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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.

       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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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?

Very bad idea. Fuel for Dallas' fire, and besides....it would look totally stupid.

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I know it won't happen, but tell me how sweet that would be to come out of the tunnel in Texas Stadium wearing the throwbacks one more time this year!

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:point2sky :dallasuck :dallasuck :point2sky

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The white ones are weak, I really don't know why the didn't go with a dark version.

Because Joe Gibbs is a White Jersey Supremacist. For some reason, he HATES colored jerseys, which is why the Skins have worn white at home since 1981 when he first took over. Never mind that the Skins wore their burgundy jerseys at home when they had this throwback...which is why they wore the white one this year against the Giants. Not historically correct, unlike in 1994 when they wore the 30s throwback with the dark jersey against the Falcons.

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Hey I'm partial to the White home jerseys....Joe's mentality is good guys (home team) wear white...the Cowboys have the same mentality...actaully I'll be at the game and looking forward the Redskins wearing the dark jerseys and white pants...the first time I was at a redskins game that's what they wore...so being that this is my first time seeing them play in Dallas we should win that one too....lol Also I do like the white on white at home as well.

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Because Joe Gibbs is a White Jersey Supremacist. For some reason, he HATES colored jerseys, which is why the Skins have worn white at home since 1981 when he first took over. Never mind that the Skins wore their burgundy jerseys at home when they had this throwback...which is why they wore the white one this year against the Giants. Not historically correct, unlike in 1994 when they wore the 30s throwback with the dark jersey against the Falcons.

It's not that he hates colored jerseys, rather he thinks good guys wear white. And the idea started with the Eagles a year earlier, when they decided to wear white at home vs Dallass in the NFC Championship game. It was said that one of the Dallass players said they hated wearing the blue jerseys, so Vermiel decided to wear white. We continued to wear the white to make Dallass wear their blue.

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For Me,I like Burgundy jersey's & Gold Pants with current helmet for Home Games. Away uniforms,White jersey's & Gold pants,current helmet. Alternate uniforms,all Burgundy jersy & pants with current helmet.

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To the playoffs just like 2 years ago. You know the players have their superstitions just like us and it worked in 05, it can work in 07. :point2sky

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go to dark burgundys....or why not where the burgundy version of the 75th uniform we wore this year..OR wear our regular jerseys now with the 75th anniversary helmets. that wouldnt look to bad as an alternate number 4 i guess

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What do you think the chances are of us breaking out the all white unis like we did when we needed the boost in '05?

I don't necessarily care for that combo, but it worked then and it feels the same as it did at this point in '05.

What do you guys think?

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What do you think the chances are of us breaking out the all white unis like we did when we needed the boost in '05?

I don't necessarily care for that combo, but it worked then and it feels the same as it did at this point in '05.

What do you guys think?

:puke:

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Seriously, those uni's were slick! We rode into the playoffs when we wore those back in 2005, I say lets bust'em out against Tampa. (if we cant at Tampa, then definitely against Buffalo).

Personally, the white on white is my favorite color scheme.

skins suddenly have the potential to go 6-0!

:point2sky :bucsuck:

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No thanks. It makes the lineman look like marshmellows.

Yea they make chris samuels's but look big........................who the hell cares how it makes them look? I love the white on white unis. Let's definitely whip em out.

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reminds me of the spurrier era. how about burgundy on burgundy?

the spurrier era was the 70th anniversary look..white on white was 2005.

All they make me think of is Brunell..not sure i'm down....

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I know this sounds crazy, but should the 2007 Redskins switch back to the white on white uniforms? Although it won't guarantee any wins, the Redskins began to wear white on white uniforms back in '05 when they got on a 6 game winning streak after the loss to the Chargers. If the Redskins wearing white on white uniforms does instill new confidence within the players and make them believe they can win every time they step on that football field, then I am all for it.

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