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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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On September 13, 2016 at 9:59 PM, carex said:

I agree.  Hell, I'd like to see a yellow jersey with burgundy pants

That's going to be my madden combo lol

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Panthers, Chargers, Cardinals and Lions have the best color rush jerseys IMO. I love those 4.

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I found this online (can't remember where) But I like!!! Stay with the gold pants at home and return the burgundy pants with away jersey. This pic has the burgundy stripe change to match helmet and some small other changes. imo this is perfect!!!

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28 minutes ago, Tazhog said:

I found this online (can't remember where) But I like!!! Stay with the gold pants at home and return the burgundy pants with away jersey. This pic has the burgundy stripe change to match helmet and some small other changes. imo this is perfect!!!

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This is pretty spot on, and better than the current look.  I like that the stripes are cleaned up, that's the biggest thing.  However, rather than 3 stripes everywhere, I may take it to one.  Think Oakland... They have the single stripe on the helmet / pants, and no stripes on the socks.

I like white on burgundy for the primary road uniform.   I'd keep white on gold for road games every now and then though.  

Speaking of the gold used in that image, I like it.  It's darker than the current shade, but not that khaki gold color the Rams / 49ers / Redskins throwbacks use.

Speaking of the throwbacks, I would ditch them and bring back the white pants too (in addition to burgundy).  I don't mind all white for an occasional road game (maybe do all white for Thursday night games).

Lastly, my radical idea would be to introduce a gold jersey.  Then for like one home game, do gold jerseys / burgundy pants.

So the team would essentially don burgundy, gold, and white jerseys and pants, and be free to use any combo.  (I don't think I'd be a fan of gold on white, or gold on gold though).

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53 minutes ago, Diesel Hog said:

 

This is pretty spot on, and better than the current look.  I like that the stripes are cleaned up, that's the biggest thing.  However, rather than 3 stripes everywhere, I may take it to one.  Think Oakland... They have the single stripe on the helmet / pants, and no stripes on the socks.

Thats because too many stripes and it would look like a prison outfit. 
 

 I like white on burgundy for the primary road uniform.   I'd keep white on gold for road games every now and then though.  

White on gold? barf. Its not really a gold look, its more yellow.

Speaking of the gold used in that image, I like it.  It's darker than the current shade, but not that khaki gold color the Rams / 49ers / Redskins throwbacks use.

Speaking of the throwbacks, I would ditch them and bring back the white pants too (in addition to burgundy).  I don't mind all white for an occasional road game (maybe do all white for Thursday night games).

Lastly, my radical idea would be to introduce a gold jersey.  Then for like one home game, do gold jerseys / burgundy pants.

Gold jerseys? that would be completely gawdy looking.

 

 White over burgundy or burgundy over white, but for all thats holy please ditch the yellow mustard gold-wannabe pants? It looks to be something outta the 60's.

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3 hours ago, Tazhog said:

I found this online (can't remember where) But I like!!! Stay with the gold pants at home and return the burgundy pants with away jersey. This pic has the burgundy stripe change to match helmet and some small other changes. imo this is perfect!!!

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yes, this is what our uniforms should be

1 hour ago, skins island connection said:

 White over burgundy or burgundy over white, but for all thats holy please ditch the yellow mustard gold-wannabe pants? It looks to be something outta the 60's.

 

no, I hate the white pants when we have a color option.  And white pants might mean someone decides a white on white uniform is a good idea which just shouldn't exist

 

sometimes I wish there was an unlike option

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 White on white has been done  a couple of times before, during the Spurrier years.  And during the Zorn years, they wore all burgundy for a Monday night game with the Steelers.

 Along with the color rush fad, the gold jersey would be perfect for inclement conditions, such as a snowy day in Buffalo, or a foggy day in Chicago. 

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On ‎9‎/‎16‎/‎2016 at 6:37 PM, carex said:

yes, this is what our uniforms should be

 

no, I hate the white pants when we have a color option.  And white pants might mean someone decides a white on white uniform is a good idea which just shouldn't exist

 

sometimes I wish there was an unlike option

I'm not really high on the white/white look, but I'd take it over this yellow crap any day of the week.

What about white pants with very wide burgundy & gold striping? Actually they could stripe both the outside and inside of the pants, making the white portion almost a stripe itself. Or even dual striping; burgundy, then gold next to it, then another burgundy.

I wish I knew how to design on a computer; I think that look would really catch on.

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9 hours ago, skins island connection said:

I'm not really high on the white/white look, but I'd take it over this yellow crap any day of the week.

