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  1. Need to Know: Could the Redskins be better than we think?

    Jun 22, 2015, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 22, 38 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Will the Redskins be better than we think? The Redskins are coming off of back to back seasons with a total of seven wins. They have an unproven head coach, an uncertain quarterback situation,…

  2. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Gruden and RG3, Morris’ contract, playing time for Grant

    Jun 21, 2015, 5:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 21, 39 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. The Week That Was Here is another look at the news and views that we talked about last week on CSNwashington.com” —Alfred Morris isn’t going to let his contract situation distract him—After two seasons…

  3. Redskins Wednesday minicamp report: A good day for Murphy

    Jun 17, 2015, 6:15 PM EDT

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    The Redskins held their final practice of the offseason under cloud cover with some light rain in Ashburn. Here are my observations: —Trent Williams and Jordan Reed were playing catch off to the side while special teams drills were underway. Williams has a decent arm but Reed, who went to Florida as a quarterback, had…

  4. Need to Know: Gruden explains Redskins’ Richmond practice time switch

    Jun 17, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 17, 43 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Gruden talks about practice schedule Yesterday in this space I wondered why the Redskins decided to change their practice schedule in Richmond this summer. On most days they will have their full practice in…

  5. Small situational sample size makes judging Redskins’ play calling difficult

    Jun 15, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    I was doing some research on the Redskins’ run-pass ratio last year and I stumbled across a number that I found to be both stunning and very, very revealing. I was looking into play calls in situations where the Redskins were trailing in a game by seven points or more and compared that to both…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins culture change will take time

    Jun 12, 2015, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 12, 4 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins need more than a different game plan to establish an identity

    Jun 11, 2015, 4:48 AM EDT

    Morris-vs-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 11, 5 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Some thoughts on the 2015 Redskins establishing an identity as a running team: —After a few OTAs it is hard to get a handle on what the identity of this team will be in 2015.…

  8. Need to Know: Redskins OTA notes:–Gruden impressed with Amerson’s performance

    Jun 10, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 10, 6 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Here are some quotes with notes from Tuesday’s OTA session: —Joe Barry had good things to say about David Amerson and his work ethic last week and Jay Gruden echoed them. “The reasons why the…

  9. Need to Know: Why did the Redskins stick with the 3-4 defense?

    Jun 6, 2015, 5:34 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 6, 10 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…

  10. Redskins’ Gruden has only faint praise for Griffin

    Jun 5, 2015, 9:01 AM EDT

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    I suppose you can argue with Peter King’s placement of the Redskins at No. 25 on his latest NFL power rankings but it’s hard to argue with his reasoning. I’d love to muster up enthusiasm for Jay Gruden, a good man and a good coach. But I can’t get his RGIII negativity out of my…

  11. Need to Know: Gruden says Redskins’ run game will mix zone and power

    Jun 4, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

    Morris-vs.-Vikings

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 4, 12 days before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Three and out Here are notes and quotes from after Wednesday’s OTA practice at Redskins Park: 1. Although Jay Gruden likely would rather have had DeSean Jackson there for the first week of OTAs last…

  12. Need to Know: Gruden says Redskins defense will be more focused on takeaways

    May 27, 2015, 6:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 27, 64 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Notes from Jay Gruden’s press conference after Monday’s OTA session: 1. Gruden is happy the the progress of DeAngelo Hall and it appears that the veteran cornerback will be ready for the start…

  13. Need to Know: What has to happen for the Redskins to go run heavy on offense

    May 18, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

    Morris-vs-Cowboys-2

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 18, 73 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page,…

  14. Need to Know: Gruden, Redskins may not get 4th QB for camp

    May 17, 2015, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 17, 74 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from rookie minicamp on Saturday: —Gruden believes that there is no pressing need to find a fourth quarterback after rookie free agent Connor Halliday decided to give…

  15. Will the Redskins go to running back by committee?

    May 13, 2015, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Redskins’ ranked 19th in the NFL in yards gained last year and their 4.2 yards per carry ranked 15th. That’s not good enough for a team that is as unsettled as the Redskins are at quarterback. Whether it’s Robert Griffin III behind center or Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy, the QB will benefit greatly…

  16. Gruden expects impact from the Redskins’ two rookie wide receivers

    May 12, 2015, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Jay Gruden seems to be happy with all 10 of the Redskins’ draft picks but he seems to like two in particular. It looks like the team already has specific roles carved out for the two receivers the team took. Appearing on ESPN 980 on Monday, Gruden was asked by host Kevin Sheehan what draft…

  17. A Redskins quarterback competition in name only?

    May 8, 2015, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Redskins’ GM Scot McCloughan gave some clarity to the Redskins’ quarterback situation during a radio appearance on 1067 The Fan on Thursday. Or did he? Coach Jay Gruden has said that Robert Griffin III is “the No. 1 guy” and would run the first-team offense during OTAs and in training camp. Host Grant Paulsen asked…

  18. Need to Know: Will the Redskins draft a receiver with their top pick?

    Apr 19, 2015, 6:35 AM EDT

    Amari-Cooper

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 19, 11 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins…

  19. Need to Know: Is Mariota talk a Redskins smokescreen aimed at RG3?

    Apr 10, 2015, 5:01 AM EDT

    RG3-bobble-vs-49ers

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 10, 20 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Is Mariota talk a smokescreen directed at RG3? Albert Breer of the NFL Media reported yesterday that Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota will not visit the Redskins. In a subsequent…

  20. Need to Know: What is the biggest challenge for Redskins’ Gruden in 2015?

    Apr 8, 2015, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 8, 22 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins…

  21. Need to Know: Backup running back by committee for the Redskins?

    Apr 1, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 1, 29 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins…

  22. Need to Know: Are there other draft trade back scenarios for the Redskins?

    Mar 29, 2015, 6:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 29, 32 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins…

  23. Need to Know: Redskins starting QB job is Griffin’s to lose

    Mar 26, 2015, 4:56 AM EDT

    RG3-passing-vs-Vikings

    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 26, 35 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins…

  24. Need to Know: What should we expect from Joe Barry’s Redskins defense?

    Mar 25, 2015, 5:19 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 25, 36 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins…

  25. Nebraska DE Gregory’s weight may be a concern for Redskins

    Feb 20, 2015, 9:53 AM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS—The defensive lineman are getting their heights and weights measured this morning at the NFL Combine and one prospect came in at a weight that raised some eyebrows. Randy Gregory, the Nebraska defensive end who is expected to be a top-10 pick when the draft gets underway in late April, was at his anticipated height…

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