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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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I have a Cooley jersey in that throwback.  I liked the combo for a bit but not to get all superstitious but I think our record is crap in them.  Maybe we won 1 game, not sure. 

Problem is, you can find issues or extended periods of suck with most of our throwbacks.  The best throwback we got will forever be stained with Wuerffel, Matthews and OBC.

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11 minutes ago, superozman said:

 

Redskins social media has updated the logo and the merchandise leads me to believe the same as usual.

 

What I would expect:

-  Normal Burgundy Helmet (NFL Rules, can only have 1 helmet, so cannot change helmet color)

-  The gray facemask they have done last year or the past two years, I think it's been 2

-  No stripes on helmet, with same logo.  I personally wish they'd throw the "old school" logo on the helmet

-  Standard throwback jersey - Dark Bugundy with Gold (not the yellow gold) numbers/trim

- Gold (not the yellow gold) pants

 

 

 

 

I saw the update too, which leads me to share your assumption... Kind of disappointed though.  I'd like to shift things around a bit, make the throwbacks something special, instead of redundant.  I don't hate those throwbacks, but what's the harm in changing things up?  

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On 10/21/2018 at 8:57 PM, Patrick Evidente said:

Yep. Must be the uniforms then.

Man, to be honest I’d like Skins to go back to the white jersey/burgundy pants combo at all home games.  It’s their best look.

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TY JB, this is their best look by far.

 Those butt-ass ugly mustard pants with white tops is absolutely hideous! It screams 'I'm weak beat me like a 2 dollar pillow'.

 The dk burgundy top with dark pants with outlined numbers is overbearingly depressing; no pop, no pizazz, nothing about that combo except boredom.

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16 hours ago, superozman said:

Eagles (A) - ? (Although I'd expect the all black eagles alternates, so white)

 

 

Those all-black Eagles uniforms are a terrible look.  So glad we don't have black as an accent color, where we could make the same mistake...

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46 minutes ago, skins island connection said:

TY JB, this is their best look by far.

 Those butt-ass ugly mustard pants with white tops is absolutely hideous! It screams 'I'm weak beat me like a 2 dollar pillow'.

 The dk burgundy top with dark pants with outlined numbers is overbearingly depressing; no pop, no pizazz, nothing about that combo except boredom.

Yea man.  The white jersey/mustard yellow pants look was just plain awful.

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4 hours ago, SkinsFanPA said:

 

Those all-black Eagles uniforms are a terrible look.  So glad we don't have black as an accent color, where we could make the same mistake...

Anything the Eagles ever wear is always a terrible look actually 

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5 hours ago, -JB- said:

Man, to be honest I’d like Skins to go back to the white jersey/burgundy pants combo at all home games.  It’s their best look.

 

Like I've said before, it's a good look, but I don't want to see it 14 - 15 times a year.

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20 hours ago, RFK Lives said:

I have a Cooley jersey in that throwback.  I liked the combo for a bit but not to get all superstitious but I think our record is crap in them.  Maybe we won 1 game, not sure. 

Problem is, you can find issues or extended periods of suck with most of our throwbacks.  The best throwback we got will forever be stained with Wuerffel, Matthews and OBC.

 

The white and gold ones? 

 

If so, we wore them exactly once...vs. the Giants in 2007. They were 0-2 and we had a 17-3 lead before eventually losing 24-17 (I think). Basically, that uniform is what we wore to effectively help them turn their season around, gain the wild card, and win a Super Bowl. If they fall to 0-3 I think they stay buried. 

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21 hours ago, OVCChairman said:

 

 

I saw the update too, which leads me to share your assumption... Kind of disappointed though.  I'd like to shift things around a bit, make the throwbacks something special, instead of redundant.  I don't hate those throwbacks, but what's the harm in changing things up?  

 

You can change uniforms every 5 years, so they are past that.  Redskins throwbacks have been recently tied to anniversaries, so I would expect 2022 (90th) for them to change, unless they part ways with their recent tradition.

4 hours ago, -JB- said:

Yea man.  The white jersey/mustard yellow pants look was just plain awful.

 

I actually like this better than the Burgundy/Yellow pants.  It's what I choose for every away game in madden!

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11 minutes ago, superozman said:

I actually like this better than the Burgundy/Yellow pants.  It's what I choose for every away game in madden!

I liked it too. I didn't like the helmets much, but loved the white over gold. It's why I was excited when Bruce Allen brought the gold pants back...but I lost my love for them pretty quickly 

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I couldn't be happier with the colours this year, we have played in my favourite combo in a lot of games. Burgundy Jersey, White pants and Burgundy socks ?

