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(Chicago Trib)   "Redskins come up short against Cowboys". Boy, that's a really flippant way to describe North American history   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 52
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2013-10-14 11:03:21 AM  
Nice one. I chortled.
 
2013-10-14 11:12:18 AM  
Is RGIII officially the Mark Fidyrich of professional football yet?

/started him on my fantasy team, scored fewer points than my backup
/my backup: Andy Dalton
/Andy. Dalton.
 
2013-10-14 11:23:18 AM  

EyeballKid: Is RGIII officially the Mark Fidyrich of professional football yet?

/started him on my fantasy team, scored fewer points than my backup
/my backup: Andy Dalton
/Andy. Dalton.


Nah. It's alright. This wasn't an important game and that wasn't an important INT in the 4th quarter of a division road game. He'll be fine.
 
2013-10-14 11:23:37 AM  

EyeballKid: Is RGIII officially the Mark Fidyrich of professional football yet?

/started him on my fantasy team, scored fewer points than my backup
/my backup: Andy Dalton
/Andy. Dalton.


I just assume we just call him Griffon. Only good players earn trademarked nicknames.
 
2013-10-14 11:29:32 AM  

rjakobi: EyeballKid: Is RGIII officially the Mark Fidyrich of professional football yet?

/started him on my fantasy team, scored fewer points than my backup
/my backup: Andy Dalton
/Andy. Dalton.

I just assume we just call him Griffon. Only good players earn trademarked nicknames.

You ain't gonna call Robert Griffin Junior Junior anymore?
 
2013-10-14 11:49:07 AM  
I'm glad they finally took Ware out. He's a beast and one of the best on the NFL when he's healthy. But he keeps playing hurt where he's a liability. Their defensive line immediately improved when he went out.
 
2013-10-14 11:51:34 AM  
Does talking about the Redskins on Columbus Day equal a double insensitivity level?
 
2013-10-14 11:55:32 AM  

EyeballKid: Is RGIII officially the Mark Fidyrich of professional football yet?

/started him on my fantasy team, scored fewer points than my backup
/my backup: Andy Dalton
/Andy. Dalton.


As did I. Jimmy Graham and AP started for me as well as I went up against the league leader.

My reaction to their point production...
/waived
 
2013-10-14 12:03:46 PM  

skinink: Does talking about the Redskins on Columbus Day equal a double insensitivity level?


You insensitive prick.

/RUN TO THE HIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLS
 
2013-10-14 12:10:06 PM  

The Smails Kid: rjakobi: EyeballKid: Is RGIII officially the Mark Fidyrich of professional football yet?

/started him on my fantasy team, scored fewer points than my backup
/my backup: Andy Dalton
/Andy. Dalton.

I just assume we just call him Griffon. Only good players earn trademarked nicknames.
You ain't gonna call Robert Griffin Junior Junior anymore?


Bob Griffin
 
2013-10-14 12:12:05 PM  
RG3 and out fails again this week.
 
2013-10-14 12:23:49 PM  
Geez, i must have heard the word "Redskin" used about 50 times during the broadcast. How can they be so insensitive?
 
2013-10-14 12:26:55 PM  
PG III - Peter Griffin III
 
2013-10-14 12:43:28 PM  

Treygreen13: Nah. It's alright. This wasn't an important game and that wasn't an important INT in the 4th quarter of a division road game. He'll be fine.


I'm sure if the whole nation was watching, that's all they'd be talking about today.
 
2013-10-14 12:53:35 PM  
I came away with two things from watching the game last night:

1) Romo vs. the Eagles "defense" (for lack of a better word) this week is not going to be fair. JW and Dez are going to set career numbers
2) I hope those refs get a bye week, because their arms must have been tired from throwing all of the flags
 
2013-10-14 12:58:17 PM  
All right Boys! Going to the bowl!

/funny and sad headline
//mestizo
///viva Aztlan
 
2013-10-14 12:59:11 PM  

Di Atribe: Treygreen13: Nah. It's alright. This wasn't an important game and that wasn't an important INT in the 4th quarter of a division road game. He'll be fine.

I'm sure if the whole nation was watching, that's all they'd be talking about today.


HAHA, reminds me of this little nugget:

From this week's recaps from sports websites:

Eli Manning's section of the recap of his 3 INT game taking the Giants to 0-6:
Manning, the owner of two championship rings, completed 14 of 26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown, but he ran his league-leading total to 15 interceptions while matching last season's number. He had passes picked off on the first two possessions, with Jennings' 48-yard TD coming on the second one.

