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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.

       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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Coaching Wars Episode VII - The Shanny Strikes Back aka Skins vs 9ers Game Day Thread

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42 minutes ago, GOSKINS_08 said:

Clearly don’t trust Keenum but Haskins still can’t see the field? Oh the weather will definitely be used as an excuse to trot sorry ass Keenum out there again. ****

 

Surely somebody in the building is thinking about starting the Rook at Buffalo.

 

I think I would.

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This game was reminding me of '93 when we lost to the Jets 3-0. AP made sure that didn't happen. I don't know if we're the worse team in the NFL, but I do know we have the worst offense. They are pitiful. And we lose more in penalties than we gain. When we can't do anything to score, the D seems to pick it up a bit. But when we are ahead at any time (seems like long ago), the D slacks off. They never come together, but it's that way every year. Felt sorry for the D this game. Waiting for the O to do something and they keep screwing it up. The announcers were wondering if Haskins might go in. Yeah right, in this crappy weather? Sure. Keenum and McCoy are boring QB's, but with our Oline's pass protection (which is non existent), I don't mind keeping Haskins out for some games before he gets hurt.

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1 minute ago, Leonard Washington said:

I have no idea what happened to Case.  He was decent at the start of the season.

 

He's hurt, he's rattled, he knows he has a rookie nipping at his heels (probably ready at the bye week and making better throws every week in practice), and he wasn't that good to begin with. 

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2 minutes ago, Mpvanskins said:

Bro, if you’re gonna go just go....I’m not here to argue with you.

Don't jump back on the bandwagon when we go 3-13 next year though

Best of Luck to your Skins. Lord knows you and Them will need it!

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In 20 years nothing has shown me that the skins will ever compete for a SB under this owner.  Winning a payoff game every 10 years and division title every 7 years does not count.  Right now Haskins is the latest hope for the future.

 

But when you have Allen as your VP and won't trade Williams out of pride instead of getting some quality draft picks explains why this team has issues.

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Just now, Leonard Washington said:

Sad loss.  As the game got tight, the skins should have took some chances.

 

would've just made it less tight

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Just now, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

He's hurt, he's rattled, he knows he has a rookie nipping at his heels (probably ready at the bye week and making better throws every week in practice), and he wasn't that good to begin with. 

 

Plus his last chance to get another contract. Dealing with pressure is underrated in evaluating QBs. But pressure comes in many forms.

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3 minutes ago, Leonard Washington said:

I have no idea what happened to Case.  He was decent at the start of the season.

Zero confidence. Gets happy feet quick and accuracy is piss poor. He's left a lot of points on the field. Finally actually connected w/ Quinn. Call me ignorant, but i just don't see what he's giving the team that Haskins can't at this point. 

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Just now, carex said:

 

would've just made it less tight

I dunno a play action pass on first down instead of a run or misdirection that didn't result in an Inside run, might have been useful.

 

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2 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

 

He's hurt, he's rattled, he knows he has a rookie nipping at his heels (probably ready at the bye week and making better throws every week in practice), and he wasn't that good to begin with. 

 

He's also really just not an especially good QB. He's mediocre. He had one decent year with Minny with an absolutely stacked team but beyond that he's been nothing but backup material his whole career. 

 

Add to that what you mentioned...he's apparently playing somewhat hurt and he's probably rattled...and you get a poor QB performance. 

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1 minute ago, Birdlives said:

 

Plus his last chance to get another contract. Dealing with pressure is underrated in evaluating QBs. But pressure comes in many forms.

 

I really doubt that.

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2 minutes ago, carex said:

 

would've just made it less tight

 

This idea that it's better to lose conservatively than play aggressive and maybe win or maybe have a worse-looking loss...it's a cancer that plagues this entire organization. It's mediocrity through and through and it IS our culture. 

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2 minutes ago, #BgMase76# said:

Zero confidence. Gets happy feet quick and accuracy is piss poor. He's left a lot of points on the field. Finally actually connected w/ Quinn. Call me ignorant, but i just don't see what he's giving the team that Haskins can't at this point. 

I just watched Case's press conference and his confidence is shot.  The risk of putting in Haskins is ruining his confidence.

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I want Kurt to throw for 400 and 4 td's. Make Bruce and Dan look more stupid than they already are.

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this dumb front office had qb that could play in this league coulda had him signed at 18-22 million a year in 2015 and built a good offense around him and they messed it up

i honestly feel we will never recover from that qbs dont grow on trees and this owner has no clue how to pick the

 it was lick that shanahan decided to draft him in the draft even after trading the house for rgiii...

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What’s interesting is usually a Redskins  loss ruins my Sunday but lately I’m expecting it so it’s no biggie.  
 

hmmm

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What sucks is that we could finish with 2 or 3 wins and still not pick in the top 3. There are some god awful teams out there this season.

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7 minutes ago, ConnSKINS26 said:

and he wasn't that good to begin with. 

 

2 minutes ago, mistertim said:

 

He's also really just not an especially good QB.

 

We agree here lol

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15 minutes ago, Allgoodthingscometoaend said:

The definition of stupidity is to continue to do what you know is not smart. That sums up being a skins fan 

For someone that cancelled their fanship, why are you still here?

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3 minutes ago, carex said:

 

I really doubt that.

 

Um...why? Players aren't robots. His job is a ticking time bomb even if he plays well, because of Haskins being our future. He knows he's auditioning for his next job in circumstances that aren't ideal. After being on 3 teams in less than 3 years right as he probably thought he had turned a corner in MIN. You don't think that has an effect on a guy's confidence? 

 

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One other thing i liked today was Norman not being on the field.  Granted there wasn't much passing at all but i felt better knowing Norman's guy wasn't running free. Moreau's best game since coming back. No holding calls against him today. 

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3 minutes ago, Alexa said:

I want Kurt to throw for 400 and 4 td's. Make Bruce and Dan look more stupid than they already are.

 

We're an awful team with a generally poor defense. Those are historically the teams Kirk plays well against. So you'll probably get your wish. 

 

1 minute ago, aszumilo said:

For someone that cancelled their fanship, why are you still here?

 

I think his fan card technically doesn't expire until tomorrow at midnight. 

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1 minute ago, Warhead36 said:

What sucks is that we could finish with 2 or 3 wins and still not pick in the top 3. There are some god awful teams out there this season.

 

just remember, if you think the FO is incompetant than a top three pick isn't worth much more than a seventh round pick

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2 minutes ago, Warhead36 said:

What sucks is that we could finish with 2 or 3 wins and still not pick in the top 3. There are some god awful teams out there this season.

Yep, of all the years lol

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