 

HTTR 

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13 hours ago, -JB- said:

Man, to be honest I’d like Skins to go back to the white jersey/burgundy pants combo at all home games.  It’s their best look.

Me too. And I would like them to stick with that look. Not change it up. I don't like it when we keep changing our  home uniform combos.

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2 hours ago, superozman said:

Confirmed - Gray Facemask, Normal logo with no stripes.

I wish they would remove the normal logo from the helmets and just go with plain burgundy helmet and grey facemask when pairing with the 1930s throwbacks.

 

I thought I read somewhere that teams were allowed three different jerseys, pants & socks for one season.  They wore both combos of white & burgundy in the regular season and I could have sworn I saw the 1970s era gold pants in the preseason.  Does anybody know if that  would rule out the khaki-colored pants normally worn during the alumni games?

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On 11/14/2018 at 2:32 PM, markmills67 said:

I couldn't be happier with the colours this year, we have played in my favourite combo in a lot of games. Burgundy Jersey, White pants and Burgundy socks ?

 

HTTR 

I use to hate that combo until this year when they brought these back. Never appreciated them until now. It's my favorites now.

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9 hours ago, throwback37 said:

 

I thought I read somewhere that teams were allowed three different jerseys, pants & socks for one season.  They wore both combos of white & burgundy in the regular season and I could have sworn I saw the 1970s era gold pants in the preseason.  Does anybody know if that  would rule out the khaki-colored pants normally worn during the alumni games?

 

The preseason does not count towards the 3 pants for the season.  

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I still think the absolute coolest thing for a team to do would be "Playoff Uniforms"

 

Souped up versions of their uniforms that they don't get to wear until they make it to the post season.  Talk about an untappedgold mine, why isn't this a thing?

 

Also, Throwback uniforms should just be assigned to the week when your team plays Thursday Night Football.  Throwback Thursdays, the marketing writes itself!

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44 minutes ago, Reaper Skins said:

I still think the absolute coolest thing for a team to do would be "Playoff Uniforms"

 

Souped up versions of their uniforms that they don't get to wear until they make it to the post season.  Talk about an untappedgold mine, why isn't this a thing?

 

Also, Throwback uniforms should just be assigned to the week when your team plays Thursday Night Football.  Throwback Thursdays, the marketing writes itself!

 

 

Abso-freakin-lutely.  They tried to do something similar with the color rush on Thur Nights but I've never understood why do that and not just do throwbacks?  That doesn't mean that they can ONLY wear throwbacks on Thur night...  The only question I can see coming up is that the away team on TNF would have to have a 2nd 'throwback' if their home unis are too close to their TNF opponents home throwbacks. 

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53 minutes ago, Reaper Skins said:

I still think the absolute coolest thing for a team to do would be "Playoff Uniforms"

 

Souped up versions of their uniforms that they don't get to wear until they make it to the post season.  Talk about an untappedgold mine, why isn't this a thing?

 

Also, Throwback uniforms should just be assigned to the week when your team plays Thursday Night Football.  Throwback Thursdays, the marketing writes itself!

 

Playoff Uniforms - no, no, no, no, no.  (Not meant to be disrespectful to your idea).  As a superstitious former athlete, no!  Wear what got you there!  LOL

 

Throwback Thursday - 1,000% agree.  that would be awesome.  Problem is, some teams don't wear throwbacks because of the 1 helmet rule.  Eagles throwback helmet, dallas throwback helmet, patriots throwback helmet, are all different colors.  For them to wear the old jerseys with the current helmet would look dumb.  now the redskins - i believe are borderline getting away with the 2 different shades of burgundy.  i know some people hate it but it is close enough for me.

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6 minutes ago, RedskinsFanInSanAntonio said:

I hope on Thanksgiving we finally get white jersey on white pants finally!

 

We are wearing burgundy jerseys on thanksgiving, per cowboys reporters.  They were right when they said the cowboys would be wearing blue before the redskins announced the white at the game at Fedex.

 

Texans (H) - Throwbacks

Cowboys (A) - Burgundy - per Cowboys Twitter reporters

Eagles (A) - ? (Although I'd expect the all black eagles alternates, so white)

Giants (H) - Burgundy - per Giants uniform sched

Jaguars (A) - ?

Titans (A) -  ?

Eagles (H) - Burgundy, Assumption.

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