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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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Jordan Reed Is In Concussion Protocol

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Before the season started, I recommended we cut him and Norman, not because there was no talent, but because it was likely a wasted season and the two were unlikely to produce anywhere close to a level worth what they cost.  Reed is so talented, top 3 in the NFL in my opinion.  But his career is essentially over due to injuries, and we should have cut him in the offseason.  Some players bodies were just never meant to handle the NFL.

 

Instead, due to poor forsight by Brucey and Co, we will lose out on $19 million in cap space next year that we would have had.

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If Reed wants to continue having an NFL career, he needs to go to a better team with a legitimate staff that can handle his medical concerns.

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32 minutes ago, Peregrine said:

Before the season started, I recommended we cut him and Norman, not because there was no talent, but because it was likely a wasted season and the two were unlikely to produce anywhere close to a level worth what they cost.  Reed is so talented, top 3 in the NFL in my opinion.  But his career is essentially over due to injuries, and we should have cut him in the offseason.  Some players bodies were just never meant to handle the NFL.

 

Instead, due to poor forsight by Brucey and Co, we will lose out on $19 million in cap space next year that we would have had.

Both will be gone, I think after this season.  Norman will save us $12 million and Reed would save us $8.25 million so that's $20.25 million however there is still dead cap space with Reed as he is signed for 2021 also for $8.75 million.  I don't know how that would all be spread out but Norman would save us the full amount as next year is his last year on the books.

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1 hour ago, Peregrine said:

Before the season started, I recommended we cut him and Norman, not because there was no talent, but because it was likely a wasted season and the two were unlikely to produce anywhere close to a level worth what they cost.  Reed is so talented, top 3 in the NFL in my opinion.  But his career is essentially over due to injuries, and we should have cut him in the offseason.  Some players bodies were just never meant to handle the NFL.

 

Instead, due to poor forsight by Brucey and Co, we will lose out on $19 million in cap space next year that we would have had.

you were right on the money...Reed really should retire, why would he come back to this mess?

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2 hours ago, dyst said:

If Reed wants to continue having an NFL career, he needs to go to a better team with a legitimate staff that can handle his medical concerns.

 

Medical staff has nothing to do with these concussions and going to another team won't stop him from taking hits. Only retiring from football will help him at this point.

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1 hour ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

Medical staff has nothing to do with these concussions and going to another team won't stop him from taking hits. Only retiring from football will help him at this point.

 

Someone will have the unpleasant and unenviable job of telling him that he shouldn't play anymore.

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I feel bad for Reed. He has battled through a terrible string of injuries. The recommendation to get that stem cell injection before fully knowing what was up with his feet was unthinkably stupid. Score another one for the J.D. Power & Associates training staff of the century.

 

Also, if you have a player who has been through what Reed has been through, you play him sparingly in the preseason. There was no reason in the world that he should've still been in there. He's not a rookie who needs to adjust to the speed of the NFL game. Score another one for the HC who has made nothing but superb decisions over the course of 6 years in Ashburn.

 

You don't take concussions lightly. Sure, not having him out there has an adverse effect on our offense, but his health is the #1 concern. If he has to sit 5 weeks or even longer, then so be it.

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concussed_0.jpg?itok=joskF6rI

The brain of a 66-year-old former NFL player shows increased binding of the translocator protein across many brain regions compared to binding seen in healthy controls.

Image credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

 

Someone should ask him just WHY ?

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7 hours ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

Medical staff has nothing to do with these concussions and going to another team won't stop him from taking hits. Only retiring from football will help him at this point.

We’ve heard countless times where this team has rushed players back or misdiagnosed something. I wouldn’t be surprised if a legitimate team were better able to handle something like this.

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14 hours ago, desertbeagle85 said:

I like Jordan Reed and the guy is very talented when healthy. The problem is he's never healthy. The skins clearly have to release him and save the money next year. If he was smart he would retire anyway. Either way the Skins need to look at replacing him next year and moving on from him period. 

 

Jordan Reed could be out “weeks

 

Washington ruled out tight end Jordan Reed for Monday night, and he might not return for “weeks,” JP Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com reports.

Reed hasn’t played since being diagnosed with a concussion in the third preseason game Aug. 22.

He has never played a full 16-game season in his seven years in Washington, and Reed now has seven documented concussions dating to college, Finlay reports.

 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/09/21/jordan-reed-wont-play-monday-could-be-out-awhile/

What bothers me about this is that it speaks to a deficiency in team management. Not about Jordan, but about his backups. Why was Holtz cut and put on the practice squad (only to be immediately stolen?) Why was Holtz cut on the same week we wound up having to place two other players on IR?

 

Now, Holtz isn't a game changer or an all star. Heck, he might never be better than a back up, but the team needed that back up. Until Reed was up and going and CLEARED to play there was no need to demote him. It was a dumb, short-sighted, and over-optimistic move.

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6 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Someone will have the unpleasant and unenviable job of telling him that he shouldn't play anymore.

I’ll do it.

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10 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

I’ll do it.

 

K, well if you need someone to watch your back in case he lashes out and tries to beat your candy-ass....

 

...find someone else other than me.

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https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/27672809/sources-redskins-te-reed-career-jeopardy

 

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Any player who has suffered the number of concussions that Reed has -- it is difficult to pinpoint the exact number -- puts himself at grave risk by playing again.

