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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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The Merged x115 Adventures Of The Fashion Police Weekly aka THE Uniform Thread

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I liked the 75th Ann'y unis. I was disappointed we only wore them once.

I really liked the 75th anny's too...I really like the look of the gold helmets

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We are going to wear white jerseys the first 4 home games then switch to burgundy for the last four home games. Have not seen the cowboys wear the white jerseys at a game ever, that should be cool, we can see the grass stains and blood on them much easier.

Will not wear burgundy's until Dallas game. So, white's for first five games.

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The Jaguars and Panthers have both followed this routine (white for first four home games, dark for last four) since they joined the league. The Dolphins only wear dark at home for night games. Other teams, like the Saints, Bengals, Bucs and Eagles don't seem to follow any discernable pattern.

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Our uniforms are part of our history....the look should never change. I'd be fine with wearing darks at home but beside that nothing should change

News Flash!

We have gone through 3 major uniform changes since the late 1950's. The only part of history that the current uniforms are associated with is the 4 Superbowl appearances under Joe Gibbs (something to be very proud of by the way).

This is a new era and I hope that we can stop living in the past. Those teams, under the Cooke, Betheard and Gibbs regimes were a dynasty that will be near impossible to repeat. I'm okay with a change in uniform styles as long as we stay away from those college looking all white uniforms. And for those that keep wanting the color "black" in our uniforms, our team colors are "Burgundy and Gold", not "black, burgundy and gold". The "Burgundy and Gold" is more a part of our history and tradition than the style of our current uniforms....:point2sky

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I really liked the 75th anny's too...I really like the look of the gold helmets

I second that. I was disappointed about the fact that they only wore the jerseys once.

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the 75th anniversary uniforms, but with burgundy jerseys should be our "new" home look.

keep the burgundy pants, and white jersey's for road games.

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News Flash!

And for those that keep wanting the color "black" in our uniforms, our team colors are "Burgundy and Gold", not "black, burgundy and gold".

NEW FLASH!!!!

Not according to our Head Coach

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NEW FLASH!!!!

Not according to our Head Coach

I think Zorn said the colors were maroon and black...and then Snyder piped in saying yellow, which technically isn't correct either.

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http://theredskinsblog.com/2008/07/28/back-to-the-equipment-room-brad-on-jersey-colors-etc/

I searched and didn't see this, so here goes:

Finally managed to ask Brad Berlin the other questions about equipment that had come in since I first spoke to him.

Any word on alternative uniforms this year?

Nope. None. The ones last year were special for the 75th anniversary, but we don’t have anything lined up this year.

Not even a third color jersey?

Nope. Burgundy and white.

Along those lines, Gibbs seemed to prefer the white jersey with the burgundy pants. Some players have claimed to prefer the burgundy jerseys with white pants. Any idea how things will go this year?

We’ll be wearing the white jerseys with the burgundy pants at home until, I think, the Pittsburgh game. After that, burgundy with white pants. Coach Zorn thinks it will help with the heat. For away games, we’re at the mercy of the home team — like Dallas always wears white at home, so we always wear the burgundy in Dallas.

How much ice do you go through for a game?

1,000 pounds per game.

Someone thought it looked like LaRon Landry and Pete Kendall were wearing old pads. Do–

(Shaking his head.) No, they’re all new pads. There are some that are unique looking, and some that are gray or white that might have looked old, but they’re all new, all maintained and updated for each game.

Do players get to choose whatever cage or face mask they want?

Yes. Most of them are position-specific, but they can have whatever they want. There’s like 51 models available and I’ve got 45 of them.

What about visors? What’s the visor policy?

By league rule you can only wear clear. You have to have medical clearance, and it has to come from the NFL office’s doctor to approve dark. League-wide, there’s only 7 or 8 guys who can wear dark, and if you wear one and you’re not approved, you get fined for it.

Is it different during preseason?

Yeah, Stuart Schweigert has one, but for the game I’ll have to take it off.

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Burgundy on White is the Washington Redskins . . . Although we went on that wonderful run with the White on White in 2005, the Burgundy ALWAYS looks better. It brings our wonderful history to the present.

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How much ice do you go through for a game? 1,000 pounds per game.

Whoa. I'm guessing they're not making Margaritas with all that ice. That's a lot of bumps and bruises right there, (go figure).

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Burgundy on White is the Washington Redskins . . . Although we went on that wonderful run with the White on White in 2005, the Burgundy ALWAYS looks better. It brings our wonderful history to the present.

I agree with the Burgundy part, but not the white. To me, Redskins game gear is Burgundy and Gold (or yellow...). I love the 60s throwbacks, but this is the uni I think of when I think Redskins.

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I agree with the Burgundy part, but not the white. To me, Redskins game gear is Burgundy and Gold (or yellow...). I love the 60s throwbacks, but this is the uni I think of when I think Redskins.

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I'd love to see them tweak the unis to this!!!

Burgundy jerseys with yellow pants or white jerseys with yellow pants. Same helmet.

I also like that they are going to change things up this year. When all is said and done, I'd like to remember that white jerseys at home as a predominantly Gibbs thing...a representation of our glory years.

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Whoa. I'm guessing they're not making Margaritas with all that ice. That's a lot of bumps and bruises right there, (go figure).

If memory serves, only @ 300 lbs go for maggies, PCS. But that's ONLY before the game -

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If memory serves, only @ 300 lbs go for maggies, PCS. But that's ONLY before the game -

Okay. That explains things. Now we just have to find out how much for after the game.

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Okay. That explains things. Now we just have to find out how much for after the game.

They better bring in the same scales they use to weigh elephants.

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White for the first 4 home games burgundy for the last 4.

It's in the fashion police thread somewhere, just keep an eye out for the 200 page thread about uniforms.

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