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Rich Tandler

  1. Live Blog—This one counts (well, sorta)

    Aug 27, 2009, 8:37 PM EST

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    Drop by here on Friday for a live blog of the Redskins-Patriots preseason game. We’ll get going at about 7:30 with kickoff at 8:00. This game is on national TV, check the listings for your local CBS outlet. It won’t be on Comcast but they will carry their usual pre- and post-game shows. Week three,…

  2. 53.1—Defense and specialists

    Aug 26, 2009, 9:05 AM EST

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    Halfway through the preseason schedule I’m taking a look at the predictions I made for the final 53-man roster just before training camp started. The players listed are the original picks to make it with discussion and revisions underneath. Yesterday, the offense. Today, the defense. Defensive Backs—On the roster (9): DeAngelo Hall, Carlos Rogers, Fred…

  3. 53.1—The Offense

    Aug 25, 2009, 8:53 AM EST

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    Here is a look at the roster projections I made before training camp and how they stand up midway through the preseason schedule. Today, the offense: Tight Ends—On the roster (3): Chris Cooley, Fred Davis, Todd Yoder. First off: Robert Agnone No changes here, Agnone has displayed some flashes of talent but even a practice…

  4. Listen to Chase

    Aug 23, 2009, 8:21 PM EST

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    I’m lifting the following as is from Matt Terl’s Official Redskins Blog. I had asked Chase Daniel if his performance tonight had started to answer some of the questions about his ability to transition to the NFL game. It was clearly not the first question along those lines that Daniel had answered tonight, and his…

  5. Skins-Steelers: No reason to get wee-weed up

    Aug 23, 2009, 5:14 PM EST

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    There’s no reason to get, in the words of our President, all wee-weed up over Jason Campbell going one for seven for 10 yards passing. I hate to break this to you but there will be a few games this season that he goes one for seven in the first few series. He then will…

  6. Live Blog Redskins vs. Steelers

    Aug 22, 2009, 6:40 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…

  7. Don't forget–Live Blog tonight @ 7:00

    Aug 22, 2009, 2:25 PM EST

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    Just a reminder to drop by here for the live blog of the Redskins vs. the Steelers. We’ll get things going at about 7:00 and kickoff is at 7:15. See you then!

  8. Campbell likely to remain a Redskin thorough 2010

    Aug 21, 2009, 11:14 AM EST

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    Jason Campbell may not have the opportunity to bolt from the Redskins should he have a big 2009 season after all. The fact that Campbell’s contract runs out after this year is one of the story lines that has wound its way through the offseason and right up until now. This would set up a…

  9. Live blog Redskins vs. Steelers Saturday night

    Aug 21, 2009, 9:00 AM EST

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    Drop by here on Saturday for a live blog of the Redskins-Steelers preseason game. We’ll get going at about 7:00 with kickoff at 7:30. The game is available on multiple outlets. It’s Comcast in HD and check your listings throughout the D. C. area, Virginia and Maryland. If you’re outside of the Redskins broadcast area,…

  10. Flashback Friday: Skins clinch in Three Rivers 11.19.91

    Aug 21, 2009, 5:00 AM EST

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    The 1991 Redskins were one of the best teams in NFL history. One of their benchmarks of excellence was their 11-0 start. The last of those 11 consecutive victories came at Three Rivers Stadium. The Redskins dominated and, in the process, clinched a playoff spot well before Thanksgiving. From the pages of The Redskins Chronicle:…

  11. On Another FedEx invasion?

    Aug 19, 2009, 11:05 AM EST

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    It was an embarrassment; on Monday night football, FedEx Field with thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of Steelers fans whooping it up and making life difficult for the home team. On Saturday the Steelers come to FedEx again. Will we see another Steeler Nation invasion? On Will we see a repeat of Black Monday?

  12. It’s Kelly’s turn

    Aug 18, 2009, 8:23 AM EST

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    Last week it was second-year cornerback Justin Tryon in the spotlight. All week long he received praise and there were indications that he would at least justify his fourth-round selection if not start to look like an outright steal. Then, on Thursday, they had to call the Baltimore City Fire Department to put out the…

  13. Darrell Green in golf tourney in Richmond

    Aug 17, 2009, 3:21 PM EST

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    A public service announcement here about what promises to be a very memorable day for a very good cause. Even if you’re not in the immediate Richmond area it will be worth the drive! Attention all Redskin golfers and hackers! Darrell Green, former Redskin great and Hall of Famer will be the special guest player…

  14. Tryon channeling his inner Ade

    Aug 17, 2009, 7:28 AM EST

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    There was a series of insurance commercials a while back that had the theme “life comes at you fast.” In the space of a 30-second spot, someone would go from seeming to be on top of the world to having very serious problems. Life came at Justin Tryon fast on Thursday night. In training camp…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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:

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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

  25. 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… Archives

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