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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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So about this Chicago Game?

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8 minutes ago, superozman said:

It truly is a sad state when the fans in the area won't go with a free ticket, sadly defines this team right now.

 

I live in Philly and was contemplating taking a half day monday/half day tuesday and going because it's so cheap, and being solo!  But this just is an example of the frustration from the fans.

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Fans are turning down free tickets to the game?

 

 

5 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

oh. 1997. Weird that the stat is only from 1998 to now though, as you said. Probably why i didnt look at the 1997 MNF games list. 

 

If the 1-16 stat came from the Washington Post, it's even weirder that they started in 1998 instead of 1997 lol...this is from a WP article in 2016:

 

"Washington is now 2-15 in “Monday Night Football” games at home since FedEx Field opened in 1997."

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

If the 1-16 stat came from the Washington Post, it's even weirder that they started in 1998 instead of 1997 lol...this is from a WP article in 2016:

 

"Washington is now 2-15 in “Monday Night Football” games at home since FedEx Field opened in 1997."

 

 

I guess The Washington Post must not have known that Jack Kent Cooke stadium was the same stadium, just different name 😂

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8 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

Fans are turning down free tickets to the game?

 

 

Look at the 4th - 6th post in this thread.

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4 minutes ago, superozman said:

 

Look at the 4th - 6th post in this thread.

 

Ah, I thought you had read somewhere that local fans were turning down free tickets lol...(by the way, that SemperFi guy doesn't live in the area, I don't think).

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This is a chance to break the curse.

Chicago's offense is GARBAGE. Even OUR defense can hold Trubisky. He looks completely lost with the ball.
Press him and he will fold right up like a card table.

 

yeah yeah their defense. They'll get theirs, so don't turn the ball over. Minimize the damage. Period. There will be shots we can take so long as we don't make the crucial error of giving them short fields turning it over.

I say 17 points wins this game.

We can get that.

And i bet they can't.

 

~Bang

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15 minutes ago, Bang said:

This is a chance to break the curse.

Chicago's offense is GARBAGE. Even OUR defense can hold Trubisky. He looks completely lost with the ball.
Press him and he will fold right up like a card table.

Okay, so which team's defense are we talking about here? We're clearly not talking about the Redskins.

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I think Bang is right about the 17 points but think it will be more like, 5 field goals and a safety.

 

I would be giving Dustin Hopkins a lot of long kicks in practice.

 

It would be so Redskins to have newly anointed kicker darling Daniel Larusso, er, I mean, Eddy Pinero, beat us as time expires as whomever is calling the games now can exclaim, the legend grows.  

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2 hours ago, SemperFi Skins said:

I wouldn't go if someone literally gave me free tickets and offered to drive me there with free food and drink...

 

You could get me to go pretty much anywhere under those stipulations...

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This is one of the most depressing threads I've ever read on ES. 

 

The Stadium used to be my "go-to" page, but not anymore.  

 

The vitriol, pessimism,  sadness, apathy, whatever, (which I understand) , is tiresome.  

 

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3 minutes ago, Skinsfan1311 said:

This is one of the most depressing threads I've ever read on ES. 

 

The Stadium used to be my "go-to" page, but not anymore.  

 

The vitriol, pessimism,  sadness, apathy, whatever, (which I understand) , is tiresome.  

 

I get it, but what do you want folks to talk about?

 

I'd imagine the tailgate is both the happiest thread and place to be at FedExField.

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2 minutes ago, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

I get it, but what do you want folks to talk about?

 

I'd imagine the tailgate is both the happiest thread and place to be at FedExField.

 

I don't know.  

 

The posts on ES have become as predictable as Grudens playcalling.

 

It's pretty much variations of , "Gruden sucks" "Snyder sucks" "Fire Bruce Allen" "Offense sucks" "Defense sucks" "Special Teams suck"  "team is dysfunctional", etc.

That, and douchey, "clever" gifs.

 

The board used to be so much fun, lots of meaningful discourse,  about actual football. Now it's just a big ****-fest.

I understand perfectly well how it came to this, I just don't like it.

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2 hours ago, hatchetwound said:

:lol: 


But our fans apthatic approach is fairly new.   But it wasn't ALWAYS like this.  The sell out streak just ended last year.  For YEARS we had the highest attendance in the league.  So yeah, now our stadium is basically a host destination for opposing fans.  But this is, for the most part (vs Pittsburgh 2008 MNF aside), a new development.

