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DeSean Jackson Is A Washington Redskin Now


Well, that happened fast. The Redskins signed DeSean Jackson last night to what’s being reported as a three-year, $24 million deal, $16 million guaranteed.

Reasons why I like it:

*He is a very good player who is still just 27 years old.
*He gets to play and break off big plays vs. Philly twice/year.
*He gives the Skins their best receiving corps since the Posse.
*This is an exceedingly small contract for this caliber of player.*

Reasons why I do not:

*Philly must’ve gotten rid of him for a reason.
*This kind of signing reeks of Offseason Champs-iness.
*Dan Snyder is probably drowning in Crown Royal right now.

But what do you think?

*Two years ago, the Redskins gave Pierre Garcon five years and $20.5 million guaranteed, and the Eagles gave Jackson himself five years and $20 million guaranteed.

The Redskins And DeSean Jackson

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Maybe because of some sort of gang affiliation and probably because of shit we don’t know about yet, DeSean Jackson is no longer with the Eagles. So let’s talk about what that means for the Redskins.

First, unless the Cowboys or Giants grab him, it means they won’t face him twice a year. That’s a good thing, because here’s what Jackson did in 11 games vs. Washington, dating back to 2008:

*32 receptions for 572 yards and five TD’s
*11 punt returns for 173 yards and one TD
*Six rushes for 96 yards and one TD

That’s seven touchdowns in 11 games, and all seven were big plays, 25 yards or more. Hell, they averaged 57 yards. That’s a lot of yards.

The Redskins went 4-7 in those 11 games, and 1-5 in the six games Jackson scored. I’m not sure what the correlation is between those numbers, but it doesn’t reflect poorly on him.

And maybe that’s why the Redskins are bringing Jackson in to talk. There’s smoke coming from Buffalo, Oakland and others, but you’ve got to think this is a buy-low situation too.

If the Skins can get him cheap to pair with Pierre Garcon and face Philly twice yearly, that’s an interesting proposition. Of course the other side is that he’s a “cancer,” which I put in scarequotes because we may just be making that up.

But I’m curious what you think. Take the poll, let us know.

Redskins-Eagles II Winners & Losers

Handing out labels following Skins games. This time a 24-16 loss at Philly. Note: Thanks to Fox cutting to a “a more competitive game” I only saw a) the Eagles going up 24-0 and b) the Redskins’ final, futile drive. Fun!


Alfred Morris — Did his damage in the first half. Finished with 93 yards. Very FroMo.

Brian Orakpo – Got a sack and a half. Seems worth mentioning.

Darrell Young — Didn’t see it happen so I have no idea how DY was able to score a 62-yard TD.

Aldrick Robinson — Scored a 41-yard TD of his own. At least I can imagine this one.


Mike Shanahan — Swept by Philly. Alone in last place in the NFC East, at the moment. Maybe cool it on the extension talk this week?

Kyle Shanahan — Shutout in the first half. Again. Great line by deepvalue from the Open Thread: “Skins offense can stack up with anyone as long as they are facing a prevent defense.”

Jim Haslett — Gave up 24 points in the two-plus quarters I saw.

Robert Griffin III — Completed 48.6 percent of his passes. Heaved that godawful INT to end the game. Out come the wolves.

Roy Helu — Whiffed on Connor Barwin, who then nailed RGIII for a fumble-sack. Also fumbled on third-and-forever.

Nick Williams — His first career punt return should’ve been fielded at the 10; it was downed at the 2. He let another one go later; it rolled into a 70-yarder and was downed at the 4. Holy shit.

Sav Rocca — Six punts, 37.2 yards per. How ’bout them Redskins?

Trent Williams — Beat by Trent Cole for a sack or two.

Tyler Polumbus — Does not strike me as an NFL-caliber right tackle.

David Amerson — Outmatched one-on-one with Riley Cooper.

Whoever cleans the team bus — Because it got egged.

LeSean McCoyJust let the guy wave his flag.

Sunday Ticket subscribers– I pay for this.


Santana Moss — Made a 28-yard catch on 3rd-and-25, so there’s that.

The refs — Who knows what Trent Williams is ranting about here.

Redskins-Eagles II Predictions

Here’s our staff’s completely scientific predictions for tonight. Make yours in the comments. Whoever is closest to the actual outcome wins a guest post on this here weblog.

