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

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1 hour ago, max21 said:

With Incognito going to Oakland I’m pretty sure they are the definite front runners, from what I’ve read it seems like pretty much every non redskins fan wants to see Oakland. Hard knocks would really help the Redskins brand I imagine 

 

I dunno, Incognito is a horrible person and a racist.  That might mean they don't pick the Raiders this year.  Plus I'm sure the NFL would rather the Raiders appear next year because of the move to Vegas.  

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6 minutes ago, Dont Taze Me Bro said:

 

I dunno, Incognito is a horrible person and a racist.  That might mean they don't pick the Raiders this year.  Plus I'm sure the NFL would rather the Raiders appear next year because of the move to Vegas.  

Yeah but he would draw tons of attention and I know I would want to watch it, it’s almost like they picked him up for hard knocks. That’s true and all but if they make the playoffs then they’re out of contention and the AB/Gruden era is still fresh and exciting for Raiders fans and the entire NFL. 

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What if the Raiders make the playoffs this year? There is no guarantee that Hard Knocks can just wait till next year to get the Vegas move.

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1 minute ago, dyst said:

What if the Raiders make the playoffs this year? There is no guarantee that Hard Knocks can just wait till next year to get the Vegas move.

If the standards are that the Raiders must not make the playoffs to be an option next year, then they're pretty much guaranteed to be an option next year. A cranky AB and Derek Carr thrown under the bus and/or off the team? Vontaze Burfict suspended indefinitely? They wouldn't even have to edit the videos, the show would write itself.

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I really doubt Incognito moved the needle in terms of Hard Knocks. If anything the focus would be IMO on Gruden, Carr, Ferrell, Antonio Brown and Hunter Renfrow

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A month on Dan's yacht this year, and a month in Vegas next.  That's what I'd do if I was involved in it, kinda like a working holiday.

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46 minutes ago, PartyPosse said:

I really doubt Incognito moved the needle in terms of Hard Knocks. If anything the focus would be IMO on Gruden, Carr, Ferrell, Antonio Brown and Hunter Renfrow

 

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22 minutes ago, volsmet said:

 

 

 

I doubt they focus on someone with concussion problems and a history of illegal hits. He's literally the opposite of what the NFL is trying to endorse.

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I’m sure the other coaches loved Gruden’s comment about him probably being gone if we don’t make the playoffs. That’s one way to motivate your staff 😂

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2 hours ago, PartyPosse said:

I doubt they focus on someone with concussion problems and a history of illegal hits. He's literally the opposite of what the NFL is trying to endorse.

 

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I'm waffling on my stance.

 

Yeah, Hard Knocks would be fun...but at the same time, knowing how things go for this franchise, I think there'd be a chance for an unmitigated disaster to happen.  And I'm not talking, like, your buddy who's a Cowboy fan calling you up and being like, "Daaaaaamn, ya'll look terrible!" I'm talking like...front page news that no one wants and that sports fans EVERYWHERE are discussing. 

 

I've got no basis for this, obviously Hard Knocks hasn't announced where they're going but...just knowing how things go with the Skins...I get that feeling.

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47 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

I'm waffling on my stance.

 

Yeah, Hard Knocks would be fun...but at the same time, knowing how things go for this franchise, I think there'd be a chance for an unmitigated disaster to happen.  And I'm not talking, like, your buddy who's a Cowboy fan calling you up and being like, "Daaaaaamn, ya'll look terrible!" I'm talking like...front page news that no one wants and that sports fans EVERYWHERE are discussing. 

 

I've got no basis for this, obviously Hard Knocks hasn't announced where they're going but...just knowing how things go with the Skins...I get that feeling.

I believe that the team on Hard Knocks has heavy influence on the editing and what is released, so I dont think anything bad would come out. NFL wouldnt want to put their own teams in a bad light.

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9 minutes ago, MisterPinstripe said:

I believe that the team on Hard Knocks has heavy influence on the editing and what is released, so I dont think anything bad would come out. NFL wouldnt want to put their own teams in a bad light.

 

I watched a Finlay TV show yesterday from camp where he had Keim on and talked about it.   Ditto this morning Paulsen talked about it.  Combining those narratives:

 

Keim doesn't think the Redskins get it.  He thinks the Raiders get it.

Finlay does think the Redskins get it -- but is less confident about it after checking on it during camp yesterday.  

Keim said of the people he talked to no one has heard from Hard Knocks

Paulsen said he understands a team has good editing control over episodes before they are put out.  He also said he listened to a podcast which had Jay's son on it where he said he believes the Raiders can opt out because they coached the senior bowl this year.   In other words, the league won't insist on the Raiders because of the senior bowl. 

 

I guess will see. 

 

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2 hours ago, MisterPinstripe said:

I believe that the team on Hard Knocks has heavy influence on the editing and what is released, so I dont think anything bad would come out. NFL wouldnt want to put their own teams in a bad light.

 

Right, they do.  But I'm saying a story happens on a National level that kinda overrides Hard Knocks.  Like remember how Ocho Cinco went out in Miami?  That was on Hard Knocks. 

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It'll be awesome.  I remember when there was some sideline game footage of Zorn and Jason Campbell and all the homers were like "Oh my goodness!  They call plays that sound like real football plays!". 😂

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You mean to tell me, they still have not announced the team ?

I'm convinced they're milking this as long as they possibly can, just to accumulate more exposure, to build up a bigger "fanbase" for the TV show.

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2 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

You mean to tell me, they still have not announced the team ?

I'm convinced they're milking this as long as they possibly can, just to accumulate more exposure, to build up a bigger "fanbase" for the TV show.

 

I dunno, I don't think holding out this long increases a fanbase.  Either people watch Hard Knocks or they don't.  Might be a spike in depending on who the team is but I think HK has their fans regardless of who the teams are.  

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From a football standpoint, our offseason depth chart battles seem much more interesting than the Raiders.  We have a QB battle, a WR battle, a LB battle, a CB battle, a safety battle, and rookie storylines at RB and d-line as well.

 

Who do the Raiders have?  A bunch of big name free agents whose spots on the roster are already guaranteed.  If it was a show about in-season play, the Raiders might have us beat, but Hard Knocks is about training camp and guys struggling to make the team.  I think we have the clear edge in that department.

 

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9 hours ago, AlvinWaltonIsMyBoy said:

It'll be awesome.  I remember when there was some sideline game footage of Zorn and Jason Campbell and all the homers were like "Oh my goodness!  They call plays that sound like real football plays!". 😂

 

I remember it as the "haters" saying that...the "homers", by definition, would have already believed Zorn and Campbell called plays that were real football plays lol...so they wouldn't have been surprised.

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