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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
TK

Game Day Thread - Skins at Fins Someone’s Gotta Win

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3 minutes ago, mcdonaldrw said:

we may not know Callahan's adjustments yet, but we do know all about our defensive adjustments already.

True 😂

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I see the loser mentality continues before the half. Someone explain this to me: HOW DO YOU NOT TAKE A SHOT TO GET IN FG RANGE when you have a timeout left and are in good enough field position to do it? Even the commentator said, "They still have time to do it again" after that first pathetic pass from Keenum. 

 

Unreal that Haskins isn't playing in this game. It all just defies logic. 

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2 minutes ago, BoycottEuphemisticFans said:

stephen sims will be the victim of playing time on offense as they focus more on running the ball.  i would then let him return punts because trey quinn does nothing for me as a punt returner.


This is one I’ll give them a chance on to change the next few weeks. But I agree. Emphasis on run means our playmakers need to get the ball in their hands somehow 

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2 minutes ago, BoycottEuphemisticFans said:

stephen sims will be the victim of playing time on offense as they focus more on running the ball.  i would then let him return punts because trey quinn does nothing for me as a punt returner.

 

He could be used in so many interesting ways, like Cohen in CHI has been before. I'm not even convinced Quinn is better than Sims in the slot, Quinn is a guy who should be absolutely excelling with Keenum at QB and I'm not seeing it. 

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23 minutes ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

We’re playing a team who is giving up 40 points a game.  And we’re up by 7.

 

 

 

Gotta start somewhere mate.

 

Lest we forget we’re 0-5 and devoid of any confidence going in.

 

Just get the first W and build from there. 

 

Baby steps.

 

Hail.

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As a new to baseball fan (thanks to the Redskins - Go Nats) who is the baseball equivalent to the Redskins and who the football equivalent to the Nats?

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1 minute ago, Dissident2 said:

I see the loser mentality continues before the half. Someone explain this to me: HOW DO YOU NOT TAKE A SHOT TO GET IN FG RANGE when you have a timeout left and are in good enough field position to do it? Even the commentator said, "They still have time to do it again" after that first pathetic pass from Keenum. 

 

Unreal that Haskins isn't playing in this game. It all just defies logic. 

I agree. At this point change the offense to high light Haskins strengths and see what we have in him. The worse thing that could happen is that he grows and get experience. 

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what if Callahan is a Joe Gibbs-esque halftime adjuster and we come out and totally dominate the..like 35/42 - 7?? 

 

 

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Just now, Idaho fan said:

As a new to baseball fan (thanks to the Redskins - Go Nats) who is the baseball equivalent to the Redskins and who the football equivalent to the Nats?


Baseball is tough, man... maybe the Orioles?

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6 minutes ago, zanshin said:

Have we thrown to a tight-end yet?

 

I don’t think so.  And according to Tony Gonzalez, we don’t have any weapons to throw to anyway.  Nobody “marquis” in his words.

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3 minutes ago, BoycottEuphemisticFans said:

stephen sims will be the victim of playing time on offense as they focus more on running the ball.  i would then let him return punts because trey quinn does nothing for me as a punt returner.

I sure hope not, he has been a real viable weapon for us and outside of Scary Terry and possibly Quinn you don't have a boatload of talent on offense. You find ways to involve someone so dynamic into your game plan.

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17 minutes ago, Voice_of_Reason said:

Honestly anything other than a 14 point or more win against this opponent should be looked at as a failure.

What have we done this season to say we are that much better than the Dolphins? 

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2 minutes ago, Dissident2 said:

Is that photo of the "Fire Bruce Allen" sign on the plane legit? Where was it?


lol not 100% sure to be honest but it’s funny either way.

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Im gonna cover my face/eye's with my hand.. But kinda peek through the fingers, if ya know what I mean.. 

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Jon Allen with the deflected pass and defense gets off the field 👏 Hope the offense can hold up it's end and get some points.

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1 minute ago, GoDeep81 said:

Im gonna cover my face/eye's with my hand.. But kinda peek through the fingers, if ya know what I mean.. 

 

It is kind of horrific...I'll tell ya when you can look. 

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