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Rich Tandler

  1. Redskins ‘no-brainer’ RG3 option decision a product of QB supply and demand

    Jun 2, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    RG3 vs. Giants 2014

    Even though many saw some upside and some downside in the Redskins’ decision to exercise the 2016 option in the contract of quarterback Robert Griffin III, team president Bruce Allen though it was an easy call to make. “Well we think Robert is our starting quarterback,” Allen said on Monday. “We’ve seen him win. We’ve…

  2. Need to Know: Will the Redskins’ defense be ahead of the offense in 2015?

    Jun 2, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

    Redskins-minicamp-camp-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 2, 14 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  3. Need to Know: Strange timing on releases of two Redskins veterans

    Jun 1, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

    Mike-Evans-Tracy-Porter

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 1, 63 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. The week that was I was on vacation last week and it looks like I missed a few things that took place during the first week of OTAs. Here are my takes on some…

  4. Need to Know: How do these Redskins compare to the 2004 49ers that McCloughan took over?

    May 31, 2015, 6:04 AM EDT

    Redskins offense huddle Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 22, four days before the Washington Redskins start OTAs. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll have new posts here starting tomorrow but I’ll also be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the “best of” posts…

  5. Need to Know: How Redskins, Seahawks have differed in team building

    May 30, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT

    Hatcher-vs-Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 30, 17 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the “best of” posts and if you’re in Corolla, NC give me a…

  6. Need to Know: Should the Redskins have run more on third and short?

    May 29, 2015, 4:36 AM EDT

    Morris-stopped-vs-Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 29, 18 days before the Redskins hold their minicamp. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the “best of” posts and if you’re in Corolla, NC give me a…

  7. Need to Know: A new mindset at Redskins Park?

    May 28, 2015, 5:51 AM EDT

    Gruden-RG3-Richmond

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 28, 63 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Three and out Some Robert Griffin III notes and quotes: “Right now I’m a 25-year-old young man who can do a lot of different things, so I’m not going to limit myself to just…

  8. Need to Know: Gruden says Redskins defense will be more focused on takeaways

    May 27, 2015, 6:01 AM EDT

    Breeland-INT-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 27, 64 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Notes from Jay Gruden’s press conference after Monday’s OTA session: 1. Gruden is happy the the progress of DeAngelo Hall and it appears that the veteran cornerback will be ready for the start…

  9. Need to Know: Five Redskins defensive players with work to do during OTAs

    May 26, 2015, 6:27 AM EDT

    Riley-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 26, the day the Redskins start OTAs. Nickel coverage OTAs get underway today at Redskins Park. A few days ago we looked at some offensive players who will be under the microscope at Redskins Park over the next few weeks. Here are five defensive…

  10. Need to Know: The 5 top single seasons by a Redskin in last 20 years

    May 25, 2015, 5:52 AM EDT

    RG3_Griffining

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 25, one day before the Washington Redskins start OTAs. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll have some new posts here when OTAs get underway but I’ll also be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the…

  11. Need to Know: Alfred Morris’ top five performances

    May 24, 2015, 6:08 AM EDT

    Morris-vs-Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 24, two days before the Washington Redskins start OTAs. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll have some new posts here when OTAs get underway but I’ll also be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the…

  12. Need to Know: Redskins’ 5 biggest one-year improvements

    May 23, 2015, 4:00 AM EDT

    RG3-Morris-vs-Bears

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 23, three days before the Washington Redskins start OTAs. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll have some new posts here when OTAs get underway but I’ll also be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the…

  13. Examining Redskins’ RG3’s passing under pressure

    May 22, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    RG3-vs-NYG

    The Redskins are taking some steps to try to help Robert Griffin III succeed at quarterback. —They spent their top draft pick on a new right tackle, Brandon Scherff, to help plug up the leaky offensive line. —They are going to emphasize power running more, hoping to put Griffin in more favorable down and distance…

