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Rich Tandler

  1. Skins MUST Make Edwards Deal If. . .

    Apr 23, 2005, 9:10 AM EDT

    It’s not all that complicated, really. If the Redskins are 100% convinced that Braylon Edwards will be the next great receiver, the next Rice, the next Monk, the next Don Hutson, they have to make a deal to move up to draft him. Trade the two firsts, throw in Rod Gardner, Tony Stewart and Redskins…

  2. Media Money Moving Towards Moving Up

    Apr 21, 2005, 7:26 PM EDT

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    It’s beyond a buzz, it’s starting to become a deafening roar. Voices in the media claiming that the Redskins made the trade to acquire Denver’s first-round pick in order to package it with their own pick and #9 and move into the top few selections. Their target there is supposedly Michigan WR Braylon Edwards. This…

  3. Draft Chart Value

    Apr 21, 2005, 5:49 PM EDT

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    Thanks to a few alert readers, I must stand corrected on one point I made in the last edition of this blog. I stated that the trade with Denver doesn’t equal out on any draft value chart you can find. That was incorrect. On the standard draft value chart, which assigns points based on the…

  4. Media Money Moving Towards Moving Up

    Apr 21, 2005, 3:26 PM EDT

    It’s beyond a buzz, it’s starting to become a deafening roar. Voices in the media claiming that the Redskins made the trade to acquire Denver’s first-round pick in order to package it with their own pick and #9 and move into the top few selections. Their target there is supposedly Michigan WR Braylon Edwards. This…

  5. Gibbs Goes For It

    Apr 21, 2005, 2:12 PM EDT

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    First of all, before you read a word of what’s to follow, you have to realize one thing. Since January 4, 2004 all of the decisions in player personnel matters for the Washington Redskins, including the dealing of and use of draft picks, have been made by one Joe Jackson Gibbs. Love it or hate…

  6. Draft Chart Value

    Apr 21, 2005, 1:49 PM EDT

    Thanks to a few alert readers, I must stand corrected on one point I made in the last edition of this blog. I stated that the trade with Denver doesn’t equal out on any draft value chart you can find. That was incorrect. On the standard draft value chart, which assigns points based on the…

  7. Gibbs Goes For It

    Apr 21, 2005, 10:12 AM EDT

    First of all, before you read a word of what’s to follow, you have to realize one thing. Since January 4, 2004 all of the decisions in player personnel matters for the Washington Redskins, including the dealing of and use of draft picks, have been made by one Joe Jackson Gibbs. Love it or hate…

  8. Skins Deal for Another First Round Pick

    Apr 20, 2005, 12:53 AM EDT

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    In case you haven’t heard, here’s the trade that the Redskins and Broncos completed on Tuesday evening, complete with editorial comment in what’s supposed to be a news story by the AP’s Joseph White: Paying a hefty price for a short-term gain, the Redskins on Tuesday acquired the No. 25 overall pick from the Denver…

  9. Skins Deal for Another First Round Pick

    Apr 19, 2005, 8:53 PM EDT

    In case you haven’t heard, here’s the trade that the Redskins and Broncos completed on Tuesday evening, complete with editorial comment in what’s supposed to be a news story by the AP’s Joseph White: Paying a hefty price for a short-term gain, the Redskins on Tuesday acquired the No. 25 overall pick from the Denver…

  10. Player Problems Nothing New for Gibbs

    Apr 17, 2005, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Dexter Manley provided big plays andbig headaches Poooor Joe Gibbs. He just didn’t know what he was getting into when he came back as an NFL head coach. Sure, he can manipulate the X’s and O’s with the best of them, but he has never deal with the likes of today’s modern-day player with the…

  11. Player Problems Nothing New for Gibbs

    Apr 17, 2005, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Dexter Manley provided big plays andbig headaches Poooor Joe Gibbs. He just didn’t know what he was getting into when he came back as an NFL head coach. Sure, he can manipulate the X’s and O’s with the best of them, but he has never deal with the likes of today’s modern-day player with the…

  12. Quick Take on 2005 Schedule

    Apr 15, 2005, 11:44 PM EDT

    Week 1 vs. Chicago There were suggestions that it would be appropriate for New York to play Washington to open the season on September 11, but the NFL chose to pit the Skins against da Bears. A rematch of one of 2004’s most forgettable games, one that featured Mark Brunell and Chicago’s Jonathan Quinn combined…

  13. Draft: Separating the Smoke From the Fire

    Apr 15, 2005, 7:50 PM EDT

    Baseball has its Hot Stove League. NASCAR has what’s called Silly Season. The NFL doesn’t have a catchy name for the annual barrage of chatter that happens every year in the few weeks prior to its annual selection meeting, but it’s just as hot and just as silly nonetheless. Remember, back in the day, that…

