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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, Taylor 36 said:

Why do we still have Reed on our roster?  Mr. Glass is available more consistently than Jordan.

 

On the bright side, no other team will ever want him because he is so injury prone, so this could be his last year in the NFL,  Now I won't need to burn my JR Autographed helmet and Football. :)

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18 minutes ago, Howie411 said:

 

On the bright side, no other team will ever want him because he is so injury prone, so this could be his last year in the NFL,  Now I won't need to burn my JR Autographed helmet and Football. :)

 

Hope you realize how self-serving and gross this post is.  

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1 hour ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

Hope you realize how self-serving and gross this post is.  

You serious? I thought it was freaking hilarious!

But seriously how does a concussion last several weeks

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30 minutes ago, PerryMason said:

But seriously how does a concussion last several weeks

Well it's not his first one.

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32 minutes ago, PerryMason said:

You serious? I thought it was freaking hilarious!

But seriously how does a concussion last several weeks

Considering it’s his sixth or seventh that we know of, it’s probably going to last a lifetime.

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Someone close to him should sit him down and try to talk him into retiring. With all the cases coming to light around the league he needs to consider his quality of life at this point.

Everytime I see him play and take a hit I shudder and expect him to not get up. Being a die hard fan, I hate to lose such a player.... take care of yourself!

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54 minutes ago, PerryMason said:

You serious? I thought it was freaking hilarious!

But seriously how does a concussion last several weeks

 

It's hilarious to you that the guy said "on the bright side" Reed's career is probably over due to concussions? Because he has some little collectors helmet signed by him or something, and he'd have ti burn it if he ever played somewhere else? Guess I don't see the humor in it. All very normal adult human things to think, though. Yup. 

 

A concussion is a bruise on your brain, essentially. What year are you from? Reed is probably going to suffer from CTE his entire life. 

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1 hour ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

It's hilarious to you that the guy said "on the bright side" Reed's career is probably over due to concussions? Because he has some little collectors helmet signed by him or something, and he'd have ti burn it if he ever played somewhere else? Guess I don't see the humor in it. All very normal adult human things to think, though. Yup. 

 

A concussion is a bruise on your brain, essentially. What year are you from? Reed is probably going to suffer from CTE his entire life. 

 

I think he was saying it more in the context of fans who get autographed jerseys or something like that and then the player leaves the team and is either seen as a traitor or does better for another organization than he did for the Redskins.  More about TE #86 rather than Jordan Reed.

Without that context, it'd be a despicable joke.  With it, I can see the humor.  It's not that funny, but it's not with a malicious intent.

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He truly needs to retire, for his own sake. It may even be too late, who knows? Selfishly, it's such a shame from a football perspective, as he really was one of the best tight ends I've ever seen when he was healthy and hungry. I remember hearing Shanahan talking about him years ago when they first got him, saying how he was going to surprise the league and be one of the best TEs in the league. Absolutely sucks all around. 

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23 hours ago, SkinsGuy said:

 

Not only that, according to this article, it could be "weeks" before Reed can play:

 

https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/redskins/jordan-reed-ruled-out-monday-night-and-could-be-weeks-away-source

That's so crazy.  I know he is a beast when healthy, but he is NEVER health, so it's a moot point.  Time to move on, and it appears that we don't have a choice in the matter.  For his sake, it is time to move on as well.  He has to think about his quality of life moving forward.

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On 9/21/2019 at 8:48 PM, BatteredFanSyndrome said:

Considering it’s his sixth or seventh that we know of, it’s probably going to last a lifetime.

 

I chuckled at this one. Not because the situation is funny, but because in 2019, people still don't have a grasp of what concussions can do. I guess, considering the Science of it is still being hashed out, it makes sense. The brain is complicated thing indeed. 

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