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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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Slightly off topic, but has anyone heard if we are changing helmets this year? In the picture below the two small burgundy stripes separating the white and gold at the top of the helmet are gone.

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FinalBeast, I haven't heard anything, but even if that occurred I wouldn't even consider it a change. You have to wonder (assuming it happens) why an organization would even bother doing that unless the sticker were just created differently this year.

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I think the "yellow R" helmets look pretty cool with Burgundy jerseys:

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Yea those are pretty cool too. It's not the big "R" I dislike, just that pale yellow-white color scheme.

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Yea those are pretty cool too. It's not the big "R" I dislike, just that pale yellow-white color scheme.

Yeah, that was a bit too much for me too. I liked it OK n'all, but that's why I was surprised that I like the Gold/White we wore last season. The big difference was having the Burgundy helmet (post #4036 at the top of the page), and I think this may be my new favorite look.

---------- Post added June-14th-2011 at 03:01 PM ----------

Slightly off topic, but has anyone heard if we are changing helmets this year? In the picture below the two small burgundy stripes separating the white and gold at the top of the helmet are gone.

If we switch up helmets, I wouldn't mind going back to the "tucked" feather look:

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If we switch up helmets, I wouldn't mind going back to the "tucked" feather look:

Even that isn't drastic enough a change for me to even bother. Most wouldn't notice it one bit so why even go through the process? If you're going to change the uniform or the helmets, I think you should actually change the look or color drastically.

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Even that isn't drastic enough a change for me to even bother. Most wouldn't notice it one bit so why even go through the process? If you're going to change the uniform or the helmets, I think you should actually change the look or color drastically.

I'm all about the subtleties, so things like a tucked feather, or an extra stripe on the jerseys / pants would be a noticeable difference for me. Although, if I had my way, I'd probably change up the current helmet and do a opposite "R" helmet. Meaning, I'd make it a burgundy helmet with a gold "R".

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I'm all about the subtleties, so things like a tucked feather, or an extra stripe on the jerseys / pants would be a noticeable difference for me. Although, if I had my way, I'd probably change up the current helmet and do a opposite "R" helmet. Meaning, I'd make it a burgundy helmet with a gold "R".

I'd love to see the script R (the one on the classic Gibbs hats) represented on the uniforms in some way. I see what you mean about subtleties, but I just personally think that if you're going to go through the trouble and cost to create brand new unis, they might as well re-brand your team. If we were the Packers, Cowboys, Raiders, etc., then I'd understand it, but we've had plenty of uniform styles over the years.

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I'd love to see the script R (the one on the classic Gibbs hats) represented on the uniforms in some way. I see what you mean about subtleties, but I just personally think that if you're going to go through the trouble and cost to create brand new unis, they might as well re-brand your team. If we were the Packers, Cowboys, Raiders, etc., then I'd understand it, but we've had plenty of uniform styles over the years.

I'd definitely like to see the script R on the uniforms somewhere. Maybe the pants...I see some college teams with their logo on the upper left thigh like this:

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As for a drastic change, I don't think I'm on board, only b/c of the other drastic changes I've seen, like with the Buffalo Bills, Denver, etc...I think the "classic" look the Skins have donned roughly since the early 70's till now (George Allen / Joe Gibbs eras) is fine, and only needs a few tweaks to modernize it.

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As for a drastic change, I don't think I'm on board, only b/c of the other drastic changes I've seen, like with the Buffalo Bills, Denver, etc...I think the "classic" look the Skins have donned roughly since the early 70's till now (George Allen / Joe Gibbs eras) is fine, and only needs a few tweaks to modernize it.

I certainly understand that point of view. I should have clarified, if we change our uniforms, I'd like to see something similar to what the New York teams have done recently by going back to a retro look...not a modern look. I'd despise a modern look to our uniforms (I think).

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I certainly understand that point of view. I should have clarified, if we change our uniforms, I'd like to see something similar to what the New York teams have done recently by going back to a retro look...not a modern look. I'd despise a modern look to our uniforms (I think).

Gotcha! In that case, I'd love to see this bad boy come out of retirement for a special occasion or two (vs. Dallas for example):

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Gotcha! In that case, I'd love to see this bad boy come out of retirement for a special occasion or two (vs. Dallas for example):

I'd love that being the prototype for our next uniform change. I think it looks perfect.

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Gotcha! In that case, I'd love to see this bad boy come out of retirement for a special occasion or two (vs. Dallas for example):

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Normally I would agree with you here. But we would look like the Noles.

Edit: Nevermind, I see you said only once or twice.

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In regards to the drastic changes the bills made they are going back to a traditional style uniform this season

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Normally I would agree with you here. But we would look like the Noles.

Edit: Nevermind, I see you said only once or twice.

Florida State stole that uniform from us not the other way around.

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Florida State stole that uniform from us not the other way around.

True, but a lot of non-fans see it the other way around.

FWIW, I would like to see these worn a time or two:

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True, but a lot of non-fans see it the other way around.

FWIW, I would like to see these worn a time or two:

redskinfeather%20helmet%20group.jpg

redskins5.jpg

Yeah, I'm all over that. Love that '58 to '63 helmet - what a unique design!

At the very least, keep the gold pants, add a stripe to the jersey sleeve (the two stripe jersey sleeve and three stripes on the gold pants looks odd) and use the burgundy and gold tones that were used on the 70th Anniversary unis. The white pants are sooooo 1979 and while a lot of people don't want to give up the white/burgundy look, the Skins' overall record in that look is barely .500. Time for some new glory days - quit living in the past!!

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