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  1. Bubble watch version 6.0: Predicting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Aug 30, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT

    Redskins line stretch camp 2015

    With one set of cuts coming Tuesday and the final roster getting set on Saturday, bubble players are running out of time to make the roster. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster when the dust settles and that roster is turned in plus a look at who is just…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins stock up-stock down vs. Ravens

    Aug 30, 2015, 7:17 AM EDT

    Crowder-TD-vs-Ravens

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 30, six days before the Washington Redskins make their final cuts. Stock up/Stock down vs. Ravens           We are three days away from the first round of cuts and six days away from the final cutdown. Plus there are plenty of depth chart spots to…

  3. Need to Know: Clarity for Redskins, RG3 remains elusive

    Aug 29, 2015, 6:29 AM EDT

    RG3 fumble vs Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 29, the day the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens. A cloud of uncertainty will remain After having a fairly positive training camp in Richmond, the Redskins have not had much go well since returning to Ashburn. To recap the last 12 days at…

  4. Need to Know: Has Redskins QB Cousins shaken his interception problems?

    Aug 28, 2015, 5:24 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 26, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens. Has Cousins shaken his interception problems? A year ago in training camp, many analysts who caught just a glimpse of practice left believing that Kirk Cousins was the superior quarterback in camp, better…

  5. Need to Know: Who makes the call on RG3?

    Aug 27, 2015, 5:30 AM EDT

    RG3-fumble-vs-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 25, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens. Question of the day Today’s question is from the Real Redskins Facebook page: First off, I don’t know for certain what the decision making process regarding Griffin is and I doubt that anybody…

  6. Should Redskins’ Jackson play vs. Ravens?

    Aug 26, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

    D-Jackson-OTAs

    DeSean Jackson is unlikely to play in Baltimore when the Redskins take on the Ravens in the “dress rehearsal” third preseason game, according to Jay Gruden. The wide receiver suffered a shoulder sprain on August 6 during the joint practices with the Texans. At the time it was announced that the injury was only going…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins’ O-line may need some time to gel

    Aug 26, 2015, 5:32 AM EDT

    Moses Scherff camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 24, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens. Question of the day Today’s question is from the Real Redskins Facebook page: Although I cautioned people about overreacting to 16 bad snaps by the offense I do think that the rough performance by…

  8. Need to Know: How much will the 2015 Redskins run?

    Aug 25, 2015, 5:23 AM EDT

    Morris-vs-Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 23, four days before the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens. Question of the day @Rich_TandlerCSN What is a realistic percentage of running plays for a 'run heavy O' in today's pass happy NFL? #NTK — Randy (@StrickSkin) August 24, 2015 As I wrote…

  9. No. 2 QB could be vital for the Redskins; who will it be?

    Aug 24, 2015, 10:59 AM EDT

    Cousins-McCoy-vs.-Lions

    It is becoming apparent that the No. 2 quarterback in Washington will have a good shot at becoming No. 1 at some point during the season. It’s not too much of a stretch to concoct a doom and gloom scenario for Robert Griffin III. Watching him on Thursday against the Lions and throughout his career…

  10. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need good practice weeks

    Aug 24, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT

    Brandon-Scherff-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 24, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens. Five players who need good weeks in practice After a day off today, the Redskins start preparation for their preseason game in Baltimore on Tuesday. Here are some players who need to have…

  11. Need to Know: RG3 the hot topic in the Redskins’ week that was

    Aug 23, 2015, 5:26 AM EDT

    RG3-injured-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 23, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens. Read and react: A look at the week that was Griffin says he’s the best, Internet implodes—America took to psychoanalyzing Robert Griffin III after he said he believes he’s the best quarterback in…

  12. Need to Know: For the 2015 Redskins, too small of a sample size to judge

    Aug 22, 2015, 5:53 AM EDT

    RG3 fumble vs Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, August 22, seven days before the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens Small sample size Please do not interpret this post to be an attempt to blow sunshine, well, you know where. It is simply an attempt to bring some perspective to the game on…

  13. Bubble watch version 5.0: Predicting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Aug 21, 2015, 2:30 PM EDT

    Redskins-helmets-1

    The Redskins are now halfway through the preseason and both injuries and performances in that game shuffled the 53-man roster with just two weeks and a day to go until cutdown day on September 5. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster when the dust settles and that roster is…

