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  1. Need to Know: Redskins’ coaching staff turnover nearly complete

    Jan 24, 2015, 6:43 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 24, 96 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock for the first round of the NFL draft. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a…

  2. Need to Know: Why did the Redskins hire Joe Barry?

    Jan 23, 2015, 4:52 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, January 23, 97 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock for the first round of the NFL draft. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a…

  3. Need to Know: Is Jay Gruden’s seat getting hot already?

    Jan 21, 2015, 3:10 PM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 22, 98 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock for the first round of the NFL draft. Question of the day We’re changing up the format of Need to Know for the offseason. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a…

  4. Seven questions for Redskins GM Scot McCloughan

    Jan 9, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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    The Redskins will introduce Scot McCloughan at a press conference today at noon. Here are some questions that the team’s first true general manager since 1999 that are likely to be asked. When did the possibility of McCloughan coming to Washington first come up? There are some who suspect that the Redskins acted after all…

  5. New coordinator just a first step towards fixing Redskins’ defense

    Jan 1, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

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    As it turns out coach Jay Gruden did not recommend that Jim Haslett should remain the Redskins’ defensive coordinator. We found out yesterday that he agreed to let him walk out the door. Although the authority to terminate Haslett’s employment rested with Bruce Allen, the general manager said that let the head coach and coordinator…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins’ Allen does little to inspire confidence

    Jan 1, 2015, 5:24 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 1, 119 days before the Redskins make their pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—Happy New Year edition 1. Before I could ask Bruce Allen my planned question about why season ticket holders should expect things to be any…

  7. Need to Know: Will Redskins’ Gruden stand on the table for Haslett?

    Dec 31, 2014, 6:26 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 31, 120 days before the Washington Redskins make their pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—More change for the sake of change? 1. This seems to be Jay Gruden’s New Year’s resolution. “There are some changes that are going…

  8. Need to Know: Will Cousins get a chance to compete for the Redskins QB job?

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:12 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 30, 121 days before the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—Cousins’ future in Washington 1. Yesterday was another lesson in how “news” can get bent out of shape. What started out as a small group of reporters chatting with Kirk Cousins…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins got what they should have expected from Hatcher

    Dec 28, 2014, 6:08 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 28, 123 days before the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—One last 2014 roster shuffle 1. The Redskins made their final roster shuffle of the 2014 season yesterday when they put DE Jason Hatcher on injured reserve and claimed defensive lineman…

  10. Need to Know: Will Redskins’ Haslett stay or go?

    Dec 27, 2014, 6:14 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 27, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Will Haslett stay or go? 1. Zac Boyer of the Washington Times talked to Redskins coach Jay Gruden yesterday and the coach said that he was “absolutely” interested in bringing back Jim…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins improving in takeaway department lately

    Dec 22, 2014, 6:28 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 22, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Redskins by the numbers 1. Statistics are very useful but sometimes you have to take a closer look to see what the story really is. One of the storylines advanced by fans and…

  12. Need to Know: Redskins spoil Eagles’ season but still have a long way to go

    Dec 21, 2014, 7:57 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 21, seven days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—Redskins 27, Eagles 24 1. All week long Jay Gruden and the Redskins players downplayed the angle that a win could put a serious dent in the Eagles’ playoff hopes. The company…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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)…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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.…

  25. 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)…

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