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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
SkinsGuy

PRESEASON GAMEDAY THREAD: REDSKINS VS. FALCONS

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they need to get Haskins some snaps with the ones. I mean if Case is gonna do stupid **** like that I would rather have Haskins arm on the field with the dumb mistakes. He NEEDS to learn.

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Seriously, this offense needs to be more dynamic, its 2019, trying to plud our way up the field is a terrible idea considering all it takes is one bad play to ruin it all.  

 

We need big plays anyway we can get them, I'm not going to expect an offense like that from Case, we know not to expect that.  Where's that wow play, that break away make it work play that can keep drives going even on blown plays.  

 

There's going to be a lot of blown plays with this offense.  Put Haskins in NOW, we already know what to expect from Case, mediocre and hopefully not a bunch of mistakes.  Hopefully.  I'll trade Haskins expected rookie mistakes for the extra dynamic he'll bring to the offense.

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3 minutes ago, Simmsy said:

Something tells me we're going to play Haskins once the season is a wash. It'll give us some minute hope to make the playoffs, but of course we'll miss it.

 

Keenum doesn't look good and Colt has one leg. If we gave Haskins the rest of these 1st string snaps tonight he might win the job.

 

Might be a good thing that we don't, for his own sake. 

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1 minute ago, Stefanskins said:

look at Allen chasin that rb down...incredibleSweat looked like Mann/Manly coming round that corner

 

 

Good comparison.

But who would be Mann, and who would be Manley ?

Payne seems more like a Manley, and Allen would be Mann

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Just now, Stefanskins said:

do Clinton and Joe not get along...their conversations seem very awkward/forced

 

I think Portis likes giving Thiesmann a hard time.

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Just now, clskinsfan said:

they need to get Haskins some snaps with the ones. I mean if Case is gonna do stupid **** like that I would rather have Haskins arm on the field with the dumb mistakes. He NEEDS to learn.

Agree this is the preseason give him a shot with the 1s

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Just now, GOSKINS_08 said:

So this is the guy we can’t start Haskins over? 🤦‍♂️ 

 

It's not about winning this year. It's about development. If you put Haskins in to early you risk his career. 

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Interesting goal line D call on that TD.  Looks like only Ionnidis and Payne were the linemen... must've thought pass

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Just now, SkinsGuy said:

 

I think Portis likes giving Thiesmann a hard time.

@Destino you think Portis is starting to force it a little now?  I do

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I'd like to see what Haskins can do behind our line against a starting NFL defense. I mean how can that not help his progression?

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4 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

Thanks Keenum. With this defense if the QB's can limit boneheaded plays we might have a team.

Weird time to post this exact post after keenum has a boneheaded play and the defense gets walked all over for a TD lol

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Case is not the answer at QB fingers crossed that Haskins can turn it on and take over the starting QB job sooner rather than later.

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1 minute ago, clskinsfan said:

Thanks Keenum. With this defense if the QB's can limit boneheaded plays we might have a team.

It’s one play. He did hold it to long but O-line needs to be better too.  Thought case has played ok till that INT

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Just can’t score that has been the story for three years, put in Haskins time for the young guns to change the offense like the young beasts have changed the defense

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Just now, desertbeagle85 said:

 

It's not about winning this year. It's about development. If you put Haskins in to early you risk his career. 

If all it takes to ruin his career is playing him 2-3 games too early then he was never that good to begin with.  We've seen guys suck their entire rookie year and still make the HOF.

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1 minute ago, Renegade7 said:

Seriously, this offense needs to be more dynamic, its 2019, trying to plud our way up the field is a terrible idea considering all it takes is one bad play to ruin it all.  

 

We need big plays anyway we can get them, I'm not going to expect an offense like that from Case, we know not to expect that.  Where's that wow play, that break away make it work play that can keep drives going even on blown plays.  

 

I agree, the big flaw in this style of offense is you basically have to play completely mistake free the entire way because there aren't those opportunities to erase mistakes. If turnovers happen an offense needs the ability to turn the page in a hurry.  Alex Smith could lead this style because his turnovers are so low. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, GOSKINS_08 said:

So this is the guy we can’t start Haskins over? 🤦‍♂️ 

 

If you're judging him on that play, Haskins has had his share of INT's as well

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