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  1. Need to Know: Redskins need more than a different game plan to establish an identity

    Jun 11, 2015, 4:48 AM EDT

    Morris-vs-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 11, 5 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Some thoughts on the 2015 Redskins establishing an identity as a running team: —After a few OTAs it is hard to get a handle on what the identity of this team will be in 2015.…

  2. Redskins OTA report 06.09.15–Offense

    Jun 10, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT

    OTAs-running-backs

    The Redskins practiced in the bubble on Tuesday, in need of a dry field after heavy rains on Monday night. Yesterday I gave you my observations on defense, here is what I saw on the offensive side of the ball. —It doesn’t look like we’re any closer to finding out what the deal was with…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins OTA notes:–Gruden impressed with Amerson’s performance

    Jun 10, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

    Amerson-vs-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 10, 6 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Here are some quotes with notes from Tuesday’s OTA session: —Joe Barry had good things to say about David Amerson and his work ethic last week and Jay Gruden echoed them. “The reasons why the…

  4. Redskins OTA report 06.09.15–Defense

    Jun 9, 2015, 4:04 PM EDT

    Robinson-Joe Barry OTA

    Although the weather in Ashburn was warm and sunny, the Redskins had to move their OTA practice inside on Tuesday as torrential rains the night before had left the grass fields in bad shape. Here is what I saw on defense and special teams. I’ll have the observations on offense up tomorrow. —We had the…

  5. Need to Know: RG3, safety depth chart of interest at today’s Redskins OTA

    Jun 9, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

    RG3-passing-minicamp

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 9, 7 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp.  What I’ll be looking for at today’s OTA session: Texans practices—The team announced them yesterday so we’ll ask Jay Gruden how it came about and what they hope to get out of it. Jamison Crowder’s…

  6. Need to Know: What are the chances of a winning 2015 season for the Redskins?

    Jun 8, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

    Gruden-minicamp-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 8, 8 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins news roundup–Jackson doesn’t play for you

    Jun 7, 2015, 5:16 AM EDT

    Jackson OTAs bubble

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 7, 9 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. The week that was A look back at what we learned the past week and what it means: —Josh LeRibeus to work at center—This is not a position change but cross training that could keep…

  8. Need to Know: Why did the Redskins stick with the 3-4 defense?

    Jun 6, 2015, 5:34 AM EDT

    Joe-Barry-Preston-Smith

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 6, 10 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  9. Redskins’ Gruden has only faint praise for Griffin

    Jun 5, 2015, 9:01 AM EDT

    Gruden-RG3-vs-Vikings

    I suppose you can argue with Peter King’s placement of the Redskins at No. 25 on his latest NFL power rankings but it’s hard to argue with his reasoning. I’d love to muster up enthusiasm for Jay Gruden, a good man and a good coach. But I can’t get his RGIII negativity out of my…

  10. Need to Know: Are the Redskins O-line starters settled?

    Jun 5, 2015, 5:20 AM EDT

    Redskins-O-line-3

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 5, 11 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  11. Need to Know: Gruden says Redskins’ run game will mix zone and power

    Jun 4, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

    Morris-vs.-Vikings

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 4, 12 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Three and out Here are notes and quotes from after Wednesday’s OTA practice at Redskins Park: 1. Although Jay Gruden likely would rather have had DeSean Jackson there for the first week of OTAs last…

  12. Redskins OTA practice report 06.03.15

    Jun 3, 2015, 3:45 PM EDT

    McCoy-Matt Jones

    The Redskins held their fifth OTA session on Wednesday. The practice was in the bubble due to a wet field with no sunshine to dry it off. Here are my observations from the session: —The running backs were doing some pass protection drills with one back blocking and the other one imitating a blitzing linebacker…

  13. Five things to look for at today’s Redskins OTA

    Jun 3, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    RG3-McVay

    Here are five things I’ll be looking for at today’s OTA session at Redskins Park, which is open to the media: Spencer Long at right guard—He will line up with the first team after last week’s departure of Chris Chester. Last year Jay Gruden let it be known that Long had the opportunity to push…

  14. Need to Know: Which positions on the Redskins will see the most change?

    Jun 3, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

    Redskins-helmets-end-zone

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 3, 13 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  15. Redskins ‘no-brainer’ RG3 option decision a product of QB supply and demand

    Jun 2, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

    RG3 vs. Giants 2014

    Even though many saw some upside and some downside in the Redskins’ decision to exercise the 2016 option in the contract of quarterback Robert Griffin III, team president Bruce Allen though it was an easy call to make. “Well we think Robert is our starting quarterback,” Allen said on Monday. “We’ve seen him win. We’ve…

  16. Need to Know: Will the Redskins’ defense be ahead of the offense in 2015?

    Jun 2, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

    Redskins-minicamp-camp-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 2, 14 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  17. Need to Know: Strange timing on releases of two Redskins veterans

    Jun 1, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

    Mike-Evans-Tracy-Porter

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 1, 63 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. The week that was I was on vacation last week and it looks like I missed a few things that took place during the first week of OTAs. Here are my takes on some…

  18. Need to Know: How do these Redskins compare to the 2004 49ers that McCloughan took over?

    May 31, 2015, 6:04 AM EDT

    Redskins offense huddle Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 22, four days before the Washington Redskins start OTAs. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll have new posts here starting tomorrow but I’ll also be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the “best of” posts…

  19. Need to Know: How Redskins, Seahawks have differed in team building

    May 30, 2015, 6:00 AM EDT

    Hatcher-vs-Texans

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, May 30, 17 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the “best of” posts and if you’re in Corolla, NC give me a…

  20. Need to Know: Should the Redskins have run more on third and short?

    May 29, 2015, 4:36 AM EDT

    Morris-stopped-vs-Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 29, 18 days before the Redskins hold their minicamp. (I’m out on vacation this week. I’ll be bringing back some of the more popular and talked about posts from the past. Enjoy the “best of” posts and if you’re in Corolla, NC give me a…

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