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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 can live with white on white, I hate burgundy top white pants.

I agree, I hate burgundy on white. I don't care for white on white, but I can live with it. I hope everytime we have to wear the burgundy jerseys we wear the one of the throwbacks.

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I think the R helmet was by far the worst helmet we've had and I was happy as hell when we got rid of it. The spear (both the original and the throwback version) is my favorite. I don't feel any FSU issues since they stole it from us. The Skins had the spear a full 10 years before they did.

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George Allen 1973 Superbowl uni's:

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The yellow helmet is from the Lombardi years:

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So it seems the 75th Anniversary uni's are a combination thereof...

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George Allen 1973 Superbowl uni's:

dolphins-vii.jpg

Please! No Manny Fernandez on this site. I'm sure Larry Brown would agree.

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I can't wait to buy one of those throwbacks, hopefully they'll make them as a premiere jersey and have one for Marcus Washington

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The 70's anniversay uni's were my personal favorite. Even if they remind me of the Spurrier years.

Those were my favorites as well...my fiancee got me a regulation 70th anniv. helmet for the trophy case in my Skins Shrine room....niiiiice.

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. . . I was told absolutley that the uniform was being designed by Reebok and were to resemble the 72-73 superbowl uniforms with the yellow helmet with the script R. I was also told that they would be worn at the home opener agianst the fins!!

Well, ok, but the uni with the yellow helmet is not from the Super Bowl VII team -- as someone must have pointed out by now. The yellow helmet uniform came in with Vince Lombardi in the late 60's and resembled Green Bay Packer helmets. I understood the Lombardi-Packer tie-in, but never liked those helmets. I didn't want an imitation Packer helmet (still don't). The more familiar Indianhead logo came in with George Allen.

When Lombardi came as coach, the Redskins changed the shade of the jersey from true wine-colored burgundy, to a lighter red. The pant's yellow shade was lightened to what was then called "championship gold."

I preferred those old wine colored jerseys, and NO, the 70th anniversary uniform did not match that shade. If you are under 40, you haven't seen a true burgundy & gold uniform. My all-time favorite Redskin helmet was the feather helmet, that I guess won't ever come back.

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The 70's anniversay uni's were my personal favorite. Even if they remind me of the Spurrier years.

For the record, the Redskins were wearing the spear and feather helmet before the style was picked up by Florida State (not Spurrier's team, by the way, as both Seminole and Gater fans will tell you). FSU wore the logo on gold helmets, but the rest of their uniform in that period was red and gold resembling the Redskins.

Just fyi

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I would be all for it if they would just replace the R with the indian head from the current helmet.

I couldn't disagree more with you. I love the indian on our helmet. it gives our team flavor.

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(not Spurrier's team, by the way, as both Seminole and Gater fans will tell you).

Just fyi

I believe that he was referring to the Skins wearing those uni's when Spurrier was Washington's head coach. I know we'd all like to block that out of our minds, but it is what it is.

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So in other words it would look something like this?

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Im down with this look, it sure as hell beats the white on white

I'd dig that, if they modernize it a bit (and i don't mean change the layout, but apply teh same style, but use today's material, i.e. stitchign numbers on, and cuffed sleeves, etc.)

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Wow I can almost FEEL Sean Taylor running at me full force in that uniform. As a result, I will be out 6-8 weeks.

I can't believe you actually said that.

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Initially, I was going for the R, but after reading this, I agree with the whole Lambardi issue...I don't like to think that he was trying to make us packers, even though they are a good org. I like the idea of the same style, but keeping the indian head, or even better, the more seasoned fans here have enlightened us with the idea of the badass feather.

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I couldn't disagree more with you. I love the indian on our helmet. it gives our team flavor.

I think you're actually agreeing with him there :logo:

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Well, ok, but the uni with the yellow helmet is not from the Super Bowl VII team -- as someone must have pointed out by now. The yellow helmet uniform came in with Vince Lombardi in the late 60's and resembled Green Bay Packer helmets. I understood the Lombardi-Packer tie-in, but never liked those helmets. I didn't want an imitation Packer helmet (still don't). The more familiar Indianhead logo came in with George Allen.

When Lombardi came as coach, the Redskins changed the shade of the jersey from true wine-colored burgundy, to a lighter red. The pant's yellow shade was lightened to what was then called "championship gold."

I preferred those old wine colored jerseys, and NO, the 70th anniversary uniform did not match that shade. If you are under 40, you haven't seen a true burgundy & gold uniform. My all-time favorite Redskin helmet was the feather helmet, that I guess won't ever come back.

I think you need to raise that age to under 50. I'm 39 and I didn't start watching football until 1976. By then the feather helmet (which I find the ugliest although unique in it's nature) the spear and the R helmet were before my time.

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Initially, I was going for the R, but after reading this, I agree with the whole Lambardi issue...I don't like to think that he was trying to make us packers, even though they are a good org. I like the idea of the same style, but keeping the indian head, or even better, the more seasoned fans here have enlightened us with the idea of the badass feather.

So very wrong indeed. From what I've read and heard, he was totally trying to make us like the Pack, but he wouldn't admit it. I mean, you go from Burgundy helmets to gold/yellow and the pants go from gold to Championship gold (if that really exists). Yeah, he was trying to be Green Bay south.

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