Sep 1, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 1, six days before the Redskins open their season against the Texans. Nickel coverage Five observations about the Redskins’ 53-man roster: —The waiver claim of Broncos safety Duke Ihenacho makes a lot of sense. It’s hard for a team that’s as needy at safety as…
Aug 20, 2014, 4:32 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 20, three days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Nickel coverage There was plenty of movement during the Redskins’ preseason game against the Browns; some players solidified their grips on a roster spot, others may have moved up the…
Aug 19, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 19, four days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Nickel coverage Five notes from last night’s preseason game against Cleveland: –It was a bumpy performance by Robert Griffin III, literally and figuratively. He has some very good throws, including…
Aug 18, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 18, five days before the Redskins play their third preseason game against the Ravens. Three and out Five Redskins players who will be in the spotlight tonight as they host the Browns in tonight’s preseason game. Brian Orakpo—The Browns are likely to pass a…
Aug 11, 2014, 5:02 AM EDT
RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, August 11, seven days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football. Nickel coverage — Jay Gruden named Adam Hayward special teams captain for the Patriots game. The coach was asked why he did this. “Well, when you have a special teams…
Aug 10, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT
RICHMOND—The good weather continued to hold out here as the Redskins continued to wind down their 2014 training camp. There was plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 70’s. Here are my observations. —Tight ends coach Wes Phillips had a small corps of players to work with. Jordan Reed is still out, apparently still suffering…
Jul 28, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT
RICHMOND—The Redskins held their fifth full practice of training camp in full pads, football pants and all. Here are my observations: —Lined up to return punts were DeSean Jackson, Lache Seastrunk, Richard Crawford, Nick Williams, Rashad Ross, and Chris Thompson. Crawford, Williams, and Thompson each fumbled a punt. —An open-field tackling drill didn’t last long…
Jul 25, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT
RICHMOND—The Redskins went out for their second day of training camp to much friendlier weather than the rain they encountered on Thursday. Skies were sunny and temperatures were moderate for Richmond in late July. Here are my observations from this morning. —Like yesterday, some players were in shells, others wore no pads at all. The…
Jul 17, 2014, 4:55 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, July 17, seven days before the Redskins start training camp. Three and out Here are a few roster thoughts a week from the start of Redskins training camp. —Before OTAs, I had Santana Moss on the wrong side of the roster bubble, figuring that a…
Jun 7, 2014, 5:53 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 7, 10 days before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five thoughts on the Redskins’ depth chart with about six and a half weeks to go until the start of training camp. —I’ll have more on this at some point over…
Jun 3, 2014, 10:25 AM EDT
As the Redskins’ eight draft picks take the first steps in their NFL careers there is plenty of optimism about the career prospects for each of them. But history tells us that some of them will work out and some of them will not. Here is how I see the best-case scenario for each draft…
May 20, 2014, 5:46 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, May 20, seven days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Jay Gruden gave a thumbnail evaluations of his team’s draft picks during rookie minicamp last weekend. Here are five of his comments. G Spencer Long—“He did a great job. From the first day to…
May 18, 2014, 5:41 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 18, nine days before the start of OTAs. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from yesterday’s rookie minicamp: CB Bashaud Breeland is confident, perhaps bordering on cocky. You like that in a corner. What is his game like? I asked him and he had…
May 11, 2014, 10:11 AM EDT
Since we don’t know how the careers of the players picked by the Redskins yesterday will turn out we have to dig in a little more to come up with a grade. Here’s my assessment, feel free to leave yours in the comments. Strategy—C+ They came in with the handicap of not having a first-round…
May 11, 2014, 5:23 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, May 11, five days before the Redskins’ hold their rookie minicamp. Nickel coverage Five things to know about the five players the Redskins took in the draft yesterday: 4th round CB Bashaud Breeland (Clemson) said that he models his game after that of a current…
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