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  1. Flashback Friday—Mel Gray

    Sep 19, 2008, 5:00 AM EDT

    Normally this space is given to recount great Redskins victories of the past. This one is about a gut-wrenching defeat. If you want to draw a scowl from any Redskins fan of my generation, there are two names that will do the trick. One is Clint Longley. The other is Mel Gray. To say that…

  2. Skins-Cards prediction: It’s a matter of time

    Sep 19, 2008, 2:29 AM EDT

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    To me, the Washington Redskins-Arizona Cardinals game boils down to this: Can the Redskins slow down the Arizona triple threat of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, and Anquan Boldin enough to be able to outscore the Cards? Warner is off to a hot start, bringing back the echoes of 1999. If a team had just one…

  3. Skins-Cards prediction: It’s a matter of time

    Sep 18, 2008, 10:29 PM EDT

    To me, the Washington Redskins-Arizona Cardinals game boils down to this: Can the Redskins slow down the Arizona triple threat of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, and Anquan Boldin enough to be able to outscore the Cards? Warner is off to a hot start, bringing back the echoes of 1999. If a team had just one…

  4. Redskins Cardinals First Glance

    Sep 17, 2008, 1:08 PM EDT

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    In my combined years of blogging, doing a radio show, participating in football pools, and in other venues for predicting the outcomes of football games, I’m pretty sure that I’ve never picked the Washington Redskins to lose to the St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals. While the Cards have had their up periods and the Redskins haven’t spent…

  5. Redskins Cardinals First Glance

    Sep 17, 2008, 9:08 AM EDT

    In my combined years of blogging, doing a radio show, participating in football pools, and in other venues for predicting the outcomes of football games, I’m pretty sure that I’ve never picked the Washington Redskins to lose to the St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals. While the Cards have had their up periods and the Redskins haven’t spent…

  6. Horton takes POTW honors

    Sep 17, 2008, 1:04 AM EDT

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    Chris Horton was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Washington Redskins rookie safety found out via text message just that morning that he would be making his first NFL start. The text was from Reed Doughty, the usual starter, informing Horton that…

  7. Horton takes POTW honors

    Sep 16, 2008, 9:04 PM EDT

    Chris Horton was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Washington Redskins rookie safety found out via text message just that morning that he would be making his first NFL start. The text was from Reed Doughty, the usual starter, informing Horton that…

  8. The Tuesday Take—Just One Game

    Sep 16, 2008, 10:56 AM EDT

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    Crow is a popular dish around town today. Everyone from the elite media to the sports yappers at the bars and on the radio and those who pound away on the message boards is now reconsidering their harsh criticism they heaped on all things burgundy and gold after the Washington Redskins’ loss to the Giants…

  9. The Tuesday Take—Just One Game

    Sep 16, 2008, 6:56 AM EDT

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    Crow is a popular dish around town today. Everyone from the elite media to the sports yappers at the bars and on the radio and those who pound away on the message boards is now reconsidering their harsh criticism they heaped on all things burgundy and gold after the Washington Redskins’ loss to the Giants…

  10. Redskins Saints Turning Point

    Sep 15, 2008, 10:49 AM EDT

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    The Redskins were almost done. After Reggie Bush returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown near the end of the third quarter to give the Saints a 24-15 lead, the Redskins had gone three and out. The defense held and the Redskins took over at their own 18. They immediately went backwards in a…

  11. Redskins Saints Turning Point

    Sep 15, 2008, 6:49 AM EDT

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    The Redskins were almost done. After Reggie Bush returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown near the end of the third quarter to give the Saints a 24-15 lead, the Redskins had gone three and out. The defense held and the Redskins took over at their own 18. They immediately went backwards in a…

  12. Redskins-Saints quick take

    Sep 15, 2008, 3:01 AM EDT

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    First, sorry about the problems with the live blog. It worked a couple of weeks ago, but today I just couldn’t keep a connection alive. And during the brief periods of connection that I did have, Word was freezing up on me. I have posted my not-so live blog and hopefully you can still get…

  13. Redskins Saints fourth quarter

    Sep 15, 2008, 1:49 AM EDT

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    Pretty good field position for the Redskins after Bush draws a taunting penalty on the punt return. They’re set up at their own 38 with another critical drive. 13:59—Three and out. The defense has to step up again, after another poor punt by Brooks, 28 yards. 13:25—The Skins are not yet out of this, but…

  14. Redskins Saints third quarter

    Sep 15, 2008, 1:48 AM EDT

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    13:30—Redskins play tough two plays and the Thomas has nobody hear him on third and nine. I was about to write that the Saints have done, in the words of their former coach, diddly-poo offensively. 11:33—Another wide-open Saint on third down, this time David Patten. The Saints are on the move. 9:47—A guy makes his…

  15. Redskins Saints second quarter

    Sep 15, 2008, 1:44 AM EDT

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    FG Suisham 36Redskins 6, Saints 0 –The defense is playing Reggie Bush tough. I doubt he has a net of anything. 12:41—Jason Taylor’s first NFL sack is for a loss of 12 of second and nine. No escapeability for Brees there. 11:20—The Redskins defense is going to have to do it again. ARE fumbles the…

  16. Redskins-Saints quick take

    Sep 14, 2008, 11:01 PM EDT

    First, sorry about the problems with the live blog. It worked a couple of weeks ago, but today I just couldn’t keep a connection alive. And during the brief periods of connection that I did have, Word was freezing up on me. I have posted my not-so live blog and hopefully you can still get…

  17. Redskins-Saints first quarter

    Sep 14, 2008, 10:48 PM EDT

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    12:21—The Skins are on the move, with Campbell completing his first three passes, the last two for first downs. He didn’t release either of the passes quickly, but they found their targets. 11:24—Unlike last week when they were able to save their timeouts, the Skins burn one early on a third and short play. 11:09—Malcolm…

  18. Redskins Saints fourth quarter

    Sep 14, 2008, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Pretty good field position for the Redskins after Bush draws a taunting penalty on the punt return. They’re set up at their own 38 with another critical drive. 13:59—Three and out. The defense has to step up again, after another poor punt by Brooks, 28 yards. 13:25—The Skins are not yet out of this, but…

  19. Redskins Saints third quarter

    Sep 14, 2008, 9:48 PM EDT

    13:30—Redskins play tough two plays and the Thomas has nobody hear him on third and nine. I was about to write that the Saints have done, in the words of their former coach, diddly-poo offensively. 11:33—Another wide-open Saint on third down, this time David Patten. The Saints are on the move. 9:47—A guy makes his…

  20. Redskins Saints second quarter

    Sep 14, 2008, 9:44 PM EDT

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    FG Suisham 36Redskins 6, Saints 0 –The defense is playing Reggie Bush tough. I doubt he has a net of anything. 12:41—Jason Taylor’s first NFL sack is for a loss of 12 of second and nine. No escapeability for Brees there. 11:20—The Redskins defense is going to have to do it again. ARE fumbles the…

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