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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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36 minutes ago, Idaho fan said:

I agree.  I think it’s got to come down to the Redskins and Raiders.  Giants and lions don’t have nearly the number of storylines.   I just have a hunch the Skins will be the selection.  

 

I agree the Lions but the Giants are NY to start - such a huge market and I disagree about the number of story lines. Gettleman is providing them on an almost daily basis. We are a good choice too but would not count the Giants out. Raiders are 2020 when they move to Vegas. Talk about story lines ---  lol. 

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Bruce has been poking his head out in the media lately after a very strong draft and getting praise for it. They'd be smart to ride that wave and a roster full of young interesting talents and let the Hard Knocks buzz bump them a bit more. They need a popularity and more importantly likability bump if they want that new stadium, after all. 

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I’m all for this, I don’t see how any of you wouldn’t be entertained watching it. The browns one last year was awesome 

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Geez when is the hard knocks team

going to be announced? Isn’t this pretty late to go without knowing yet? 

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Giants are out. That leaves us, Raiders, & Lions...

 

I hope we get picked. I love Hard Knocks and it would be awesome to get that inside look at the team!

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Raiders are a better choice next year moving to Vegas, probably drafting a new QB, and there's no risk of Gruden going anywhere before then. 

 

There's nothing remotely interesting about the Lions. 

 

I think it might be us guys. 

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11 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

Raiders are a better choice next year moving to Vegas, probably drafting a new QB, and there's no risk of Gruden going anywhere before then. 

 

There's nothing remotely interesting about the Lions. 

 

I think it might be us guys. 

 

My hesitation on them doing it is they tend to be reluctant wanting something like this.  Heck the NFL Network had cameras in over 20 teams draft rooms in the last draft -- Redskins not among them.

 

But I think it's a perfect time for them to do it.  National NFL shows talk about this is a team with a lack of sizzle (pre Haskins pick) and interest.  They got declining ticket sales, TV ratings.  They couldn't even get a 4 pm game in this year's schedule.   And it's all happening at a time when they are trying to sell different DMV states that a new stadium would bring economic development.    So they need a PR jolt and some relevancy.  This would help.

 

 

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It’s definitely us or the Raiders. First year for AB in Oakland and Gruden coaching him would be pretty intriguing. Not to mention 3 first round picks and Oakland’s market is probably better than ours over the last few years and the last year in Oakland so the local fans would really show up 

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33 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

My hesitation on them doing it is they tend to be reluctant wanting something like this.  Heck the NFL Network had cameras in over 20 teams draft rooms in the last draft -- Redskins not among them.

 

But I think it's a perfect time for them to do it.  National NFL shows talk about this is a team with a lack of sizzle (pre Haskins pick) and interest.  They got declining ticket sales, TV ratings.  They couldn't even get a 4 pm game in this year's schedule.   And it's all happening at a time when they are trying to sell different DMV states that a new stadium would bring economic development.    So they need a PR jolt and some relevancy.  This would help.

 

 

 

They don't need to consent to it if the Raiders and Lions are less interested. Patricia is a Belichick guy, he doesn't want this at all. Jon Gruden...I don't think he'd care either way. But we can be forced to do Hard Knocks if no one else in the top 3 volunteers. 

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18 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

They don't need to consent to it if the Raiders and Lions are less interested. Patricia is a Belichick guy, he doesn't want this at all. Jon Gruden...I don't think he'd care either way. But we can be forced to do Hard Knocks if no one else in the top 3 volunteers. 

 

I know but from what's been said over the years they are reluctant to take a team that's reluctant. 

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23 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

They don't need to consent to it if the Raiders and Lions are less interested. Patricia is a Belichick guy, he doesn't want this at all. Jon Gruden...I don't think he'd care either way. But we can be forced to do Hard Knocks if no one else in the top 3 volunteers. 

 

From what little I understand, Jon Gruden would rather have 7oz of syrup pour out of his bellybutton every time he took a step with his left foot than be on hard knocks. 

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No. I'd say something stronger but I don't want to break the rules. No fan should ever want their team on Hard Knocks.

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9 minutes ago, Darc Requiem said:

No. I'd say something stronger but I don't want to break the rules. No fan should ever want their team on Hard Knocks.

 

Why do you say this?

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Never seen it.  I would finally tune in if it were the Skins.  Couldn't be worse than the final season of GoT.

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Are they still doing camp in the same place in Richmond, this year ?

Wasn't that a disaster last year ?

If I remember correclty, it seemed like it rained a lot, and there was not a good indoor facility to use, so we lost a lot of quality practice time.

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44 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

Are they still doing camp in the same place in Richmond, this year ?

Wasn't that a disaster last year ?

If I remember correclty, it seemed like it rained a lot, and there was not a good indoor facility to use, so we lost a lot of quality practice time.

 

It's in the same place this year.

 

I live in Richmond, I don't remember a lot of practices being cancelled because of the weather last Summer, though.

 

It did rain a lot here in Richmond last year. Second rainiest year on record. ☔

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42 minutes ago, SkinsGuy said:

 

 

I live in Richmond, I don't remember a lot of practices being cancelled because of the weather last Summer, though.

 

 

 

Go Tribe.

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I dont get why people care one way or the other if we get chosen for hard knocks. If we do, great, we’ll get to watch our favorite team on tv every Wednesday night for a month. If not, great too, the team will be able to focus on training camp without the HBO cameras around. Either way, why not just be happy???

 

oh yeah...it’s redskins fans. They’re going to complain about everything :P 

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I hope we are picked....it would be great to see the inner workings of our organization/coaches etc....We may come to like or dislike some of the key players even more.

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30 minutes ago, kingdaddy said:

I hope we are picked....it would be great to see the inner workings of our organization/coaches etc....We may come to like or dislike some of the key players even more.

 

Preview of the battle for left guard:

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1 hour ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

I dont get why people care one way or the other if we get chosen for hard knocks. If we do, great, we’ll get to watch our favorite team on tv every Wednesday night for a month. If not, great too, the team will be able to focus on training camp without the HBO cameras around. Either way, why not just be happy???

 

oh yeah...it’s redskins fans. They’re going to complain about everything :P 

 

A lot of people just want drama.

 

 

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4 hours ago, FireInHisBelly said:

 

Why do you say this?

 

Because I actually want the Redskins to do well. Let the Giants are some other team that I want to fall flat on their face do Hard Knocks.

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