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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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Finlay who has been the one optimist who thought they'd get Hard Knocks now doesn't think its happening citing the Redskins don't want it.  Jon references Jay here on Hard Knocks.

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, jamellm78 said:

It's official. It's the Raiders. Just saw it on NFL Network. 

 

Yep it’s official.

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Damnit, I was really hoping it was us. It would have been good for the fan base IMO

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11 minutes ago, max21 said:

Damnit, I was really hoping it was us. It would have been good for the fan base IMO

 

Agree.  I was just reading Athlon's NFL magazine about the upcoming season. It talked about this team having a steep decline in being any type of national draw-interest.  I've heard other national shows goof on the idea about the Redskins-Cowboys being a top NFL rivalry by saying more or less how are the Redskins relevant rivals with anyone since no one gives a crap about them nationally.  And the real rivals now in the NFC East are whenever the other 3 teams in the East play each other.

 

I never thought I'd care about something like that but for some reason it irks me some. Maybe that's because I live in South Florida which basically is a mix of fans from all over the country.  I wear my Redskins gear plenty but its rare for me to find someone else doing the same.  And I see people wear jerseys-shirts of some other teams like crazy.  

 

I get the idea of just win baby and become a relevant franchise again over time -- I just got my doubts its happening.  I admit this is one thing I didn't think would happen under Dan which is becoming irrelevant.  For his faults, Dan seem to be good at getting attention albeit not always the right kind.  But yeah I never thought this organization would be mentioned among the Titans as one of those type of teams that no one cares to watch unless you are a fan of the team.  Not that Hard Knocks would fix all of that.  But it would at least bring them back in conversation some.   Though them drafting Haskins had added some intrigue I notice nationally. 

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15 minutes ago, jamellm78 said:

It's official. It's the Raiders. Just saw it on NFL Network. 

Yeah. Honestly if it wasn’t going to be the redskins, the raiders were my next choice 

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9 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

It'll be us next year.

 

 

For it to be us, we'd have to have a non playoff season and Jay is retained.  It doesn't look like even Jay thinks those two things can go hand in hand.  But you never know.

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2 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

For it to be us, we'd have to have a non playoff season and Jay is retained.  It doesn't look like even Jay thinks those two things can go hand in hand.  But you never know.

 

Well, non playoffs is pretty much a given.  I mean, the East could be weak this year, but who knows.  As it stands, it looks like Philly and Dallas fighting it out with us and the Giants trying to stay out of last.  But who knows.

 

IIRC, we'd be like one of the longest running eligible teams NOT to have appeared on it.  We can't keep dodging that bullet for much longer no matter who the coach is.

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Count me as disappointed, had really hoped to see the Front Office under the spotlight...

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11 minutes ago, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

Bull****.......nobody gives a damn about the **** ass Raiders.

 

LMAO like anyone cares about the Redskins.  :ols:

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1 hour ago, max21 said:

Damnit, I was really hoping it was us. It would have been good for the fan base IMO

 

I hope we are never on anything reality TV like

 

Let us be the NFL's more forgetable team until we're  late playoff ready again

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Disappointing.   Originally hoped it wouldn’t be the skins but over time came to really want to see the skins on hard knocks 

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4 minutes ago, carex said:

 

I hope we are never on anything reality TV like

 

Let us be the NFL's more forgetable team until we're  late playoff ready again

 

Don't look now...

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Just now, carex said:

 

I hope we are never on anything reality TV like

 

Let us be the NFL's more forgetable team until we're  late playoff ready again

The fan base needs anything to get excited about, a behind the scenes look would have been really cool and sparked some interest. No idea why people are against it. I was at the final game last year at FedEx against the eagles and that was just terrible, I was honestly embarrassed. We need something 

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25 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

Well, non playoffs is pretty much a given.  I mean, the East could be weak this year, but who knows.  As it stands, it looks like Philly and Dallas fighting it out with us and the Giants trying to stay out of last.  But who knows.

 

IIRC, we'd be like one of the longest running eligible teams NOT to have appeared on it.  We can't keep dodging that bullet for much longer no matter who the coach is.

 

I don’t want to sound like a homer.  But I don’t think it’s a given that we won’t make the playoffs.  Maybe we get lucky as a wild card.

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24 minutes ago, carex said:

 

I hope we are never on anything reality TV like

 

Let us be the NFL's more forgetable team until we're  late playoff ready again

 

What does it matter at this point?  We have been the laughing stock and one of the worst teams in the NFL since Snyder bought the team.   This franchise is no longer respectable and hasn't been for decades. 

 

All of that has been undone over the past 25+ years.  Being on Hard Knocks could do no more harm or embarrassment than the front office, owner, coaching staff and some players have already managed to do.  Plus, with today's social media, leaks, etc. every teams dirty laundry gets put out there.  

 

 

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The redskins are a reality show every friggin year. We don’t need an HBO show for that.

 

but seriously, it seems like an odd choice only because with the Raiders moving I can’t see the fan base being overly enthusiastic about this.

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