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  • Jason Hatcher: #WallpaperWednesday


    My apologies for the unforeseen layoff of the Wallpaper Wednesdays… I was out of internet commission for a little bit.

    This week’s wallpaper is Jason Hatcher. With it being Dallas Week, it seemed most appropriate.

    Enjoy, and just click on the image for the full 1440×900 resolution image.

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    P.S. – I hate Dallas.

    Follow me on Twitter @TheHogsdotNet. I will be serving up Cowboys vitriol in my timeline all week.

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    Jordan Reed: #WallpaperWednesday


    After sitting out the previous two games with a concussion, it didn’t take long for Jordan Reed to make an impact when he returned.

    Reed’s presence was obvious. Not only did he catch 11 passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns, but his last catch was the game winner in Washington’s thrilling 31-30 come-from-behind victory over the Bucs. The Redskins lined up 4 receivers left, Reed to the right, and what looked like a good position and time for a fade, turned into a quick slant for a touchdown when Reed immediately planted, went inside, and too quickly for anyone to react. Cousins hit him in stride en route to the end zone, and the Redskins polished off the biggest comeback in franchise history.

    Reed’s Touchdown

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    Just click on the picture for a full 1440×900 wallpaper.

    Trent Williams had some pretty high praise for Reed after the game, “You show me anyone in the league who can guard that man one-on-one. I haven’t seen that yet. As long as we’ve got him, we got a chance. He’s the best receiving tight end that I’ve seen.”

    Welcome back Jordan. Stay healthy.

    Enjoy. Share. Hail.

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    Minion Monday: Bucs


    Bidoo, bidoo!! The minions and all of #RedskinsNation joined together last night to celebrate the largest comeback in Redskins history.

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    It looked impossible when the Redskins fell behind 24-0 before the half, but they clawed their way back – largely on the performance of Kirk Cousins, who finished the day an impressive 33 of 40 for 317 yards. He had three touchdown passes and ran for another, and didn’t turn the ball over. On the game winning two-minute drive, Captain Kirk was an unconscious 9 of 11 for 75 yards.

    Cousins himself offered, “It was a good lesson: Just keep playing and you never know what can happen,”

    Amen to that.

    Happy Victory Monday to all of #RedskinsNation and Hail!!

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    Redskins vs Bucs: Gameday Final Graphic


    Wow.

    Speechless.

    What a comeback.

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    This guy was incredible… ice running through his veins in yet another 2-minute drill.

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    Enjoy the rest of your day. And tomorrow.

    Hail.

    And please share.

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    DeSean Jackson: #WallpaperWednesday


    I thought that this week I would make DeSean Jackson the subject of #WallpaperWednesday. His status for Sunday’s game against the Bucs is still questionable, so I’m trying to send a little good mojo his way. And the Redskins way.

    Because they sure need a dose of something.

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    Just click on the image for the full 1440×900 wallpaper.

    Hail.

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    Redskins vs Jets: Gameday Graphic


    It’s the Jets today! It’s a 1pm start at Met Life Stadium, so get your grill on and get ready. It’s beer o’clock!

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    Check NFL.com’s Game Center for all the details.

    Enjoy.

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    Week 6 NFL Picks


    Once I get about five or six games into a season, I start to gamble with a little bit more fervor. After all, you have a much better sense of all 32 teams’ relative ability by this point.

    I generally only gamble in two veins – football picks, and online casino games. So when I’m not trying my luck at netbet online casino games, I’m scouring over the weekly NFL odds, and looking for opportunity. My experiences are that just gambling every week for the sake of it, is not a worthwhile venture. So with an eye to actually winning, I offer you my four best options this week and a brief explanation of each:

    Redskins (2-3) at Jets (3-1)
    LINE: NY JETS by 6
    Call me a homer, but I just don’t think the Jets deserve 6 points. The Redskins play solid defense, and the Ryan Fitzpatrick led Jets don’t really put the fear of God into anyone offensively, which just lessens the possibility of them winning by a touchdown. I struggle to see that happening regardless of the game’s result, so I’m taking Washington to cover.

    Pick: Washington

    Bengals (5-0) at Bills (3-2)
    LINE: CINCINNATI by 4

    Sometimes I let math run it’s course when I gamble and this is a case in point. It doesn’t even matter what I think about the game or the match-up, the line has just moved too much. This game opened as a straight pick-em in many venues, but due to the fact that the Bengals were getting the lion’s share of the action, the line moved four full points! Don’t overthink this or let your ego get in the way – the slide gave you four more points than you should get – take the Bills.

    Pick: Buffalo

    Patriots (5-0) at Colts (3-2)
    LINE: NEW ENGLAND by 9.5

    I have every confidence that the Patriots CAN cover whatever spread is put in front of them, especially against the Colts. Indianapolis may have won 3 times, but it was against the Texans, Titans and Jaguars. In their losses to the Bills and Jets, Indy lost by double digits. For your consideration, the Pats have won the last 4 match-ups by a combined score of 189-73 (45-7, 42-20, 43-22 and 59-24). That’s an average score of 47-18. Gulp. Bill Belichek won’t take his foot off their throats and this one will be ugly.

    Pick: New England

    Chargers (2-3) at Packers (5-0)
    LINE: GREEN BAY by 10.5

    In a complete about face, I struggle to see Green Bay covering double digits this week. The Chargers have covered 7 of the last 8 times after playing the Monday Night game and this week will be no different. Sure the Packers are going to win the game and remain undefeated, but 10.5 points is just an awful lot to give Phillip Rivers on any day.

    Pick: San Diego

    It doesn’t matter what I post here, you’re going to make decisions that you like. I chose these four games this week, because for me, they have the most up-side. Pop on over to NFL.com’s Game Center and pick up all of the latest information you need to make an informed decision about any game, and have fun!!

    Hail!

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    Laveranues Coles: #TBT


    Today’s Throwback Thursday is Laveranues Coles. With the Jets on tap this weekend, it seemed like a good time to reminisce about Coles’ time in Washington.

    Coles only played for the Redskins for two seasons – 2003 and 2004. He put up good numbers too, 82 and 90 receptions, and 1264 and 1204 yards. Regardless, his time here seemed maligned and he headed back to the Jets in 2005 where he played four more seasons. He then played a season for the Bengals before heading back to the Jets ceremoniously before retiring. Hard to believe that it’s over a decade since he was in D.C.

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    Trent Williams: #WallpaperWednesday


    Still feeling down over the tough loss to the Falcons? Maybe a new Redskins wallpaper for your desktop will cheer you up.

    Personally, I think the offensive line has played well to date this season – perhaps even better than expected. After all, 40% of the line has virtually no NFL experience. Run blocking has been tough sledding as opposing teams stuff the box to make Kirk Cousins beat them. The line’s pass protection has been very good. That line currently begins and ends with Left Tackle Trent Williams.

    The Silverback.

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    Just click on the image for the 1440×900 wallpaper.

    Enjoy.

    Hail!

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    Difficult Loss To Swallow?


    I know I wasn’t the only one that found Sunday’s loss to the Falcons heart-breaking – most of Redskins Nation were pretty devastated. I tried to provide even a minor amount of silver-lining through my Twitter account, but some to many just weren’t having it.

    Which I understand to a degree, but maybe not to the degree that sometimes seems to be the case.

    Ok, I get it. We could have won the game. I even understand that some will feel that we SHOULD have won the game. At the end of the day, we just didn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

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