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  1. Redskins-Lions: After Further Review

    Oct 27, 2008, 1:03 PM EDT

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    I really liked the play calling on that first drive; Zorn’s script worked to near perfection. Play action to pass Moss, Portis up the middle, Portis off right end, sprinkle in a little Randle El, then the slip screen to Moss for a first and goal at the one. Then they missed connections on a…

  2. My Jim Zorn Moment

    Oct 27, 2008, 11:00 AM EDT

    I nearly had the Jim Zorn moment that Ryan O’Halloran of the Times experienced after the Lions game. In case you haven’t seen it, go to about the 2:00 mark in this video. You’ll see Zorn get annoyed at a series of followup questions by O’Halloran, who was trying to find out about Zorn’s thinking…

  3. Redskins-Lions: After Further Review

    Oct 27, 2008, 9:03 AM EDT

    I really liked the play calling on that first drive; Zorn’s script worked to near perfection. Play action to pass Moss, Portis up the middle, Portis off right end, sprinkle in a little Randle El, then the slip screen to Moss for a first and goal at the one. Then they missed connections on a…

  4. Samuels, Horton inactive

    Oct 26, 2008, 4:18 PM EDT

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    There are two surprise inactives for the Redskins—Chris Samuels, who has “something in his knee” according to WTEM and Chris Horton, who has a lingering ankle injury. The recently-acquired Mike Green will start in Horton’s place and the only other active safety is rookie Kareem Moore. Stephon Heyer steps in for Samuels. Ladell Betts, Shawn…

  5. Live Blog Redskins vs. Lions

    Oct 26, 2008, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Hello and welcome to the Real Redskins live blog of the Redskins-Lions matchup. Whether it’s a blowout or a nail biter at Ford Field, we’ll be here from beginning to end. We’ll get started at about 12:30 and kickoff is scheduled for 1:00. The blog will appear in the window below. You can make comments…

  6. Samuels, Horton inactive

    Oct 26, 2008, 12:18 PM EDT

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    There are two surprise inactives for the Redskins—Chris Samuels, who has “something in his knee” according to WTEM and Chris Horton, who has a lingering ankle injury. The recently-acquired Mike Green will start in Horton’s place and the only other active safety is rookie Kareem Moore. Stephon Heyer steps in for Samuels. Ladell Betts, Shawn…

  7. Live Blog Redskins vs. Lions

    Oct 26, 2008, 11:45 AM EDT

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    Hello and welcome to the Real Redskins live blog of the Redskins-Lions matchup. Whether it’s a blowout or a nail biter at Ford Field, we’ll be here from beginning to end. We’ll get started at about 12:30 and kickoff is scheduled for 1:00. The blog will appear in the window below. You can make comments…

  8. Redskins on the WWW 10.24.08

    Oct 24, 2008, 10:31 AM EDT

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    Ryan O’Halloran gives a detailed breakdown of how the Redskins are getting pressure on the opposing quarterbacks, even though the team’s sack total remains low. On Yahoo! Sports, Charles Robinson says that Clinton Portis is putting up “MVP-type digits”. Om offers a reality check for those who will be unhappy with anything less than a…

  9. Flashback Friday—Skins comeback at the Silverdome

    Oct 24, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Joe Gibbs was 12-0 against the Detroit Lions. He beat them early in his career and he beat them late. He won close games and he won blowouts. The streak was in its greatest jeopardy on November 3, 1990 with about ten minutes left in the third quarter in the Silverdome. Barry Sanders had just…

  10. Redskins on the WWW 10.24.08

    Oct 24, 2008, 6:31 AM EDT

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    Ryan O’Halloran gives a detailed breakdown of how the Redskins are getting pressure on the opposing quarterbacks, even though the team’s sack total remains low. On Yahoo! Sports, Charles Robinson says that Clinton Portis is putting up “MVP-type digits”. Om offers a reality check for those who will be unhappy with anything less than a…

  11. Flashback Friday—Skins comeback at the Silverdome

    Oct 24, 2008, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Joe Gibbs was 12-0 against the Detroit Lions. He beat them early in his career and he beat them late. He won close games and he won blowouts. The streak was in its greatest jeopardy on November 3, 1990 with about ten minutes left in the third quarter in the Silverdome. Barry Sanders had just…

  12. Redskins Lions live blog on Sunday

    Oct 23, 2008, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Join in the fun on Sunday for the RealRedskins.com live blog. Since it’s a road game we’re in full interactive mode so bring along your views as the Washington Redskins take on the Detroit Lions. Kickoff is at 1:00 and I’ll get things going at about 12:30. See you then.

