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Rich Tandler

  1. One Giants corner out, another questionable

    Sep 11, 2009, 2:43 PM EST

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    The New York Giants will be without one of their starting cornerbacks when they take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The Friday injury report has Aaron Ross listed as out of the game with a hamstring injury. One of the players who would face an increased role in the wake of Ross’ absence might…

  2. Bold Predictions: Redskins vs. Giants

    Sep 11, 2009, 5:00 AM EST

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    This one will not be for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach or the wobbly-kneed. Hide the women and children. Probably not a bad idea to put away small dogs, too. Multiple collisions resembling car wrecks—and I’m talking a pair of SUV’s here, not, say, a VW and a Prius—will be taking…

  3. Point-counter point: Redskins vs. Giants

    Sep 10, 2009, 8:26 PM EST

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    I invited my friend John Fennelly of, one of the most lively and active Giants blogs out there, to exchange out thoughts on the game. His thoughts are first, mine follow. I’ll be going with a full-blown bold prediction tomorrow but here is my trash-talking version for the benefit of the Giants fans on…

  4. Two Giants corners sidelined at practice

    Sep 10, 2009, 7:28 AM EST

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    The daily injury report looks pretty good for the Washington Redskins. For the New York Giants, not so much. Washington had two players, Carlos Rogers and Mike Williams, listed as being limited in practice. Rogers is nursing that calf injury he’s been dealing with since early in training camp and Williams has an ankle injury.…

  5. First look: Redskins vs. Giants

    Sep 9, 2009, 2:51 PM EST

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    NFL games are about matchups and the Washington Redskins have one that doesn’t work in their favor when they take on the Giants on Sunday. The Redskins’ weakest unit is their offensive line. New York is loaded with talent on its defensive line. Some mismatches spell trouble. This one potentially spells disaster. It did in…

  6. Ranking the Redskins 1-10

    Sep 8, 2009, 7:50 AM EST

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    Here’s my annual ranking of the front-line Redskins. There are 29 players in the rankings—the 22 regular position starters, a third wide receiver, a third-down back, punter, place kicker, long snapper, kickoff returner, and nickel back. Last week: #29 through #20 Yesterday, #20 through #11 Today, #1-#10 10. London Fletcher, MLB—He’s Greg Blache’s extension on…

  7. LB Darrel Young, WR Onrea Jones fill out practice squad

    Sep 7, 2009, 9:32 AM EST

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    Per Larry Weisman of the Redskins, linebacker Darrell Young, who was a rookie free agent in the Redskins’ camp, and wide receiver Onrea Jones. Jones has been with five teams, San Diego, Green Bay, Indianapolis, and Arizona.

  8. Ranking the Redskins 11-20

    Sep 7, 2009, 8:03 AM EST

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    Here’s my annual ranking of the front-line Redskins. There are 29 players in the rankings—the 22 regular position starters, a third wide receiver, a third-down back, punter, place kicker, long snapper, kickoff returner, and nickel back. Last week: #29 through #20 Today, #20 through #11: 20. Phillip Daniels, DE—Many figured he was done after missing…

  9. Five added to practice squad

    Sep 6, 2009, 3:39 PM EST

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    The following five players had been signed to the Redskins practice squad. S Lendy Holmes DE Rob Jackson WR Trent Shelton DE J.D. Skolnitsky FB Eddie Williams Notably absent from the list is quarterback Chase Daniel. There are three more spots to fill in. Update: Per Jason LaCanfora, Daniel has signed with the Saints practice…

  10. Getting to 10

    Sep 6, 2009, 11:23 AM EST

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    The magic number for the 2009 Washington Redskins is 10. That is the number of wins that will satisfy most fans, will almost assuredly keep Jim Zorn in the head coaching position, land Jason Campbell a new contract, and make almost everyone believe that the team is heading in the right direction. How can they…

  11. 53—The final breakdown

    Sep 5, 2009, 7:53 PM EST

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    QUARTERBACKS (2) Jason Campbell and Todd Collins. RUNNING BACKS (5) Marcus Mason, Clinton Portis, Rock Cartwright, Mike Sellers and Ladell Betts TIGHT ENDS (3) Chris Cooley, Fred Davis and Todd Yoder. RECEIVERS (5) Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly, Antwaan Randle El, Marko Mitchell and Santana Moss. OFFENSIVE LINE (10) D’Anthony Batiste (T), Chris Samuels (T), Casey…

