H A I L   R E D S K I N S   F A N S !

What . . . . . Me Worry?

The cover that has been draped over the new Redskins Offense all off-season was finally lifted Monday Night in front of a national TV audience, and while it had some shiny parts to it, the machine under the shine needs a little tune up.  The motion and quick passes to the sides were interesting and DID get us into the Red Zone a number of times, which was a marked improvement over the 4 week debacle that was the Preseason.  I would have liked to have seen more slants and quick outs that moved in a more vertical direction, but I WAS encouraged by the play of Antwaan Randle-El and the return of Clinton Portis.  However, the end result of Field Goals instead of TDs and a missed field goal at the end of the game has put the Redskins in an early season quandry of NEEDING to win the Sunday Night match-up with the equally desperate Cowboys.

The Offense was not the thing that kept me up into the wee hours of Tuesday morning . . . it was the porous nature of the Defense.  Shawn Springs gets my vote right now as the Team’s Most Valuable Player if the pass defense at Fed Ex Field was what we have to look forward to until Shawn’s return.  Third down stops were virtually non-existent, and Carlos Rogers looked like he worked on his Victory Dances in the off-season more than his coverage techniques.  Losing Pierson Prieoleau on the first play of the game didn’t help, but even without those guys, we should have been able to do more against the Vikings offense that is essentially made up of B-List players. 

It won’t be B-List guys we are going into battle against at Texas Stadium Sunday night with T.O., Jason Witten and Terry Glenn.  With Owens wanting to endear himself to the Cowboy fans on Sunday Night, look for a celebration on the Star if he does score.  Hopefully, Gregg Williams can use the film from Monday Night's disappointing performance as a building block to fix what was wrong, and we can deposit the Cowboys in our rear view mirror with a key divisional win and redeem ourselves in the eyes of the Nation.                                                                                     .....................................John Priddy

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Washington Redskins v.  Dallas Cowboys
Texas Stadium
Sunday ~ September 17, 2006 ~ 7:15 p.m.
LET THE TAILGATE PARTY BEGIN!
We will be tailgating at the "Corral" ~ Gate 8
Look for our Big, Beautiful, Burgundy Banner!
Gates open at 3:15 p.m. ~ Get there early!
Bring your grills and favorite tailgate goodies!
So far we have . . .
hot dogs/hamburgers/wings/barbecued meatballs/chips ~ and all the fixin's
And as always, the return of the "Bloody Jerry"! 

We plan to meet at Austin Avenue at 1:00 p.m. and carpool to the Stadium. If you have a Blue Parking Pass and extra room in your car, or if you need a ride, join us at Austin Avenue and we can put together carpools.  We will be leaving Austin Avenue at approximately 1:30 p.m. to get on line at the Gate as early as possible!

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Come join the Hogettes ~ Straight from the FedEx Pigpen:

 ~ HOWIETTE ~ STONEYETTE ~ HOG ED ~
 ~ DANETTE ~ MIKETTE ~
FOR A SATURDAY NIGHT "BEAT THE COWBOYS" RALLY
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2006 ~ 5:00 p.m.
Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar
Let's Go "Hog Wild" with the Hogettes!
~ H u g e    R a f f l e ~
{All proceeds will be donated to children's charities ~ so give generously!}
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 The Burgundy & Gold Fan Club
is celebrating 10 years ~ 1996-2006!
 
For Sale: Commemorative Club T-Shirts!
All Sizes Available (Sm, M, Lg, XL, XXL, XXXL)
Still only $15.00
See "Kenn the T-Shirt Man"
{T-Shirts will be available for sale at Saturday Night's Rally and on Game Day at the Stadium}
 
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~ NEW THIS SEASON ~
 
 "WARPATH TOWELS"
are in!
For Sale ~ Only $5.00
 
{The Warpath Towels will be available for sale at Saturday Night's Rally and on Game Day at the Stadium}
 
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REDSKINS TRIVIA!
WEEK #1 WINNER ~ JERRY MIRON
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BINGO IS BACK!
Week #1 Bingo Winner ~ Allison Bowling
 
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TAKE A CHANCE
on a beautiful 24" X 36" wool
REDSKINS SUPER BOWL
CHAMPIONS BANNER!
A treasured keepsake for any Redskins Fan!
Chance are $5.00 each - - buy as many chances as you want!
The Banner will be on display each gameday!
The drawing for the winner will be during the Dallas at Washington game on 11/05/06. 
 
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H A I L   T O   T H E   R E D S K I N S !
SEE YOU AT AUSTIN AVENUE!
 
Burgundy & Gold Fan Club
Bryan Capps
Chad Costa
Linda Domin
John Priddy
David Solly