  14. Arrington Blowing off Steam

    Apr 12, 2005, 12:11 PM EDT

    Arrington didn’t seem to be too angry about beingforced to play against San Francisco in December There’s a certain danger in examining the words of a 26 year old man who wears his emotions on his sleeve. It’s especially dangerous when that player has just had knee surgery for the second time in seven months.…

  15. Putting the Special Back in "Teams"

    Apr 7, 2005, 12:31 PM EDT

    Is John Hall in danger of being replaced? The Redskins made their second veteran free agent signing in three weeks yesterday, adding former Carolina Panther Brian Allen to roster. From Redskins.com: The Redskins continued to add to their depth and special teams with the signing of free agent linebacker Brian Allen, formerly with the Carolina…

  16. Gardner: Nothing Doing

    Apr 3, 2005, 8:23 PM EDT

    It appears that a trade the Redskins have been seeking to complete almost since the day after the season ended, one to send Rod Gardner elsewhere, won’t happen before draft day, if ever. From an article in the Washington Post:: Gibbs initially was hopeful that a deal for Gardner would be completed by now, expressing…

  17. Feeling a Draft

    Mar 31, 2005, 1:35 AM EDT

    It used to be that the advent of April meant the spots talk around Washington focused almost exclusively on the release of the Redskins’ schedule and the NFL draft. Now, with the Wizards in playoff contention and the Nationals about to take the field for the first time, the talk of the town is, you…

  18. Brown: No News

    Mar 27, 2005, 12:39 AM EDT

    No news is, well, no news. That’s the non-story of the Courtney Brown wait. From the Washington Post: Defensive end Courtney Brown kept his suitors in suspense for another day by informing them yesterday he needed more time, according to sources familiar with the situation. It seems that nobody, either inside or outside of the…

  19. A Lone Voice Supports Gibbs

    Mar 17, 2005, 11:53 PM EDT

    You’d think that with 3 Lombardi’s thatGibbs could figure this cap thing out. For most of last week, the silence was deafening among those in the DC and national sports media willing to defend the Redskins’ decisions to trade Laveranues Coles (thus eating the subsequent net $6 million cap hit) and to not up their…

  20. Coles is developing a pattern

    Mar 8, 2005, 6:46 PM EDT

    A Sports Illustrated article by Jeffri Chadiha dealing with the Coles issue warrants some scrutiny here: It all will be over soon for Laveranues Coles. Once he passes a routine physical Wednesday, his trade from the Washington Redskins will be consummated and he’ll officially be a New York Jets wide receiver again. Given how much…

  21. Smoot Still Shopping

    Mar 6, 2005, 1:44 AM EDT

    Fred Smoot was suppoed to be one of the hot commidities when the NFL free agent market opened up last Wednesday. The Redskins have had a contract offer that includes a $10 million singing bonus on the table since last year. Smoot, and others, thought that he’s be able to get considerably more up front…

  22. Coles Traded: It must be the toe

    Mar 5, 2005, 11:35 PM EDT

    The on again, off again Laveranues Coles for Santana Moss trade finally happened on Saturday as the Jets ceded to Coles demand for a contract extension. From the Washington Post: The intermittently on-and-off trade between the New York Jets and Washington Redskins has been finally completed, shipping unhappy wide receiver Laveranues Coles to his old…

  23. Marshall to replace Pierce

    Mar 4, 2005, 4:32 PM EDT

    I negleted to mention that in Elfin’s times artile he says that Lemar Marshall is penciled in as the replacement for Pierce at MLB. Michael Barrow’s status remains in limbo. Marshall played well in place of Lavar Arrington at weak-side LB last year after Arrington went down with an injury. He is some 15 lbs.…

  24. Beware of Redskins for Life

    Mar 4, 2005, 1:38 PM EDT

    It used to be that the franchise tag was the kiss of death for the future of a player for the Redskins. The first Redskin so designated was linebacker Wilbur Marshall, who was traded to Houston for a third-round draft pick. Then there was defensive tackle Sean Gilbert, who sat out a year with the…

  25. Coles Trade Revived?

    Mar 4, 2005, 12:49 PM EDT

    It appears that the Coles for Moss swap is still alive, if only slightly. It began to show a weak pulse yesterday, according to several new sources inclucing Newsday.com : But talks aimed at swapping fourth-year receiver Santana Moss for Coles remained alive yesterday, and there is a decent chance the teams will be able…

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