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  1. Classic Camp Battle: 1982 Moseley vs. Miller

    Jul 20, 2009, 4:05 PM EDT

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    When the Washington Redskins reported to training camp is Carlisle, Pennsylvania on July 23, 1982, there was considerable uncertainty in the air. A player’s strike loomed on the horizon. Nobody quite knew what to make of the Redskins including the players and coaches themselves. Was their 8-3 finish in 1981 an indicator of better things…

  2. 53: The Quarterbacks

    Jul 20, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Robert Griffin III and Jason Campbell

    Between now and the start of training camp I’ll be making my predictions about who will be on the final 53-man roster for the Washington Redskins–who’s there, who’s in, who’s on the bubble, and who’s out. The predicted roster will be revised and updated as preseason events warrant. Today, the quarterbacks. Who’s here Now: (4)…

  3. Redskins’ Hall a Man at Work

    Jul 20, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

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    In the final weeks before grind of training camp, you generally find NFL players in Bermuda, by a lake, sleeping in at home, hanging out in Las Vegas or engaging in just about any activity that does not involve a football. But not DeAngelo Hall. The Washington Redskins cornerback was in Minnesota last week attending…

  4. Redskins’ Hall a Man at Work

    Jul 20, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    DeAngelo Hall

    In the final weeks before grind of training camp, you generally find NFL players in Bermuda, by a lake, sleeping in at home, hanging out in Las Vegas or engaging in just about any activity that does not involve a football. But not DeAngelo Hall. The Washington Redskins cornerback was in Minnesota last week attending…

  5. Classic Camp Phenoms

    Jul 19, 2009, 9:12 PM EDT

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    They’re as much a part of summer as sunburn, triple-digit heat index readings, and mosquito bites. Every August, young players hopeful of making an instant impact in the NFL pop up at Redskins training camp. These phenoms create a buzz among reporters and the fans. Sometimes the player winds up being a star and sometimes…

  6. Classic Camp Phenoms

    Jul 19, 2009, 5:12 PM EDT

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    They’re as much a part of summer as sunburn, triple-digit heat index readings, and mosquito bites. Every August, young players hopeful of making an instant impact in the NFL pop up at Redskins training camp. These phenoms create a buzz among reporters and the fans. Sometimes the player winds up being a star and sometimes…

  7. Hello Goodbye Renaldo Wynn?

    Jul 18, 2009, 10:39 AM EDT

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    A new player added to the mix on an NFL team means that the job of at least one other player is threatened. NFL rosters are a zero sum game. For each opportunity given to a draft pick or free agent signing, one is lost by another, usually older, player. After the April draft I…

  8. Hello Goodbye Renaldo Wynn?

    Jul 18, 2009, 6:39 AM EDT

    A new player added to the mix on an NFL team means that the job of at least one other player is threatened. NFL rosters are a zero sum game. For each opportunity given to a draft pick or free agent signing, one is lost by another, usually older, player. After the April draft I…

  9. Jarmon selection is succession planning

    Jul 17, 2009, 12:37 PM EDT

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    The Redskins’ selection of Jeremy Jarmon came as a surprise to many; to almost everyone, in fact, except for readers of this blog (sorry, on the rare occasions that I get one right I have to toot my horn). Few were even aware that the Supplemental Draft was going on, not surprising given that the…

  10. Jarmon selection is succession planning

    Jul 17, 2009, 8:37 AM EDT

    The Redskins’ selection of Jeremy Jarmon came as a surprise to many; to almost everyone, in fact, except for readers of this blog (sorry, on the rare occasions that I get one right I have to toot my horn). Few were even aware that the Supplemental Draft was going on, not surprising given that the…

  11. Draft Day: Redskins after UK's Jarmon?

    Jul 16, 2009, 1:40 PM EDT

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    It’s draft day! Well, sort of. The NFL’s supplemental draft is being held today and the league’s teams will be mailing it in. Actually, they’ll be emailing it in. Each team will send an email into the league office that may contain a draft-pick bid for each of the eight players who have, for various…

  12. Draft Day: Redskins after UK’s Jarmon?

    Jul 16, 2009, 9:40 AM EDT

    It’s draft day! Well, sort of. The NFL’s supplemental draft is being held today and the league’s teams will be mailing it in. Actually, they’ll be emailing it in. Each team will send an email into the league office that may contain a draft-pick bid for each of the eight players who have, for various…

