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Rich Tandler

  1. Starting Griffin this Sunday is the right call

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

    RG3-passing-Eagles

    The decision to start Griffin and end his absence from the lineup after he suffered from a dislocated angle in Week 2, has been widely reported and is expected to be confirmed by Jay Gruden at some point. Some decisions are hard. The one to start Robert Griffin III against the Vikings on Sunday is…

  2. Where are we? The state of the Redskins, Week 9

    Oct 30, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

    RG3-passing-Eagles

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 9 of the NFL season. Record: 3-5 vs. NFC East: 1-2 vs. NFC: 1-4 vs. AFC: 2-1 Home: 2-2 Away: 1-3 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 31-29 Opposition cumulative—wins: 9-15 Opposition cumulative—losses: 22-14 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 30-28 Statistical Rankings Offense (yards/game): 391.9 (5th) Defense (yards/game): 331.0…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins’ Gruden maintains confidence in Alfred Morris

    Oct 30, 2014, 4:59 AM EDT

    Morris-vs-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 30, three days before the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings. Redskins Park notes and quotes —For the first time this year, all 53 Redskins practiced. Only Trent Williams (knee) and Ryan Clark (ankle, shoulder) were limited. —For what it’s worth,…

  4. Redskins-Cowboys snap count analysis

    Oct 29, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Redskins-Cowboys-lines-2

    Here’s a look at who played how much in Week 8 against the Cowboys (snap counts via the NFL). Scroll to the bottom of the page for season to date snap counts for each player. Offense 67 snaps QB/O-line: Chris Chester, Shawn Lauvao, Kory Lichtensteiger, Trent Williams, Tom Compton, Colt McCoy all played 63 Compton…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins’ Gruden–“Our heart is still beating”

    Oct 29, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

    Reed-celebrate-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 27, four days before the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings. Notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s press conference Jay Gruden held his day after game news conference via teleconference on Tuesday afternoon. —Hey, those of you who have been saying…

  6. Need to Know: Notes and numbers from Redskins 20, Cowboys 17

    Oct 28, 2014, 6:52 AM EDT

    McCoy-vs-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 26, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings. Redskins-Cowboys notes and numbers —The last time the Redskins beat the Cowboys in overtime was on November 2, 1975. Billy Kilmer scored the winning TD on a one-yard quarterback sneak…

  7. Redskins 20, Cowboys 17–First take observations

    Oct 28, 2014, 12:33 AM EDT

    McCoy-vs.-Cowboys

    Here are some quick-hit observations on the Redskins’ 20-17 overtime win over the Cowboys. —Bashaud Breeland is a playmaker. In the first half he knocked down a deep Romo pass intended for Terrence Williams and forced a fumble out of DeMarco Murray after he had taken a pass down in side the Redskins 15. In the…

  8. Pros, cons, and X factors: Redskins at Cowboys game prediction

    Oct 27, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    DeSean-Jackson-vs-Cardinals

    Redskins at Cowboys Monday, 8:30 p.m. ESPN Let’s take a look at the pros, cons, and X factors for the Washington Redskins as they take on the Dallas Cowboys on tonight and then I’ll give my prediction. Here are two factors that work against a Redskins win: —Tony Romo is having a career revival year.…

  9. Need to Know: Five final Redskins-Cowboys thoughts

    Oct 27, 2014, 6:03 AM EDT

    Morris-vs-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 27, six days before the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings. Five final Redskins-Cowboys —When trying to assess the Redskins chances of winning a game like the one they are playing tonight I like to look back and see the last…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins among NFL’s more pass happy teams

    Oct 26, 2014, 6:44 AM EDT

    Colt-McCoy-vs-Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 27, one day before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Sunday morning Redskins thoughts and observations —The Redskins are in the top 10 in the NFL in both yards gained (6th) and yards allowed (7th). Only…

  11. Need to Know: No further changes on Redskins offensive line appear imminent

    Oct 25, 2014, 5:21 AM EDT

    Redskins-O-line-3

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 25, two days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Redskins Park notes and quotes —There are doors being left open all over the place but it is certain that Colt McCoy will start at quarterback…

  12. Need to Know: Gruden tries to fuel Redskins-Cowboys rivalry

    Oct 24, 2014, 4:46 AM EDT

    Redskins-Cowboys-fight

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 24, three days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Redskins Park notes and quotes from Thursday —Quarterback status is the same as yesterday. Jay Gruden is not closing the door to Robert Griffin III starting…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–McCoy wouldn’t trade his past experiences

