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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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Would you want HBO Hard Knocks to feature us this year?

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I am sure it would be useful if you want to laugh a lot.  I hope they pick the Raiders.  

Skins need to work hard and improve a lot.  No need for tv distractions.

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The “Hard Knocks” life would be good for the Redskins.

The team needs to excite its fan base. Washington wants to promote its rookie quarterback as a franchise saver. It seeks a chance to return to the national narrative. And, ticket sales could certainly use a boost.

The HBO series does all of that as essentially a weekly infomercial during the preseason. Feared as exposing “insider” secrets, the series merely showcases several hopefuls trying to make the team, the brutal business of releasing players, and the profanity too often found in locker rooms.

But a real look at playbooks or chalkboards that can cost the team a game? Not in the least. And that’s why president Bruce Allen shouldn’t fear the program, but embrace the marketing opportunity. This team badly needs feel-good narratives after rampant season ticket loss in recent years that left FedEx Field too often vulnerable to visiting fan takeovers.

Even coach Jay Gruden doesn’t fear “Hard Knocks,” though he has been pushing his brother Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders as the best bet for the show. Detroit, San Francisco, and the New York Giants are also eligible.

“If we’re forced to do it, then obviously we’ll have to make it work,” Jay Gruden said. “You know, it’s a process that can be distracting at times, but, really they do an excellent job as far as keeping out of your business. So, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. I think our guys would probably have fun with it at the end of the day.”

Oh, who doesn’t want to hear Redskins inside linebackers coach Rob Ryan barking at players? Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins learning plays in the classroom before trying them on the field? Seventh-rounder cornerback Jimmy Moreland showing he deserves to make the team?

It’s just storytelling, and not much more insightful than daily information on the internet. The Redskins should embrace the chance to show they’re just a bunch of guys trying to have fun, make money and win games.

https://thefandc.radio.com/hbo-s-hard-knocks-would-be-good-redskins-rick-snider

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1 hour ago, Skinsinparadise said:

The team needs to excite its fan base. Washington wants to promote its rookie quarterback as a franchise saver. It seeks a chance to return to the national narrative.

 

Ok, Rick. Answer one question: When have the Redskins been in the national spotlight and not come off looking like an inept, dysfunctional mess?

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I would love to see it. Hard Knocks is must watch tv regardless of who's on it. But the Redskins??  That would be awesome!!!   I want to see Snyder squirm when the cameras are around and on him. I want to hear that coward talk and be asked uncomfortable questions. I want to see Bruce Allen fumble and bumble all over himself so everyone can see how stupid he is.  But I also want to see Haskins win the job.  I want to see Guice win the job. I love that kid and he hasn't even played a game. I want to see Sweat. We have 3 guys right there that have the potential to be not only great players, but marketable players at impact positions.   That hasn't been the case around here in forever. I want to see Josh Norman, Rob Ryan. I want to see the drama of the wr position unfold. I want to see Holcolm win the job at ILB. I can keep going on but I really hope we are picked. Plenty of headlines coming for the 2019 camp. 

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Maybe all the TW drama moves the Redskins up in the pecking order for Hard Knocks.

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This team is basically Hard Knocks material every offseason by default.....and that ain't a good thing.   Actually, their Hard Knocks usually come during the regular season. 

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We're up against the huge NY market and Jon Gruden. As much as I'd love to see us on Hard Knocks, I just don't understand how we could be chosen over either of those teams. If they go with the Lions or Cards, I'll be extremely disappointed and would be really curious to know their reasoning.

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4 hours ago, CTskin said:

We're up against the huge NY market and Jon Gruden. As much as I'd love to see us on Hard Knocks, I just don't understand how we could be chosen over either of those teams. If they go with the Lions or Cards, I'll be extremely disappointed and would be really curious to know their reasoning.

The cardinals can’t be chosen since they have a new head coach. That disqualifies them from being picked 

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I used to be of the opinion that Hard Knocks would be a distraction to the coaches and players and I was against it.  But after the last 25 years under Dan Synder, what would Hard Knocks distract our team from?  Winning?  ROFL.  Bring on Hard Knocks, I want to see my team from behind the scenes.  

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1 minute ago, Rex Tomb said:

@Skinsinparadise I actually worry that it might add even more pressure to start Haskins at the start of the season.

 

Browns were featured and Mayfield didn't start.  Rams were featured and ironically not only didn't Goff start but Keenum did. 

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4 hours ago, Rex Tomb said:

@volsmetthat is way too high school 

 

But it’s close enough to an old Tampa Bay Bucs design that it may intrigue the men & women of TB north. Nobody loves Tampa like the Skins love Tampa.

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1 hour ago, volsmet said:

 

But it’s close enough to an old Tampa Bay Bucs design that it may intrigue the men & women of TB north. Nobody loves Tampa like the Skins love Tampa.

 

Tampa was the first thing I thought of when I saw that picture :ols:

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Well....if they don't tell us by this weekend, it will be the new record for the latest they've ever released the news. We'll see, I guess.  

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What could they possibly be waiting for to make the announcement on which team it is? Just make the dang announcement 😂 

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1 hour ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

What could they possibly be waiting for to make the announcement on which team it is? Just make the dang announcement 😂 

 

Agreed.  It's beyond me, and you'd have to think logistically by now they HAVE to know where they're heading.  There's a lot of work that goes into getting it all put together. 

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Sure, as it will likely be more entertaining than our on the field product. But they need to follow around Bruce....

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On 5/23/2019 at 6:31 PM, Skinsinparadise said:

Dolphins (2012): May 29

Bengals (2013): June 15

Falcons (2014): June 12

Texans (2015): May 27

Rams (2016): March 23

Bucs (2017): April 19

Browns (2018): May 17

 

Just wanted to quote this as we're now hitting the limits on when teams have been announced in the past. I'd also point out that the Bengals in 2013 were under the old system where teams had to volunteer. Starting with Atlanta in 2014, HBO could simply pick from the eligible teams. Not sure why it's so much later this year, maybe HBO/NFL are trying to convince some team to volunteer again?

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If it does happen, not only will I watch, I will dvr every episode.  I want the inside info on Haskins.

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