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  1. Need to Know: Knighton’s new contract indicates limited interest from Redskins

    Apr 8, 2016, 5:13 AM EDT

    Knighton-OTAs

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 8, 20 days before the NFL Draft. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 89 days ago. It will be about 156 days until they play another one. —Days until: Redskins offseason workouts start 10; 2016 NFL draft 20; Redskins training camp starts 111…

  2. Need to Know: McCloughan, Redskins play 3D chess in free agency

    Mar 26, 2016, 5:51 AM EDT

    Cousins-to-Reed-vs-Saints

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 26, 33 days before the NFL Draft. Timeline —The Redskins last played a game 76 days ago. It will be about 169 days until they play another one. —Days until: Redskins offseason workouts start 23; 2016 NFL draft 33; Redskins training camp starts 124…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins seem confident in Matt Jones as the No. 1 back

    Mar 21, 2016, 5:53 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-vs.-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, March 21, 38 days before the NFL Draft. Offseason thoughts: Redskins seem confident in Matt Jones as the No. 1 back —There seems to be a lot of confidence in Matt Jones to be the replacement for Morris as the “lead dog” running back. Scot…

  4. Need to Know: Enemy intel—Golden handcuffs for Murray in Philly

    Mar 6, 2016, 6:22 AM EDT

    DeMarco-Murray-vs.-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 6, three days before the start of NFL free agency. Enemy Intel: A look around the NFC East and more Some nuggets from around the NFC East plus another team on the Redskins’ 2016 schedule. —It looks like DeMarco Murray has a pair of…

  5. Need to Know: Is the door open for Alfred Morris to return to the Redskins?

    Feb 25, 2016, 5:35 AM EDT

    Morris-cutting-vs.-Cowboys-15

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 25, 13 days before the start of NFL free agency. Is the door open for an Alfred Morris return? —They will be paying close attention to running backs in Indianapolis but the need may not be a great when the draft rolls around as…

  6. Need to Know: Is Forte a fit for the Redskins?

    Feb 15, 2016, 5:02 AM EDT

    Matt-Forte-Bears

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, February 15, 9 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. QOD: Is Forte a fit for the Redskins? Normally I limit questions to one tweet or Facebook post but Justin here had a couple of related tweets that brought out some related issues that I’ve…

  7. Need to Know: Only a handful of starters will be left from 2012 Redskins team

    Feb 5, 2016, 5:17 AM EDT

    RG3-Morris-vs-Bears

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 5, 19 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Five thoughts on the Redskins with free agency a month away —Although it wasn’t particularly surprising, it was noteworthy that we got the first words uttered by a Redskins official saying that Robert Griffin III…

  8. Need to Know: What is the Redskins’ game plan at running back?

    Jan 28, 2016, 4:58 AM EDT

    Jones-Morris

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 28, 27 days before the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Question of the day We’ve flipped into offseason mode with Need to Know. At least a few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed,…

  9. Need to Know: Five Redskins free agents who are unlikely to return

    Jan 14, 2016, 5:14 AM EDT

    Morris-cutting-vs.-Cowboys-15

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 14, 61 days before the start of NFL free agency. Five Redskins free agents who are unlikely to return ILB Keenan Robinson—If you’d told me a year ago that he would be on a list like this one in early 2016 I would have…

  10. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys

    Jan 3, 2016, 7:44 AM EDT

    Morris-cutting-vs.-Cowboys-15

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 3, the day the Washington Redskins play the Cowboys in Dallas. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys DALLAS—Five final thoughts as the Redskins finish off their regular season against the Cowboys. —One player who does not need rest is Alfred Morris. He needs…

  11. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Lamenting a lost opportunity

    Dec 12, 2015, 5:08 AM EDT

    Bryant-Blackmon-catch

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 12, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Bears in Chicago. Redskins Week 14 in review Some thoughts on the news during the week that was: Missed opportunity for the Redskins—There’s no other way to put it; they blew it against the Cowboys.…

  12. Should the Redskins abandon the run?

    Dec 8, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Matt-Jones-vs.-Cowboys

    Should the Redskins abandon the run? Before the season, such talk would have been laughed at out at Redskins Park. Jay Gruden, Scot McCloughan, and the players all talked about how the team was going to be built on a foundation of toughness and that meant running the ball early and often. But they have…

