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Rich Tandler

  1. Looking for meaning

    Dec 26, 2005, 8:44 PM EST

    Looking for meaning During a TV interview following the Redskins’ win over the Giants, Gregg Williams was informed that the Cowboys had come back to win their game against Carolina. That meant that the Redskins wouldn’t be able to have a playoff spot wrapped up until next week. “I like the fact that we have…

  2. Game Blog Giants at Redskins

    Dec 25, 2005, 2:37 AM EST

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    First QuarterIf the first series is any indication, the Giants will be throwing on early downs to give Eli Manning some time to throw. It almost worked, but Plaxico Burress dropped his first-down bomb.Somebody on the Redskins must have tipped the referees off about defensive holding on their running plays. Dallas got called for it…

  3. Game Blog Giants at Redskins

    Dec 24, 2005, 10:37 PM EST

    First QuarterIf the first series is any indication, the Giants will be throwing on early downs to give Eli Manning some time to throw. It almost worked, but Plaxico Burress dropped his first-down bomb. Somebody on the Redskins must have tipped the referees off about defensive holding on their running plays. Dallas got called for…

  4. Bold Predictions: Talkin' Tiki

    Dec 23, 2005, 1:07 PM EST

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    Speaking of an upcoming Super Bowl, iconoclastic Dallas running back Duane Thomas once said, “If it’s the biggest game of all time, why are they going to play another one next year?”A similar question could be asked this week. If last week’s game against Dallas was the biggest ever at FedEx Field, what do you…

  5. Bold Predictions: Talkin’ Tiki

    Dec 23, 2005, 9:07 AM EST

    Speaking of an upcoming Super Bowl, iconoclastic Dallas running back Duane Thomas once said, “If it’s the biggest game of all time, why are they going to play another one next year?” A similar question could be asked this week. If last week’s game against Dallas was the biggest ever at FedEx Field, what do…

  6. Redskins Playing Football Gibbs' Way

    Dec 22, 2005, 12:11 PM EST

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    As I was watching the game on Tivo the other night, that play reminded me of something I’d seen a long time ago. So, tonight I pulled out my bootleg DVD copy of the 1982 NFC championship game. On the Redskins first offensive play, John Riggins took a handoff and headed towards a similar moving…

  7. An Amazing Stat

    Dec 22, 2005, 12:09 PM EST

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    An Amazing StatThe Redskins are coming into a situation identical to one following a Monday night game. They will have a short week to prepare as played on Sunday and the Giants will have the normal full week having played on Saturday. Joe Gibbs has mentioned that more than a couple of times, starting minutes…

  8. Redskins Playing Football Gibbs’ Way

    Dec 22, 2005, 8:11 AM EST

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    As I was watching the game on Tivo the other night, that play reminded me of something I’d seen a long time ago. So, tonight I pulled out my bootleg DVD copy of the 1982 NFC championship game. On the Redskins first offensive play, John Riggins took a handoff and headed towards a similar moving…

  9. An Amazing Stat

    Dec 22, 2005, 8:09 AM EST

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    An Amazing Stat The Redskins are coming into a situation identical to one following a Monday night game. They will have a short week to prepare as played on Sunday and the Giants will have the normal full week having played on Saturday. Joe Gibbs has mentioned that more than a couple of times, starting…

  10. Quick Thrill or the Start of Something Big?

    Dec 20, 2005, 2:39 AM EST

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    You can reach Rich Tandler by email at rtandler@comcast.net Actually, it looks better when it’s served over Tuna: Right now, still in the glow of spending three hours plusof being the Dallas Cowboys’ daddy, it is a great win. And there is not a chanceit will ever be anything less than that. It was the…

  11. Quick Thrill or the Start of Something Big?

    Dec 19, 2005, 10:39 PM EST

    You can reach Rich Tandler by email at rtandler@comcast.net Actually, it looks better when it’s served over Tuna: Right now, still in the glow of spending three hours plusof being the Dallas Cowboys’ daddy, it is a great win. And there is not a chanceit will ever be anything less than that. It was the…

  12. Three and Out

    Dec 18, 2005, 2:40 PM EST

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    The three biggest factors in Sunday’s game:You can reach Rich Tandler by email at WarpathInsiders@comcast.net Ball control—The Cowboys lead the NFL in average time of possession. If they have a considerable edge there on Sunday it will be very difficult for Washington to win. Defensively for the Redskins, preventing third down conversions will be critical.…

