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  1. Need to Know: 5 pivotal 2014 Redskins games

    Apr 24, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, April 24, 14 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five pivotal points in the Redskins 2014 schedule: Week 2 vs. Jaguars—This team has a proclivity for laying an egg at home, or even multiple eggs. If they want to have a…

  2. Need to Know: Draft dominates week’s top five Redskins posts

    Apr 20, 2014, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 20, nine days before the first veteran minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. Draft chatter: Could CB Darqueze Dennard fall to the Redskins?—It’s that time of year when everyone gets interested in the draft.…

  3. Need to Know: Which five Redskins will benefit most from the change to Gruden?

    Apr 14, 2014, 4:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 14, 24 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the five Redskins most helped by the coaching change from Mike Shanahan to Jay Gruden. Brian Orakpo—I hit on this yesterday. If Jim Haslett does end up letting him go after the QB…

  4. Need to Know: RG3, two guys named Jackson among trending Redskins

    Apr 12, 2014, 5:13 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, April 12, 26 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are the top five players trending on Redskins Talk this week. Robert Griffin III—The logo. Among fans, the two camps are “hate it” and “don’t care”. Ryan Clark—Yes, he talked about “the logo” in…

  5. What to look for during the Redskins’ preseason games

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    The NFL released teams’ preseason schedules yesterday—sort of. As usual, some of the specifics were left out. We only have the exact dates for two of them and we only have kickoff time for one of those. But with opponents and sites and the order of the games determined we still have plenty to look…

  6. McGlynn could push for starting role on Redskins’ O-line

    Apr 4, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Two days after Jay Gruden talked about the planned lineup at the middle of the offensive line, the Redskins put another name into the mix that could continue the transformation of the offensive line. Gruden said that the plan was to have newly-signed Shawn Lauvao play left guard and move Kory Lichtensteiger from left guard…

  7. Need to Know: The next five things on Gruden and the Redskins’ to-do list

    Apr 4, 2014, 5:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 4, three days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five things that are next for the Redskins after the DeSean Jackson signing. Get on the field—Offseason workouts start on Monday. The first phase is conditioning and the only use…

  8. Need to Know: Gruden, Orakpo trending on Redskins Talk this week

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, March 29, nine days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five top trending names on Redskins Talk this week: Jay Gruden—The Redskins new head coach didn’t have any earth-shattering news to reveal but he dropped a number of interesting tidbits…

  9. Gruden wants Morris to catch a few more passes

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

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    Jay Gruden thinks that Alfred Morris needs to catch some more passes. Gruden isn’t talking about having the third-year running back step into the role they may have envisioned for Darren Sproles, the Saints running back who was rumored to be going to the Redskins before the Eagles traded for him. Sproles caught at least…

  10. Redskins have help wanted sign up at outside linebacker

    Mar 24, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    As free agency plods into its third week, most of the focus has been on the Redskins’ defensive backfield, the safety spot in particular. But there is another area on defense that will need to be shored up prior to the start of the season. Outside linebacker is a vital position in the 3-4 defense…

  11. Will Gruden’s Redskins be pass happy?

    Mar 20, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Andre Roberts recently told John Keim of ESPN that he thinks that Jay Gruden will have the Redskins air it out this year. “I think we’ll be passing more than running,” said the Redskins free agent receiver. That caused a bit of a stir since the Redskins have been—or at least have tried to be—a…

  12. Need to Know: Five Redskins thoughts including special teams improvement

    Mar 19, 2014, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 19, 19 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the state of the Redskins after a week of free agency. 1. A lot of special teams improvement will have to come from within. They signed Adam…

  13. Need to Know: A week into free agency, five Redskins questions

    Mar 18, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, March 18, 20 days before the Redskins start their offseason workouts. Nickel coverage We’re just a week into the league year and we have some answers about the 2014 season. But there are still many questions, here are five of them: What will be done…

  14. Will the Redskins’ O-Line get bigger?

    Feb 25, 2014, 11:25 AM EDT

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    Jay Gruden has not been a head coach for very long but he seems to be as good as any of them when it comes to answering questions without giving out much information. Last week at the NFL Combine he was asked about the offensive line a couple of times. Here is what he said…

  15. Need to Know: Mock draft, D-Hall talk among Redskins top five stories of the week

    Feb 23, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, February 23, 16 days before the start of NFL free agency. Nickel coverage Here are our five most popular posts from the week that was. 1. 2014 NFL Mock Draft 2.0—I don’t necessarily agree with Ben Standig’s choice for the Redskins with the 34th overall…

  16. Haslett says he’ll turn Orkapo and Kerrigan loose

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Redskins’ defensive coordinator Jim Haslett hit the radio this week and he promised to get more pass rush pressure out of outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan. Speaking on Inside the Locker Room on ESPN 980, (via John Keim of ESPN) he talked about the need for the Redskins to improve the pass rush.…

  17. Need to Know: Five things on RG3′s offseason to-do list

    Feb 7, 2014, 5:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, February 7, 12 days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage According to Pierre Garçon, Robert Griffin III has set up a number of players-only offseason passing camps already. Here are five more things that are on his to-do list between now and the start of…

  18. Need to Know: The five most important off season dates for the Redskins

    Feb 5, 2014, 4:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 5, 14 days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Tarik posted the full NFL calendar on the site the other day. Let’s go through it and pull out the five dates that are most important to the Redskins. *Feb 17 Teams can apply franchise…

  19. Don’t be afraid to say it–the Redskins are rebuilding

    Jan 31, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    A reader left a comment on yesterday’s post about the Redskins not having any NFL starter caliber players under contract in the middle of their defense: Is it time to consider using the “R” word? (rebuild!) That is a term that hasn’t been used much in reference to the Redskins. If you asked Bruce Allen…

  20. Why can’t RG3 and Gruden talk about football?

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Two weeks ago, Robert Griffin III went to Redskins Park for the first time since Mike Shanahan was relieved of his duties as head coach. New coach Jay Gruden also was in the building. Coach and quarterback met but they couldn’t talk football. That’s right, the third-year quarterback and first-time head coach were not allowed…

  21. Will the Redskins move away from zone blocking?

    Jan 18, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

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    Are the Redskins preparing to change the way they run the ball? All NFL teams utilize some zone blocking running plays but only a handful use zone as their primary scheme. The Redskins have been one of those teams ever since Mike Shanahan arrived in 2010. We are getting some indications that change may be…

  22. Did the Redskins hire the right Bengals coordinator?

    Jan 16, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Less than a week after the Redskins hired Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden to be their new head coach, Minnesota hired Cincinnati’s other coordinator. Mike Zimmer, the defensive guru for the Bengals, was announced as the ninth head coach in the Vikings’ history on Wednesday. The Redskins requested an interview with Zimmer per NFL protocol…

  23. Need to Know: Five priorities for new Redskins coaches

    Jan 16, 2014, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 16, 112 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage The Redskins have brought in four new coaches so far and have given a major promotion to another one. Here is the major challenge facing each of them. 1. HC Jay Gruden—The first-time NFL head…

  24. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins can learn from last weekend’s games

    Jan 14, 2014, 4:47 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 14, 114 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Five things the Redskins can learn from the divisional playoff teams: 1. Give your young QB a solid D—The two veteran QB’s remaining, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady on the AFC side, play on teams…

  25. What if the Redskins match the Bengals’ red zone success?

    Jan 13, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Jay Gruden’s Cincinnati Bengals were one of the best red zone teams in the NFL in 2013. They scored a touchdown on 73.9 percent of the drives where they took at least one snap from inside their opponents’ 21 yard line. The Redskins, on the other hand, were not so efficient. They got into the…

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