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  1. Is a blowout in the air?

    Oct 23, 2008, 6:23 AM EDT

    When the Washington Redskins embarked on this stretch of three “easy” games, the one that was supposed to carry them to 7-1 at midseason, I wasn’t buying it. My thinking was that in the three games there would be a loss, a close win, and a blowout win. We got the loss against the Rams…

  2. Turning Point—The Goal Line Stand

    Oct 22, 2008, 11:45 AM EDT

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    The Washington Redskins scored on a three-play drive to take a 14-3 lead over the Cleveland Browns with 12:28 left to play. Derrick Anderson started to heat up and nine plays and 4:10 later the Browns had a second and 10 at the Washington 19. The Redskins brought the heat but Cleveland had the right…

  3. Turning Point—The Goal Line Stand

    Oct 22, 2008, 7:45 AM EDT

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    The Washington Redskins scored on a three-play drive to take a 14-3 lead over the Cleveland Browns with 12:28 left to play. Derrick Anderson started to heat up and nine plays and 4:10 later the Browns had a second and 10 at the Washington 19. The Redskins brought the heat but Cleveland had the right…

  4. Tuesday Take—The Road Ahead

    Oct 21, 2008, 2:12 PM EDT

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    I still don’t know what the 2008 Washington Redskins are. Are they a playoff team? Probably. They have five wins in the bank. If they get to 10, they should make it to the postseason. They have games against Detroit, Cincinnati, Seattle, Baltimore, and San Francisco. All of those are on the road, so even…

  5. Tuesday Take—The Road Ahead

    Oct 21, 2008, 10:12 AM EDT

    I still don’t know what the 2008 Washington Redskins are. Are they a playoff team? Probably. They have five wins in the bank. If they get to 10, they should make it to the postseason. They have games against Detroit, Cincinnati, Seattle, Baltimore, and San Francisco. All of those are on the road, so even…

  6. Redskins-Browns: After Further Review

    Oct 20, 2008, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Leigh Torrence has Ade Jimoh’s special teams prowess with better coverage skills. Despite the issues on the late deep pass that set up the game-winning field goal last week, one does not break into a cold sweat when Torrence is called upon to play nickel back. There was no such confidence with special teams ace…

  7. Redskins-Browns: After Further Review

    Oct 20, 2008, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Leigh Torrence has Ade Jimoh’s special teams prowess with better coverage skills. Despite the issues on the late deep pass that set up the game-winning field goal last week, one does not break into a cold sweat when Torrence is called upon to play nickel back. There was no such confidence with special teams ace…

  8. An “a win is a win” win

    Oct 20, 2008, 3:43 PM EDT

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    The Browns came to Washington for the first time since 1991. The game unfolded much like one from 1981. Clinton Portis was running like the Redskins’ top back from 1971. This was not a game for those who love high-scoring affairs. The first half was scoreless, the first time the Redskins have been involved in…

  9. An “a win is a win” win

    Oct 20, 2008, 11:43 AM EDT

    The Browns came to Washington for the first time since 1991. The game unfolded much like one from 1981. Clinton Portis was running like the Redskins’ top back from 1971. This was not a game for those who love high-scoring affairs. The first half was scoreless, the first time the Redskins have been involved in…

  10. Redskins Browns 4th quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 11:14 PM EDT

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    14:55—Another promising drive ends on some odd play calling as Alexander gets a carry up the middle on second and 10. There still is no rhythm to the play calling and so the Browns still are very much in the game. A nice Plackemeier punt, though, has the Browns pinned near the five. A three…

  11. Redskins Browns 3rd quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 10:22 PM EDT

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    I trust that Zorn will be able to come up with some halftime adjustments. That last drive wouldn’t have been bad had it taken place in the middle of the second quarter. It was well paced and effective, for that time of game. For the time that it actually happened, it took way too much…

  12. Redskins Browns 2nd quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 9:34 PM EDT

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    8:46—This game is flying by in terms of game time vs. real time but in terms of entertainment value, well, not so much. Neither team has been able to put together much of a sustained drive and it’s mostly poor offense—penalties, dropped passes, etc.—as opposed to solid defense of any sort. I’m not sure what…

  13. Redskins-Browns 1st quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Pregame—The Redskins will kick off in their all-white uniforms. Zorn said that they would switch to the dark jerseys in the second half of the season, so when they host the Steelers on Monday night in a couple of weeks they should be in Burgundy shirts. 13:43—A fortunate three and out by the defense, as…

  14. Redskins Browns 4th quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 7:14 PM EDT

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    14:55—Another promising drive ends on some odd play calling as Alexander gets a carry up the middle on second and 10. There still is no rhythm to the play calling and so the Browns still are very much in the game. A nice Plackemeier punt, though, has the Browns pinned near the five. A three…

  15. Redskins Browns 3rd quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 6:22 PM EDT

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    I trust that Zorn will be able to come up with some halftime adjustments. That last drive wouldn’t have been bad had it taken place in the middle of the second quarter. It was well paced and effective, for that time of game. For the time that it actually happened, it took way too much…

  16. Redskins Browns 2nd quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 5:34 PM EDT

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    8:46—This game is flying by in terms of game time vs. real time but in terms of entertainment value, well, not so much. Neither team has been able to put together much of a sustained drive and it’s mostly poor offense—penalties, dropped passes, etc.—as opposed to solid defense of any sort. I’m not sure what…

  17. Redskins-Browns 1st quarter

    Oct 19, 2008, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Pregame—The Redskins will kick off in their all-white uniforms. Zorn said that they would switch to the dark jerseys in the second half of the season, so when they host the Steelers on Monday night in a couple of weeks they should be in Burgundy shirts. 13:43—A fortunate three and out by the defense, as…

  18. Skins vs Browns live blog from FedEx press box

    Oct 18, 2008, 3:36 PM EDT

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    It’s home rules for this week’s live blog as the Redskins take on the Browns at FedEx Field. I’ll be updating the blog right here quarter by quarter. You can leave your comments in the posts. I’ll get them and, if warranted, pass them along and comment on them. I’ll also give any necessary flash…

  19. Skins vs Browns live blog from FedEx press box

    Oct 18, 2008, 11:36 AM EDT

    It’s home rules for this week’s live blog as the Redskins take on the Browns at FedEx Field. I’ll be updating the blog right here quarter by quarter. You can leave your comments in the posts. I’ll get them and, if warranted, pass them along and comment on them. I’ll also give any necessary flash…

  20. Flashback Friday—Skins stars debut vs. Browns

    Oct 17, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT

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    During the offseason leading up to the 1964 season, the Washington Redskins were quite busy adding high-caliber talent to the team. How good? Hall of Fame good. That year, the Redskins drafted wide receiver Charley Taylor and safety Paul Krause and traded for quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and linebacker Sam Huff. Taylor retired as the leading…

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