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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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1 hour ago, Rocky52Mc said:

It's an understatement to say I was really disappointed yesterday with how Fedex looked and felt. I was in 402, from that view the stadium was half full. 

 

The stadium was half full for a game between the Redskins and the Cowboys in week 2 on a perfectly sunny Sunday. 

 

You've got to be ****ing kidding me. Cowboys fans owned the atmosphere from what I gathered. I've been going to FedEx regularly for 14 years now, that was one of the most pathetic early season turnouts I've ever seen. I've never been a fan of bashing the FO, but they're literally losing a ton of cash by sucking and I'm not sure I can tell someone in there really cares?

I’m not sure Synder is bothered by attendance.  Sure, it’s a bad look - but TV revenue share is where he gets most of the money.

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It was 60-40 at best in favor of Dallas.  Pretty much the entire lower bowl behind the Dallas bench was blue, and at best 50-50 the rest of the way up.

 

I dont agree the crowd noise was equal at all, I was there, Redskins fan were never as loud as Dallas fans.  We had to call timeouts twice because of crowd noise and Dak had to quite the crowd a couple times.  This might as well have been an away game.

 

The only reason it looked full was because of the number of cowboys fans that showed up.  Take them out and its half-empty and a funeral 

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I was listening on the radio on the way back from a road trip and even Larry Michael, voice of the Redskins, commented, something to the lines of, home game, well, sort of. 

 

When you have broken one of Larry's rose colored lenses, things are bad.

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Can you imagine how awful it must feel to sit in the owners box and watch your stadium overtaken by opposing teams fans, your #1 hated rival (to you, not them), and hear them cheer for the ass-whooping they are putting on your team, to the point they need to tell 'your crowd' to hush?

 

I don't care how much money you have, that has got to be among the lowest of lows for the owner of any franchise.  Particularly one who grew up a fan of the team he owns and watched them win and be the absolute toast of the town.

 

 

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Just now, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Can you imagine how awful it must feel to sit in the owners box and watch your stadium overtaken by opposing teams fans, your #1 hated rival (to you, not them), and hear them cheer for the ass-whooping they are putting on your team, to the point they need to tell 'your crowd' to hush?

 

I don't care how much money you have, that has got to be among the lowest of lows for the owner of any franchise.  Particularly one who grew up a fan of the team he owns and watched them win and be the absolute toast of the town.

 

 

 

I doubt he cares... tix still equal money in his pocket. We are looking at it from a fan perspective...

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6 minutes ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Can you imagine how awful it must feel to sit in the owners box and watch your stadium overtaken by opposing teams fans, your #1 hated rival (to you, not them), and hear them cheer for the ass-whooping they are putting on your team, to the point they need to tell 'your crowd' to hush?

 

I don't care how much money you have, that has got to be among the lowest of lows for the owner of any franchise.  Particularly one who grew up a fan of the team he owns and watched them win and be the absolute toast of the town.

The shot during the later part of the game was priceless. The little prick looks completely defeated:

 

 

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I kept forgetting we were at Fed Ex. It just felt like a Dallas home game.

 

I don't blame the fans for selling their tickets or not showing. I don't blame Dallas for hoovering up a chance to see their team.

 

It does suck though.

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11 minutes ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Can you imagine how awful it must feel to sit in the owners box and watch your stadium overtaken by opposing teams fans, your #1 hated rival (to you, not them), and hear them cheer for the ass-whooping they are putting on your team, to the point they need to tell 'your crowd' to hush?

 

I don't care how much money you have, that has got to be among the lowest of lows for the owner of any franchise.  Particularly one who grew up a fan of the team he owns and watched them win and be the absolute toast of the town.

 

 

 

I hope he's miserable.  He deserves to suffer for the atrocity of turning a once proud franchise into a laughingstock.

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1 minute ago, SemperFi Skins said:

 

I doubt he cares... tix still equal money in his pocket. We are looking at it from a fan perspective...

 

Once you have as much money as Snyder does, you want more than just $.  In the offseason, he can drown his pain with a new yacht, but once the season gets started again - and he's watching his team get blown out by a hated rival in his house filled with their fans, money starts to mean less.  It has to, unless he really is this awful, evil, greedy man many believe him to be.  I personally don't think he's that guy.  I just think he's fixated on doing things his way and proving people wrong and is too naive to realize that it's never, ever going to happen his way.

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Club seats for Monday night (a full week from now) can be had for under $90 on Stubhub (fees included). Really, who would want to go? The team is 0-2 and now we're just in the waiting game for when they put Haskins in (which I think happens by week 6 against Miami, after the Pats come in and boat race this team).

