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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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!!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

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2 minutes ago, Leonard Washington said:

Penn and Flowers are playing pretty well.  Moses has always been mediocre but Sheriff has really regressed. 

Its because I wore 75's jersey..

1 minute ago, NewCliche21 said:

Joe Staley, LT of the 49ers, just broke his leg.  Shanahan is coach.

Trent heading west?

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10 minutes ago, Leonard Washington said:

Penn and Flowers are playing pretty well.  Moses has always been mediocre but Sheriff has really regressed. 

I suspect Scherff’s holding calls have something to do with Moses’ extreme decline. He’s playing like ****e. Put Christian in at RT and dump Moses. Please!

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3 minutes ago, MassSkinsFan said:

I suspect Scherff’s holding calls have something to do with Moses’ extreme decline. He’s playing like ****e. Put Christian in at RT and dump Moses. Please!

Perhaps but guys also are going through him and around him as well.

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2 minutes ago, Leonard Washington said:

Perhaps but guys also are going through him and around him as well.

I would have to watch all-22 to see that as network TV isn’t conducive to picking that up. I haven’t seen it and it worries me that this is what you saw. 

 

Why do you think that’s what you’re seeing?

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1 hour ago, UK SKINS FAN '74 said:

Trent needs to be traded this week. We're headed for 4-12 at best.

 

 

Yup. I don't think Bruce can drop the ego thing and just do what's best though...I bet he half hopes Trent will come back and contribute to a win streak that saves jobs, and half just wants to prove he's got the bigger dick

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2 hours ago, MassSkinsFan said:

I would have to watch all-22 to see that as network TV isn’t conducive to picking that up. I haven’t seen it and it worries me that this is what you saw. 

 

Why do you think that’s what you’re seeing?

 

cause one of the big stuffs by the Cowboy D was sliding right between Roulier and Scherff

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That's actually genius. John Elway is one of the only GM's in the league that Bruce could potentially take to the woodshed in a trade, if he wants Trent badly enough. 

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I agree with Paulson. They should have already moved Trent. Shoot, if we can just get back into the second round, it’s worth it. A 2nd rounder and a player, or a 2nd and a 4th? Yes please. 

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4 minutes ago, Anselmheifer said:

I agree with Paulson. They should have already moved Trent. Shoot, if we can just get back into the second round, it’s worth it. A 2nd rounder and a player, or a 2nd and a 4th? Yes please. 

 

Agreed. It wouldn't take a 1st for me if those offers aren't there. Hopefully they are. 

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3 minutes ago, HigSkin said:

 

 

Just caught this.  So we are going to war with Trent and won't trade him either.  And according to D. Hall don't be surprised if Trent doesn't hold out next season.

 

I love how they are playing this.  🙄

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4 hours ago, bakedtater1 said:

Its because I wore 75's jersey..

Trent heading west?

Nope, Allen is going to sit on him and next year the new GM (if we have on one) or Allen will trade him for substantially less than what we could have had this year (or possibly sit on him through another season if it is still Allen).

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4 hours ago, NewCliche21 said:

Joe Staley, LT of the 49ers, just broke his leg.  Shanahan is coach.

He's signed a fat 2 year deal so it wouldn't make sense to have another aging LT.

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Teams will get a little crazier with each passing week, in regards to making a playoff run. Trents value should continue to increase for certain situations. 

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I am rapidly moving towards the "trade Trent" side of the aisle.  Look, if Trent had grievances with the team but ultimately was still wanting to be here once things got worked out, then fine. It happens. It's business.

 

However, if Trent is hard-fast on not wanting to be here and his end game is being on a different team, then I don't see the point of going through all this trouble for a guy who will be gone in another season anyway.  

 

Of course I still have to quantify all this because I am still not 100% certain what Trent's true intentions are. 

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you know if Trent really wants to be traded then he'd be better off not coming back this year, because then he risks injury and any team trading for him also knows they're only getting a year rental while if he stays out they get him for two years

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46 minutes ago, nonniey said:

Nope, Allen is going to sit on him and next year the new GM (if we have on one) or Allen will trade him for substantially less than what we could have had this year (or possibly sit on him through another season if it is still Allen).

I still love scherff,dont want him traded..??

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43 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

I still love scherff,dont want him traded..??

 

I’d trade Scherff in 6 seconds if a first rounder was coming back. 

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