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  1. Need to Know: McCoy wants to return to Redskins, almost certainly will want a raise

    Dec 17, 2014, 5:29 AM EST

    McCoy-vs-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 17, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out— 1. Yesterday many fans and professional journalists took a tweet that paraphrased comments that Jay Gruden made about Robert Griffin III and blew it up, saying that Gruden threw Griffin under…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins RB Chris Thompson impresses Gruden

    Dec 16, 2014, 5:44 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 16, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Thompson impresses Gruden 1. The Redskins will be at work today instead of taking their usual Tuesday off. That’s because of the Saturday afternoon game against the Eagles. Starting quarterback Robert Griffin…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins clinch last place with loss

    Dec 15, 2014, 6:19 AM EST

    Griffin-vs.-Giants-2014-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 15, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Unacceptable football 1. It was hard to see the Redskins winning this game going in but they had a chance for a long time. I don’t know if they would have had a…

  4. Giants 24, Redskins 13–Five observations including flashes of the old RG3

    Dec 14, 2014, 7:26 PM EST

    RG3 vs. Giants 2014

    Five observations on Giants 24, Redskins 13 —No matter how you slice it, the Robert Griffin III non-touchdown run just before the half was a game changer. Instead of being up 17-7 the Redskns’ lead was 10-7. Instead of the Giants kicking off from the 35 to start the second half, they kicked off 30…

  5. Need to Know: Can Redskins’ Morris keep up strong play vs. Giants?

    Dec 14, 2014, 4:29 AM EST

    Morris-TD-vs-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 14, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Redskins vs. Giants final thoughts 1. The Giants’ front four on defense used to boast names like Osi and Strahan and the unit was the key to their two Super Bowl wins.…

  6. The fans help predict Giants vs. Redskins

    Dec 13, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Amerson-vs-Giants

    Redskins (3-10) @ Giants (4-9) MetLife Stadium Sunday, 1:00 p.m. FOX We’re changing up the format of the prediction post here. I’m going to give my take and then turn it over to the fans who sent me their predictions via Twitter (@Rich_TandlerCSN) and on the Real Redskins Facebook page. So what will happen? If…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins being outscored in every quarter

    Dec 13, 2014, 6:40 AM EST

    Austin-punt-return-vs.-Redskins

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 13, one day before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–Outscored across the board 1. I followed up on the condition of Chase Minnifield, who was put on injured reserve December 6 with a concussion. “He…

  8. Which of the three Redskins QB’s has performed the best this year?

    Dec 12, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    Redskins coach Jay Gruden has three quarterbacks to choose from to start his team’s Week 15 game against the Giants, assuming that Colt McCoy is healthy enough to be an option. It appears that Gruden is going to go with McCoy if his sprained neck allows him to do so, with Robert Griffin III being…

  9. Need to Know: Moses’ injury will affect Redskins’ offseason OL plans

    Dec 12, 2014, 4:49 AM EST

    Morgan-Moses-vs-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 12, two days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out 1. It will be interesting to see if Chris Thompson, who was just moved up from the practice squad, gets any touches in these last…

  10. Need to Know: An in-season QB competition for the Redskins?

    Dec 11, 2014, 5:34 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 11, three days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–A QB competition? 1. I’ve seen a lot of tweets about who the Redskins’ starting quarterback against the Giants will be floating around out there.…

  11. Where are we? State of the Redskins, Week 15

    Dec 10, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Kerrigan-vs-Cardinals

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 15 of the NFL season. Record: 3-10 vs. NFC East: 1-2 vs. NFC: 1-8 vs. AFC: 2-2 Home: 2-4 Away: 1-6 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 82-87 Opposition cumulative—wins: 12-26 Opposition cumulative—losses: 69-61 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 22-17 Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 357.5 (12th)…

  12. Need to Know: Redskins get back to work with QB situation up in the air

    Dec 10, 2014, 5:08 AM EST

    Cousins-RG3-Richmond-camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 10, four days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–Redskins back to work 1. The Redskins get back to work today preparing for the Giants. Wednesday is usually the day that the starting quarterback…