  12. Live blog/chat–Cutdown day–starting now

    Sep 5, 2009, 5:23 PM EST

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    Thought I’d crank up a live blog about the final cuts since there seems to be quite a few folks hanging around here today. Just click the link below to join in. Click Here

  13. None of the above

    Sep 5, 2009, 2:01 PM EST

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    It appears that we have our answer to the Colt vs. Chase competition. None of the above. Daniel just confirmed via Twitter that he has been placed on waivers. According to that message, the team told him that they would like him to be on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

  14. More ticket rage

    Sep 4, 2009, 8:13 AM EST

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    First, I apologize for it taking some time for me to get some of the comments from the initial piece about the Redskins ticket issues posted. I’m on the road and I just can’t get to them as fast as I’d like. The need for me to approve comments pertains to just the initial comment…

  15. Ticket rage

    Sep 2, 2009, 6:27 PM EST

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    The Washington Post obviously is very anxious to create a buzz about their multi-part series about issues within the Redskins ticket office. When I awoke this morning there I had an email in my box giving the outline of the initial installment of the series and a link to the story. In the first few…

  16. WPC: Colt vs. Chase is a fumdamental choice

    Sep 2, 2009, 12:18 PM EST

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    Go take a look at my new posting on the third QB battle (is there any other NFL city where that’s a big deal?). To me, the answer is simple: Colt vs. Chase is a fundamental decision

  17. Ranking the Redskins 21-29

    Sep 2, 2009, 9:00 AM EST

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    Here’s my annual ranking of the front-line Redskins. There are 29 players in the rankings—the 22 regular position starters, a third wide receiver, a third-down back, punter, place kicker, long snapper, kickoff returner, and nickel back. Today, #21 through #29: 29. Shaun Suisham, K—This seemed like a good place to start since he was statistically…

  18. Has Mason already made it?

    Aug 30, 2009, 6:22 PM EST

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    Did a slip on the tongue on the part of Sherman Smith tip off a key roster decision? Jason Reid Barry Svrluga recounted a conversation with Smith, the Washington Redskins offensive coordinator, in his Redskins Insider blog. The subject was Clinton Portis and his relative lack of production in the preseason. Here is what Smith…

  19. Good news for Mason-ites?

    Aug 30, 2009, 5:34 PM EST

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    The first round of cuts generally are insignificant. I’m not exactly sure why the NFL has teams trim about 6% of the roster on one day and then the remaining 34% necessary to get to the limit four days later. The release of Alfred Fincher, however, was a mild surprise and it lines up some…

  20. Redskins trim 5

    Aug 30, 2009, 1:40 PM EST

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    The Redskins have released five players ahead of Tuesday’s deadline: LB Alfred Fincher OL Devin Clark DB Michael Grant DE Michael Marquardt WR Marques Hagans

  21. Blache, Matich clash

    Aug 30, 2009, 11:14 AM EST

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    If you didn’t stick around for the post game show on Comcast you missed some good TV. The following exchange took place between Greg Blache and former Redskin Trevor Matich. The former was just outside of the Redskins locker room doing his regular, paid (this fact is important to the story) interview with Comcast’s Kelly…

  22. Who can be on the Practice Squad?

    Aug 30, 2009, 4:59 AM EST

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    During the live blog last night we got to discussing the practice squad and who could be on it and who couldn’t. I found my PDF of the NFL collective bargaining agreement and found the rules on page 171. Here are the eligibility requirements for players to be on the Practice Squad:

  23. Nothing new from Campbell—consistency the key

    Aug 29, 2009, 1:08 PM EST

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    So far, so good. The Washington Redskins’ starting offense has gone from totally unproductive against the Ravens to showing signs of competence vs. the Steelers to resembling an actual NFL offense last night with the Patriots in town. Progress is what you’re looking for and that’s what we’ve seen. Jason Campbell demonstrated that he can…

  24. Live Blog Redskins vs. Patriots

    Aug 28, 2009, 7:22 PM EST

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    OK, folks, we’ll get rolling at about 7:30 with kickoff at 8:00 (or so, I’m sure that there will be some pregame on CBS). Just click the link below and the window will pop up for you to join in. Click Here for the Live Blog

  25. Behind Enemy Lines: The Patriots

    Aug 28, 2009, 5:00 AM EST

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    I received an invitation from Bruce Allen of, an outstanding independent blog covering New England, to exchange a few questions about the respective teams that we cover. I was happy to oblige. Here are Bruce’s answers to my queries about the Pats. As soon as I get it I will post a link to… Archives

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