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  1. Goodell to take pay cut

    Feb 14, 2009, 12:05 PM EDT

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    News item: Goodell to take pay cut amid NFL drive to cut costs – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will take a pay freeze in 2009 and cut his total compensation for 2008 by 20%-25%, USA TODAY has learned. As part of a league-wide salary freeze for all NFL employees, Goodell is freezing his current annual…

  2. Goodell to take pay cut

    Feb 14, 2009, 8:05 AM EDT

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    News item: Goodell to take pay cut amid NFL drive to cut costs – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will take a pay freeze in 2009 and cut his total compensation for 2008 by 20%-25%, USA TODAY has learned. As part of a league-wide salary freeze for all NFL employees, Goodell is freezing his current annual…

  3. Internet Explorer Problems

    Feb 13, 2009, 4:46 PM EDT

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    I’m aware that there are issues opening this blog in Internet Explorer. I will address the issue over the weekend and try to get it fixed. It does work fine in Firefox and, I would assume, other non IE browsers. In the meantime, you can read the new posts in any browser at the Real…

  4. Plack whacked; Daniels back?

    Feb 13, 2009, 12:54 PM EDT

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    The Redskins announced today that Ryan Plackemeier, the team’s punter for the last half of 2008, would not be back to compete for the job in 2009. This is mildly surprising since signed for next season at a salary of just over $500,000 and there didn’t seem to be any urgency to create that cap…

  5. Internet Explorer Problems

    Feb 13, 2009, 12:46 PM EDT

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    I’m aware that there are issues opening this blog in Internet Explorer. I will address the issue over the weekend and try to get it fixed. It does work fine in Firefox and, I would assume, other non IE browsers. In the meantime, you can read the new posts in any browser at the Real…

  6. Plack whacked; Daniels back?

    Feb 13, 2009, 8:54 AM EDT

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    The Redskins announced today that Ryan Plackemeier, the team’s punter for the last half of 2008, would not be back to compete for the job in 2009. This is mildly surprising since signed for next season at a salary of just over $500,000 and there didn’t seem to be any urgency to create that cap…

  7. Mel Kaufman Dies at 50

    Feb 9, 2009, 9:50 PM EDT

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    News Item: Redskins Great Mel Kaufman Dies: “Former Redskin Mel Kaufman has died, ABC 7 Sports has confirmed. He was 50 years old. Kaufman played for the Redskins (web | news) as a linebacker between 1981 and 1988, including as a starter three times the team went the Super Bowl: 1982, 1983 and 1987. He…

  8. Mel Kaufman Dies at 50

    Feb 9, 2009, 5:50 PM EDT

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    News Item: Redskins Great Mel Kaufman Dies: “Former Redskin Mel Kaufman has died, ABC 7 Sports has confirmed. He was 50 years old. Kaufman played for the Redskins (web | news) as a linebacker between 1981 and 1988, including as a starter three times the team went the Super Bowl: 1982, 1983 and 1987. He…

  9. Is Rock on shaky ground?

    Feb 8, 2009, 12:54 AM EDT

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    News item: Dorsey signs with Redskins: Dominique Dorsey, the CFL’s outstanding special-teams player last season, has signed a contract with the Washington Redskins. ‘Congratulations to Dominique on this well-deserved opportunity,’ Argos general manager Adam Rita said in a statement yesterday. ‘He is an amazing person and player who will truly be missed. Comment: I mentioned…

  10. Is Rock on shaky ground?

    Feb 7, 2009, 8:54 PM EDT

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    News item: Dorsey signs with Redskins: Dominique Dorsey, the CFL’s outstanding special-teams player last season, has signed a contract with the Washington Redskins. ‘Congratulations to Dominique on this well-deserved opportunity,’ Argos general manager Adam Rita said in a statement yesterday. ‘He is an amazing person and player who will truly be missed. Comment: I mentioned…

  11. Redskins sign special teams challengers

    Feb 5, 2009, 2:25 PM EDT

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    News Item: Washington Times – Redskins go for upgrade: “Looking to upgrade their special teams, the Washington Redskins signed kicker Dave Rayner, a veteran of five NFL teams, and kick returner Dominique Dorsey, the Canadian Football League’s top special teams player in 2008. Wednesday’s moves followed the January signings of former Chicago and Tennessee long…

  12. Redskins sign special teams challengers

    Feb 5, 2009, 10:25 AM EDT

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    News Item: Washington Times – Redskins go for upgrade: “Looking to upgrade their special teams, the Washington Redskins signed kicker Dave Rayner, a veteran of five NFL teams, and kick returner Dominique Dorsey, the Canadian Football League’s top special teams player in 2008. Wednesday’s moves followed the January signings of former Chicago and Tennessee long…