The Redskins had been counting on having Reed, a former Pro Bowler and one of their best players, this season. But in Washington's third preseason game last month against the Falcons, Reed suffered his latest concussion, which already has knocked him out of the first three games of the season.

Reed, 29, still would like to resume playing, but it is hardly automatic that he will. The more time that goes on without him coming back, the less likely it is that he will return to a sport in which he has excelled.

 

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11 minutes ago, BRAVEONTHEWARPATH93 said:

No reason to ruin the rest of your life for this franchise imo 

 

Ya, go ruin your life with an elite QB. That’ll make it worth it. 

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35 minutes ago, wit33 said:

 

Ya, go ruin your life with an elite QB. That’ll make it worth it. 

 

Don't think that's the point he's making. This is no different than Calvin Johnson. He was tired of taking a beating so he walked. He knew he wasn't going to be playing for a SB with the Lions. So at that point what's the point. Take your money and walk. Reed should do the same thing. 

 

8 hours ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

 

Someone will have the unpleasant and unenviable job of telling him that he shouldn't play anymore.

 

I'm pretty sure no one has to tell Reed this. At this point with all the studies about concussions. He's probably known for a while he should retire. Yet he doesn't and that's his choice if he's cleared. His long term health should be a real scare to him at this point. 

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3 hours ago, dyst said:

We’ve heard countless times where this team has rushed players back or misdiagnosed something. I wouldn’t be surprised if a legitimate team were better able to handle something like this.

 

You clearly don't know how concussions work in the NFL now. The team doesn't get to clear him. The NFL is involved in deciding if he is cleared to play or not. 

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Concussions are no joke. If you are questioning a guy who is concussion prone not playing anymore, read up on CTE and concussions please. This is among the absolute most serious injuries in the NFL and sports in general. 

 

Not seeing many actually saying that, but just in case...

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I’ve never heard that. I was playing Madden ‘07 the other day and Clinton Portis got a concussion but was back on the field two quarters later so I’d like to know where you’re getting your info from.

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20 minutes ago, desertbeagle85 said:

 

Don't think that's the point he's making. This is no different than Calvin Johnson. He was tired of taking a beating so he walked. He knew he wasn't going to be playing for a SB with the Lions. So at that point what's the point. Take your money and walk. Reed should do the same thing.

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I think the point @wit33 was making is that there is no franchise worth ruining your life for, so saying that Reed shouldn't ruin his "for this franchise" is a bit idiotic ("idiotic" is my opinion). It should just be "Don't ruin your life for football", period.

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Our two best offensive players haven't played a down this season.

 

Gruden can't wait to get fired and go be a college coach or OC for his brother. 

 

The next coach will find out this franchise is cursed -- or at least is experiencing some real karma under Snyder.

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1 hour ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

I was just coming to post that, this needs to be over, for his own sake, I don't want to see him play anymore.  

 

For everyone calling out Reeds toughness or commitment to the game and tired of having to make excuses for him, you finally got your wish.  Be careful what you wish for.

3 minutes ago, Hooper said:

Our two best offensive players haven't played a down this season.

 

Gruden can't wait to get fired and go be a college coach or OC for his brother. 

 

The next coach will find out this franchise is cursed -- or at least is experiencing some real karma under Snyder.

 

I don't see this team as cursed, just stupid and cheap, especially now.  There's no logical reason to keep investing in players with known injury histories excpet saving money and having built in excuses for why you lose when they get hurt.  Blaming injuries on our seasons going to hell is like saying Thoughts and Prayers.

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8 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

I think the point @wit33 was making is that there is no franchise worth ruining your life for, so saying that Reed shouldn't ruin his "for this franchise" is a bit idiotic ("idiotic" is my opinion). It should just be "Don't ruin your life for football", period.

These guys are competitors and want to win.  They are already taking a gamble with their health for the money.  But watching the confetti rain down is a childhood dream.  Many guys play when they shouldn’t all to fulfill that dream.  Given there is absolutely no chance of fulfilling that dream with this team, it would make the decision easier.  That’s what I took from it.

 

But yeah, the wise decision would be to not put yourself at risk no matter what goals one is trying to achieve.

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23 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

I think the point @wit33 was making is that there is no franchise worth ruining your life for, so saying that Reed shouldn't ruin his "for this franchise" is a bit idiotic ("idiotic" is my opinion). It should just be "Don't ruin your life for football", period.

Well since the guy has already made the decision to keep playing after all of these concussions (this conversation should have been had years ago), it’s stupid to do so for the Skins imo. That’s my point 

 

“Idiotic” coming from you is funny. You get into back and forths over meaningless semantics in every thread I open. 

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14 hours ago, RWJ said:

Both will be gone, I think after this season.  Norman will save us $12 million and Reed would save us $8.25 million so that's $20.25 million however there is still dead cap space with Reed as he is signed for 2021 also for $8.75 million.  I don't know how that would all be spread out but Norman would save us the full amount as next year is his last year on the books.

The issue is, by keeping them a year longer than we should have, we lose out in $19 million in cap space.  If we had cut them this past offseason, we would have had an extra $19 million in cap space THIS year, which we then could roll over into next year and future years for a real rebuild.

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