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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 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

No doubt it's just about all money.   The MMQ article I referred to was illuminating to me because it made me think like an agent.    And from the agent's perspective when they have a premier or in demand player the ideal end goal is FA because you are just about guaranteed to get at least market price or more likely even more than that -- so it brought home to me that if anything low ball offers from the team can be a godsend (outside of a lucrative offer) because it likely helps accomplish two things (or least that's the point i took from that article).

 

Do you feel this an issue with Bruce and Dan— Not paying their top players? They’re pretty aggressive when targeting perceived top tier free agent as well. 

 

I hear ya on the point though, but don’t think it applies to the Skins. Even the more frugal Skins of the last 5 years pays their top guys market value. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, goskins10 said:

 

There is big difference between being a hard negotiator and being untrustworthy. From what we have heard Bruce will tell agents and players one thing but then do something else, not negotiating in good faith. 

 

Again, you can be a hard negotiator without being dishonest. So no, I do not see this as a good thing at all. 

 

Do you really feel this is an issue or that it has or will make an impact on signing future players? I own being on side of defending the FO, but it doesn’t seem signing players is an issue for Skins. 

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8 hours ago, wit33 said:

 

Do you really feel this is an issue or that it has or will make an impact on signing future players? I own being on side of defending the FO, but it doesn’t seem signing players is an issue for Skins. 

 

We do not know what we do not know. Do I have any tangible proof we have lost out on FAs because Bruce is a POS? No. I do not know the guys personally or have any first hand knowledge. Having said that it would pretty naive to think that with his reputation, there has been zero affect. Also, there is the Jay factor - players may come here knowing Bruce is a POS but with the idea they are playing for Jay. So once the money is done that's all they need to deal with Bruce.

 

But on the flip side you cannot say for a certainly that the team has never lost out on a player due to Bruce being an ass. Saying it appears we have no problem signing FAs - just because they do sign some players does not mean there are no issues. 

 

But let's get back to the question I was answering. The question was "Isn't it a GOOD thing" if Bruce is considered to be a liar and completely unprepared by a majority of agents (which BTW I am not a fan of Agents. I am sure there is a flip side argument to be had that some are also dishonest. This is not a defense of them. But they have a job to do. )? My response was and is and emphatic NO! How negative an effect does it have? I have no idea. But I can see no way that it's a positive that the GM of the Redskins is considered among the worst pieces of garbage GMs in the NFL. That he is considered by most that have to deal with him to be dishonest and unprepared to the point of being insulting to both the players and agents. 

 

Now is he that way with every agent/player? I do not think that is true either. But to the question asked, it certainly cannot be a good thing that he apparently treats the majority of agents like garbage. 

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15 hours ago, JoggingGod said:

The franchise tag period ends July 15, genius

I think you missed my point. By using 'Cousins' I wanted to remind of the issues associated with negotiating an extension while using the franchise tag as leverage. That didn't work out too well for us. 

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16 hours ago, JoggingGod said:

The franchise tag period ends July 15, genius

 

I believe @Unbias was making the point that we have been down this road before where a player we should be trying a bit harder to keep is being given low ball offers (if reports are to be believed) only to see the team be willing to go the franchise tag route. Not saying that's what is happening here for sure as we do not know. But while it may be a different movie in the end, the trailer looks much the same. 

 

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I just read that 6 Redskins players skipped the off-season workouts and had their 2019 salaries reduced by:
Josh Norman: $200k
Landon Collins: $175k
Trent Williams: $150k
Paul Richardson: $150k
Quinton Dunbar: $100k
Vernon Davis: $50k
 

 

Do you think we can use this money and give it to Trent to make him want to come back?

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If we were not afraid to go after Reuben Foster mid season, we should go get OT Desmond Harrison. We wanted him a month ago, and he is a free man. For now.  Assault charge assault smarge.

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They should sign Scherff ASAP, this fiddling around w/ one of the leagues top G’s is an unnecessary risk imo. He’s a lunch pail guy that deserves his $. You can’t mess with peoples $. No hardline needed, sign the dude.

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2 minutes ago, COWBOY-KILLA- said:

They should sign Scherff ASAP, this fiddling around w/ one of the leagues top G’s is an unnecessary risk imo. He’s a lunch pail guy that deserves his $. You can’t mess with peoples $. No hardline needed, sign the dude.

I couldn't agree more.  We need to lock him up.  If we wait a year it will only get more expenseive and we risk losing him.

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https://nfltraderumors.co/cardinals-sign-supplemental-s-jalen-thompson-cut-ot-desmond-harrison/

 

Cardinals just cut Desmond Harrison. We were the only other team to put in a waiver claim for him a few weeks ago. I assume he'll be on our roster by Thursday or Friday. Starting Tackle for the Browns last year at Left Tackle.

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If they do that, does that mean we will move on from Trent?  Or is this more of a "We don't trust Flowers" move?

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54 minutes ago, RandyHolt said:

If we were not afraid to go after Reuben Foster mid season, we should go get OT Desmond Harrison. We wanted him a month ago, and he is a free man. For now.  Assault charge assault smarge.

Harrison is trash. No thank you.

