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    Helmet OF: Redskins Beat Big Bad (just ask them) Jets

    August 28, 2010

    You know, I have to say this. It's preseason. It's meaningless in almost every regard. But sometimes you just really want your team to beat someone else.

    Last night was one of those nights.

    The New York Jets are doing everything they can these days to call attention to themselves and assume the role of AFC East schoolyard bully. Thing about bullies is, they better be able to back it up.

    New York Lite got on a nice run after squeaking into last year's playoffs with a 9-7 record, and apparently the attention got good to them because they haven't stopped talking since. Rex Ryan, their corpulent head coach may well turn out to be a great. But he may also turn out to be just another front-running loudmouth. Most people I respect don't start acting like the former until they are well on their way to disproving the latter.

    Not so with Rex--he's cashing in "look at me" chips like pocket change.

    Fair enough, that's his choice. But to me he's setting himself, and his team, up for epic ridicule if they turn out to be just another team. Which through three weeks of meaningless-but satisfying preseason football is what they look like.

    But enough about that. On to the game.


    Stream-of-Consciousness Recap
    (Preseason Game 3: Redskins 16 - NY Jets 11)

    Here we go again.

    What follows are real-time notes and observations made during last night's preseason tilt between the Reskins and Rex Ryan's and his big bad (just ask them) New York Jets. It has been edited only for grammar, punctuation and clarity.

    August 27, 6:55 pm EST

    - So, Rex Grossman is the Redskins starting QB tonight. If you'd have told me that this time ast year I'd have asked you to pass the doob. Do they still call it that?

    - I refuse to let JT (Joe Theismann) get under my skin (Skins?) tonight.

    - First look at the new stadium...not much of a crowd at kickoff...where's the Jets buzz?

    1st Skins possession

    - first pass by Grossman a 3-step drop--KS (Kyle Shanahan) not going to let jets tee off early.

    - Moss! Big first down conversion to get things started. Have Skins gone 3 and out yet on first possessions...?

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    "pass the doob" got a good chuckle out of me. I wouldn't have believed it either. Another good read, OM.
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    Nod.

    Hoping the slobbering NY media picks it up. Now THAT would be fun.
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    Ahhh....some good snark there, Om. I knew you had it in you!
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    I'm giving it a 2-4 year window. Looking for improvement in all areas. Redskins, you're on the clock.

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    I tried to resist, serv ... but Rex reminds me of the classic schoolyard bully. Every year I get older the less tolerant I get of loudmouths. Particularly when by all appearances all it IS is talk. The Jets have done nothing. They should just shut up, kick ass and let everyone else sing their praises.

    Or maybe I'm just getting old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Om View Post
    I tried to resist, serv ... but Rex reminds me of the classic schoolyard bully. Every year I get older the less tolerant I get of loudmouths. Particularly when by all appearances all it IS is talk. The Jets have done nothing. They should just shut up, kick ass and let everyone else sing their praises.

    Or maybe I'm just getting old.
    I'm closer to the "old" designation than you and it has been my experience and observation that things like "snark", or-more properly-sarcasm and general smart-assery fall into four classifications.

    1. Malicious

    2. Gratuitous

    3. Accidental

    4. Mandatory

    This falls under classification #4., I believe.

    I think Rex's bluster is going to wind up biting him in the you-know-what before this season's over.
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    I'm giving it a 2-4 year window. Looking for improvement in all areas. Redskins, you're on the clock.

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    Good stuff, Om.

    Speaking of the "corpulent" Ryan, what happened to his gastric surgery? I know he had it at least 6 months ago, and typically the weight pours off of people who've had the surgery. The pics of him I've seen (I couldn't watch the game) make him look as huge as he was last season. Anyone know anything?
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    What are you talking about kirbster?! The man is looking slim.



    I'll claim #2 snark on that one
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