    Oct 23, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT

    McCoy-after-Titans-game

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 23, four days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Redskins Park notes and quotes from Wednesday —What’s my take on the quarterback situation? I think that Robert Griffin III wants to play badly but Jay…

  14. Where are we? The state of the Redskins, Week 8

    Oct 22, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-vs-Jags-2

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 8 of the NFL season. Record: 2-5 vs. NFC East: 0-2 vs. NFC: 0-4 vs. AFC: 2-1 Home: 2-2 Away: 0-3 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 22-24 Opposition cumulative—wins: 3-11 Opposition cumulative—losses: 19-13 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 34-26 Rankings Offense (yards/game): 389.4 (5th) Defense (yards/game): 321.9 (7th)…

  15. Need to Know: 5 Redskins vs. Cowboys questions–Who will cover Dez?

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:21 AM EDT

    Dez-Bryant-vs-Houston

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 22, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Five Redskins vs. Cowboys questions Can Colt McCoy game manage the team to a win? The Cowboys are defying the odds by boasting a 6-1 record…

  16. Redskins snap count analysis vs. Titans

    Oct 21, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

    Redskins-O-line-3

    Here’s a look at who played how much in Week 7 against the Titans (snap counts via the NFL). Scroll to the bottom of the page for season to date snap counts for each player. Offense 63 snaps QB/O-line: Chris Chester, Shawn Lauvao, Kory Lichtensteiger, Trent Williams all played 63, Kirk Cousins 33, Colt McCoy…

  17. Need to Know: Five Redskins observations–Run game needs to improve, including Morris

    Oct 21, 2014, 4:10 AM EDT

    Morris-stopped-vs-Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 21, six days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Five Redskins thoughts and observations —There is a buzz out there on talk radio and Twitter that the Redskins defense is better off without Brian Orakpo.…

  18. Good start and finish for Redskins’ McCoy but issues in between

    Oct 20, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    McCoy sacked vs Titans

    Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy is getting kudos for first providing a spark to the Redskins offense in the second half by throwng a 70-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garçon to erase a halftime deficit and then engineering a 10-play drive in the last minutes of the game to set up the game-winning field goal. His…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins vs. Titans notes and numbers–A rare game winner for Forbath

    Oct 20, 2014, 5:15 AM EDT

    Forbath-winner-vs-Titans

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 20, seven days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Numbers and notes from Redskins vs. Titans —Kai Forbath’s 22-yard game-winning field goal was the second game-winner of his career and his first since his overtime…

  20. Need to Know: Five final Redskins-Titans thoughts

    Oct 19, 2014, 6:14 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-vs-Cardinals

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 19, eight days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Five final thoughts on Redskins-Titans —There has been some talk this week about Colt McCoy at quarterback and it’s not all a media creation. Jay Gruden…

  21. Pros, cons, and X factors: Redskins vs. Titans game prediction

    Oct 18, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Morris-vs-Texans

    Titans at Redskins 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 Tennessee Titans on Sunday and then I’ll give my prediction. Here are two factors that work against a Redskins win: —Kirk Cousins’ interception issues have been well documented…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins’ Bowen could return from injury on Sunday

    Oct 18, 2014, 5:59 AM EDT

    Stephen-Bowen

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 18, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field. This morning’s six  pack of Redskins news, notes, and observations —It’s good news that CB David Amerson was a full practice participant on Friday. Although he still has to be…

  23. Need to Know: Fewer touches to go around for Redskins’ offense

    Oct 17, 2014, 5:13 AM EDT

    Garcon-vs-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 17, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field. Five observations on the Redskins —I get asked about the “mood” of the Redskins or the “tone” of the locker room and I have to say that it’s tough to…

  24. Redskins’ Gruden doesn’t rule out QB switch to McCoy

    Oct 16, 2014, 8:52 AM EDT

    McCoy-2

    On Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden had a very simple answer when he was asked if he was considering turning to third-string quarterback Colt McCoy in light of backup QB Kirk Cousins struggles. “No. We’re going to go with Kirk again,” he said. Gruden then launched into some details of the three interceptions that Cousins…

  25. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Cousins says he may be forcing things

    Oct 16, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

    Cousins-line-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 16, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field. News you need to know —Robert Griffin III returned to practice today, participating in individual drills. Jay Gruden said that he will start when he is medically cleared and up…

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