 

The sellout streak ended several years ago, not last year.   Last year was when they finally admitted it.   I'd guess the last true sellout was during the 2015-16 season, but who the hell knows.    

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I can't imagine a victory.  The Bears defense will eat the Skins alive and the Skins defense is probably the slump buster Trubisky needs to get off the schneide.  Washington has become the League's confidence builder.

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The only thing to be optimistic about at this point is that this game gets us one step closer to the off-season so we can re-load some level of hope with a new coaching staff.

 

That, or Mansucky will be fired after Tribiski looks like an all-star.

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4 hours ago, SemperFi Skins said:

I wouldn't go if someone literally gave me free tickets and offered to drive me there with free food and drink...

Literally this is what I am doing for someone to get them to go with me....hahahha. Gotta laugh or I will cry.

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5 minutes ago, Hoover-ball said:

Literally this is what I am doing for someone to get them to go with me....hahahha. Gotta laugh or I will cry.

If you need someone else to go to a game with you this season let me know! As long as you pay for my drinks :D (and just to warn you, i drink like a fish...) 

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1 hour ago, NickyJ said:

Okay, so which team's defense are we talking about here? We're clearly not talking about the Redskins.

 

Doesn't matter.

ANY team's defense. their offense is HORRIBLE.

Mitch Trubisky can't pass gas, much less a football.

That offense is worse than our defense. 

 

AND, i do have confidence in our passing game. Our offense has already faced two decent defenses, and a damn good front in Dallas, and we made plays.

it won't take much. If we don't turn it over, we can play the field position game, make a few plays and win.

 

~Bang

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25 minutes ago, Skinsfan1311 said:

It's pretty much variations of , "Gruden sucks" "Snyder sucks" "Fire Bruce Allen" "Offense sucks" "Defense sucks" "Special Teams suck"  "team is dysfunctional", etc.

That, and douchey, "clever" gifs.

 

 

 

The Marching Band is pretty good.

 

But, all snark aside, even with the misery, we are here...still posting...hoping for some good news but in absence of that, misery, indeed, loves company.

 

To build on Bang's positive mojo above, we win Monday Night and on the road against the Giants, lose to Pats, beat the Phish and we are 3-3 and hopefully getting healthier.  Hope that helps, hope is all I got.

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Seriously...

things we all knew:
The first five games are rough, and many of us had us coming through it with 2 wins at best.

Greg manusky stinks.

 

So, now that we see it in front of us, well, we can **** a lot about Manusky, but the fact is if it weren't FOR him, we could be 2-0 or 1-1. 
We also know that after this initial Murderer's Row, the schedule gets a lot better. 

we absolutely can snatch one from Chicago.

 

~Bang

 

 

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43 minutes ago, Coach Janky Spanky said:

 

The sellout streak ended several years ago, not last year.   Last year was when they finally admitted it.   I'd guess the last true sellout was during the 2015-16 season, but who the hell knows.    

I'm not sure this makes sense to me.  You determine sell outs by tickets sold and gate numbers right?  Those are cold hard facts.  Are you saying they manipulated and sent fake data to the nfl?

 

And if the sell out streak before 2018, why were there these articles???

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/the-redskins-say-theyve-sold-out-every-game-since-1967-the-streak-may-end-sunday/2018/09/11/d86d29d0-b5d4-11e8-a2c5-3187f427e253_story.html

 

 

After the game:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/16/redskins-50-year-sellout-streak-ends/

 

 

 

Are you sure you are not thinking of them admitting about the season ticket wating list?  That wasn't a thing for a decade yet they kept up the charade. 

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4 hours ago, Howie411 said:

tickets are selling for like $25 on the secondary market.  Ugh I can't even give mine away....

I know this was tongue in cheek...however if you ever wanna give some away...

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I think we win this game. Sad that are home town fans won't be representing Redskins nation in a good way by showing up and supporting our team. The fan base is stronger outside of D.C. HTTR!

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A friend just told me, "hey, I'll just make a list of redskins miscues and see how many we hit before I'm passed out drunk."

As if I wasn't depressed enough.

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