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      ES Coverage Cowboys vs Redskins 2019
       
      9/15/19
       
      Do I look like I'm playing? I'm not playing. This is the Washington Redskins versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you are a fan of this game, and this one does not get you excited you might want to check your pulse.
       
      Hello my friends it is I, JimmiJo, back for another year of this wonderful thing we call Redskins Football. This makes season 14 for me. I am joined by The Spaceman Spiff who will hereafter be known as "The Spaceman Spiff." 
       
      Where's that dude that gets the big tattoos on his back? There's his next one.
       
      So how important is this game? I don't know. What is the different between 1-1 and 0-2? The difference between batting .500 and zippy?
       
      Throw in that this is their 2nd division game to start the year AND a home game and you have a critical match.
       
      And once again they contend with critical injuries to start the year. Last year it was  their rookie star running back. This year its their 2nd year star...well you get the rest.  Darrius Guice is gone and not coming back this year. I think this really hurts him moving forward. Not sure who will build a scheme around him given his first two seasons.
       
      So it is down to the veteran Adrian Peterson. I have no worries of ring rust for hum. None whatsoever. He knows what to do.
       
      Anyway, almost time. Please share your thoughts.
       
      Stand by...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 12 QB Colt McCoy
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 31 Fabian Moreau
      o   No. 64 C Ross Pierschbacher
      o   No. 67 G Wes Martin
      o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed
      o   No. 93 DT Jonathan Allen
       
      The Cowboys declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Tavon Austin
      o   No. 37 S Donovan Wilson
      o   No. 57 LB Luke Gifford
      o   No. 61 C Adam Redmond
      o   No. 69 G Brandon Knight
      o   No. 79 DT Trysten Hill
      o   No. 97 DE Taco Charlton
       
      Follow along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast 
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Head coach Jay Gruden said it is not time to press the panic button when asked if staff changes could occur on the defensive coaching staff. It may not be for him, but he might want to pay attention to the sounds coming from the owners suite at Redskins Park.
       
      For example the sound of shouting and heavy objects striking walls could portend an early offseason for someone.
       
      The Washington Redskins are now 0-2 to start the season. They are 0-2 in the division.
       
      If that is not panic-inducing, they face a Chicago Bears football team (themselves in need of a solid win) on Monday Night Football next. A series they do not typically do well on.
       
      In both games to open the campaign the winning teams had the game well in hand at the start of the fourth quarter, despite Washington taking leads in each of the games.
       
      Against Dallas, the team began well again; taking a 7-0 lead into the second quarter. This was not quite the 17-0 start they had in Philadelphia. Nor did it take until halftime for the Cowboys to adjust.
       
      It happened on Dallas’ fourth drive. Starting at their own 3-yard line at 9:44 in the 2nd period, the Cowboys employed a combination of runs up the middle and quick outs in the flats and sideline to advance the ball 97-yards in 7 plays and tie the game.
       
      Following a three-and-out by Washington, Dallas went 74-yards on 11-plays to take the 14-7 lead at halftime.
       
      The 3rd Quarter began with the Cowboys receiving the ball at their own 25. Nine plays  and 75-yards later they were leading 21-7.
       
      The Redskins made it interesting with their own 11-play, 70-yard drive to cut he lead to 7.
       
      But Dallas responded with a field goal. And would add another touchdown in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 17.
       
      Washington’s consolation score with just under 3-minutes remaining allowed rookie Terry McLaurin to add a touchdown to his debut season.
       
      The Redskins have developed a reputation for not responding well to adjustments. They had little answer for the adjustments Dallas made to their offense. Ditto the game in Philadelphia.
       
      In both, Washington had a lead to protect and could not.
       
      Coming into the season the defense was expected to the be the strength of the team. Yet in two games they have surrendered 910 yards (445 per game) and 63 points. Not exactly setting the world on fire.
       
      Statistically the Redskins defense are near the bottom in points allowed and yards surrendered.
       
      The coach wants to blame injuries. Not only the their excellent young nose tackle in Jonathan Allen, but also to the secondary which has already gone significant realignment to accommodate injuries to Quinton Dunbar and Fabian Moreau.
       
      Still, with the specter of a season going off the rails after only two games, the fans want someone to blame.
       
      Wont be the quarterback. Case Keenum has completed 68.2 percent of his passes. He has thrown 3 touchdowns against no interceptions.
      Ditto other skill positions. Adrian Peterson did not his best outing but the team abandoned the run early. The receivers are doling their own, with guys like McLaurin shining.
       
