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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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Report: Snyder, Allen Angry About Capitals and Nationals Success

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The Washington Capitals run to a Stanley Cup title in 2018 did not please Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder or team president Bruce Allen, Chris Russell said on 106.7 The Fan. In fact, Russell said they were "very, very angry and hostile" about the Capitals' success. When asked by Grant & Danny if the Redskins president would be happy about the Washington Nationals clinching a playoff spot this week, Russell said, "I don't think Bruce would be happy for anybody else's success." 

 

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"They see that the pie is expanding for the other teams in the market, which is their competitors," Russell told The Junkies.

 

If true, then good. I hope the Nationals victory last night chaps that little midgets ass.

 

He has no one to blame but himself for this wretched product

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That's not good, that's horrible.  The other DC teams are always showing support for each other and even the Redskins in regards to playoff success. 

 

How petty is it to be rooting against them because it affects their market share? 2012 should've shown success can be shared in what is now a clear 4 pro team town, stop running the team like a third world country and people will come, we've already seen that.

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This first time in my life I’ve felt any inclination to root against the Skins. 

 

 

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I'd like to believe this story so I could hate them even more, but this doesn't pass my sniff test. Who knows..

 

That Nats game last night was sick though, right?!

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2 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

But do we really believe Chris Russell?

 

It gave me pause too...but he was the first to report on the Scot McLoughan fiasco. Who knows, could be BS but would it surprise you? You've seen how petty and childish El Dano can be. 

 

Dan must really hate the Ravens, because they're the absolute antithesis of the Redskins in every aspect of a pro football team.

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5 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

But do we really believe Chris Russell?

 

That's fair, does it shock you if true?  I'll pay more attention to facebook, I have not seen a congratulatory post from redskins for the Nats last night yet

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1 minute ago, Renegade7 said:

 

That's fair, does it shock you if true?  I'll pay more attention to facebook, I have not seen a congratulatory post from redskins for the Nats last night yet

Oh no it doesn't shock me at all, I'm just saying its not the most reliable of sources.

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9 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

But do we really believe Chris Russell?

 

This Chris Russell fellow is not on the up & up? 

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If Dan and Bruce actually think anything the Caps or Nats do effects the Redskins, they’re dilutions.  

 

They’ve broken this thing with no help from anybody else.

 

Also, if they really were that bitter, I doubt they would have invited the Caps to FedEx with the Stanley Cup to parade around.  If they were that upset, they would have seen it as running their nose in it.

 

 

There are plenty of reasons to hate Dan and Bruce.  This feels like piling on.  

 

Though I’ve been wrong about this before.  

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The Nats winning last night gives people in DC something else to focus on besides our messy football team, that's good for Dan and Bruce.

 

I could see the Nats making them both feel insecure but "very angry and hostile", seems a bit over the top but I expect to see a lot of this type of news over the next several months.

 

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

That's fair, does it shock you if true?  I'll pay more attention to facebook, I have not seen a congratulatory post from redskins for the Nats last night yet

Have we seen one from the Caps?  Or Wizards?  

 

I dont know of first round playoff wins typically get responses from the other teams. 

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4 minutes ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

 

I dont know of first round playoff wins typically get responses from the other teams. 

 

The Nats winning a playoff game before the Redskins won a regular season game had to be a prop bet offered somewhere. 

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6 minutes ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

Also, if they really were that bitter, I doubt they would have invited the Caps to FedEx with the Stanley Cup to parade around.  If they were that upset, they would have seen it as running their nose in it.

 

There are plenty of reasons to hate Dan and Bruce.  This feels like piling on.  

 

Good points

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I honestly don't believe the narrative being examined or told. I DO believe Dan is upset THe Skins have not scratched the surface of success. I do believe Dan is looking at Bruce now that Ted realized Grunfeld was not the  GM for the Wizards. IF we pray right, WE can hope Dan talked to Ted and asked for that consulting firm  # and has them on speed dial. As a matter of fact has already consulted with them on finding an Executive, coaching, and GM staff.

 

Replace the whole DAmn staff Except for Smith. Doug included.

