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  1. Need to Know: Already a winner in Redskins’ competition at left guard?

    Oct 1, 2015, 5:25 AM EST

    Long-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 1, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Read and react Some quotes from Jay Gruden and Kirk Cousins with my reaction to them. Gruden on the situation at left guard: “We’re going to let them compete this week, let them…

  2. The state of the Redskins, Week 4

    Sep 30, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

    Gruden-vs-Dolphins

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 3 of the NFL season. Record: 1-2, T-2nd in NFC East vs. NFC East: 0-1 vs. NFC: 1-1 vs. AFC: 0-1 Home: 1-1 Away: 0-1 Key numbers changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 371.7 (12th) Defense (yards/game): 277.3 (2nd) Passer rating offense: 81.3 (22nd) Opp passer rating: 96.3…

  3. Need to Know: Plenty of variables in Redskins QB situation

    Sep 30, 2015, 5:21 AM EST

    Cousins-RG3-RVA

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 230, four days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Question of the day @Rich_TandlerCSN Will RGIII start for the Redskins this season if Cousins continues to play poorly #NTK — Fim Oshin (@TheRealOshin97_) September 29, 2015 There are a lot of variables in the…

  4. Need to Know: Another special teams challenge on tap for the Redskins

    Sep 29, 2015, 5:15 AM EST

    Sproles-vs-Jets

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 29, five days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Eagles QB battle less than thrilling—For one of the few times this year the Redskins could field the better quarterback in a game. Kirk Cousins isn’t exactly tearing up…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins’ Jordan Reed off to a hot start

    Sep 28, 2015, 5:19 AM EST

    Jordan-Reed-vs-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 28, six days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Jordan Reed off to a hot start The Redskins are getting what they need out of Jordan Reed. Going into yesterday’s games, the third-year tight end led the NFL with 14 receptions for first downs…

  6. Need to Know: Five areas where the Redskins have improved this season

    Sep 27, 2015, 5:04 AM EST

    Garcon-vs.-Dolphins

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 27, seven days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Five areas where the Redskins have improved this season The Redskins are 1-2 and what they have done wrong has been discussed and rehashed in great detail. But they have been doing some things right and…

  7. Need to Know: ‘This is who Cousins is’

    Sep 26, 2015, 5:52 AM EST

    Cousins-passing-vs.-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 26, eight days before the Redskins host the Eagles. This is who Kirk Cousins is After Kirk Cousins’ rocky game against the Giants, Marshall Faulk of NFL Network said the following: “Who we saw tonight, that’s who Kirk Cousins is. For throwing the ball…

  8. Need to Know: Redskins’ sizzling rushing game fizzles vs. Giants

    Sep 25, 2015, 6:51 AM EST

    Matt Jones vs. NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 25, nine days before the Redskins host the Eagles. Notes and numbers from Giants 32, Redskins 21 —After rushing for 343 yards in two games, the Redskins couldn’t get it going on the ground. They gained just 88 yards on 20 carries, a 4.4…

  9. Need to Know: Can the Redskins put together a winning effort against the Giants?

    Sep 24, 2015, 5:15 AM EST

    Kerrigan-Eli-Manning

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 24, the day the Redskins travel to play the Giants. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants —The Redskins likely will keep Chris Culliver on Odell Beckham Jr., although they could line up DeAngelo Hall or Bashaud Breeland, too against the sensational second-year receiver as…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins RB Jones shows impressive speed

    Sep 23, 2015, 5:12 AM EST

    Matt-Jones-TD-vs.-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 23, one day before the Redskins travel to play the Giants. Jones shows surprising speed Like many people, I was pretty surprised in the first quarter of the Redskins’ game against the Rams when Matt Jones took a handoff from Kirk Cousins, headed down…

  11. The Redskins’ incredible shrinking draft classes

    Sep 22, 2015, 9:58 AM EST

    Amerson-vs.-Rams

    The release of David Amerson on Monday further thinned the ranks of players the Redskins drafted who are still making an impact on the team. The team took the cornerback in the second round in 2013. Now, after just two seasons, there are just two players left from the seven that Mike Shanahan drafted that…

  12. Need to Know: Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants

    Sep 22, 2015, 5:03 AM EST

    Breeland-vs.-Beckham

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 22, two days before the Redskins travel to play the Giants. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants Actually, these are not really early because the game is in two days. But here we go anyway: —The Redskins get no break when it comes…

