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  1. Shanahan on special teams: ‘We have got to get better’

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:55 AM EST

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    Punt-blocked-vs-Raiders

    For the first three games of the season, the Redskins’ special team had not done much special but they also avoided making huge, game-changing mistakes. That changed in the first quarter against the Raiders. On Sav Rocca’s second punt of the day, Oakland’s Rashad Jennings took advantage of a missed assignment by Perry Riley and…

  2. Need to Know: Shanahan says it’s too soon to judge NFC East

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:59 AM EST

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    RG3-tackled-Philly

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 1, 12 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five key quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. The Redskins went to a no-huddle attack a couple of times during the game and it was pretty effective. One…

  3. Need to Know: Amerson’s pick six Redskins’ defensive highlight

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:33 AM EST

    Amerson-pick-six-vs-Raiders

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 30, 13 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five things to know about the Redskins defense yesterday: 1. Before we get too deep into this here, it must be noted that the Raiders’ offense isn’t one that will…

  4. RG3, Redskins glad to take ugly win over Raiders

    Sep 29, 2013, 8:56 PM EST

    RG3-at-line-vs.-Raiders

    It wasn’t pretty and it was closer than the final score looked but the Redskins surely don’t care. They got their first win of 2013 by rallying from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to beat the Raiders 24-14. They don’t care that the Raiders played their backup quarterback as Terrelle Pryor missed the game with a…

  5. Morris leaves game with rib contusion

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:56 PM EST

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    The Redskins lost one of their top offensive weapons during the Redskins’ 24-14 win over the Raiders. Alfred Morris  left the game early in the fourth quarter with a rib contusion. After the game, Mike Shanahan confirmed that there was no fracture to the ribs but he did say that he didn’t yet know how…

  6. Chat during the game on Redskins pulse

    Sep 29, 2013, 4:18 PM EST

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    Redskins-Raiders

    Out new chat room at Redskins Pulse is now open for business. Pop on in before, during, and after the game to chat about the Redskins and Raiders. I’ll be popping in from time to time and you can also catch me on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN (Twitter’s probably the best way to get me if you…

  7. Need to Know: Pryor reduces Redskins’ margin for error

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:36 AM EST

    RG3-tackled-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 29, the day the Redskins visit the Raiders. Redskins-Raiders quick hits 1. The Redskins still should be able to beat the Raiders even if Terrelle Pryor plays quarterback for Oakland. But having Pryor in the lineup takes away most, if not all, of the Redskins’ margin…

  8. 5 + 1: It’s ‘just win, baby’ in Oakland for the Redskins

    Sep 28, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

    Morris-RG3-vs.-NYG

    Five keys to Sunday’s Redskins-Raiders plus a prediction. 1. This game will be an Al Davis special—“Just win, baby”. Don’t look for many style points with the Redskins still searching for offensive consistency and struggling with some defensive fundamentals. They’ll probably have to settle for field goals far more often than most would like (all…

  9. Need to Know: Another Iron Man milestone for Fletcher

    Sep 28, 2013, 5:22 AM EST

    Fletcher-vs-Colts

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 28, one day before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five items from the Redskins’ and Raiders’ media game notes: 1. London Fletcher is expected to play in his 244th consecutive game, the most of any active player. If he does play on…

  10. It looks like Matt Flynn vs. the Redskins on Sunday

    Sep 27, 2013, 8:47 AM EST

    Flynn-vs-Saints

    It looks like the Raiders will be starting their 16th different quarterback since the start of the 2003 season when the take on the Redskins on Sunday. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported via Twitter that Terrelle Pryor, Oakland’s starting quarterback for the first three games this season, is “unlikely to play” after suffering a concussion…

  11. Need to Know: A learning process for Amerson

    Sep 27, 2013, 5:37 AM EST

    Amerson-chasing-vs.-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 27, two days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about from Redskins Park. 1. According to FootballZebras.com, Bill Leavy will be the referee for Sunday’s game in Oakland. He worked two Redskins games last year, the…

  12. Redskins struggling vs. quick passes

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:11 PM EST

    Orakpo-vs.-TEN

    The last two games, the Redskins have been able to get to the opposing quarterback early. London Fletcher sacked the Lions’ Matthew Stafford on the very first snap from scrimmage last Sunday. In Green Bay a week before that Ryan Kerrigan got to Aaron Rodgers on two consecutive snaps to stop the Packers’ first drive…

  13. Need to Know: Rambo vows to keep fighting

    Sep 26, 2013, 5:18 AM EST

    Rambo-vs.-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 26, three days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about from Redskins Park. 1. Bacarri Rambo isn’t necessarily happy about going from playing virtually every defensive snap the first two games of the season to playing…

  14. Redskins in turmoil–One year ago

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:56 AM EST

    RG3-hit-vs-Bengals

    After three games the team was struggling with a losing record and it looked like the season was going to spiral out of control. The defense couldn’t stop anyone and some fans were calling for the defensive coordinator to be fired. Both the game and the durability of the young quarterback were being questioned. The…

  15. Need to Know: First look at Redskins vs. Raiders

    Sep 25, 2013, 5:22 AM EST

    Pryor-vs-Broncos

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 25, four days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Raiders as they get ready to play the Redskins. 1. It was good news, bad news at quarterback for Oakland in their 37-21 Monday night…

  16. Tuesday Tweets: Is Jordan Reed the future?

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:55 AM EST

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    Jordan-Reed-vs.-Packers

    It’s been way too long since I’ve taken your Twitter questions, here we go. If I didn’t get to your question here I’ll answer it on Twitter. If you missed the call, feel free to hit me up on Twitter any time. @Rich_TandlerCSN is shanny and rg3 relationship so bad that a new coach needs…

  17. Need to Know: Shanahan defends play calling

    Sep 24, 2013, 5:03 AM EST

    Mike-and-Kyle-Shanahan

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 24, five days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five key quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday press conference: 1. Along with many, I commented on the Redskins’ play selection with 50 passes called in what was a one-score game most of the…

  18. Snap counts: Hankerson starts again

    Sep 23, 2013, 3:55 PM EST

    Hankerson-vs.-Eages

    Here’s a look at who played how much against the Lions (snap counts via Pro Football Focus): Offense 80 snaps QB/O-line: Robert Griffin III, Trent Williams, Kory Lichtensteiger, Will Montgomery, Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus all played 80 This group is now 219/219 for the season Wide receivers: Pierre Garçon 71, Leonard Hankerson 56, Santana Moss…

  19. Six pack of Redskins-Lions observations

    Sep 23, 2013, 9:16 AM EST

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    Burleson-Meriweather

    Six observations from the Redskins’ 27-20 loss to the Lions: 1. Robert Griffin III started to look like the RG3 of 2012 early on. At the 10:16 mark of the first quarter he pulled the ball out of Alfred Morris’ belly and scampered around right end for seven yards before going out of bounds. But…

  20. Need to Know: ‘We can’t live on what we did last year’

    Sep 23, 2013, 5:14 AM EST

    Hall-TD-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 23, six days before the Redskins visit the Raiders. Nickel coverage Five key quotes from the locker room yesterday: 1. Aldrick Robinson on his overturned touchdown catch. I’m not completely sure that there was enough video evidence to overturn it. The ball did hit…

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