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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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It's more than the coaches that are the problem.  It's the general manager or lack of general manager and even more so the owner.  Get rid of the owner or hope he moves the team and then you may get a new team awarded to the areas.   That will wake up the fan base.

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3 hours ago, SkinsFanMania said:

It's more than the coaches that are the problem.  It's the general manager or lack of general manager and even more so the owner.  Get rid of the owner or hope he moves the team and then you may get a new team awarded to the areas.   That will wake up the fan base.

Even if he moves the team, there is no guarantee that Washington would get a new team.  That would require the NFL to expand, which is unlikely in the near term, or get another team to move here.  Having a team move here probably wouldn't show early results, since they probably suck and no team that is doing well would leave their city in most instances.  The only saving grace is that it wouldn't be Snyder who owns it.  Knowing our luck, whatever team moves to D.C. would have to take Allen as part of the deal.

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Seeing DB's run free at QB's across the league today from defenses that have some imagination behind them...must be nice. 

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1 hour ago, aszumilo said:

Even if he moves the team, there is no guarantee that Washington would get a new team.  That would require the NFL to expand, which is unlikely in the near term, or get another team to move here.  Having a team move here probably wouldn't show early results, since they probably suck and no team that is doing well would leave their city in most instances.  The only saving grace is that it wouldn't be Snyder who owns it.  Knowing our luck, whatever team moves to D.C. would have to take Allen as part of the deal.

On the other hand, I can't imagine the NFL would want to lose a TV market as big as Washington. 

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To this degree, I put the blame of the first half on Gruden. Once again, he shows his alarming inability to adjust to the reality of the game. It is clear that the O can't handle the Bear's pass rush. What does Gruden do? He continues calling long developing plays that make Case wait instead of three step and fire passes. He refuses to call plays that allow a tackle and a tight end to double Mack instead assuming that these one on ones with tight ends or tackles will suddenly do what they can't do.

 

As for defensive coaching... sigh.

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It’s going to be a job gutting the organization. The coaches and players don’t even want to play the game. It’s really weird; they don’t have any interest in being out there. They played a half the first two games and have just quit all together.

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4 minutes ago, posse87 said:

It’s going to be a job gutting the organization. The coaches and players don’t even want to play the game. It’s really weird; they don’t have any interest in being out there. They played a half the first two games and have just quit all together.

I don't know. I think I'm actually seeing effort. I really think it's just losing the chess match. I think it's strategy much more than want to. Mind you, when we talk about the o line vs. the Bears' Front Seven it's harder to tell. 

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20 minutes ago, Burgold said:

I don't know. I think I'm actually seeing effort. I really think it's just losing the chess match. I think it's strategy much more than want to. Mind you, when we talk about the o line vs. the Bears' Front Seven it's harder to tell. 

I agree. It’s scheme and adjustment, and sloppy football.

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This will get lost in the wash so I’m gonna post it here.

 

The fumble sneak by Keenum is on Gruden.  If you sneak in that situation, you go low behind your all-pro Right Guard...or you don’t ****ing sneak it at all.

 

Absolutely no Head Coach, high school and up, would call for the “peekaboo” goal line sneak from the 20 yard line...except for Jay.

 

Abysmal, arena league, moronic situational coaching.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg tonight.

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So, some positives:

 

Gruden did make half time adjustments and we played just well enough that the team could make excuses. Players screwed up to make up for the coaches not having as brain dead a game as usual. Defense was still overall terrible. Gruden still hates Adrian Peterson.

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3 minutes ago, Burgold said:

Gruden still hates Adrian Peterson.

This alone should get him fired

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2 minutes ago, Xameil said:

This alone should get him fired

 

I predicted 4-12. I'm not confident they can win that many.

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Booger talking on ESPN with Scott Van Pelt and telling him Gruden's time is coming to an end. He said it may be another "week or two" but he feels like it's soon.  

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The Gruden era must come to an end, quickly. No fire or passion and our team reflects his personality. As a manager I totally understand. Great guy I'm sure but no leadership traits. Kill it and please take Greg Manusky with you. We need change, now. Hail

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The only way tonight has any silver lining is that I wake up in the morning to hear that Gruden is no longer the coach and manusky is out as well..

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What a joke of a press conference..   If Jay can't hold people accountable and demand better play then he is a dead man walking...  He praised the defensive effort, which is code for nobody is being fired. #joke

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Gruden's 3 pick's and 2 fumbles tonight really killed us......  If only he could have held on to that ball on the 4th and a half yard to go. Stop turning it over Gruden, how can we win when you give it away 5 times!

 

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The so-called "comeback" was a mirage. Pagano obviously took his foot off the gas. This offense couldn't do diddly squat when the Bears D was doing its thing.

 

Gruden should've been fired 3 years ago when it was patently clear that he wasn't HC material. Week in and week out, he'll show you 4 things --- he knows how to design plays, he doesn't know how/when to call those plays, he is horrible with in-game and halftime adjustments, and the use of player personnel during games makes no sense, especially at RB. 

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Imagine for a second if the skins would have cut Alex and taken the hit.   Traded away vets that could generate some higher picks.  Gotten rid of lame duck coaches (and GM) that have proven incapable of getting the job done.   We would still be 0-3 but there would be hope.   Instead we have this.   

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20 minutes ago, Burgold said:

 

I predicted 4-12. I'm not confident they can win that many.

I said the ceiling was 4 so I'm in it to win it...lol

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Why are the redskins the only team in the league that cant operate a hurry up. We are so ****ing slow. Plays take forever to get to the qb. 

 

Teams with rookie qbs do it all the time in today's nfl. 

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