Sep 15, 2015, 9:01 AM EST
Why would the Redskins cut an accurate field goal kicker like Kai Forbath? It could not have been an easy call for Jay Gruden and Scot McCloughan to make. The 2015 Redskins are likely to be in a lot of close games and Forbath has come through for Gruden. Last year, three of the team’s…
Aug 10, 2015, 6:43 PM EST
RICHMOND—The Redskins returned to Richmond and so did the rain. There was some pretty steady rainfall for about the first half of practice but it tapered off for the latter part of the session. Here are my observations. —Robert Griffin III had an up and down day. In fact, it probably was more down than…
Jul 18, 2015, 5:26 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, July 18, 12 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins veterans who could find themselves on the wrong side of the roster bubble. DeAngelo Hall—I’ve noted a few times lately that his $4 million salary puts him in…
Jun 16, 2015, 4:53 PM EST
The Redskins held the first day of their three-day mandatory minicamp with temperatures hovering near 90 and under skies that looked threatening but stayed dry. Here are my observations on defense and special teams. —They started off with special teams like they have been doing since last year. Among those running out when the coaches…
Jun 15, 2015, 5:01 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 15, one day before the Washington Redskins start minicamp. Question of the day A few days a week I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins Facebook page, or in the comments…
Mar 22, 2015, 5:06 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 22, 39 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Question of the day—quick hits edition I collect a lot of queries for the question of the day and a lot of them are good but they don’t warrant…
Mar 1, 2015, 7:01 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, March 1 nine days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. Question of the day We’re going back to the NTK format we’ve been using since last month. Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted…
Oct 20, 2014, 5:15 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 20, seven days before the Washington Redskins travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Monday night football. Numbers and notes from Redskins vs. Titans —Kai Forbath’s 22-yard game-winning field goal was the second game-winner of his career and his first since his overtime…
Sep 16, 2014, 4:30 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, September 16, five days before the Washington Redskins go to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Redskins Park news and notes Here are five notes and quotes from Jay Gruden’s press conference on Monday (none of them RG3 related): —Brandon Meriweather was back in the building…
Sep 14, 2014, 5:15 AM EST
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…
Aug 17, 2014, 5:00 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, August 17, one day before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Four downs The Redskins starting lineup seems to be pretty well set but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some big personnel questions that need to be answered. Here is…
Jun 26, 2014, 10:00 AM EST
I got so many good questions on Twitter and on the Real Redskins Facebook page that I decided to do a two-parter. Here’s Part One from yesterday, let’s get rolling to the rest of them. @Rich_TandlerCSN what is the most exciting position battle for the #Redskins before the season starts? #RedskinsTalk — ThePorchReport (@ThePorchReport) June…
May 13, 2014, 5:12 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 13, three days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five final thoughts on the 2014 NFL Draft (just don’t hold me to the “final” part). —The selection of Trent Murphy was all about leverage in 2015. Rewind to the…
May 12, 2014, 5:14 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, May 12, four days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who will be pushed for roster spots because of just completed NFL draft G Adam Gettis—I had Josh LeRibeus on the endangered list already after Mike McGlynn was…
Apr 8, 2014, 4:58 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, April 8, 30 days before the NFL draft. Nickel coverage Here are five Redskins who will be under pressure to perform in 2014: Robert Griffin III—If you need an explanation here, you need to turn in your football fan card. David Amerson—If a second-round pick…
Dec 10, 2013, 6:15 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 10, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Whether the Redskins have a new coaching staff or not, there are some positions on the field that will be in need of upgrades via free agency or the draft. Here…
Nov 23, 2013, 6:54 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 23, two days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five numbers of interest: —The Redskins are on pace to give up 497 points this season (31.1 per game). Only two teams since the merger, the 2008 Detroit Lions (0-16)…
Nov 12, 2013, 10:18 AM EST
As anyone who has been even a casual observer of the team this year could tell you, Redskins special teams are not very good. But are they historically bad? One analyst believes they are in the running to be the worst special teams unit ever. Mike Tanier writes about the NFL for Sports on Earth…
Oct 18, 2013, 4:25 PM EST
Five game keys plus a Bears-Redskins prediction: 1. The Redskins need to be very afraid of kick returner Devin Hester but the numbers suggest that the Bears’ special teams may be slowing him down themselves. Yes, Hester is averaging over 30 yards per return but he hasn’t been impressive in the “what have you done…
Oct 7, 2013, 6:07 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 7, six days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage The Redskins get back to work in Ashburn today with a 1 p.m. practice. Here are five things I’ll be keeping an eye on this week at the team gets…
Sep 22, 2013, 5:43 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 22, the day the Redskins play the Lions at FedEx Field. Redskins-Lions final checklist —That the Redskins lost to the Packers was not surprising. That they were non-competitive in the process was. They never trailed by over 18 points at any point in any…
Sep 15, 2013, 6:15 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, September 15, the day the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. That Was the Week That Was —The Redskins did not have a game all of last year without someone showing up on the injury report as questionable or worse. They were a Kai…
Sep 14, 2013, 5:39 AM EST
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 14, one day before the Redskins play the Packers at Lambeau Field. Nickel coverage 1. Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was fined $15,000 for his out of bounds hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last Sunday. It prompted Kaepernick to deliver one of the better…
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