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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 Jimmy Moreland CB James Madison

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Welcome to the Redskins Jimmy!

 

Jimmy Moreland

CB

James Madison

 

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Jimmy Moreland Draft Profile

 

Height 5' 10"
Weight 179 lbs
Arms 29 5/8”
Hands 9”
 
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Overview

Undersized outside corner by trade who will move inside due to a lack of desired NFL size. Moreland is a ball-hawking playmaker who saw six of his 18 career interceptions turn into touchdowns. He's tenacious and physical from press with the fluidity and speed to hold up in trail technique but his off-man coverage needs work. He's thin and needs more functional mass and strength to play the NFL game, but his ball skills and toughness give him a shot at eventually finding NFL playing time as a press-happy nickel.

 

Strengths

  • Fast with consistent history as playmaker
  • Has 18 career interceptions including six for touchdowns
  • Turned in explosive 39-inch vertical leap at pro day
  • True annoyance in coverage
  • In-your-face press with accurate initial jam
  • Adequate footwork and twitch to dog routes from trail
  • Uses physicality and well-timed reaches into passing lane to disrupt
  • Trusts his eyes
  • Comes off his man to overlap in coverage
  • Rare talent as kick blocker with six total during career

 

 

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I guess we now have two D players from JMU now who won the National championship in 2016 and runner up in 2017.

 

ANDREW ANKRAH

2017 as a Redshirt Senior: Started all 15 games at defensive line… Team Captain... FCS ADA Defensive Player of the Year... Finished third in voting for STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award… Consensus FCS First Team All-American… FCS ADA All-American, becoming JMU's second player ever to make this team... Associated Press FCS First Team All-American... STATS FCS First Team All-American... AFCA FCS First Team All-American... HERO Sports FCS First Team All-American... CAA Defensive Player of the Year... Touchdown Club of Richmond Division I Defensive Lineman of the Year... First Team All-CAA Defensive Lineman... VaSID First Team All-State... Charles Haley Defensive MVP... Had 59 total tackles (32 solo), to go with 15.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a defensive touchdown, one pass breakup and four quarterback hurries… Ranked second in the CAA in tackles for loss and tied for fourth in sacks… Had 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against Villanova (Oct. 14) and at Rhode Island (Nov. 4)… Recovered a fumble for his first career touchdown at Delaware (Sept. 30)… Had a full sack in seven games… Also had 2.0 tackles for loss against Norfolk State (Sept. 16) and at Delaware… Had at least 1.0 TFL in nine outings… Three or more tackles in 12 games… STATS FCS Second Team Preseason All-American... Preseason All-CAA selection.

 

 

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On 4/27/2019 at 6:44 PM, Playaction2Sanders said:

Reminds me more of Merton Hanks without the head bob celebration.

 

That celebration was dubbed the “hanky panky” by Merton.

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59 minutes ago, kingdaddy said:

Jimmy loooooves interceptions. Jimmy had 18 at JMU.

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1 hour ago, Koolblue13 said:

Makes me think of arsenio hall in major league for some reason 

 

I presume you meant Wesley Snipes.

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I like the Jimmy Moreland pick. I saw several mocks that had him going as early as the fourth round.  Daniel Jeremiah is high on Moreland and thinks he could be moved to safety, even though he's on the small side.  The kid has mad ball skills.  If Jeremiah is correct and if we see Moreland as a potential free safety, then I'm very very happy.  With the addition of Collins, Sweat, and R. Foster, we are a solid free safety short of a terrific defense.

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Looking forward to following his progress through the offseason & preseason to monitor his shot of getting some playing time

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Posted (edited)

Stroman's main criticism at first, was for being undersized and this guy is even smaller than Stroman in several areas.

Questions is, can his 18 INT's translate into a much bigger man's league ?

 

Greg Stroman

Height 5' 11"

Weight 182 lbs

Arms 29 7/8"

 

Jimmy Moreland

Height 5' 10"

Weight 179 lbs

Arms 29 5/8”

 

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Posted (edited)

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001029102/article/nfc-east-draft-grades-redskins-eagles-shine-giants-confound

 

 

BIGGEST SLEEPER: Jimmy Moreland, CB, James Madison
Washington Redskins, Round 7, No. 227 overall

Thought about putting Bryce Love in this space. The fourth-round pick showcased rare explosiveness before tearing his ACL last December and could eventually serve as the perfect complement to bruising Redskins RB Derrius Guice. But can a former Heisman runner-up be deemed a sleeper? Not in this file! An undersized cornerback from the FCS, on the other hand? Yeah, that'll do. Moreland's slight stature might force him to move inside at the NFL level, but who cares: Nickel corner is essentially a starting position in 2019. Moreland turned heads at the East-West Shrine Game, earning a late invitation to the Senior Bowl, where he more than held his own. (Deebo Samuel, who ended up going early in the second round, said Moreland was the best cornerback he faced in Mobile.) The JMU product has a nose for the football and a mouth for the pros. Asked how he ended up with 18 interceptions (including five pick-sixes) during his college career, Moreland didn't stutter: "I'm a dog." Indeed. Roll that beautiful ballhawking footage!

 

 

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On 5/11/2019 at 5:36 PM, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 


I love Moreland as our slot CB of the future. He has the physical talent, and his size wouldn't be as much of an issue there. He is a dog in coverage, and a ball hawk, and we need more of those in the secondary. 

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