  13. Redskins Lions live blog on Sunday

    Oct 23, 2008, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Join in the fun on Sunday for the RealRedskins.com live blog. Since it’s a road game we’re in full interactive mode so bring along your views as the Washington Redskins take on the Detroit Lions. Kickoff is at 1:00 and I’ll get things going at about 12:30. See you then.

  14. Is a blowout in the air?

    Oct 23, 2008, 10:23 AM EDT

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    When the Washington Redskins embarked on this stretch of three “easy” games, the one that was supposed to carry them to 7-1 at midseason, I wasn’t buying it. My thinking was that in the three games there would be a loss, a close win, and a blowout win. We got the loss against the Rams…

  15. Is a blowout in the air?

    Oct 23, 2008, 6:23 AM EDT

    When the Washington Redskins embarked on this stretch of three “easy” games, the one that was supposed to carry them to 7-1 at midseason, I wasn’t buying it. My thinking was that in the three games there would be a loss, a close win, and a blowout win. We got the loss against the Rams…

  16. Turning Point—The Goal Line Stand

    Oct 22, 2008, 11:45 AM EDT

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    The Washington Redskins scored on a three-play drive to take a 14-3 lead over the Cleveland Browns with 12:28 left to play. Derrick Anderson started to heat up and nine plays and 4:10 later the Browns had a second and 10 at the Washington 19. The Redskins brought the heat but Cleveland had the right…

  17. Turning Point—The Goal Line Stand

    Oct 22, 2008, 7:45 AM EDT

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    The Washington Redskins scored on a three-play drive to take a 14-3 lead over the Cleveland Browns with 12:28 left to play. Derrick Anderson started to heat up and nine plays and 4:10 later the Browns had a second and 10 at the Washington 19. The Redskins brought the heat but Cleveland had the right…

  18. Tuesday Take—The Road Ahead

    Oct 21, 2008, 2:12 PM EDT

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    I still don’t know what the 2008 Washington Redskins are. Are they a playoff team? Probably. They have five wins in the bank. If they get to 10, they should make it to the postseason. They have games against Detroit, Cincinnati, Seattle, Baltimore, and San Francisco. All of those are on the road, so even…

  19. Tuesday Take—The Road Ahead

    Oct 21, 2008, 10:12 AM EDT

    I still don’t know what the 2008 Washington Redskins are. Are they a playoff team? Probably. They have five wins in the bank. If they get to 10, they should make it to the postseason. They have games against Detroit, Cincinnati, Seattle, Baltimore, and San Francisco. All of those are on the road, so even…

  20. Redskins-Browns: After Further Review

    Oct 20, 2008, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Leigh Torrence has Ade Jimoh’s special teams prowess with better coverage skills. Despite the issues on the late deep pass that set up the game-winning field goal last week, one does not break into a cold sweat when Torrence is called upon to play nickel back. There was no such confidence with special teams ace…

  21. Redskins-Browns: After Further Review

    Oct 20, 2008, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Leigh Torrence has Ade Jimoh’s special teams prowess with better coverage skills. Despite the issues on the late deep pass that set up the game-winning field goal last week, one does not break into a cold sweat when Torrence is called upon to play nickel back. There was no such confidence with special teams ace…

  22. An “a win is a win” win

    Oct 20, 2008, 3:43 PM EDT

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    The Browns came to Washington for the first time since 1991. The game unfolded much like one from 1981. Clinton Portis was running like the Redskins’ top back from 1971. This was not a game for those who love high-scoring affairs. The first half was scoreless, the first time the Redskins have been involved in…

  23. An “a win is a win” win

    Oct 20, 2008, 11:43 AM EDT

    The Browns came to Washington for the first time since 1991. The game unfolded much like one from 1981. Clinton Portis was running like the Redskins’ top back from 1971. This was not a game for those who love high-scoring affairs. The first half was scoreless, the first time the Redskins have been involved in…

  24. Redskins Browns 4th quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 11:14 PM EDT

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    14:55—Another promising drive ends on some odd play calling as Alexander gets a carry up the middle on second and 10. There still is no rhythm to the play calling and so the Browns still are very much in the game. A nice Plackemeier punt, though, has the Browns pinned near the five. A three…

  25. Redskins Browns 3rd quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 10:22 PM EDT

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    I trust that Zorn will be able to come up with some halftime adjustments. That last drive wouldn’t have been bad had it taken place in the middle of the second quarter. It was well paced and effective, for that time of game. For the time that it actually happened, it took way too much…

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