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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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3 hours ago, BleedBNG said:

Ask Indy how tanking turned out.

 

To be fair, Indy didn't tank. The roster used to be quite good, but had slowly eroded away over time. And yet, Peyton Manning was so good he covered up most of it. Until he got hurt and the wheels came off. But Colts actually wanted to be good, just failed at it. The biggest problem was, once they got Luck, they still largely failed at building a roster. At least until very recently.

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They failed because the moron owner fired the coach and Polian at the same time. 3 years after they went to the Super bowl.

 

Yet our GM and coach seem immortal because our owner hasn't won anything in over 20 years after exclaiming how he's going to get the Redskins back to the Super Bowl soon.

 

Dan Snyder is an owner in shellshock due to his own ineptitude.

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29 minutes ago, Jericho said:

To be fair, Indy didn't tank. The roster used to be quite good, but had slowly eroded away over time. And yet, Peyton Manning was so good he covered up most of it. Until he got hurt and the wheels came off. But Colts actually wanted to be good, just failed at it. The biggest problem was, once they got Luck, they still largely failed at building a roster. At least until very recently.

 

There was no erosion. They lost a conference chamionship and a playoff game before they tanked in for Manning a year later. They had six playoff games, one championship, and 2 SB's with a win before they tanked for Luck a year later. All in a row. Irsay was obvious and the fans complied knowing who the QB's would be in the first pick.

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Absolutely no to tanking for Tua! If the Skins end up with a very high pick, fine, but I want no part of any QB that comes from Nick Saban. 

Here's Saban's QB's over his years of coaching at Michigan St., LSU & Alabama:

 

Tony Banks- Michigan St.

Bill Burke- Michigan St.

Marcus Randall- LSU

Matt Mauck- LSU

Rohan Davey- LSU

Josh Booty- LSU

JaMarcus Russell- LSU

John Parker Wilson- Alabama

Greg McElroy- Alabama

AJ McCarron- Alabama

Blake Sims- Alabama

Jake Coker- Alabama

Blake Barnett- Alabama

jalen Hurts- Alabama- left program now at Oklahoma

Tua- Alabama

 

As you can see by these names, Saban hasn't exactly churned out NFL quality QB's. And a bunch of these guys were very successful in college playing for him. To take Tua with a high pick next year and hope that he'll be any different from the guys on the above list would be way too risky in my opinion. Obviously, the jury is still out on Tua & Hurts. But if Hurts turns out to be a good NFL QB, I'd be more inclined to credit that to Lincoln Riley, who has turned Oklahoma into a QB factory.

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9 hours ago, Warhead36 said:

We aren't even close to Miami level of terrible.

I hope that's true. We play them in a few weeks and that we be almost as bad as that game we dropped to Detroit when they were winless for like a year and a half. We can find a way to F it up 

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1 minute ago, TheBlueIndian said:

We can find a way to F it up 

Don't worry the Fins won't let it happen ;)

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23 hours ago, London Kev said:

I've never been comfortable with the concept of tanking, maybe it's a cultural thing?

 

Not many English people would even know what the word meant. Over here, if for example you had lost the first three games in a best-of-five series, you would still play out the last two games. Even though they would be meaningless in regard to the eventual outcome, you would still try to win both of the the last two games, to make the overall score more acceptable and/or avoid the whitewash. There's a term used to describe it, it's called "playing for pride".

 

Can you imagine the humiliating debacle of two teams playing each other, both trying to lose? I would be disgusted with the players, coaches, and owner if I thought that they didn't want to win. Even if we went 0-15, I would still expect them to give their all to try to get to 1-15.

 

I like that the league is based on a model to ensure parity, but IMO you should always play to win.

 

They still play the games even though they are meaningless?  That's really lame, sounds like a money grab and nothing more.  As a fan I would have about as much interest as I would in preseason games.  

 

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5 hours ago, BleedBNG said:

 

There was no erosion. They lost a conference chamionship and a playoff game before they tanked in for Manning a year later. They had six playoff games, one championship, and 2 SB's with a win before they tanked for Luck a year later. All in a row. Irsay was obvious and the fans complied knowing who the QB's would be in the first pick.