 

I expect a crowd for next game much like we had for most games last season, but the funny accounting will lead them to announce attendance above 70K. 

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Regarding attendance, the only good thing Dan has going for him is that the DMV is a very transient area and is in close proximity to winning franchises so it makes it easier for opposing teams fans to travel. So Dan will always get his money from ticket sales and concessions.

 

I don't think he cares what color the threads are in the crowd, just as long as they fork over some green for warm bear and cold fries

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This has been an on going discussion for several years now.  The team consistently sucks and the stadium/game experience is awful.  That combination results in games like yesterday and last year against the colts. 

 

I was at the first game last year in AZ.  Their fans had some hope but most knew they weren't even a .500 team.   The stadium was full.  The fans were excited.   There were several thousand Skins fans there as well.  The Cardinals were bad last year obviously but the stadium is beautiful and the experience is very good IMO.

 

Every year I try to go to a game.  Every year I consider going to a home game but then I hear how bad the experience is and just go to an away game.  This year it will be NY in two weeks.  I hope some day this franchise has a quality stadium and a competitive team.  Until then I guess Ill see you on the road - as long as I keep going anyway.

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10 minutes ago, Idaho fan said:

.Every year I try to go to a game.  Every year I consider going to a home game but then I hear how bad the experience is and just go to an away game.  This year it will be NY in two weeks.  I hope some day this franchise has a quality stadium and a competitive team.  Until then I guess Ill see you on the road - as long as I keep going anyway.

Be curious to know how you like NY. I went to the game at MetLife in 2016 and the stadium is nice, but I thought the Giants fans were kind of blah during a decent back-and-forth game. Can only imagine what their mood is like after the past few seasons of suck.

 

You'll be relatively close to the new digs in Vegas and LA next season though!

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Typically, when you see a flag, you’ll know where the call is going by the sound of the crowd... they’ll cheer before the official makes the final call on television. Yesterday the cheers were loudest when a call was against Washington.

 

 

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Watching the game on television I could have sworn I heard "DEFENSE!, DEFENSE!" chants several times in the second half when the skins had the ball. Can anyone confirm this?

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11 minutes ago, VeroViper said:

Watching the game on television I could have sworn I heard "DEFENSE!, DEFENSE!" chants several times in the second half when the skins had the ball. Can anyone confirm this?

I was there, absolutely true. Dallas fans were louder then redskins fans, watching on tv did this reality no justice.  There might be mkre outrage if they didnt mess with crowd noise during broadcasts, it was obvious 

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6 hours ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

 

Once you have as much money as Snyder does, you want more than just $.  In the offseason, he can drown his pain with a new yacht, but once the season gets started again - and he's watching his team get blown out by a hated rival in his house filled with their fans, money starts to mean less.  It has to, unless he really is this awful, evil, greedy man many believe him to be.  I personally don't think he's that guy.  I just think he's fixated on doing things his way and proving people wrong and is too naive to realize that it's never, ever going to happen his way.

 

I'd add that we are likely in a vicious cycle because I doubt he'd ever want to sell the team in the context of ending up a loser.  so he will hang on until/if it turns around, I think.  It's the narrative I've heard beat guys mention about Bruce which is he doesn't want to ever leave on a low but a high -- where he's vindicated. 

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5 minutes ago, Skinsinparadise said:

 

I'd add that we are likely in a vicious cycle because I doubt he'd ever want to sell the team in the context of ending up a loser.  so he will hang on until/if it turns around, I think.  It's the narrative I've heard beat guys mention about Bruce which is he doesn't want to ever leave on a low but a high -- where he's vindicated. 

Doesn’t everyone though?  Nobody wants to head out with their tail head hung low.  

 

In my experience, most people that suck at their jobs think they are good, and it’s other people, situations, and bad luck that make them ‘look’ bad. 

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1 minute ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Doesn’t everyone though?  Nobody wants to head out with their tail head hung low.  

 

In my experience, most people that suck at their jobs think they are good, and it’s other people, situations, and bad luck that make them ‘look’ bad. 

 

Sure, my point is the irony is the stinking is likely making their longevity here to stay.  It's a depressing thought. 

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On the flip side, this was one of the most peaceful games I've ever been to. We've had season tickets since FedEx opened and I've been to many Cowboys games over the years. We always leave angry either from a loss or from the foul mouthed, hyper-bro-aggressive Cowboys fans. This time all the Cowboys fans I met were very gracious and friendly. They obviously feel very at home at FedEx now and don't want to start fights in their own house. 

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