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With Williams and Sherff both seem to be hurt alot.I believe both are top 5 at their positions when they are actually on the field in Williams case the best.To me if we plan on letting Haskins sit this year lets on load both of them for draft picks and clear up a ton of cap space.Does anyone believe we could land 2 1st if we unload both of these guys?With cap space and draft picks we would be able to seriously reload the offense next year.

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45 minutes ago, COWBOY-KILLA- said:

They should sign Scherff ASAP, this fiddling around w/ one of the leagues top G’s is an unnecessary risk imo. He’s a lunch pail guy that deserves his $. You can’t mess with peoples $. No hardline needed, sign the dude.

 

Haven't you heard? Scherff wants too much money for a Guard. Building an offensive line is apparently a poor team building strategy.

 

We should let Trent and Scherff walk.

 

Probably need a safety or another WR.

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1 hour ago, JoggingGod said:

Harrison is trash. No thank you.

 

I don't know the player, and when Bruce wanted him a month ago, few seemed to complain.  Does Harrison excel at Zone or Man, and how was he used when you came to your grade?

 

Flowers at tackle is trash apparently, but so was Scherff.  Harrison may fit in somehow.  I think Geron is still slowed by his injury last year. If talks with Brandon aren't going well I doubt they are with Trent. We need help at tackle and until a better free agent comes along... Harrison is out there.

 

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27 minutes ago, RandyHolt said:

 

I don't know the player, and when Bruce wanted him a month ago, few seemed to complain.  Does Harrison excel at Zone or Man, and how was he used when you came to your grade?

 

Flowers at tackle is trash apparently, but so was Scherff.  Harrison may fit in somehow.  I think Geron is still slowed by his injury last year. If talks with Brandon aren't going well I doubt they are with Trent. We need help at tackle and until a better free agent comes along... Harrison is out there.

 

Harrison got benched as soon as Hue Jackson was canned. Maybe Harrison is an okay tackle, maybe he's a tackle that was so bad he had to be benched halfway through the season. Tacking that on to a strangulation charge, I can't say I'd be very happy with signing him.

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30 minutes ago, RandyHolt said:

 

I don't know the player, and when Bruce wanted him a month ago, few seemed to complain.  Does Harrison excel at Zone or Man, and how was he used when you came to your grade?

 

Flowers at tackle is trash apparently, but so was Scherff.  Harrison may fit in somehow.  I think Geron is still slowed by his injury last year. If talks with Brandon aren't going well I doubt they are with Trent. We need help at tackle and until a better free agent comes along... Harrison is out there.

 

 

He had not been charged with strangulation back then. I honestly did not read up much on him until just now. The guy is a problem waiting to happen. He was booted off TX, benched as soon as Hue Jackson was fired and based on reports has shown a lack of professionalism and no personal discipline. We do not need any player that bad. 

 

 

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Just start Geron and trade Trent if he absolutely refuses to sign. But Harrison is not a proper band aid.

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25 minutes ago, goskins10 said:

 

He had not been charged with strangulation back then. I honestly did not read up much on him until just now. The guy is a problem waiting to happen.

 

 

Agreed.  We get called for enough holding penalties

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9 minutes ago, hatchetwound said:

Agreed.  We get called for enough holding penalties

This post was so dark it could have been a scene from Game of Thrones.

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How about this?  T dubs becomes a coach and trains GC coming back with a MCL injury. How long would that take? With regards to Will's beef with the Skins: being a player is like being a contractor, if said contractor loses trust in his employer, contractor gone and gets a job somewhere else. 'Nuff said.

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2 hours ago, goskins10 said:

 

He had not been charged with strangulation back then. I honestly did not read up much on him until just now. The guy is a problem waiting to happen. He was booted off TX, benched as soon as Hue Jackson was fired and based on reports has shown a lack of professionalism and no personal discipline. We do not need any player that bad. 

 

 

 

I agree, Harrison had a golden opportunity in Cleveland.  Joe Thomas had just retired, the Browns had no long-term replacement or really much of a short-term replacement in place and Hue Jackson handed Harrison the starting LT job after he wasn't able to practice much in training camp due to an ankle injury.  They had Bitonio playing LT in preseason but wanted to keep him at LG.  It could have been a great story, but he blew it being late for meetings and not focusing on his craft.  He was a 25 year old rookie.  Teams aren't as patient at that age.   Maybe the mistake was handing him the LT job, but come on, you have to take that opportunity and run with it.   

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OK so it sounds like we're ok with:

 

Weed possession, threats, assault weapon, drug test fail, and getting kicked out of the combine.

 

Anything more than that, forget about it!

 

Not many 25 year old men are mature and ready for prime time. Harrison is probably no different. And I figured if Bruce was unafraid of the charges against Foster, maybe he would overlook others at positions of dire need.  Losing Foster was a real kick in the nuts. Trent refusing to play is even worse. Foster ended up with charges dropped (blind squirrel --> nut for Bruce), and then he get injured. Sure the kid we drafted sounds solid but can't help but wonder if without Foster that would have taken someone inside earlier.

 

Lets see if those charges end up dropped.

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