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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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Wow - I love the shape of the R on the helmet. It's so retro. It reminds me of the old S in Safeway. Sweet.

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I think since it is his first year on the team it would be fitting to get a landry jersey

has anyone found the landry 75th anniversary jersey?

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Unless you get it off ebay, or find it by some street vendor at fed ex, I doubt that they are going to mass produce them. You can always get a personalized jersey at reebok.com or nflshop.com

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Are they going to wear the yellow throwback helmets this year? I've heard rumors that they will break them out on Sept. 9 against Miami.

Can anyone confirm this?

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I am not for sure, but I will bet they will. They have been selling those helmets and logos at the redskins stores like crazy. I thought even on this board someone posted that they will be doing it. So I guess just use the search function and you will be able to find out what the deal is.

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Are they going to wear the yellow throwback helmets this year? I've heard rumors that they will break them out on Sept. 9 against Miami.

Can anyone confirm this?

At the draft day party they had the yellow throwback helmets on display in the locker room. I don't know if that is a sign of anything to come.

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All signs are pointing to yes, but I guess we will have to wait for an announcement from the team, or until the season opener.

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I don't particularly care what they wear, but it would be kind of neat to see. I am a young guy and never really got to watch the team playing in their old-school R-with-a-feather helmets. If they do break out those helmets, then I could die a happy man, for then I would have seen everything!

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The helmets would be allright for one game, but the whole season. I don't know

I agree. It's cool to see them again just for a change of pace but I didn't the like the unis when they had them the first time around. I would much rather see them go back to the spear if they are going to permanently change them.

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'Just better not see a return of the White-on-White, "Hail to the Washington Orderlies: Handing Out Meds and Emptying Bedpans" unis! Anything is better than THAT monstrosity.

The Yellow R helmets bring back some great, Pre-Gibbs era memories (George Allen). One game would be enough however.

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I would imagine so, I was playing Madden 08 for the first time and they are one of the alternates. I think they are ugly as hell, in the game. I hope they look better in real life!

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I hope we use that helmet, I think it looks really cool, but we need a whole uniform overhaul, period! Something with maybe the 'Skins logo on the jersey shoulder shelf just above the numbers, something, anything! I love the logo and the way it looks on the helmet, but do something with the jersey and pants.

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Doesn't the league have a rule about using retro uni's during the season? Something like no more than three games a season? If so, they may wear them a couple of times.

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