  13. Whisenhunt nearly was Super for Skins

    Feb 1, 2009, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Most of you reading this know that Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt once played for the Washington Redskins. He appeared in two games in 1990. He was very much in the team’s plans for 1991 but, as I found out while doing research for my book The Redskins Chronicle, the Skins faced a dilemma a…

  14. I was in a Super Bowl halftime show

    Feb 1, 2009, 8:12 PM EDT

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    Bruce Springsteen has nothing on me. Well, maybe he has a few things that I don’t like fame, talent, and a ton of money, but, like Bruce, I’ve been in a Super Bowl halftime show. This is a shot from the Rose Bowl in January of 1983. The Redskins were on their way to beating…

  15. Whisenhunt nearly was Super for Skins

    Feb 1, 2009, 4:55 PM EDT

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    Most of you reading this know that Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt once played for the Washington Redskins. He appeared in two games in 1990. He was very much in the team’s plans for 1991 but, as I found out while doing research for my book The Redskins Chronicle, the Skins faced a dilemma a…

  16. I was in a Super Bowl halftime show

    Feb 1, 2009, 4:12 PM EDT

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    Bruce Springsteen has nothing on me. Well, maybe he has a few things that I don’t like fame, talent, and a ton of money, but, like Bruce, I’ve been in a Super Bowl halftime show. This is a shot from the Rose Bowl in January of 1983. The Redskins were on their way to beating…

  17. A Grimm Outlook on Saturday?

    Jan 27, 2009, 1:25 PM EDT

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    A year ago this coming Saturday, Darrell Green was in Arizona in order to attend the announcement of the Class of 2009 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Art Monk didn’t go West with his former Washington Redskins teammate but there’s no doubt that he kept his cell phone on just in case his…

  18. A Grimm Outlook on Saturday?

    Jan 27, 2009, 9:25 AM EDT

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    A year ago this coming Saturday, Darrell Green was in Arizona in order to attend the announcement of the Class of 2009 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Art Monk didn’t go West with his former Washington Redskins teammate but there’s no doubt that he kept his cell phone on just in case his…

  19. Position Paper—Defensive Back

    Jan 16, 2009, 12:47 PM EDT

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    The next of an occasional series about what the Redskins might do and what they should do to address personnel issues. The defensive backfield was the strong suit of the Washington Redskins defense in 2008. For that matter, it probably was the strongest unit on the team. It would be great if the team could…

  20. Position Paper—Defensive Back

    Jan 16, 2009, 8:47 AM EDT

    The next of an occasional series about what the Redskins might do and what they should do to address personnel issues. The defensive backfield was the strong suit of the Washington Redskins defense in 2008. For that matter, it probably was the strongest unit on the team. It would be great if the team could…

  21. Moving Real Redskins Into Web 2.0

    Jan 13, 2009, 2:10 PM EDT

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    The post frequency has slowed down here lately. That’s because this blog is event driven and there haven’t been many events to drive it lately. That doesn’t mean, however, that your faithful blogger is slacking off. I’ve been up to a few things lately—adding features to this site, creating a couple of new sites, and…

  22. Coming Soon—My New Book

    Jan 13, 2009, 2:07 PM EDT

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    In 2002, I published The Redskins From A to Z, which had accounts of each game that the Washington Redskins played from when they moved to Washington in 1937 through the end of the 2001 season. The book was well received by members of the media, who used it as a reference tool, and by…

  23. Moving Real Redskins Into Web 2.0

    Jan 13, 2009, 10:10 AM EDT

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    The post frequency has slowed down here lately. That’s because this blog is event driven and there haven’t been many events to drive it lately. That doesn’t mean, however, that your faithful blogger is slacking off. I’ve been up to a few things lately—adding features to this site, creating a couple of new sites, and…

  24. Coming Soon—My New Book

    Jan 13, 2009, 10:07 AM EDT

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    In 2002, I published The Redskins From A to Z, which had accounts of each game that the Washington Redskins played from when they moved to Washington in 1937 through the end of the 2001 season. The book was well received by members of the media, who used it as a reference tool, and by…

  25. Redskins fans should root for Ravens

    Jan 7, 2009, 12:55 PM EDT

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    If fans of the Washington Redskins are looking for a rooting interest in the NFL playoffs, they should look about 32 miles to the north of FedEx Field to M&T Bank Stadium. They should think purple. Yes, Redskins fans should be rooting for the Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl. I know that the…

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