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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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0-6 Start, Tell Me It Can't Happen, Please....

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15 minutes ago, hail2skins said:

We really weren't competitive under Marty for the first four games. The game which got us to 0-5 was a MNF game against the up-to-then winless Cowboys, and we should've won, but Stephen Davis fumbled late, leading to a Dallas GWFG.  The game against Miami will be similar to that 2001 Cowboys one as far as caliber of opponent.

 

When the Skins did return home to play Carolina in 2001 at 0-5, the stadium was still packed with Skins fans. Regardless of what happens against Miami, I see the SF game as being a ghost town at FedEx. 

 

 When SF comes, and the majority of fans are wearing 49er colors, Allen will just tell Dan that they are Redskin fans wearing clothes that are fading a little.

 

The only thing I question is if the players DO want to win, there is a possibility they win 2-4 games; Jets, Dolphins and lord knows  who else, but we've seen this scenario play out before; the team is not going anywhere, and the QB hangs a WR or TE out to dry and they get lit up and gone for a long time. I guess I'm trying to say it is blurred between Gruden's play calling, players who want to win vs those who just wanna finish this season and hope for the best next one. That could leave some dangerous situations for certain players.

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I just saw we are 3.5 point favorites next week on the road in Miami 😂  I mean, really?  Are we better than Miami?  I know Miami is bad but geez, I'm taking the points there.

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10 minutes ago, Skins8989 said:

This team will go on a meaningless win streak to screw themselves out of a top pick.

 

Really the pick means nothing to this team right now. Until we get the right people in place in the front office. Who really cares what pick we get. 

17 minutes ago, abdcskins said:

I just saw we are 3.5 point favorites next week on the road in Miami 😂  I mean, really?  Are we better than Miami?  I know Miami is bad but geez, I'm taking the points there.

 

Sad part Is Miami is trying to lose. We aren't

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It'll be really interesting to see if this team rallies. Sometimes, you get a bump when the coach is fired midseason and the players pull together and perform like they never had for at least a game. Other times, the wheels completely fall off the wagon.

 

Miami is certainly a beatable team. Does losing Jay break the players and leads everyone to say "goodnight?

 

Mind you, it's kind of irrelevant unless Callahan can pull off a miracle. Sadly, it's probably better to lose out and clean house. 

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I think Callahan is the perfect coach to finish the losing out.  

 

#1 problem IMO with the team currently is they don't have a QB right now until Haskins is ready.    I'd presume the talk will be about Callahan's no nonsense practices.  But the dude's personality is very very chill from what I've seen.    Tough for me to see a more inspired team.

 

I've seen on twitter it looks like his main thing he wants to change is to run the ball a lot more.  The run game has been his jurisdiction from what I've gathered the whole time but not the quantity of runs. 

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2 hours ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

 

 

 

 

I'm guessing the "it won't make us any better this season" player is one of the ones reportedly on Instragram or whatever else during walkthroughs. Whatever the disastrous state of ownership and the FO, Jay's practices didn't exactly have the air of discipline or even toughness and the teams we very rarely prepared well. There is still a handful of guys on this team who can thank Jay just for being on an NFL roster and likely would be out of the league otherwise (I'm looking at you first, Colt McCoy).

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16 hours ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

What did they buy?

Stock in their franchise, havent you heard, its on the up?  Might get a win this week

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Of course, Callahan is the new HC, he was the obvious choice after doing such a bang-up job on the OL....

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A completely undisciplined team at 0-5 getting a well know asshole who's done a crap job himself to take over and start busting balls probably wont go over well. I'd imagine the defensive front 7 will respond well, since Allen's been critical already and the oline should be happy. 

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At this point I'm hoping they lose out and have the #1 overall to rebuild. 


Then again, we traded away our 2020 2nd rounder, so that would sting. 

 

Anyway, part of me just wants Dan Snyder and Bruce Allen to be embarrassed. Selfishly I took some joy in going over this tweet: 

 

 

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0-6, please tell me it can happen. 

 

The only thing that matters now is losing to the Dolphins. We're On to Miami. 

 

We want #1 overall. 

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it could end in a tie.  I think I'd like that, best of all a scoreless tie.

 

I'm going to let the dark side have free reign now.

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17 hours ago, Monk4thaHALL said:

0-6, please tell me it can happen. 

 

The only thing that matters now is losing to the Dolphins. We're On to Miami. 

 

We want #1 overall. 