What about white pants with very wide burgundy & gold striping? Actually they could stripe both the outside and inside of the pants, making the white portion almost a stripe itself. Or even dual striping; burgundy, then gold next to it, then another burgundy.

I wish I knew how to design on a computer; I think that look would really catch on.

 

the white pants were lousy and vertical strips are a thing with really limitied appeal.  Increasing it  to the point the entire pants looked striped is not a good idea.  Gold/yellow pants are a must, it's that simple

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1 hour ago, carex said:

 

the white pants were lousy and vertical strips are a thing with really limitied appeal.  Increasing it  to the point the entire pants looked striped is not a good idea.  Gold/yellow pants are a must, it's that simple

A must? What are you talking about? Those things are horrible. I'm sick of that look. If the gold were closer to the Rams' gold, I'd maybe be ok with it. 

I really wish the team would modernize our uniforms. It's way overdue. And no more yellow pants please!

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13 minutes ago, Ray-Ban Dan said:

A must? What are you talking about? Those things are horrible. I'm sick of that look. If the gold were closer to the Rams' gold, I'd maybe be ok with it. 

I really wish the team would modernize our uniforms. It's way overdue. And no more yellow pants please!

 

those things are great and as for modernizing they follow the design of most NFL team with the sandwich strip on the side of the pants

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3 minutes ago, carex said:

 

those things are great and as for modernizing they follow the design of most NFL team with the sandwich strip on the side of the pants

You think 53 players trotting out on to the field looking like Ronald McDonald is "great"? Guess we can agree to disagree.

And by modernize, I meant the overall uniform and helmet. Wasn't talking specifically about the pants.

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1 minute ago, Ray-Ban Dan said:

You think 53 players trotting out on to the field looking like Ronald McDonald is "great"? Guess we can agree to disagree.

And by modernize, I meant the overall uniform and helmet. Wasn't talking specifically about the pants.

 

most of the NFL attempts at "modernizing" have been total failures

 

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18 minutes ago, carex said:

 

most of the NFL attempts at "modernizing" have been total failures

 

That's your opinion. I can give several examples of changes that turned out well. I'll start with the Bills: I think they have the best looking uniforms in the NFL now. Those blue pants are amazing. And I like the old school logo they have on helmet. They get an A+ from me.

Also like what the Lions did with their latest changes. Same with the Rams, Vikings, Giants, Eagles, and Seahawks.

The Jags uniforms aren't bad either. I just can't get onboard with the two-tone helmet. The Panthers, who entered the league with the Jags, have nice uniforms. But why they have never gone with a black helmet, I'll never know. 

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2 hours ago, carex said:

 

the white pants were lousy and vertical strips are a thing with really limitied appeal.  Increasing it  to the point the entire pants looked striped is not a good idea.  Gold/yellow pants are a must, it's that simple

ok Mr. Allen, whatever you say...

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32 minutes ago, Ray-Ban Dan said:

That's your opinion. I can give several examples of changes that turned out well. I'll start with the Bills: I think they have the best looking uniforms in the NFL now. Those blue pants are amazing. And I like the old school logo they have on helmet. They get an A+ from me.

Also like what the Lions did with their latest changes. Same with the Rams, Vikings, Giants, Eagles, and Seahawks.

The Jags uniforms aren't bad either. I just can't get onboard with the two-tone helmet. The Panthers, who entered the league with the Jags, have nice uniforms. But why they have never gone with a black helmet, I'll never know. 

 

the Bills uniforms are a throwbck after a failed modernization attempts.  The Giants are also old school.

 

For some reason I'm not a bit fan of the recents dark uniform pants a lot of teams are sporting.  Thet seem to be missing something

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37 minutes ago, Ray-Ban Dan said:

That's your opinion. I can give several examples of changes that turned out well. I'll start with the Bills: I think they have the best looking uniforms in the NFL now. Those blue pants are amazing. And I like the old school logo they have on helmet. They get an A+ from me.

Also like what the Lions did with their latest changes. Same with the Rams, Vikings, Giants, Eagles, and Seahawks.

The Jags uniforms aren't bad either. I just can't get onboard with the two-tone helmet. The Panthers, who entered the league with the Jags, have nice uniforms. But why they have never gone with a black helmet, I'll never know. 

I agree. I think most turned out well outside of the Jags helmets and the Bucs alarm clock uniforms. 

Seattle, Cleveland, Buffalo, are the best changes for me

There are some I hate though. The Eagles and Rams updates were fine but I wish the kept the design and went back to their older shade of colors. The 99 Rams look win their old bright colors was much better than the current look. Same for Philly, they should keep the design the same now and go back to the the light green and gray, maybe even keep black accents so they can have their black alternate in tact 

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