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  1. Need to Know: Week 1 backups who could become starters for the Redskins

    Jul 5, 2015, 5:28 AM EDT

    Baker

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 5, 25 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Backup to starter? Here are five Redskins who could be backups in Week 1 but could be starting at some point as the season wears on. —ILB Martrell Spaight—Some fans think he will jump…

  2. Need to Know: The most overrated and underrated Redskins

    Jul 4, 2015, 5:23 AM EDT

    Keenan-Robinson-vs-Eagles

    Happy Independence Day! Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 4, 26 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Who’s overrated? Underrated? Pete Prisco of CBS Sports went through each of the 32 NFL teams and picked a player he viewed as overrated and then did another list of the…

  3. Need to Know: Is play action a cure for Redskins’ and RG3’s problems?

    Jul 3, 2015, 5:29 AM EDT

    Morris-RG3-vs.-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 3, 27 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Play action the cure for what ails them? The post I wrote here yesterday on third down struggles came from a fairly substantial article by Mike Tanier, who does work for Football Outsiders. The…

  4. Need to Know: Why did the Redskins struggle on third down in 2014?

    Jul 2, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 2, 28 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.   Historically bad When the Redskins do something poorly, they don’t mess around. In 2013 when they had some bad special teams play, they were historically bad. Football Outsiders has been tracking special teams…

  5. No need to rush to judgment on Redskins’ RG3

    Jul 1, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

    RG3-passing-minicamp

    A year ago, former Redskins quarterback and current ESPN analyst Mark Brunell believed that current Redskins QB Robert Griffin III would successfully complete the transition from being a scrambling quarterback to being more of a pocket passer. “He can get there. He’s one of the best young quarterbacks in the league and he got there…

  6. Need to Know: Will Jordan Reed be a major factor in the Redskins’ offense?

    Jul 1, 2015, 5:00 AM EDT

    Jordan-Reed-vs-Cardinals

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 1, 29 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

  7. Need to Know: Will RG3 benefit from an improved Redskins O-line?

    Jun 30, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

    RG3-O-line-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 30, 30 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

  8. Need to Know: Six Redskins over 30 will play key roles in 2015

    Jun 29, 2015, 4:57 AM EDT

    Hatcher-on-sled-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 29, 31 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. The senior citizens The Redskins are likely to go into the season with six players on their roster who are 30 or older. Most of them will be expected to play key roles this…

  9. Need to Know: Will the Redskins’ special teams improve in 2015?

    Jun 28, 2015, 6:20 AM EDT

    Way punt blocked vs Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 28, 32 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

  10. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up in 2015

    Jun 27, 2015, 5:51 AM EDT

    RG3-passing-pocket-Eagles-2014

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 27, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are five players who need to have a strong 2015 season if the Redskins are going to be successful. QB Robert Griffin III—How good Griffin needs to be next year depends…

  11. Need to Know: Will the Redskins’ Preston Smith start at OLB?

    Jun 26, 2015, 5:08 AM EDT

    Preston-Smith-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 26, 34 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the…

  12. Examining the big picture—the Redskins’ 90-man, pre-camp depth chart

    Jun 25, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    The Redskins have started their seven-week break before starting up training camp in Richmond on July 30, five weeks from today. Tarik and I are in the process of parsing the Redskins position by position to see where things stand before they head down I-95. That’s the micro picture; I figured it might be a…

  13. Need to Know: Numbers the 2015 Redskins must improve

    Jun 25, 2015, 5:44 AM EDT

    Amerson-vs.-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 25, 35 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Earlier this week I looked at some reasons why the Redskins might be better than many think they will be this year. Here are five numbers that will need to improve if…

  14. Need to Know: Did the Redskins lose more starters to injuries than other NFL teams?

    Jun 24, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

    Hall injured vs Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 24, 36 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. More injured than most? A favorite complaint of Redskins fans is injuries and regarding last season they seemed to have a legitimate complaint. Washington suffered more from injuries to its starters than did the…

  15. Need to Know: Callahan says Redskins’ running scheme will be diverse

    Jun 23, 2015, 4:58 AM EDT

    Trent-Williams-vs-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 23, 37 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp   Read and react Here are some quotes from offensive line coach Bill Callahan’s media session during minicamp and my reaction to them: On guard Spencer Long: “Coming out he was a very mobile,…

  16. Need to Know: Could the Redskins be better than we think?

    Jun 22, 2015, 5:01 AM EDT

    Redskins offense huddle Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 22, 38 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Will the Redskins be better than we think? The Redskins are coming off of back to back seasons with a total of seven wins. They have an unproven head coach, an uncertain quarterback situation,…

  17. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Gruden and RG3, Morris’ contract, playing time for Grant

    Jun 21, 2015, 5:58 AM EDT

    Morris-running-camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 21, 39 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. The Week That Was Here is another look at the news and views that we talked about last week on CSNwashington.com” —Alfred Morris isn’t going to let his contract situation distract him—After two seasons…

  18. Need to Know: Who will make the biggest difference on the Redskins’ defense?

    Jun 20, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT

    Knighton-OTAs

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 20, 40 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are a five more thoughts on the state of the Redskins after they wrapped up their offseason program. Look here and here to see what I’ve written the last couple of days.…

  19. Need to Know: Is Tevin Mitchel a lock for the Redskins’ 53?

    Jun 19, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT

    Redskins-helmets-minicamp-15

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 19, 41 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. State of the Redskins Here are a few more thoughts on the state of the Redskins as they head into their summer break (here’s what I had yesterday): —It may be premature to call…

  20. Need to Know: Who’s up, who’s down as Redskins end offseason program

    Jun 18, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

    RG3-passing-minicamp-06.16

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 18, 42 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. State of the Redskins Here are some thoughts on the Redskins at the end of their offseason program. Note that the players have been in helmets and shorts and that only five of 11…

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