RG3's section of the recaps after his 4th quarter INT on his way to a loss:
RG3, who won the Heisman Trophy two years ago playing for Baylor only about 100 miles from Cowboys' stadium, threw a 19-yard pass on his first snap and ran for 15 yards on the next play.

Tony Romo's recap in a win:
Romo had just 170 yards passing a week after he threw a costly interception during a 506-yard performance, setting up the winning field goal for Denver in a wild 51-48 loss to the Broncos.
 
2013-10-14 01:17:06 PM  

Treygreen13: Di Atribe: Treygreen13: Nah. It's alright. This wasn't an important game and that wasn't an important INT in the 4th quarter of a division road game. He'll be fine.

I'm sure if the whole nation was watching, that's all they'd be talking about today.

HAHA, reminds me of this little nugget:

From this week's recaps from sports websites:

Eli Manning's section of the recap of his 3 INT game taking the Giants to 0-6:
Manning, the owner of two championship rings, completed 14 of 26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown, but he ran his league-leading total to 15 interceptions while matching last season's number. He had passes picked off on the first two possessions, with Jennings' 48-yard TD coming on the second one.

RG3's section of the recaps after his 4th quarter INT on his way to a loss:
RG3, who won the Heisman Trophy two years ago playing for Baylor only about 100 miles from Cowboys' stadium, threw a 19-yard pass on his first snap and ran for 15 yards on the next play.

Tony Romo's recap in a win:
Romo had just 170 yards passing a week after he threw a costly interception during a 506-yard performance, setting up the winning field goal for Denver in a wild 51-48 loss to the Broncos.


Is that all from the same recap page? Or taken from different ones?
 
2013-10-14 01:21:29 PM  

Treygreen13: Tony Romo's recap in a win:
Romo had just 170 yards passing a week after he threw a costly interception during a 506-yard performance, setting up the winning field goal for Denver in a wild 51-48 loss to the Broncos.


B-b-but the sports media kisses his ass constantly!
 
2013-10-14 01:38:15 PM  

Treygreen13: RG3's section of the recaps after his 4th quarter INT on his way to a loss:
RG3, who won the Heisman Trophy two years ago playing for Baylor only about 100 miles from Cowboys' stadium, threw a 19-yard pass on his first snap and ran for 15 yards on the next play.


Nope. You missed the preceding paragraph:
"Griffin, who was brilliant in a Thanksgiving win at the Cowboys as a rookie last year, said he was rejuvenated after a bye following the Redskins' first win of the season against Oakland. And he looked it."

You also missed the opener to the article:
"Tony Romo enjoyed the view from the bench for the biggest plays in a win for the Dallas Cowboys."

/mikaloyd, they're both from ESPN recaps of the games each played in. Obviously the RGIII and Romo ones are in the same story.
 
2013-10-14 01:51:58 PM  

Di Atribe: Treygreen13: Tony Romo's recap in a win:
Romo had just 170 yards passing a week after he threw a costly interception during a 506-yard performance, setting up the winning field goal for Denver in a wild 51-48 loss to the Broncos.

B-b-but the sports media kisses his ass constantly!


No, just Jerry Jones.
 
2013-10-14 01:57:05 PM  
OK, I found the ESPN recap.

No mention of that late RG3 interception in the end zone (unless I missed something), but they make sure to mention Romo's interception last week. Which, btw, had absolutely nothing to do with the game they were recapping.

rjakobi: No, just Jerry Jones.


Really. Where?
 
2013-10-14 01:58:58 PM  

rjakobi: Di Atribe: Treygreen13: Tony Romo's recap in a win:
Romo had just 170 yards passing a week after he threw a costly interception during a 506-yard performance, setting up the winning field goal for Denver in a wild 51-48 loss to the Broncos.

B-b-but the sports media kisses his ass constantly!

No, just Jerry Jones.


I know! Like, that's so weird, right?

Hire a GM, Jerry, you cock!
 
2013-10-14 02:12:06 PM  

Di Atribe: OK, I found the ESPN recap.

No mention of that late RG3 interception in the end zone (unless I missed something), but they make sure to mention Romo's interception last week. Which, btw, had absolutely nothing to do with the game they were recapping.

rjakobi: No, just Jerry Jones.

Really. Where?


I think the main reason RG3's pick isn't getting the same level of publicity as Romo's is because the game wasn't as close when he threw it. Frankly, at no point did it seem like the 'Skins had a chance of winning.

/RG3s lost fumble was far worse
//And the Redskins don't even get a first rounder for this fail season.
 
2013-10-14 02:13:52 PM  

LucklessWonder: Frankly, at no point did it seem like the 'Skins had a chance of winning.


Oh baby, say it again.... slower.... and close to my hear this time.
 
