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  1. Gibbs: If You Make Plays, You'll Play

    Nov 18, 2004, 6:44 PM EDT

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    Rich Tandler is the author of Gut Check, The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs’ Washington Redskins. Get details and order at http://GutCheckBook.com Said Joe Gibbs of Darnerien McCants in today’s Post I think he is a playmaker. He’s a big guy with really good hands and I think deceptively on deep balls he’s very…

  2. Gibbs: If You Make Plays, You’ll Play

    Nov 18, 2004, 6:44 PM EDT

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    Rich Tandler is the author of Gut Check, The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs’ Washington Redskins. Get details and order at http://GutCheckBook.com Said Joe Gibbs of Darnerien McCants in today’s Post I think he is a playmaker. He’s a big guy with really good hands and I think deceptively on deep balls he’s very…

  3. It Doesn't Add Up

    Nov 18, 2004, 2:42 AM EDT

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    In Paul Woody’s article in Wednesday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch, he had this rather peculiar entry At the end of the 2001 season, the Redskins were closing in on an 8-8 record, had millions in salary-cap space for 2002 and the name they had on their drawing board at quarterback, according to an NFL source, was an…

  4. It Doesn’t Add Up

    Nov 18, 2004, 2:42 AM EDT

    In Paul Woody’s article in Wednesday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch, he had this rather peculiar entry At the end of the 2001 season, the Redskins were closing in on an 8-8 record, had millions in salary-cap space for 2002 and the name they had on their drawing board at quarterback, according to an NFL source, was an…

  5. I Don't Get It

    Nov 18, 2004, 12:05 AM EDT

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    I guess it’s kind of dumb to be dismissive of the opinions of someone like Pete Prisco of CBS Sportsline.com and then continue to comment on them, but I must. Prisco was on the Sports Bash with Eric Kuselias (an excellent show, by the way; EK is an top-notch host). Kuselias asked him who was…

  6. I Don’t Get It

    Nov 18, 2004, 12:05 AM EDT

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    I guess it’s kind of dumb to be dismissive of the opinions of someone like Pete Prisco of CBS Sportsline.com and then continue to comment on them, but I must. Prisco was on the Sports Bash with Eric Kuselias (an excellent show, by the way; EK is an top-notch host). Kuselias asked him who was…

  7. A Sight to Get Used To

    Nov 17, 2004, 6:02 PM EDT

    Rich Tandler is the author of Gut Check, The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs’ Washington Redskins. Get details and order at http://GutCheckBook.com You had better get used to the sight of Patrick Ramsey as the Redskins quarterback. Good, bad, or indifferent, the team just might well be stuck with him. This isn’t a seven-game…

  8. Dumb and Smarter

    Nov 17, 2004, 12:28 AM EDT

    In an SI.com article: Don Banks is an idiot and makes perfect sense in the same sentence. If Gibbs comes back for another fun-filled year in Washington — and after the mini-drama that was the Spurrier denouement, I don’t think anything’s a lock — I’d be willing to bet that he requires further assistance on…

  9. A Slap in the Face

    Nov 16, 2004, 12:19 AM EDT

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    I didn’t have a chance to do any quick hits on this game, but I was thinking that exact same thing that Michael Wilbon was during this moment that he talked about in his Monday column.: Here’s all you need to know about the Redskins quarterback situation: With six minutes to play in the third…

  10. It's Official

    Nov 15, 2004, 11:55 PM EDT

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    It’s Official: It’s time for a quarterback switch for the Washington Redskins. After weeks of lackluster play by starter Mark Brunell, Head Coach Joe Gibbs has decided to go with Patrick Ramsey for this Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

  11. It’s Official

    Nov 15, 2004, 11:55 PM EDT

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    It’s Official: It’s time for a quarterback switch for the Washington Redskins. After weeks of lackluster play by starter Mark Brunell, Head Coach Joe Gibbs has decided to go with Patrick Ramsey for this Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

  12. 1,000 Snaps

    Nov 15, 2004, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Rich Tandler is the author of Gut Check, The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs’ Washington Redskins. Get details and order at http://GutCheckBook.com So what’s wrong with the Redskins? Continuity or, more specifically, the lack thereof. I’m sure that most of you reading this are well aware of the revolving door of head coaches, coordinators,…

  13. Bengals Predictions Analysis

    Nov 15, 2004, 9:44 PM EDT

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    I was going to just put up an empty bucket as I was way off on this game and not spend much time on it, but I promised a couple of Bengals fans who wrote that I would eat my full serving of crow. None of my predictions won any buckets, so I won’t post…

