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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 think the "indian head " helmets would look great with the throwbacks. I like the gray facemask, neutral color, so the other colors stand out. Only other real option would be burgandy and I dont think that would look very good at all.

Also, I always hear people say the white at home is a Joe Gibbs thing, but I've heard before that the change to white at home, which came during gibbs first season I believe, was on the advice of Bobby Beathard, but I never heard why. I've also heard Gibbs say recently (during the white on white's ) that it's mostly up to the players.

I don't mind seeing a change as we've basiclly had the same uniforms since 1979, not to mention an overload of the white uniforms since we always wear them at home (minus Schottenheimer). Personally I'm looking for a change to the 1970's uniform. Burgandy at home.

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I really hope they wear them more than once...they are FAR and AWAY the best throwbacks out there this year...

The Eagles and Jets' throwbacks were horrible.

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Man it irritates me when people say our spear helmet looks like Florida State. They imitated OUR helmets, not the other way around. When the Skins retired the spear helmets, this is what FSU was wearing. OUR spear helmets came first, by far:

I love it when people bring facts and visual evidence to an argument. This is a slam dunk.

We didn't steal from Florida State. Florida State stole from US!

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I'm pretty sure the NFL rule is that teams are allowed to wear alternate uniforms up to two times per season. That would leave us one more chance for the throwbacks. Our 75th throwbacks are handsdown the best ones this year. I like them much better then the ugly 70th ones from 5 years ago.

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In Madden '08 the only uni options other than the current look are the ones with the spear helmet, and the plain burgundy helmet; nothing like what the Skins wore against the Giants.

Not true... they have the throwbacks we wore this year. The weird thing was that the yellow helmet did not have the R logo on it

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I wouldn't mind seein' them again either, but if we're only wearing them twice I'd rather save them for Dallas.

I was thinking the same thing

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thought I heard we were gonna have them on for the Bears game. makes some sence considering they are another team thats been around for a long time. throw in that its on a Thusday night on NFL Network , mabee we'll get t see them again

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Not true... they have the throwbacks we wore this year. The weird thing was that the yellow helmet did not have the R logo on it

I only have the 360 version (which those uni's aren't in), so that's my bad.

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I Challenge the Art's...TK's...Blondies...Tarhogs...The Big Suits of this board...to get this information to the front office of the Redskins...Redskin Nation needs a lift...some luck...we want ALL BURGUNDY next week...some new karma...make it happen...see how many posts we can drum up!!!

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Bad idea, IMO. The game will be challenging enough as it is, why bring on more distraction and potential mockery by dressing in all burgundy?

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LOL now we have to hope we get some luck to win against a all out Dallas O... Dont get your hopes up, our Skins will lay down and roll over like a dead animal come game time.

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Hey, since it's in Dallas we are most likey going to be wearing the Burgundy tops. Remember the last time we wore those? We beat an East Rival in their house (@Eagles Week 2). Maybe it already is good karma. :D

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