2013-10-14 02:19:02 PM  

LucklessWonder: I think the main reason RG3's pick isn't getting the same level of publicity as Romo's is because the game wasn't as close when he threw it. Frankly, at no point did it seem like the 'Skins had a chance of winning.

/RG3s lost fumble was far worse
//And the Redskins don't even get a first rounder for this fail season.


OK, now that I've got myself together after that episode....

When that interception in the end zone happened, the Skins were down 15 with 8:49 left in the game. While it was not an immediate dagger, being down 8 points with nearly 9 minutes to go would've given them a better chance to win. I know that's a bit Madden-esque, but when your team catches the ball in the end zone, you get a touchdown. And it's a lot easier to win when you get those.
 
2013-10-14 02:20:54 PM  

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Frankly, at no point did it seem like the 'Skins had a chance of winning.

Oh baby, say it again.... slower.... and close to my hear this time.


I hate it but it's the damn truth.

Hopefully less clownshoes special teams play for the return leg means the Redskins shall have their vengeance.
 
2013-10-14 02:22:58 PM  
Interesting little factoid from the ESPN breakdown:
Romo has 18 touchdowns and 1 interception on throws outside the pocket since the start of the 2011 seasons, tied with Aaron Rodgers for the best TD-to-INT differential on such throws.

So flushing Romo out of the pocket is probably a bad idea if you're the defensive coordinator. Of course that easily sets up the "Tony Romo isn't good in the pocket" narrative.
 
2013-10-14 02:23:28 PM  

Joe_diGriz: I came away with two things from watching the game last night:

1) Romo vs. the Eagles "defense" (for lack of a better word) this week is not going to be fair. JW and Dez are going to set career numbers
2) I hope those refs get a bye week, because their arms must have been tired from throwing all of the flags


Those refs were horrific. 15 yard penalties for touching Griffin before he was even out of bounds and a penalty on a coach for complaining about a call (and turned out to be right)? I don't ever remember seeing a coach get flagged for complaining about a call. Or did the NFL hire Joey Crawford?
 
2013-10-14 02:30:01 PM  

JonPace: Those refs were horrific.


All I said was that they were throwing flags left and right. Veracity of said flags is a different matter.

JonPace: I don't ever remember seeing a coach get flagged for complaining about a call.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/20/refs-will-flag-coach es -who-leave-the-sideline-to-argue-calls/

Read: The NFL has implemented "Harbaugh Rules"
 
2013-10-14 02:32:26 PM  
I think what we are seeing between RGIII and Kaep is the end of the read option offense as a regular use offense.

It seems quick, but that millisecond hesitation it takes while the QB makes his read is enough to close any gap that the RB had to run through. It's also too hard to block with.  The benefit of confusing the defense has been widdled down to almost nothing, as all the good linebackers and safeties have learned to stop it.   It has destroyed the Redskins rungame, and destroyed Gore's game earlier in the season when they ran it.

RGIII has alot of potential as a pocket passer.  He shows flashes of greatness in his form, (folllowed by "WTF?").  Any he can always scramble if he needs to, which is a huge threat in and of itself.

What he really needs is a solid deep threat that can get open and that is big enough that he can afford to be a little less than perfect accuracy.  Maybe the Redskins could make a play for Josh Gordon.
 
2013-10-14 02:35:01 PM  

plcow: RGIII has alot of potential as a pocket passer.  He shows flashes of greatness in his form, (folllowed by "WTF?").  Any he can always scramble if he needs to, which is a huge threat in and of itself.


True, he was really really close to running that ball in last game. Unfortunately for him Sean Lee is a pretty good LB and got to him in time.
 
IP
2013-10-14 02:39:58 PM  
knight_on_the_rail:

Hire a GM, Jerry, you cock!
 
2013-10-14 02:42:26 PM  
Arrrr, Me knife throwin' baseball team from pittsburgh be insultin' me fer years. .arrrr....
 
2013-10-14 03:23:07 PM  
struckbyenlightning.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-14 03:51:53 PM  

WordsnCollision:


Wasn't he Italian?
 
2013-10-14 04:17:06 PM  
Cowboys slaughter Redskins.
 
2013-10-14 04:19:05 PM  

Brother_Mouzone: Cowboys slaughter Redskins.


Scalp? Or is that something Redskins would do to Cowboys....?
 
2013-10-14 04:35:13 PM  

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: I think the main reason RG3's pick isn't getting the same level of publicity as Romo's is because the game wasn't as close when he threw it. Frankly, at no point did it seem like the 'Skins had a chance of winning.

/RG3s lost fumble was far worse
//And the Redskins don't even get a first rounder for this fail season.

OK, now that I've got myself together after that episode....

