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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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Welcome to the Redskins Terry Mclaurin WR Ohio State

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2 minutes ago, Rogue Jedi said:

 

I'm just saying in hypothetical theory, he'd be a beast on the Patriots. Not literally right now with their current roster.

 

I think he'd be a beast anywhere,but yeah I agree the Skins are where you come to die. 

 

That and get paid. 

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3 hours ago, Rogue Jedi said:

 

Pretty much. He's gonna waste all his good years here. If he was on a team like the Patriots, with his work ethic, attitude and ability he'd put up hall of fame numbers.

 

He probably can't wait till his rookie deal is over...

It's hard to argue with this cuz I know there is no future for the skins..but its comments like this that makes me wonder why people claim to be Redskins fans..the redskins were the Patriots at one time..probably would make it alot easier to convert to a Patriots fan?...if you claim to be a redskin fan why not at least enjoy individual players contribution to the team?..I hate how the skins are ran..have since 91 but I have certain players I get into and enjoy watching..which I guess makes up me being a skins fan..to each there own I understand..

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1 minute ago, bakedtater1 said:

It's hard to argue with this cuz I know there is no future for the skins..but its comments like this that makes me wonder why people claim to be Redskins fans..the redskins were the Patriots at one time..probably would make it alot easier to convert to a Patriots fan?...if you claim to be a redskin fan why not at least enjoy individual players contribution to the team?..I hate how the skins are ran..have since 91 but I have certain players I get into and enjoy watching..which I guess makes up me being a skins fan..to each there own I understand..

 

I was born in '88. I have no real recollection of the Super Bowl in '91. When I first really starting paying attention and becoming I fan I started with a heavy dose of Schuler and Gus Frerotte. And we know the rest of the story from that point on.

 

I love Terry. He is one of the few - if not only, bright spots on this team right now. I will definitely enjoy watching him and rooting for him while he's on the team. I will always be a Redskins fan. I would much rather be a fan of no team then root for a different team.


But if the next 4 years are anything like the last 20, I can certainly say that he will not be able to thrive here nor get the career he deserves.

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5 minutes ago, Rogue Jedi said:

 

I was born in '88. I have no real recollection of the Super Bowl in '91. When I first really starting paying attention and becoming I fan I started with a heavy dose of Schuler and Gus Frerotte. And we know the rest of the story from that point on.

 

I love Terry. He is one of the few - if not only, bright spots on this team right now. I will definitely enjoy watching him and rooting for him while he's on the team. I will always be a Redskins fan. I would much rather be a fan of no team then root for a different team.


But if the next 4 years are anything like the last 20, I can certainly say that he will not be able to thrive here nor get the career he deserves.

I can understand your frustration..you have great points too....theres no way theres hope..I get it, I'm right there with everyone else but let's just call me the..head of the taters take to positivity institute..haha lol..maybe...just maybe it might break...what brings me back year in year out is the positivity meter...

 

Ya have 0-100 on the positivity meter right...while at least.. 90% of skins fans positivity is in the right at %100 not positive area(rightfully so)I keep my positivity meter at 49-%52..so when bright spots hit(TerryMthegem)it keeps me positive enough to root for the team I have scince birth lol in 77..I mean in all realistic I remember watching the superbowl in 87 against denver... going to a bunch of Monday night games mainly against the Cowboys in 85 and 86 to a sports bar with my dad..so ya..jus my two cents lol

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9 hours ago, bakedtater1 said:

It's hard to argue with this cuz I know there is no future for the skins..but its comments like this that makes me wonder why people claim to be Redskins fans..the redskins were the Patriots at one time..probably would make it alot easier to convert to a Patriots fan?...if you claim to be a redskin fan why not at least enjoy individual players contribution to the team?..I hate how the skins are ran..have since 91 but I have certain players I get into and enjoy watching..which I guess makes up me being a skins fan..to each there own I understand..

 

That time was a generation ago. I was born in '88 too. No one gives a **** anymore about the glory days. They are long gone.

 

I used to enjoy the fleeting glimpses of hope this team offered, when I was a little kid/teenager. Then, as an adult, with a job, and a life, I routinely ask myself around this time of year why I waste part of my valuable weekend watching this trash team/organization.

 

The answer is that even now, a small part of me thinks that things will change, but I know I am a fool for thinking it, and as a result, I am just a willing accomplice.

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3 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

That time was a generation ago. I was born in '88 too. No one gives a **** anymore about the glory days. They are long gone.

 

I used to enjoy the fleeting glimpses of hope this team offered, when I was a little kid/teenager. Then, as an adult, with a job, and a life, I routinely ask myself around this time of year why I waste part of my valuable weekend watching this trash team/organization.

