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  1. 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,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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:…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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:…

  14. 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…

  15. Smoot Deadline Looming

    Nov 6, 2004, 11:04 AM EDT

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    The Post and Times are both reporting that Fred Smoot and his agent are in the process of negotiating a new deal for the cornerback. Certainly, the Redskins want Smoot, who is in the last year of the four-year, $2.8 million dollar deal he signed as a second-round draft pick in 2001, and Smoot, by…

  16. Announcement: A Mirror Image

    Nov 5, 2004, 2:01 AM EDT

    I’ve started up a mirror site for this blog at http://redskinsblog.blogspot.com. Everything that is published here is going to be there and vice versa. Then why go with the mirror site? The mirror site is set up for blogs. Your best source for Redskins information and analysis, WarpathInsiders.com, from where my ramblings originate, simply isn’t…

  17. Brunell's QB Rating

    Nov 5, 2004, 2:00 AM EDT

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    While I was on the way home from Sunday’s game, I was listening to Frank Herzog’s radio show. One thing that Herzog kept railing on was Mark Brunell’s quarterback rating of 66 for the day. That is a pretty bad rating, but thanks to Rat Boy, Webmaster extraordinaire at Warpathinsiders.com (from where these ramblings originate),…

  18. Brunell’s QB Rating

    Nov 5, 2004, 2:00 AM EDT

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    While I was on the way home from Sunday’s game, I was listening to Frank Herzog’s radio show. One thing that Herzog kept railing on was Mark Brunell’s quarterback rating of 66 for the day. That is a pretty bad rating, but thanks to Rat Boy, Webmaster extraordinaire at Warpathinsiders.com (from where these ramblings originate),…

  19. Jaws on the Redskins' O

    Nov 5, 2004, 1:58 AM EDT

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    Ron Jaworski was the “Five Good Minutes” guest on PTI tonight and Wilbon and Tony K asked him about the Skins’ offense (emphasis added in both quotes): I though when Joe came in he did the right things; he got Clinton Portis, he got Mark Brunell, he had Rod Gardner and Laveranues Coles. But this…

  20. Jaws on the Redskins’ O

    Nov 5, 2004, 1:58 AM EDT

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    Ron Jaworski was the “Five Good Minutes” guest on PTI tonight and Wilbon and Tony K asked him about the Skins’ offense (emphasis added in both quotes): I though when Joe came in he did the right things; he got Clinton Portis, he got Mark Brunell, he had Rod Gardner and Laveranues Coles. But this…

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