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  1. Need to Know: RG3 says Redskins had the ‘can’t-get-rights’

    Sep 10, 2013, 7:26 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 10, five days before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Without much fanfare, the Redskins’ London Fletcher played in his 241st consecutive game. Since Bucs’ defensive back Ronde Barber spend Sunday in a broadcast booth instead of taking the…

  2. RG3 won’t use rust as an “excuse”

    Sep 10, 2013, 12:43 AM EST


    Due to the reconstructive surgery to his right knee eight months ago, Robert Griffin III did not play in the preseason and his work in training camp was very limited. He started the season opener against the Eagles and for the early part of the game he looked like a quarterback who needed some more…

  3. R(usty)G3

    Sep 9, 2013, 8:57 PM EST


    Some thought that Robert Griffin III might be rusty as he started his first game exactly eight months after reconstructive surgery on his right knee. They were right. The Redskins were shut out on offense in the first half and Griffin’s ineffectiveness was one of the main reasons why. Griffin was 5 for 11 passing…

  4. Prediction: Will more Eagles plays equal more turnovers?

    Sep 9, 2013, 1:54 PM EST


    Week 1 games are difficult to predict. Without looking it up, I’m sure that I picked the Saints to win comfortably a year ago today as the Redskins went to New Orleans for RG3’s debut. I don’t think I saw them beating the Giants behind Rex Grossman in 2011. Perhaps I called the win over…

  5. Redskins vs. Eagles Minute by Minute blog

    Sep 9, 2013, 12:46 PM EST

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    I’ll be updating this all afternoon with the latest on tonight’s game from FedEx Field. If you have a question or comment, hit me on twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN or post in the comments below.

  6. Need to Know: Spotlight on RG3 but Morris could be the key

    Sep 9, 2013, 4:46 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 9, the day the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Explain to me why at 6-feet-2, 223 Robert Griffin III is somehow too fragile to get hit too often but Adrian Peterson, who is listed at…

  7. The Week That Was: Still 4 QBs on Redskins’ roster

    Sep 8, 2013, 6:45 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 8, one day before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. That Was the Week That Was A look back at last week’s headlines. —Jose Gumbs made the Redskins’ 53-man roster. He earned his roster spot with hustle and…

  8. Shanahan: Nothing new on rules for hitting option QBs

    Sep 7, 2013, 9:55 AM EST


    The NFL’s VP of officiating talked about the rules regarding hitting a read option quarterback recently and this is being treated as though it is some sort of change. It’s not. In an officiating video distrubted to the media, NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino said the following: “When the quarterback puts the ball in…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins know their foe in Vick

    Sep 7, 2013, 5:38 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 7, two days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Mark Maske of the Post is reporting that the Redskins are now $1.85 million under the salary cap. They recently created some cap room by…

  10. Hustle, discipline keys to stopping Eagles attack

    Sep 6, 2013, 1:25 PM EST


    The Redskins’ defense doesn’t quite know what it will be facing on Monday night when Chip Kelly unveils the NFL version of his Oregon offense. But it seems to be a pretty good guess that it will be fast paced and there will be option elements to it. Being in top football shape is the…

  11. Need to Know: Both teams in good health

    Sep 6, 2013, 5:38 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 6, three days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. The Eagles’ Cary Williams and Riley Cooper got into a scuffle in practice yesterday. As you can see from the video from, it wasn’t…

  12. Unusual for QB’s to play with no preseason

    Sep 5, 2013, 2:50 PM EST

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    Robert Griffin III is going to start the regular season opener at quarterback without having played in a preseason game. That’s unusual for a quarterback coming off of a torn ACL; in fact, it may be unprecedented in recent times. Jordan Raanan of looked at the returns of five other NFL starting quarterbacks from…

  13. Will Eagles’ fast-paced offense wear down their D?

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:25 AM EST


    Chip Kelly said that he isn’t worried about the fast pace of his new Eagles’ offense to wear down his defense. “It’s always about plays run, depending on how man plays the other team can run and our defense [faces],” he said on a conference all with reporters on Wednesday. “I don’t think we’ve run…

  14. Continuity should help RG3 shake rust

    Sep 5, 2013, 9:25 AM EST

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    Robert Griffin III makes his much-anticipated return from reconstructive knee surgery on Monday night. Once the emotion of the moment wears off, his play will go under the microscope. Griffin will be playing after having his offseason activities limited by the knee rehab and not having played a snap in a preseason game. Will he…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins’ restructure money already spent

    Sep 5, 2013, 5:55 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 5, four days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. Pierre Garçon says that he is 100 percent healthy after missing six games last year with a toe injury and having surgery to repair a torn…

  16. Redskins will need to contain Eagles’ Jackson

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:55 AM EST


    If there is one player the Redskins’ defense has to worry about on Monday night it’s Eagles’ wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Since he came into the league in 2008, Jackson has been a thorn in the Redskins’ side. He has four touchdowns from scrimmage that covered more than 50 yards. Two of them were on…

  17. Need to Know: RG3 conversation will shift to games

    Sep 4, 2013, 5:19 AM EST


    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 4, five days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. I have been getting some Twitter comments from fans that range from annoyed to borderline hostile to RG3 because they were tired of hearing him…

  18. Cushing’s deal gives guidance to Orakpo

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:12 PM EST


    The Texans have signed Brian Cushing to a six-year contract extension worth $55.6 million with $21 million guaranteed. This deal certainly will get the attention of Brian Orakpo and his agent. Cushing and Orakpo are, as they say in the contract negotiation biz, close comparables. They were drafted two spots apart in 2009 with Orakpo…

  19. Redskins move up start time

    Sep 3, 2013, 5:12 PM EST


    The Redskins announced that the kickoff for the Redskins’ Monday night game against the Eagles has been moved up to 6:55 p.m. The parking lots will open at 3:00 and the gates will open at 5. Recent experience traveling to that area on weekdays suggests that fans should heed the advice of the Redskins to…

  20. Cofield practices with club cast on right hand

    Sep 3, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

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    Barry Cofield broke his right hand against the Steelers two weeks ago and to practice on Monday he needed some protection for it. That’s not a boxing glove, that’s a cast and some padding to keep the hand protected on the field. When he was asked if he felt any pain, he gave a non-response…

  21. Three possible reasons why the Redskins are carrying four QB’s

    Sep 3, 2013, 12:15 PM EST


    On Monday we asked Mike Shanahan why the Redskins kept Pat White on the 53-man roster and his answer seemed, well, incomplete. “Like I said all along, we’re trying to keep the top 53 players and I thought Pat was one of the top 53 players,” he said. Perhaps he was one of the best…

  22. Need to Know: Special teams clinch roster spot for Murphy

    Sep 3, 2013, 5:13 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 3, six days before the Redskins open up their season against the Eagles at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage 1. I posted yesterday on Barry Cofield’s contract restructure. It should be noted that Cofield did not take any less money in the deal. Basically, Cofield…

  23. Orakpo, Redskins will face improved Eagles’ O-line

    Sep 2, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

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    We don’t know how much of an effect Chip Kelly’s new scheme will have on the Eagles’ offense. It could boom, it could bust. But one advantage Kelly will have over what Andy Reid last year is a solid pair of bookend tackles. Jason Peters, one of the best in the game, returns at left…

  24. Position change, option could neutralize Eagles’ Cole

    Sep 2, 2013, 11:25 AM EST

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    When Chip Kelly took over as the Eagles’ head coach he did one thing that Mike Shanahan did when he took the reigns in Washington. He junked the 4-3 defensive scheme in favor of the 3-4. It is one of those moves that is designed to pay off in the long run but may create… Archives

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