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  1. You heard it here first

    Dec 21, 2004, 6:45 AM EDT

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    If you read Tuesday’s papers, you will be told something that you already know. In the Post you’ll “discover” that In Weak NFC, 5-9 Redskins Still Have Shot at Playoffs Despite their 5-9 record the Washington Redskins remain alive for a playoff berth, although they will need help from the rest of the NFC to…

  2. You heard it here first

    Dec 21, 2004, 6:45 AM EDT

    If you read Tuesday’s papers, you will be told something that you already know. In the Post you’ll “discover” that In Weak NFC, 5-9 Redskins Still Have Shot at Playoffs Despite their 5-9 record the Washington Redskins remain alive for a playoff berth, although they will need help from the rest of the NFC to…

  3. Pierce will be a hot commodity

    Dec 20, 2004, 6:33 PM EDT

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    In his Morning After Week 15 piece on ESPN.com, Len Pasquarelli quotes an NFL scout as saying: ‘There are a lot of mid-level players who have helped themselves in the free agent market for next spring and one of them is (Washington) linebacker Antonio Pierce. Yeah, I know, teams aren’t going to pay big money…

  4. Division Tiebreaker

    Dec 20, 2004, 2:30 PM EDT

    I got the following comment from a reader and I thought it warranted some clarification: I dont think division tie breaker matters for the Wild Card, it’s just for who wins the division. see ESPN’s Conference StandingsTherefore there are 3 tiebreakers, and Redskins would beat the Giants on conference record. The Giants do matter in…

  5. Playoffs: It's Alive!

    Dec 20, 2004, 6:40 AM EDT

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    It’s down to two games left to play and, like the madman in Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart”, some of us can still hear a sound of a heart beating that sounds very, very real. Even with the Lions, Bucs, Rams and Bears losing, the playoffs are still a longshot. But maybe you don’t have to believe…

  6. Playoffs: It’s Alive!

    Dec 20, 2004, 6:40 AM EDT

    It’s down to two games left to play and, like the madman in Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart”, some of us can still hear a sound of a heart beating that sounds very, very real. Even with the Lions, Bucs, Rams and Bears losing, the playoffs are still a longshot. But maybe you don’t have to believe…

  7. Playoffs–Not Dead Yet

    Dec 19, 2004, 1:56 PM EDT

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    The Redskins aren’t dead just yet. I did say it would be Monday before I used the P-word again, but a fan who goes by Kevin Mac posted what needs to happen for the Redskins to make it on the site that this blog proudly calls home, WarpathInsiders.com. We need 6 of the following 7…

  8. Playoffs–Not Dead Yet

    Dec 19, 2004, 1:56 PM EDT

    The Redskins aren’t dead just yet. I did say it would be Monday before I used the P-word again, but a fan who goes by Kevin Mac posted what needs to happen for the Redskins to make it on the site that this blog proudly calls home, WarpathInsiders.com. We need 6 of the following 7…

  9. A Disappointing Game?

    Dec 19, 2004, 3:22 AM EDT

    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 If you want to focus on the negative, you certainly can find a lot to be disappointed about in regards to Saturday’s win over…

  10. Brown–A correction

    Dec 18, 2004, 3:53 AM EDT

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    Apparently, I didn’t give Ray Brown quite enough credit yesterday when I said that he was the oldest player ever to play as a regular on the offensive line. According to Nunyo Demasio in the Post “After turning 42 last Sunday, Brown became the first offensive lineman in the modern era to play the position…

  11. Bold Predictions–A Trap?

    Dec 18, 2004, 2:51 AM EDT

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    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 Just five years ago, an 8-5 Redskins team went to San Francisco to face a 49ers team that would finish 4-12. Those 1999 Redskins…

  12. Bold Predictions–A Trap?

    Dec 18, 2004, 2:51 AM EDT

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    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 Just five years ago, an 8-5 Redskins team went to San Francisco to face a 49ers team that would finish 4-12. Those 1999 Redskins…

  13. Redskins Good Luck on Injuries?

    Dec 17, 2004, 2:32 AM EDT

    The Redskins announced that kicker John Hall will be placed on injured reserve with a torn quadricep, ending the kickers season. From a Washington Times article: “‘You can’t imagine [a kicker] having three different injuries,’ (Joe) Gibbs lamented. Hall, who missed just one game in his previous seven seasons with the New York Jets and…

  14. A Crass Commercial Announcement

    Dec 14, 2004, 6:54 PM EDT

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    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 I promise not to do this often, but a lot of you have asked about getting your hands on a copy of my book,…

  15. Redskins vs. Eagles Predictions Analysis

    Dec 14, 2004, 6:51 PM EDT

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    Every week, I look back at the predictions I made for the upcoming game and rate them according to how much water they held. One bucket means that it didn’t hold enough water to drown a housefly; a Five-Bucket prediction holds enough for several suburban swimming pools. Prediction: Patrick Ramsey is playing better and better…

  16. Redskins Player of the Year Vote

    Dec 14, 2004, 6:49 PM EDT

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    The Quarterback Club will announce its Redskins Player of the Year award tonight. I got a ballot and several days ago, I asked for your suggestions as to how I should cast my ballot. Thanks to everyone who wrote and commented on message boards; there were some very compassionate and reasonable arguments made for all…

  17. Progress

    Dec 14, 2004, 1:50 AM EDT

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    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 I admit It’s getting better A little better all the time (it can’t get much worse) Yes, I admit it’s getting better It’s getting…

  18. Bold Predictions Redskins vs. Eagles

    Dec 12, 2004, 12:28 PM EDT

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    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 Redskins 24, Eagles 21 I just wanted to get that out of the way so that you know the direction that my ensuing ramblings…

  19. Redskins Player of the Year

    Dec 11, 2004, 1:48 AM EDT

    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 I have been emailed my ballot for The Quarterback Club’s Redskins Player of the Year Award. This is not necessarily the “official” team MVP,…

  20. Arrington Might Play

    Dec 10, 2004, 2:32 AM EDT

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    I wouldn’t be so quick to believe those who are saying that Lavar Arrington won’t play on Sunday. From my Redskins Park sources: ”He moved very well,” Redskins assistant head coach for defense Gregg Williams said. ”If he’s not tremendously sore from what he did today he does have a chance. I never would have…

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