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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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The Merged x115 Adventures Of The Fashion Police Weekly aka THE Uniform Thread

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It would be a PR disaster. The name "Redskin" is already somewhat controversial. I think the spear would just be an awful idea. Those uniforms look great for throwback games, and anniversaries but I think the spear would just be a little bit too much for some people. Lots of negative stories, publicity, etc. JMHO.

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The spear is stupid honestly. It's like a weak version of Florida State's helmet and it screams Steve Spurrier.

The Spear was stolen from the 'Skins...

Know your history...

The NFL were the 1st teams to add logos to their helmets...

The Rams were the very 1st...

Screw Spurrier, the only coach to lose at college, and 2 Pro leagues (USFL-Bandits)

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I like the spear throwback. As I have stated to peoples dismay, I like the 75th anniv. throwback w. no logo on the helmet.

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Who knows. We only have a player or two who was here during the dark days of Spurrier. The team itself probably carries little association of anything with him. Gibbs seemed to let the players have a lot of say in those things. If Zorn follows suit, we might see it make a comeback if it strikes the players as cool. It harkens back all the way to the Sonny days for some of us.

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The spear is stupid honestly. It's like a weak version of Florida State's helmet and it screams Steve Spurrier.

I couldn't have said it any better.... Plus, who likes buying new jerseys - year after year....

The "Spear" is WEAK.....

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I'm A Giants fan, but I LOVE those dark red Spear helmets!!!

Much better than those yellow "R" helmets...

Who cares what you think - Giants fan!!!

:nutkick:

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I brought em back for home games in the 80th anniversary season in Madden '07 but other than that, we're sticking with the helmet that got us to five super bowls, including our first at its inception in 1972.

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the scripted R is dope

A scripted Gold "R" with a feather attached on the burgundy helmet would be cool. The scripted R logo isn't used enough in marketing.

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Since the 2006 season is about to start, I'd like to propose a uniform change for next season.

Let's get rid of the 'white' uniform, and bring back the Burgandy & Gold.

Here are my proposals:

Home Games: Burgandy tops, with Gold Numbers/Names, Gold Pants with Burgandy stripes on each side of the pants seam. Helmet: Gold Helmet with Burgandy "R" surrounded by Burgandy circle of feathers, with Burgandy stripe down center of helmet - i.e.; "Lombardi Helmet."

Away Games: Gold Tops, with Burgandy Numbers/Names, Burgandy pants with Gold stripes on each side of pants seam. Helmet: Burgandy Helmet with Gold "R" surrounded by Gold circle of feathers, with Burgandy stripe down center of helmet.

Comments???

Send this to Danny boy. He always likes to do what the fans want. :doh:

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Home - Burgundy jersey's with Gold pants

Away- White jersey's with Burgundy pants

I dont mind the burgundy jerseys as long as the gold pants are worn. Im not a big fan of the bugundy and stark white pants. Just once (and Im pretty sure Im alone on this) Id like to see Bugundy jerseys with Burgundy pants, kinda like the Seahawks do with Blue on Blue for home games.

White jerseys and burgundy pants is classic though and nearly every Redskins memeory is of the team in those colors (with the exception of the end of the '05 season--all white).

If there were to be a uniform change, Id like to see the "Spear" uniform come back but change the decal on the side of the helmet from the spear to the Scripted "R" with a feather while keeping the helmet that deep shade of burgundy to match the jersey.

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Two years ago the Redskins ran out for the opener in white uniforms and black shoes. Not only was it a fashion faux pas but it made the players look slow and clunky. Predictably, they lost to the Vikings, thus dooming a season of great expectations. Again in 2007 they wore the ugly black shoes.

Can't they just go back to the white shoes? At least they'd look good win or lose.

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Gibbs has retired, so it's time to retire the tradition of the white jersey/burgundy pants at home....except for 1-2 games a year as a throwback.

Bring on the 2002 spear helmet throwback! That gold is awesome, and the burgundy is much darker and richer looking. Burgundy jerseys at home!!

If you think that NFL teams shouldn't change tradition...well, the Browns wore white at home for 11 straight years, and then switched to brown back in the 70s. The Chargers wore white for six straight years when Fouts was there, too.

It can be done...

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does anybody else like the '72 uniforms or is it just me?

i hear everybody say how the jerseys need to be burgundy and the pants gold but they want to keep the helmet we have now.

well the '72 uniforms are all of those.

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does anybody else like the '72 uniforms or is it just me?

i hear everybody say how the jerseys need to be burgundy and the pants gold but they want to keep the helmet we have now.

well the '72 uniforms are all of those.

Those would be my second choice, and it's surprisng the Skins only kept those unis for 7 seasons, from 1972-78. They went to the playoffs 4 times during that span, too.

I hear some fans saying the Skins should keep their 1979 uniforms since they won 3 Super Bowls in them. Well, the Giants changed after winning 2 SBs, and the Skins changed after winning 2 NFL Championships in the 40s too!!

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i was wondering...and im only 21 so this was before my time..but the 1982 "tucked feather" helmets.

was there any signifigance to them doing that or what? just like to know thanks!

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I'm just saying, why the hell did we only wear the Burgundy jerseys only twice last season. Once during the Monday night game vs. the Eagles and again against the Cowboys. I know it doesnt really matter but i just go really tired of seeing us wear white every week. BE PROUD OF OUR Burgundy

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