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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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Some of us remember when Cleveland was the dumpster fire. 

 

I mean, it still is. Just a much smaller dumpster.

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The third point from Russell is nauseating to me.  So hopefully he's wrong.  That's not to pick on Tomlin its that trading high picks for any coach save a Belichick type is crazy IMO. 

 

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Hooper said:

Some of us remember when Cleveland was the dumpster fire. 

 

I mean, it still is. Just a much smaller dumpster.


Some of us remember when Jennifer Garner tried to play a cousin of ours in the movie draft day, what a time to be alive, I hope Trent is headed to Cleveland.

 

 

10 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

The third point from Russell is nauseating to me.  So hopefully he's wrong.  That's not to pick on Tomlin its that trading high picks for any coach save a Belichick type is crazy IMO. 

 

 

 


I saw several tweets you shared full of Trent will return hopium.

 

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48 minutes ago, a0tmike21 said:

So far they are saying Njoku, a first round pick, and another player.  I'm hoping Denzel Ward, we could get a CB, TE and then high first round pick... that's not terrible.


They wouldn’t give us Ward for Trent, our first, & a lap dance from Cali.

 

46 minutes ago, carex said:

I looked it up, isn't Njoku on IR too, I saw a wrist injury report


I hope our FO is competent enough to get Drew Forbes headed our way if a deal is completed.

 

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43 minutes ago, thesubmittedone said:

 

Elite LTs are ridiculously valuable, even older ones. The Tunsil trade should've affirmed this reality even though he's younger because he's not on Trent's level.


Malarkey. I was told, right here on the ES, that we’d be lucky to get a 3rd for Trent.

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I'm hearing Trent, Norman, the memory of Laron Landry's biceps and Gus Frerotte for Njoku, a first in 2042, Jim Brown's acting career and Tim Couch.

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So is Bruce in a pissing match with Williams or is he in talks to trade Williams? Or neither, and Williams will show up tomorrow to play the rest of the season for the Skins? lol...

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3 minutes ago, volsmet said:


They wouldn’t give us Ward for Trent, our first, & a lap dance from Cali.

 

 

Well...

 

 

 

its the joke Russell account but a good zinger IMO. 

Been awhile for him but he used to be a somewhat reliable insider type

 

 

 

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Take it for what's it worth, but I just spoke with a buddy of mine who's a Browns fan who has some insider connections.  Said he was told Dorsey and Bruce have spoken twice this week so far and the Browns are not interested in giving up a 1st unless a bigger deal is in play.  I assume that means the Browns would want picks in return or possibly another player plus whatever else they'd put up.  

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Reports: Browns Linked to bad idea, Trading for Trent Williams

 

There are reports that the Cleveland Browns are in talks to potentially trade for Trent Williams of the Washington Redskins. Williams has outright refused to play for the Redskins due to how he was treated for an issue by their medical staff, sitting idle this entire season.

 

There have been reports of at least the New England Patriots approaching this notion earlier in the year, which said the Patriots allegedly offered a first round pick for the stud offensive tackle. The Patriots denied the report and there has been no movement since.

 

The biggest question with this situation is whether or not Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is willing to move on from Williams or if he'd rather force him to sit out as a message to anyone else that plays for him that they can't force their way out from this organization.

 

In essence, that means that any potential trade partner is effectively bidding against themselves to meet a price high enough where Snyder is willing to go ahead and move Williams or hoping to catch Snyder at a point where he admits defeat and takes much less in return for him, opting to get something rather than nothing.

 

Hopeful fans are hoping for the latter, but Snyder has been stubborn since he bought the franchise and stuck by his guns to the bitter end on some terrible decisions in the past.

The problem from the Browns standpoint in addition to what they'd possibly have to give up to get Williams is what this means. It represents chasing a player in a desperate move due to poor planning headed into the season. It also likely means paying a premium to make a move that could've been made months ago.

 

Last, but certainly not least is the fact no one knows what type of shape Williams is in at this point. He hasn't been doing anything football related other than possibly staying fit in case of a trade. 

 

[...]It just doesn't make sense. And there are a number of reports that suggest there's no truth to this rumor.

 

And assuming the Redskins were contacted, this could've been just to see if Williams was even a possibility and if so, at what price. That would be harmless. In the event they do become serious, it adds a tinge of desperation to a season that doesn't require it, because this team has always been a year away this year. For a team with a short window trying to win right now, pushing for Trent Williams makes sense. The Patriots, for example, would make sense. The Browns simply don't.

 

 

https://www.si.com/nfl/browns/news/reports-cleveland-browns-linked-to-really-bad-idea-trading-for-trent-williams/

 

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The Browns are in Year 2 of their 4-5 year window with Mayfield on his rookie contract.  He's developing bad habits due to his terrible protection.  It makes a lot of sense to me.

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Just now, benskins26 said:

jsteelz is canon. This is BS. 

 

Unless he has a direct line to Bruce Allen, I'd take it with a grain of salt.  No one knew about the Smith trade until Bruce pulled the trigger.

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Just now, bakedtater1 said:

2020 2nd..2021 1st and obj for t Williams 


Okay so:

 

Myles Garrett

Denzel Ward

OBJ

and a 1st

 

for 

 

Trent and a conditional 7th rounder

 

Oh and Norman.

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