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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: How much can A. J. Smith help the Redskins?

    Jan 3, 2015, 5:16 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 3, 117 days before the Redskins make their pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—Would A. J. Smith be an upgrade? 1. How much can A. J. Smith help the Redskins? It depends on how much authority he’s given…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Need to Know: Redskins’ Clark takes a jab at London Fletcher

    Dec 24, 2014, 6:20 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 24, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—One real snub 1. Yesterday Ryan Clark took a shot at former Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, who blasted defensive coordinator Jim Haslett on TV a few weeks ago. The topic was injuries…

  9. 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)…

  10. Need to Know: Will Gruden go to bat for Haslett?

    Dec 2, 2014, 4:56 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 2, five days before the Washington Redskins play the St. Louis Rams at FedEx Field. Three and out–Will Gruden fight for Haslett? 1. Jay Gruden took something of a neutral stance when he was asked about the future of Jim Haslett. When asked about…

  11. Who’s to blame for the Redskins’ blown coverage issues–players or coaches?

    Dec 1, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

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    On multiple occasions against the Colts, the Redskins mixed up their coverage assignments, leaving Indianapolis receivers wide open targets for Andrew Luck. It appeared that coach Jay Gruden was beyond frustrated with the issues. “I don’t know,” said Gruden when asked for an explanation. “We addressed that in the locker room. One’s a basic three-deep…

  12. Need to Know: Opponents adjusting to Redskins’ defense well before halftime

    Nov 22, 2014, 5:37 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 22, one day before the Washington Redskins travel to San Francisco to play the 49ers. Redskins thoughts and observations —I’m not sure what to make out of Jay Gruden’s RG3 comments to Albert Breer. Not too long before the coach talked to the NFL.com…

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

    Oct 30, 2014, 9:35 AM EST

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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…

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

    Oct 29, 2014, 4:48 AM EST

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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…

  15. Redskins 20, Cowboys 17–First take observations

    Oct 28, 2014, 12:33 AM EST

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    Here are some quick-hit observations on the Redskins’ 20-17 overtime win over the Cowboys. —Bashaud Breeland is a playmaker. In the first half he knocked down a deep Romo pass intended for Terrence Williams and forced a fumble out of DeMarco Murray after he had taken a pass down in side the Redskins 15. In the…

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

    Oct 4, 2014, 4:46 AM EST

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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…

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

    Sep 19, 2014, 4:52 AM EST

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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…

  18. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins-Jaguars

    Sep 14, 2014, 5:15 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 14, the day the Washington Redskins open their home season against the Jaguars. Final thoughts on Redskins-Jaguars —Jim Haslett said the Redskins will be OK with five defensive linemen active and so did Jay Gruden. I’m not so sure I believe them, especially when…

  19. Need to Know: 5 things we’ve learned about the 2014 Redskins

    Aug 29, 2014, 5:26 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 29, one day before the Redskins cut their roster to 53. Nickel coverage The offseason is finally over. The Redskins are going to cut their roster to 53 by 4 p.m. tomorrow, establish their practice squad Sunday, and get to work on Monday. Jay…

  20. Redskins’ Haslett: Amerson ‘night and day’ from last year

    Aug 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

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    The Redskins are relying on CB David Amerson to step up this year. According to the defensive coordinator, so far, so good. RICHMOND—On the list of concerns for the Redskins coming into training camp, one was David Amerson. He was slated to take a step up from the nickel cornerback spot he occupied last year…

  21. Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins rising to the challenge

    Aug 3, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

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    Jarvis Jenkins is responding to the challenges of depth chart competition on the team and a contract year for himself. RICHMOND—Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins came into training camp fighting for his football life. Even though he has started 19 games over the past two seasons after missing all of his rookie season with a torn…

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

    Jul 10, 2014, 5:11 AM EST

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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…

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

    Jun 20, 2014, 4:52 AM EST

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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…

  24. Fan mailbag: Moss’ status, Haslett’s schemes, and getting younger in the draft

    Apr 16, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    Before we get started here, I didn’t answer any questions about whether the Redskins are interested in a particular player in the draft. They haven’t let anything leak about any players and if they did it probably would be a smokescreen anyway. It’s lying season, folks. OK, on to your questions. @Rich_TandlerCSN #RedskinsTalk do you think…

  25. Need to Know: Can the Redskins get the most out of Jackson in 2014?

    Apr 7, 2014, 4:50 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, April 7, 31 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Five quick thoughts about the Redskins as they start up their offseason workout program: 1. Will the Redskins maximize Jackson’s talents this year? I’m looking at what Mike Wallace did in Miami last year. I…

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