      And as bad as the collapse was last week and the home loss this, it feels too early to call for the head coach.
       
      That leaves those in charge of the defense. Specifically, Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky.
       
      Fan ire seems more and more to be falling on Manusky, if sentiment on twitter and sports radio means anything.
       
      But they don’t decide who stays and who leaves. That is the job of the head coach who so far, is backing his guy.
       
      But there is a higher authority at Redskins Park. Legend has it owner Daniel Snyder once put a gallon of vanilla ice cream outside a Redskins defensive coordinator’s door following a poor performance by the defense.  
       
      Given the start to this season, Manusky could be hearing the ice cream truck in his sleep. And that would be better than what many of the fans are wishing for him.
       
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--My thoughts on Dwayne Haskins after two full-team practices: He's not ready yet, but he's got a lot of potential. One thing that stands out is how much time it takes Haskins to fully read his receiving options as he scans the field. It's not the fluid moment you expect to see from an NFL quarterback.

But when he makes his decision, and when he lets it rip, he's had some really, really good throws. Making him the Week 1 starter would be a mistake, but he's going to be fun to keep an eye on in the preseason.

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20 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:
  • The throw of the day belonged to... Josh Woodrum.
 

 

 

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Just kidding, it belonged to Case Keenum.

 

 

 

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  • For the third straight session open to the media, Case Keenum put together the more complete performance of the passers. He's very vocal with his snap counts and in getting guys organized, perhaps growing more confident each day he's in this offense. In fact, at one point in a 7-on-7, he called out to Vernon Davis, had him shift to the other side of the ball, then rifled a pass to him. He wasn't perfect, and Dwayne Haskins had his usual few WHOA moments, but Keenum has been more consistent and, as of now, looks like the better option at starter. Yet here's a necessary reminder: It's still just June.
     
  • Cam Sims has been sticking out among the pass catchers so far this offseason, but Wednesday was Davis' day. The tight end had no problem finding open spaces when he was on the field.
     
  • As stated, Keenum had the more even effort, but as he tends to do, Haskins delivered the top highlight. No. 7 is working to adjust to the pressure he's facing and overthrew more than a few targets on Wednesday, but he was money in the two-minute drill that wrapped up the proceedings. First, he picked out Kelvin Harmon near the sideline and barely fit a 20-ish yard pass in to the rookie. Then, he finished the drive off with a wild touchdown to Terry McLaurin that looked like a Madden glitch. McLaurin was totally covered by a defensive back, but he reached around the cornerback and somehow got two hands on the ball for the score. It's almost like Haskins and McLaurin have some sort of special level of understanding with one another...........
  • https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/veteran-minicamp-notes-day-2-case-keenum-steadily-improving-dwayne-haskins-finishes-strong
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I am not discouraged about Haskins taking a long time to scan the field. I fully expect that. I am curious, how many guys were running patterns, did Jay ask him to take his time, and take it all in, etc.  Has anyone found out the play calls he is learning, are they all foreign concepts to him, or are we running the same route trees as OSU.... what about terminology..... these are the FIRST hurdles a young QBs can face....  if anyone has seen anything about what he is learning WRT what he already knew, please share!

 

Thinking out loud / spitballing thoughts...... Trent one foot out the door is really making tanking looking more enticing to me. At first thought, Trent out made me hesitant to play Haskins early as I had preferred. But getting him into lots of games affords us to grade his progress, proper. If he is not good enough to play at all in a virtual tank year sans Trent, maybe we would be wise to consider taking another QB exactly like Arizona did.  Wildcard, Trent gone coupled with poor Jay yesterday not in the know at the presser, saying its financial/wants him back... I think we are looking at a new coach next year.  Things won't necessarily be a cakewalk for Dwayne next year, unless KOC becomes our next coach.   Arizona got a new coach, and QB. It's not unheard of.

 

I saw Rosen is struggling early on in Miami. I would be willing to bet he is learning an entirely new playbook.  Struggles for a young QB is not always about playing too soon. It is also what they are forced to digest in that short time.  The carousel of playbooks starts for yet another top rated QB... I think Dwayne may not be far behind.

 

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Listened to Sheehan's podcast.  He had three different reporters on.  All three didn't think Haskins starts game 1.  They think Dan is wary of repeating past mistakes and will be hands off on his development -- though Keim wondered if that would hold if they get off to a poor start to the season with Keenum at the helm.

