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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.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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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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