  14. Did the Redskins’ preseason TD drought lead to Griffin’s injury?

    Aug 21, 2015, 11:55 AM EDT

    RG3-injured-vs.-Lions

    If you follow the Redskins closely at all you are well aware of that the first-team offense has not scored a touchdown in two preseason games this year. They didn’t score one in three preseason games last year either (the starters don’t play in the 4th preseason game). So, doing the math, that makes five…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins stock up-stock down vs. the Lions

    Aug 21, 2015, 6:47 AM EDT

    Trey Williams vs Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 21, eight days before the Washington Redskins play the Baltimore Ravens Stock up/Stock down vs. the Lions Here are some who saw their value go up and some who saw it drop during Thursday’s preseason win over the Lions. Up—LB Houston Bates: A lot…

  16. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need good games against the Lions tonight

    Aug 20, 2015, 6:42 AM EDT

    Amerson-vs-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, August 20, the day the Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Five players who need to succeed against the Lions Here are five players who need to have good games tonight against the Lions. QB Robert Griffin III—I used to compile these…

  17. Redskins’ RG3 speaks—about football

    Aug 19, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT

    RG3-handoff-vs-Browns

    This may be breaking news to some of you but Robert Griffin III spent the vast majority of his meeting with reporters on Tuesday talking about football, not about his self-assessment of his quarterbacking abilities. They are playing a preseason game against Detroit on Thursday and Griffin was asked about what he wanted to accomplish…

  18. Need to Know: After training camp, five Redskins who are now roster locks

    Aug 19, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT

    Chris-Thompson-camp-RVA

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 19, one day before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Five players who have become roster locks Before OTAs started in late May, I did a post on the players I thought were roster locks. I came up with 41 of…

  19. Reaction to out of context RG3 quote is over the top

    Aug 18, 2015, 9:39 AM EDT

    RG3 sideline vs Browns

    The problem with the “best” comment that is creating an uproar out there is that the full thought of Robert Griffin III doesn’t fit into a tweet. But, “I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league,” has been wildly misrepresented, for the most part. It was taken out of context because his full…

  20. Need to Know: Moses’ performance forced changes to right side of Redskins O-line

    Aug 18, 2015, 4:52 AM EDT

    Moses Scherff camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 18, two days before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Moses’ performance forced changes to right side of Redskins O-line RICHMOND—Coming into training camp the expectations for Redskins offensive tackle Morgan Moses cold not have been much lower. He got a…

  21. Need to Know: Did the Redskins gamble and lose at tight end?

    Aug 17, 2015, 5:29 AM EDT

    Mahina camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 17, three days before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Lions preseason game may affect tight end depth chart RICHMOND—Did the Redskins gamble and lose at the tight end position this past offseason? They had Logan Paulsen and injury-prone Jordan Reed…

  22. Redskins Practice report, Day 19: Williams and Amerson return

    Aug 16, 2015, 7:30 PM EDT

    Trent-Williams-vs-Rams

    RICHMOND—The Redskins got together for their final day of practice in front of the fans here (there will be a closed practice tomorrow). Here are my observations. —OT Trent Williams was back to a full workload. So was CB David Amerson, who participated in individual drills on Saturday. Still out for the Redskins were TE…

  23. Need to Know: Redskins’ Smith enjoys his pro debut

    Aug 16, 2015, 5:53 AM EDT

    Preston Smith vs. Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 16, four days before Washington Redskins play the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field. Smith enjoys his pro debut RICHMOND—The Redskins drafted Preston Smith in the second round, hoping that the Mississippi State product would battle Trent Murphy for the starting job at right outside…

  24. Redskins practice report, Day 18: Fan appreciation day

    Aug 15, 2015, 5:47 PM EDT

    Ihenacho-Goldson-camp

    RICHMOND—It was Fan Appreciation Day here and 7,130 fans turned out. They watched a practice that has some entertaining moments; here are my observations: —OT Trent Williams was held out of practice with a knee injury. It was nothing serious; according to Jay Gruden he probably could have practiced but he was held out as…

  25. Bubble watch version 4.0: Predicting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Aug 15, 2015, 10:32 AM EDT

    Running backs training camp

    RICHMOND—The Redskins opened their preseason in Cleveland on Thursday and both injuries and performances in that game shuffled the 53-man roster with just three weeks to go until cutdown day on September 5. Here are my projections of who will end up on the roster when the dust settles and the team heads into Week…

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