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  1. Need to Know: Fletcher’s streak will be his legacy

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:51 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 19, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel Coverage Three news conferences and two conference calls at Redskins Park on Wednesday makes for a perfect Nickel Coverage package. Here’s one quote from each of them. 1. Mike Shanahan said that…

  2. Need to Know: Shanahan says Redskins’ offense did not change for Cousins

    Dec 17, 2013, 5:22 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 17, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Mike Shanahan’s press conference on Monday 1. Shanahan was asked how the Redskins managed to get through the game with only one sack. Note how he…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins have seen this QB switch before

    Dec 15, 2013, 6:29 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 15, the day the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Dawn of a (mini) era Welcome to the Kirk Cousins era in Washington even though it will only last three games. The insertion of the Redskins’ backup quarterback into the lineup adds a level…

  4. Need to Know: For answers in the Redskins’ saga, follow the money

    Dec 14, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 14, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Follow the money Redskins owner Daniel Snyder did not stand in the way of Mike Shanahan’s plan to shut quarterback Robert Griffin III down for the rest of the season, according to a…

  5. RG3 is angry about being benched unless he isn’t

    Dec 13, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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    Robert Griffin III will not play any more this year no matter what. Even if Kirk Cousins gets hurt and Rex Grossman goes down, Griffin will not play another snap for the rest of the season, according to Mike Shanahan. “If somebody would get injured in the next two games, we would probably bring somebody…

  6. Need to Know: Kyle says he had ‘zero involvement’ in Redskins QB decision

    Dec 13, 2013, 5:13 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 13, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from yesterday at Redskins Park: 1. Jordan Reed missed practice again with a concussion. He has already missed three games. It would be a shame for him…

  7. Shanahan still won’t deny ESPN report

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:55 AM EST

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    Amidst all of the talk of quarterback changes and end of season meetings with the owner, the lead story that came out of Mike Shanahan’s press conference on Wednesday got buried. Given a third chance to deny an ESPN report that was on the verge of quitting at the end of the 2012 season, Shanahan…

  8. Need to Know: Shanahan has no regrets about starting RG3 in Week 1

    Dec 12, 2013, 5:39 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 11, three days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Wednesday’s epic Mike Shanahan news conference (the full transcript is available right here). 1. Does Shanahan have second thoughts about starting Robert Griffin III in Week…

  9. Full transcript Mike Shanahan 12.11.13

    Dec 12, 2013, 5:28 AM EST

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    It was quite a moment at Redskins Park. Here is the complete transcript of Mike Shanahan’s epic press conference on Wednesday,  December 11, 2013 (transcript via Redskins PR). On the decision to start Kirk Cousins at quarterback instead of Robert Griffin III: “Well, the first thing I did is I talked to Dan Snyder about…

  10. Need to Know: Other Redskins ‘distractions’ minor compared to this situation

    Dec 11, 2013, 5:39 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 11, four days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Now THIS is a distraction When things like the Albert Haynesworth controversy or the Redskins name debate pop up some fans and folks in the media immediately label it a distraction. That’s accurate…

  11. Need to Know: Redskins’ top five areas of need

    Dec 10, 2013, 6:15 AM EST

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    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…

  12. Points tell the ugly truth about the 2013 Redskins

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:02 PM EST

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    It looks like coaching change is on the way for the Redskins. The reason on the surface is the complex relationship between Mike Shanahan, Dan Snyder, and Robert Griffin III. But that is just a surface issue. The real problem that is likely to cost Mike Shanahan his job is the fact that in Year…

  13. RG3: ‘It’s not what the game’s about’

    Dec 8, 2013, 5:43 PM EST

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    Robert Griffin III addressed media reports that his head coach was upset with his relationship with team owner Dan Snyder. Well, sort of anyway. “I don’t know about it, still don’t know about it,” he said. “I’m just trying to deal with what I have to deal with right now, thinking about thing game, getting…

  14. Need to Know: Do the Chiefs give the Redskins a blueprint?

    Dec 8, 2013, 6:32 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 8, the day the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Do the Chiefs give a blueprint? A year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were just about where the Redskins are now. At 2-10 after 12 games, they had been eliminated from realistic playoff…

  15. Need to Know: Trent Williams says ‘I feel fine’, expects to play

    Dec 5, 2013, 6:14 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 5, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes from around Redskins Park: 1. Maurice Hurt moved from the PUP list to injured reserve with, according to Mike Shanahan, no specific injury. “I don’t think he really…

  16. Is standing pat with the lineup good for the Redskins in the long term?

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

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    During his Monday press conference, Mike Shanahan essentially shut the door on the Redskins taking a peek at their future. Even though the Redskins are officially eliminated from the playoffs, they will not insert some of their younger players into the lineup to see if they might be long-term solutions for the organizations. “Just because…

  17. Need to Know: Shanahan says Giants focused on stopping Morris

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:41 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 3, five days before the Redskins host the Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. During the Redskins’ second-quarter touchdown drive Robert Griffin III scrambled out of bounds and tried to stop on a hard surface near the stands.…

  18. Need to Know: With the Redskins on the brink of elimination, what’s next?

    Dec 1, 2013, 5:25 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 1, the day the Redskins host the New York Giants. Playing out the string in prime time A loss to the Giants tonight would eliminate the Redskins from the playoffs. Even if they win tonight, Washington would have to win out, the Cowboys would…

  19. Need to Know: Trent Williams blunt about supposed RG3 ‘rift’

    Nov 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, three days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Redskins Park: 1. Robert Griffin III was asked if he had any personal goals or things to work on during the last five weeks…

  20. Griffin needs practice and should take every remaining 2013 snap

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

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    The Redskins have five games left in their season. They are averaging about 70 offensive snaps per game so they have about 350 more offensive plays to run this season. Robert Griffin III needs to be the quarterback for every single one of those. With the team’s playoff chances all but gone, there have been…

  21. Need to Know: Will Redskins’ tempest carry over into tonight’s game?

    Nov 25, 2013, 6:22 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 25, the day the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. What effect will will the controversy have on the field? Does apparent dysfunction and disarray like the Redskins had this week make it difficult for players to focus on the task at hand?…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins’ Hankerson will lose valuable time

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:47 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 21, four days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park 1. Even though Mike Shanahan said that he is a “very long shot” to be activated, Adam Carriker took to the practice field for the…

  23. Need to Know: Shanahan speaks of ‘growing pains’ for RG3

    Nov 19, 2013, 6:34 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 19, six days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five notes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference, with comments: 1. Shanahan had this to say about the end zone interception that killed the Redskins’ miracle rally possibility: You’d always…

  24. Need to Know: Will the Redskins turn up the pass rush heat?

    Nov 15, 2013, 5:32 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 15, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here from the podium at Redskins Park are five notes and quotes from the head coach and coordinators. 1. When the Redskins were 3-6 last year, Jim Haslett unleashed a variety…

  25. Need to Know: Kerrigan says something has to change

    Nov 14, 2013, 5:42 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 14, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here are five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. Ryan Kerrigan talked about the inability of the Redskins’ pass rush to get sacks and pressures when they have the lead…

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