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  1. Need to Know: Redskins camp, Day 3 notes–Gruden hates ‘buddy football’

    Jul 27, 2014, 4:54 AM EST

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    RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, July 27, 11 days before the Redskins open the preseason against the Patriots. Nickel coverage News and notes from the third day of training camp for the 2014 Redskins, which played out under partly cloudy skies and fairly mild late-July temperatures. —Training camps under Mike…

  2. 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…

  3. Need to Know: 5 Redskins notes as they report for minicamp

    Jun 16, 2014, 4:49 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, June 16, one day before the start of Redskins minicamp. Nickel coverage Here are five things you need to know about the Redskins as they prepare for minicamp and the final week of their offseason program. —Today is reporting day for minicamp and practices start…

  4. Shea says former coaches “dropped the ball” on RG3′s fundamentals

    Apr 15, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    Last week USA Today talked to Terry Shea, the quarterback guru who has worked with Robert Griffin III prior to the Redskins taking him in the draft and then again a couple of weeks ago in Arizona. The headline that made the rounds about the article was Shea saying that Griffin “looked 100 percent healthy.”…

  5. Pressure is on Haslett as the handcuffs come off

    Feb 21, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    It’s been out for a while now that Mike Shanahan, who made his reputation as an offensive guru, was involved with Redskins’ defense. In a pre-mortem shortly before Shanahan was fired the Washington Post reported that he called the “Cover-0” blitz that ended up costing the Redskins a 2011 game in Dallas. Jim Haslett recently…

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

    Feb 15, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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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.…

  7. Five reasons why we can’t close the book on the Shanahan era

    Jan 2, 2014, 5:09 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, January 2, 68 days before the start of free agency. Nickel coverage The Mike Shanahan era is over. On Tuesday we took a look at some things that went well during the last four years. Yesterday was about what went wrong. Today, the question is…

  8. Will Bruce Allen being in charge of personnel work for the Redskins?

    Jan 1, 2014, 11:55 AM EST

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    “The control will be mine.” With those five words, Bruce Allen notified us of a seismic shift in the power structure of the Washington Redskins. Mike Shanahan’s departure left a power vacuum in the personnel decisions department and Allen stepped right into it. Was it a good idea for Daniel Snyder to give this power…

  9. Need to Know: Five things that went wrong for Shanahan’s Redskins

    Jan 1, 2014, 5:26 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this 2014 New Year’s Day, 249 days before the opening Sunday of the 2014 NFL season. Nickel coverage The Mike Shanahan era is over. Yesterday we took a look at some things that went well for the during the last four years. Today we’ll ring in the…

  10. Need to Know: Five good things from the Shanahan era

    Dec 31, 2013, 4:49 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this 2013 New Year’s Eve, 250 days before the opening Sunday of the 2014 NFL season. Nickel coverage The Mike Shanahan era is over. This morning we look at some of the good things the team accomplished since 2010. Tomorrow we’ll turn our attention to the bad.…

  11. Redskins’ statement on Shanahan firing

    Dec 30, 2013, 11:04 AM EST

    For continuous coverage, stick here and check out Redskins Pulse on CSNwashington.com. From Redskins PR: LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have relieved Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan of his duties with the team. “Redskins fans deserve a better result,” Owner Daniel M. Snyder said. “We thank Mike for his…

  12. Need to Know: Five questions–What’s next for the Redskins?

    Dec 30, 2013, 4:58 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 29, 251 days before the opening Sunday of the 2014 NFL season. Nickel coverage According to multiple reports, Mike Shanahan will be fired this morning when he meets with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. Although that will be the end for Shanahan, it will be…

  13. Multiple reports say Shanahan is out

    Dec 29, 2013, 12:32 PM EST

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    Glazer, Schefter, and the Washington Post are all reporting that Mike Shanahan is out as Redskins head coach. Catch some details on CSN Washington. Your comments, as always, are welcome.

  14. Need to Know: Buckle your seat belts, Redskins fans

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:04 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 29, the day the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Buckle your seat belts It looks like we are about to enter crazy time, folks. The firing of Mike Shanahan appears to be inevitable. It is likely to happen by the time the…

  15. Should Mike Shanahan stay or go?

    Dec 28, 2013, 9:11 AM EST

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    If you are reading this post you probably know that Mike Shanahan is very much in danger of being fired soon after tomorrow’s game against the Giants. The conventional wisdom is that his departure is inevitable. But is it the right move for owner Daniel Snyder to make? There certainly are people who want Shanahan…

  16. Need to Know: Redskins quotes of the year

    Dec 28, 2013, 6:55 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 28, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Here are the five best/most significant Redskins quotes of the year (h/t to @michaelpRTD who reminded me of a few I’d forgotten): Receiver Pierre Garçon: “We have the potential to…

  17. Need to Know: Redskins coaches have learned to deal with uncertainty

    Dec 27, 2013, 5:36 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 27, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five quotes and notes from yesterday’s head coach and coordinator news conferences: 1. In the likely event that Mike Shanahan departs from the organization, the films from practices will stay…

  18. Mike Shanahan news conference transcript 12.26.13

    Dec 27, 2013, 5:03 AM EST

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    On linebacker Brian Orakpo: “Rak did not practice today. It [groin] was sore and we’ll see how he does tomorrow.” On if Orakpo will sit out Sunday in order to prevent further injury: “Well, if we feel he can’t go, he won’t go. But ‘Rak, like the rest of our players, if he can play,…

  19. Need to Know: Garçon a free agent move that worked out for Redskins

    Dec 26, 2013, 5:27 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 26, three days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage There was business conducted at Redskins Park on Tuesday; the building was closed yesterday for Christmas. Here are some notes and quotes from Tuesday: 1. Not every move Mike Shanahan…

  20. Need to Know: Shanahan expects quick resolution

    Dec 24, 2013, 5:11 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 24, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. As noted here yesterday, Shanahan said after the game that he thought there was a block in the back…

  21. Loss leaves Garçon in no mood to celebrate record

    Dec 22, 2013, 5:53 PM EST

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    Pierre Garçon set a Redskins team record that had stood for nearly 30 years but he wasn’t in much of a mood to revel in his accomplishment afterward. With about six minutes left in the third quarter, Garçon caught a 19-yard pass from Kirk Cousins, his 107th catch of the year. That broke the Redskins…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins step into spoiler role

    Dec 22, 2013, 5:57 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 22, the day the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage When you have nothing to play for, you find something to play for. Although a Redskins win won’t help them in any way involving the NFL standings—they have locked up last place…

  23. Mike Shanahan won’t comment on RG3′s coachability

    Dec 20, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

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    On Tuesday an article came that claimed that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is not very coachable. The report contains an account of Griffin openly ignoring advice from his position coach during a game. When Mike Shanahan was asked about the report during his news conference on Wednesday he brushed it off. ““If you want…

  24. Need to Know: Haslett makes case for ‘elite’ Orakpo

    Dec 20, 2013, 5:55 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 20, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Thursday’s press conferences. 1.Nothing against former Denver center J. D. Walton, who the Redskins claimed off of waivers yesterday. But this transaction makes no sense. “No,…

  25. Mike Shanahan news conference transcript 12.19.13

    Dec 19, 2013, 6:47 PM EST

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    Transcript of Mike Shanahan’s news conference Thursday 12.19.13 (from Redskins PR) On the injury report: “The first thing that we were talking about is [tight end] Jordan Reed will be out for the remainder of the season. He did see a specialist today in Pittsburgh and they recommended for him to stay away, or at…

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