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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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I found this ad for NFL rain ponchos from a 1972 catalog online.  Check out the gold version of the current Redskins helmet.  I wonder if this design was seriously being considered, or if it was a printing error??

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1972 was the first year of the current helmet.  If I had to guess, the gold helmet above was a prototype design or what the makers of the ponchos thought the helmet would like before the final design of the helmet was decided on.

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Gee, the "gold" on the Redskins' helmet looks just like the "yellow" on the Packers' helmet.

And the Packers' "yellow" pants. If people like the Packers' and Lombardi's hand-me-downs, who are we to judge?

At least the cheerleaders kept their sense of color coordination.

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I think you may be right Stephen B.  I did see an NFL lunch box years ago that had the same yellow/gold coloring as the one on the poncho design.  It wasn't a dedicated Redskins lunchbox.. one of those general NFL lunchboxes with all the teams on it that comes out before the season starts.

 

There's a really good article about how Lombardi changed the uniforms to match the Packers' uniforms here:

http://packersuniforms.blogspot.com/2012/12/theres-something-about-those-socks.html

 

Not a lot of new info, but some things I found to be interesting were: Lombardi's brother was a sporting goods supplier for Rawlings and he was awarded the contract for outfitting the Redskins new uniforms - apparently Rawlings had a lighter shade of burgundy (and I assume gold) and that is one of the reasons for the color switch.  Also, it says Coach Lombardi was color blind, so the Redskins new uniforms would look exactly like the uniforms of the Packers to him.

 

Comparison images from the site:

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That being said, a lighter bugundy was alread in the Redskins color palette on the tip of the feather in these uniforms:

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On a side note: I think the yellow/gold helmet would look better with these uniforms because it has the same stripe.

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When Lombardi changed the unis to look like the Pack, I wonder why he didn't use three helmet stripes instead of the single red stripe?  Every other element looked just like the Packers except that.

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I really love the 60s era uniforms that we used. I believe these were used in the mid- to late-1960s:

 

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I believe these were used in the early-1960s:

 

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The uniforms are similar and basic, but I love both helmets. It would be cool incorporate that imagery at some point (maybe even change out the decals for home/road games or something). 

 

Since I'm not sure the retro look will win out these days, I would also like a newer take with these elements. For example, the concepts below are pretty attractive:

 

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I've always loved that photo of Sam Huff staring Johnny Unitas down with the fog in the background at (what appears to be) RFK. Anyone know what game that was and what the result was?

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I've always loved that photo of Sam Huff staring Johnny Unitas down with the fog in the background at (what appears to be) RFK. Anyone know what game that was and what the result was?

 

Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (#19) calls a play during a foggy game against Sam Huff (#70) and the Washington Redskins defense at Memorial Stadium.

Baltimore, Maryland 12/13/1964

 

Colts - 45   Redskins - 17

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Baltimore Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas (#19) calls a play during a foggy game against Sam Huff (#70) and the Washington Redskins defense at Memorial Stadium.

Baltimore, Maryland 12/13/1964

 

Colts - 45   Redskins - 17

Score doesn't surprise me. The Redskins defense in those days was horri-awful.

 

I thought it was at RFK since when I think of Memorial, I always thing of the open side of the stadium with all the trees and the score board. I forgot it was in a horseshoe shape. Also, I thought the Colts wore blue at home. Guess I need to watch some more NFL Films.

 

I wonder which stadium was crazier back in the day: Memorial or RFK.

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What's amazing to me is that no one has pointed out that we wore all whites in the '60. With the love that combo gets you'd think any pictorial evidence would get more attention.

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What's amazing to me is that no one has pointed out that we wore all whites in the '60. With the love that combo gets you'd think any pictorial evidence would get more attention.

There doesn't appear to be ANY gold on those uniforms OR helmets.

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Are we rocking retros again this year. I know the league rules screwed up the helmets. if not I hope burgundy pants return.

 

I love those throwbacks more than anything ever but if and ONLY IF they are accompanied by the faux leather helmets.

 

That thing they did last year when the regular helmets and the throwbacks...just...no...

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I love those throwbacks more than anything ever but if and ONLY IF they are accompanied by the faux leather helmets.

 

That thing they did last year when the regular helmets and the throwbacks...just...no...

 

Yeah I still don't think I've recovered. It's been 3 years. I'd like to see the return of the burg pants, or an all white. Gotta change it up from the gold pants

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Gold pants look great. Burgundy shirts, gold pants is the sharpest uniform the team has ever had.

Correct. 

:)

Score doesn't surprise me. The Redskins defense in those days was horri-awful.

 

I thought it was at RFK since when I think of Memorial, I always thing of the open side of the stadium with all the trees and the score board. I forgot it was in a horseshoe shape. Also, I thought the Colts wore blue at home. Guess I need to watch some more NFL Films.

 

I wonder which stadium was crazier back in the day: Memorial or RFK.

I think a few teams wore white at home back then: I know the LA Rams did, Cowboys, and I think the Colts also....

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I think the white on burg would look better with the multi-colored cleats. Just didn't look right with the black cleats. Honestly, I'd prefer white cleats with burg/gold trim, but it seems like the league is moving away from that, and going for spaceship cleats

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To each his own, Sinister.

 

I, for one, think the black cleats under the gold pants is freakin' amazing with burg or white tops.

 

Yeah I was talking about the burg pants, actually. Black cleats and gold pants is a pretty neutral look imo. Not in love with it, but I don't hate it either

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