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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 have to give Gizmo 3squire and HtownRocks111 credit for coming up with (or pointing us in the direction of others who came up with) uniform redesigns that allow for the team to wear gold pants that actually look good with the white jerseys as part of our road uniform combo.  It seems as if Bruce Allen is determined to make us wear gold pants as much as possible, even though our current road uni combo doesn't look nearly as nice as our current home uni combo.  But this idea can be accomplished, as the above efforts demonstrate.  (Or, for real world examples of said concept, look at the Southern Cal and Iowa State football programs.)  So kudos on the good work, gents.

 

Thanks Glenn X! Appreciate the feedback!

 

 

Gizmo could you show me the look of the Skins in Burgundy tops, White pants and Burgundy socks, I think that's the only combo you haven't shown and it has always been my favourite.

 

No problem!

 

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Again, I'm only putting up the black uni's for those that want to see it.lol Don't flame me.lol

 

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I changed the numbers on the shoulders to actually point in the proper direction. This will be the last time I post these, don't wanna keep spamming my stuff.lolol

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I don't know what it is, but I just can't get behind white pants.  I've never liked them.  Even as a kid, I hated playing at Dallas because it meant white pants and the sun shining on only part of the field....two of my biggest football pet peeves.

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I don't know what it is, but I just can't get behind white pants.  I've never liked them.  Even as a kid, I hated playing at Dallas because it meant white pants and the sun shining on only part of the field....two of my biggest football pet peeves.

 

Not a big fan of white pants either.

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I don't know what it is, but I just can't get behind white pants. I've never liked them. Even as a kid, I hated playing at Dallas because it meant white pants and the sun shining on only part of the field....two of my biggest football pet peeves.

Yeah, same here. As a kid I loved the red pants, but I always hated playing in Dallas because that was the ONE game we wore red over white. White over red will always be the 'true' Redskins uni because that's what I grew up with. I wish they would go back to that every once in a while.

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Thanks Gizmo, your 2nd version of burgundy over white would be my choice, always be my favorite. If we are going to wear gold pants at home for me I prefer burgundy tops to the white tops.

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Howdy fellas,  how you been?

 

 

Ahhh,  memories.  I remember well,  if not fondly,  earning my one and thus far only NNT via something that got merged in here.

 

Good times...TK,  how many guys you think you've slapped in irons on this one?  Bout as many as will end up here in the future,  I'll wager.

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A while back I mentioned making a "fauxback" Redskins helmet.  Well, it's done.  Let me know what you guys think...

 

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Sweet helmet. I really like the white and gold center stripe. Looks great.

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That looks FANTASTIC!  I would love to see that helmet with gold pants (preferably with a complimentary stripe) and the 80th anniversary jersey.. only with the spear on the sleeve as our unies.  Awesome job man!

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Thanks guys....I really struggled with going with stripes or not.  I like stripes in general, so my heart said go with them.  I'm glad I did.

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Stephen, that helmet is fantastic!  Is that a hobby of yours?  just curious what ignites the thought to do all that!

 

Thanks man.  Yeah, over the last couple of years I've been making helmets.  I've sold a few, but most of them I keep.  I'm starting to run out of space, so I need to be really selective on which helmets I make going forward.

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I love the colors and logo, everything about it.  You just know what would happen from the political correctness junkies and the 4 letter, they would be all over how stereotypical and what a racial slur the logo is.  Which nobody should ever mention as long as Chief Wahoo is still allowed to grace caps in Cleveland.

 

Hell of an effort though.  How great this would look with the throwbacks. 

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Thanks man.  Yeah, over the last couple of years I've been making helmets.  I've sold a few, but most of them I keep.  I'm starting to run out of space, so I need to be really selective on which helmets I make going forward.

 

I always have space available!!  To me, the NFL has ridiculous rules around helmets and uniforms.  I'd like the teams to have options, and what would be cool with the Redskins is the ability to incorporate some of their heritage, like your helmet above.

 

MLB teams do quite a good job at having alternate caps/uniforms, and it doesn't get out of hand.  Why can't the NFL do it too?

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I always have space available!! To me, the NFL has ridiculous rules around helmets and uniforms. I'd like the teams to have options, and what would be cool with the Redskins is the ability to incorporate some of their heritage, like your helmet above.

MLB teams do quite a good job at having alternate caps/uniforms, and it doesn't get out of hand. Why can't the NFL do it too?

It's a lot easier to allow a lot of different uniform/hat combos when you're playing 162 games.

I can see why the NFL wouldn't want to go that route. Just look at Oregon and UNC. Seems like those two teams had a different uniform/helmet every week.

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