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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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Jordan Reed Is In Concussion Protocol

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Hopefully not, but luckily for him and the 'skins he has two weeks to get right if he did get dinged up.

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Just now, Burgold said:

Hopefully not, but luckily for him and the 'skins he has two weeks to get right if he did get dinged up.

 

He's had like 7 concussions. If he got another one I doubt he'll be ready week 1.

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1 minute ago, Burgold said:

Hopefully not, but luckily for him and the 'skins he has two weeks to get right if he did get dinged up.

At some point, if not already, there is no repairing the kind of dings this guy takes.  Damn shame, but nobody should continue on the path he’s been on.

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Just now, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

At some point, if not already, there is no repairing the kind of dings this guy takes.  Damn shame, but nobody should continue on the path he’s been on.

 

Agreed 

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What sucks about this is there is really nothing he can do to avoid hits like that.....it was what, the 3rd defender who showed up on the play just diving in there to lay a hit when Reed was already wrapped up and being tackled to the ground?  

 

I know Reed has the "can't stay healthy wrap" but maybe they need to make penalties for helmet to helmet hits more severe because there is nothing the ball carrier can do in those situations to protect themselves.

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8 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

What sucks about this is there is really nothing he can do to avoid hits like that.....it was what, the 3rd defender who showed up on the play just diving in there to lay a hit when Reed was already wrapped up and being tackled to the ground?  

 

I know Reed has the "can't stay healthy wrap" but maybe they need to make penalties for helmet to helmet hits more severe because there is nothing the ball carrier can do in those situations to protect themselves.

In this circumstance, you’re right.  Nothing he can do and the defender led with his helmet.

 

But a lot of the injuries he’s taken over the years are as a result of his relentless pursuit of YAC and it takes more than one to take him down.  He’s going so so hard, it’s inviting trauma in this sport.  It sucks, because that’s what you want out of him.  It just typically ends bad.

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8 minutes ago, bakedtater1 said:

**** this sucks..I was worried about something like this

 

Yeah I felt better when he jumped up and looked good. I will say when I saw the hit I thought concussion right away. That was a nasty hit most NFL players would get a concussion from that. 

Just now, volsmet said:

Why wasn’t he removed the second his head was hit. 

 

Did he play after that? I honestly don't know. 

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2 minutes ago, desertbeagle85 said:

Did he play after that? I honestly don't know. 

 

Yeah I have multiple games going, but when I saw the hit all I could think was... get him out .. but he was on the field after that, maybe he was removed, I was pissed off seeing him out there and left the game for a bit. That hit was infuriating... I wanted Clinton to go fight the dude.

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Posted (edited)

I think the hit was a little dirty.  Teams know who to target.  They do the same thing to Chris Thompson.  Pop him hard one time in the legs or ribs and he’s out of the game.

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Posted (edited)
19 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

What sucks about this is there is really nothing he can do to avoid hits like that.....it was what, the 3rd defender who showed up on the play just diving in there to lay a hit when Reed was already wrapped up and being tackled to the ground?  

 

I know Reed has the "can't stay healthy wrap" but maybe they need to make penalties for helmet to helmet hits more severe because there is nothing the ball carrier can do in those situations to protect themselves.

The type of helmet to helmet hit matters. Some are unavoidable and some are negligible. 

 

This was neither and was a dirty play in today's nfl. 

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Gruden was really on the fence about playing him tonight.

 

Preseason is going to be two games soon.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Hooper said:

Gruden was really on the fence about playing him tonight.

 

Preseason is going to be two games soon.

 

 

 

Cam Newton in a boot - the preseason needs to be amended.

 

The NFL should have an 18 day retreat for coaches and all players who need to make rosters — let them go compete for their coaches v one another in live games & then integrate the new guys with the vets back home in August with 2 preseason games. 

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Jay nearly breaks into tears, he tries to convince himself its not his fault & that he did the right thing by playing him. I love my coach.

 

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2 hours ago, Idaho fan said:

Fingers crossed it’s all precautionary. He didn’t look phased when it happened.  

Don’t think it’s precautionary or he wouldn’t be in the protocol. He was examined and then placed in protocol, if I’m not mistaken that pretty much means he’s concussed and will be out for a bit. It’s just a matter of for how long.You have to wonder how many more of these he can sustain.

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3 hours ago, Hooper said:

Gruden was really on the fence about playing him tonight.

 

Preseason is going to be two games soon.

 

 

 

I don't really see how that would make a difference. Yeah the skins have 4 preseason games. Reed played what a quarter of football maybe 2 the whole preseason. So it's not like the amount of games would've changed this outcome. 

1 hour ago, Tarpon75 said:

Don’t think it’s precautionary or he wouldn’t be in the protocol. He was examined and then placed in protocol, if I’m not mistaken that pretty much means he’s concussed and will be out for a bit. It’s just a matter of for how long.You have to wonder how many more of these he can sustain.

 

Yeah he started getting concussion like symptoms later. Pretty sure he has a concussion. 

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My bad guys.

 

Really sucks though for him.  

 

He needs to just hang it up and retire.  

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As soon as I started hearing the "Reed is as healthy as he's ever been" stuff, I knew what was coming. Just thought it was coming in the regular season.

 

His body was not made to play football. Maybe just QB, which was his original position I believe.

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I don't blame Jay.  You have to get your 1's into some games before the season.  They need the game time reps.

 

Player who hit him should be fined, it was a blatant hit to the helmet, leading with the helmet.

 

Nothing about Reed's  fragility is to blame for a concussion from this hit.  Many players would be drooling into a cup or thinking they were Batman after that.

 

Such a great talent, but at some point, he needs to consider his health after football and think about retiring.

 

 

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I am still not convinced that the modern day helmet prevents more serious injuries, than they cause.

 

Sure, the mask and helmet prevent a lot of blood being spilled. The horror of a bloody nose is something the NFL simply doesn't want you to see.

 

Riddell = Bigger heads = bigger targets = More Head Impacts = More Concussions. The icing on the concussion cake is the helmet makes defenders feel invincible and lead with their heads. With the giant heads out there, violent hits are inevitable, dirty or not. How can you hit with your shoulder and not have your head be at risk of being impacted. As a WR or RB drops to the ground or change body position, it's almost impossible for a defender to avoid head contact quite often. We see helmet on helmet hits every. single. game. 

 

Riddell me this Batman. I think a study done on brains of leather helmet seniors, or rugby players, will show Riddell users have more severe concussions / long term damage. The players are bigger and faster blah blah kiss my ass protect your customers. Soft shells.

 

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