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Rich Tandler

  1. The Redskins Chronicle available in brick and mortar

    Aug 15, 2009, 9:27 PM EST

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    My new book The Redskins Chronicle, a Journey Through the History of the Washington Redskins 1945-2008 is now available in a retail locations. Two Days Gifts in Manassas, a family-owned business surviving in a corporate world, is carrying the book. I delivered it several cases to them today and they immediately put out on the…

  2. No cause for alarm

    Aug 14, 2009, 7:45 AM EST

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    In yesterday’s Washington Examiner, Rick Snider made the argument that the NFL needs to go from four preseason games to two and to increase the regular season from 16 to 18 games. I wholeheartedly agree with my friend and I will add one more reason to his list. Two fewer preseason games will give Redskins…

  3. Redskins vs. Ravens Live Blog

    Aug 13, 2009, 6:30 PM EST

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    We’ll be getting underway at about 7:00, kickoff is at 7:30. Just click the link below and a new window will appear with the live blog. You may need to disable your popup blocker. Please note that this is a live blog and not a chat. Your comments are welcome but not all of them…

  4. Flashback: Redskins vs. Ravens 10.15.00

    Aug 13, 2009, 5:00 AM EST

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    Flashback Friday is coming a day early this week since the game is on Thursday. There isn’t much history in Redskins vs. Ravens but at the time this one looked like a pretty big win. The teams slugged it out and the much-hyped 2000 Redskins came out of the game 5-2 on their way to…

  5. Redskins vs. Ravens Live Blog Thursday

    Aug 12, 2009, 11:10 AM EST

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    Join me right here on Thursday night for a tradition unlike any other, the Real Redskins live blog of the preseason opener. We’ll get rolling here at about 7:00 with kickoff coming at 7:30. So put the game on the tube and talk about it here. If you live out of the area, come over…

  6. Tryon as Plan B

    Aug 12, 2009, 5:21 AM EST

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    After I posted about Justin Tryon yesterday, I thought a bit more about what Darrell Green said about him. In particular, this part jumped out at me: “. . . he’s a starter in 2009, 2010 or whenever the opportunity comes.” What jumped out at me was the mention of 2010. Carlos Rogers will be…

  7. Justin Tryon, Nickelback?

    Aug 11, 2009, 4:15 PM EST

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    About a week or so before training camp started, I dashed off the following few paragraphs about Washington Redskins cornerback Justin Tryon. I didn’t publish it immediately because I’d just posted a bunch of articles and it got buried. Here it is, below the fold:

  8. Warpath Confidential: QB articles X 2

    Aug 10, 2009, 6:04 PM EST

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    One of the cool things about being associated with a site like is that when you want to write an article on a subject but you’re kind of stuck on a slant, there’s always one over there that captures the essence of the subject. So instead of me coming up with something lame (no…

  9. Clunking offense in scrimmage no surprise

    Aug 9, 2009, 1:05 PM EST

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    First, I have to say that I was wrong. My predictions of the fan appreciation day scrimmage turning into another overcrowded disaster did not come to pass. They were able to secure additional parking and there were more of Loudon Count’s finest on duty to direct traffic so that things went much more smoothly. The…

  10. Tandler on ESPN 980 08.05.09

    Aug 9, 2009, 11:35 AM EST

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    Better late than never and, since the main topic of discussion is the problems along the offensive line, still topical. Here is my weekly spot with Big Al at ESPN 950 in Richmond. Tandler on Sports Phone 08.05.09

  11. Jim Zorn’s quotes, RT's comments 08.07.09

    Aug 7, 2009, 8:47 PM EST

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    Here is what Jim Zorn said to the media today followed by what I have to say about what he said. On Fan Appreciation Day: “It’s a big deal for us. The tradition here is the fans love the Washington Redskins. They come into our home basically, and we are inviting everyone in. We hope…

  12. The O-line—A five-point plan

    Aug 6, 2009, 6:45 AM EST

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    The Washington Redskins’ offensive line is getting to be like the weather—everyone wants to complain about it but nobody wants to do anything about it. There are those who want the team to scan the available free agent list and sign a Jon Runyan or Levi Jones. I guess if you want to add even…

  13. More roster changes but not on OL

    Aug 5, 2009, 11:44 AM EST

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    In a move that was not at all surprising, the Washington Redskins today waived-injured wide receiver Roydell Williams. A broken finger that required surgery would have sidelined Williams until September and the Redskins were unable to wait for a marginal veteran prospect to heal. The replacement veteran is former Seahawk D. J. Hackett, who finally…

  14. Weekly spot on ESPN 950 Richmond

    Aug 5, 2009, 8:00 AM EST

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    I’ll be doing my weekly radio spot with Big Al, the dean of Richmond talk radio (not just sports talk, any and all talk radio) this morning at 8:40. If you are in Richmond, tune in at 950 on your AM dial. Anywhere else in the world you can check it out at

  15. Skins Whack a Vaka

    Aug 4, 2009, 4:13 PM EST

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    The Redskins announced that they have waived defensive tackle Vaka Manupuna. The 27-year-old has had a couple of stints with the Redskins in camp and one with the Jets without ever appearing in an NFL regular-season game. Unfortunately for Manupuna, he won’t be able to return to his former employer. He played with the Utah…

  16. Do you believe in jinxes?

    Aug 4, 2009, 2:11 PM EST

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    Edit: It’s being said that this is the first Redskins SI cover since Stephen Davis on 12.03.01. This looks more like a Chris Samuels cover to me:

  17. Has Thomas supplanted Randle El?

    Aug 4, 2009, 5:07 AM EST

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    Less than a week into camp it appears that a starting job for the Washington Redskins has changed hands. Per Jason Reid at the WaPo, Devin Thomas has the inside track to start at wide receiver opposite Santana Moss. Thomas had his shot this track from the get-go. When the offense lined up for its…

  18. Collins safe; Daniel, Brennan will battle for spot

    Aug 2, 2009, 4:07 PM EST

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    Sometimes you have to read between the lines to get the answers you’re looking for. During the offseason, there has been speculation that the Washington Redskins might choose to keep both Colt Brennan and Colt Daniel and release the 38-year-old Todd Collins. The thinking was that Collins is not the long-term answer at quarterback so…

  19. Tandler on ESPN 950 Richmond 07.30.09

    Aug 2, 2009, 10:19 AM EST

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    I’m new at this podcasting thing, but here you go with my radio appearance from last Thursday. I did it from the radio studio at Redskins Park while Big Al, the dean of Richmond sport talk, was at the Richmond studios. It’s about 20 minutes long, a camp preview. Tandler on ESPN 950 07.30.09

  20. on Colt Brennan

    Aug 2, 2009, 8:35 AM EST

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    At Warpath Confidential, take a look at what Colt Brennan is working on and how that may have spawned a new Zorn-ism. Zorn wants Brennan to “rhythm up”

  21. 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, 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…

  22. 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…

  23. At–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.

  24. 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

  25. 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… Archives

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