  13. Roller coaster thriller vs. Raiders 10.02.83

    Jul 13, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    This wasn’t the biggest comeback in terms of sheer points, but it may well be the biggest from the point of view of points per minute. I’ve never heard a half-empty stadium so loud (yes, about half of the crowd were of little faith). In retrospect, though, it may have been better if they Skins…

  14. Roller coaster thriller vs. Raiders 10.02.83

    Jul 13, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

    This wasn’t the biggest comeback in terms of sheer points, but it may well be the biggest from the point of view of points per minute. I’ve never heard a half-empty stadium so loud (yes, about half of the crowd were of little faith). In retrospect, though, it may have been better if they Skins…

  15. Lombardi in Carlisle 07.10.69

    Jul 10, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    It was 40 years ago today that Vince Lombardi had the first practice of his only training camp with the Redskins. It ushered in an era of hope that came to a crushing end when Lombardi died of cancer before he could conduct his second training camp. He brought the team its first winning season…

  16. Lombardi in Carlisle 07.10.69

    Jul 10, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

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    It was 40 years ago today that Vince Lombardi had the first practice of his only training camp with the Redskins. It ushered in an era of hope that came to a crushing end when Lombardi died of cancer before he could conduct his second training camp. He brought the team its first winning season…

  17. The Redskins Chronicle is now on sale

    Jul 8, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    My book The Redskins Chronicle is (finally) on sale. I just put up a special Real Redskins landing page for preordering the book. What’s the deal with preordering? You get a $3.00 discount off of the cover price. This applies to as many books as you order during this period so it’s a good time…

  18. The Redskins Chronicle is now on sale

    Jul 8, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

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    My book The Redskins Chronicle is (finally) on sale. I just put up a special Real Redskins landing page for preordering the book. What’s the deal with preordering? You get a $3.00 discount off of the cover price. This applies to as many books as you order during this period so it’s a good time…

  19. Forgotten Classic: Sonny Engineers Late Drive in Dallas

    Jul 7, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Since the Cowboys flashback was so popular the other day, here’s another one. This one goes way back. It’s the first Redskins game I remember. Actually I don’t remember the whole game. I just remember Sonny standing there, with his hands on his hips watching the clock tick down. I was wondering what the neck…

  20. Forgotten Classic: Sonny Engineers Late Drive in Dallas

    Jul 7, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT

    Since the Cowboys flashback was so popular the other day, here’s another one. This one goes way back. It’s the first Redskins game I remember. Actually I don’t remember the whole game. I just remember Sonny standing there, with his hands on his hips watching the clock tick down. I was wondering what the neck…

  21. Forgotten Classics: Redskins Beat Vikes Despite Foot Faults 11.02.86

    Jul 6, 2009, 2:00 AM EDT

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    I don’t know if this was a modern era record, but the Redskins scored six touchdowns and didn’t get the point after following four of them. Three of them were missed and the fourth touchdown didn’t have a conversion attempt because it was the game winner in overtime. In any case, this was a breathtaking…

  22. Forgotten Classics: Redskins Beat Vikes Despite Foot Faults 11.02.86

    Jul 5, 2009, 10:00 PM EDT

    I don’t know if this was a modern era record, but the Redskins scored six touchdowns and didn’t get the point after following four of them. Three of them were missed and the fourth touchdown didn’t have a conversion attempt because it was the game winner in overtime. In any case, this was a breathtaking…

  23. Flashback Friday: Skins Win in Dallas and Get In

    Jul 3, 2009, 10:31 AM EDT

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    The scenarios were simple going into the last game of the 1976 regular season. The Redskins needed a win to secure a playoff spot. The Cowboys needed a win to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. In a classic battle, the Redskins prevailed. From the pages of my upcoming book The Redskins Chronicle: Texas…

  24. Flashback Friday: Skins Win in Dallas and Get In

    Jul 3, 2009, 6:31 AM EDT

    The scenarios were simple going into the last game of the 1976 regular season. The Redskins needed a win to secure a playoff spot. The Cowboys needed a win to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. In a classic battle, the Redskins prevailed. From the pages of my upcoming book The Redskins Chronicle: Texas…

  25. Forgotten Classic: Williams Nails Down the Job

    Jun 30, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    This game, the 1987 regular-season finale, had no significance in and of itself for Washington. The Redskins already had wrapped up the division title and their playoff seeding was set. And, yes, even though both of the teams’ records add up to 15 games it was the finale. This was a strike season and one…

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