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  1. Pros, cons, and X factors–Giants at Redskins game prediction

    Sep 25, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT

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    Giants at Redskins Thursday, 8:25 p.m. CBS/NFL Network Let’s take a look at the pros, cons, and X factors for the Redskins as they take on the Giants on Thursday and then I’ll give my prediction. Here are two factors that work against a Redskins win: —The Redskins went into the season with their fingers…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Shady McCoy says DeSean Jackson will play

    Sep 18, 2014, 4:41 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, September 18, three days before the Washington Redskins go to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Notes and quotes from Redskins Park —There was plenty of speculation that safety Akeem Davis would be the player cut to make room for the return of Brandon Meriweather. It…

  3. Where are we? The state of the Redskins after Week 2

    Sep 17, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Here is where the Redskins stand after Week 2 of the NFL season. Statistical rankings won’t be included until a few weeks into the season. Record: 1-1 vs. NFC East: 0-0 vs. NFC: 0-0 vs. AFC: 1-1 Home: 1-0 Away: 0-1 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 2-2 Opposition cumulative—wins: 0-2 Opposition cumulative—losses: 2-0 Record of…

  4. Need to Know: Five (non-RG3) notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s press conference

    Sep 16, 2014, 4:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 16, five days before the Washington Redskins go to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Redskins Park news and notes Here are five notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s press conference on Monday (none of them RG3 related): —Brandon Meriweather was back in the building…

  5. Redskins defense off to a good start, should improve with Meriweather’s return

    Sep 15, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    A year ago, after the Redskins gave up over 1,000 yards in their first two games, many fans and members of the media had a lot of fun projecting those numbers over 16 games and stating that the Redskins defense was “historically bad”. Of course, it’s always dangerous to base such sweeping statements on such…

  6. Need to Know: Five things to watch at Redskins Park including a Plan B for Meriweather

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 23, three days before the Redskins wrap up the preseason against the Bucs. Nickel coverage Here are five things I’ll be watching this week at Redskins Park and in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Bucs: —Clarity at running back—The Redskins had four players who…

  7. Mailbag: Will Morgan Moses start for the Redskins in 2014?

    Jun 26, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    I got so many good questions on Twitter and on the Real Redskins Facebook page that I decided to do a two-parter. Here’s Part One from yesterday, let’s get rolling to the rest of them. @Rich_TandlerCSN what is the most exciting position battle for the #Redskins before the season starts? #RedskinsTalk — ThePorchReport (@ThePorchReport) June…

  8. Need to Know: 5 burning Redskins questions on defense

    Jun 3, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, June 3, 14 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage After a 3-13 season there are always plenty of questions surrounding an NFL team. Here is a look at five burning questions facing the Redskins’ defense (we’ll talk about questions on offense later this…

  9. Redskins finding that safety is a tough position to fill

    Apr 11, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The Redskins can’t be accused of completely neglecting the safety position the past two offseasons. Last year they spent two of their seven draft picks on the position, taking Phillip Thomas in the fourth round and Bacarri Rambo in the sixth. This year they brought back Brandon Meriweather and signed veteran Ryan Clark. As Redskins…

  10. Allen: Thomas was going to start at safety last year

    Mar 22, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT

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    In an interview with the Washington Post, Bruce Allen revealed a nugget of information that could have major implications for the Redskins’ 2014 defensive secondary. Allen talked about the safety position and the team’s 2013 fourth-round pick. “Phillip Thomas, we had high hopes for him last year,” said Allen. “He was going to start for…

  11. Need to Know: RG3 among Redskins most talked about this week

    Mar 22, 2014, 5:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 22, 16 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are the five most talked about Redskins this week: Robert Griffin III—His appearance here is noteworthy mostly because he hasn’t been talked about much this offseason. That, of course, is in…

  12. Fan questions: In addition to RG3, what needs to improve?

    Mar 19, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    It’s been a while since we’ve done fan questions and you submitted some good ones to me on Twitter at @Rich_TandlerCSN and on the Real Redskins Facebook page. Let’s jump right in. What do u think is the biggest need atm and what’ll be the draftapproach? Best available or need? #RedskinsTalk @Rich_TandlerCSN — Ralf Peeters…

  13. Redskins putting their eggs in the pass-rush basket

    Mar 18, 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

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    We are a week in to free agency and the Redskins’ two biggest signees will probably play a few yards apart from each other and will have the same primary responsibility much of the time. Before free agency started they retained right outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who had 10 sacks in 2013, via using the…

  14. Need to Know: A week into free agency, five Redskins questions

    Mar 18, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 18, 20 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage We’re just a week into the league year and we have some answers about the 2014 season. But there are still many questions, here are five of them: What will be done…

  15. Options remain at safety for the Redskins

    Mar 12, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT

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    There was a run on the safety position during the first hours of NFL free agency. Unfortunately the Redskins, who are in need of two starting caliber safeties, were not participants. They were interested in Jairus Byrd of the Bills but not for anything close to the $54 million over six years he got from…

  16. Need to Know: The five oldest Redskins and their futures

    Jan 24, 2014, 5:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 24, 73 days before the Redskins start offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Some of the oldest members of the 2013 Redskins are set to become free agents. Here are the five oldest Redskins who are currently under contract and a look at the prospects for…

  17. Need to Know: The top five Redskins free agents

    Dec 6, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 6, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage With the meaningful part of the 2013 season over, it’s time to take a look ahead. Here are the five Redskins who are will be free agents that the team…

  18. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up

    Nov 11, 2013, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 11, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Yesterday, we looked at five Redskins who have exceeded expectations in the 2013 season. Today, it’s five who need to step up if the Redskins are going to make something of…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins have contained Peterson

    Nov 6, 2013, 5:28 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 6, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from the Redskins locker room: 1. David Amerson may have saved the Redskins season by knocking running back David Woodhead out of bounds just short of the…

  20. Need to Know: Was tumultuous week a distraction for the Redskins?

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 3, the day the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Potential distractions abound but players should have no excuse It was one of those weeks at Redskins Park. It started with a loss to the Broncos that may have been closer than the…

  21. Need to Know: Health not an issue for the Redskins

    Nov 2, 2013, 6:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 2, one day before the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Redskins Park: 1. The Redskins certainly can’t complain about their health. They did list nine players on their injury report on Friday but only one,…

  22. Need to Know: Why doesn’t Aldrick play more?

    Oct 22, 2013, 5:54 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 22, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Denver to play the Broncos. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. Shanahan’s press conference took place a few hours before the NFL announced that Brandon Meriweather would be…

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

    Oct 4, 2013, 5:31 AM EDT

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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.…

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

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:59 AM EDT

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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…

  25. Need to Know: Redskins’ offense has to find a way

    Sep 22, 2013, 5:43 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 22, the day the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. Redskins-Lions final checklist —That the Redskins lost to the Packers was not surprising. That they were non-competitive in the process was. They never trailed by over 18 points at any point in any…

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