Jack Kogod: Redskins, 31-24

If only to validate J. Reid’s column advocating for a Shanahan contract extension.

Matt Terl: Eagles, 35-27

I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that defensive lapses and special teams breakdowns contribute to that score. And there is no way this team could win convincingly enough to validate that column.

JP Finlay: Eagles, 34-24

Remember when I was a bit cocky about the Skins winning three in a row and going into MNF vs. the Niners at 5-5? You should have seen me at 27-14 in the 3rd quarter last Thursday. Then you should have seen me after the game. #infinitesadness

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 31-24

I have no reason for thinking the Skins will win this game other than that they have a knack for winning when we all expect them to lose, and vice versa. SCIENCE!

Todd Davis: Eagles, 37-31

Offense tries hard, but two teams moving in opposite directions.

Andy Peden: Eagles, 41-24


Jamie Mottram: Redskins, 31-27

The over/under on this is 53, which is a league-high this week, so that’s fun.

Composite prediction: Eagles, 32-28

Redskins-Eagles Predictions

Hey, you remember how this works, right? I hope so, we’ve done it for years.

Anyhoo, our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to predicting the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip!

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 30-24

With the tempo of Chip Kelly’s offense, the Eagles’ defense will likely be on the field a lot. Which is excellent news for the Skins, because the Eagles’ defense is awful. Philly will score, but won’t be able to stop RGIII … enough to win, anyway.

Matt Terl: Redskins, 38-35

Thank goodness for this stupidly early kickoff otherwise I’d probably have an aneurysm waiting for the game to start.

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DMV: Eagles Legend Sings ‘Hail To The Redskins’ On National TV

LOL at this very brief video of Brian Dawkins singing “HTTR.” [Hogs Haven]

Five things to watch for in the Skins preseason finale tonight. [The Insider]

Nats get their 13th win in 18 games, but are still seven back. [CSN D.C.]

Two Marlins slide into the same base at the same time. [DC Sports Nexus]

A Marlin gave up on a foul ball because a Nats fan called it. [Deadspin]

Bryce Harper would like you to keep attending Nats games, please. [Bog]

Rafael Soriano stinks this year because his slider is on ice. [Nats Journal]

O’s lose another to Boston, this time by one run. Damn it. [Camden Chat]

O’s trying to work out a deal for Josh Willingham. [B'more Sports Report]

Kevin Gausman is back with the O’s, this time in the bullpen. [O's Insider]

Pics of Ovechkin modeling Russia’s Olympic uniforms. [Russian Machine]

Yes, young Braden Holtby is pretty good in goal. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Wiz VP of player personnel is now the GM of the T-Wolves. [Wiz Insider]

DMV: Anthony Rendon’s Homer Hit A Philly Fan Right In The Head

Gio and the Nats beat up on Lee and Phils, gain a game on ATL. [Nats Insider]

This Philly fan took Rendon’s solo shot off the head. [Nats Enquirer, FTW]

Having Rendon and Ramos at the bottom helps the lineup. [Nats Journal]

Ryan Zimmerman’s throwing issues seem to have resolved. [Nats Journal]

Wei-Yin Chen returns to stop the bleeding, beat Texas. [Steve Melewski]

Adam Jones is swinging at pitches at an incredible rate. [Sports on Earth]

Caps ink Karl Alzner to four-year, $11.2 million extension. [Russian Machine]

These Redskins fan focus group surveys are hilarious. [Bog, Bog]

RGIII figures to be very good in his second season. [Shutdown Corner]

Check out John Wall’s new-ish, big-ass “Great Wall” back tattoo. [Bog]

Martell Webster wants to grow a long goatee like a wizard. [Bullets Forever]

More local hoops talent is staying and going to Maryland. [Testudo Times]

Local TV talent Dan Hellie follows LaVar Arrington to NFL Network. [Bog]

Redskins Will Reportedly Open Season On MNF Vs. Eagles

The headline pretty well covers it, but according to Adam Carriker’s Twitter, Washington will open its 2013 season on Monday Night Football against the Eagles. Aside from the rivalry component there are all sorts of storylines here, specifically RGIII’s first game back (potentially) and Chip Kelly’s first game as the Eagles coach.

In theory, this is a pretty cool way to open the season, but the idea of facing Chip Kelly’s offense with zero (NFL) film to help the Skins prepare is kind of terrifying. But, hey, FOOTBALL!