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  1. Need to Know: Redskins’ challenge will be keeping Griffin upright

    Dec 20, 2014, 6:44 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 20, eight days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Eagles 1. Every week we talk about the Redskins needing to run the ball and that’s the buzz this week—run the ball, kill the clock, keep the…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins have just enough salary cap space to get through the season

    Dec 19, 2014, 5:16 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 19, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out— 1. Yesterday I tweeted out a link to my post about Jay Gruden saying that despite the team’s 3-11 record he won’t play younger players just to see what they can…

  3. Where are we? The state of the Redskins, Week 16

    Dec 18, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

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    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 16 of the NFL season. Record: 3-11 vs. NFC East: 1-3 vs. NFC: 1-9 vs. AFC: 2-2 Home: 2-4 Away: 1-7 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 92-103 Opposition cumulative—wins: 14-28 Opposition cumulative—losses: 78-75 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 19-9 Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 358.6 (12th)…

  4. Need to Know: NFL says two penalties on Breeland should not have been called

    Dec 18, 2014, 5:31 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 18, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out— 1. With the early game this week the Redskins are going to make up for lost time. Although today is scheduled like one of their lighter Friday sessions they will go…

  5. Need to Know: McCoy wants to return to Redskins, almost certainly will want a raise

    Dec 17, 2014, 5:29 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 17, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out— 1. Yesterday many fans and professional journalists took a tweet that paraphrased comments that Jay Gruden made about Robert Griffin III and blew it up, saying that Gruden threw Griffin under…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins RB Chris Thompson impresses Gruden

    Dec 16, 2014, 5:44 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 16, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Thompson impresses Gruden 1. The Redskins will be at work today instead of taking their usual Tuesday off. That’s because of the Saturday afternoon game against the Eagles. Starting quarterback Robert Griffin…

  7. Need to Know: Redskins clinch last place with loss

    Dec 15, 2014, 6:19 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 15, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Unacceptable football 1. It was hard to see the Redskins winning this game going in but they had a chance for a long time. I don’t know if they would have had a…

  8. Need to Know: Can Redskins’ Morris keep up strong play vs. Giants?

    Dec 14, 2014, 4:29 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 14, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Philadelphia Eagles. Three and out—Redskins vs. Giants final thoughts 1. The Giants’ front four on defense used to boast names like Osi and Strahan and the unit was the key to their two Super Bowl wins.…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins being outscored in every quarter

    Dec 13, 2014, 6:40 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 13, one day before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–Outscored across the board 1. I followed up on the condition of Chase Minnifield, who was put on injured reserve December 6 with a concussion. “He…

  10. Which of the three Redskins QB’s has performed the best this year?

    Dec 12, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    Redskins coach Jay Gruden has three quarterbacks to choose from to start his team’s Week 15 game against the Giants, assuming that Colt McCoy is healthy enough to be an option. It appears that Gruden is going to go with McCoy if his sprained neck allows him to do so, with Robert Griffin III being…

  11. Need to Know: Moses’ injury will affect Redskins’ offseason OL plans

    Dec 12, 2014, 4:49 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 12, two days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out 1. It will be interesting to see if Chris Thompson, who was just moved up from the practice squad, gets any touches in these last…

  12. Need to Know: An in-season QB competition for the Redskins?

    Dec 11, 2014, 5:34 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 11, three days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–A QB competition? 1. I’ve seen a lot of tweets about who the Redskins’ starting quarterback against the Giants will be floating around out there.…

  13. Where are we? State of the Redskins, Week 15

    Dec 10, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

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    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 15 of the NFL season. Record: 3-10 vs. NFC East: 1-2 vs. NFC: 1-8 vs. AFC: 2-2 Home: 2-4 Away: 1-6 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 82-87 Opposition cumulative—wins: 12-26 Opposition cumulative—losses: 69-61 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 22-17 Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 357.5 (12th)…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins get back to work with QB situation up in the air

    Dec 10, 2014, 5:08 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 10, four days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–Redskins back to work 1. The Redskins get back to work today preparing for the Giants. Wednesday is usually the day that the starting quarterback…

  15. McCoy: ‘Our protection failed a lot’

    Dec 9, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    Colt McCoy was not effective at quarterback against the Rams on Monday. He completed 20 of 32 passes for 199 yards with two interceptions. That comes to a passer rating of 54. The Redskins got nothing going on offense; they took just one snap in the red zone and got shut out for the first…

  16. Need to Know: Redskins’ QB situation in disarray

    Dec 9, 2014, 5:04 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 9, five days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–All options on the table 1. I’m glad that Jeff Fisher enjoyed sending out the six players the Rams obtained in the Robert Griffin III…

  17. Need to Know: With more turmoil ahead, it’s deja vu all over again for the Redskins

    Dec 7, 2014, 6:33 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 7, seven days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Team turmoil is at it again Here we are again. Last year on December 8 the 3-9 Redskins played a Sunday afternoon game against the Chiefs in…

  18. Need to Know: Will McCoy be a Redskin in 2015?

    Dec 4, 2014, 5:01 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 4, three days before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Three and out 1. It’s still kind of hard to believe that we’re talking about Colt McCoy starting at quarterback for the Redskins in Week 14 with both Robert…

  19. Gruden unhappy with Redskins’ sense of urgency during loss to Colts

    Dec 2, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    At halftime on Sunday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden told the FOX sideline announcer, “I want to see guys flying around, smiling, having fun.” After the game, he said, “It looked like we were sleepwalking out of the huddle.” After getting about 24 hours to ponder his team’s 49-27 loss to the Colts, Gruden wasn’t much…

  20. Who’s to blame for the Redskins’ blown coverage issues–players or coaches?

    Dec 1, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

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    On multiple occasions against the Colts, the Redskins mixed up their coverage assignments, leaving Indianapolis receivers wide open targets for Andrew Luck. It appeared that coach Jay Gruden was beyond frustrated with the issues. “I don’t know,” said Gruden when asked for an explanation. “We addressed that in the locker room. One’s a basic three-deep…

  21. Inconsistent Redskins suffer from lost opportunities, blown coverage

    Nov 30, 2014, 5:38 PM EST

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    Last week, the Redskins played pretty well defensively but couldn’t generate enough offense to beat the 49ers. Today in Indianapolis they moved the ball pretty well but they let Andrew Luck throw five touchdown passes, most of them to receivers who were wide open as the result of apparent blown coverages. The bottom line was…

  22. Need to Know: With Biggers out, Luck will challenge Redskins secondary

    Nov 30, 2014, 6:37 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 30, seven days before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Three and out: Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Colts 1. The Redskins downgraded cornerback E. J. Biggers to out of today’s game with a concussion. That was not a…

  23. Need to Know: Can DeSean Jackson get back on a roll vs. the Colts?

    Nov 29, 2014, 5:50 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 29, one day before the Washington Redskins travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts. Three and out: Trent should be back 1. Jay Gruden made no bones about it when I asked him yesterday—he is concerned about winning games right now in the short…

  24. Need to Know: Redskins will stay in house to fill needs at cornerback

    Nov 28, 2014, 5:54 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 28, two days before the Washington Redskins travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts. Three and out: Trent Williams should be back 1. Will left tackle Trent Williams (knee) play on Sunday? “That’s the plan,” said Redskins coach Jay Gruden. Williams, who will be…

  25. Need to Know: Production the bottom line in RG3 decision

    Nov 27, 2014, 5:38 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 27, three days before the Washington Redskins travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts. Three and out: Production the bottom line 1. I know that everyone likes to make things very complicated when it comes to things like Robert Griffin III being benched. And while…

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