  13. Three and Out

    Dec 18, 2005, 10:40 AM EST

    The three biggest factors in Sunday’s game: You can reach Rich Tandler by email at WarpathInsiders@comcast.net Ball control—The Cowboys lead the NFL in average time of possession. If they have a considerable edge there on Sunday it will be very difficult for Washington to win. Defensively for the Redskins, preventing third down conversions will be…

  14. Bold Predictions, Part 2: Ground Game

    Dec 16, 2005, 12:49 PM EST

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    The two teams have had very similar seasons. Of the 12 games they each have played so far, not counting the one against each other, nine have been against common opponents. The comparative results are muddled. The Redskins got bombed by the Giants, the Cowboys split with them, Washington beat Philly, Dallas swept the Eagles…

  15. Bold Predictions, Part 2: Ground Game

    Dec 16, 2005, 8:49 AM EST

    The two teams have had very similar seasons. Of the 12 games they each have played so far, not counting the one against each other, nine have been against common opponents. The comparative results are muddled. The Redskins got bombed by the Giants, the Cowboys split with them, Washington beat Philly, Dallas swept the Eagles…

  16. Bold Predictions Part 1: Myth Busting

    Dec 16, 2005, 12:17 AM EST

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    Bold Predictions, Part 1: Myth BustingThere are a lot of myths floating around out there surrounding Sunday’s game. Since you can only break down a game if you’re looking at the facts, not at popular misconceptions, here are a few of those myths and where they fall apart:Myth #1: The Cowboys dominated for the first…

  17. Bold Predictions Part 1: Myth Busting

    Dec 15, 2005, 8:17 PM EST

    Bold Predictions, Part 1: Myth Busting There are a lot of myths floating around out there surrounding Sunday’s game. Since you can only break down a game if you’re looking at the facts, not at popular misconceptions, here are a few of those myths and where they fall apart: Myth #1: The Cowboys dominated for…

  18. Playoff Picture 12.13.05–First-Round Bye?

    Dec 13, 2005, 12:22 PM EST

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    Other than the most important result, their own win in Arizona, not much went right for the Redskins this weekend in their hunt to make the playoffs. The three teams immediately in front of them in the NFC standings–Dallas, Minnesota, and Atlanta—all won.  The chances of Washington getting in with nine wins, as outlined here…

  19. Playoff Picture 12.13.05–First-Round Bye?

    Dec 13, 2005, 8:22 AM EST

    Other than the most important result, their own win in Arizona, not much went right for the Redskins this weekend in their hunt to make the playoffs. The three teams immediately in front of them in the NFC standings–Dallas, Minnesota, and Atlanta—all won.  The chances of Washington getting in with nine wins, as outlined here…

  20. Game Blog Fourth Quarter

    Dec 12, 2005, 12:10 AM EST

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    Fourth QuarterGood punt by Frost; in that three-game losing streak he had a tendency to get off a weak one under such circumstances.That was great timing for the first three and out of the game by the Cardinals, and they looked bad doing it. We’ll see if the commitment to the run shown on that…

  21. Game Blog Third Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 11:26 PM EST

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    Third QuarterA fifteen-yard penalty before even taking the field for the second half? Did I mention that I hate games in Arizona?I’m typing this prior to the replay review, so I’m assuming that it’s a TD as it looks like Portis got the ball over before stepping out, but here goes. That was the perfect…

  22. Game Blog Second Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 10:38 PM EST

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    Second QuarterCarlos Rogers pursues the run very well. It looked like J. J. Arrington had some running room on that pitch play, but Rogers closed in a hurry and made the tackle for a loss.Very good responding drive by Warner and the Cardinals. They got some ground game going and protected Warner better, giving him…

  23. Game Blog First Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 9:46 PM EST

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    I hate games in Arizona. Let me get that out of the way before kickoff.Huh? What was the penalty on that first play? Can’t be sure if the sack counted or not or if the play would have stood if the Redskins had recovered the fumble. It’s not quite like a game at FedEx, but…

  24. Game Blog Fourth Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 8:10 PM EST

    Fourth Quarter Good punt by Frost; in that three-game losing streak he had a tendency to get off a weak one under such circumstances. That was great timing for the first three and out of the game by the Cardinals, and they looked bad doing it. We’ll see if the commitment to the run shown…

  25. Game Blog Third Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 7:26 PM EST

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    Third Quarter A fifteen-yard penalty before even taking the field for the second half? Did I mention that I hate games in Arizona? I’m typing this prior to the replay review, so I’m assuming that it’s a TD as it looks like Portis got the ball over before stepping out, but here goes. That was…

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