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Rich Tandler

  1. Need to Know: Redskins need to contain Bucs’ Martin

    Oct 21, 2015, 5:05 AM EDT

    Doug-Martin-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 21, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs Bucs —The Redskins are favored in this game by three and a half to four points, depending on where you look. Last year the Bucs came…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins’ season reaches a tipping point

    Oct 20, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

    Redskins-huddle-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 20, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tandler’s Tuesday Take Two: The Redskins’ season is reaching a tipping point For the first four weeks of the season, all seemed to be going pretty well for the Redskins. They were…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins finally score a TD after a takeaway

    Oct 19, 2015, 6:50 AM EDT

    Breeland-fumble-recovery

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 19, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. News, notes, and numbers on Jets 34, Redskins 20 —Bashaud Breeland recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pass against the Jets. He became the second player to do that this season, along…

  4. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Jets

    Oct 18, 2015, 6:23 AM EDT

    Preston-Smith-sack-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 18, the day the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Jets —Yes, I know. The injuries, the injuries, the injuries. Yes, there is a reason that Trent Williams ($10.6 million) has a cap number about 20 times…

  5. Need to Know: How many more wins for the Redskins this year?

    Oct 17, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

    Garcon-winning-TD-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 17, one day before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. How many will the Redskins win? The Redskins now sit at 2-3. Believe it or not, when the clock hits 10:00 to go in the second quarter tomorrow we will be a…

  6. Need to Know: Moses now in comfort zone at right tackle for the Redskins

    Oct 16, 2015, 5:13 AM EDT

    Moses-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 16, two days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. Read and react Comments from Jay Gruden and Joe Barry along with my reaction to them. Joe Barry on the Falcons’ last drive against his defense: Our mentality was they needed a…

  7. Need to Know: Should the Redskins stick with one back?

    Oct 15, 2015, 5:16 AM EDT

    Jones-Morris

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 15, three days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. Should the Redskins reconsider running back by committee? There is a new line of conventional wisdom brewing out there among Redskins fans and some in the media. The problem with the Redskins’…

  8. State of the Redskins, Week 6: Still road kill, not road warriors

    Oct 14, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Falcons-pick-six-vs-Redskins

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 6 of the NFL season. Record: 2-3, T-2nd in NFC East vs. NFC East: 1-1 vs. NFC: 2-2 vs. AFC: 0-1 Home: 2-1 Away: 0-2 Key numbers changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 360.4 (11th) Defense (yards/game): 314.0 (6th) Passer rating offense: 81.9 (21st) Opp passer rating: 90.4…

  9. Need to Know: Can the Redskins get their running game going vs. the Jets?

    Oct 14, 2015, 5:18 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-tackles-vs.-Falcons

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 14, four days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Jets —The Redskins may have a shot at getting their running game going against the Jets. New York is giving up an average of 3.8 yards…

  10. Need to Know: An opportunity lost for the Redskins

    Oct 13, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

    Falcons-celebrate-winning-TD

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 13, five days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. An opportunity lost The Redskins’ loss to the Falcons represented something beyond another mark in the “L” column in the standings. It was a lost opportunity. This team is trying to flip…

  11. Williams illustrates toughness that the Redskins are looking for

    Oct 12, 2015, 12:47 PM EDT

    Trent-Williams-vs-Ravens

    When Scot McCloughan took over as GM of the Redskins, he talked of emphasizing toughness. “The day after a game, you’re going to know you played the Redskins,” he has said on more than one occasion. Rarely do you get a play that sums up a philosophy in pictures as well as this block from…

  12. Need to Know: Takeaways finally come for the Redskins

    Oct 12, 2015, 5:54 AM EDT

    Breeland-int-vs.-Falcons

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 12, six days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. News, notes, and numbers, Redskins vs. Falcons —Starting from their own 20 with 24 seconds left, the Redskins drove to a 52-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal to tie the game. It was the…

  13. Need to Know: As always, rushing game will be key for Redskins vs. Falcons

    Oct 11, 2015, 6:25 AM EDT

    Jones-Cousins-vs.-Rams

    ATLANTA—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 11, the day the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Falcons —The Redskins have improved in some areas compared to last year but they are still an inefficient offense. They are second in the NFL with 383 yards…

