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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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remember when steve spurrier won all the preseason games... well didnt he keep his startes in the whole preseason? lol howd that season turn out?

, love the all burgundy jerseys. pretty fresh. hopefully we get to see everyone's potential, ie colt, daniels and the receivers and the backs!

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..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?

No, i like the all burgandy jerseys also.

I love preseason. Seriously.

I love it.

Its the only chance to see some of the younger players in action and get an idea of wether or not they can play.

And i agree that some games can help give a basic idea about the team.

A few things i learned from last years preseason games:

the offensive line was gonna struggle

that Tryon wasn't ready to play

that Horton and Moore were ready

that the rookie WRs weren't a featured part of the offense

that Fincher is a good back-up LB

that DE Rob Jackson has some ability

Marcus Mason knows how to run

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I'm kinda shocked that nearly thirty minutes have passed and this hasn't been merged yet :silly:

But Mark, would it go into your jersey thread, a pre-season thread or another all together?

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It doesn't mean crap. We started hot in the preseaon last year and fell off. Then the regular season started with a God awful start and then the team went 6-2 in the first half. After which they went 2-6.

So perhaps the preseason was a good indicator. But in all seriousness, players admit that they aren't playing at nearly the same level they play during the regular season. Doesn't mean anything to me IMO.

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

They certainly played like they were sleeping in them for Pittsburgh.

Pre-season last year was too long, three games at most, two would be ideal.

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I know they put the all burg in madden I saw some videos of 10 with us wearing them check the vid here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzWL_hF8SB0&feature=related

Also preseason means nothing it is good to get the younger guys experience and to let the starters get back into a little bit of the flow but the bottom line is no one runs there full offense now one shows there hand at all its just practice...

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PRESEASON MEANS NOTHING! I don't believe that preseason is any indication of our progress. During one of our super bowl runs Coach Gibbs and the team lost every single preseason game and then they went to the Super Bowl. These are totally exhibition games and having to pay full price for these tickets is totally outrageous.

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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.

That indicated nothing really...we came out of the gates pretty well (6-2) and ended the season pretty mediocre (8-8). If that game was any indication, we were a 3-win team.

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Anyone who didn't like the all burgundy uniforms simply because we lost to the superbowl champs is just plain STUPID OK! We tanked the last 8 games of the season wearing the traditional white and burgundy,and wernt any better with white on white. It was one game and the uni's looked gr8 on TV. We lost but we definately need to make those a regular part of the rotation....

Oh yea and Preseason means squat!

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i wanna see an all gold uniform, not just cloth, but gold plated. if we cant beat em, blind em!

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I never liked uniforms that had the same color tops and bottoms, unless they were all white. The Skins had the all-burgundy, the Seahawks had their all-greenish, Broncos had all-navy, and other teams did it, and to me, it always looked more like they were wearing pajamas than a football uniform. The best looking unis for any team is a color for top or bottom, and then white for the other. The all-white for us isn't bad, especially since we have the burgundy helmets, but I prefer to have some color.

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Amazing, this thread and the cult of colt thread were right next to each other. As long as this thread has been around and usually on the front page, the Colt thread has wice the posts and over 3x the views. Amazing..

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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 am more worried about helmets than get ups. I cants stand the yellow helmets. Also on another note I think black and burgundy with a bit of gold would be pretty cool.

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Also on another note I think black and burgundy with a bit of gold would be pretty cool.

+1 I think every team should have a 3rd jersey. I think ours should be black or gold.

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Ew, no black and burgundy. We'll look like the Washington Vampires. And when you have dark jerseys with dark pants, they look like pajamas. Gold and black could look ok if it was done right, but it won't really look like the Redskins. I'd rather stick with combos of burgundy and white, all white or maybe the 3rd jersey could be burgundy and gold like those anniversary ones were.

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I wanted to clear up the misconception that the redskins have only worn all burgundy once. Not true. I dont remember which year, but had to be the early 80's because Joey T. was QB. Skins played a game on the road where the team knew we would be wearing our burgundy jerseys because the other team opted for white. Well, the team manager screwed it up and sent the burgundy pants along instead of the white. The skins lost the game and Gibbs was pissed. At the game and the ugly unis.

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I wanted to clear up the misconception that the redskins have only worn all burgundy once. Not true. I dont remember which year, but had to be the early 80's because Joey T. was QB. Skins played a game on the road where the team knew we would be wearing our burgundy jerseys because the other team opted for white. Well, the team manager screwed it up and sent the burgundy pants along instead of the white. The skins lost the game and Gibbs was pissed. At the game and the ugly unis.

Not true. They even said on the radio last year that the Steelers game was the first time EVER that the Skins had worn that combo. And I've seen every Skins game from 1979 onwards. Something like this would have been caught by NFL Films, because it happened in 1964 to the Vikings, when they played one full half against the Lions with BOTH teams wearing white jerseys...at halftime the Vikings changed to purple on the sidelines.

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Not true. They even said on the radio last year that the Steelers game was the first time EVER that the Skins had worn that combo. And I've seen every Skins game from 1979 onwards. Something like this would have been caught by NFL Films, because it happened in 1964 to the Vikings, when they played one full half against the Lions with BOTH teams wearing white jerseys...at halftime the Vikings changed to purple on the sidelines.

I had to quote this simply because I think it's the first post of yours where you're not taking a swipe at either Dan Or Vinny or both. :)

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Is it safe to assume that we will be wearing the white jersey's at home as usual this season? I know we came out in burgandy at home 3 times last season which I found to be a little odd.

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