  13. McCoy: ‘Our protection failed a lot’

    Dec 9, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

    McCoy-sacked-vs-Rams

    Colt McCoy was not effective at quarterback against the Rams on Monday. He completed 20 of 32 passes for 199 yards with two interceptions. That comes to a passer rating of 54. The Redskins got nothing going on offense; they took just one snap in the red zone and got shut out for the first…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins’ QB situation in disarray

    Dec 9, 2014, 5:04 AM EST

    RG3-McCoy-Cousins

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 9, five days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–All options on the table 1. I’m glad that Jeff Fisher enjoyed sending out the six players the Rams obtained in the Robert Griffin III…

  15. Baker’s premature celebration says a lot about state of the Redskins

    Dec 8, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    NFL players and coaches like to say that each play is its own entity, that what happens from snap to whistle doesn’t mean anything beyond that few seconds. But sometimes what happens during a play that epitomizes more than just that particular situation. Sometimes a play can serve as a symbol for a game, a…

  16. Need to Know: All three phases a mess in Redskins’ shutout loss to Rams

    Dec 8, 2014, 5:33 AM EST

    Austin-punt-return-vs.-Redskins

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 8, six days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out 1. Colt McCoy had a day like a few that Robert Griffin III has had this year. His numbers weren’t all that bad with…

  17. Need to Know: With more turmoil ahead, it’s deja vu all over again for the Redskins

    Dec 7, 2014, 6:33 AM EST

    Gruden-RG3-vs-Vikings

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 7, seven days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Team turmoil is at it again Here we are again. Last year on December 8 the 3-9 Redskins played a Sunday afternoon game against the Chiefs in…

  18. Pros, cons, and X factors: Redskins vs Rams game prediction

    Dec 6, 2014, 9:49 AM EST

    Morris-vs-Cowboys-2

    Rams (5-7) @ Redskins (3-9) Sunday, 1:00 p.m. FOX Let’s take a look at the pros, cons, and X factors for the Washington Redskins as they take on the St. Louis Rams and then I’ll give my prediction. Here are two factors that work against a Redskins win: —With Chris Long now activated off of…

  19. Need to Know: Rebuilt D-line could be on the way for the Redskins

    Dec 6, 2014, 6:24 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 6, one day before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage—Is the D-line a top priority this offseason? —While you hear a lot about needs on the offensive line, the defensive line could be a greater area of…

  20. Need to Know: Is there a quick offseason fix for the Redskins offensive line?

    Dec 5, 2014, 5:06 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 5, two days before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Three and out 1. Exactly what do the Redskins need to do on the offensive line during the offseason to compete in 2015? There appear to be one and…

  21. Need to Know: Will McCoy be a Redskin in 2015?

    Dec 4, 2014, 5:01 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 4, three days before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Three and out 1. It’s still kind of hard to believe that we’re talking about Colt McCoy starting at quarterback for the Redskins in Week 14 with both Robert…

  22. Where are we? The state of the Redskins, Week 14

    Dec 3, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

    Kerrigan-vs-Colts

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 14 of the NFL season. Record: 3-9 vs. NFC East: 1-2 vs. NFC: 1-7 vs. AFC: 2-2 Home: 2-3 Away: 1-6 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 57-51 Opposition cumulative—wins: 12-24 Opposition cumulative—losses: 57-51 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 25-23 Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 370.2 (11th)…

  23. Need to Know: Redskins, Rams headed in opposite directions

    Dec 3, 2014, 4:48 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 3, four days before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Three and out—First look at Redskins vs. Rams 1. After Week 8 the Redskins were 3-5 and coming off of a big Monday night win in Dallas. They had…

  24. Gruden unhappy with Redskins’ sense of urgency during loss to Colts

    Dec 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

    McCoy-line-vs-Colts

    At halftime on Sunday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden told the FOX sideline announcer, “I want to see guys flying around, smiling, having fun.” After the game, he said, “It looked like we were sleepwalking out of the huddle.” After getting about 24 hours to ponder his team’s 49-27 loss to the Colts, Gruden wasn’t much…

  25. Need to Know: Will Gruden go to bat for Haslett?

    Dec 2, 2014, 4:56 AM EST

    Haslett-headset

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 2, five days before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Three and out–Will Gruden fight for Haslett? 1. Jay Gruden took something of a neutral stance when he was asked about the future of Jim Haslett. When asked about…

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