  14. Need to Know: Will Thompson remain in the mix for the Redskins?

    Oct 10, 2015, 4:17 AM EDT

    Thompson-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 8, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. Saturday mailbag Some good questions from Twitter and the Real Redskins Facebook page this week so let’s dive right in. Johnson came in thinking he would be handed the starting job at strong…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins are lost away from home

    Oct 9, 2015, 5:05 AM EDT

    Tress-Way-punt-blocked-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 9, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. Lost away from home Among the issues the Redskins must solve before they can be considered a competitive NFL team is their inability to win on the road. Under Jay Gruden, the Redskins…

  16. Redskins running the ball more but not as much as perceived

    Oct 8, 2015, 12:27 PM EDT

    Morris-vs.-Dolphins

    There is a fine line between being perceived as pass happy and fans having confidence that you like to run and pound the football. Jay Gruden should know. After being labeled as a coach who wanted to throw the ball too much last year, he has talked all offseason about the importance of his Redskins…

  17. Need to Know: Gruden says Matt Jones has not lost his trust

    Oct 8, 2015, 5:24 AM EDT

    Matt Jones vs. NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 8, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. Read and react Here are some quotes from Jay Gruden’s and Kirk Cousins’ press conferences from Wednesday and my reaction to them. Gruden on Matt Jones: “He’s never lost my trust [because of…

  18. State of the Redskins, Week 5: An important drive for Cousins

    Oct 7, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-Eagles

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 5 of the NFL season. Record: 2-2, T-1st in NFC East vs. NFC East: 1-1 vs. NFC: 2-1 vs. AFC: 0-1 Home: 2-1 Away: 0-1 Key numbers changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 383.0 (8th) Defense (yards/game): 288.0 (4th) Passer rating offense: 84.5 (19th) Opp passer rating: 102.1…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins should stick to the script vs. Falcons

    Oct 7, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

    Jones-Morris

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 7, four days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. First thoughts on Redskins vs. Falcons —After facing three top punt returners in four weeks, the Redskins will dodge facing perhaps the best of all time. The Falcons’ Devin Hester, who has 14…

  20. Need to Know: Redskins accountability in action

    Oct 6, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT

    Baker-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 6, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. More accountability in action             My CSN colleague Tarik El-Bashir wrote a fine column yesterday of how accountability is becoming a real, tangible thing at Redskins Park. You…

  21. Need to Know: Notes and numbers from Redskins 23, Eagles 20

    Oct 5, 2015, 5:38 AM EDT

    Cousins-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 5, six days before the Washington Redskins play . Notes and numbers from Redskins 23, Eagles 20 —Kirk Cousins had a career high 31 completions in this game. That was the most any Redskins quarterback has ever completed against the Eagles in the 161…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins will try to continue DeMarco Murray’s 2015 struggles

    Oct 4, 2015, 5:52 AM EDT

    DeMarco-Murray-vs.-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 4, the day the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Eagles —I do think that Chris Culliver will play today. However, that thinking is based on talk in the locker room from earlier in the week and on…

  23. Need to Know: Redskins shift towards home-grown offensive line

    Oct 3, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

    Redskins-O-line-vs.-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 3, two days before the Redskins host the Eagles. A six pack of thoughts on the Redskins I have not yet emptied my brain of miscellaneous thoughts about the Redskins (blame the long layoff between games). Let’s roll with another six pack of them.…

  24. Need to Know: Who is the Redskins’ biggest surprise through three games?

    Oct 2, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

    Morgan-Moses-vs-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 2, two days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Ten Tandler Redskins ramblings  1. As I noted earlier this week, the Redskins gave Jamison Crowder a good run of playing time against the Giants. Apparently the coaching staff likes what they saw; he is…

  25. Need to Know: Already a winner in Redskins’ competition at left guard?

    Oct 1, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

    Long-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 1, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Read and react Some quotes from Jay Gruden and Kirk Cousins with my reaction to them. Gruden on the situation at left guard: “We’re going to let them compete this week, let them…

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