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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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Originally posted by TLusby

Why don't some of you whinners go put the capital together and buy the team, or better yet; go get Rankin Smith's family (former Falcon Owners) to buy the team. They always tried to bring Atlanta a winner. Quit bad mouthing an owner who has more heart, passion, and desire than all you!

You're right. As fans of the team, we should just kneel, open our mouths, and take in whatever Snyder wants to feed us. Because he's rich enough to own the team, which makes him your idol.

Right?

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Originally posted by TLusby

Why don't some of you whinners go put the capital together and buy the team, or better yet; go get Rankin Smith's family (former Falcon Owners) to buy the team. They always tried to bring Atlanta a winner. Quit bad mouthing an owner who has more heart, passion, and desire than all you!

I'd never question his heart, passion, and desire. Just his know how.

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Originally posted by TLusby

Why don't some of you whinners go put the capital together and buy the team, or better yet; go get Rankin Smith's family (former Falcon Owners) to buy the team. They always tried to bring Atlanta a winner. Quit bad mouthing an owner who has more heart, passion, and desire than all you!

If you're not whining after this afternoon's "game", somethings wrong

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Originally posted by Equality

Tlusby :stfu:

Snyder only cares about making money.

What Equality said. Danny may own the team and we can't do anything about that. However, I'll howl until the cows come home as long as he continues to run our team into the ground with his Jerry Jones impersonation.

"A man's gotta know his limitations" Jerry figured this out last offseason. When is Danny gonna figure it out ?

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Snyder is nothing more than a billionaire jock-sniffer. Breathe deep, Danny-boy!

Sure, Snyder may want to win. That doesn't mean a damn thing. He doesn't know what he's doing. I want to fly commercial ailrliners, but I don't know how. Do you want me to pilot your next flight to Orlando? Well, then why do you want Daniel making all the important decisions for this team?

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Dan Snyder paid 800 million dollars for this team and he can do whatever he wants.

I as a fan can retaliate by not spending my money on any merchandise the rest of the year. (because we all know next year when training camp comes around and we are singing the praises of the next big thing in DC, our wallets will be open and the cash will be flowin.)

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Every coaching hire is a gamble, especially when you bring one in that hasn't coached in the NFL..

fact is, 31 teams in the NFL don't get it done every single season.

All Snyder can do is give the coach he chose the players the coach wants. After that it's on the coach. I still believe our last offseason was a good one, and the players gained during it are worth it. Fact is our defense stinks out loud and the main reason it stinks is because our DL gets pushed around and can't ever get pressure. I don't care WHO you are,, you don't press the QB and ANY NFL QB can light you up. No pressure = no defense.

Can't fix all the personel problems in one offseason, and the DL suffered from neglect.

I think Snyder has things yet to learn, sure. But to blame HIM for how bad that team PLAYS when it's on the field is ludicrous. I'm with Navy Dave,, quit snivelling.

~Bang

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Being a redskins fan since I could say wedskins, I have never given any thought to not being a fan untill the arrival of Dan Snyder. Year after year I keep the faith that our team will turn things around, only to be disappointed year after year. I'm not a fair wheather fan, just very disappointed in the Dan Snyder system. You can't buy the heart and guts it takes to come togeather as a team and win Danny Boy.

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