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  1. Need to Know: A lot is riding on “developing” right side of Redskins O-line

    Aug 3, 2015, 5:28 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 3, 10 days before Washington Redskins open their preseason against the Browns. If you need to catch up on what’s happening in Richmond, scroll to the bottom for a list of our posts from the last 24 hours.  A lot is riding on “developing”…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins’ Gruden adjusting his priorities in Year 2

    Jul 31, 2015, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 31, 13 days before Washington Redskins open their preseason against the Browns. Getting their priorities straight RICHMOND—A year ago, on the eve of his first training camp as an NFL head coach, Jay Gruden was asked what would make a successful Redskins training camp.…

  3. Bubble watch: Projecting the Redskins’ 53-man roster

    Jul 27, 2015, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The Redskins roll into Richmond on Wednesday and get to work on the field on Thursday. Over the course of a few dozen practices and four preseason games, head coach Jay Gruden and GM Scot McCloughan will trim the roster down to the final 53. Here are my projections of who will end up on…

  4. Need to Know: Will the Redskins go to running back by committee?

    Jul 26, 2015, 4:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 26, four days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Best of NTK Hey, I’m taking off a couple of days prior to the start of training camp. I’m going to repost a few of the more popular posts from the last few months. This…

  5. Need to Know: Is Redskins quarterback RG3 really “done”?

    Jul 24, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 24, 6 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. 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…

  6. Need to Know: Five questions for Jay Gruden prior to the start of Redskins training camp

    Jul 22, 2015, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 22, 8 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Media coverage of Redskins training camp gets underway a week from today. Coach Jay Gruden and possibly a player or two will speak to the media from the Bon Secours Redskins Training…

  7. Need to Know: What should we expect from the Redskins’ running game this year?

    Jul 20, 2015, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, July 20, 10 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. 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…

  8. Need to Know: Will there be any Redskins roster additions before camp?

    Jul 15, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 15, 15 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. 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…

  9. Need to Know: Is play action a cure for Redskins’ and RG3’s problems?

    Jul 3, 2015, 5:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 3, 27 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Play action the cure for what ails them? The post I wrote here yesterday on third down struggles came from a fairly substantial article by Mike Tanier, who does work for Football Outsiders. The…

  10. Need to Know: Why did the Redskins struggle on third down in 2014?

    Jul 2, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 2, 28 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.   Historically bad When the Redskins do something poorly, they don’t mess around. In 2013 when they had some bad special teams play, they were historically bad. Football Outsiders has been tracking special teams…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

    Jun 11, 2015, 4:48 AM EDT

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    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.…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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

    Jun 4, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

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    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…

  22. 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…

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

    May 18, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

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    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,…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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