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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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18 minutes ago, Anselmheifer said:

 

Im not sure that part matters a lot, other than being an advantage if our other CB’s are hurt. Dunbar, Norman and Moreau are all better outside. If Moreland is good in both spots, he still needs to play inside. 

 

I just want to know if he's been looking really good due to being on the outside (where he played at most of his college career) or if he's looked good playing at Nickel.  I'm happy either way, but I'd be ecstatic if he's played this well lining up strictly at Nickel CB, since I think that is where he'll make his mark in this league.  Also, it would be impressive if he was doing this as the Nickel CB, since that position is so tough to perform well in, since you don't have the sideline as an extra defender.

 

The fact that he's picked off passes to Cam Sims a couple times makes me think he's playing outside though.  

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3 minutes ago, HTTRDynasty said:

 

I just want to know if he's been looking really good due to being on the outside (where he played at most of his college career) or if he's looked good playing at Nickel.  I'm happy either way, but I'd be ecstatic if he's played this well lining up strictly at Nickel CB, since I think that is where he'll make his mark in this league.  Also, it would be impressive if he was doing this as the Nickel CB, since that position is so tough to perform well in, since you don't have the sideline as an extra defender.

 

The fact that he's picked off passes to Cam Sims a couple times makes me think he's playing outside though.  

 

Good observation about Sims, and you are right. 

 

Im sure we will see more of him on the inside in training camp. 

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I think he definitely makes the team. I was suprised by how bullish Chris Cooley was on Jimmy though in his podcast with Sheehan. He thinks not only does he make the team, but he's the starting nickel.

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I think James Madison is a lock to make the team.  But he likes to be called Jimmy.

 

I applied to go to Jimmy Moreland U but they said not until my grades turn the corner.

 

The thread title Jimmy Moreland CB Jimmy Madison keeps ****ing with me.

 

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With training camp on the horizon how cool would it be to see Jimmy emerge as the starting CB in the slot. Could we trust Dunny and Fab on the outside in this scenario?

 

Providing us the ability to cut Norman?

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30 minutes ago, SkinsFootball said:

With training camp on the horizon how cool would it be to see Jimmy emerge as the starting CB in the slot. Could we trust Dunny and Fab on the outside in this scenario?

 

Providing us the ability to cut Norman?

There's no point in cutting Norman at this point. Especially if you think this team needs to rely on it's defense this year. He may be a victim of not living up to inflated expectations due to his contract, but he's still easily our best outside CB and it's not close.

 

I'm pumped about our front-7 (despite the Foster injury). Excited about some of the young DB's. Excited about the Collins addition.

 

Can't imagine wanting to see all of that in action and then thinking..."damn I hope this means we can cut our top CB". 

 

People are irrational when it comes to Norman though. 

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Surprised this thread wasn’t bumped at all tonight.

 

This dude is for real and will most likely go into 2020 as our #1 corner.

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On 1/15/2019 at 6:02 PM, volsmet said:

A corner prospect to keep an eye on is Palm Beach Florida’s, Jimmy Moreland. Moreland was suspended from the team at one point, which will likely move him down, but he’s certainly an NFL talent. 

 

 

This guy gets it.

 

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On 6/11/2019 at 10:08 AM, Fresh8686 said:

I think he definitely makes the team. I was suprised by how bullish Chris Cooley was on Jimmy though in his podcast with Sheehan. He thinks not only does he make the team, but he's the starting nickel.

Cooley also said 3 years ago that we were going to get big news about the new stadium 3 years ago LOL

 

But seriously, now that we know he’s fa’sho making the team and can’t wear #25 I’m going to go out on a limb here and say he takes #27.  Just a hunch lolol

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11 hours ago, COWBOY-KILLA- said:

Jimmy played well. Working quickly to position himself as the 4th corner..

 

I actually want him to be third.  I don’t trust Fabian. 😐

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2 hours ago, Vanguard said:

 

I actually want him to be third.  I don’t trust Fabian. 😐

 

IDk I think Fabian has been ok since he arrived. Would like him to make more plays  for sure.  So I can see why the push for Jimmy to beat him out, I dont think it will happen though.  Jimmy just makes plays, gonna be hard to keep him out.

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On 8/9/2019 at 2:13 PM, Vanguard said:

 

I actually want him to be third.  I don’t trust Fabian. 😐

I posted a tweet a while ago that showed PFF rated Moreau 3rd best slot corner in the league. Apparently he’s way better than we give him credit for. 

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/PFF_Redskins/status/1141462216346132481?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1141462216346132481&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fes.redskins.com%2Findex.php%3Fapp%3Dcore%26module%3Dsystem%26controller%3Dembed%26url%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FPFF_Redskins%2Fstatus%2F1141462216346132481

 

And conversely, a rookie who we are all fawning over is getting more credit than he likely deserves. 

 

https://mobile.twitter.com/PFF_Redskins/status/1159985527904448513

 

 

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Got a photo with him at Training Camp yesterday.

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I get the feeling that right when we start getting frustrated with him giving up completions every week, he'll come up with an INT or FF.

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I was pleasantly surprised by how well he tackled last night. Better in run support than I thought he would be, Definitely plays hungry

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I will keep expectations in check expecting more bend don't break this year.  We will get our INTs on errant throws or batted balls like last night.  Yes I was expecting that to be Moreland not Montae last night.

 

When is the last time a ball hawk rookie had an INT count worthy of our drooling over the DB from draft day forward.  I am too lazy to compile a list but I know Rambo was one.

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9 hours ago, RandyHolt said:

 

When is the last time a ball hawk rookie had an INT count worthy of our drooling over the DB from draft day forward.  I am too lazy to compile a list but I know Rambo was one.

 

Chris "The Predator" Horton would like a word.... 

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On 8/9/2019 at 3:10 AM, -JB- said:

Cooley also said 3 years ago that we were going to get big news about the new stadium 3 years ago LOL

 

But seriously, now that we know he’s fa’sho making the team and can’t wear #25 I’m going to go out on a limb here and say he takes #27.  Just a hunch lolol

No way he gets 27. I know we don’t retire numbers and Haskins just used Joe’s but you can’t give out a Hall of Fame players number. Can you???

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27 minutes ago, HOF44 said:

No way he gets 27. I know we don’t retire numbers and Haskins just used Joe’s but you can’t give out a Hall of Fame players number. Can you???

Smoot wore #27.  So did Mark Carrier.  Who wore #27 that you speak of?  Ken Houston?  He was clearly way better than Smoot or Carrier that’s for sure LOL

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