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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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Welcome to the Redskins Terry Mclaurin WR Ohio State

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4 hours ago, Stadium-Armory said:

It looks like he's just jogging around out there uncovered, I can't figure it out. Maybe he's just so much faster that the optics are deceiving.  Whatever it is, dude is miles open, often.

 

Add: For example, when you watch Tyreek Hill, you can see his speed and suddenness with your eyes and it's obvious why he's open. Scary does't look like that, and yet.. open. Guy has some special sauce.

 

Trust me, he is MOVING.  What you want to focus on, is when the ball is in the air.  Don’t just look at him and the defender.  He has what I call, phenomenal ball tracking skills when the ball is in the air.  He speeds up and finds the ball when it drops very well, he has an extra gear.

 

Watch this route and, notice how the defender falls down as Terry gets ready to catch the ball.  He is getting completely out-run so fast that he falls down.  Around the 27 to 28 second mark, it’s speed.

 

 

 

 

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Randy Moss in his rookie season (probably the best rookie season of a wide receiver in NFL history)

 

69 receptions, 1313 yards, 17 TDs

 

Terry McLaurin's production extrapolated to a full 16 games season

 

74 receptions, 1306 yards, 16 TDs

 

And that in an absolute ****-show of an offense. Sure, it will be tough to keep that pace up. But his production so far is just insane for a rookie.

 

 

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I love the head fake look off on his TD, selling he was doing a slant/skinnypost, before cutting back to the corner of the end zone. 

 

What is that route called, anyways?

 

It seems like that route, and a simple head sell shouldn't be reserved to only elite players doing it, but here we are.

 

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14 hours ago, Stadium-Armory said:

It looks like he's just jogging around out there uncovered, I can't figure it out. Maybe he's just so much faster that the optics are deceiving.  Whatever it is, dude is miles open, often.

 

Add: For example, when you watch Tyreek Hill, you can see his speed and suddenness with your eyes and it's obvious why he's open. Scary does't look like that, and yet.. open. Guy has some special sauce.

 

His ability to sell a route is incredible. He does all the little things, much like how Jordan Reed was always open. Since Terry runs a very good 4.35 CBs cannot catch up to him, they're toast if they don't cover him perfectly. 

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With the routes he runs and the speed he has, he is going to be a TD machine.

 

Just needs an appropriate vessel to get him the football

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Right now McLaurin is the only WR on the team that is a concern to opposing defenses.  Nice to see a WR draft pick pan out after years of futility.  Kudos to the scouting team.  Hopefully going forward the Skins will have more than one productive WR.    

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2 hours ago, Burgundy Yoda said:

. Since Terry runs a very good 4.35 CBs cannot catch up to him, they're toast if they don't cover him perfectly. 

And even if they do cover him perfectly he uses his body and strength so well he positions himself for tough balls. Even is pretty darn good at jump 50/50 balls, even though thats probably his weakest aspect. 

 

I like players who are still pretty good at the weakest aspect of their game. Love watching him play. 

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Not the right thread for it, but watching that video above, looks like Hentges did some really good work blocking for AP (IMO).  

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19 hours ago, PlayAction said:

Right now McLaurin is the only WR on the team that is a concern to opposing defenses.  Nice to see a WR draft pick pan out after years of futility.  Kudos to the scouting team.  Hopefully going forward the Skins will have more than one productive WR.    

 

This is why his numbers will get worse. Teams will just shut him down soon, because he is the Skins only threat. 

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23 hours ago, RandyHolt said:

What is that route called, anyways? 

 

Don't know what their terminology is, but it looks like a modified corner route where they sell the slant against a blitz and then make the corner break much further infield.  In this instance it worked so well because the Dolphins didn't get pressure and four of them dropped into zones to defend the same real estate.  It left the corner on an island against McLaurin and he just couldn't run with him.

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1 hour ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

This is why his numbers will get worse. Teams will just shut him down soon, because he is the Skins only threat. 

 

Not sure I completely buy that.  His numbers may drop a little because of this though.  There are still ways to get him the ball.  Maybe we even elevate Sims to put more weapons on the field.  We struggled to get our best players the ball under Gruden.  Hopefully this regime is better, smarter.

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4 hours ago, skinny21 said:

Not the right thread for it, but watching that video above, looks like Hentges did some really good work blocking for AP (IMO).  

 

This is gratifying to hear, after reading some Colts fans go on about how they were pissed Ballard played roster games with their next Jack Doyle and got him stolen, I had unreasonably high hopes for his potential. 

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2 hours ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

This is gratifying to hear, after reading some Colts fans go on about how they were pissed Ballard played roster games with their next Jack Doyle and got him stolen, I had unreasonably high hopes for his potential. 

 

Colts owe us one anyway. Bout time someone in this FO learned for when they got played. 

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3 hours ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

This is gratifying to hear, after reading some Colts fans go on about how they were pissed Ballard played roster games with their next Jack Doyle and got him stolen, I had unreasonably high hopes for his potential. 

Yeah, that and our long term need for an all around TE is why I paid special attention to him.  Of course... it was Miami, so we’ll see.  

1 hour ago, Llevron said:

 

Colts owe us one anyway. Bout time someone in this FO learned for when they got played. 

Absolutely.  

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On 10/14/2019 at 1:19 PM, RandyHolt said:

 

 

What is that route called, anyways?

 

 


 

Circus route.

 

 

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