I thought being right is meant to make you feel good.

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Spurrier's QB's - Shane Matthews , Patrick Ramsey, Danny Wuerffel, Gibran Hamden, Tim Hasselbeck.

 

It makes me cringe when I see that list.

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Wasn't it Spurrier the one who gave him the nickname Old ball coach?  How sad do you have to be to give yourself a nickname.  :lol:

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1 hour ago, RVAskins said:

Spurrier's QB's - Shane Matthews , Patrick Ramsey, Danny Wuerffel, Gibran Hamden, Tim Hasselbeck.

 

It makes me cringe when I see that list.

 

Gibran Hamden?    I don't recall that name at all.   Did he start a game for us?

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43 minutes ago, Chelsea_Phil said:

 

Gibran Hamden?    I don't recall that name at all.   Did he start a game for us?

 

Hamdan finally made his NFL debut on December 27 during the last two minutes of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles, achieving one first down while going 1-for-2 for seven yards

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On 2/11/2019 at 12:52 PM, RFK Lives said:

I wish I had been a reporter there for a follow up question:

 

"Ball Coach, you mention even winning with the Redskins.  In your opinion, do you think now that the other teams with competent coaches and pro experience will see the tape and see you are running the same old schtick that does not translate to the pros, it will likely be your one win of the season?"

Here they come.

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On 2/11/2019 at 12:00 PM, profusion said:

Spurrier was a joke from day one. It made me wonder how he was so successful at UF.

Coachin’em up baby. Coachin’em up.

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20 hours ago, RVAskins said:

 

Hamdan finally made his NFL debut on December 27 during the last two minutes of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles, achieving one first down while going 1-for-2 for seven yards

 

I didn't even remember he made the team

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On 2/11/2019 at 8:15 PM, Painkiller said:

 

If I remember correctly Spurrier’s blocking “schemes” with guys like Trung nearly ended the life of poor Patrick Ramsey.  There was one blind-side sack in particular...I believe against Carolina..when I was convinced Ramsey was not going to get up.  He did though...

 

Not to mention the fact that in an interview with Jon Jansen and he mentioned that The Ole ****head wouldn't listen to any advice from vet players and that he tried to tell him that he could not have Trung blocking Michael Strahan one on one and he just didn't care.  

 

Spurrier can screw off........forever.

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Just a symptom of the larger type of ****ery that goes on in Ashburn. 

 

Nothing has changed. Stooges will come in and out and the good ones will be let go. 

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On 2/12/2019 at 9:55 AM, BurgundyBooger said:

 

If the people calling all the shots are the source of the ineptitude of this organization, then how can you possibly place any blame on those lower on the pecking order and are just following the lead of their bosses? If Trent or Ryan were to condemn this team after they retire, are we honestly going to accuse them of skirting ownership for the issues plaguing this franchise?

Because ownership and management is a source of the problems...not the sole source.  The players play the games.  We have had a lot of good/great players here since Snyder became owner, and some embarrassing ones in their play and their character.  Guys like Spurrier should never open their mouth about anything Redskins.

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Did anyone but me see the clip live?   Honestly, it sounded more like he was griping about how tough it was to coach in the NFL... It wasn't a Dis on the Redskins... if anything, he as tooting his own horn, by saying how hard its been to win the first game here.  This comment is all about the ole ball coach, and not much about us.  So I wouldn't be upset if I were you.

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1 hour ago, Veretax said:

Did anyone but me see the clip live?   Honestly, it sounded more like he was griping about how tough it was to coach in the NFL... It wasn't a Dis on the Redskins... if anything, he as tooting his own horn, by saying how hard its been to win the first game here.  This comment is all about the ole ball coach, and not much about us.  So I wouldn't be upset if I were you.

 

It doesn't matter how Spurrier meant it, the same people crying media bias against ESPN, NFL Network, former players/coaches are going to make themselves believe this is another "axe to grind" situation.

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On 2/11/2019 at 9:30 AM, Smurf3 said:

After winning his opener as head coach of the Florida team in the new pro league, Steve Spurrier was told that he had never lost his first game as head coach of any team. Upon hearing that he said,...."i even did it with the Redskins and that's not easy to do. "

Snyderskins in a nutshell.

 

Certainly not easy when you’re a lazy arrogant gator coaching in a league beyond your abilities. 

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On 2/14/2019 at 9:12 AM, Painkiller said:

Because ownership and management is a source of the problems...not the sole source.  The players play the games.  We have had a lot of good/great players here since Snyder became owner, and some embarrassing ones in their play and their character.  Guys like Spurrier should never open their mouth about anything Redskins.

 

Then it's the job of the coaches and management to straighten out or cut those embarrassing players.

 

Ownership and management are THE source of the problem and blaming the final product on anything else is like blaming the Enron scandal on the interns.

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