  13. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys

    Dec 7, 2015, 5:34 AM EDT

    Cousins-passing-vs.-Panthers

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 7, the day the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys —Matt Cassel will be making his fifth start for the Cowboys. Remember that he did not spend any of the offseason program or…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins’ third-quarter woes have faded away

    Nov 17, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

    Reed-TD-vs.-Bengals

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 17, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Final thoughts following Redskins 47, Saints 14 —I can accept fans and media saying that Kirk Cousins has not yet proven that he is a franchise quarterback. In fact, I tend to agree…

  15. State of the Redskins, Week 9: Getting healthy

    Nov 4, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    DeSean-Jackson-vs-Cardinals

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 9 of the NFL season. Record: 3-4, T-2nd in NFC East vs. NFC East: 1-1 vs. NFC: 3-2 vs. AFC: 0-2 Home: 3-1 Away: 0-3 Key numbers changes from 2014-2015 Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 340.3 (25th) Defense (yards/game): 360.4 (17th) Passer rating offense: 84.7 (21st) Opp passer rating: 97.9 (24th…

  16. Need to Know: Will Kerrigan play against the Patriots?

    Nov 2, 2015, 5:23 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-injured-hand

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 2, six days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. Ten quick thoughts on the Redskins at the bye —I don’t think that Dustin Hopkins is a great kicker by any stretch. He’s good, maybe very good. But the Redskins just settled for…

  17. Need to Know: Five Redskins who are unlikely to return in 2016

    Oct 31, 2015, 5:35 AM EDT

    Hatcher-fumble-recovery

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 31, 8 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots. 5 Redskins who are unlikely to return in 2016 We’re approaching the halfway point of the season and while the Redskins still have plenty to play for this year, the offseason comes at…

  18. Looking ahead to 2016: Six Redskins starters set to be free agents

    Oct 29, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    K-Robinson-fumble-recovery-vs-Eagles

    The Redskins have already taken care of two significant pieces of their 2016 offseason business. Just before they started training camp they signed linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to a five-year, $57.5 million contract extension. A few weeks later they locked up left tackle Trent Williams with $66 million over six years. With those two big contracts…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins need to contain Bucs’ Martin

    Oct 21, 2015, 5:05 AM EDT

    Doug-Martin-Bucs

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 21, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs Bucs —The Redskins are favored in this game by three and a half to four points, depending on where you look. Last year the Bucs came…

  20. Need to Know: Should the Redskins stick with one back?

    Oct 15, 2015, 5:16 AM EDT

    Jones-Morris

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 15, three days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets. Should the Redskins reconsider running back by committee? There is a new line of conventional wisdom brewing out there among Redskins fans and some in the media. The problem with the Redskins’…

  21. Need to Know: Will Thompson remain in the mix for the Redskins?

    Oct 10, 2015, 4:17 AM EDT

    Thompson-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 8, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Atlanta Falcons. Saturday mailbag Some good questions from Twitter and the Real Redskins Facebook page this week so let’s dive right in. Johnson came in thinking he would be handed the starting job at strong…

  22. Need to Know: The Redskins are controlling the clock

    Sep 21, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

    Matt-Jones-vs.-Rams

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 21, three days before the Redskins travel to East Rutherford, New Jersey to play the Giants. Redskins vs. Rams news, notes, and numbers —The Redskins rushed for 182 yards against the Rams, following up gaining 161 on the ground last week against the Dolphins.…

  23. What to watch for: Redskins turn to short passing game instead of runs

    Sep 16, 2015, 1:01 PM EDT

    Cousins-vs.-Dolphins-2

    The Redskins ran the ball 37 times against the Dolphins, the most they had run the ball during a competitive game during the Jay Gruden era (they did run 42 times during the blowout of the Jaguars in Week 2 last year). But only 11 of those rushing attempts came in the second half with…

  24. Need to Know: Notes and numbers–A solid performance for Redskins’ Morris

    Sep 14, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 14, six days before the Washington Redskins host the St. Louis Rams. Notes and numbers vs. the Dolphins —The Redskins ran 37 times for 161 yards. If you project that out over a full season that’s 592 rushing attempts for 2,576 yards. Jay Gruden…

  25. Need to Know: Five bold 2015 Redskins predictions

    Sep 12, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

    Preston Smith vs. Browns

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 12, one day before the Washington Redskins open their season against the Miami Dolphins. Five bold predictions about the 2015 Redskins Note: These may contradict some other things I have predicted in other posts because I wasn’t in “bold” mode at the time. By…

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