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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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PRESEASON GAMEDAY THREAD: REDSKINS VS. FALCONS

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2 minutes ago, justice98 said:

Packers/Raiders playing on an 80 yard field.  lol

that'll def be good Hard Knocks material lol

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Well I guess I’m in the minority as I thought case played decent.   

 

Liked what I saw out of both sides of the ball for the most part against one of the better teams in the league on the road.  

 

Obviously our O-line is a concern.  

 

Didnt like not getting it in after 1st and goal.  

 

Would like to see Haskins in there with some starters around him. 

 

All in all, our best game so far which is good considering the (first half of) third preseason game is as close to a regular season game as it gets.  

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Just now, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Yeah. A play doesn’t just have one read. The odds are Keenum wanted to throw those screens.  I guess he didn’t want to get hit.

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The hold on Allen on that play was hella worse than the bs holding call on Flowers. Rarely do you see a holding at the goal line on a run play. 

 

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Just now, bakedtater1 said:

What's that about?

 

Playing in Canada, the CFL field they are on is jacked up near the endzone apparently.

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Just now, Cougarrick said:

Why didn't Gruden try a deep pass or two?

 

That may not be viable when Brandon Flowers is immediately getting beat by, and hopping onto the back of, whoever is lined up against him on every other play.

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4 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

Yeah. A play doesn’t just have one read. The odds are Keenum wanted to throw those screens.  I guess he didn’t want to get hit.

 

Look how many times he's been replaced by younger guns in his career. Keeps getting chances and he's a good story but he's obviously got this week 1 job in the bag...why risk it. 

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Jay's defeatist play-calling with time expiring/before the half will always bring so much joy to my soul. 

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Half time.  I do admit that I feel a hell of a lot better about the first team this week than last... waaaay better. Penn and Flowers have come a long way in a short time.  Two more weeks and we may have a sliver of hope against Philly.

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10 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

I've been called worse by better people.

 

Case is absolute garbage, this is not a winning football team with him at QB, you might as well get that rookie mistake crap out the way in the part of the season we're expected to lose games.  He's the future, we need to act like it at stop trying to sneak in as an 8-8 team.

 

How many mistakes did Mahomes have last year? After sitting a year behind Alex Smith.

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We can move the ball. Defense is going to b good. We are going to be alright

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6 minutes ago, zskins said:

 

I am in Norway and also on vacation and it is 3am. My wife thinks I am nuts too...lol. 

 

 

 

glad I am not alone brother! I will most certainly tell her about you :)

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3 minutes ago, SpacePenguin said:

 

That may not be viable when Brandon Flowers is immediately getting beat by, and hopping onto the back of, whoever is lined up against him on every other play.

 

If we're starting an old DB on the OL right now that would explain a lot of what I'm seeing. 

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Just now, desertbeagle85 said:

 

How much mistakes did Mahomes have last year? After sitting a year behind Alex Smith.

OMFG, Alex Smit was a Pro Bowl QB, dude.  Case has been a journeyman his entire career.  

 

One of these things is not like the other.  One of these things just doesn't f'n belong!!

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Just now, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

If we're starting an old DB on the OL right now that would explain a lot of what I'm seeing. 

 

Hey, really.....who can watch this team sober? :)

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2 minutes ago, Cougarrick said:

Why didn't Gruden try a deep pass or two?

 

Because why risk injury in a meaningless preseason game.

 

Seems like the Redskins main focus tonight was getting Guice some decent reps.

 

And in that effort, they succeeded.

 

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3 minutes ago, Cougarrick said:

Why didn't Gruden try a deep pass or two?

Because Gruden has to try to do everything possible to make Case look good to justify him not even giving Haskins a chance in this bull**** “competition”. And yeah a risky deep pass wouldn’t have done that.

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Just now, Gibbit said:

We can move the ball. Defense is going to b good. We are going to be alright

 

Agreed.  I'm not as freaked out as most in here.  The only thing I'm overly concerned about coming out of this first half is Flowers.  

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Positives oline been ok except for LG with positive being we have a rookie who looked ok who should win the job by default after that terrible half by flowers.

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2 minutes ago, justice98 said:

 

Playing in Canada, the CFL field they are on is jacked up near the endzone apparently.

Playing in a foreign country, non regulation field in a preseason game that doesn’t count.  

 

Big holes in end zone from goal posts 

 

way to go NFL

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