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Rich Tandler

  1. O-line showing signs of trouble

    Aug 1, 2009, 4:50 PM EST

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    The Washington Redskins offensive line is off to a slow start. According to John Pappas at WarpathConfidential.com, the Redskins O-line has lived down to expectations so far in training camp. The defensive front is looking like the ’85 Bears unit in practice. That wouldn’t be so disturbing, says Pappas, but the likes of Chris Wilson…

  2. Flashback Friday 11.04.90 Skins rally past Lions

    Jul 31, 2009, 5:40 PM EST

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    The biggest deficit the Redskins have overcome is 21 points and they have done it three times. This is the middle occurrence of the three, a November game in 1990. It featured an unlikely hero in Jeff Rutledge and some cooperation on the part of the Lions was needed to give the Redskins the chance…

  3. At WarpathConfidential.com–Weighty issues at WR

    Jul 30, 2009, 2:23 PM EST

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    One receiver is putting on weight, the other gave up his favorite foods in an effort to lose some. Read my new article at Warpath Confidential.

  4. Tandler on ESPN 950 AM in Richmond

    Jul 29, 2009, 8:10 PM EST

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    Tomorrow morning as training camp is getting underway, I’ll be appearing on ESPN 950 in Richmond with the dean of Richmond sports talk, Big Al. If you’re in Richmond, tune in at 8:40, anywhere else you can connect the stream at http://www.espn950am.com.

  5. Will Orakpo become a holdout?

    Jul 29, 2009, 9:57 AM EST

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    With less than 24 hours remaining until the first practice the Washington Redskins have yet to sign their top draft pick, Brian Orakpo. There has been no public negotiating which generally is a good sign. Michael Crabtree, the Texas Tech receiver taken at No. 10 is demanding top-three money, and that’s not sitting well with…

  6. 53: Defensive backs

    Jul 28, 2009, 8:00 PM EST

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    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, in the last of the series,…

  7. Less than 48 hours

    Jul 28, 2009, 11:00 AM EST

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    Training camp starts for the Redskins at 8:30 on Thursday. I’m going to be doing a live blog from the field to give you a feel for what’s going on. However, the CoverItLive application has only partial functionality from the Blackberry and one of the major limitations is that reader comments can’t go through. There…

  8. Redskins will (again) say no to Vick

    Jul 28, 2009, 7:32 AM EST

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    I wasn’t going to do it. I wasn’t going to write anything on the subject of Michael Vick joining the Washington Redskins. But when dozens of tweets go out on the subject, when my Facebook post about my article about the offensive line generates a string of Vick comments, when a Google search for “redskins…

  9. Redskins will (again) say no to Vick

    Jul 28, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

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    I wasn’t going to do it. I wasn’t going to write anything on the subject of Michael Vick joining the Washington Redskins. But when dozens of tweets go out on the subject, when my Facebook post about my article about the offensive line generates a string of Vick comments, when a Google search for “redskins…

  10. 53: Linebackers

    Jul 28, 2009, 5:00 AM EST

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    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, linebackers: Who’s here Now: (9) Alfred…

  11. 53: Tight ends

    Jul 27, 2009, 8:00 PM EST

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    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 tight ends: Like with the…

  12. 53: Offensive line

    Jul 27, 2009, 3:30 PM EST

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    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 offensive line: Who’s here Now:…

  13. Potential camp phenom: Keith Eloi

    Jul 27, 2009, 5:00 AM EST

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    I touched on one aspect of being a phenom in my article defining the term but I buried it and it needs some more attention. A player can only be a phenom once. By definition, once a player has moved through the initial buzz and excitement period he no longer is anonymous. Everyone knows which…

  14. Camp cranks up on Thursday

    Jul 26, 2009, 3:37 PM EST

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    We’re just about there. The beginning of the end of the longest offseason in sports comes on Thursday as the Redskins open up training camp. The pads will be popping at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia. Eight practices will be open to the public: Thurs., July 30, 8:30 a.m. Fri., July 31, 8:30 a.m. Sat.,…

  15. 53: The Specialists

    Jul 26, 2009, 5:19 AM EST

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    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 specialists: This isn’t worth a…

  16. Thanks, guys!

    Jul 25, 2009, 9:32 PM EST

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    I just wanted to thank Ken and Kevin over at Hogs Haven for running a nice Q&A with yours truly. Those guys do a great job over there and I = appreciate the opportunity to talk some Skins with them and their = readers.   That is all, you may now resume your = weekend!…

  17. 53: Running back-fullback

    Jul 24, 2009, 1:17 PM EST

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    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, running backs and fullbacks: Who’s here…

  18. Flashback Friday—Redskins vs. Vikings 11.30.75

    Jul 24, 2009, 5:00 AM EST

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    The Redskins and Vikings have hooked up in some of the best games ever played at RFK Stadium. A couple of weeks ago I looked at a 1986 classic that the Redskins won on Gary Clark’s overtime catch. This one took place 11 years earlier. What made is special was that it knocked the 10-0…

  19. Redskins Chronicle—last call to help the Hogettes

    Jul 23, 2009, 9:29 PM EST

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    Hey, folks, I just want to give you a heads up that I’m ending the pre-publication specials for my book The Redskins Chronicle on Monday. You can get $3.00 off of the cover price, a personalized autograph, and other perks besides being the first on your block to get your hands on a copy of…

  20. Barnes deal is 4 years

    Jul 23, 2009, 2:24 PM EST

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    According to Mike Florio at ProFootballTalk.com the contract that Kevin Barnes signed was for four years with a signing bonus just north of $780,000. That makes it pretty much a garden variety deal for a third-round pick. And the only reason I’m posting it is because it gives me another opportunity to post the video…

  21. 53: Defensive Line

    Jul 23, 2009, 1:11 PM EST

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    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 defensive line: Who’s here Now:…

  22. Barnes in the fold, 2 released

    Jul 23, 2009, 12:12 PM EST

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    The Redskins have signed Kevin Barnes, their third-round pick in the draft. Terms were not disclosed. Barnes will battle second-year player Just Tryon for playing time as the dime cornerback. A player will have to be released to make room for Barnes. I will pass along word of that as soon as I hear it.…

  23. Redskins Legacy special on Saturday

    Jul 23, 2009, 5:00 AM EST

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    The Redskins Broadcast Network has put together a special that is right up my alley. It’s on Channel 4, NBC in Washington this Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 p. m. It looks pretty good, a definite Tivo alert. Here are the video clip and the release that were sent to me. The bronze statues enshrined…

  24. Classic Camp Battles: 1972 Sonny vs. Billy

    Jul 22, 2009, 5:20 PM EST

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    This was the very height of the Sonny vs. Billy debate. Jurgensen, a future Hall of Famer, had suffered a shoulder injury in a preseason game the previous year. In came Kilmer, a veteran journeyman who was acquired in George Allen’s first trade with the team. All he did was lead Washington to postseason play…

  25. Zorn to let vets sleep at home

    Jul 22, 2009, 8:07 AM EST

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    This story came out last week when I was knee deep in getting the book out, but I do want to address it. According to Jason LaCanfora, now of the NFL Network, Jim Zorn is going to let veteran players–those with four or more years of NFL service—spend the night at home during training camp.…

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