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January 8, 2008

Gibbs resigns, *sniff*

The second Joe Gibbs era has come to an end as he surprised people by resigning a year before his contract ends. Whether it was the toll of Sean Taylor's death or the relative lack of success in his second term, it appears that the decision to leave was his own. The articles seem to be pointing to a desire to spend time with family as a strong motivator.

I myself wish he would stay a bit longer. Gibbs didn't bring back the glory days, but he made the team likable, which has been a quality that was absent in the Spurrier and Schottenheimer years. The team's improbable run into the playoffs offered hope that next year the team could truly bring it together; at least he leaves the team on better footing.

November 6, 2006

Ridiculous games?

Can someone in the Redskins nation inform me of a more ridiculous win than Sunday's 22-19 win over Dallas? It had me and my dad simultaneously cheering and laughing over the absurdity:

  • Score tied 19-19. Redskins' Novak shanks a 49-yard attempt wide right. 0:35 remaining
  • Dallas easily drives down the field and sets up 38-yard attempt for Vanderjagt. 0:06 remaining
  • Field goal is blocked by Troy Vincent, who has never blocked a kick before. Redskins' Sean Taylor recovers the ball and runs down the field for 30 yards before being tackled. Clock has run out. Refs call a facemask penalty that: 1) gives the Redskins one more play and 2) sets up a 47-yard field goal attempt. 0:00 remaining.
  • Novak's kick starts off wide right but hooks in. Redskins win.

I would like to call this revenge for Parcell's analysis of the Redskins, except Parcell's analysis of the Redskins was correct, and all the game really showed was how much luck it takes for the Redskins to win.

September 20, 2005

Omigoodness Redskins may not suck

I had pretty much given up hope when the Redskins still had not scored a touchdown going into the 4th quarter. That's seven straight quarters with no TD.

I still had no hope when Brunell threw a long pass that somehow ended up in the hands Santana Moss in the end zone to make it 13-7. The Redskins had lost 14 of the last 15 matchups against the Cowboys and last year's near-victory was lost with 30 seconds left on the clock.

I had no idea what was coming when Brunell put it into the hands of Moss yet again in the final minutes of the game to make it 14-13. The entire Redskins offense was otherwise non-existent -- no running game, no passing game, and frequent false penalties.

Two plays on offense and some hard-hitting defense was all it took. I'm going to have to get used to a lot of low scoring games this year.

Washington Post summary Wilbon column

October 13, 2004

Woohoo! 'Skins suck! Really, woohoo!

Via snopes and a mailing list I'm on, I can actually be happy that the Redskins are so pathetic this year. I can even save face with my Packers friends as we are both unified in our desire to have Bush removed from office. I'll even wear a cheesehead if that helps this happen.

The Washington Redskins have proved to be a time-tested election predictor. In the previous 15 elections, if the Washington Redskins have lost their last home game prior to the election, the incumbent party has lost the White House. When they have won, the incumbent has stayed in power.

This election year, that deciding game takes place on Sunday, October 31 ... vs. Green Bay.

January 7, 2004

Woohoo!

Gibbs to Return to Washington (washingtonpost.com)

Hail to the Redskins...

January 6, 2004

Please, please, please let this be true

Gibbs Considering Return to Redskins (washingtonpost.com)

I went to a chat session with Michael Wilbon and one of the people asked him "Did you ever think you'd see the day where the Wizards are the most stable team in the DC area?" DC is a football town, and Gibbs could bring all back together.

December 30, 2003

So long Spurrier

Although I don't mind Spurrier, I've never had reached the point before where I couldn't even bare to watch the Redskins play. They were so bad by the end of the season that it was more interesting to watch other teams play.
Spurrier Leaving Redskins After Two Seasons as Coach (washingtonpost.com)

December 7, 2003

Redskins win!?

Redskins win 20-7 and Bruce Smith finally breaks Reggie White's record by getting his 199th sack. Ramsey stayed on the sidelines with a messed-up foot. This win reinforces my commitment to not watching the Redskins this season, as they seem to do better when I'm off eating brunch than when I'm sitting in the sports bar chugging beer.
washingtonpost.com: Hasselbeck Throws Two TDs to Lead Redskins Past Giants

November 23, 2003

Redskins blow it

Despite the Dolphins giving the Redskins numerous gifts and placing them in the red zone multiple times, the Skins' still managed to figure out how to lose in the fourth quarter, 24-23, including fumbling the final kickoff that would have given them one last offensive shot.
Redskins Get a Lift, Then Collapse (washingtonpost.com)

November 16, 2003

Redskins suck again

Last minute touchdown sinks the Skins 20-17.
Panthers Are a Handful (washingtonpost.com)

November 9, 2003

Now they win...

