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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 realize the image was photoshopped, but our pants aren't the same color as our jersey's despite the fact that we call them both "burgundy"(hence the quotes). They're different shades, (in real life) at least to my eye. They don't match is all I was really trying to get at. i think it's a bad combo; it's ugly. Just my opinion.

How do you know they aren't having special ones made to match?

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I wonder how he found out this info...
I think he knows a player or maybe more. How he knows them, I dunno.

JimmiJo just said he spoke with themurf, who also confirmed this with team sources!

:notworthy

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JimmiJo just said he spoke with themurf, who also confirmed this with team sources!

I'm not doubting the accuracy of the info, just wondering how he knew.

I gotta get me some team sources. :D

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I'm not doubting the accuracy of the info, just wondering how he knew.

I gotta get me some team sources. :D

Haha.

Yea. Seriously. Are they available on the redskinstore.com or anything?

:silly:

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So let me get a jump on 75% of tomorrow's threads.

Skins win: all burgundy for the rest of the year!!!!

Skins loose: ban the all burgundy!!!!!

LOL! Yep, like last years retro uniform against the Giants (if we lose). It won't be "All burgundy for the rest of the year!!!!" if we win, but we won't mind them wearing it again a couple of more times this year (as long as we win with it). Since as long as I've been watching the Skins from '65 (all away games until '73), I have never seen them play in Burgundy on Burgundy. The only other combo would be Gold on either White/Burgundy or Gold.

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LMAO... it's the still-gold facemask that's saving those survivors isn't it?!?

Precisely. He wants them to atleast get back up, just to slay them a couple plays later.

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i think it may be cool for home night games

but only home night games

we should have had the entire crowd where burgundy if we were gonna do this

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I love classic looking jerseys... the normal burgundy pants and white shirts... however, the white on white has grown on me, and I think it would be cool to see the burgundy on burgundy. We have very classic jerseys that a lot can be done with. As long as they don't alter anything (stripes, colors, mascot, etc.) I am all for trying the burgundy on burgundy, or white on white, or white on burgundy... I just can't wait for the game.

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And no need to continue to press the OP for sources/link- LL56 has a good track record on ES.

Just appreciate the info and move on.

:applause:

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Great.:doh:

Now I'll have to redo the ****ing avatars again.

:silly:

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I'm not doubting the accuracy of the info, just wondering how he knew.

I gotta get me some team sources. :D

Being coverage staff for the official message board of the team has it's benefits.

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Great.:doh:

Now I'll have to redo the ****ing avatars again.

:silly:

Oh no you didn't! Don't make me bump the avatar thread again.:kungfu:

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Nice, all burgundy. Now they are going to look like a bunch of little fairies wearing burgundy tutu's. That should really intimidate those Steelers.

We are doomed....:doh:

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Great :puke:

Anyone want my tickets? I think I'll just listen to the radio. :doh:

If you are serious, please dont renew your tickets next year and turn in your fan card now please, thanks

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