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  1. Need to Know: Redskins Park observations–Hankerson’s status still up in the air

    Oct 31, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 31, two days before the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings. Five thoughts and observations from Redskins Park —The Vikings have both the NFC defensive player of the month for October in Everson Griffen (8 sacks for season, 6 of them…

  2. Starting Griffin this Sunday is the right call

    Oct 30, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

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    The decision to start Griffin and end his absence from the lineup after he suffered from a dislocated angle in Week 2, has been widely reported and is expected to be confirmed by Jay Gruden at some point. Some decisions are hard. The one to start Robert Griffin III against the Vikings on Sunday is…

  3. Where are we? The state of the Redskins, Week 9

    Oct 30, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

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    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 9 of the NFL season. Record: 3-5 vs. NFC East: 1-2 vs. NFC: 1-4 vs. AFC: 2-1 Home: 2-2 Away: 1-3 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 31-29 Opposition cumulative—wins: 9-15 Opposition cumulative—losses: 22-14 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 30-28 Statistical Rankings Offense (yards/game): 391.9 (5th) Defense (yards/game): 331.0…

  4. Need to Know: Redskins’ Gruden maintains confidence in Alfred Morris

    Oct 30, 2014, 4:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 30, three days before the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings. Redskins Park notes and quotes —For the first time this year, all 53 Redskins practiced. Only Trent Williams (knee) and Ryan Clark (ankle, shoulder) were limited. —For what it’s worth,…

  5. Need to Know: Redskins’ Gruden–“Our heart is still beating”

    Oct 29, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 27, four days before the Washington Redskins travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings. Notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s press conference Jay Gruden held his day after game news conference via teleconference on Tuesday afternoon. —Hey, those of you who have been saying…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–McCoy wouldn’t trade his past experiences

    Oct 23, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 23, four days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Redskins Park notes and quotes from Wednesday —What’s my take on the quarterback situation? I think that Robert Griffin III wants to play badly but Jay…

  7. Need to Know: Five Redskins observations–Run game needs to improve, including Morris

    Oct 21, 2014, 4:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 21, six days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Five Redskins thoughts and observations —There is a buzz out there on talk radio and Twitter that the Redskins defense is better off without Brian Orakpo.…

  8. Need to Know: Five final Redskins-Titans thoughts

    Oct 19, 2014, 6:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 19, eight days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Five final thoughts on Redskins-Titans —There has been some talk this week about Colt McCoy at quarterback and it’s not all a media creation. Jay Gruden…

  9. Need to Know: Fewer touches to go around for Redskins’ offense

    Oct 17, 2014, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 17, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field. Five observations on the Redskins —I get asked about the “mood” of the Redskins or the “tone” of the locker room and I have to say that it’s tough to…

  10. Redskins’ Gruden doesn’t rule out QB switch to McCoy

    Oct 16, 2014, 8:52 AM EDT

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    On Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden had a very simple answer when he was asked if he was considering turning to third-string quarterback Colt McCoy in light of backup QB Kirk Cousins struggles. “No. We’re going to go with Kirk again,” he said. Gruden then launched into some details of the three interceptions that Cousins…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Cousins says he may be forcing things

    Oct 16, 2014, 4:51 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 16, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Tennessee Titans at FedEx Field. News you need to know —Robert Griffin III returned to practice today, participating in individual drills. Jay Gruden said that he will start when he is medically cleared and up…

  12. Where are we? The state of the Redskins, Week 7

    Oct 15, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 5 of the NFL season. Record: 1-5 vs. NFC East: 0-2 vs. NFC: 0-4 vs. AFC: 1-1 Home: 1-2 Away: 0-3 Opposition cumulative record (all games played): 18-16 Opposition cumulative—wins: 0-6 Opposition cumulative—losses: 18-10 Record of teams remaining on schedule: 32-27 Rankings Offense (yards/game): 395.8 (7th) Defense (yards/game): 336.2 (10th) Passer…

  13. Will the Redskins put RG3’s return on the fast track?

    Oct 13, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

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    As the Redskins suffered their fourth straight loss and while Kirk Cousins threw multiple interceptions in a quarter for the second time in three games, Robert Griffin III watched from the sideline. Griffin, who has been sidelined since suffering a dislocated ankle in the first quarter of the second game of the season against Jacksonville,…