One of the few games this year that I don't watch and they finally win. Maybe I should just stop watching...
- washingtonpost.com: Redskins 27, Seahawks 20

November 2, 2003

Redskins suck even more

Redskins had two weeks to prepare for their 21-14 loss to the Cowboys. There was a point in the second half where their total offensive passing yards was -10.
Thrown for a Loss (washingtonpost.com)

October 20, 2003

"Oh no! We suck again!"

Redskins lose to the Bills, 24-7. I had to watch the other games on at the time at the sports bar, they were playing that bad (and have been all October).
'This Is One of the Worst' (washingtonpost.com)

October 12, 2003

Bucs beat the 'Skins

While the Redskins kept it close in the first half, the continued punishment of Patrick Ramsey by Simeon Rice et. al took a toll on the Redskins, and the Bucs offense eventually opened up for 21 fourth quarter points to bury the Redskins 35-13.
This Time, Over Before It's Over (washingtonpost.com)

October 5, 2003

Redskins lose to Eagles

The Redskins made an amazing comeback with less than five minutes to go, kicking a field goal, recovering the onside kick, and scoring a touchdown with thirteen seconds left on the clock. But they were still down two points, and Ramsey's pass went sailing over the Coles head, which meant that their last minute effort was all for naught.

Even during this last minute attempted comeback, the Redskins displayed all the problems that had ut them behind in the first place. It hardly looked like they had been practicing snaps, as they committed seven false starts during the game, and the receivers were constantly dropping Ramsey's passes (not that he was entirely accurate this game).
Two More Points to Make (washingtonpost.com)

September 29, 2003

You win some, you lose some

Being a Redskins/Trojans fan, this isn't the season start I expected. The Redskins improve to 3-1 by beating the Pats 20-17, giving them their best season start in four years, while the USC Trojans, who had high hopes of a national title, lose to Cal in triple OT.
washingtonpost.com: Hang Time for Redskins
- USC Recap

September 24, 2003

Plenty of drama, but Redskins lose

We were trying to choose a restaurant after metamanda finished her marathon and I noticed that the Redskins were playing the Giants on TV, so the choice became much easier. It was already in the fourth quarter with the Redskins down 21-10, so I didn't have my hopes up. Suddenly, though, by the time the entrees came out the Redskins had tied it at 21-21 with a touchdown by Rod Gardner, a two-point conversion, a great defensive stand, and a field goal in the closing seconds. However, it was not to be as the Giants couldn't manage to screwup a second straight overtime game.
- washingtonpost.com: A Kick in the Teeth

September 14, 2003

Fun 'n Gun emerges

So that's why the Redskins bought Coles. Didn't get to see this one b/c I was at the T-Mobile International, but it sounds like it was a fun game to watch if you're a Redskins fan - and were also lucky enough to miss the first half. Ramsey unloaded for 356 yards of passing, including 180 to Coles to fuel a 17-point comeback.
- washingtonpost.com: Last One Standing

September 5, 2003

Jets 13, Former Jets 16

The Redskins took the NFL season opener 16-13. They looked good offensively for a little over a quarter, which was long enough to hand the game over the Redskins defense. It also helped that the Redskins had the Jets former kicker to kick three field goals.
- Off on the Right Foot (washingtonpost.com)

February 28, 2003

Redskins sign Canidate

Redskins sign Trung Canidate, trade draft pick to Rams

December 29, 2002

Redskins Finally

Redskins beat Dallas 20-16
- Darrell Green's last game
- end of 10 game losing streak to Dallas
- Possibly last games of Emmitt Smith and Bruce Smith
- 9 combined turnovers
- Arrington on fire (fumble recovery for TD)

December 15, 2002

Redskins still stink

Got their butts kicked by the Eagles

December 8, 2002

USC and Redskins

USC going to Sugar Bowl
- After Georgia and Washington State win, Rose Bowl ruled out
- Notre Dame not picked as at-large

Redskins fumble game to Giants, 27-21
- Comeback ruined by Bailey fumble on punt return and McCants fumble after catch in 4th quarter
- Ramsey came in for injured Wuerrfel, led comeback
- 5 turnovers

November 28, 2002

Redskins slide

Redskins lose to Cowboys, again, 27-20
- 10 straight losses to the Cowboys
- blow 20-10 lead with Watson dropping pass on 5 yd line, picked up for INT, TD

November 24, 2002

Redskins

Redskins hold out against Rams 20-17
- fumble recovery with 0:11 to go in the red zone (Arrington/Gardener)
- great plays by Smoot
- Controversial call: refs whistled ball dead on Rams fumble in red zone, Rams scored TD

November 3, 2002

NFL

Redskins beat Seattle
- defense mighty, offense sluggish

49ers beat Raiders in overtime
- Cortez missed field goal in final seconds of 4th quarter
- Cortez hits game winner in overtime

October 27, 2002

Redskins vs. Colts

- Redskins hold on to win
- waste 20 point lead

June 1, 2002

Redskins lose

Redskins lose... again
- Shane Matthews injured, again
- Missed tackles
- Wuerfel throws away best field position of the day