  14. Need to Know: Five offensive players with work to do during Redskins OTAs

    May 22, 2015, 5:00 AM EDT

    Ryan-grant-camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 22, four days before the Washington Redskins start OTAs. Nickel coverage OTAs get underway on Tuesday at Redskins Park. Here are five offensive players who will have a lot at stake during this phase of the offseason. —G Chris Chester—He had Spencer Long breathing…

  15. Need to Know: What is the main reason for Redskins fans to be optimistic about 2015?

    May 21, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

    Bill-Callahan-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 21, five days before the Redskins start OTAs. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments section…

  16. How many players are locks to make the Redskins’ 53?

    May 20, 2015, 1:29 PM EDT

    Redskins-camp-stretching

    The Redskins have the league maximum 90 players on their roster and a lot of what goes on between now and the start of the season will be about finding out who will be on the final 53-man roster. There is plenty of talk from Jay Gruden and Scot McCloughan about competition. But how much…

  17. Need to Know: Looking ahead–Who are the Redskins’ priority 2016 free agents?

    May 20, 2015, 5:34 AM EDT

    Keenan-Robinson-vs-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 20, six days before the Redskins start OTAs. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments section…

  18. Unofficial Redskins 2015 depth chart, pre-OTAs

    May 19, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT

    1-on-1-camp

    Now that the Redskins have settled their 90-man roster, at least for the time being, here’s a look at the very unofficial team depth chart. The team currently has 44 offensive players, 42 defensive players and four specialists. Players in bold are starters. The players below the dotted line are undrafted players or others that…

  19. What does Ryan Tannehill’s extension mean for the Redskins’ RG3?

    May 19, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT

    RG3-passing-pocket-Eagles-2014

    Ryan Tannehill of the Dolphins became the first of the quarterbacks who came out in the 2012 draft to sign a contract extension yesterday. The Redskins have one of those quarterbacks in Robert Griffin III. What effect will Tannehill’s deal have on Griffin? First let’s look at the money. Tannehill was already under contract for…

  20. Need to Know: Who could be a surprise starter for the 2015 Redskins?

    May 19, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

    Will-Compton-vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 19, 72 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page,…

  21. Need to Know: What has to happen for the Redskins to go run heavy on offense

    May 18, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

    Morris-vs-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 18, 73 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page,…

  22. Need to Know: Gruden, Redskins may not get 4th QB for camp

    May 17, 2015, 4:58 AM EDT

    Neyer-rookie-camp

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 17, 74 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from rookie minicamp on Saturday: —Gruden believes that there is no pressing need to find a fourth quarterback after rookie free agent Connor Halliday decided to give…

  23. Redskins rookie camp practice report–afternoon session

    May 16, 2015, 5:51 PM EDT

    Rookie camp huddle

    The Redskins finished up the open portion of their 2015 rookie camp under mostly cloudy skies in Ashburn. In my report from this morning’s session I focused primarily on the offense. Here is a look at their afternoon session (which was shortened somewhat by impending storms) with a focus on the defense. —Kyshoen Jarrett lined…

  24. Redskins rookie camp practice report–AM session

    May 16, 2015, 1:24 PM EDT

    Kouandjio Scherff rookie camp

    A band of some 65 players wearing Redskins helmets and consisting of draft picks, undrafted free agents, tryout players and a few first-year players took to the practice field at Redskins Park on Saturday for the second day of rookie minicamp. Here are some observations, most on the offensive side of the ball. I’ll take…

  25. List of Redskins rookie camp tryout players

    May 16, 2015, 7:02 AM EDT

    Blake-Sims

    Here is the list of 35 players who are participating in the Redskins’ rookie camp on a tryout basis: QB Hutson Mason, Georgia P Kyle Martens, Rice P Keith Kostol, Oregon State K Corey Acosta, Southern Miss QB Anthony Heyer, USC CB Le’Vander Liggins, Louisiana Tech CB Tajh Hasson, UNLV CB Donovan Warren, Michigan S…

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