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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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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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