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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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What the hell is Wrong with Scherff?

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4 hours ago, clskinsfan said:

Is anyone else feeling pretty good right now that Scherff turned down a 13 Mill per year contract extension during the off season? The guy has not been good this year. Not even close. Penalties, sacks allowed and power stats are all down. He has not been the same player since the injury. The question is do you want to invest in him going forward? I wanted to edit this to include some stats. Scherff is below the league average in both Run and Passing stats this season:

 

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/ol/2019

Damn right....this team doesnt need a 14 mil guard. Much less an overrated 14 mil guard. I always thought the guy was overrated it was just redskins fans being redskins fans pumping up their 5th pick.

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He doesn't want to be here. I'm not saying he's intentionally doing it, but clearly his heart isn't in it. 

 

Imho he asked for a trade, they said no and he's seeing how the Trent situation is playing out. He can't fake caring. 

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Sure would've been nice to have identified that earlier.  Maybe even could've traded him, instead of hoping for a comp pick. 

 

Is the new plan really going to be to let everyone walk that isn't giving a hometown discount? 

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It would be awful for Scherff to say publicly he wanted a trade if thats the case.  Could you imagine?  A second pro bowler saying they didn’t want to be here.

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3 minutes ago, Vanguard said:

It would be awful for Scherff to say publicly he wanted a trade if thats the case.  Could you imagine?  A second pro bowler saying they didn’t want to be here.

He will not say that publicly.  He says all the right things.  Actions speak louder than words.

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Let him walk and spend that money on a free agent. The fact we spent the #3 pick on a guard is ridiculous to begin with.

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19 minutes ago, Vanguard said:

It would be awful for Scherff to say publicly he wanted a trade if thats the case.  Could you imagine?  A second pro bowler saying they didn’t want to be here.

What’s the over/under of players who would welcome a trade?  30?

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Just now, Idaho fan said:

What’s the over/under of players who would welcome a trade?  30?


I want to say under.  Because of hope in Haskins, and what the defense has shown in spirts.

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The idea that he's intentionally playing bad because he doesn't want to be here makes no ****ing sense. It might be true that he doesn't want to be here... I highly doubt he wants to leave bad enough that he'd purposely play ****ty & cost himself millions of dollars

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2 minutes ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

The idea that he's intentionally playing bad because he doesn't want to be here makes no ****ing sense. It might be true that he doesn't want to be here... I highly doubt he wants to leave bad enough that he'd purposely play ****ty & cost himself millions of dollars

Realistically you are probably right but theoretically he could just say, “they used me wrong” or just say “redskins”

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29 minutes ago, mojo said:

Let him walk and spend that money on a free agent. The fact we spent the #3 pick on a guard is ridiculous to begin with.

Well #5 pick actually, but the point is the same.

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1 hour ago, dyst said:

Realistically you are probably right but theoretically he could just say, “they used me wrong” or just say “redskins”

Yeah but I mean... it doesn’t work like that in real life.

 

He’s playing hurt and it’s affecting his performance. He very well may want to leave but that’s a separate issue & we shouldn’t conflate the two.

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He's growing something, It is believed to be connected to an early stage of Trentus Williamsis syndrom :silly:

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It's not just Scherff, the entire right side is putrid.  Moses standing there while a rusher saunters past to sack Case.  Penalties.  Ineffective blocking.

 

Man, the HC need to chew out the OL coach.

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He’s looking at Preston Smith with 7 sacks on the 6-1 Packers.  He’s looking at Kirk Cousins on the 5-2 Vikings.  He’s looking at Trent Murphy on the 5-1 Bills.  Get the hell out of Dodge.

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9 hours ago, Sacks 'n' Stuff said:

The idea that he's intentionally playing bad because he doesn't want to be here makes no ****ing sense. It might be true that he doesn't want to be here... I highly doubt he wants to leave bad enough that he'd purposely play ****ty & cost himself millions of dollars

 

Yep - funny how so many people here can read his mind & know what it is like playing against the best players in the world coming off a tough injury.  I would love to see how some folks here would fare in that situation. Saying that he doesn't care & is intentionally playing bad is just downright insulting to the guy.  Let's see how this plays out for the reminder of the season before coming to any definitive conclusions.

 

I also love how people say "Get rid of this guy" & "Get rid of that guy".  How Snyderesque.  People do realize that you have to replace these guys with someone & draft picks & the next sexy FA are not always the answer.  If they get rid of him they are likely stuck with yet another scrub playing in his place.  Even if they are able to rebuild it will take time, and it sounds like a lot of Redskins fans have virtually no patience.  Even if magically they got a new front office it would still take time to get this right so patience is required.

 

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This board has been full of mourning over letting go of Preston Smith and Jamison Crowder too early. It's disconcerting how everyone is so eager to repeat the same mistake with Brandon Scherff before even finishing the season. The one player who was consistently good for 4 years until now.

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11 hours ago, mojo said:

Let him walk and spend that money on a free agent. The fact we spent the #3 pick on a guard is ridiculous to begin with.

 

It was the #5 pick.  And it's not ridiculous, not in today's NFL, because of the rookie wage scale.  Before the rookie wage scale, the reason teams wouldn't draft a guard usually until later rounds was because of the ridiculous contracts negotiated for 1st round draft picks.  In that draft, Scherff was the top rated OL, we needed OL, so they drafted him.  

 

Should we let him walk?  I dunno, it depends on what they do with TW.  I'd like to see us trade TW for a 1st round pick in the 2020 draft, then use both of those picks on a LT and RT while keeping Scherff.  Unless there is a better guard out there in FA that would sign with us.  

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11 hours ago, dyst said:

Realistically you are probably right but theoretically he could just say, “they used me wrong” or just say “redskins”

Tape dont lie.

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if he's doing anything intentionally then he's a damn good actor cause he was plainly stunned by at least one of those holding calls

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15 hours ago, veteranskinsfan said:

I hope he does not pull a Kirk Cousin and decide to leave.  He does not have to sign with us.   

franchise tag.....look for it in his future.

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3 hours ago, Renegade7 said:

Tape dont lie.

 

True.  So go back, if you're able, and look at the two "holding" calls on him Sunday.  To call them phantom calls is an understatement.  I hate to whine about officiating, but Jesus Christ those calls sucked.

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O-line is a position that seems like it would be difficult to play at an elite level in a bubble by yourself.  There is just so much intricacies to technique and assignments.  It is rarely ever just you against a single rushing defender one on one (even if the play initially starts as such).  Not to mention you also have to have a QB in sync and understanding the right blocking assignments to call out and when to audible to different ones etc etc.....case in point (no pun intended) Keenum took the blame for the Moses play where he just stood there, said he failed to get the correct snap count to him.

 

Sherff was so good from Day 1 that at this point I am refusing to believe he just turned into a bad player. 

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I must be watching different film to you guys - because to my eyes he's been solid to good. 

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He had 2 holding calls against Dallas, he fell for the fake out against the Bears, not really dominating in the run game as much, so I dont think his struggles are only a result of coming back from injury.  I dont think he's been playing at his normal Pro Bowl level all year.

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