  13. Can the Redskins contend for the NFC East title?

    Sep 21, 2015, 8:27 AM EST

    Jones-Cousins-vs.-Rams

    Can the Redskins contend for the NFC East title? We’re just two games into the season and there is a long, long way to go. But, at this moment, things are shaping up nicely for Washington. Consider the following: —The Cowboys, the defending division champs and current leaders at 2-0, will play for at least…

  14. Need to Know: The Redskins are controlling the clock

    Sep 21, 2015, 5:14 AM EST

    Matt-Jones-vs.-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 21, three days before the Redskins travel to East Rutherford, New Jersey to play the Giants. Redskins vs. Rams news, notes, and numbers —The Redskins rushed for 182 yards against the Rams, following up gaining 161 on the ground last week against the Dolphins.…

  15. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams

    Sep 20, 2015, 6:17 AM EST

    Hatcher-vs.-dolphins

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 40, the day the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams —Although Jordan Reed is listed as questionable, technically meaning that there is a 50-50 chance that he will play, I would say there is an 80…

  16. With Jackson out, Redskins will need to rely on Garçon

    Sep 19, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

    Garcon-vs-Dolphins

    One of the questions floating around Redskins Park this week is how the Redskins are going to move the ball with DeSean Jackson sidelined with a hamstring injury. Who will replace Jackson? How will they get any offense going without a receiver who can stretch the field? The short answers are that nobody can take…

  17. Need to Know: Redskins need to make hay while the sun is shining

    Sep 19, 2015, 5:12 AM EST

    Gruden-vs-Dolphins

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 19, one day before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Redskins need to take advantage of early schedule Yesterday in the game prediction post I looked at some of the opportunities that the Redskins failed to capitalize on against the Dolphins—dropped interceptions,…

  18. Prediction: Strange things happen when Redskins, Rams meet

    Sep 18, 2015, 2:23 PM EST

    McCoy-sacked-vs.-Rams

    Over the last decade or so, strange things tend to happen when the Redskins play the Rams. In 2008, guard Pete Kendall caught a Jason Campbell pass that had been batted in the air. He fumbled and future Redskins safety O. J. Atogwe scooped up the ball and went 75 yards for a touchdown. That…

  19. Need to Know: Gruden says last year’s Rams game will not be motivation for Redskins

    Sep 18, 2015, 5:13 AM EST

    McCoy-sacked-vs.-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 18, two days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Redskins podium: Read and react Here are some quotes from Jay Gruden and Joe Barry followed by some comments on them: Gruden on if the Redskins 24-0 loss to the Rams last…

  20. Need to Know: Five Redskins who are under the gun on Sunday

    Sep 17, 2015, 5:11 AM EST

    Brandon-Scherff-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 17, three days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Five Redskins who are under the gun on Sunday QB Kirk Cousins—He probably has a longer leash than most people think he does. But it’s not unlimited and at some point he…

  21. What to watch for: Redskins turn to short passing game instead of runs

    Sep 16, 2015, 1:01 PM EST

    Cousins-vs.-Dolphins-2

    The Redskins ran the ball 37 times against the Dolphins, the most they had run the ball during a competitive game during the Jay Gruden era (they did run 42 times during the blowout of the Jaguars in Week 2 last year). But only 11 of those rushing attempts came in the second half with…

  22. Need to Know: First thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams

    Sep 16, 2015, 5:41 AM EST

    Tavon-Austin-vs.-SEA

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 16, four days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Rams —I’m not about to break out the “must win” label here but this is an important game for the Redskins. A loss puts them at…

  23. The Redskins could have an advantage with a less ‘accurate’ kicker

    Sep 15, 2015, 9:01 AM EST

    Hopkins-with-Saints

    Why would the Redskins cut an accurate field goal kicker like Kai Forbath? It could not have been an easy call for Jay Gruden and Scot McCloughan to make. The 2015 Redskins are likely to be in a lot of close games and Forbath has come through for Gruden. Last year, three of the team’s…

  24. Need to Know: Grading Kirk Cousins

    Sep 15, 2015, 5:23 AM EST

    Cousins-vs-Dolphins

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 15, five days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. One last look at Redskins vs. Dolphins —Grading Kirk Cousins seemed to be a popular meme on the web and talk radio. I’ll go with a C+ for him. He moved the…

  25. Welcome to football, 2015 Redskins style

    Sep 14, 2015, 11:24 AM EST

    Riley-tackle-vs.-Dolphins

    If the Redskins play 15 more games like the one they played on Sunday against the Dolphins, much of what Scot McCloughan set out to accomplish since he got put in charge of rebuilding the team back in January will be in place. McCloughan wanted to the offense to emphasize the running game. Against Miami…

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