No we dont!!..losing is overrated...jump ship, give up already, move on, do something else with your time..become a member at a different fan base sight...who wants to see there supposedly favorite football team lose..I sure as **** dont and I know there are some that are with me..what the **** would a first round pick do for us?!?!?!..snyder will just **** that up too..that's all snyder does is **** everything up...all yall who just PRAY for the skins to lose disgust me..absolutely pathetic..jesus ****ing gods ya look ridiculous...give me 7 years straight of nothing but numro uno over all draft picks and outside of a few good plays here n there and maybe a win here n there THE REDSKINS STILL WON'T WIN ****!!!..please put your enthusiasm into something else

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4 hours ago, bakedtater1 said:

No we dont!!..losing is overrated...jump ship, give up already, move on, do something else with your time..become a member at a different fan base sight...who wants to see there supposedly favorite football team lose..I sure as **** dont and I know there are some that are with me..what the **** would a first round pick do for us?!?!?!..snyder will just **** that up too..that's all snyder does is **** everything up...all yall who just PRAY for the skins to lose disgust me..absolutely pathetic..jesus ****ing gods ya look ridiculous...give me 7 years straight of nothing but numro uno over all draft picks and outside of a few good plays here n there and maybe a win here n there THE REDSKINS STILL WON'T WIN ****!!!..please put your enthusiasm into something else

The best thing to happen for this franchise, is for us to lose.

Going 3-13 or worse; might be the only thing that wakes up Dan and convince him to end his love affair with Bruce.

 

i'm not going to root for them to lose but if it happens; it helps the team.  This team really needs a couple of truly bad seasons to cleanse the team.

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Maybe it'll help for some here to look at it this way...

 

The Redskins have Cancer. Stage 3 Dan and Bruce Butt-hole Cancer and it's terminal, but a slow death.

Going between 0-16 and 3-13 is the chemo. It can hurt and be a miserable time, but it's the only shot at reaching to the core, where the most hardiest of cancer cells are still hanging on.

The chemo might not work, but it's better than nothing and the only shot we have to at least put this cancer in remission.

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If they cant pull off a win against the Dolphins, 0-16 might be in play.

 

The next 6 have the Dolphins, Niners, Vikings, Bills, Jets, and Lions.    Currently, 24th, 1st, 5th, 3rd, 4th, and 8th in total defense.  We trot out the 28th ranked offense.  Cheers.

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49 minutes ago, Fresh8686 said:

Maybe it'll help for some here to look at it this way...

 

The Redskins have Cancer. Stage 3 Dan and Bruce Butt-hole Cancer and it's terminal, but a slow death.

Going between 0-16 and 3-13 is the chemo. It can hurt and be a miserable time, but it's the only shot at reaching to the core, where the most hardiest of cancer cells are still hanging on.

The chemo might not work, but it's better than nothing and the only shot we have to at least put this cancer in remission.

if I ever discover I have cancer regardless of where or what kind I do nothing about it..no chemo..nothing..let it take its course

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6 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

if I ever discover I have cancer regardless of where or what kind I do nothing about it..no chemo..nothing..let it take its course

 

In some cases I can understand that, but in most cases **** that, I'm a fighter. If scorched earth is the only way, then let's do it and see who dies from the chemo first, me or the cancer.

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 Can I suggest one small change to the thread title? I’d get rid of the apostrophe T.

 

I mean, it’s sad to say but I am rooting for the Dolphins And it’s not because I’m not a Redskins fan… Quite the opposite. The Redskins are a meth addict relative. They need to hit a rock bottom before the healing can truly begin.

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11 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

I mean, it’s sad to say but I am rooting for the Dolphins And it’s not because I’m not a Redskins fan… Quite the opposite. The Redskins are a meth addict relative. They need to hit a rock bottom before the healing can truly begin.

 

That's funny I was thinking that the same thing except that we the fans are the meth addicts. The more I think about it I think its like we have some sports related variant of Stolkholm Syndrome. 

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18 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

 Can I suggest one small change to the thread title? I’d get rid of the apostrophe T.

 

I mean, it’s sad to say but I am rooting for the Dolphins And it’s not because I’m not a Redskins fan… Quite the opposite. The Redskins are a meth addict relative. They need to hit a rock bottom before the healing can truly begin.

 

I cannot agree.  Some stupid, perversely stubborn and stupid part of me hopes that somehow the Skins will win in Miami and get on some kind of role.  Yes, of course, this wish defies reason.  My head tells me the individual units are weak and will look even worse without Gruden and the team should strive to lose 16 because that is a goal they can achieve if they manage to lose this week. 

 

So Callahan wants to emphasis the run?  This doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of working, but I'm going to tune and see if it works and if it does work I'm going to be happy.  Maybe this is their plan to drop 11 eleven more.

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