 

Phillips said that their plays in practice seem more inventive than in previous camps.  And they have Keenum more so than Haskins running the more inventive stuff.  He refused to elaborate as to what he means by that because he said the team would be upset if he gives away details like that.

 

 

 

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Very happy to hear that Keenum is standing out as the clear cut #1. I've been fully on board with redshirting Haskins and now, given the recent TW news, I definitely don't want to throw this kid to the wolves. Weak WR corp + average-at-best OL (assuming TW sits or is shipped) = less than ideal rookie QB situation. I never liked the thought of trading for Rosen, but he was dealt this exact situation last year and it was ****ing ugly. Let Haskins sponge up his rookie year then next offseason we'll sure up some of our offensive weaknesses and give him an honest look. 

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None of this is really surprising and sort of confirms what many people guessed would be issues for Haskins before and after we drafted him. He hasn't had to face much pressure before and has reportedly been struggling with it quite a bit. He was also a 1 year starter so with moving straight to the NFL level after that limited experience it also isn't surprising that he's reportedly sometimes slow going through his reads after his first. He's also had plenty of "wow" moments apparently, which goes along with the kind of arm talent he has.

 

At this point I'd be very surprised if Haskins won the starting job. I think it will be Keenum this year. What would be interesting is if Keenum really stinks the joint up, what will Gruden do? Say "**** it" and throw Haskins out there, or give McCoy a shot if he's healthy? I suppose it will depend on how Haskins has improved at that point. 

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Reminds me of last year with the Browns, when Tyrod looked much better than Mayfield during the offseason program.

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There was zero chance Haskins was going to look better than Keenum here. 

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Love to hear that their implementing pick plays and rub routes or whatever. Colts killed us with that last year.

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Training camp needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  Having said that judging by all these tweets over camp -- we should be buying our Moreland, Sweat, Sims and McLaurin jerseys now. 😀  And the NY fans-media ill feelings about Eric Flowers' play might be warranted. 

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47 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Oh noooooo!!! Haskins is a bust!!! 😭😭😭😭😭 cut his sorry *** now!!! 😂😂😂

I tried telling ya'll we should have gone with that quarterback from Duke

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22 minutes ago, Fresh8686 said:

Love to hear that their implementing pick plays and rub routes or whatever. Colts killed us with that last year.

 

Glory halla...breadlouyah... its long overdue we started doing all the dirty effective things other teams have been doing for a decade.  The key to a good pick play, let your smaller players set the pick, as they look like innocent victims. I won't hold my breath for hurry up again this year.

 

Skipping passes.... someones been studying Donovan McNubb too much.

 

It will be interesting to see if Rosen is damaged goods. Even if he is, we won't know the cause - likely a multitude of reasons. He wasn't good enough, playbook was horrible for him, no supporting cast, too many playbooks at age X... it seems the default answer is always... he played too soon.

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Haskins requires more creative drills, like volunteering to spend the summer in a Venezuelan prison, that may prepare him for life behind Catalina. 

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Hey.... that Catalina has 5x the horsepower last years model did.  I think he is the only T in camp that has slowed Sweat.

 

And he has dropped down to 315 pounds.

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21 minutes ago, volsmet said:

Haskins requires more creative drills, like volunteering to spend the summer in a Venezuelan prison, that may prepare him for life behind Catalina. 

 

Who would you start today at LT, Catalina, Christian, Flowers, Wallace, Parris, the Ghost of Trent, or.... ok lets throw in Scherff, oh and Hance to the face.

 

I think I go Catalina every day till Sunday, or whatever that stoopid non football expression is.

 

https://www.redskins.com/team/players-roster/

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2 minutes ago, RandyHolt said:

 

Who would you start today at LT, Catalina, Christian, Flowers, Wallace, Parris, the Ghost of Trent, or.... ok lets throw in Scherff.

 

I think I go Catalina every day till Sunday, or whatever that stoopid non football expression is.

 

Chip Em

 

I wouldn’t be in this position because Trent would have been gone a year ago & I’d have Ty, but as we sit deeply entrenched in incompetence, I’d start ... Case Keenum & send letters of apology to his family for what they’re about to witness. 

 

More seriously, I suppose, I’d certainly pick up Desmond Harrison & see if we can get anything out of that raw talent, but I haven’t seen enough of the others to make a determination... I’d probably just ask our DEs who they’d start. Typically the best scout is the opposition, I’d not make it particularly complicated. 

 

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