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  1. Need to Know: Redskins PUP list decisions still up in the air

    Jul 22, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 22, two days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Jay Gruden said during minicamp that he planned to spend a lot of the time in between the end of the offseason program and training camp planning out the time in Richmond.…

  2. Will the Redskins throw it deep in 2014?

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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    It is doubtful that Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will ever earn a nickname like “The Mad Bomber” or anything similar. But Jay Gruden’s quarterback went deep more than any other quarterback in the NFL last year. According to ESPN, Gruden’s Bengals led the league in passes that traveled 20 yards or more past the line…

  3. Need to Know: Many Redskins hard at work two weeks before start of camp

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 10, 14 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Here are a few tidbits and updates as we are two weeks away from the first practice of Redskins training camp 2014. —Players are off but there were at least a dozen…

  4. Need to Know: Rice, breakout Redskins among top 5 posts of the month

    Jul 6, 2014, 5:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 6, 18 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are the five most popular Redskins posts of the past month. 1. Jerry Rice Jr. signs with the Redskins—Most college free agent signings draw very little attention; this one tells you what’s…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins’ Jay Gruden likes to pound the rock on first down

    Jul 4, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 4, 20 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Yesterday we looked at how frequently Jay Gruden called passes when he was the offensive coordinator with the Bengals. Now lets flip the coin over and look at his running play calls…

  6. Need to Know: Was Jay Gruden pass happy in Cincinnati?

    Jul 3, 2014, 4:46 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 3, 21 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out I was doing some research on pass attempts by the Bengals over the three years that Jay Gruden was calling plays there. I found out more interesting stuff than I could use…

  7. Redskins camp countdown: 21 carries per game for Alfred Morris

    Jul 2, 2014, 2:55 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 21—Carries per game for Alfred Morris For some reasons, the impression exists that Jay Gruden is a pass happy coach. The term is being thrown around a lot when talking about…

  8. Need to Know: Will there be a shakeup on the Redskins’ O-line?

    Jul 2, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, July 2, 22 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out What are the chances that the Redskins line up in Houston on Sept. 7 with the same line that has been the first unit during OTAs and minicamp? Let’s take a look.…

  9. Need to Know: RG3 will be able to audible; is this a big deal for the Redskins?

    Jul 1, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 1, 23 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out It looks like Jay Gruden and Sean McVay are taking the training wheels off for Robert Griffin III. Well, some of the time at least. —“Some of the audible situations we’ll give…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins getting players to buy in to special teams

    Jun 29, 2014, 5:18 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 29, 25 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —There was very little down time in special teams practices at Redskins Park. “We’re able to break up and [Special Teams Coordinator] Ben [Kotwica] does an outstanding job of utilizing everybody and…

  11. Need to Know: Cooley doesn’t think RG3 should have played Week 1 last year

    Jun 28, 2014, 5:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 28, 26 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —Chris Cooley stated on ESPN 980 earlier this week that after looking at game video from the early part of last season that it was clear to him that Robert Griffin III…

  12. Fan questions: Will the 2014 Redskins be pass happy?

    Jun 25, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    I got a ton of good questions on both Twitter and on the Real Redskins Facebook page so we’re going to do a two-part post here. If you don’t see your question answered here, check back tomorrow. Let’s get rolling. @Rich_TandlerCSN @Snide_Remarks think the Skins will be a pass 1st offense this year? Avg 35+…

  13. Need to Know: Points will need to soar for 2014 Redskins

    Jun 25, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 25, 29 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out —I’m having a hard time figuring out how much the Redskins will pass this year. The Patriots and Saints passed about 40 times per game last year. The Seahawks and Panthers averaged…

  14. Countdown to Redskins training camp: 30 TD passes

    Jun 23, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

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    We’re counting down to the start of training camp here by looking at some numbers that will be keys to the Redskins’ 2014 season. 30—The target number of touchdown passes for Robert Griffin III This may seem to be a shade ambitious since a total of 36 in his two years in the NFL. But…

  15. Will the Redskins keep a fullback on the 53?

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

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    The Redskins went into the pre-training camp break with the same 90 players they had on the roster prior to OTAs. That means that Darrel Young remains the only fullback on the roster. Some might look at that as good news for Young. Not having competition for your job could take a lot of the…

  16. Need to Know: 5 reasons the Redskins could struggle in 2014

    Jun 23, 2014, 5:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 23, 31 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Yesterday we looked at five reasons for the Redskins to be optimistic about the 2014 season. Today it’s the other side of the coin, five reasons the team could struggle this season. —The…

  17. Need to Know: The 5 biggest events of the Redskins’ offseason

    Jun 20, 2014, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, June 20, 34 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage The Redskins offseason program ended yesterday with their final minicamp practice. Here are the five most important events that have happened during the offseason. —Mike Shanahan fired—Shanahan’s team pulled out a playoff spot…

  18. Need to Know: Redskins players will stay in touch with strength coaches over break

    Jun 19, 2014, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 19, 35 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage With minicamp winding down, here are five notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s press conference on Wednesday. —Ryan Kerrigan rarely misses practice but he was a spectator on Wednesday: “He just was a…

  19. Minicamp notes and quotes: Redskins’ Trent Murphy lining up at a variety of positions

    Jun 18, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, June 18, 36 days before the Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from Jay Gruden from after the Redskins’ minicamp practice on Tuesday. —Without pads it’s difficult to judge the performances of running backs and linemen. So what can…

  20. Redskins roundup: Gruden likes read option only as a surprise tactic

    Jun 15, 2014, 6:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 15, two days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins notes and quotes from around the web: —Jay Gruden reiterated to Don Banks of Sports Illustrated that the read option will be a change of pace for Robert Griffin…

  21. Redskins’ Gruden picks up the tempo with no-huddle sessions

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    The no-huddle offense was something of a source of frustration for Redskins fans last year. It seemed that when the Redskins ran it, they were effective. They didn’t run it at all during their 0-3 start, not even in situations where they were playing from behind (which was nearly all of every game). Then going…

  22. Need to Know: Five Gruden notes and quotes after Redskins’ OTA

    Jun 12, 2014, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 12, five days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s presser after Wednesday’s OTA session. —Gruden did not lose hope for safety Bacarri Rambo after seeing his rough rookie season on tape. “That’s going…

  23. Redskins TE Jordan Reed should get more deep passes in 2014

    Jun 10, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Redskins tight end Jordan Reed lived in the short area of the field in his rookie 2013 season. He was targeted 60 times (all stats via Pro Football Focus unless noted) last year and only two of those passes traveled 20 or more yards in the air. That was a pass deep down the right…

  24. Need to Know: 5 thoughts on the state of the Redskins after Week 2 of OTAs

    Jun 8, 2014, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, June 8, nine days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage With Week 2 of OTAs is in the books and here are five thoughts on the state of the Redskins. —The Redskins carried eight offensive linemen last season—the five starters, swing tackle Tom…

  25. Need to Know: 5 Gruden notes and quotes from Wednesday’s Redskins OTA

    Jun 5, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 5, 12 days before the start of minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five quotes and notes from Jay Gruden following the Redskins’ OTA session on Wednesday. —Some think that Kory Lichtensteiger could get pushed out at center at some point but Gruden appears to…

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