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  1. Need to Know: What is the single biggest problem the Redskins and RG3 have to fix?

    Jul 14, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, July 14, 16 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. RG3’s biggest issue Robert Griffin III is the most analyzed athlete in Washington, perhaps in the country. When training camp starts later this month every step on his dropback, the position of his feet…

  2. Need to Know: How much will Jones line up with Redskins’ first team?

    Jul 10, 2015, 4:45 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, July 10, 20 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. Nickel coverage We’re a shade less than three weeks away from the start of training camp and I’m starting to review my “what to look for” notes. Here are five of them on the…

  3. Need to Know: Who’s up, who’s down as Redskins end offseason program

    Jun 18, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, June 18, 42 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp. State of the Redskins Here are some thoughts on the Redskins at the end of their offseason program. Note that the players have been in helmets and shorts and that only five of 11…

  4. Redskins Tuesday minicamp report, offense: Griffin sharp

    Jun 16, 2015, 6:29 PM EDT

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    Earlier I took a look at what the Redskins did during their Tuesday minicamp on defense and special teams earlier today. Now, here’s a look at the offense. —They have mixed up a lot of linemen on the second and third teams so don’t read too much into this but in the early going the…

  5. Need to Know: Gruden says Redskins defense will be more focused on takeaways

    May 27, 2015, 6:01 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 27, 64 days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Notes from Jay Gruden’s press conference after Monday’s OTA session: 1. Gruden is happy the the progress of DeAngelo Hall and it appears that the veteran cornerback will be ready for the start…

  6. Examining Redskins’ RG3’s passing under pressure

    May 22, 2015, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The Redskins are taking some steps to try to help Robert Griffin III succeed at quarterback. —They spent their top draft pick on a new right tackle, Brandon Scherff, to help plug up the leaky offensive line. —They are going to emphasize power running more, hoping to put Griffin in more favorable down and distance…

  7. Need to Know: What is the main reason for Redskins fans to be optimistic about 2015?

    May 21, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 21, five days before the Redskins start OTAs. 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 section…

  8. Need to Know: Looking ahead–Who are the Redskins’ priority 2016 free agents?

    May 20, 2015, 5:34 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, May 20, six days before the Redskins start OTAs. 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 section…

  9. Need to Know: Where do the Redskins still have needs?

    May 15, 2015, 5:47 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, May 15, 76 days before the Washington Redskins open training camp in Richmond, VA. 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,…

  10. A Redskins quarterback competition in name only?

    May 8, 2015, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Redskins’ GM Scot McCloughan gave some clarity to the Redskins’ quarterback situation during a radio appearance on 1067 The Fan on Thursday. Or did he? Coach Jay Gruden has said that Robert Griffin III is “the No. 1 guy” and would run the first-team offense during OTAs and in training camp. Host Grant Paulsen asked…

  11. Need to Know: What will the Redskins QB depth chart look like Week 1?

    May 7, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, May 7, 40 days before the Washington Redskins hold their mandatory 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…

  12. Need to Know: Will any Redskins players be traded before the draft?

    Apr 5, 2015, 6:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, April 5, 25 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. 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…

  13. Need to Know: If the Redskins draft a quarterback, who leaves?

    Apr 3, 2015, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, April 3, 27 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. If a QB comes, who goes? The Redskins might draft another quarterback in the upcoming draft. That’s a possibility, not a certainty. But what is certain is that if…

  14. Need to Know: Redskins starting QB job is Griffin’s to lose

    Mar 26, 2015, 4:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, March 26, 35 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. 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…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins’ quarterback room remains the same–for now

    Mar 18, 2015, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, March 18, 43 days before the Washington Redskins go on the clock at the NFL draft. Redskins QB room remains the same—for now There won’t be any changes in the Redskins’ quarterback room. At least not for now. Colt McCoy has re-signed with the Redskins.…

  16. Need to Know: Who starts–and who finishes–2015 at QB for the Redskins?

    Mar 6, 2015, 5:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, March 6, four days before the Washington Redskins and the rest of the NFL start free agency. Nickel coverage Question of the day Every day I’ll give an in-depth answer to a question submitted by a fan on my Twitter feed, via the Real Redskins…

  17. Despite NFL QB shortage, Redskins will not bring back McCoy

    Mar 5, 2015, 11:30 AM EDT

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    The NFL is facing a quarterback shortage. A number of teams need both starters and backups and the pool of available signal callers in the draft and in free agency is very thin. Some are saying that this diminished QB pool is a good reason for the Redskins to trade Kirk Cousins. The laws of…

  18. It’s not who starts the season for the Redskins at QB, it’s who finishes

    Feb 19, 2015, 7:52 AM EDT

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    INDIANAPOLIS—Jay Gruden’s almost casual announcement at the NFL Combine that Robert Griffin III will be the Redskins’ starting quarterback came as a surprise to just about everyone. “We’ll go into the season with Robert as the No 1 guy and, you know, it’s up to Robert to continue to grow and mature as a quarterback…

  19. Redskins salary cap outlook: Quarterback

    Jan 27, 2015, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Salary cap review: Quarterbacks As Jay Gruden and company finalize the coaching staff in another part of the building at Redskins Park are looking forward to free agency and how best to utilize the approximately $20 million in cap space the Redskins have. Here we’ll take a position-by-position look at the cap situation and explore…

  20. Need to Know: Will Cousins get a chance to compete for the Redskins QB job?

    Dec 30, 2014, 6:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 30, 121 days before the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. Three and out—Cousins’ future in Washington 1. Yesterday was another lesson in how “news” can get bent out of shape. What started out as a small group of reporters chatting with Kirk Cousins…

  21. Need to Know: RG3 injury does not seem to be serious

    Dec 25, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Three and out—How serious is Griffin’s injury? 1. I don’t think that the shoulder injury to Robert Griffin III is very serious. He seemed to be throwing fine during the open part…

  22. Which of the three Redskins QB’s has performed the best this year?

    Dec 12, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Redskins coach Jay Gruden has three quarterbacks to choose from to start his team’s Week 15 game against the Giants, assuming that Colt McCoy is healthy enough to be an option. It appears that Gruden is going to go with McCoy if his sprained neck allows him to do so, with Robert Griffin III being…

  23. Need to Know: An in-season QB competition for the Redskins?

    Dec 11, 2014, 5:34 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 11, three days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–A QB competition? 1. I’ve seen a lot of tweets about who the Redskins’ starting quarterback against the Giants will be floating around out there.…

  24. Need to Know: Redskins get back to work with QB situation up in the air

    Dec 10, 2014, 5:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 10, four days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–Redskins back to work 1. The Redskins get back to work today preparing for the Giants. Wednesday is usually the day that the starting quarterback…

  25. Need to Know: Redskins’ QB situation in disarray

    Dec 9, 2014, 5:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 9, five days before the Washington Redskins go to the Meadowlands to play the New York Giants. Three and out–All options on the table 1. I’m glad that Jeff Fisher enjoyed sending out the six players the Rams obtained in the Robert Griffin III…

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