 

I'm not sure about that.  In the year prior to drafting Luck their QB situation was so bad after Manning was put on IR they made the desperate move of talking  Kerry Collins out of retirement just before the season started.  That does not sound like the actions of a team trying to tank, if that were the case they would have simply rolled with Curtis Painter which would have pretty much guaranteed the first pick.  It should be pretty obvious by now that those playoff success was mostly due to Manning, the team around him just wasn't very good and once he was gone that was exposed.  

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2 hours ago, fearlessNelms said:

Absolutely no to tanking for Tua! If the Skins end up with a very high pick, fine, but I want no part of any QB that comes from Nick Saban. 

Here's Saban's QB's over his years of coaching at Michigan St., LSU & Alabama:

 

Tony Banks- Michigan St.

Bill Burke- Michigan St.

Marcus Randall- LSU

Matt Mauck- LSU

Rohan Davey- LSU

Josh Booty- LSU

JaMarcus Russell- LSU

John Parker Wilson- Alabama

Greg McElroy- Alabama

AJ McCarron- Alabama

Blake Sims- Alabama

Jake Coker- Alabama

Blake Barnett- Alabama

jalen Hurts- Alabama- left program now at Oklahoma

Tua- Alabama

 

As you can see by these names, Saban hasn't exactly churned out NFL quality QB's. And a bunch of these guys were very successful in college playing for him. To take Tua with a high pick next year and hope that he'll be any different from the guys on the above list would be way too risky in my opinion. Obviously, the jury is still out on Tua & Hurts. But if Hurts turns out to be a good NFL QB, I'd be more inclined to credit that to Lincoln Riley, who has turned Oklahoma into a QB factory.

Many of these guys were really good game managers with leadership qualities. I figured most of them would become decent starters at some point or at least really good backups that stuck around for 10+ years but they just faded away within a few years.

Tua does appear better than the list but I don't think he explodes on the scene in the NFL either. Fortunately The Redskins wouldn't be in the market for A QQ. They will be in the market to trade down to make up for the lack of a second rounder.

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3 hours ago, fearlessNelms said:

Absolutely no to tanking for Tua! If the Skins end up with a very high pick, fine, but I want no part of any QB that comes from Nick Saban. 

Here's Saban's QB's over his years of coaching at Michigan St., LSU & Alabama:

 

Tony Banks- Michigan St.

Bill Burke- Michigan St.

Marcus Randall- LSU

Matt Mauck- LSU

Rohan Davey- LSU

Josh Booty- LSU

JaMarcus Russell- LSU

John Parker Wilson- Alabama

Greg McElroy- Alabama

AJ McCarron- Alabama

Blake Sims- Alabama

Jake Coker- Alabama

Blake Barnett- Alabama

jalen Hurts- Alabama- left program now at Oklahoma

Tua- Alabama

 

As you can see by these names, Saban hasn't exactly churned out NFL quality QB's. And a bunch of these guys were very successful in college playing for him. To take Tua with a high pick next year and hope that he'll be any different from the guys on the above list would be way too risky in my opinion. Obviously, the jury is still out on Tua & Hurts. But if Hurts turns out to be a good NFL QB, I'd be more inclined to credit that to Lincoln Riley, who has turned Oklahoma into a QB factory.

In defense of tua, that list isn't exactly a who's who of first round busts.

Jamarcus Russell is probably the only other player on that list who came out of college with extremely high expectations. 

 

Saban may not be known for producing high end talented quarterbacks but it's not something that has bitten many teams in the ass.

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We haven't even seen what Dwayne Haskins can or can not do and we are already discussing tanking for a first round QB ?!  😂 CMON!😡

 

With that said it is worrisome that both Kyler Murray and Daniel Jones will suit up in week 3 and our knuckle-head is "still learning" on the sidelines 🙄

 

Although i don't support tanking for TUA i would support tanking all of December to land the best Left Tackle in the draft 

 

 

6 hours ago, fearlessNelms said:

Absolutely no to tanking for Tua! If the Skins end up with a very high pick, fine, but I want no part of any QB that comes from Nick Saban. 

Here's Saban's QB's over his years of coaching at Michigan St., LSU & Alabama:

 

Tony Banks- Michigan St.

