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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 read a month or so ago that we would be wearing the throwbacks tonight.

If we are I hope we go with the burgundy jersey's!

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I hope not. I say give the players what they want for once. They have always said they would like to try out the burgundy on burgundy. They've been through a lot the last week and half. Do something to cheer them up and get them more excited to play.

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I love the 75th anniversary unis, more so than the 70th, but I wish they wore the Burgundy jerseys with the yellow pants instead of white.

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Has burgundy on burgundy ever actually been worn by the Redskins?

no.

I want the Skins to play up to their abilities tonight.

Whatever they want to wear is fine with me if it can get them to do that.

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Id love to see B on B. The Ravens and Jags unis look sweet when they go all black. We could start something like the 05 team did with the white on white.

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Folks, NONE of this is ever going to happen as long as Grandpa Gibbs is still in town. It's a well-known fact that he HATES all of the throwback unis and HATES the burgundy jersey, which is why they started wearing white at home in 1981.

Personally, the Skins need to change this uni that they've had since 1979 with no changes whatsoever. The updated spear helmet throwback is a great idea...but only if they wear the BURGUNDY jerseys at home.

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Don't know why people keep saying this. The White at home from what I've heard was on the advice of Bobby Beathard, but I never heard why. Gibbs has said that he usually leaves it up to the players.

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Does anyone know if we are going to be wearing the 75th anniversary uniforms against the Cowboys? I know that the NFL allows a certain amount of games that a team can wear their "alternate" jerseys, but I was wondering if this has been announced or they haven't made a decision. I heard that the Giants game was the only time that they were going to wear it. Could someone clarify this for me. By the way mods, I tried the search function and it did not work, so I apologize if this question or thread already has been started.

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I asked about this earlier in the year. The answer is no.

I'd like to see it one more time though.

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I was thinking they might wear them on Sunday. But did not know that it had already been determined that it would only be for one game.

Hopefully this team can make the playoffs and have a shot to wear them then.

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I want to see the red jersey of this style. I'm sure some of you older skins fans remember the uni's very well with charley taylor, sonny, billy and the list of redskins greats go on wearing this style. But I would love to see them wear the 70th anniversary style uniforms at least once a year like the other teams do. Or even the white on white's.

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I heard we were suppose to wear them twice, if that is the case, which is may not be I would expect it against Dallas, but I don't know.

I liked the jerseys, but I liked the White on Red that we wore against the Giants, I think that is the BEST color combo.

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