  14. Sloppy

    Nov 15, 2004, 7:48 PM EDT

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    It’s possible that I’m being overly critical here, but the Redskins’ huddles are awfully sloppy. Some guys have their hands on their knees, some are kind of standing sideways leaning into the huddle. There’s no sharp break and they just kind of individually wander up to the line. Maybe it’s high school stuff, but a…

  15. Astronomical?

    Nov 15, 2004, 7:09 PM EDT

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    From Thomas Boswell’s column today: Seldom have astronomical expectations, which were certainly too high, been replaced so suddenly with the possibility of stunning failure. . .Still, (Gibbs) and his staff, as well as Redskins ownership, to say nothing of the team’s famously fanatical fans, have to be stunned to the point of shock by what…

  16. Redskins vs. Bengals Bold Predictions

    Nov 13, 2004, 2:28 PM EDT

    Rich Tandler is the author of Gut Check, The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs’ Washington Redskins. Get details and order at http://GutCheckBook.com These two teams aren’t exactly familiar foes. The last time they played, in 1991, Joe Gibbs was the coach of the Super Bowl-bound Redskins and Washington won 34-27 at Riverfront Stadium. Since…

  17. Just Shut Up

    Nov 13, 2004, 1:59 AM EDT

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    Rich Tandler is the author of Gut Check, The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs’ Washington Redskins. Get details and order at http://GutCheckBook.com There was a time, not too long ago, when a comment such as this one made by Pete Prisco of CBS Sportsline in his mid-season evaluations would have really made me mad:…

  18. A Six-Tool Team

    Nov 13, 2004, 12:53 AM EDT

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    If you break it down on a broad, somewhat superficial level, there are seven areas in which a football team must perform. They are: Cover kicks Return kicks Convert Field goals Defend the run Defend the pass Run Pass The Redskins are around the middle of the NFL pack in the three special teams, not…

  19. Oops, Forgot One

    Nov 11, 2004, 2:07 AM EDT

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    In listing the Redskins that I cast my Pro Bowl votes for, I negleted to talk about Marcus Washington. The trademark of this defense so far has been flying to the football and number 53 is usually among the first jersies you’ll see meeting at the ball carrier. His chances of getting to Hawaii would…

  20. Pro Bowl Voting

    Nov 10, 2004, 2:46 AM EDT

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    Rich Tandler is the author of Gut Check, The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs’ Washington Redskins. Get details and order at http://GutCheckBook.com This evening, I filled out my ballot for the Pro Bowl online at http://nfl.com.probowl. I did so with considerably less of a feeling of awe and responsibility than I had when I…

  21. Portis

    Nov 9, 2004, 1:32 AM EDT

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    Rich Tandler is the author of Gut Check, The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs’ Washington Redskins. Get details and order at http://GutCheckBook.com I mentioned this in passing yesterday, but it’s worth a closer look; Clinton Portis is in the midst of a monster season for the Redskins. Again, yesterday he was responsible for just…

  22. Detroit Bold Predictions Analysis

    Nov 9, 2004, 1:31 AM EDT

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    Every week in this space I take a look back at my predictions for the game and see how much water they held. I rate the prognostications with buckets of water. A five-bucket prediction held a Lake Michigan full of water while a one-bucket rating wouldn’t drown a flea from a lion’s mane. Prediction: For…

  23. Blocked Punt for TD History

    Nov 9, 2004, 1:29 AM EDT

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    Yesterday, I told you that the Redskins’ blocked punt for a touchdown would send the team’s beat writers scrambling through the pages of my books to find out when the last time the Redskins scored a TD off of a blocked punt was. Indeed it did and they dug out the September 19, 1982 game…

  24. Lions Game Quick Hits

    Nov 8, 2004, 3:12 AM EDT

    To leave comments and view archives, go to this blog’s mirror site at http://redskinsblog.blogspot.com/ You can reach me by email at rtandler@comcast.net Rich Tandler is the author of Gut Check, The Complete History of Coach Joe Gibbs’ Washington Redskins. Get details and order at http://gutcheckbook.com/ November 8, 2004 A few quick hits about Sunday’s game:…

  25. Redskins vs. Lions Bold Predictions

    Nov 7, 2004, 1:52 AM EDT

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    In 1999, I owned a Dodge Caravan. Today, I own a Dodge Caravan. I said the other day that the Washington Redskins own the Detroit Lions. As a historical fact, it was accurate. But the car I own today is the same as the one I had five years ago in name only. In some…

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