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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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56 minutes ago, clskinsfan said:

I'll be honest with you Randy. I wouldnt even be mad if Snyder pulled an Irsay and moved the team in the middle of the night. We would either get an expansion team or another team in here in a few years. And if that would be the price to pay to get Snyder out of DC I would do it in a heartbeat. I am DONE with Dan Snyder. I KNOW how he made his money and who made it for him. I also know what he did to those people once he made that money. The man is nothing but a loser.

 

I would not object either, as long as the NFL did what they did with Modell and made him leave the name "Cleveland Browns" and its history behind.

 

Take the team to Timbuktu if Snyder wants to, but leave the name "Washington Redskins", its history and its Super Bowl trophies behind.

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New plan: Everyone buys a ticket, goes to the Patriots game. A sea of Redskins fans. Every offensive down, boo. Every defensive play, stone cold silence. Boo the team the entire way through. I would pay money to see that happen.

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I know this won't be a popular answer here, but I really started to sour irreparably on the team in the wake of how Snyder handled the whole name issue. I don't think the objection to "Redskins" is purely some kind of ultraliberal cause--I think it's a natural progression of our society's awareness about our racist past and some of the cultural ramifications. Speaking only for myself--I know others have a different view--I grew up in Cleveland (around the Indians and Chief Wahoo) and as a Redskins fan, but once I moved to New Mexico and spent a lot of time around Native people, I came to see that these names and this imagery is outdated and racist, even if unintentionally. That Dan Snyder stomped his feet and wouldn't even acknowledge that this is real for people said a lot about him as a person--and there was already plenty not to like. I don't want to debate this here--like I said, I know it's a hot issue and I'm only speaking for myself.

 

So, couple this growing distance between me and the team with year after year of woeful play, and I'm at the point (have been for a couple years) where I just can't bring myself to watch anymore. RGIII's rookie season was a lot of fun, and I suppose that if every year were similar to that, I'd come back around. But it's not worth the time or frustration, and it's not like Snyder deserves any kind of loyalty.

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I'm sorry but any Redskin fan that calls for the team to leave can go with it...  You'll never get another team back.. period end of story.. 

There is always a chance of a team turning around, there is NO CHANCE if there is no team.

Go take your relocation talk to Timbuktu..

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7 minutes ago, worldpost said:

I'm sorry but any Redskin fan that calls for the team to leave can go with it...  You'll never get another team back.. period end of story.. 

There is always a chance of a team turning around, there is NO CHANCE if there is no team.

Go take your relocation talk to Timbuktu..

 

Yes. I’m sure the NFL would be happy without a team in the richest metropolitan area in the country where the world’s seat of power rests. If the Redskins left, another team would either materialize or relocate within three years. Probably the Jaguars. DC should get an AFC team anyway-there’s certainly enough people.

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1 minute ago, D’Pablo said:

 

Yes. I’m sure the NFL would be happy without a team in the richest metropolitan area in the country where the world’s seat of power rests. If the Redskins left, another team would either materialize or relocate within three years. Probably the Jaguars. DC should get an AFC team anyway-there’s certainly enough people.

Oh I'm sure they want a market that can't fill half of it's stadium..  Your delusional to think it would be so easy..  The name to the stadium to the transient population are anchors to this team.. Don't believe me.. look at how the evaluation of this team has fallen over the years...  If you don't want to root for this team.. that's fine..  Go buy a another jersey and wave bye bye..  just don't let the door hit you...  

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Advertising for season tickets during the games.  This team is a laughing stock.  Nobody wants to go to the **** hole you’ve built, Dan.

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19 minutes ago, worldpost said:

I'm sorry but any Redskin fan that calls for the team to leave can go with it...  You'll never get another team back.. period end of story.. 

There is always a chance of a team turning around, there is NO CHANCE if there is no team.

Go take your relocation talk to Timbuktu..

 

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1 minute ago, worldpost said:

Oh I'm sure they want a market that can't fill half of it's stadium..  Your delusional to think it would be so easy..  The name to the stadium to the transient population are anchors to this team.. Don't believe me.. look at how the evaluation of this team has fallen over the years...  If you don't want to root for this team.. that's fine..  Go buy a another jersey and wave bye bye..  just don't let the door hit you...  

 

That this team still has a valuation in the top five of the league has much more to do with where the product is located than the product itself. And believe me, I’m the one that’ll be slamming the door as the Skins move to Richmond or Virginia Beach. I sure as hell am sick of this product representing the place of my birth.

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10 minutes ago, worldpost said:

Oh I'm sure they want a market that can't fill half of it's stadium..  Your delusional to think it would be so easy..  The name to the stadium to the transient population are anchors to this team.. Don't believe me.. look at how the evaluation of this team has fallen over the years...  If you don't want to root for this team.. that's fine..  Go buy a another jersey and wave bye bye..  just don't let the door hit you...  

 

Trying to police the fanhood of the worst franchise in the league, exciting hobby you have. I'm sure your gung-ho loyalty must be being rewarded? No? You have to eat the same **** sandwich as the rest of us? Alright then, sit back down. 

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3 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

Trying to police the fanhood of the worst franchise in the league, exciting hobby you have. I'm sure your gung-ho loyalty must be being rewarded? No? You have to eat the same **** sandwich as the rest of us? Alright then, sit back down. 

Of course I'm not happy with the direction of this team, but advocating your team move, and believing that your going to get another one is folly

And telling me to sit down is as much folly as wanting the team to move.. So as one response to me stated  "NO"

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33 minutes ago, worldpost said:

I'm sorry but any Redskin fan that calls for the team to leave can go with it...  You'll never get another team back.. period end of story.. 

There is always a chance of a team turning around, there is NO CHANCE if there is no team.

Go take your relocation talk to Timbuktu..

You mean like Baltimore and Cleveland never got another team?

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7 minutes ago, worldpost said:

Of course I'm not happy with the direction of this team, but advocating your team move, and believing that your going to get another one is folly

And telling me to sit down is as much folly as wanting the team to move.. So as one response to me stated  "NO"

 

Apology accepted man, I agree that we're all equally fans of this ****ty team and can root for them and for the change we think would be beneficial in our own way without judging people's fanhood and stuff. Really well put by you, couldn't have said it better myself. 

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7 minutes ago, Csup said:

You mean like Baltimore and Cleveland never got another team?

Apples to Oranges...  

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Dan moving the team is the best possible scenario.  Even if we don’t have a team in DC, at least we aren’t stuck with this garbage forever.

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I've heard fellow fans talk about apathy for a few years now, but this year is just total MEH don't care.  

 

I used to feel nervous and anxious right before kickoff.  I feel nothing now.  I guess I still care a little, but.....meh.

 

The team has survived and kept it's fans through the apathy , but this feels different.  The Redskins are moving toward "no one cares about your team" territory like some new expansion team.  Our history is the only reason people still care and that's being wiped out.  We don't care which coach or QB or GM it is anymore, we've shuffled through plenty of them and it only gets worse.  Even firings and changes won't bring hope.  It's sad.

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2 minutes ago, JohntheRedskinsFan said:

After 39 years... Go Cheifs!!!!

If you are going to root for them you may want to learn the correct spelling.  

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I missed most of the game after the first Giants TD, ended up playing D&D, it was way more fun, I never thought it would come down to that

 

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27 minutes ago, Csup said:

You mean like Baltimore and Cleveland never got another team?

 

I think it’s more like Los Angeles.

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The 2 things that bring back IMO, is Snyder selling the team and a new stadium built by the new owner.  The erosion is going to continue until you see a near empty FedEx 

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