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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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I'd like to know how they think Jay managed to make all phases of the game plan and individual players' techniques suck without the rest of the coaching staff being able to fix any part of it?

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To Bruce: Does Dan Snyder realize that his intervention is what disallows this team from succeeding?

 

I'm really just hoping that Bruce says something that gets him fired, but if this somehow creates a reflection moment with Snyder I'll take it. 

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He is just giving standard politician answers.  Garbage speaker.  Just deflecting and arrogance.

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Presser Summary

 

Keim with the first question - couldn't hear him.  Bruce answers working towards the Dolphins game and finishing the season

 

Plan at QB - Callahan decides who is the QB.  Ask him later.

 

JP: No success in your tenure - whats your level of accountability.  We are all involved, don't want to hide. All we can do is work, stadium workers... we all care.

 

Jay not fired for Cause.

 

Primary decision maker - 38% wins - what would you have done differently.  Never planned on coaching change. All we can do is improve.

 

Dan not addressing the fans - because Bruce is.  Dan makes himself avail time to time.

 

Success in Oak and Tampa. What is the plan for DC.  Bill implementing a plan.

 

Drafting Haskins - all on same page. Coaches in draft meetings and sign off on everything. Jay was excited about Haskins.

 

Stadium overrun. Can you apologize to fans? And what will you do to make things better. Spins it to being Patriots just being a strong team. Our fans made $ on selling tickets to people in the NE. 

 

How will you evaluate coaching search.  Talk later in year. 

 

Trent - yeah he is not here - no dialogue. No consideration to trading him.

 

No on field success - culture is DAMN good.  Young guys came from winning culture. We got Landon. How does culture translate to wins - winning!

 

Over the decade culture building - Got Scot, Gruden. Nothing has worked, why so hard to set culture.  6-3 last year - it was working damn good. have to work to win.

 

I wish someone would have yelled - talk to you again in 4 years!

 

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Recap of presser:

 

  • Passed the buck when questioned on win %
  • Said we have a "damn good" culture
  • Drink Coors

 

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3 minutes ago, RandyHolt said:

Presser Summary

 

Keim with the first question - couldn't hear him.  Bruce answers working towards the Dolphins game and finishing the season

 

Plan at QB - Callahan decides who is the QB.  Ask him later.

 

JP: No success in your tenure - whats your level of accountability.  We are all involved, don't want to hide. All we can do is work, stadium workers... we all care.

 

Jay not fired for Cause.

 

Primary decision maker - 38% wins - what would you have done differently.  Never planned on coaching change. All we can do is improve.

 

Dan not addressing the fans - because Bruce is.  Dan makes himself avail time to time.

 

Success in Oak and Tampa. What is the plan for DC.  Bill implementing a plan.

 

Drafting Haskins - all on same page. Coaches in draft meetings and sign off on everything. Jay was excited about Haskins.

 

Stadium overrun. Can you apologize to fans? And what will you do to make things better. Spins it to being Patriots just being a strong team. Our fans made $ on selling tickets to people in the NE. 

 

How will you evaluate coaching search.  Talk later in year. 

 

Trent - yeah he is not here - no dialogue. No consideration to trading him.

 

No on field success - culture is DAMN good.  Young guys came from winning culture. We got Landon. How does culture translate to wins - winning!

 

Over the decade culture building - Scott Gruden. Nothing has worked, why so hard to set culture.  6-3 last year - it was working damn good. have to work to win.

 

 

 

 

Oh boy,....he's just so inspiring!  Culture is damn good based on the 6-3 record last season before Alex's leg was destroyed.  And, come on the young guys want to win so,...it's all good.  You're doing a lovely job Bruce! 

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What was your Blood Crown Royal Content % when you decided it was a good idea to fire the coach but keep the "GM"?

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How does it feel to play about 13 or so road games per year? Was yesterday embarrassing enough? How about last year's finale?

 

What are you looking for in the next head coach?

 

This organization strives for accountability. But you are still employed. Please explain?

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, RandyHolt said:

No on field success - culture is DAMN good.

 

Bruce is many things, but you gotta hand it to him. He's got a set of balls on him to say the culture is DAMN good. 

 

I wish someone would have countered if our 'DAMN' good culture isn't working what can we do to worsen it? I'm wondering if that's even possible. 

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51 minutes ago, RandyHolt said:

Presser Summary

 

Keim with the first question - couldn't hear him.  Bruce answers working towards the Dolphins game and finishing the season

 

Plan at QB - Callahan decides who is the QB.  Ask him later.

 

JP: No success in your tenure - whats your level of accountability.  We are all involved, don't want to hide. All we can do is work, stadium workers... we all care.

 

Jay not fired for Cause.

 

Primary decision maker - 38% wins - what would you have done differently.  Never planned on coaching change. All we can do is improve.

 

Dan not addressing the fans - because Bruce is.  Dan makes himself avail time to time.

 

Success in Oak and Tampa. What is the plan for DC.  Bill implementing a plan.

 

Drafting Haskins - all on same page. Coaches in draft meetings and sign off on everything. Jay was excited about Haskins.

 

Stadium overrun. Can you apologize to fans? And what will you do to make things better. Spins it to being Patriots just being a strong team. Our fans made $ on selling tickets to people in the NE. 

 

How will you evaluate coaching search.  Talk later in year. 

 

Trent - yeah he is not here - no dialogue. No consideration to trading him.

 

No on field success - culture is DAMN good.  Young guys came from winning culture. We got Landon. How does culture translate to wins - winning!

 

Over the decade culture building - Got Scot, Gruden. Nothing has worked, why so hard to set culture.  6-3 last year - it was working damn good. have to work to win.

 

I wish someone would have yelled - talk to you again in 4 years!

 

 

Pretty good summary of what I watched and heard.  That was 15 minutes I will never have back.  The two biggest laughers...Reporter Q: Why isn't Dan talking to us? A: Because I am.  Bruce: "We have a damn good culture".  

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50 minutes ago, Hooterman said:

 

Reporter Q: Why isn't Dan talking to us? A: Because I am.

 

This is exactly why we should know Bruce isn't going anywhere. He allows Dan to make all these weasel moves while taking all the heat for it. 

 

If anything Bruce knows his most important job is not letting the media get to Dan, which unfortunately is a massive weakness to the franchise. It hammers home a 'zero accountability' model from the top down. 

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Posted (edited)

When will Dan Snyder sell the team and end the curse?

 

139 wins - 185 Losses - 1 tie - Dan Snyder's record.  

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9 hours ago, stoshuaj said:

If you were at the press conference and get to ask one question of Bruce Allen, what would it be?

 

Why are you still here?

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