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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.

       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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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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