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GameBlog First Quarter

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The Redskins defense has got to come up with some takeaways (leading with the obvious here). They have got to influence field position, if nothing else. Pretty sloppy handoff there between Brunell and Portis, no excuse for that on this level. Perhaps Portis is a bit too keyed up.

A good individual play by Tatum Bell there. Good defense called, Bell just found the right spot and was able to get through the line.

It seems like they’re trying to get Patten untracked, going to him a couple of times here in the early going. They may be setting up Denver’s rookie corner Foxworth for a pump and go in the later going.

Broncos challenge a sideline catch for a first down by Santana Moss. It will be interesting to see how good an angle the cameras have on it. The play was on the far sideline from the cameras and they may not have a good enough view to make a challenge.

They did have a good angle. It was an old baseball bang-bang play where he caught the ball almost exactly as his knee hit the ground. Had it been called incomplete, the call would have stood as well.

Terrible, terrible offensive PI call. A stiff arm is not illegal. Patten’s arm was out and the DB ran into it. Just demands that the Redskins score a TD on this drive.

Justice served. Anyone have Sellers on their fantasy team? Great counter-punch by the Redskins. Let’s see if the defense can get the ball back in Brunell’s hands. Two months ago, would anyone believe that a sober person was typing those words?

I said during minicamp that if Brunell was forced into action this year, the results might not be disastrous. I’d like to say I called how sharp he’s been, but this is way beyond what anyone thought he was still capable of. I thought that Gibbs was just being nice to a player he couldn’t cut when he said that the final chapter of Brunell’s story had not yet been written. I, along with a lot of others, thought wrong.

Denver is doing a good job is picking up the blitzes, but I think that Williams will stay with them. They are keeping Plummer in the pocket and that will pay dividends sooner or later.

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Terrelle Pryor reportedly closing in on deal with new team

Terrelle Pryor reportedly closing in on deal with new team

Former Washington Redskin Terrelle Pryor may have found a new home after a tumultuous season in Washington.

The 28-year-old wide receiver appears to be on the way to the New York Jets for the 2018 season according to Ian Rappaport.

Last season, Pryor only played in nine games for Washington and was sent to injured reserve after Week 11. His season ended with ankle surgery and it closed the book on a short stint in the nation’s capital.

In his nine games, he never got on the same page with former Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins. Targeted only 37 times, the six-year veteran only had 20 receptions for 240 yards and a single touchdown.

This is coming after a 1,000-yard season on the dismal Cleveland Browns team that went 1-15 in 2016. As a free-agent, he signed with Washington on a ‘prove-it’ deal for one-year, eight million last off-season. He was expected to a significant amount of touches alongside Josh Doctson.


With so much anticipation it was easy to say that Pryor’s lone season in Washington was a disappointment.

If he does sign with the Jets, Pryor joins a New York franchise that is still continuing to rebuild. They currently own the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and are in search of a quarterback.  A year ago they finished 5-11 under third-year head coach Todd Bowles.

Transitioned to wide receiver in Cleveland, Pryor was drafted into the league as a quarterback.  He spent three seasons in Oakland (2011-13) all as a quarterback making 10 starts. In Cleveland (2015-16) he made the transition to wide receiver before going to Washington in 2017.


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Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East


Good news Redskins fans: Jason Pierre-Paul shipped out of NFC East

The Giants shipped out Jason Pierre-Paul for life as a Buccaneer, and in turn, Tampa will send a third and fourth round draft pick to New York.

Moving Pierre-Paul comes at a curious time for the Giants. The team will eat $15 million of dead money in the move, and New York also sent a fourth-round pick to Tampa as part of the transaction. 

What it definitely signals is that Big Blue looks to be moving from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4 look. Additionally, with the second overall pick in the NFL Draft in April, maybe the Giants will seriously look at NC State defensive lineman Bradley Chubb. 


For the Redskins, seeing Pierre-Paul leave the NFC East is welcome news. He has 12.5 career sacks against Washington QBs, the same amount he has against the Eagles and Cowboys combined. 

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