  14. Need to Know: News, notes, and quotes from Redskins Park–Will Trent Williams play?

    Oct 10, 2014, 4:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 10, two days before the Washington Redskins go to Arizona to play the Cardinals. Sick bay Out—QB Robert Griffin III (ankle), S Ryan Clark (ankle), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle), CB Tracy Porter (hamstring), LB Perry Riley (knee) Limited—OT Trent Williams (knee), TE Jordan Reed…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Gruden’s ‘dream scenario’ nears

    Oct 9, 2014, 5:15 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 9, three days before the Washington Redskins go to Arizona to play the Cardinals. Redskins Park notes and quotes —Kirk Cousins did lot of dink and dunk passing in the early going of the Seattle game before launching a 60-yard bomb to DeSean Jackson.…

  16. The good, the bad, and the ugly from Redskins vs. Seahawks

    Oct 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in the Redskins’ 27-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks: The good —The 60-yard TD bomb from Kirk Cousins to DeSean Jackson—In an odd coverage scheme, Kam Chancellor ended up covering Jackson with Richard Sherman giving deep help. Jackson easily beat the safety off the…

  17. Need to Know: 5 final thoughts on Redskins-Seahawks

    Oct 6, 2014, 5:47 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 6, six days before the Washington Redskins go to Arizona to play the Cardinals. Redskins-Seahawks—5 final thoughts —The Redskins will need good special teams if they are going to keep this game competitive. And that doesn’t mean simply not screwing anything up as was…

  18. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Tight ends may be back to full strength

    Oct 4, 2014, 4:46 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 4, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Seahawks on Monday night football. Friday Redskins Park notes and quotes —Redskins special teams captain Adam Hayward doesn’t seem to be a big fan of doing more off the field to correct his unit’s issues. It’s…

  19. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Gruden calls Lynch ‘an angry runner’

    Oct 3, 2014, 4:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 3, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Seahawks on Monday night football. Thursday Redskins Park notes and quotes —Ryan Clark was asked if Seattle had any weaknesses. He gave a pretty smart answer. “I believe every team has something they’re not good…

  20. Need to Know: Redskins Park news and notes–Gruden tight lipped on injuries

    Oct 1, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 1, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Seahawks on Monday night football. Redskins Park news and notes The Redskins had a rare Tuesday practice yesterday due to the Thursday game last week and the upcoming Monday night game. Here is some of…

  21. Gruden needs to fix Redskins’ culture

    Sep 27, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

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    The Redskins’ 45-14 loss to the Giants on Thursday night was painful for everyone—players, coaches, the fans at FedEx Field, the television audience—to go through. But coach Jay Gruden believes that it may have been just what the players and coaches needed. Even though going into the game they were 1-2 on the season and…

  22. Need to Know: The road ahead for the Redskins including some possible roster moves

    Sep 27, 2014, 5:39 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 27, nine days before the Washington Redskins host the Seahawks on Monday night football. Five thoughts on the road ahead for the Redskins —I have a post coming later today about what Jay Gruden faces in trying to turn around the losing culture that…

  23. Need to Know: Tuesday Redskins Park notes and quotes–Gruden disinterested in stats

    Sep 24, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, September 24, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Giants on Thursday night football. Tuesday notes and quotes from Redskins Park —Yeah, it’s a cliché. But Jay Gruden could not have been less interested in the fact that his team is in the top…

  24. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Gruden says comebacks wins will come for Cousins

    Sep 23, 2014, 5:21 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 23, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Giants on Thursday night football. Five notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s new conference —Yesterday I took a look at the Redskins’ run-pass ratio. Gruden explained the pass-heavy play selection this way: “They played well.…

  25. Need to Know: Redskins Park notes and quotes–Gruden gets Cousins’ head spinning

    Sep 19, 2014, 4:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 19, two days before the Washington Redskins go to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Notes and quotes from Redskins Park —Eagles coach Chip Kelly has a lot of different types of screens in the Eagles’ offense. But to Jim Haslett, the effectiveness of the…

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