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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Redskins fans should root for Ravens

    Jan 7, 2009, 8:55 AM EDT

    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…

  13. Position Paper: Running Back

    Jan 5, 2009, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The first of an occasional series about what the Redskins might do and what they should do to address personnel issues. The Redskins were #8 in the NFL in rushing yardage in 2008. Clearly that was the strength of the offense as the passing game ranked #23. And the strength of the running game was…

  14. Position Paper: Running Back

    Jan 5, 2009, 8:30 AM EDT

    The first of an occasional series about what the Redskins might do and what they should do to address personnel issues. The Redskins were #8 in the NFL in rushing yardage in 2008. Clearly that was the strength of the offense as the passing game ranked #23. And the strength of the running game was…

  15. Change in the air?

    Dec 31, 2008, 2:12 PM EDT

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    There was a lot of talk of change in the air at Redskins Park over the last few days. At his season-wrap up presser, Jim Zorn indicated that there would be changes. But he also said that there wasn’t much of anything that he wanted to change. He likes his quarterback, his offense, his job…

  16. Change in the air?

    Dec 31, 2008, 10:12 AM EDT

    There was a lot of talk of change in the air at Redskins Park over the last few days. At his season-wrap up presser, Jim Zorn indicated that there would be changes. But he also said that there wasn’t much of anything that he wanted to change. He likes his quarterback, his offense, his job…

  17. Zorn’s strategic error costs Skins

    Dec 29, 2008, 1:31 AM EDT

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    There really isn’t a whole lot to break down about today’s game. The teams traded hot streaks for 55 minutes and then they exchanged scores at the end. It’s the Niners’ last score, the game-winning field goal, that is the focus here. San Francisco never should have had a chance to try it, or at…

  18. Zorn’s strategic error costs Skins

    Dec 28, 2008, 9:31 PM EDT

    There really isn’t a whole lot to break down about today’s game. The teams traded hot streaks for 55 minutes and then they exchanged scores at the end. It’s the Niners’ last score, the game-winning field goal, that is the focus here. San Francisco never should have had a chance to try it, or at…

  19. Redskins vs. 49ers Live Blog

    Dec 28, 2008, 8:35 PM EDT

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    You know the drill by now. We’ll get started at about 4:00.

  20. Redskins vs. 49ers Live Blog

    Dec 28, 2008, 4:35 PM EDT

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    You know the drill by now. We’ll get started at about 4:00.

  21. Redskins vs. Niners live blog on Sunday

    Dec 27, 2008, 1:33 PM EDT

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    It’s the last game of the year and it means nothing as far as the playoffs go, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a lot of fun. Join me right here for the Real Redskins live blog of the Skins vs. the 49ers. It’s a 4:15 kickoff and other commitments will make it difficult…

  22. Redskins vs. Niners live blog on Sunday

    Dec 27, 2008, 9:33 AM EDT

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    It’s the last game of the year and it means nothing as far as the playoffs go, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be a lot of fun. Join me right here for the Real Redskins live blog of the Skins vs. the 49ers. It’s a 4:15 kickoff and other commitments will make it difficult…

  23. Redskins Eagles After Further Review

    Dec 23, 2008, 1:53 AM EDT

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    Had the Washington Redskins managed to beat the Cincinnati Bengals last week or the St. Louis Rams in mid-October, yesterday’s 10-3 win over the Eagles would have been a landmark game with a legendary finish. It would have propelled them into a position to snag a spot in the playoffs by beating the 49ers next…

  24. Redskins Eagles After Further Review

    Dec 22, 2008, 9:53 PM EDT

    Had the Washington Redskins managed to beat the Cincinnati Bengals last week or the St. Louis Rams in mid-October, yesterday’s 10-3 win over the Eagles would have been a landmark game with a legendary finish. It would have propelled them into a position to snag a spot in the playoffs by beating the 49ers next…

  25. Redskins Eagles 4th quarter

    Dec 22, 2008, 12:16 AM EDT

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    14:06—Moss deep on the punt. A nice return but a pair of flags on the field will call it back. Still, OK field position at their own 30 for the Redskins. 12:56—Once again, Campbell shows his fancy footwork, picking up 19 on a scramble on third and 12. A three and out is averted and…

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