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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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The Merged x115 Adventures Of The Fashion Police Weekly aka THE Uniform Thread

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Yep, this would be my vote for the new take on the uniforms...

You change enough to get that retro, different feel but you keep the logo and the spirit of the uniforms without going all CFL-looking.

I Agree... But I'm going to go against the one bar helmet :laugh: I LOL every time I see Joey T. With it... Kinda wish he had the regular QB facemask.

Oh and I know he prefered to wear it, and no other QB will wear it these days.but damn...

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I was thinking that having a yellow alternate jersey would be nice, considering the Eagles have a black alternate, and Giants have a red alternate. I think it's time we added a new color since we've only had red and white jerseys for so long. Personally, I already love the Red on Red combination, and adding a Yellow Alternate jersey would be another awesome option for primetime games. :laugh:

what do you guys think?

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I was thinking that having a yellow alternate jersey would be nice, considering the Eagles have a black alternate, and Giants have a red alternate. I think it's time we added a new color since we've only had red and white jerseys for so long. Personally, I already love the Red on Red combination, and adding a Yellow Alternate jersey would be another awesome option for primetime games. :laugh:

what do you guys think?

Shouldn't this be in the Hebrew Nationals thread? :silly:

http://www.extremeskins.com/showthread.php?t=286940

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Wsup fellow skins fans...this is my first thread...so sorry if yall have discussed this in previous threads...but i love our preseason schedule...even if the starters only play between 2 quarters or 1 series..we are going up against good teams with great offenses and defenses....i feel this will really let us kno where we stand this season after watching these games...o and is it just me that wants to see the all burgandy jerseys again?

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Don't they say it's the 3rd preseason game that predicts the season? Last season's was against Carolina, and that was abysmal.

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The past few years our preseason has been indicative of our regular season. Last year was identical, start preseason fast then fade, start season fast and the rest is history. People will argue thats an anomoly and last season probaly was but I think this team with this group of players need to play well in the preseason to have a successful reg season.

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I wish we'd take the New England approach that EVERY game matters, and at least try win some pre-season games. I know, I know, it matters little in the great scheme of things, all that counts is the Giants Week 1; but I'm a firm believer in success breading success, winning building confidence, and that following over into the regular season. And by the same token, a bad pre-season having an initial knock-on effect in the early part of the regular season.

And to answer the OP: if your asking about burgundy on burgundy, then it's just you. That was ghastly in the Steelers game last year. But I'm all for the burgundy jersey's, preferably with yellow/gold pants in a classic throwback. Something unique to us.

Hail.

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I love the look of the burgundy on burgundy. sharp, sleek look. I still don't think pre-season is a big deal/indicator but I'd still rather win than lose. Most important is that the players learn and get better and the coaches can make better informed decisions based on what they see putting players in situations.

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Don't they say it's the 3rd preseason game that predicts the season? Last season's was against Carolina, and that was abysmal.

I'd say "they" are wrong. Detroit won all of its pre-season games last year (including the third) and it did not matter at all. I've heard that the Colts are like 2-14 in their recent pre-seasons (although those stats might be pre-2008), but that hasn't stopped them from making a playoff appearance every year.

If you think about it, last year was a dissapointment, but it wasn't abysmal, imo. At least it wasn't a losing season; there are several teams that wish they could say the same.

Edit: I like the burgundy on burgundy too.

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I wasn't too keen on the all burgundy jerseys. I think preseason gives us a good chance to see how we are able to match up against great defenses for a a series or two, but that's it. I still feel that we will not be that great in preseason. Just a feeling.

I know the Colt fan-boys are dying for preseason to come.

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I know the Colt fan-boys are dying for preseason to come.

64 Days, 19 Hours, 27 Minutes, 52 Seconds.

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Don't they say it's the 3rd preseason game that predicts the season? Last season's was against Carolina, and that was abysmal.

Yeah and this year it's against the Pats. It's going to tough going against Brady who's coming back from a major injury. I think it will be a nice test to see where this team might be.

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The record means nothing, but it's important to have the starters play well throughout the entire preseason. I couldn't care less if our 4th string beats some others 4th string(although Colt Brennan leading last minute game winning scoring drives was a thrill!).

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The burgundy on burgundy was great, i loved it, always wanted us to wear that. And all the superstition about wearing them, and never wearing them again, is stupid. we could have been wearing pittsburgh steelers uniforms and still lost.

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The preseason would be fine with only two or three games and if Snyder didn't charge full price for them.

I've a friend who's a Steelers fan and he'll get tix for our preseason game for only 30 bucks a pop.

I prefer white jerseys and burgundy pants which what Gibbs preferred too.

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Wsup fellow skins fans...this is my first thread...so sorry if yall have discussed this in previous threads...but i love our preseason schedule...even if the starters only play between 2 quarters or 1 series..we are going up against good teams with great offenses and defenses....i feel this will really let us kno where we stand this season after watching these games...o and is it just me that wants to see the all burgandy jerseys again?

I don't know, I thought they looked like pajamas.

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The burgundy on burgundy was great, i loved it, always wanted us to wear that. And all the superstition about wearing them, and never wearing them again, is stupid. we could have been wearing pittsburgh steelers uniforms and still lost.

Not to mention that would've made that game very confusing. :silly:

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