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  1. Need to Know: Redskins getting healthier

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:32 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 8, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage 1. DeAngelo Hall shook his head in amazement watching the Denver defenders just miss making plays against Tony Romo and the Cowboys on Sunday: “I didn’t watch that…

  2. An impossible task for the Redskins next Sunday?

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:25 AM EST

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    Do the Redskins face an impossible task on Sunday when they go to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Sunday night? If you are one of many Redskins fans that settled in on Sunday afternoon to watch the Cowboys take on the Broncos you might think so. Although Dallas ultimately lost to Peyton Manning and…

  3. Need to Know: The Redskins get back to work

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:07 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 7, six days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage The Redskins get back to work in Ashburn today with a 1 p.m. practice. Here are five things I’ll be keeping an eye on this week at the team gets…

  4. Need to Know: The Redskins’ road ahead

    Oct 6, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 6, seven days before the Redskins fact the Cowboys in Dallas. Nickel coverage Of the 12 games remaining on their schedule there are some that the Redskins are likely to lose even if they improve to their 2012 form. And there are some that…

  5. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five pivotal plays

    Oct 5, 2013, 5:40 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 5, eight days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage With the Redskins on their bye, the newsy nuggets that usually reside in this space are non-existent. For something a little different, let’s look at five pivotal moments from the…

  6. Need to Know: Who needs to step up?

    Oct 4, 2013, 5:31 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 4, nine days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Since the Redskins news, the staple for this space, has crawled to a stop we’re doing something a little different here. Yesterday we looked at the five most valuable Redskins.…

  7. Answering your tweets: Rambo, Orakpo, and the hurry-up offense

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:10 AM EST

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    Lots of great questions this week, let’s get started: @Rich_TandlerCSN Rich, did we miss on Rambo or is he just getting a “sit, watch, this is what we expect of you” teaching lesson? — Greg Barackman (@Flybear2Greg) October 3, 2013 (similar question from @kylewis09) It’s a bit of a stretch for to call a sixth-round…

  8. Need to Know: Is Cofield the best in the business?

    Oct 3, 2013, 5:31 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 3, 10 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage A little something different during the bye since we’re lacking the usual newsy nuggets that go here—the top five most valuable Redskins so far this season. We’ll count them down…

  9. Did the no-huddle save the Redskins’ season?

    Oct 2, 2013, 1:57 PM EST

    Morris vs. Raiders

    With an 0-4 record staring them in the Washington Redskins in the face, Kyle Shanahan decided it was time to try something different. The 0-3 Redskins trailed the Raiders 14-0 late in the first quarter. At that point the offense had mustered just one first down in three possessions. Washington had the ball at its…

  10. Need to Know: Shanahan says ‘it’s time to get away’

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:19 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 2, 12 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five key updates from Mike Shanahan just before the Redskins took off for their bye week. 1. On the condition of Jarvis Jenkins and Rob Jackson, both back from drug-related…

  11. Helu takes advantage of opportunity

    Oct 1, 2013, 3:35 PM EST

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    Mike Shanahan always likes to talk about players taking advantage of opportunities when they get them. He has said that he likes to give a reserve player who steps in and performs when he is needed additional opportunities down the line. If that is the case, look for Roy Helu Jr. to get the ball…

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

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:55 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:59 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:33 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Sep 29, 2013, 8:56 PM EST

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    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…

  16. 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…

  17. Chat during the game on Redskins pulse

    Sep 29, 2013, 4:18 PM EST

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    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…

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

    Sep 29, 2013, 6:36 AM EST

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    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…

  19. 5 + 1: It’s ‘just win, baby’ in Oakland for the Redskins

    Sep 28, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

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    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…

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

    Sep 28, 2013, 5:22 AM EST

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    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…

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