When that interception in the end zone happened, the Skins were down 15 with 8:49 left in the game. While it was not an immediate dagger, being down 8 points with nearly 9 minutes to go would've given them a better chance to win. I know that's a bit Madden-esque, but when your team catches the ball in the end zone, you get a touchdown. And it's a lot easier to win when you get those.


Having watched the game, I don't think the 'Skins were capable of scoring 8-9 points in 9 minutes. I think you hit the nail on the head as to the difference between media coverage. RGIII's INT was "not an immediate dagger," Romo's vs. Denver inarguably WAS "an immediate dagger."
 
2013-10-14 04:46:56 PM  
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2013-10-14 04:51:03 PM  

Di Atribe: Treygreen13: Nah. It's alright. This wasn't an important game and that wasn't an important INT in the 4th quarter of a division road game. He'll be fine.

I'm sure if the whole nation was watching, that's all they'd be talking about today.


It's just Romo being...oops, sorry.  It's a reflex.
 
2013-10-14 04:59:24 PM  

LucklessWonder: Having watched the game, I don't think the 'Skins were capable of scoring 8-9 points in 9 minutes. I think you hit the nail on the head as to the difference between media coverage. RGIII's INT was "not an immediate dagger," Romo's vs. Denver inarguably WAS "an immediate dagger."


That's what's kinda farked up, though. Doesn't really make sense that if you're good enough to score and do it regularly makes an INT is a disaster, but if you're losing badly because you cocked it up all game INTs are irrelevant.
 
2013-10-14 05:01:06 PM  
And don't even get me started on how irrelevant it is that RG3 won the Heisman trophy or that Eli has 2 rings to be included in the same breath as individual game stats.

I kinda want to see "Joe Flacco, who lives with his parents and enjoys poor quality fast food wings, completed a 9 yard slant in the 3rd quarter."
 
2013-10-14 05:05:31 PM  

JonPace: I'm glad they finally took Ware out. He's a beast and one of the best on the NFL when he's healthy. But he keeps playing hurt where he's a liability. Their defensive line immediately improved when he went out.


Since Murray has his inevitable injury, I'm looking forward to seeing what Randle can do in more real NFL games.  He looks quicker and faster to me...but it's probably just Marion Barber III and Felix Jones; Part Deux...now I'm depressed, dammit.
 
2013-10-14 05:08:04 PM  

Treygreen13: LucklessWonder: Having watched the game, I don't think the 'Skins were capable of scoring 8-9 points in 9 minutes. I think you hit the nail on the head as to the difference between media coverage. RGIII's INT was "not an immediate dagger," Romo's vs. Denver inarguably WAS "an immediate dagger."

That's what's kinda farked up, though. Doesn't really make sense that if you're good enough to score and do it regularly makes an INT is a disaster, but if you're losing badly because you cocked it up all game INTs are irrelevant.


No, it's realistic though.  Danger don't matter if you're already dead.
 
2013-10-14 05:18:05 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: JonPace: I'm glad they finally took Ware out. He's a beast and one of the best on the NFL when he's healthy. But he keeps playing hurt where he's a liability. Their defensive line immediately improved when he went out.

Since Murray has his inevitable injury, I'm looking forward to seeing what Randle can do in more real NFL games.  He looks quicker and faster to me...but it's probably just Marion Barber III and Felix Jones; Part Deux...now I'm depressed, dammit.


I think Cowboys RBs are like Cowboys QB - the backup always looks pretty good for the first 20 minutes or so.
 
2013-10-14 05:27:12 PM  

Treygreen13: And don't even get me started on how irrelevant it is that RG3 won the Heisman trophy or that Eli has 2 rings to be included in the same breath as individual game stats.

I kinda want to see "Joe Flacco, who lives with his parents and enjoys poor quality fast food wings, elitelycompleted a 9 yard slant in the 3rd quarter."


FTFY
 
2013-10-14 07:30:42 PM  
As someone once said, the indians weren't bad fighters, just because they started in Brooklyn and ended up defending Santa Monica.
 
2013-10-14 08:07:09 PM  
If Cousins was starting for Washington, they would be 3-2 right now.  Griffin has shown flashes, but was hobbled badly the first two games and inconsistent and inaccurate often.

The Skins' defense is horrid.  Their O-line for pass protection is also pretty bad.  Still, I think Cousins would have done better than him this season so far.
 
2013-10-14 10:35:04 PM  

EyeballKid: Is RGIII officially the Mark Fidyrich of professional football yet?

/started him on my fantasy team, scored fewer points than my backup
/my backup: Andy Dalton
/Andy. Dalton.


Why are you upset. I have Eli Manning.
 
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