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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       
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The Merged x115 Adventures Of The Fashion Police Weekly aka THE Uniform Thread

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Burgandy tops burgandy bottoms for home games

that is horrible. i hate the burgandy pants. i like the all white on white, makes us look faster. i love the uniforms how they are now, we don't need 2 change anything. the uniforms are tradition and what makes us the skins..

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that is horrible. i hate the burgandy pants. i like the all white on white, makes us look faster. i love the uniforms how they are now, we don't need 2 change anything. the uniforms are tradition and what makes us the skins..

I actually think that the all-whites aid Mark Brunell in recognizing his targets. They POP.

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There is the key word. white on white makes us "look" faster, not actually play faster. I don't care what we wear. In the immortal words of Al Davis- Just win baby!

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I would love to see the old "R" helmet throwbacks once....key word once. I would hate to see a whole season of those uniforms.

Anyone else think the current uniforms look darker than the ones in the 80's? I say we match the 80's jerseys exactly (only with nice sleeves and sewn on numbers) which would mean a slightly lighter shade of red.

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Bring Back The Feather Helmet!!!!!!!

Since we are the Burgundy and Gold we should wear the color scheme from the early 60s - white jersey w/ burgundy numbers and stripes around the shoulders with gold pants. Update the feather helmet to match the burgundy in the uni with a white feather and a gold tip. Put the indian head logo on the sleeve and you've got a great uniform.

Does any know where I could find that jersey? Thanks.

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How about we concentrate on the team and not worry about the uniforms, which more than likely, this close to the preseason, etc. are NOT going to be changed.

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i would say anytime there is a new thread like this regarding new unis, the OP should give us a picture of what he wants it to look like or he/she should shut it

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those remind me and the younger generation of the ole ball coach. :doh:

i like the white, as someone previous said, these uniforms represents gibbs 2

I agree, the white are great, and that is a good point, the #2 Gibbs era.

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You can set your watch to another uniform thread around mid-week next week too.

I love it, this is what makes the offseason so much fun

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STOP WITH THE UNIFORM CHANGES

we are one of those classic franchises along with Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, that doesnt go along with fads of new stripes or anything that resembles a team from NFL Europe or the Arena League

Gibbs Teams wear white at home and white any other place they allow it. nuff said.

I thought the white on white was a huge change for Gibbs...must have lost a bet with someone to do that late last year

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Should we go back to the burgandy pants?

Personally I am sick of the all whites. I was all for them last year when they seemed to have some sort of superstitious value, but bottom line is they look horrible compared to the traditional standard.

Please guys, bring back the burgandy pants and white tops. You can keep the burgandy socks, but the white is awful.

One good change deserves another IMHO.

Hail!!

:point2sky

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It amazes me how often this comes up. For what its worth, yes, we should go back to the burgundy pants. I'll be surprised if we do though.

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