 

The answer is that even now, a small part of me thinks that things will change, but I know I am a fool for thinking it, and as a result, I am just a willing accomplice.

 

Things will change eventually. There will come a time, if football survives that long, where someone here will figure it out or we will hire someone that will. We may have to wait for Snyder to die, and if thats the case fine, you are 31 and he has to be in his late 50's meaning if you take care of yourself you will have the late years of your life to be the biggest fan ever. And it will be justified cause at that point it may have been 50 or 60 years since the Redskins will have been relevant. Just put your super fandom on sleep mode until they show themselves to be worth it. 

 

I went to a wedding/ vendor thing -- I dont even know what it was -- at 12-2 yesterday. 10 years ago I would have flipped my lid cause football. But right now I have those 4 hours to do what I have to, cause I already know the end results of the skins season doesnt have Superbowl attached cause there is no chance. Its very freeing if you know how to manage it. 

 

It will come around eventually. The cap and free agency work in our favor in that regard. All teams have their moments. The Eagles and the Patriots did it. We will too, eventually. We just may be dead before then lol

 

 

On topic, they must have called my man Scary Terry on the broadcast cause I got that text like 6 times yesterday. I have been calling him Terrible Terry but im fine with either. I still like "Back it up" Terry lmao 

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I'm with @Bakedtater1 for the most part. If you think there is no redemption and no hope find something better to do with your life. Don't let football be a joy-suck. Personally, I think that this year has almost no hope and I have felt that way since the decision to retain Jay, Manusky, and Bruce was made last year. That said, a few fireflies flicker in the dark. When we're up a part of me says, "Maybe?" but the fun of this year is watching the rooks shine. Seeing McClaurin, Holcomb, and others flash is enough to sustain me under this collapsed mine.

 

I would never tell anyone to stop being a fan. That's dumb. I might suggest you take a haitus from watching if that's what your sanity or happiness requires. After all, this is going to be a terrible, horrible, no-good, miserable, rotten, pathetic year.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dan T. said:

Haskins to McLaurin is a small future ray of sunshine to look forward to.

 

Yup and that's the only way I can enjoy this team presently. Just look for the small bits of progress for the long-term and our success .

Other than those small bright spots, I'm of the position that this team needs chemotherapy via piling up loss after loss to get rid of the cancer that is Bruce Allen and his "win now" mentality.

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I can't believe I almost bought him in Fantasy Football in my auction draft for $1 but took Jordan Reed instead.

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2 minutes ago, TryTheBeal! said:

He’s gonna shine on Monday Night.

 

Terry breaking the MNF curse?  hope so.  I heard today they haven't won at home on MNF since 2012.   That's crazy.  I do think they beat the Bears.    I think the Bears are overrated.  I watched their Sunday game against Denver and I found them unimpressive.

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I am pissed.

 

Raise your mouse aka click LIKE if you are pissed that you didn't draft him in your season long fantasy.

 

It wasn't that I didn't think he would be good.  I just thought our pass offense would be completely FEEBLE.

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, RandyHolt said:

I am pissed.

 

Raise your mouse aka click LIKE if you are pissed that you didn't draft him in your season long fantasy.

 

It wasn't that I didn't think he would be good.  I just thought our pass offense would be completely FEEBLE.

 

 

 

 

I took him in the last round as a flyer, still can’t bring myself to start him though as I don’t want to jinx anything 

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3 minutes ago, killer938 said:

I took him in the last round as a flyer, still can’t bring myself to start him though as I don’t want to jinx anything 

Smart move. I would be fearing the big jinx myself.  But fantasy folk I follow for advice sure seem to like him. Of course scoring in every game will do that.

 

One thing I try to incorporate.. due theory.  Starting a guy that scored 2 TDs in both the first 2 games, he seems a no brainer to start. Only, my DUE theory kicks. He is due for an off game, from the defense game planning heavily for him.

 

Hopefully he sneaks into the endzone a few times for us Monday night and becomes a safe FF start for the rest of his career.

 

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I am also wary because my wife is a Bears fan so the combination of him doing badly and the Skins losing is not something I want to deal with

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7 hours ago, RandyHolt said:

I am pissed.

 

Raise your mouse aka click LIKE if you are pissed that you didn't draft him in your season long fantasy.

 

It wasn't that I didn't think he would be good.  I just thought our pass offense would be completely FEEBLE.

 

 

 

 

I so badly wanted to buy him for $1 in my auction draft but instead spent that $1 on Jordan effing Reed. Soooo salty...

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It was already posted above but it's worthy of a repost.

 

Dare I say he has been our MVP through 2 games, right up there with Tress and Case.

 

 

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