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I wouldn't really read too much into this. Probably very subjective and ultimately, not a story that has any real meaning.

 

But all the same, if they are really seething with rage, they're welcome to go down the mob vengeance route towards those responsible for the team's failure. I'm more than happy to give them a rope, but I'll let them choose the tree to hang themselves from.

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8 minutes ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

Have we seen one from the Caps?  Or Wizards?  

 

I dont know of first round playoff wins typically get responses from the other teams. 

 

They haven't, but think about the number of times we've seen players at other teams game in the playoffs versus their relationship with the Redskins. 

 

John Wall wore a national jersey to throw out a first pitch and comes to a Redskins game in a Cowboys jersey.  I'll give you that its Leonsis teams that most openly support each other publicly and via social media, but they show a level of love for the Nats they really dont for the skins and vice versa

 

Anyone remember this doozy?

 

 

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Eh.....don't buy it.  I can understand if the article framed it more that Snyder & Allen were envious of the Nats & Caps because they want to also be a winner, but angry that the other local teams are having success? Nah.

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25 minutes ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

If Dan and Bruce actually think anything the Caps or Nats do effects the Redskins, they’re dilutions.  

 

They’ve broken this thing with no help from anybody else.

 

Also, if they really were that bitter, I doubt they would have invited the Caps to FedEx with the Stanley Cup to parade around.  If they were that upset, they would have seen it as running their nose in it.

 

 

There are plenty of reasons to hate Dan and Bruce.  This feels like piling on.  

 

Though I’ve been wrong about this before.  

I'll say this hate of the other teams isnt substantiated, but that they love what the other 3 teams are doing isnt either.  Did they let them bring that trophy in for any other reason then to sell consessions?  

 

It's a reach to say they hate them, but outside the love the redskins showed after the Caps won the championship, it does feel the caps showing more love to the skins then other way around

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Just more stupidity.  

 

The amount of hubris that this front office and ownership has is ridiculous.  

2 minutes ago, NoCalMike said:

Eh.....don't buy it.  I can understand if the article framed it more that Snyder & Allen were envious of the Nats & Caps because they want to also be a winner, but angry that the other local teams are having success? Nah.

 

I can totally buy it.  Game 3 is scheduled to be played on Sunday at Nats park.  Now we all know that no one's coming to Fed Ex anymore except opposing fans but if you're a DC sports fan, what are you gonna watch on Sunday?  Brady decimating the Skins or a playoff baseball game where the Nats actually have a chance?  Moreover, which one would you rather go see?

 

Envious, probably.  Angry is believable, too.  I believe they're so disillusioned about how this franchise is viewed right now that they think they're still #1 and are butthurt at the idea that fans might want to watch something else on Sunday because...well, we're the Redskins and how could anyone else want to watch something else?

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17 minutes ago, Spaceman Spiff said:

Just more stupidity.  

 

The amount of hubris that this front office and ownership has is ridiculous.  

 

I can totally buy it.  Game 3 is scheduled to be played on Sunday at Nats park.  Now we all know that no one's coming to Fed Ex anymore except opposing fans but if you're a DC sports fan, what are you gonna watch on Sunday?  Brady decimating the Skins or a playoff baseball game where the Nats actually have a chance?  Moreover, which one would you rather go see?

 

Envious, probably.  Angry is believable, too.  I believe they're so disillusioned about how this franchise is viewed right now that they think they're still #1 and are butthurt at the idea that fans might want to watch something else on Sunday because...well, we're the Redskins and how could anyone else want to watch something else?

 

I personally will be watching the skins game here in Miami to be part of History when the skins go 1-15, I will be able to say I saw it First hand. 

I am a little used to being broken-hearted by the Nats,  a whole lot of Hurt. I am true fan to the end. Even if they don't go any further. Skins....ehhh. use to i

 

And IF the story is true, Dan and Brucey must be really hanging nails now that the Mystics are in the Finals...Doing Well

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I'd love to believe this, but it's Chris Russell.

 

Imagine how salty they'd be if the Mystics continued in the WNBA playoffs, but the 'Skins can't get out of their own way... 🤣

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