Bill Burke- Michigan St.

Marcus Randall- LSU

Matt Mauck- LSU

Rohan Davey- LSU

Josh Booty- LSU

JaMarcus Russell- LSU

John Parker Wilson- Alabama

Greg McElroy- Alabama

AJ McCarron- Alabama

Blake Sims- Alabama

Jake Coker- Alabama

Blake Barnett- Alabama

jalen Hurts- Alabama- left program now at Oklahoma

Tua- Alabama

 

As you can see by these names, Saban hasn't exactly churned out NFL quality QB's. And a bunch of these guys were very successful in college playing for him. To take Tua with a high pick next year and hope that he'll be any different from the guys on the above list would be way too risky in my opinion. Obviously, the jury is still out on Tua & Hurts. But if Hurts turns out to be a good NFL QB, I'd be more inclined to credit that to Lincoln Riley, who has turned Oklahoma into a QB factory.

   

 

Have you seen the list of Ohio State QB 's  ? its brutal 

 

 

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16 hours ago, PigskinRedskin said:

Well, if we tanked and went 0-16 and get first pick while Miami would probably get 2nd pick. They pretty much know the Redskins won't draft a QB since we drafted Haskins so really, they would never do a trade.

 

Tell that to Arizona. If we end up with the first pick in the draft we will most likely be in a very similar situation. New coach, GM....the works. And whoever that new coach is may not like Haskins to be his guy. Then you end up with Hebert or Tua and trade Haskins. 

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Nobody intentionally tanks. Not a single person here, in the FO or on the field. No one. It's not a real thing.

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How about we trade Trent and tank for Wisconsin's offensive line.  I'd take their two starting tackles in the first round.  

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9 hours ago, Darrell Green Fan said:

I'm not sure about that.  In the year prior to drafting Luck their QB situation was so bad after Manning was put on IR they made the desperate move of talking  Kerry Collins out of retirement just before the season started.  That does not sound like the actions of a team trying to tank, if that were the case they would have simply rolled with Curtis Painter which would have pretty much guaranteed the first pick.  It should be pretty obvious by now that those playoff success was mostly due to Manning, the team around him just wasn't very good and once he was gone that was exposed.  

 

I guess it's down to a difference of opinion, if you trust the Irsay family. Baltimore sure didn't.

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On 9/20/2019 at 2:41 AM, Timberob said:

I like the Miami mindset of knowing you are going to suck this year and embracing it.

I’ve got good news for you then. We’re gonna continue to suck as long as Dan has his little fingers in everything. Embrace it.

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21 hours ago, BleedBNG said:

 

I guess it's down to a difference of opinion, if you trust the Irsay family. Baltimore sure didn't.

 

Never said I trusted the Irsays, not sure where you are going there. I'm simply pointing out that talking a vet QB out of retirement when they realized how bad their QB situation was is simply not the actions of a team trying to lose every game. 

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31 minutes ago, Darrell Green Fan said:

Never said I trusted the Irsays, not sure where you are going there. I'm simply pointing out that talking a vet QB out of retirement when they realized how bad their QB situation was is simply not the actions of a team trying to lose every game. 

Yeah, plus the entire coaching staff got fired along with a good chunk of the FO. I highly doubt Irsay was like, “hey guys, I need you to tank and then I’m gonna fire you all at the end of the season so it looks like we weren’t losing on purpose. Don’t say anything, ok?” and they were all like, “you got it boss!”

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4 hours ago, Darrell Green Fan said:

Never said I trusted the Irsays, not sure where you are going there. I'm simply pointing out that talking a vet QB out of retirement when they realized how bad their QB situation was is simply not the actions of a team trying to lose every game. 

 

Well, their getting in position for 2 of the most sought after QB's from college since the SB era seemed mighty convenient. I guess you could say they were conveniently sucky at the right times. :rolleyes:

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If we draw out with Miami in the 0-15 bowl.. then they look at Goal Differential

 

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On 9/21/2019 at 12:54 PM, Koolblue13 said:

Nobody intentionally tanks. Not a single person here, in the FO or on the field. No one. It's not a real thing.

Players no, FO’s yes.  There is no other explanation for what Miami is doing.

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